Singapore Tourism Board director apologizes to Filipino family over complaint of being overcharged after feasting on expensive Alaskan king crab at Singapore seafood restaurant, 15 May 2014
After he and his family received a $1200bill from Boat Quay during their stay, De La Salle College of St. Benilde professor Santiago Caaway was called up by the director of Singapore Tourism Board to apologize.
This is according to Caaway’s wife, Carolyn, in a message to Thursday.
My husband has told me that just this morning, the Director of the Singapore Tourism Board called him up to personally apologize for what happened. He will be following up the case to make sure we are properly remunerated. Let’s hope everything goes well. We do not want this to happen to other tourists from our country and that is the reason why we allowed it to be publicized in Singapore. Thanks, God bless, have a good day ahead.” Carolyn said.
After the story was posted in or Straits Times Online Mobile Print a citizen-journalists blog in Singapore entitled “Filipino family receives $1,200 bill for dinner at Boat Quay—which includes $707 Alaskan king crab” the story became viral online. Full story