16 Jun '11, 11pm

Expat alleges overcharging by Boat Quay seafood restaurant

Expat alleges overcharging by Boat Quay seafood restaurant

SINGAPORE: Company director Ian McArthur could hardly believe his eyes when he saw the bill for lunch with his friend on Wednesday: It came up to $1,107.32, including S$348.80 for a 1.6kg lobster and $564 for a 3kg crab. The Scot, who has been working here since last October, told TODAY: "I thought, 'It must be wrong. I can't believe this.'" Mr McArthur then approached the staff of Forum Seafood Village - a restaurant at Boat Quay - seeking an explanation. He was told that those were the market prices. But Mr McArthur told TODAY that the staff did not inform them how much the crustaceans weighed or the total cost before cooking the food. "It wasn't just the price. We feel that we were misled that's why we were upset about it," he added. Apart from the king crab and lobster, Mr McArthur and his friend had a plate of fried rice and four glasses of beer. Alleging that he was ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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