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$108 for a fish? Meal prices the result of high rents, say Boat Quay restaurants

Published on Aug 22, 2014 8:32 AM
Pedestrians walk past restaurants along Boat Quay. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

A riverside dinner left a bad taste in the mouth of one British tourist, who was shocked to find that two live sea bass set him back $108 each at a Boat Quay restaurant.

In April, a Filipino family had to foot a thousand-dollar bill for their meal.

However, restaurants there say they are not out to make a quick buck, and defended their pricing yesterday.

They say that the prices are a result of the area's high rents, which have almost doubled in the last five years.

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