Perhaps thanks to their marketing efforts, there seem to be a lot of hype about this new Café del Mar. The place's beautiful, with music pumping throughout the night (though I don't particularly liked them).
Chilling out there with a couple of friends was overall a pretty pleasant experience. But honestly, it failed to capture my heart. And being located all the way out in Sentosa didn't help.
If good service is what you really like, this is THE place to visit for your photography equipment needs. For the few times I've been there, Samuel and Leslie were REALLY friendly and helpful.
The staffs all seem to have great product knowledge, and they really do give you honest opinions on which product would be more suitable for your needs.
They are not perfect, of course. Their prices may be a little higher than some cheaper photography shops in Singapore, but they are still very reasonable. And being a small shop with all the staffs providing excellent service, it is inevitable that the shop can get crowded at times, and getting any service at all can be difficult.
So do drop by during non-peak hours, and you will be amazed by the service they provide. I was so surprised that Sam could already remember me by name after patronizing them only once!