The Pangea, a nightclub in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands casino, offers the Asia’s most expensive libation, garnished with a one-carat diamond.
It’s just the sort of thing you might expect from a resort owned by Las Vegas mogul and militant Ziocon Sheldon Adelson, the man bankrolling — along with the Koch brothers — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
Patrick Winn of the Global Post has the story:
Do you ever lie awake at night, unsettled by fears that the Western world is collapsing, all while Asia’s elites grow increasingly rich and hold decadent parties that you’ll never be invited to?
You may be on to something. Introducing the “Jewel of Pangaea,” a cocktail sold in Singapore for $26,000. That is roughly the per-capita GDP of Greece in a glass.
The Jewel of Pangaea is not slid across a counter by some sweaty barkeep. It is prepared by a man in white gloves who retrieves fancy bottles out of a steel suitcase. As you’ll see in the video below, the drink is defended at all times by five intimidating bodyguards.
Here’s the nightclub’s promo for the cocktail, a true exemplar of plutocratic narcissism:
And here’s how Adelson describes his resort:
Located along the Marina Bay waterfront, Marina Bay Sands features three cascading hotel towers topped by an extraordinary sky park, ‘floating’ crystal pavilions, a lotus-inspired Museum, retail stores featuring cutting-edge labels and international luxury brands, trendy Celebrity Chef restaurants, endless entertainment at the theaters, the hottest night clubs and a Las Vegas-style casino. Business visitors will also enjoy the extensive Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) facilities featuring state-of-the-art technology, highly flexible exhibition halls, and a convention centre that can host over 45,000 delegates. Marina Bay Sands seamlessly combines business and leisure into a singular destination unlike any other.
Adelson’s also the bloke who conned the bankrupt Spanish government into bankrolling most of the construction costs for his massive EuroVegas gambling complex planned for Madrid.
And just remember, plutocrats, when you tossing down that pricey potion, you’re helping Mitt and getting Likkuded-up while you’re getting liquored up!