2 Former Nightlife Operators Had Their Food Licences Revoked Permanently for COVID-19 Breaches

After the whole KTV-related hoo-hah, which contributed to a previous spike in cases, it’s only rational to assume that relevant authorities will be scrutinising them really closely.

Like how a wife would eye her man, after the latter allegedly bought “mangoes” from some decrepit place.

Yet it seems that even with an iron-clad rule, some places still try to test the system.

Or in this case, tried.

2 Former Nightlife Operators Had Their Food Licences Revoked Permanently for COVID-19 Breaches

Two former nightlife operators, which converted to food and beverage (F&B) in light of the pandemic, have had their food licenses revoked on a permanent basis.

The reason? They were found guilty of breaching COVID-19 safe management measures.

In a statement on 17 September 2021, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) revealed the offending outlets to be Carlsberg Sports Bar at Waterfront Plaza and Club Royal along Beach Road.

“Wait, they were allowed to reopen?” you may wonder.

Well, let’s just say that it was a half-half situation.

Carlsberg Sports Bar, for one, was allowed to reopen. After passing inspections, they were granted a conditional permit to reopen on 3 September 2021.

Instead of cherishing the second chance, however, they chose to test the waters. In a follow-up inspection, they were found to have allowed hostessing activities.

They also failed to ensure that their closed-circuit television (CCTV) was on at all times.

As such, the outlet swiftly had its food license and conditional permit permanently revoked.

Meanwhile, Club Royal had, actually, not been given the go-ahead to reopen.

But they did so anyway.

Apparently, customers were found dining at the premises.

As such, the outlet had its food license revoked permanently.

In the wake of the incidents, MSE has stated that they will continue to implement routine checks to ensure the proper practice of safety measures.

“Firm enforcement action will be taken against operators and individuals who flout the measures,” they said. “This includes prosecution and revocation of licences for food, public entertainment and liquor.”


Since 1 September 2021, more than 670 premises and around 510 individuals have been checked.

15 establishments were ordered to close for at least ten days for flouting COVID-19 rules. They are:

  • On Dol at Tanjong Pagar Road
  • Awfully Chocolate + Cafe at Great World City
  • Beerthai at Golden Mile Complex
  • I-BAR & BISTRO at Prinsep Place
  • Ky Anh Quan (Samsim Vietnam Cuisine) at Joo Chiat Road
  • Lap Vietnamese Restaurant at Joo Chiat Road
  • Nagara Thai at City Square Mall
  • Nana Original Thai Food at Far East Plaza
  • Ninja Eateries at Golden Mile Complex
  • NTUC Foodfare at Ang Mo Kio Hub
  • Penyet Town at Kinex
  • Sanook Kitchen at Eastpoint Mall
  • Yu Kee Specialities at Sembawang Shopping Centre
  • My Briyani House at East Coast Park Marine Cove

Meanwhile, 18 outlets were fined S$1,000 each for safety breaches. They are:

  • Beerlok at Dunlop Street
  • Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut at Lucky Plaza
  • Big Fish Small Fish at Bugis Junction
  • Burger King at Paya Lebar Square
  • Cheers Bro Bistro at Upper Weld Road
  • Chun Yang at Orchard Central
  • Diandin Leluk at Golden Mile Complex
  • Haidilao Hot Pot at VivoCity
  • Ji De Chi at Jurong Point Shopping Centre
  • Omote at Thomson Plaza
  • Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel
  • Si Wei CC at Mosque Street
  • Sofra Turkish & Restaurant at Marina Square
  • Sushi Express at Sun Plaza
  • Tapas Club at Orchard Central
  • The Peacock at Upper Weld Road
  • Xiao Chun Niang Chicken Hotpot at Geylang Road
  • Yaleju-Tong Bei Huo Guo at Geylang Road

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Featured Image: Facebook (Carlsberg Sports Bar Singapore; Club Royal)