KTV Outlets In Singapore That Are Now Open (Some Until 1am) — So You Can Take Pics, Eat, Celebrate Birthdays. But No Singing, Please
Which KTV outlets are worth going to right now, even as singing is still prohibited?
Yes, you can now book karaoke rooms, but under current Covid-19 restrictions, singing is still not allowed in karaoke outlets. Still, some KTV outlets have reopened, with crowd favourite Teo Heng KTV the latest to join the fray. But what good is booking a karaoke room if you can’t belt it out like you’re Taylor Swift or Jay Chou? As it turns out, you can still have fun at KTV, as long as you love hanging out with your friends as much as you fancy yourself the next Blackpink.
Which KTV outlets in Singapore are open and are worth going to, even as singing is still prohibited?
K.Star Singapore’s Plaza Singapura and Suntec City outlets have reopened as music bars. But that’s not why people are making rezzos here. The trippy, kitschy themed rooms make for great backdrops for photos. Pic with life-sized astronaut in tutu skirt? Check. Hang out in Kaws-themed room for your hypebeast pal’s birthday? They’ve got your back — and will even throw in free decorations for celebrations. Little wonder people have been holding birthday parties, hen’s nights, and even wedding proposals here. Room rates start at $25 per hour for the smallest party room, which holds a maximum of six, and includes food and drinks. A birthday celebration booking starts at $118++, while happy hour prices for free-flow beer range from $28 (off peak hours from 4-7pm) to $38 per person (peak hours from 7-10pm).
K.Star Singapore is at #04-09 Plaza Singapura and #02-727 Suntec City Tower 3. Open daily 2-11pm. More info at https://www.facebook.com/K.StarSingapore/.
Pre-pandemic, Teo Heng KTV Studio was well-known (and loved) for its wallet-friendly prices. Now that its Bedok Point and Causeway Point outlets (and soon, its JCube branch) have finally reopened, prices at this no-frills KTV chain remain the most affordable of the lot. Room rates start from $4 for a small room for up to three people to $15 for a large room that can accommodate up to eight. While no singing is allowed, you can book these rooms to hang out, study, work or, like the folks at Teo Heng KTV suggest, to do your livestreams. If you need simple, fuss-free sustenance, there are simple microwaveable meals from $3.60 and canned drinks from $1 available as well. Read more about Teo Heng’s reopening here.
Teo Heng KTV Causeway Point is at #05-01, 1 Woodlands Square. Teo Heng KTV Bedok Point is at #03-08/11, 799 New Upper Changi Rd. Open daily 10am-1am. More info at https://www.facebook.com/ktvteoheng/.
If you’re on the hunt for somewhere that’s centrally located but won’t burn a hole in your wallet, then Cash Studio Family Karaoke — with outlets at Prinsep Street, Clarke Quay Central and Singpost Centre in Paya Lebar — could be your answer. For $13.90 per person (maximum of eight per room) you get to book the room for three hours. Food and drinks are sold at an additional cost.
Cash Studio Karaoke at 72 Prinsep Street, #03-57/8 Clarke Quay Central and B1-144/5/6 Singpost Centre. Open daily from 2pm to 1am (alcohol sold until 10.30pm). More info at https://www.facebook.com/cashstudiokaraoke/.
The folks at HaveFun Karaoke still want to live up to their moniker, even if you can’t exactly karaoke right now. Instead, think of this KTV joint as an F&B outlet. You can use their room (maximum of eight people per room) as long as you buy food and/or drinks. The grub sold here is simple and standard — it runs the gamut from finger food and Western stall fare such as chicken chop set meals from $8.80, to mala bowls or ramen in some outlets.
HaveFun Karaoke outlets in Bugis Cube, 313@Somerset, SAFRA Toa Payoh open daily from 2.30-10.30pm; Downtown East, Nex Serangoon, SAFRA Yishun open daily from 11.30am-10.30pm. More info at https://www.havefunkaraoke.com/.
Photos: Facebook/K.Star Singapore, Jackson Teo/Teo Heng KTV, Cash Studio Family Karaoke, HaveFun Karaoke