While cinemas are allowed to resume operations in phase 2, it may be quite a while before karaoke outlets are able to reopen. And it looks like the bad news just keeps coming, for karaoke lovers at least.
Teo Heng is well-known for offering one of the cheapest deals among all the karaoke outlets in Singapore, by charging rates per room instead of per person.
However, in the current landscape, it may see half of its 14 outlets closing. This includes its very first outlet in Katong Shopping Centre, which has been in operation for more than 30 years.
Unable to do business since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Teo Heng founder Jackson Teo said "It's very bad" four times in an interview with Shin Min Daily News, when asked about his company's current situation.
According to him, the leases of Teo Heng's outlets in Katong Shopping Centre and Sembawang Shopping Centre will expire in August, which means they'll be the first ones to close.
The Katong branch has already moved out all equipment, while the branch in Sembawang will be emptied in the coming days.