The Teo Heng KTV outlet at Bedok Point has closed as of Aug. 1.
A Facebook post revealed the sad news on July 31, saying that it "saddens (them)" to announce the closure.
Teo Heng thanked everyone for their past support, adding that they "hope to hang on" until they are able to reopen.
No more outlets in the east
8world news reported that Teo Heng director Jean Teo explained that the closure of the Bedok Point outlet is due to the expiry of the rental contract and the fact that Bedok Point will be undergoing redevelopment.
She also explained that they are unable to open the outlet at Ci Yuan Community Club due to the rise in community cases and some issues with the tenancy contract.
Teo thanked Bedok Point for being such a supportive landlord during this trying period, and said they hope to operate in Bedok Point after the redevelopment.
Other Teo Heng outlets
The Bedok Point outlet, which opened four years ago, is among the numerous outlets that have closed over the past 1.5 years. In July last year, it was announced that seven of their outlets (out of 14) will be closed.
Currently, four Teo Heng outlets at Causeway point, JCube, Star Vista and Junction 10 have pivoted to become co-working and studying spaces.
The rates start from S$4/hour. Customers can still bring their own food and drinks, and prices for canned drinks at Teo Heng remain at S$1.
Teo previously told Mothership that all they hope to achieve is to earn enough to pay for their rent and workers' salaries during this period.
As KTV lounges were put in the spotlight following a KTV cluster, several 'family KTVs' in Singapore — Teo Heng included – had petitioned to be classified "separately" from the nightclubs and lounges with hostesses.
Top photo via Teo Heng KTV.