60 F&B establishments penalised for breaching safe management measures

36 F&B outlets were ordered to close, 21 F&B establishments were fined, and three nightlife establishments had their food licenses permanently revoked.

Shannon Kuan

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Published: 8 October 2021, 5:00 PM

Thirty-six F&B outlets were ordered to shut down while another 21 F&B outlets were fined for breaches of safe management measures and vaccination differentiated safe management measures since mid-September, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) said on Friday (Oct 8).

Three pivoted nightlife establishments have also had their food licenses permanently revoked.

Vaccination differentiated safe management measures breaches

During the month of September, agencies have checked over 600 premises and 900 individuals for adherence to VDS. Four F&B outlets were found to have allowed individuals without a cleared vaccination status to enter or remain within their premises to consume food or drinks.

Two outlets were ordered to close for 10 days, while the other two were fined $1,000 each. 

The four penalised establishments include:

  1. Luci’s Kitchen (304 Orchard Road, #02-58, Lucky Plaza)
  2. New Shapla Restaurant (37 Desker Road)
  3. Purn Rao KTV & Pub (5001 Beach Road, #02-81, Golden Mile Complex)
  4. Yong Xing Mei Wei (10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-29, PLQ)

Safe management measures breaches

The 34 F&B outlets that were ordered to close for safe management measures breaches had either allowed customers to play card games in the premises, failed to ensure customers adhered to the permitted group size, or failed to ensure safe distancing of at least one metre between groups of customers.

The 34 outlets are:

  1. Akshaya (460 Alexandra Road, #01-03, Alexandra Retail Centre)
  2. Al-Bismi Restaurant (41 Dickson Road)
  3. Badriya Indian Muslim Food (541 Jurong West Avenue 1, #01-1040)
  4. Bazuka (122 Arab Street, #02-00)
  5. Beans Party Western (17 Petir Road, #01-35/36/37, Hillion Mall)
  6. Bottoms Up Cafe and Bistro (212 Telok Ayer Street)
  7. D’Sweet (145 Jalan Besar)
  8. Gayatri Restaurant (112 Race Course Road)
  9. Hide & Seek (11 Sam Leong Road, #04-06, Trio Mall) 
  10. Hideout (500 Jalan Sultan, #01-19, Hotel Boss)
  11. Ho1e In The Wall (11 East Coast Road, #01-03)
  12. Killiney Kopitiam (304 Orchard Road, #01-10, Lucky Plaza)
  13. Kopitiam (4 Tampines Central 5, #04-27/28/29, Tampines Mall)
  14. Lu La (17 Ann Siang Road)
  15. Malaysia Boleh (53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #B2-41/42, AMK Hub)
  16. Mr Youtiao (2 Tampines Central 5, #B1-19, Century Square)
  17. NC Recreation Club (29 Tai Seng Ave, #07-05)
  18. New Delhi Restaurant (64 Race Course Road)
  19. Pizzakaya (50 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-11, JEM)
  20. Pizzamaru (78 Airport Boulevard, #04-222, Jewel)
  21. Rumah Makan Minang (1 Tampines Walk, #B1-47A, Our Tampines Hub)
  22. Shanghai (8 Ubi Road 2, #01-01, #01-02, Zervex)
  23. Shi Li Fang (2 Jurong East Central 1, #02-08A, JCube)
  24. Sushiro (21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, #03-10/11/12, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall)
  25. The Base Bistro (401 Macpherson Road, #B1-01 Macpherson Mall, Singapore 368125)
  26. The drink stall at Detian Coffeeshop (59 New Upper Changi Road, #01-1260)
  27. The Idle (21 Media Circle, #01-05, Infinite Studios)
  28. The STARZ Bistro (66 East Coast Road, #03-01)
  29. Tipsy Bunny (50 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-05, JEM)
  30. Toast Box (180 Kitchener Road, #01-43, City Square Mall)
  31. Tuckshop (1 Maritime Square, #03-19/20/21, Harbourfront Centre)
  32. Ubin First Stop Restaurant (Block 1202, #01-02, East Coast Park Seafood Centre)
  33. Xiao Chun Niang Chicken Hotpot (233 Geylang Road)
  34. Ye Yint Café (111 North Bridge Road, #03-36, Peninsula Plaza)

Another 19 outlets were fined for various safe management measures breaches including gathering in groups larger than the allowed group size, playing music or video recordings, allowing singing, failing to ensure workers wore masks, failing to ensure contact tracing was done for employees, and not ensuring a safe distance of at least a metre between seated customers.

The 19 outlets fined are:

  1. Dumpling Darlings (44 Amoy Street)
  2. Gaston (25 Keong Saik Rd)
  3. Greendot (23 Serangoon Central, #02-K2/K3/K4, NEX)
  4. Kaffe & Toast (10 Eunos Road 8, #B1-157, SingPost Centre)
  5. Kubes (31 Campbell Lane)
  6. Kucina (11 Tanjong Katong Road, #B1-09/10, Kinex)
  7. L.K Maju Restaurant (51 Rowell Road)
  8. Maduro (40 Harding Road, #03-00)
  9. C8 Private Limited (8B Circular Road)
  10. NY Night Market (1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-116, Vivocity)
  11. Oh My Bistro (9 Yio Chu Kang road #01-12, Space@Kovan, Singapore 545523)
  12. Om Murugan Vilas Idly (115 Dunlop Street)
  13. Putien (80 Marine Parade Road, #02-13, Parkway Parade)
  14. Rui Chen International Pte Ltd (53 Jalan Sultan)
  15. Rumours Beach Club (40 Siloso Beach Walk)
  16. SBCD Korean Tofu House (9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-114, Millenia Walk)
  17. Sri Guru Restaurant (3 Rowell Road)
  18. Sunday Folks (44 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens, #01-52)
  19. Xixiang Kaya Kopitiam (10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-17, PLQ)

Permanent revocation of licence for pivoted nightlife establishments

Three pivoted nightlife establishments had their food licenses permanently revoked after being found to be operating with dine-in patrons, despite not being allowed to re-open.

The nightlife establishments forced to shut down are:

  1. Moung Sakhon (5001 Beach Road, #03-45, Golden Mile Complex)
  2. Parklato Pte Ltd (35 Selegie Road, #01-14/25, Parklane Shopping Mall)
  3. Prajin Karaoke (5001 Beach Road, #03-77, Golden Mile Complex)

The authorities also urged F&B operators and patrons to comply with the safe management measures. It added that agencies will be stepping up checks on F&B and pivoted nightlife establishments.

Firm enforcement actions will be taken against operators and individuals who fail to comply with SMMs, including the proper wearing of masks. These include the prosecution and revocation of licences for food, public entertainment, and liquor.

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