COVID: Marche, Don Don Donki outlets, 14 other F&B places to close for 10 days

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Ma Cuisine restaurant was found to have allowed a group of six to be seated across multiple tables on 25 June. (PHOTO: Urban Redevelopment Authority)
Ma Cuisine restaurant was found to have allowed a group of six to be seated across multiple tables on 25 June. (PHOTO: Urban Redevelopment Authority)

SINGAPORE — Sixteen food-and-beverage (F&B) premises - including the Marche outlet at 313@Somerset and the Don Don Donki Food Court at The Central - were ordered to close for breaching safe management measures (SMMs) in the past week.

The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) said in a media release on Thursday (1 July) that another 13 F&B outlets and 14 individuals have been issued composition fines for similar offences. 

More than 1,500 advisories were also issued to individuals for breaching SMMs at parks and beaches.

Ordered to close for 10 days

The 16 F&B premises were ordered to close for breaches such as allowing groups of more than two individuals from different households to be seated across multiple tables; allowing more than two individuals to be seated at the same table; permitting intermingling between groups; and multiple failures to ensure patrons across tables were seated at least one metre apart. 

The F&B premises are:

  1. Shu-kuu Sakaba (8 Stanley Street): to close for 10 days from 25 June to 4 July.

  2. Don Don Donki Food Court (The Central): to close for 10 days from 1 to 10 July.

  3. Komala Vilas (76-78 Serangoon Road): to close for 10 days from 29 June to 8 July.

  4. Beauty Jade Bar (571 Balestier Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July. Operator also fined fined $1,000 for breaching SMMs.

  5. Web Pub & Karaoke (156, Joo Chiat Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July.

  6. 155 Music Lounge (155, Joo Chiat Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July.

  7. Club Echo (256, Joo Chiat Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July.

  8. Kentucky Fried Chicken (901 East Coast Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July.

  9. Singapore Straits Wine Company (930 East Coast Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July.

  10. Ma Cuisine (38 Craig Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July 2021

  11. Thai-Khun (Blk 3D River Valley Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July.

  12. Vola Kitchen & Bar (32/34 Pagoda Street): to close for 10 days from 26 June to 5 July.

  13. Marche (313@Somerset): to close for 10 days from 26 June to 5 July.

  14. Maddie’s Kitchen (Far East Plaza): to close for 10 days from 26 June to 5 July.

  15. Great White (Cuppage Plaza): to close for 10 days from 27 June to 6 July.

  16. Ebar (57 Neil Road): to close for 10 days from 30 June to 9 July.

Three premises fined $2,000 for repeated offences

MSE said in its media release that 10 F&B premises were also fined $1,000 each for breaching SMMs such as seating groups of customers less than one metre apart and playing loud music for customers. 

Three others were fined $2,000 each for repeated offences of seating groups of customers less than one metre apart and playing loud music as a form of entertainment.

The premises are:

  • Fined $1,000 each: Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore (9 Upper East Coast Road), Mikawa Yakitori Bar (81 Upper East Coast Road), New Jin Wee Restaurant (928 East Coast Road), Cash Studio (72 Prinsep Street), Paul Bakery (Paragon), Ichikokudo Ramen (313@Somerset), Max’s Restaurant (Far East Plaza), The Singapura Club (26 Haji Lane), Melodies Pub and KTV (3 Thong Soon Avenue), and BB 373 Foodhouse (373 Bukit Batok Street 31).

  • Fined $2,000 each: Chicken Up (48 Tanjong Pagar Road), Deluxy (470 North Bridge Road), Pilipino Café (Lucky Plaza).

Another 14 individuals were fined $300 each for gathering in groups larger than two while in an F&B outlet and for failing to wear a mask when they were not eating or drinking.

The Singapore Tourism Board has also concluded investigations against the 11 individuals who gathered in a room in Orchard Hotel for a birthday celebration in February. They have been issued composition fines of $300 each for gathering in a group larger than the permitted group size, which was eight at the time of the offence.

Advisories for breaches in parks and beaches

More than 1,500 advisories were issued to individuals for breaching SMMs from 25 to 27 June in parks and beaches managed by the National Parks Board (NParks). 

These breaches included not wearing masks when not engaging in strenuous exercises and gathering in groups larger than the permitted group size.

All water play areas, water recreational facilities, campsites and barbecue pits in NParks-managed parks and gardens will remain closed until further notice. 

NParks will also temporarily close access to some parks, sections of beaches, lawns, and facilities – such as hard courts, shelters and car parks – when these areas get too crowded or where people remain non-compliant with SMMs.

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