Singapore

Final Zouk party 
at Jiak Kim Street

Since its launch in March 1991, Zouk has been a trendsetter, appealing to a crowd spanning generations, and it is still going strong today.

Tonight, Zouk will host its last party at Jiak Kim Street, after being there for 25 years.

It is expected to be a full house, with 4,000 people turning up at the award-winning club.

Doors at the club's new location, Clarke Quay, will open on Dec 17.

Regular party-goers were nostalgic about the good times.

Miss Amy Tashiana, 50, a freelance fashion coordinator, has been going to Zouk since day one.

"People would go there to make a fashion statement," the former model said.

"Zouk was the only club in Singapore which played music like house and techno."

She reminisced about Zouk's popular Mambo Jambo nights held every Wednesday.

Miss Tashiana said: "Mambo Jambo nights were unique and fun. They played all the older music (by singers) like Rick Astley and Bananarama."

Miss Nadya Neo, 19, who has partied at Zouk with her mother, told TNP: "I love the music, the themes and the atmosphere at Zouk. I go there with my mum because she's extremely easy to hang out with, and she knows most of my friends."

She added: "I will miss the fact that at Jiak Kim, Zouk is exclusive.

"The entire Jiak Kim practically 'belongs' to Zouk, and there's a certain atmosphere once I turn into Jiak Kim Street."

Miss Tashiana said: "It's time for the younger generation to take over, and hopefully they will maintain the glamorous time that we had over the years at Zouk Jiak Kim.

"What is Zouk without the divas?"

The move to Clarke Quay will be an "opportune moment to progress and to evolve from its Jiak Kim predecessor", said Miss Sofie Chandra, who heads the marketing and events division at Zouk. "

The new place, she added, promises to take all party-goers into a new era of party experiences while keeping the essence of the Zouk spirit.

"Zouk will continue to deliver top-notch quality of dance music and service excellence," Miss Chandra said.

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