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Eight F&B outlets closed, 14 outlets and 32 individuals fined for breaching safe management measures

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A total of 22 outlets and 32 individuals have been affected for breaching safe management measures in September.

Eight food and beverage outlets were ordered to close, said the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE) on Tuesday (Sep 29).  

Among the outlets forced to close include Brewerkz at Riverside Point, Siam Square Mookata in Punggol and Chicken Up in Tanjong Pagar. 

Details of the offences at the eight F&B outlets and the orders for closure are below: 

1. Brewerkz 

On Sep 12, officers detected a group of eight individuals seated across two tables and intermingling at Brewerkz, 30 Merchant Road, Riverside Point, #01-07, at 8.45pm. 

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) issued an order requiring the operator to close the premises from Sep 25 to Oct 4. 

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A group of eight individuals were seen not observing safe distancing measures.
PHOTO CREDIT: URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 

2. Siam Square Mookata Pte Ltd

On Sep 16, officers arrived at 10.45pm and observed patrons at two tables consuming alcohol at Siam Square Mookata Pte Ltd at 3 Punggol Point Road, #02-01, The Punggol Settlement. 

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) issued an order requiring the operator to close the premises from Sep 19 to Sep 28.

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Patrons were caught consuming alcohol past 10.30pm.
PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE FOOD AGENCY

3. 59 New Upper Changi Road

On Sep 16, officers found individuals at four tables consuming alcohol at 10.50pm at the outdoor refreshment area at 59 New Upper Changi Road, #01-1248.

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The alcoholic beverages were sold and served from a drinks stall at the coffee shop.
PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE FOOD AGENCY

SFA issued an order requiring the operator of the drinks stall to close the premises from Sep 19 to Sep 28.

4. Ggang Tong

On Sep 16, Ggang Tong, located at 60/62/64 Tanjong Pagar Road, was observed at 9.05pm to have admitted 12 patrons seated across two tables.

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The patrons were observed intermingling and sharing food with one another across tables.
PHOTO CREDIT: URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

URA issued an order requiring the operator to close the premises from Sep 25 to Oct 4.

5. Chicken Up

On Sep 18, Chicken Up, located at 48/50 Tanjong Pagar Road, was observed to have admitted 10 patrons seated across two tables and intermingling at 9.15pm. URA issued an order requiring the operator to close the premises from Sep 26 to Oct 5.

6. Jalan Membina

On Sep 19, officers observed a patron consuming alcohol at 11.20pm at the outdoor refreshment area at J.Membina, Blk 26 Jalan Membina #01-01. SFA issued an order requiring the operator of the drinks stall at #01-01 to close the premises from Sep 23 to Oct 2.

7. Jamboree Bar & Café at Orchard Towers

On Sep 25, officers observed individuals intermingling with different groups of patrons seated at different tables at Jamboree Bar & Café at Orchard Towers. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) issued an order requiring the operator of Jamboree Bar & Café to close the premises from Sep 26 to Oct 4.

8. Café de Muse

On Sep 25, Café de Muse was observed to have groups of individuals queuing at the entrance without observing a safe distance. STB issued an order requiring the operator of Café de Muse to close the premises from Sep 26 to Oct 4.

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Temperature screening for patrons was also not in place, and the seats between patrons were less than a metre apart.
PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD

Another 13 F&B outlets were fined $1,000 for breaching SMMs. One outlet was fined $2,000 for repeated offences such as admitting and seating groups of more than five together, allowing groups to intermingle between tables, seating groups of customers less than one metre apart, and not ensuring food handlers wear their masks properly.

Fines issued to individuals

A total of 32 individuals were fined $300 each for gathering and sitting in groups of more than five, intermingling between tables and not putting on masks promptly after consumption of meals.

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On Sep 26, seven patrons were found seated together at a table at Duxton Hill restaurant.
PHOTO CREDIT: URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

MSE said that authorities will continue to step up enforcement checks at F&B outlets around Singapore to ensure that they remain safe spaces for all. It also urged patrons to be socially responsible and observe the SMMs.

BANNER AND TEASER PHOTO CREDIT: CRAIG WHITEHEAD ON UNSPLASH

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