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ZOUK SINGAPORE COULD BE FORCED TO CLOSE

Iconic nightclub under threat

One of the world’s most iconic nightclubs, Zouk Singapore is under threat, according to reports in the Singapore Straits Times.

The clubs founder, Lincoln Cheng has become frustrated by the short lease extensions offered to him for for the 23-year old nightspot, which attracts up to 10,000 visitors every week and is currently positioned at No.7 in the Top 100 Clubs poll.

He has now made the decision to close the venue if he does not get the three year lease he has requested.

In London, we have become quite accustomed to club closures. Ministry of Sound is one of the few London venues that has managed to avoid the axe of local authorities and developers wanting to make a fast buck at the expense of the nightlife industry - having recently won their second #saveourclub campaign.

Now Zouk needs your help too. When the venue first opened in 1991, the land around it was largely vacant, but over the last two decades apartment blocks and hotels have sprung up around the area, which has left the iconic nightclub in the local authorities crosshairs.

So whether you have been to Zouk or are a dance music fan who would like to in the future, please help us to protect this incredible institution by tweeting #savezouk and sharing this news on your Facebook pages to show the Signapore authorities and the world how important nightclubs are to us.

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