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Zouk – one of the oldest and popular nightclub in Singapore.




Zouk is one of the oldest and most popular nightclubs in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Overview

• The club is named after the French Creole, word for ‘party’.
• It has won the Singapore Tourism Board’s “Best Nightspot Experience” award 6 times, between the years 1996 to 2007.
• Zouk is also ranked number 10 on DJ Magazine’s list of Top 100 clubs in the world in 2006, 2007 and 2010.

Events in Zouk

• ZoukOut is an annual music dance festival held in Singapore since 2000.
• This is one of Asia’s biggest music dance festivals.
• It is organised by Zouk Singapore.
• DJs that have performed at ZoukOut are:
– ZoukOut include Paul Van Dyk
– 2ManyDJS
– Masters at Work
– Gilles Peterson
– Richie Hawtin
– Sven Vath
– Peter Kruder
– James Lavelle
– Armin Van Buuren
– Stereo MCs

Specialities of ZoukOut

• In 2008, ZoukOut saw its largest turnout of 26,000 in attendance, an increase of 3,000 attendees in 2007.
• ZoukOut has also won the Singapore Tourism Board’s “Best Leisure Event Experience” award thrice, between 2005 and 2008.
• ZoukOut 2010 celebrated 10 years of the festival in December 2010.
• The three headline acts performed at ZoukOut 2010 were multi-platinum selling artiste David Guetta, world renowned trance DJ Tiësto and Grammy award-winning DJ Jazzy Jeff.
• During the Grand Prix Season 2010 in Singapore, Zouk held a special event.
• Zouk celebrates The Grand Prix Season Singapore 2010, which featured two acclaimed DJs, Frenchman Martin Solveig and Canadian Tiga.

Locations of the club and its branches

• The three old warehouses that make up the original Zouk were built in 1919 on the Singapore River.
• The houses now feature three interconnected clubs.
• Zouk (1991), with a large dancefloor and state-of-the-art sound and lighting, catering to a variety of artists.
• Velvet Underground (1994), a quieter, more relaxed lounge that playshouse and soul.
• Phuture (1996), a more avant-garde bar specializing in broken beats andhip-hop/RnB.
• In 2004, Zouk opened a sister club at Ampang Road (Jalan Ampang) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Zouk KL features four rooms: Zouk and Velvet Underground styled on the original, plus the Loft and Terrace bars.

Mambo Jambo Night

• Mambo Jambo, commonly known as Mambo nights, is a theme clubbing night held every Wednesday at Zouk in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
• It is highly popular among the younger segment of the clubbing crowd in Singapore.
• A Mambo experience is often regarded as an initiation ritual for many beginners.

Mambo Jambo- The Album

• In 1998, Zouk Club together with Avex Trax Asia Limited produced a compilation of Mambo Jambo mix.
• Track listing
– Let The Music Play – Shannon
– Walking Away – Information Society
– Bauhaus – Cappella
– Ride on Time – Black Box
– Theme from S’Express – S’Express
– Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
– Call Me – Spagna
– Together Forever – Rick Astley
– Love in the First Degree – Bananarama
– Square Rooms – Al Corley
– Batucuda – DJ Dero
– Samba De Janeiro – Bellini
– BG Tips, You should be dancing – E-Sensual
– YMCA – Village People
– Gimme Hope Jo’anna – Eddy Grant
– Together in Electric Dreams – Georgio Moroder & Phillip Oakley
– Summer Rain – Belinda Carlisle
– Here Comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics
– Magic Carpet Ride – Mighty Dub Katz
– Lost in Emotion – Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
– Give It Up – KC and the Sunshine Band
– A Little Respect – Erasure

Events of Singapore

– Singapore Food Festival
– Singapore Grand Prix
– Singapore Arts Festival
– Chingay Parade
– World Gourmet Summit
– ZoukOut
– Singapore Sun Festival
– Christmas
– Singapore Jewel Festival

Singapore has four official languages
– English
– Chinese
– Malay
– Tamil

Places to see in Singapore

1. Beaches and Tourist Resorts
• Three beaches on Sentosa and its southern islands.
• East Coast.

2. Culture and Cuisine
• Chinatown for Chinese treats
• Little India for Indian flavors
• Kampong Glam (Arab St) for a Malay/Arab experience
• East Coast for delicious seafood

3. History and Museums
• The Bras Basah area east of Orchard.
• North of the Singapore River: Singapore’s colonial core

4. Nature and wildlife
North and West
• Singapore Zoo
• Night Safari
• Jurong Bird Park
• Botanical Gardens
• Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
• Pulau Ubin, an island off the Changi Village in the east
• Tortoise and turtle sanctuary in the Chinese Gardens on the west side of town

5. Skyscrapers and Shopping
• Orchard Road
• Singapore River
• Bugis and Marina Bay

6. Places of Worship
• Vast Kong Meng San Phor Kark
• Monastery near Ang Mo Kio
• Colorful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple in Chinatown
• Psychedelic Burmese Buddhist Temple in Balestier
• Stately Masjid Sultan in Arab Street

Things to do in Singapore

• Golfing
• Surfing
• Scuba diving
• Ice skating
• Snow skiing
• Gambling
• Races
• Spas
• Swimming
• Water-skiing
• Wake-boarding
• Windsurfing
• Canoeing
• Cable-Skiing
• Wave surfing

Best time to visit/climate

– Singapore is located a mere 1.5 degrees north of the Equator.
– Weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons.
– Rain falls almost daily throughout the year.
– Most rainfall occurs during the northeast monsoon (November to January).
– Between May and October, forest fires in neighboring Sumatra can also cause dense haze.
The temperature averages around:
– 30°C (84°F) daytime, 24°C (76°F) at night in December and January.
– 32°C (90°F) daytime, 26°C (81°F) at night for the rest of the year.

Location on Google Maps


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How to reach Singapore?

1. By Plane
• Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs.
• The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air in addition to flag-carrier Singapore Airlines.
• Its regional subsidiary is SilkAir.
• Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
• Changi airport: The country’s main airport and major regional hub status.
• Seletar Airport: Seletar Airport is Singapore’s first airport.

2. By Road
• Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia.
• The Causeway is very popular.

3. By Bus
There are buses to/from Kuala Lumpur (KL) and many other destinations in Malaysia through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas.
Major operators include:
– Aeroline
– First Coach
– NiCE
– Transnasional
– Transtar

4. By Train
• Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu network.
• There are two day trains (the Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat) and a sleeper service (Ekspres Senandung Malam) daily from Kuala Lumpur.
• A day train (the Lambaian Timur departing Singapore at 4:45AM).
• Sleeper (Ekspres Timuran departing at 6PM) daily along the “Jungle Railway” between Singapore and Gua Musang.

5. By Boat
Getting to/away from the ferry terminals:
• HarbourFront FT: Located next to HarbourFront MRT station.
• Tanah Merah FT: Get off at Bedok MRT station and catch bus No. 35 to ferry terminal.
• Changi FT: No bus stop nearby, take a taxi from Changi Village or Tanah Merah MRT.
• Changi Point FT: Take bus No. 2, 29 or 59 to Changi Village Bus Terminal and walk to the ferry terminal.

6. Cruises
• Star Cruises offers multi-day cruises from Singapore to points throughout Southeast Asia, departing from HarbourFront FT.
• Common destinations include: Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia, as well as Phuket,Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
• There are also several cruises every year to Borneo (Malaysia),Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and even some 10 night long hauls to Hong Kong.

Some travel books from Amazon about Singapore

Lonely Planet Singapore Frommer’s Singapore Day by Day Malaysia and Singapore

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotels.online.com.sg
Hotels at expedia.co.in

Blogs / Sites about Singapore – Zouk

Blogs at yoursingapore.com
Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at streetdirectory.com
Blogs and reviews at time.com

Images and photos of Singapore – Zouk

Images at google.com
Images at zouk.com
Images at streetdirectory.com
Images at imagesofsingapore.wordpress.com

Videos of Zouk




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