After 19 years, China Club permanently shuts its doors, citing years of losses
The members-only club was temporarily shut during the circuit breaker period, but management has since informed members that it will not open again.
The China Club Singapore, an exclusive private club popular amongst corporate executives for networking, has closed its doors for good, citing stiff F&B competition and escalating labour and operating costs.
The club had been temporarily shut during the circuit breaker period, but it has since informed members that it will be permanently closed on Jun 1.
“In recent years, the club has been facing stiff competition posed by F&B offerings that have sprouted in the vicinity. Like the F&B sector in Singapore, we have been seeing escalating labour and operating costs,” General Manager Andrew Mah wrote in a statement to members.
“Despite the management’s last efforts, the club has been suffering losses for a few years and will no longer be able to remain financially viable. It is with deep regret that we have to file for liquidation and close the club,” the statement read.
“Despite the management’s last efforts, the club has been suffering losses for a few years and will no longer be able to remain financially viable." – Andrew Mah
The club said that it has since refunded the monthly due for Apr 2020 to members. Collection of fees have been suspended since May 2020. Deposits for events and function room bookings have also been fully refunded.
The China Club first opened its doors in 2001 on the 52nd floor of Capital Tower in Tanjong Pagar. It offered members traditional Chinese cuisine, as well as personalised service.
The Club’s interior decoration was based on Chinese tradition, with lattices of Chinese motifs, antique Chinese partitions and antique furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the club offered spectacular views across Singapore.