By Pang Xue Qiang
You may not get the Kallang Roar but make no mistake, the cheers will be even more resounding. Join the Dutch, British, Brazilians, Argentinians, Germans and other football-crazy fans at the following pubs from the towns of Kevin Strootman or Ivan Rakitic.
The Penny Black
Rooting for England? You can expect this English pub at Boat Quay to be inebriated with shouts of St George’s roar.
The World Cup matches will be screened on flat screens out by the riverside and indoors.
Current promotions include 2 Tiger Radler for $20 nett.
26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817
Tel: +65 6538 2300
Bummed out over Ireland failing to qualify for the World Cup this year? You still can have the Irish experience at this pub in the heart of the city.
Touted as “The place to catch live sport telecasts,” this traditional Irish pub is known not just for its great food and beer, but also for superb entertainment.
“As premier sports viewing venues, our pubs are definitely the place to be this World Cup, for an electric atmosphere, and to be surrounded by like-minded football fans,” said Natasha Shah, Marketing Coordinator at Muddy Murphy Holdings Pte Ltd.
Share the fun with your buddies and enjoy the Budweiser bucket deal – 5 bottles for $42.50 nett.
111 Somerset Road,
#01-02 TripleOne Somerset, Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6735 0400
The Bank Bar + Bistro
With a seating capacity of about 100–120 people, The Bank Bar + Bistro will draw crowds coming for matches involving Brazil, France, Germany and Argentina.
It will be screening the World Cup on a 120” projector screen and a 50” TV screen.
Special promotions include three bottles of Melchers at $22 nett, and a $28 scrumptious breakfast deal with free flow coffee/orange juice/fruit punch for the England vs. Italy match on 15 June (5.30am till 8am).
“All football enthusiasts can contact us to reserve the best seat in the house. We’re also open for corporate bookings,” said Evangeline Chai, head of Marketing, Events, and Brand Leadership at The Bank Bar Pte Ltd.
One Shenton #01-01,
1 Shenton Way, Singapore 068803
Tel: +65 6636 2188
St James Power Station
A leading name of Singapore’s night entertainment industry, St James Power Station will be showing all the matches on its 10 screens throughout the club.
3 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098544
Tel: +65 6270 7676
The Hollandse Club attracted a 1,600 strong crowd during the 2010 World Cup final playoff. It seems like this year will be no exception.
This international club at Camden Park will be opening its doors during the matches and what’s best? It’s free entry for all.
“All the games that we screen are free to enter for the public. No reservation is needed,” said Elmer van Loon, General Manager at Hollandse Club.
Still bitter about the Dutch team finishing second place at the last World Cup and cheering for them to take the crown this year? This club is the perfect place for all Dutch men rooting for Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.
22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
Tel: +65 6464 5225
In addition to these places, 40 Community Centres (CCs) across Singapore and 3 SAFRA clubs – in Mount Faber, Tampines and Yishun – will also be live screening the World Cup matches.
There is no reason not to have a ball of a time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.