For a relatively young nightlife scene coupled with low rates of alcohol consumption, Singapore has done exceedingly well in building a bar industry.
We have one of the most vibrant cocktail bar scenes in the world. Unfortunately, it’s under threat from Covid-19.
Formed in the middle of one of the most challenging periods for the hospitality business, the Singapore Cocktail Bar Association (SCBA) is already several months into its mission to buoy bars hardest hit by changing circumstances such as severely reduced turnovers and shorter operating hours.
So far, it's managed to secure $120,000 from corporate sponsors, including Monkey 47, Bacardi and Perrier. The money has gone into a fund set up to aid employees of member bars who have been financially impacted by the crisis.
The Peak speaks to SCBA committee members Jesse Vida (Atlas), Jess Hutchinson (No Sleep Club), and Bai Jiawei (Employees Only Singapore) about the association's work so far.
What's the story behind SCBA’s formation?
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