15 Apr '11, 12am

In Pictures: Zouk turns 20

In Pictures: Zouk turns 20

Zouk opens, six months before London's famous Ministry of Sound club, with a boutique, a Mediterranean-style restaurant, MTV Bar and a dance hall featuring electronic dance music. 1992: Singapore's longest-running retro music event, Mambo Jambo, is born. 1993: The restaurant closes and Orang Utan Brewery and Pub, Singapore's first microbrewery, takes over the space. 1994: The microbrewery closes and Velvet Underground club is born. It is the first club here to feature original artwork by renowned artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. 1995: In March, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau arrest 32 people, including senior managers, staff and patrons, after a raid. Zouk's licence is restricted and the club had to close at 10pm. The club closed its doors to the public for eight months. 1996: MTV Bar closes and Phuture takes over the space. It is the first club to feature...

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