Recently I chanced upon this cute little Sanrio character on Netflix (of all places).
You might be wondering, how does this have anything to do with the article? Let me explain. This little oppressed, bullied, Japanese corporate Red Panda OL (office lady), has a secret.
Every time she’s had a bad day at work, she heads to the karaoke studio near her place, and screams to Death Metal alone.
I’m not saying that I love Death Metal but like her, I understand that there’s something cathartic in belting your heart out in a karaoke studio.
While Singapore has no shortage of karaoke studios, here are some of the best ones I’ve found so you can have your very own scream sesh.
1. Cash Studio Family Karaoke
Cash Studio Family Karaoke has become one of the household KTV studios in Singapore.
It truly lives up to the stereotypical look of a karaoke studio, with the neon lights, dark rooms and reflective floors.
Every room is decked out with a disco ball, disco lights and even a podium with a mic stand, so you can have your moment in the limelight.
No wonder Lulu The Movie was filmed in Cash Studio Family Karaoke.
If you’re parched from all that belting, free drinks are available too.
They have 5 outlets across Singapore so pop by if you’re looking to sing your stress away.
Cash Studio Family Karaoke
Address: Find your nearest outlet here
Price: $30++ for 3 pax for 3 hours
2. Grandlink Karaoke
Grandlink Karaoke is a disco, 24-hour KTV, and music hall that offers darts, billiards and pool, as well as game console rentals for XBox One, PS4 and Wii Station.
They have 48 rooms available that accommodate from 5 to 70 people, depending on your requirements.
Their rates begin from $5 per hour and if you download their Loyalty App, you’ll get to enjoy discounted member prices.
If your group of friends cannot decide on 1 activity to do, head over to Grandlink Karaoke. There’ll surely be something for everyone.
Address: 511 Guillemard Road, #B1-02 Grandlink Square, Singapore 399849
Price: From $5 per hour
Contact no.: 8114 1885
3. K-Garden Family KTV
Even though it brands itself as a family KTV, it doesn’t really seem like one.
However, they do offer very affordable rates. $10 nett for 6 hours of singing (which is honestly excessive) and 1 free drink?
Can you get a better deal?
Though we definitely cannot tank 6 hours of continuous singing, it’ll be great for those who come in a big group.
K-Garden Family KTV
Address: 18 Maju Avenue, Singapore 556693
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 2pm – 1am, Fri – Sat: 2pm – 3am
Price: $10 nett for 6 hours
Contact no.: 6287 7256
4. K.Star Karaoke
If you’ve been to Orchard Central recently, you’d have seen this karaoke joint take over a good part of the fifth level.
This new KTV is Singapore’s first themed karaoke, more specifically, themed rooms. With a total of 25 themed rooms (including a LINE-themed room!) in a space of 7,000 square feet, singing in this KTV is an experience all on its own.
Rates start from $18++ during happy hour for a mini room that can accommodate up to 6 pax. The price is actually quite reasonable considering the service and environment here.
So if you’re looking for a different KTV experience, check out K.Star Karaoke.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #05-01, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 12pm – 3pm, Fri: 12pm – 5pm, Sat – Sun: 1pm – 5pm
Price: From $18++ per hour for 1-6 pax
Contact no.: 6634 2801
5. K Star Family Karaoke
Not to be confused with K.Star Karaoke, K Star Family Karaoke is a more family-friendly karaoke joint located in Bukit Timah Community Club.
Their rates are very reasonable, starting at $6 per hour for a small room if you book in the day. You can view the rates down below.
It has been lauded as one of the CHEAPEST karaoke joints in Singapore. That’s not all, the service is great, with the friendly staff and a rather impressive sound system, this is a great place for a millennial to sing his problems away.
Our only gripe? It closes too early.
K Star Family Karaoke
Address: 20 Toh Yi Drive, #03-03 Bukit Timah CC, Singapore 596596
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 1pm – 12am, Fri – Sat: 1pm – 1am
Price: From $6 per hour
Contact no.: 6469 9989
6. Karaoke MANEKINEKO
Karaoke MANEKINEKO, originally from Japan, is possibly Singapore’s cheapest luxury karaoke joint. There are 9 outlets across Singapore, all of which are easily accessible by public transport.
Rates differ outlet to outlet, though all of them are within the price range of $12 to $15 for a 2-hour day time karaoke session.
Every outlet is fully furnished with a well-stocked snack and drink service bar.
That’s not all, with a library of over 150,000 songs, it’ll be hard to finish every song you’ve queued.
If you’re looking for a clean and comfy place to karaoke, this is it.
7. Tang Music Box
Tang Music Box is rather unique, in the sense that they have a concept store stocked with premium snacks. However, there is a minimum spending per room per booking.
Every 2-hour session booked will entitle you to a free drink, while a 3-hour session will get you a snack as well.
The staff are friendly and blankets are also provided if the central air-conditioning system proves too cold for you.
Rates go from $5 per person for a 3-hour session. See the full list of prices here.
Sign up for their membership and earn $50 spending credits with every 1,000 points earned. 3,000 points and above will even net you your own personal microphone!
Tang Music Box
Address: 3B River Valley Road, #02-03/04 The Foundry, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 2pm – 4am, Fri – Sat: 2pm – 6am, Sun: 1pm – 3am
Price: From $5 per 3-hour session per person
Contact no.: 6338 6659
8. Ten Dollar KTV Club
Ten Dollar KTV Club is a lifesaver if you’re sick of calculating per hour, per person, per song and all that nonsense.
Ten Dollar KTV Club charges a flat rate of $10 per person for a 3-hour session so choose from their huge library of songs and belt to your heart’s content.
They also offer free-flow drinks, because every singer needs to stay hydrated.
If you cannot math, then this is the place to go. Because at the end of the day, everyone just wants to sing.
9. Teo Heng KTV Studio
Teo Heng KTV Studio has really upped their game in the past few years, constantly setting the bar for being the best and most family-friendly karaoke joint in Singapore.
They don’t serve alcohol, if you’re wondering. So even the kids can join in the singing, tone-deaf or not.
Also, if you’re the type to avoid KTVs because the songs you listen to are too indie, you’d be genuinely surprised because we’ve seen some pretty indie songs show up in the song library.
We see you, Daniel Caesar.
Rates for a small room for 4 go from $8 per hour, which explains why Teo Heng KTV studio still remains a crowd favourite till today.
So when all else is lost, one thing remains a constant – Teo Heng KTV Studio is the best place for karaoke.
10. Voicebooth KTV
Voicebooth KTV was opened by a Korean owner, specially for those of you who love to sing KPop.
The best part about this place is, they charge you by song and not by duration or room.
Every 2 songs will cost you just $1. Which means you’ll probably tire before you realise you’re spending way too much.
That’s not to say that Voicebooth doesn’t have rooms for booking though. You can still choose to book a room from $10 per hour, per room.
It’s all up to how much you want to sing.
Address: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, #03-14/15/16, Singapore 229233
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 12pm – 1am
Price: $1 every 2 songs OR From $10 per, hour per room
Contact no.: 8112 0480
(Header Image Source: Teo Heng KTV)