Tang Music Box – Karaoke @ Clarke Quay

The only thing we don’t quite enjoy about the December holidays is the wet weather. We can’t go outdoors as much, so I have to find lots of indoor activities to occupy them. When Tang Music Box invited us over to their brand new karaoke joint, I jumped at the chance for something different to do. Well, er that was not exactly my first response, to be honest. I was glad for a different experience, but apprehensive at the thought of taking my kids to a KTV. I hardly ever go karaoke-ing, and the few times that I went in the distant past, were to dark, dingy, and smoky places which are not in the least appropriate for kids. However, they explained to me that this was a very different concept and that they welcome children.

Cool concept
The first thing that greets you as you enter their premise is a sight that looks more like an upmarket grocery store than a karaoke joint. They have such a wide variety of snacks all displayed so appealingly that even a non-snacker like me was tempted to grab a few bags.
#4 had a hard time deciding which snack to choose

Snacks aside, they also have an impressive array of drinks. Take your pick from the usual carbonated drinks, Kickapoo, Qoo, Orangina, Ribina, Schweppes, Healthy Thirst quenchers, and root beer in a glass bottle (one of my favourites!)

#5 made a beeline for his old favourite

The adults in our party opted for the hot drinks as it was raining outside. They have a selection of teas and coffee. 

This place caters to all sorts of cliental. They host families, groups of friends, corporate events, even hens nights or special events. I heard that many groups start out planning to sing for just a couple of hours, but end up having so much fun that they stay till closing time.

My kids have never been to a KTV and they were rather amused listening to the ‘aunties’ belting out the songs with such passion. While the adults were having a great time singing, the kids had a great time snacking! They have a really wide selection of songs and they update their songs every month so you can get the latest releases here.

Everyone’s in a jolly good mood

A must-try is their California nachos and cheese. The layout of the rooms and the high stools are great for moving around and mingling. When the kids saw that the aunties had a plate of nachos, they all migrated over to their table.

It comes in a regular looking chips bag
Kids below 12 sing for free here (psst, no charge for the helper too). They sure do understand what pleases us moms! They have songs for the young kids, and also plenty of latest hits for the teenagers. My kids were able to find songs from Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and One Direction, to name a few.

They have several room sizes to choose from, and the largest is their Club room which is great for children’s birthday parties or corporate events. This room takes about 30 pax and there are 3 LCD screens. There is also a personal pool table and a private toilet. There are 2 sessions to choose from, either 2-7pm or 7pm to closing time (i.e. between 3am-6am). For events above 30 pax, catering can be arranged. They have a total of 25 rooms which can hold up to 300 people. Just let them know your requirements and they can organise everything for you. Hassle free. I like!

Not only am I won over by their family-friendly concept, but I’m also impressed by their social consciousness. On the 17th of December 2013, they are sponsoring 100 children from low income families under ‘The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund’ to come and experience KTV. I’m sure the kids and their parents will have a rocking good time here!
Huge Club room

For their rates, click here. Tang Music Box is located on the 2nd floor, above Paulaner Brauhaus and Highlander. Do look out for the pastel yellow walls and chirpy blue windows. 

A lift takes you upstairs
Sane tip: It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. There’s something about singing together (and listening to our people sing), especially the duets, that bond people. With their unique concept, singing at Tang Music Box is indeed an experience that creates memories that last a lifetime. I am delighted to have found another option for a fun family day out.

Save tip: Free snacks for kids under 12 on Sundays! (*selected snacks only)

Tang Music Box
3B River Valley Road
#02-03/04, The Foundry
(Block B Clarke Quay)
Singapore 179021

Disclaimer: Tang Music Box sponsored our visit. All opinions are my own.

~mummywee – parenting 6 kids in Singapore without going mad or broke~

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