Tropicana Theatre Restaurant And Niteclub
Matchbox of a pioneering entertainment complex built to boost tourism in Singapore
Dimensions: 36 x 56 x 8 mm
The entertainment building was opened in 1968 to boost Singapore's night life scene. The Singapore Tourist Promotion Board approached property developer Shaw Sung Ching to create a four-storey entertainment complex located at the junction of Orchard and Scotts Road.
Tropicana housed four establishments: a theatre-restaurant Orchid Lantern, a restaurant-nightclub Rasa Sayang, a cocktail lounge Le Bistro and a VIP lounge.
Amidst fierce competition from other clubs, Tropicana closed in May 1989. The building was demolished and replaced with the shopping complex, Pacific Plaza.
Collection of Yeo Hong Eng