Zouk is top club in Asia

Zouk Singapore is now the top club in Asia, according to the DJ Mag Top 100 list released on Thursday, coming in at No. 4 globally. It climbed two spots from last year's ranking to beat Seoul's Octagon, which remains in the fifth spot.

This is the best result yet for Zouk, which moved to Clarke Quay in December last year after 25 years in Jiak Kim Street. The award-winning club has been in the top 10 of the global poll by the authoritative British magazine since 2010.

Zouk chief executive Andrew Li says: "This is a remarkable climb upwards and words cannot express how grateful we are to our supporters who cast their votes for us. We are extremely excited for what's to come for Zouk and cannot wait to bring this home-grown brand further across international shores."

The list is decided by a worldwide public vote.

Another Singapore club, Ce La Vi, located atop Marina Bay Sands, also had a good showing, climbing 10 spots to No. 80.

Mr David Sarner, chief executive of Ce La Vi, says the club feels fortunate to be placed among the world's best. "We have taken a very serious approach towards the party scene, with several million dollars of investments into our club's lighting and sound and bringing in top DJs."

Legendary Ibiza club Space, which closed last year, placed at the top spot. London's Fabric, which was forced to close and then reopened earlier this year, placed at No. 2. Brazil's Green Valley fell to third place, from last year's No. 2 spot.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2017, with the headline 'Zouk is top club in Asia'. Print Edition | Subscribe