Cabaret in the tropics: Scotts Road's Tropicana

Tropicana, the first entertainment complex in the region to feature a cabaret theatre, restaurants and nightclubs, as seen on April 11, 1985. It opened in 1968 in Scotts Road, and was best known for introducing topless revues to the country. It closed in 1989 and made way for Pacific Plaza.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2019, with the headline 'Cabaret in the tropics'. Print Edition | Subscribe