Party's over, and it's closing time for St James Power Station

St James Power Station, a former coal-fired power plant built in the 1920s and gazetted as a national monument, was transformed by nightlife veteran Dennis Foo into an entertainment hub in 2006 under a joint venture with retailer F J Benjamin.
St James Power Station, a former coal-fired power plant built in the 1920s and gazetted as a national monument, was transformed by nightlife veteran Dennis Foo into an entertainment hub in 2006 under a joint venture with retailer F J Benjamin.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
(From left) St James' managing director Gordon Foo and founder Dennis Foo with Mr Eugene Lim, owner of Club Gossip, one of the sub-tenants that stayed until the complex's last day of operations last Saturday.
(From left) St James' managing director Gordon Foo and founder Dennis Foo with Mr Eugene Lim, owner of Club Gossip, one of the sub-tenants that stayed until the complex's last day of operations last Saturday.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Mega nightlife complex shut last Saturday after 12 years as its lease expired on Aug 31

After 12 years as one of Singapore's largest nightlife complexes, St James Power Station quietly shut its doors to partygoers for the final time last Saturday.

The lease for the 65,000 sq ft venue along Sentosa Gateway expired on Aug 31, and the premises will be returned to landlord Mapletree next month after it is reinstated to its original condition, St James' managing director Gordon Foo told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2018, with the headline 'Party's over, and it's closing time for St James Power Station'. Print Edition | Subscribe