Football: Businesses in Singapore gear up for World Cup final

Promotions, extra supplies of food and drinks planned for tomorrow's final

A moment of tension for France fans while watching the World Cup semi-final against Belgium at El Mero Mero at Chijmes.
A moment of tension for France fans while watching the World Cup semi-final against Belgium at El Mero Mero at Chijmes.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Businesses in Singapore are kicking into high gear in preparation for the conclusion of the month-long World Cup tomorrow.

Many of the popular watering holes at Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Chijmes are expecting thousands to gather for the France-Croatia final. Several have also ordered additional supplies of food and alcohol in anticipation of the high volume of customers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 14, 2018, with the headline 'Final countdown is under way'. Print Edition | Subscribe