The Orange Ballroom ordered to shut for 20 days for hosting 3 wedding receptions with 275 people

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Orange SG
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Orange SG

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) on Monday issued an order to close the wedding venue, The Orange Ballroom for 20 days from March 22 to April 10. The order comes after breaches of the Safe Management Measures (SMM) by the venue. 

The Orange Ballroom allowed a wedding couple to host three wedding receptions involving around 275 people. Under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, a wedding couple is allowed only one wedding reception, involving not more than 100 persons, including the couple.

On January 30 this year, SLA’s Safe Distancing Ambassadors conducted checks at The Orange Ballroom, which is located on the third floor of Tanjong Katong Complex, and operated by Orange Ballroom LLP, said a press release by SLA. They noticed that the wedding couple held two receptions at 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm, and further investigations found that arrangements were made to host about 300 persons over three receptions.

Investigations are ongoing for potential breaches under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020, the release added.