A cheap, no-frills place for karaoke.
Teo Heng KTV Studio
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Teo Heng is my must-go for karaoke sessions.
While the system is not very advanced and the room is simple, the service makes up for everything. My long-term visits have made me a very happy regular and the staff are extra sweet to me, extending my sessions and giving me priority queue for my food.
Oh I need to proclaim this. The best chicken noodles in all of Katong goes hands down to Teo Heng. They have an assortment of food available and it's amazing. The chicken noodles and popcorn chicken here is a fine fight with KFC's. I am getting hungry typing this.
I usually spent 6 hours in here with my friends so it's really nice that they have all these affordable heavenly food and cheap standard drinks. To be in a nicely cold room, with music of your choice, and food from Katong's finest chefs is an experience not to pass up on.
Scrape kbox and party world, Teo Heng is the place to be.
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Teo Heng is my favourite and the most affordable karaoke studio and it is the one place that will make or break your friendship. If you can survive three hours of your friend's tone deaf singing without judging, I'd say your friendship is pretty rock solid. For the courageous, try attempting Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. My friends and I had a ball of a time laughing at each other as we attempted the song over and over again. Even being experience in Guitar Hero doesn't help here.
For a group of three friends, it's recommended by the staff to make reservations a week in advance to secure a small room. The smallest room is pretty spacious for a party of three and it comes with two microphones (you can request for more at the counter), a maracas and tambourine for you to let loose. Room prices start from $18 for a three hour package from 12pm-7pm, Monday to Thursday. Peak hours start after 7pm and are double the price. Another thing to note is that the staff abide by the time very strictly so do not be late if not your reservation will be considered cancelled.
Tip: Make a mental list of the songs you want to sing beforehand to reduce the time you spend selecting songs.
Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio is well known in Singapore for having among the cheapest karaoke rates, as they charge by room size, instead of by head count like elsewhere. This, together with their no smoking and no alcohol policies, creates a safe, family friendly environment, making Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio stand out amongst karaoke studios in Singapore.
The yellow, orange, and white coloured rooms of Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio are brightly lit and clean, though the actual room size is much smaller than other karaoke studios. Their touch screen song selection screen is relatively user-friendly, and navigation is hassle free, though an additional remote control would be welcome. I like that Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio uses cordless microphones, and also provide microphone covers for hygiene, as well as an in-room charger.
Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio utilizes the Best Music Brand (BMB) karaoke audio system, which is known for its clarity of sound, emphasis on low bass sounds which highlights the music rhythm, and anti-howling measures for microphones. Actual service from staff at Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio tends to be somewhat transactional in nature, the bare minimum of friendliness and politeness, and is often brusque. The song catalog at Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio is very extensive, offering songs in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.
Rates at Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio are very affordable, at SGD $18 per hour for a medium sized room. Drinks are fairly cheap as well, starting from SGD $1, and while Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio doesn't provide tidbits, you can bring your own. They even have free in-room wifi! No surprise that all Teo Heng KTV Karaoke Studio outlets are nearly constantly booked on evenings and weekends!
No lie, they really need to start doling out membership cards and reward systems. Because if they did, I'd have clocked up enough rewards to last me a lifetime.
What puts Teo Heng in a class of its own is the unbeatable prices and the current music friendly playlists. While rooms are smaller than Kbox or Partyworld, they are just snug enough for a group of two to ten to enjoy themselves. Anything more and you won't enjoy your KTV session. Trust me, listening to numerous off key versions of Adele's rolling in the deep - because that's all they know... - has sworn me off that mind-numbing number. Teo Heng charges by the hours per room not per person, which means much cheaper prices, usually under $10 per person.
And they have Korean, Japanese, Indonesia, English definitely Mandarin songs. Literally songs for everyone.
My only fear, is that one day, the other KTVs will catch up to Teo Heng's schemes and they'll shut them down after a massive KTV gang fight! I don't think I'll be able to handle the loss of Teo Heng very well. *sniff*
Just as a warning to everyone, treat Teo Heng as you would a rare, precious diamond. This affordable, wide-range KTV lounge and made singing a viable hobby for many a teenager, don't snuff out their talent!
Looking to sing for hours without much damage to your pocket? Consider Teo Heng KTV Studio. It offers competitive prices compared to the other places available in the market too. Prices start from S$18 for three hours for a small room. Choose from small, medium and large rooms, recommended for four, six and ten people respectively. All prices are listed on their website and fret not, what you see would be what you pay. No additional charges or taxes.
Considering the amount paid, do not expect the best quality of sound as well. However, the quality of the sound system is decent. There are usually two microphones provided per room. Feel free to request for another microphone at the desk if you think it is insufficient.
If I were to choose, go for their 3-Hour Package, it is definitely more worth it. This package is only available from Monday to Thursday before 7 P.M. Three hours in the room, it can get a little too cold for comfort sometimes. Remember to bring along your sweater.
You can openly bring your own snacks and drinks in. Yes, you heard me right. They do sell snacks and drinks at the counter. Chilled canned drinks are sold at a dollar each. It is advisable to avoid drinking cold drinks when singing. Of course, chilled drinks are generally of no harm. But it will be helpful to know that chilled drinks tend to contract the vessels, causing the vocal cords to tense up.
The staffs are generally helpful. It is recommended to call to book at least three days in advance to get your desired date and timing. Do not expect to be able to book a room on the day itself and they are usually fully booked by then. If you have got some extra time on hand, Teo Heng KTV Studio will be a wonderful alternative.
Teo Heng is one of the most affordable KTV I have been to. The price is really good because if you go in a larger group it get a lot cheaper. The experience was great, the system were good but had to get used to the system as I was lost when I went for the first time(maybe only my problem, ahaha). Anyway, there are some other features like auto tune and effects like clapping too which is always fun to play with. If you are thirsty or hungry, you can always go to the counter to order and they will send it to your room. I had ordered food and snacks before and it did not take too long for them to send to us.
Always book for a time slot, do not go there as most of the time it might be full. A few times when I went there with my friends we were able to extend for 1-2 hours more but it really depend on the which day you go. I recommend it for a group of friends or for families and couples as well.
After having my first KTV experience on my Taiwan trip, I was hooked. So upon return, I curbed my impulses at the only KTV lounge well known for its affordability in Singapore- Teo Heng.
I was in town for a buffet lunch when the the idea struck me. To my delight, a quick google search revealed that Teo Heng had many accessible outlets island wide! The nearest to me was at Rendezvous Grand Hotel, situated right beside SOTA. I was there on a weekday afternoon and caught the happy hour promotion right on time (12-7pm). 3 hours of singing in a small room (for max 4) came up to only $18! There is now no mystery to how they gained their reputation.
The room albeit being small, was quite cozy with all the sound systems in place. They seemed new (probably a newer outlet) and wasn't cluttered so the room arrangement gave a clean and tidy feel to it. The selection of songs was plentiful and covered a good range of genres, over generations. I was able to find what I want without much hussle. Classic artists such as Zhang Hui Mei, Zhou Hua Jian and Jay Chou had their albums all recorded, so it's definitely a place to go if you're a Chinese songs junkie who belonged to the 80/90s.
The staffs were friendly and efficient with their services, they did not once disturb our session as well. The room though, is not as sound proof as I'd like it to be, so neighboring rooms with extremely loud vocals definitely caught our attention! Also, the air conditioning temperature was too chilly for me and there was no way to adjust it, so I had to clench my teeth and deal with the cold. Overall it is still definitely a place to go for a fuss-free and comprehensive KTV experience!
Teo Heng is worth your every penny!!
At just $8/hr off-peak and $12/hr peak for the smallest room that fits 4 people, Teo Heng is the to-go KTV for budget conscious students. The newly opened Hotel Rendezvous branch costs slightly more due to it's town location.
Do give them a call to make a booking at least 1 day in advance especially if you're planning to sing your lungs out on a weekend. No deposit is required for small room bookings. Walk-ins are subject to room availability.
Once you get there all you do is to give the reception your name and contact number and they'll hand you the bill based on your booking. Payment for the room must be made before starting your session. Basic refreshments such as drinks and snacks are available but don't expect full meals at the NTU Alumni Clubhouse branch. Canned drinks go cheap at just $1 per can so you don't think twice before ordering a can.
There is a good variety of English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and even Japanese songs for KTV-goers at Teo Heng and everyone from your 3-year-old niece to your 88-year-old grandma would be able to find a song that they can sing. They may not have the latest (as in current month releases) hits at Teo Heng but the database offers a wide enough selection for even an 8-hour long karaoke session, if your vocals can take it that is.
The place is kept generally clean and they'd be happy to hand out extra microphone covers for all the hygiene freaks out there. If the battery on the wireless mic runs out all you do is to bring it to reception and they'll give you a new battery - no questions asked.
Teo Heng is the ultimate KTV for budget conscious singing enthusiasts in Singapore. Have I mentioned that they sell karaoke equipment too?
I recently went to Teo Heng with my classmates before the guys enlisted for army and we had such a good time. We accidentally booked it for 6 hours which is too much in my opinion, please don't torture yourself. However, they had a wide variety of songs, ranging from the more upbeat Nicki Minaj to mellow Chinese songs which I obviously couldn't understand.
We booked the largest room which could accommodate 10 people but ended up having to squeeze because more than 10 turned up. Nonetheless, it wasn't an uncomfortable experience as it was extremely cosy inside the room.
In terms of quality of subtitles, I'm afraid they don't have accurate lyrics for some of the songs. Also, my friends and I were quite disappointed that some songs didn't come with the original music video.
All in all, I had a great experience at Teo Heng, considering it was my first time karaoke-ing.
I don't often go for karaoke sessions, but I have tried both Kbox and Teo Heng. And I'd say that Teo Heng is much more value for money. KBox often has package deals for lunch or dinner, but even with these deals it can still get pricey.
Teo Heng is a little hard out of the way, but the distance is worth it for such cheap and reasonably good karaoke. It's not as fancy as Kbox but I guess that translates into the cheaper price that we pay.
It's simple and no frills, with just some maracas and a tambourine in the room. The system is quite easy to use to. Some of my colleagues have been known to go to Teo Heng to sing loudly to let off steam!
Most of us breed divas waiting to belt out their Mariah Careys or Adele. Avenues like Kbox and Party World often prove too much for our pockets to sufficiently meet our unending desires though. Teo Heng however, is a total lifesaver in this case.
You wouldn't believe the rates they offer a their place. I mean, You pay barely up to $10 for your guilty pleasures. And the song range isn't compromised, neither is your comfort. You can actually bring your own beverage and food in, unlike other places that require you to purchase their costly/over-priced snacks. Teo Heng definitely knows how to play to their consumers' wants.
Even though the sound system isn't the best, you honestly don't get much to complain about with the meager price you pay for such, typically, costly entertainment. I am definitely thankful for this franchise on this tiny island.