With the launch of our new food, lifestyle and travel portals as well as the debut of our boozy panel series Coconuts Colloquiums, an all-out party was direly needed. And indeed a soiree was held last week in the heart of Tanjong Pagar at retro bar/arcade Nineteen80, where we very much plied magnanimous amounts of alcohol on our guests and ourselves.
The festivities kicked off righteously with Coconuts Singapore Managing Editor (and de facto in-house DJ) Ilyas Sholihyn on decks, pushing buttons and twisting knobs through a medley of downtempo tunes, future funk, ‘80s Japanese pop, and hip-hop bangers. Invited guests and COCO+ members didn’t waste any time at all hopping up to the bar and making efficient use of the free-flow beer service.
Working up a respectable level of buzz, folks started challenging each other to matches on the arcade consoles. Those who weren’t beating each other up in Street Fighter mingled and frolicked on the dance floor, happy to be ending off the work week in a high.
The merriment took a brief pause with Coconuts Media’s Founder and Chief Executive Byron Perry as well as Food, Lifestyle, and Travel Managing Editor Cindy Kuan announcing the winners of our COCO+ member lucky draw. Shoutout to Vinomofo for kindly providing the bottles of wine as prizes.
Good times were had, fam, good times. Till the next Coconuts party.