555 Villa Thai Bids Farewell To Current Venue, Last Day On 31 Aug
Amid drops in customer footfall and Covid-19 restrictions over recent years, many eateries have had to close shop.
Even though restrictions have since eased, things aren’t exactly rosy for restaurants as they now grapple with rising costs due to inflation.
One popular Thai eatery located close to Changi Airport runways is closing on 1 Sep 2022, and fans who enjoyed its al fresco chill atmosphere will be sad to see it go.
While 555 Villa Thai did not state a reason for closing, the eatery’s owners have promised a comeback once they’ve secured a new venue.
The eatery’s last day at its current location will be on 31 Aug.
555 Villa Thai has view of planes taking off & live entertainment
The eatery, located at 30 Cosford Road, is known for being out of the way but also offering a great view of planes taking off and landing due to its proximity to Changi Airport runways.
Live entertainment, combined with outdoor seating, makes the eatery a good spot for a chill night out with friends.
Besides the vibes, the eatery serves up familiar Thai food, bringing Thailand closer to Singapore, especially during the pandemic when travelling to Bangkok was restricted.
Given the establishment’s uniqueness, fans were sad to learn that the restaurant was closing.
Landowner has plans
MS News understands that House of Seafood is the owner of the land 555 Villa Thai sits on.
Addressing the closure, a spokesperson of the establishment said they’ve been operating there from 2009 to 2016. However, they leased it to 555 Villa Thai in 2016 due to a labour crunch.
House of Seafood has decided not to renew the Thai restaurant’s lease as they now have future plans involving the land.
The spokesperson noted that the site is unique as it’s the only restaurant land nearest to the airport runway. Measuring at 37,000 sq ft, it’s the biggest land approved for restaurant use in Singapore.
House of Seafood founder Francis Ng acquired the land and spent S$1.2 million to revamp the area.
If you’d like to visit the Thai eatery before it closes, here’s how to get there:
555 Villa Thai
Address: 30 Cosford Road, Singapore 499550
Opening hours: Mon-Sun (6pm to 1am), Tuesdays (5pm to 1am)
Nearest MRT: Upper Changi Station
Hope eatery will find a new venue
It’ll be difficult to find a venue that offers such a view to patrons.
But here’s hoping that the owners can find another place to set their roots down and offer diners a similar atmosphere.
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