May 14th, 2012
The celebrated Pangaea nightclubs in New York City; Miami; Austin, Texas; Marbella; London; and now for the first time in Asia- in Singapore; are widely recognised as the world’s preeminent luxurious nightclubs. The creation of renowned nightlife impresario Michael Ault, Pangaea have established their own distinctive category at the pinnacle of the night club universe- the “Ultra-Lounge”. First launched in the 1990’s in NYC- Pangaea’s “ultra-lounge” concept redefined the high-end nightclub experience by creating intimate and sophisticated lounges- with”tribal fantasy” themed interiors of unabashed luxury and exotic materials- furnishing fabrics of genuine zebra, ostrich and crocodile skins, hand-hewn timbers, and the signature hallmark of Pangaea, museum-quality African tribal masks (from the personal collection of Michael Ault) adorning the walls. Targeted at an exclusive clientele of celebrities and the mere rich and famous, Pangaea ultra-lounges have been embraced world-wide by discerning guests seeking the ultimate in nightlife entertainment.
Pangaea Singapore first opened in September 2011, in a unique subterranean space within the stunning Crystal Pavilion on the waterfront of the iconic Marina Bay Sands complex. Sharing the Crystal Pavilion with another globally renowned nightclub- the “super-club” Avalon– Pangaea Singapore has enjoyed a remarkable debut with a full house on most evenings. Originally open three nights per week, this has recently been extended to include Thursday nights, with the lounge now open Wednesday through Saturday nights. As befits an “ultra-lounge”, the scale of Pangaea is an intimate 4,000 square feet- more like a private house party than a giant discotheque. With 19 private tables and some standing space around the bar, Pangaea has an upper limit of approx 450 guests at any one time, and a door policy that aims to maintain the optimum balance within the range of guests admitted. Perfectly pitched to tap into the rapidly increasing, and conspicuous, wealth in Singapore, Pangaea brings to Singapore the most expensive and exclusive nightlife entertainment experience yet seen in the region.
The luxurious interior of the main room, with various banquette settings around the floor space.
Meaning “all lands” in Greek, Pangaea pays tribute to our universal heritage, and transports guests on a tribal fantasy inspired by the Serengeti game lodges of East Africa, with interiors that fuse raw materials, and utilising genuine exotic animal skins and horned animal skulls in the decor. Resident and guest international DJs play international lounge beats, house, rock and hip-hop accompanied by live rhythms of percussionists and costumed dancers. The concept of “bottle service” in the nightclub industry was also pioneered by Michael Ault- and brings the sophistication of a European “bottle club” to the contemporary ultra-lounge experience. Glamorous table hostesses- the “Pangaea Girls” – provide personal service dedicated exclusively to the guests at a specific table for the entire night. Private tables commence with a minimum spend of S$2,500 – increasing up to the ultimate VIP private spaces- which are available for S$15,000 per night.
There is something to be said for pure unadulterated luxury, and this is made manifest at Pangaea Singapore with its exotic interiors, the glamorous and attentive staff, and the affluent, yet eclectic crowd that exudes a superior sophistication.
Luxurious sofas separated from the passageway behind by hand-hewn planks of timber. Table tops are cross-sections cut from aged, tropical hardwood “Suar” trees.
Plush VIP banquette table with custom made granite dance tiers between each setting
Banquette settings extend across the rear wall of the main room
The spectacular ceiling illumination of the main room- with 20,000 individually suspended glass globules.
Irregular haxagon shaped timber panelling with matched leather banquettes at one end of the main room
The main room viewed from the bar
The bar area at one end of the main room
The main bar is a striking construction of irregular black rockwork, topped with a covering of genuine zebra skin encased under thick glass.
The zebra skin topped bar counter
The entrance to Pangaea is through a long blackened tunnel, transitioning guests from their urban reality to the surreal world of a tribal fantasy
The Crystal Pavilion on the harbour in front of Marina Bay Sands- Pangaea is directly underneath Avalon- below the sea level.
Address: B2 level South Crystal Pavilion at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972
Entrance: via B2 level inside The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
MRT Station: Bayfront
Table Reservations: +65. 8611 7013
General Enquiries: +65. 6688 7448
Facebook Page: Pangaea Singapore
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 pm ~ 06:00 am
Dress Code: Fashionable Chic
Cover Charge: S$40 per person.
Private Tables: Minimum spend from S$2,500- S$15,000
Note: interior photos of Pangaea courtesy of venue