One of the largest chain karaoke in Singapore with more than 300 karaoke rooms and 100,000 registered members. Outlets are located at Orchard International Building, Liang Court, Clementi, Vivocity, Yishun North Point, Yishun Safra, Woodlands Civic Centre, The Verge and NEX Serangoon.
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I've been to Party World a couple of times, out of convenience. It honestly isn't fantastic, or atrocious as a matter of fact. Just, pretty meh.
For approximately $30, you do get a free or two and crackers. But the song base. Oh dear. This is where the English-song-goers mourn. It's has a list of typical mainstream songs, but newer songs, and more indie bands alike are pretty much left out. :'( You do get to sing Pink's 'Just Give Me A Reason', though I'm not so sure about 'Try'. *sighs*
On the brighter side, they do have a wider expanse of Chinese songs, and boasts really old classics as well as newer k-belt-outs. So yup! Give and take. You can't ask for all!
Youtube is a better option.
I have never been too fond of going to karaoke sessions with my friends, one reason would be that my singing voice resembled something of a cat being mauled, and secondly I always thought that those karaoke outlets resembled something out of a seedy strip club in Taiwanese dramas. On my first and hopefully last trip to Party World, both of my assumptions were proven to be by and large correct.
From the get-go, I felt rather uncomfortable even at the front reception, because the entire set up looked like was the interior decor of a 1980s strip club. I even felt half-paranoid at the possibility of being accosted by some drunk guy whilst walking down the rows of private rooms, because the entire atmosphere of the place gave me the creeps.
The interior of the room was very dark and very cold, which only added to the claustrophobic feeling of the room. I was slightly dubious of the bowls of free snacks and drinks offered on the table as I was doubtful (and probably still am) of the sanitary measures taken in such establishments. My nick-pickiness aside, the song selection was extensive but rather outdated and my friend and I were reduced to singing along to nursery rhymes and twinkle twinkle little star because we didn't know 80% of the songs on the machine. Whether this out-datedness was caused by our own obiang-ness at pop-culture or because the machine was still playing Beyonce songs from the 1999, we will probably never know.
All in all, I would personally give karaoke-ing at Party World a miss. After all, you'd probably be better off just gathering a bunch of friends in front of a laptop and loading some songs on Youtube before yodelling to your heart's content, all without having to pay for a single dime.
Relatively affordable with diverse selection of songs
No longer the fan of karaoke, I stumbled across the PartyWorld outlet at Clementi and decided to go for it since Teo Heng was fully booked that day. It could be due to my absence in KTVs for years, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the song selections offered here are much more diverse than I remembered. They had the addition of Korean songs, which got unnerving to locate due to the Korean characters. It could seem sleazy from the outside, but rest assured that the rooms are spacious and clean. The service was subpar, but considering that each person paid $20 for 3 hours of singing with 2 drinks and unlimited snacks, it was a passable and relatively affordable singing experience.
Expensive and no new songs
I was only here for a few times and I feel that Party World KTV, as compared to other KTVs in Singapore, has the least updated songs. It was kind of disappointing when I first visited Party World at its Woodlands branch. I was there with my friends and the songs were limited for us, maybe because the songs we listen to were too new, but they should have new songs, right?
Secondly, the service was not really up to my expectation. I did not even see a single smile at my whole stay there. Hmm, too dark?
Also, the price was a little too high for students like us as we spent about $20 each. However, it was the rate for night rooms, so it might be pricier then.
Other than that, I was a little fascinated by the room's design and lights because it looked like a disco room and we were really in the mood! Party World would definitely not be in my list to visit for a KTV unless if I'm left with no other choices.
Updated Songs but variable service experience
I have been to Party World quite a few times over the last 6 months to different branches in Tekka Mall, Nex, and once in the west side.
If you want wide selection of updated songs, Party World is the place and its rooms are mostly bigger than its competitors. The touch screen control is also easy to use. The decorations are a little more nightclub feel.
However depending on the timing you booked, the service staff may come across quite impatient and would not respond as quickly.
I was at the branch over at NEX with my friends. Service at first was great, where we were introduced to a room, which was considered to be tidy, even though it's a little small. We started singing, enjoying our time there a lot. Since we had a free drink and free snacks, we ordered them at a later time.
Our drinks and snacks were served by a male staff, who had this very angry facial expression. His facial expression was as if we owed him a lot of money. After he brought in the snacks, he brought in the bill too (which was unusual as we normally pay after we finish singing), and expected us to pay on the spot. That seemed reasonable as we assumed there was a change of policies. The thing we were unhappy about, however, was the staff member's attitude. Furthermore, he wasn't a teenager (who usually show bad attitudes), but a middle-aged man.
Some songs were also not added to the machine, like newer songs (which other karaoke outlets have already introduced). Even the oldies were not there in their system.
If you are with a big group of friends, I suggest going to the nearby CC (Not sure what it's called), where there's a karaoke there that charges around $25 (good value for 3 people or more) for a room, including snacks and a huge jug of beverage.
Kbox has long been the most common form of entertainment when it comes to karaoke. I took the liberty of trying out Party World KTV at the Clementi point once, and I was amazed by their negligent acts of preventing consumption of outside food.
Food is always the best accompanient for a good singing session and smuggling food (yes I'm guilty) has always been one of the biggest obstacles in getting past these big entertainment scenes, oh well as they said you cant always have the best of both worlds. The branch I went to has decent food and drinks, the honey lemon tea I had was sickeningly sweet I couldnt finish it after 1/4 of it. The food was good though, it was fresh and tidbits were crunchy to the point that you could hear me munching on it. In addition the songs were pretty funky and up to date to my own preferences, double thumbs up!
Seats were absolutely comfy and the addition of the OSIM foot massage made the entire karaoke experience wonderful. Imagine sitting back on sofa clad seats with both of your feet stuck in the foot massage machine enjoying a massage while singing. It's heaven and KTV Partyworld is good at capturing my heart for this.
The price is no doubt a tad higher but hey the foot massage makes everything worth it if you used it for the entire time you were there like I did. As luck would have had it, I was able to enjoy my KFC set meal in the KTV room itself. Great air conditioner, good seats, awesome foot massage and songs that were up to date, what's there not to love?
The one and only time I visited Party World KTV was after my secondary school prelims. I chose Party World KTV over Kbox because it was offering student packages which was much cheaper.
There were 3 of us and I never thought they would give us such a big room. Well, probably it was during the non-peak period so we were given a better room. The room had very up to date technology such as the LCD TV and the touch screen monitor! The sound system was loud and clear as well! I really had no complaints.
I had no problems with song choices as there is a limited list of songs that I actually know and these songs are usually the more popular ones. I'm just happy that they have the kpop songs I wanted. Also, one thing good about Party World KTV at that time is that there was no timer installed. This means the karaoke session may end in 3 hours but you can come out at your own time and target. I know at other outlets, once the time is up, the karaoke session will end and the system will stop playing the songs. I'm not sure if they have already changed the system now.
Overall, I would rate Party World KTV in between Teo Heng and Kbox in terms of price! Karaoke is all about singing and having fun, so I wouldn't care much about the quality and environment, so I would prefer Teo Heng over Party World KTV and Kbox!
not many new songs
I go to Party World KTV often with my friends to distress before exams and we were rather satisfied with the service and facilities of Party World KTV except for the song choices. There were not many songs that were popular at the moment and most of the songs are popular songs from a couple of years ago. It is a little frustrating sometimes that I cannot find the songs that I want.
The price is rather reasonable if you are a student, which is around $13 for 3 hours and there is a free drink included. The room is not too small and there are special lighting effects to suit the mood of the song.
An alternative for sure
With Teo Heng as its prime competitor, Party World KTV has many areas to improve on.
Recently, I went to one of the Party World KTVs out of convenience, with little regard to the price. The Liang Court outlet has a dark and eerie entrance that my friends and I even thought that they were closed. We paid around $19 each, inclusive of a drink each and 2 small bowls of crackers for a duration of 4 hours.
Apart from the spacious room (because there is only 2 of us), the rest about its facility is just atrocious. We found the sofas sticky, probably from the previous customers, the remote control was sticky and there was a problem with the microphone. It seemed like there was only one server to settle all these and it is no wonder that the room was not cleaned before the next customer comes.
If all this is acceptable for you, yes, I think you should try it out.