Anything that is over and done with in Singapore can jiak sai.
This after Zouk has confirmed it is moving out of the premises to go to Clarke Quay at the end of 2016 and held its last parties there already.
One Singaporean, Tiao Bu, said: “Now without Zouk around, Jiak Kim is really Jiak Sai already.”
“Just like a lot of things in Singapore that get acquired or torn down, all jiak sai.”
Other locals said the renaming might in fact be a good thing.
Another local, Hai Hao, said: “From Jiak Kim to Jiak Sai is still okay.”
“As more and more places get removed in Singapore and renamed Jiak Sai as well, the more Jiak Sai places there are in Singapore, the more it will show how far Singapore has progressed.”