Singapore, perhaps surprisingly to some, has
one of the best bar and nightlife scenes in Asia, and it just
seems to be getting better and better.
Not so long ago, a new
government law was passed that allows table and bar top dancing
ala 'Coyote Ugly', but more importantly the new law allowed some bars and disco's to
stay open all night!! Somewhat ironically, this was around the
same time, when Thailand, famous for its more sleazy nightlife,
was introducing a law that was dramatically cutting the opening
hours of bars and clubs across the Kingdom.
Of course, most people could not
afford an all night session in Singapore as prices are
still very high, but these changes are very interesting, and
reflect how the government is adapting to global
competition by making all aspects of life in Singapore
that much more appealing and less restrictive. After
all, if expats are happy to move to Singapore then
this will help to increase investment, making more jobs
and opportunities for locals the economy as a whole.
In fact, if you delve deeper into the situation,
then you will find that Singapore is gradually managing to change
its image from a "Fine City" - referring to the numerous penalties
and unusual laws in the city state, to a "Fine City" that refers
to the quality, cosmopolitan, well educated and sophisticated
lifestyle that is available to its residents and to visitors
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Bars in Phuket,
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Bars in Vietnam.
Below we take a look at some of the
best bars in Singapore :
- This is the site of the infamous old Brannigans,
located beneath the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Scotts Road. A
few years ago Brannigans was closed and one of the
trendiest bars in Singapore re-opened it in its place.
Decorated in a refreshing use of, yes you guessed it -
bricks, this very popular bar gets very busy at weekends
and late during the week. When the bar opened management
said they were trying to keep away the 'professional
ladies' that Brannigans was so famous, at first they
succeeded but recent visits suggest that this policy has
been relaxed or was simply too difficult to enforce.
Prices are staggeringly high with a beer costing around
Sin $ 17, wines by the bottle can be a cheaper option.
- Not a bar but a pub crawl! This unique idea offers
people the chance to be driven around 4 different
pre-determined bars, enjoying some tequila on the bus
and stopping at the different bars to enjoy more! The
bus generally departs at 19:45 and runs till late with
tickets costing Sin $ 35. This is a fun way to see some
of the different bars in Singapore, especially if it is
your first visit to Singapore.
Ugly - One of the bars that offers bar top
dancing, where the bar maids dance on the bar, offer the
lime from their mouths after a tequila shot etc. To be
honest we felt that there was not an awful lot to see
but it was very busy especially with local Singaporeans
enjoying their new found freedom.
Towers - This is not somewhere to take the wife
or girlfriend - nudge, nudge, wink, wink - but as many
travellers to Singapore are business travellers it could
come in handy. Orchard Towers is one tower block on
Orchard Road that is full of 'girlie bars' with girls
from Thailand, Philippines, China etc. The most famous
bar/disco in Orchard Towers is called Top Ten and can be
found on the last floor.
- located opposite the famous Raffles Hotel, this trendy
club is related to the famous supperclubs in Amsterdam,
Istanbul etc. We were surprised to find supperclub
Singapore is not related to the Bed Supperclub in
Bangkok, which we were surprised to find is a copy -
albeit a very good copy - of the original supperclub
concept from Amsterdam. Full review
More reviews of bars in Singapore to
come. If you know of a bar not listed please
contact us with details.
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