It’s party season and there is no better time to get those dancing shoes on and get out there to mingle and have fun! We’ve rounded up some dos, some don’ts, some great places to party and basically an A-Z of going out, Asian style, and having a blast. Here is a snippet from our Dec issue!
By: Shakila Rajendra
A is for Alcohol. If you can hold your drink, that’s fine but as much as the drinks are flowing, always know your limits when it comes to alcohol consumption. Also, know your poison. Stick to drinks that you know will get you that buzz but won’t end up making you drunk as a log.
B is for Bag. Leave your bulky handbags at home and only bring the essentials. Especially if out in cities such as Kuala Lumpur which are notorious for snatch-theft, it’s best to keep a small purse or better yet, in your pockets.
C is for Can I Buy You A Drink? Well of course he can but just make sure that you receive the drink straight from the bartender.
D is for Dress Code. You really don’t want to be the girl who got turned away from the club because you weren’t dressed appropriately. By appropriately we mean finding a middle ground between sloppy and skanky. If you can’t decide, most girls have a ‘clubbing uniform’ which usually consists of either the trusty LBD or snug jeans, killer pumps and a classy top.
Q is for Quota. Although this may be a little old-fashioned, set yourself a drinking quota for the night before heading out.
R is for Roppongi. The exclusive area in Tokyo, Japan is renowned for its exclusive clubs and it’s glamourous clientele. Check out Feria which covers all of five floors or Village where you just might spot a Japanese celeb or two!
S is for Singapore Sling. Singapore is one city you don’t want to miss having a good night out in. From the super slick Ku De Ta perched on the impressive roof top of the Marina Bay Sands to the yearly Zoukout at Siloso Beach in Sentosa, there’s nary a month where something amazing isn’t happening in the Lion City.
T is for Tubing. This entails sitting in a rubber tube and cruising down the river in Vang Vieng, Laos while doing a bar crawl of sorts at the riverside bars. Although this activity used to be a backpacker party extravaganza that made Vang Vieng notoriously dangerous, the government has since cleaned up the riverside and it is much safer now.