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With clubs, bars and ktv not goin to open anytime soon how are these places coping? 

Not everyone coy can change their business model 

More support schemes coming for this doomed industry? 

Close down now better and cut the losses better

Look at australia, south Korea etc... Allow nightlife only covid cases rise, clusters form

The other night I went to have a few beer with a friend

After that walk to giant forgot to put on mask

That's after goin thru safe entry, talking to the temperature scan staff 

She didn't remind me abt the mask also

A little alcohol n forget abt it

Drink drank drunk youngsters will forget abt safe distancing

I agree with not opening up the clubs but have to say this industry is indeed bleeding and more businesses will close.. 

https://mothership.sg/2020/10/bars-clubs-karaoke-phase-3-no-reopening/

Bars, clubs, nightclubs and karaoke lounges are not expected to re-open at the start of Phase 3 as they pose a higher risk of the spread of Covid-19, Minister Lawrence Wong said at a press conference by the Covid-19 Multi-Ministry Taskforce  (MTF) on Oct. 20.

Wong added that this is due to the nature of such activities entailing people socialising in close contact, often in a small enclosed space.

ars, clubs, nightclubs and karaoke lounges are not expected to re-open at the start of Phase 3 as they pose a higher risk of the spread of Covid-19, Minister Lawrence Wong said at a press conference by the Covid-19 Multi-Ministry Taskforce  (MTF) on Oct. 20.

Wong added that this is due to the nature of such activities entailing people socialising in close contact, often in a small enclosed space.

"We've seen it in many other countries where large clusters break out in these sorts of settings. So, even at the start of Phase 3, when we enter Phase 3, we do not expect to reopen or resume these activities anytime soon."

'Prepared to consider' pilot trials

Wong revealed that the government is open to pilot trials in some of these settings, with much more stringent safe management measures in place, to determine whether it is safe to proceed.

When asked about the measures, Wong stated that these include testing customers before they enter such premises using a rapid test kit, and ensuring that current safety measures, such as banning people from intermingling and making sure they are physically apart, are implemented within.

In addition, the "music cannot be loud". Here, Wong noted that the prevailing music level for F&B outlets that will be similarly applied to the nightclub industry.

As for ensuring that such measures are complied with, Wong stated that the usage of CCTVs is currently under consideration.

In adding that the matter will be discussed with the nightlife industry, he stated:

"It's also for the industry itself to consider whether it's viable to proceed. Because of all these measures in place...a dance club may not sound like a dance club anymore if there is safe management and safe distancing measures for you to be separated from another person.

So we'll have to have this conversation with the industry to consider what's the best way to proceed. And...we do not expect, even with the pilots for the industry to be able to resume activities like the way it used to be."

Government will put in place assistance measures for the nightlife industry

In acknowledging that the nightlife industry has to be prepared for "quite a long period of restrictions", Wong further stated that the government will put in place assistance measures during this period to help.

Wong elaborated that the measures will enable business operators and owners to "exit, transit and pivot to new areas."

Details of the assistance package will be announced separately.

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Supersonic

Isnt it a good thing? No have drunk chao angmoh go around punching taxi driver or other ppl. No drink driving idiots causing unnecessary traffic collisions. Police/ A&E can take a break during the night. A rare glimpse of peace at night. What's not to like?

Want to drink, drink at home. A break from night life may be harmful to some businesses but surely it doesnt hurt regular ppl.

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Turbocharged

Covid is to remind people the importance of family life. 

So nightlife need to take a back seat first.

 

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Supersonic (edited)

If clubs, bars and ktv like what govt said not going to open so fast even in phase 3, then nightlife industry would closed down even more liao.

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Hypersonic

I think all the hostesses also flew home liao. Even if open, not enough of them to go around. Need to employ local aunties.:XD:

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6th Gear
1 hour ago, Icedbs said:

Covid is to remind people the importance of family life. 

So nightlife need to take a back seat first.

 

Yes, family life is more important. 

There is an old chinese saying.........家和万事兴 ......if the family lives in harmony all affairs will prosper

 

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5th Gear

 

unless the bars and clubs " convert" to restaurant and start serving food with restaurant setting then maybe they will be allowed to open

for vices this will only force things to go underground, especially geylang being closed for prolonged period of time... 😶😆

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Supersonic
47 minutes ago, Mahjong74 said:

Yes, family life is more important. 

There is an old chinese saying.........家和万事兴 ......if the family lives in harmony all affairs will prosper

 

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But this covid also lead to many families become no more harmony!? 

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Twincharged

Everyone is drinking at home these days. The wine retailers are doing roaring business.

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5th Gear
2 hours ago, Watwheels said:

Isnt it a good thing?

Ask young people age 18-30. Many are desperate to go socialise together late evening with large groups of friends after being cooped up with their WFH family for the past ½ year...

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Supersonic
31 minutes ago, CremornePt said:

Ask young people age 18-30. Many are desperate to go socialise together late evening with large groups of friends after being cooped up with their WFH family for the past ½ year...

I'm in that age group, can make do with drinking in small groups of 5, drinking at home, or alone in office at night (or with 1-3 close colleagues), being responsible doesn't make me feel like I'm losing out , honestly, in fact, in small groups, cherish the conversations and company more, and get to learn who are good friends to have meaningful conversations over some wine/whiskey, and who are just erm.... nevermind. 

 

So yes, even when things go back to normal, I'd much rather the quality over quantity

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4 hours ago, Watwheels said:

Isnt it a good thing? No have drunk chao angmoh go around punching taxi driver or other ppl. No drink driving idiots causing unnecessary traffic collisions. Police/ A&E can take a break during the night. A rare glimpse of peace at night. What's not to like?

Want to drink, drink at home. A break from night life may be harmful to some businesses but surely it doesnt hurt regular ppl.

Agreed. Why are we celebrating people staggering about killing their own brain cells (and possibly others) and lamenting the phenomenon never coming back? I, for one, won't miss it.

I'm not teetotal, though I drink only rarely. Still, I feel it should be done in private, with close friends and family. 

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Supersonic
2 hours ago, Mahjong74 said:

Yes, family life is more important. 

There is an old chinese saying.........家和万事兴 ......if the family lives in harmony all affairs will prosper

 

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Uh...am I supposed to be seeing a woman giving a man a blow job in that image? 😂😂😂

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6th Gear
13 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

Uh...am I supposed to be seeing a woman giving a man a blow job in that image? 😂😂😂

your eyes very sharp!!!  🤣

 

 

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Turbocharged

only feel sad for Teo Heng boss and his business

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32 minutes ago, Scion said:

only feel sad for Teo Heng boss and his business

Teo heng closed all their outlets completely liao? It is indeed sad for the boss and also as a customer, cause their ktv rates quite reasonable and also can bring own drinks and food inside the room.

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