Red Lips undergo a touch up

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 June, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 June, 1993, 12:00am

TIME stands still for no one - especially those in Hongkong night spots.

Red Lips, the down-at-heel Tsim Sha Tsui bar where the decor and ambience was unchanged from the Vietnam War, has undergone a complete facelift.

The venerable staff, including the Shakespeare-quoting Josephine and the other ladies who provided rest and relaxation for generations of GIs on furlough and sailors on shore leave, are no longer to be seen.

A topless barmaid is the main attraction behind the beer pumps, along with a new dance floor and fresh licks of paint everywhere to replace the nicotine stains of old.

The improvements are clearly designed to attract a new clientele, and with beer now an outrageous $44 a glass they are intended to soften the blow for the hard-drinking regulars.