Asylum seekers recruited to sell cocaine to nightclubbers, say police

Asylum seekers have been recruited by drug gangs to sell cocaine in Central's nightclub district. Photo: Nora Tam

Asylum seekers have been recruited by drug gangs to sell cocaine in Central's upmarket nightclub district, police say.

And they are even offering punters a free "line" of the drug that sells for HK$1,500 a gram to prove the quality of their product.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 8:25am

Brazil nightclub owner blames country for fire

The interior of the 'Kiss' nightclub after the recent fire in Santa Maria city, 86km from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Photo: EPA

The owner of a nightclub in southern Brazil where more than 230 people died in a fire last weekend deflected blame to “the whole country,” as well as to architects and inspectors charged with making sure the building was safe, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

31 Jan 2013 - 10:29am

Brazilian cities crack down on nightclubs after deadly fire

The Boate Kiss nightclub is seen in the southern city of Santa Maria, 301km west of the state capital Porto Alegre. Photo: Reuters

Cities across Brazil are cracking down on nightclubs to ensure that they comply with fire regulations after a weekend blaze destroyed a club in the southern university town of Santa Maria, killing 235 people.

30 Jan 2013 - 12:03pm

Brazil mourns victims of nightclub fire

Relatives pray during a wake for a victim of the Kiss night club fire. Photo: AFP

Shocked survivors on Monday were mourning the victims of a nightclub blaze that left more than 230 people dead and over 100 injured, with many still fighting for their lives.

28 Jan 2013 - 6:21pm

Foreign-owned bar a hit with Damascus clubbers

Damascenes dance at a club in the capital, a welcome respite from the turmoil of the civil war. Photo: AFP

Jean-Luc Duthion admits it was risky opening a bar in the heart of Damascus almost a year into Syria's civil war, but his venue has become a hit among locals seeking relief from the bloodshed.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am

Who said it?

It is disappointing that ... we have the trainer of a horse making very public complaints about a jockey's ride

Jockey Club official Kim Kelly responds to the spat between Tony Millard and Douglas Whyte

We are not against legislation, but we want to make sure it [complies] with the Basic Law

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Man held over Central nightclub stabbing

Police detained a man after a nightclub stabbing in Central left him and two others injured yesterday. Trouble flared when the man, 32, refused to leave the club in Hollywood Road at 10am, police said. He began arguing with the club's DJ, who was trying to get him to leave, before pulling out a knife and attacking the DJ in the chest.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Welcome to the late, late show ... spin twins Nervo stretch the boundaries of punctuality and some

If convention dictates one should arrive at a party fashionably late, then DJ/remixers Nervo twins are just too cool for school. Olivia and Miriam Nervo were billed to spin some house and dance-pop at the club M1NT at 10pm last Friday, but neither hide nor hair of the pair was to seen until well past midnight.

27 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Neighbours claim area has long been a haven for unlicensed venues

Residents of Shenzhen's Longgang district, where 43 people died in the nightclub fire on Saturday, say the area has been a haven for unlicensed entertainment venues for years.

Longgang is home to hundreds of bars, karaoke parlours and nightclubs - legal and illegal - as well as thousands of factories and hundreds of thousands of young migrant workers.

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


WITH ALL THE economic buzz in Shanghai, its thriving nightlife attracts investors as much as clubbers. Among the latest to enter the scene is the provocatively named Snatch, which opened in Haixin Plaza last month with disgraced former boxing champion Mike Tyson as the celebrity guest. Clubbing aficionados, however, point to Tong Ren Road as the hub of raunchy establishments.

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Welcome to the white side

WHEN YOU SEE hundreds of ghostly looking souls dressed in white heading through Central on Monday, you may be forgiven for thinking Halloween has come early. But there's nothing spooky about Hong Kong's first White Ball, one of the more ambitious and anticipated nights to hit the city's club scene in many a moon.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

The hip crowd

Royal City Avenue, or RCA to the initiated, has been a fixture of Bangkok nightlife since the mid-1990s. A 2.5km stretch of road jammed between noisy highways and bereft of residential charm, RCA was converted into a nightclub strip by canny investors who saw its hidden value.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Veuve Clicquot adds some bubbles to party circuit

In a city where the motto on the street is 'any excuse for a party', nightclubs are coming up with new ways to keep the crowd happy. JJ's and Greenspot were the old school choices for celebrities in the mood to boogie to live music, but their demise led to new nightclubs vying to be the new 'it' spot for celebrity sightings.

26 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Rock around the clock?

Face it, Singapore has never had a reputation for being a party town or for having much of a nightlife, especially for the young generation. For sure, there is a growing, but still small, arts scene and plenty of fantastic restaurants.

8 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Cultural Centre turns African nightclub, circa 1970

Orchestra Baobab

Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Final show last night

Audience members dancing in the aisles are not a typical feature of Arts Festival events, and when the party started it seemed to come as a surprise even to the 10 members of Orchestra Baobab.

1 Mar 2004 - 12:00am