Wrecker's ball fails to beat down Asiania

Deng Xiaoping promised the dancing would continue. Photo: AP

China's late leader Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s famously promised Hongkongers that even after the handover in 1997, both "horse racing and dancing will continue".

The horse racing continues but the dancing is getting few and far between.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 3:14am

Hostess clubs close in Hong Kong

Club Bboss in Tsim Sha Tsui, known for conspicuous consumption, closed its doors this year. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

China's opening to the West has brought fundamental change to Hong Kong, and among the losers from the transformation have been the city's once-famous nightclubs.

This year the two biggest have closed: Club Bboss and its nearest competitor, Club Paris. Only Club de Hong Kong survives, where punters face a minimum door charge of HK$2,500 to HK$3,000.

24 Dec 2012 - 4:07am

Look no further than Size's honest Vitality Express

Honest in racehorse form doesn't come any better than Vitality Express and the John Size-trained five-year-old gets the right formula at Happy Valley tonight to score a feature win in the Hong Kong Football Club 125th Anniversary Cup (1,800m).

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Shane Kehoe

Beijing Club Tomorrow, 10pm

The era of the overpaid, over-hyped superstar DJ is over, but the superclubs where they rose to fame are alive and kicking, showcasing a more down-to-earth breed of turntable technician.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

US sailors feel ripped off at having to pay door fees in Wan Chai bars

It could have been happier hour.

Some US sailors were displeased last week after having to pay a door fee at a couple of Wan Chai clubs - especially since many locals do not have to pay a cover charge at those establishments throughout the year.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Owners will have plenty of fun with Bouncer, says Prebble

Brett Prebble was happy to get 'the crumbs' from Douglas Whyte as the Caspar Fownes-trained Bouncer put up another impressive effort to three wins on end in the Victoria Racing Club Trophy (1,600m), but it wasn't as easy as the results will show.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sexing up the city

Asia's premier annual beach party, ZoukOut, on Singapore's Sentosa Island, is proving so popular that this year might be the last chance for loyal revellers to rave up on the beach.

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


The Boy is back in town

A decade after he presided over hedonistic handover festivities at the Unity 1997 party, Boy George is returning to Hong Kong.

George Alan O'Dowd has carved out a career as a successful DJ since he left 1980s pop outfit Culture Club,

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Stand and deliver - it's the Beccle bouncers

At Operation Santa Claus we like to keep all fund-raising efforts strictly above board and legal.

But blackmail, extortion, trading on guilt and any other dodgy tactics are fine by us, if you think you can get away with it. And, more importantly, if you are under 10.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Night invaders

Foreigners are taking over the city state's nightlife. No, not the hordes of Brits and Aussies descending on the quaint, but over-hyped Boat Quay or the pretty young things at local businessman Michael Ma's latest bar. I'm talking about foreign-branded nightclubs.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Theme tuned

SOME YOU CAN get invited to only via SMS or e-mail; others are announced on flyers in a few select venues around town. Welcome to the world of independent parties, which are all the rage with Singapore's clued-in clubbers.

28 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Club class

Just a moment sir, madame, there's a bit of a queue for the cloakroom, so if you would wait here, we'll let you inside in a few ticks. Shouldn't be long ... Tim? You're not on the list. I'll radio upstairs and see if they can squeeze you in. While you're waiting, perhaps I can rustle you up light refreshments?'

11 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Spin city

AS THE NORTHERN hemisphere heads into winter, a handful of the world's top DJs are migrating south for the hottest beach party this side of the equator. In case you hadn't heard, the outdoor dance-fest that's fast becoming an annual stop on the global party calendar is Singapore's ZoukOut.

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Man held for allegedly stabbing son to death

29 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

HK tour groups adopt 'wait and see' attitude

Hong Kong tour groups were continuing with their holidays yesterday despite the bombings.

The executive director of the Travel Industry Council, Joseph Tung Yao-chung, said at least two tour parties were in Bali, one of 17 people and the other of 18.

14 Oct 2002 - 12:00am