The new Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill restricts late-night drinking in public
After an outpouring of outrage, a survey of 1145 people that was supposed to be representative of the population’s opinion, and a lively three-hour debate, the parliament has decided to tell us what we already knew right from the start. The Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill will actually be a thing. The law is expected to come into effect in April 2015.
In total, 17 MPs debated about the bill, with almost all supporting it.
Thus concludes a week and a half of reaction since the bill was first proposed, and it seems like none of the improvements suggested will be put into place.
— Singapolitics (@singapolitics) January 30, 2015
That’s right, it will soon be illegal to drink in public places between the hours of 10.30pm and 7.30am, retail shops will no longer sell alcohol after 10.30pm, and you could go to jail if caught drunk in public.
Do you hear the people wail? Wailing the songs of drunken men
Hear that? That’s the collective wail of young people everywhere as they realize that the pre-drinking rituals before hitting clubs will soon be a thing of the past.
Check out this video of DJ George Leong saying that clubs might just start offering 1-for-1 deals to appeal to drinkers. (Scroll to 1.13 as he starts explaining drinking trends)
Yes, I’m sure clubs will be “very happy” to bring the clubbers and even make drinks so “cheap”, that prices will be “comparable” to those outside. Does this guy have no idea how much one beer at Zouk costs?
We’re not saying this guy’s not legit, but when his personal website (as advertised on Facebook) isn’t even alive, it’s just a little difficult to take him seriously.
Check out the
5 4 things you need to know about the alcohol ban here, as well as our helpful guide to places that you can still drink at. If you have the time, why not read about why reaction surveys about the alcohol ban make no sense, and get some laughs from our top 8 reactions to the alcohol ban.