Virgin Clubbing Experience | ZULA ChickChats | EP 84On December 24, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
This girl saw him, she like him, she also drunk, then she said, “Finger me.” And he fingered her on the dance floor. Hi, I’m Gab. Hi, I’m Xin Hui. Hi, I am Gwen. Hi, I’m Leah. And this is ZULA ChickChats! Okay guys, welcome to this episode of ChickChats, and in today’s episode we’re gonna be talking
about clubbing culture in Singapore, and as well as some unspoken rules
when it comes to clubbing. So let’s start off with your first ever clubbing experience. When I was 14, a few of my friends
decided to bring a few of us out and then, [we] went to this club- – that I shall not name.
– What? – Oh my god.
– And we were inside for, like, a while. A few days later, we found out that the club shut down, ‘cause on that night that we went right, uhm, someone reported us, saying that- there were kids entering this place
and they were in the club. Then boom! Shut down. Oh my god. Xin Hui, how about you? She’s the youngest here, by the way. – Ya! She’s so young.
– How old are you now? 19. 19? Okay, so please share your fresh stories
‘cause all of us are too old. My first time was when I was eighteen,
so it was last year. ‘Cause my birthday is very near National Day, so I went on National Day Eve. It was very weird, ‘cause we had to sing ‘mari kita’ (the national anthem)
in the club. Huh? Then got- Then got the EDM version? No, no, no, like really ‘mari kita’. Like, legit. Then, got not just mari kita, got the- ♫ This is home ♫ Then very, very weird. So I never went clubbing when I turned
18, in that year. But the next year when I was like- I finished with A-levels right,
my friend turned 18 in January. Then we just, like, “Eh, actually you never go clubbing before right?” And she’s like, “Ya, I never go.” Then just like, “Eh, you wanna go or not?” So, we just decided, like, let’s go. And then she got a lot of older guy friends right, so they were like, “Eh, like, we bring y’all
along ah”, that kind. My friend kena this guy just shove the
phone in her face with the keypad there. Then I’m just, like- So what is she supposed to do with this keypad? Is like, “Huh?!” Then he like- *weird gestures* Then I’m just, like, no. But she, like, anyhow press
some random number inside. But it was a very strange experience for me, ‘cause I was just, like, “Wah people so direct in the club ah?” Then I just, okay, okay, interesting, interesting. Gwen, how about you? I think I’m the typical kinda girl. Only in poly, like, close to Year 2 right, then
I started my first clubbing experience. It was normal la, it was my first time
drinking also, actually. Oh, okay. [I] was drinking until I was, like, flushing and I don’t- Oh, I puked. Oh god. So literally everything was my first. Which club did you go, actually? Zouk. The old one. Jiak Kim street right? The old one… She don’t know, she’s like, “What is that, what is that?” So for someone who has never stepped
foot in a club before, right, what can you tell them, that a club inside
looks like and what can you expect? I mean, what I can say right, when I go inside, I freaking shook, right,
that the music damn loud. And then, oh my god, sometimes it’s really damn crowded right, then it’s damn irritating, ‘cause it’s like, people just keep squeezing you, then you keep squeezing them, then you irritated that they squeeze you, but then sometimes you also squeeze other people. Then you’re just like- UGH! I feel, like, the nights that you choose to go right, sometimes the music is good. ‘Cause like certain DJs, but sometimes the music is really like trash. So, like, got different clubs to go to for the
different kinds of music that you like. ‘Cause at Zouk it’s legit like, “Enk, enk,” like that one. – Enk enk.
– But then like- Maybe like Cherry… Ya, okay… True. But speaking of, like, the types of clubs right, so I want to have this short comparison of our generation versus your generation. Where else do y’all go? Usually go to Zouk. [I] think got like the- Is it called Wan? Oh ya. It’s quite popular now. Then got what else ah? Got all the
single-word name clubs… Oh my god, is there one called Yang? Is it Yang? Ya! You know how I know? ‘Cause my sister posts on her IG story,
then I like, “What the fuck is this place?” Zouk! Old Zouk! Oh ya, I prefer the old Zouk. Really? But I’ve never been there.
How is it like? How is it different? It’s smaller? It’s, like, narrower, but I don’t think it’s smaller. Okay, ya, maybe. Then if you turn left right, if I’m not wrong, it’s to… Phuture, right? Ya, Phuture. Phuture. Now still got lah, it’s the same I think. No, so there is- Last time got Velvet, now don’t have. Now is, like, Capital. Are there any very memorable experiences
when you have gone clubbing? One day my friend told me, “Gab, I owe you something.” Then she’s like, “Okay, I buy you Graveyard.” Then she brought me to… Phuture? When DJ Ghetto was playing. Oh my god. In Zouk ah. Then she’s like, “Okay, let’s go to DJ booth.” Then I saw my friend in the crowd, then I’m like, “Bro, what’s up!” Then because, right, DJ Ghetto beside me on my right, and then what was in front of me was the turntable. And then I put my hand on the- on the turntable. All of a sudden right, DJ Ghetto grabbed me, and he threw me to one side and said,
“Bro, what the fuck are you doing?” But I didn’t know what was going on, ‘cause I was drunk. After that, right, ’cause I didn’t want anybody to see me, I ducked and walked out of the club. And then my friends came to me and they were like, “Gab, what the fuck happened?” I said, “Huh? What do you mean
what happened? I just smoking lah, why?” Then he said, “Bro, you stopped the music.” I stopped the music in Phuture. Holy shit. You didn’t realise? I didn’t know, I- Oh my god. I didn’t hear that the music stopped. To me, I just, “Sup bro!” I think he was too focused on like- You’re legend leh. That’s freaking legendary. – Ya!
– Freaking funny, oh my god. Xin Hui, got any stories? So I was with my friend’s friends. They were pre-drinking at the Red Bridge. Then got this guy come to me,
he’s like my friend’s friend ah. Then he just- He swapped my drink. – Oh.
– Huh? What? Ya, he swapped my drink. Then I a bit, like, huh? Then I was high already, but I was still conscious enough to know that something was up. So I damn bloody scared, like,
he spiked my drink or something. Typically, when you drink, you get a bottle of hard liquor plus, like, mixers lah. So if this is the cup right, the hard liquor is like this, and then the mixer is like this mah. Okay. But then when my friend drank it, right, it tasted like this much hard liquor and this much mixer. Okay. Then that night he toh. So like, ya. It could have been you. I think he was intentionally trying to get us drunk. Okay. Or rather me, ‘cause he swapped my drink. But, like, I was just cautious lah, like, maybe he spiked my drink or
whatever, but he never la, but- I think it’s still very important to be
aware of your surroundings, when you’re drinking especially,
of your cups. Ya, of course. I actually have one. Okay. It was quite bad to the point where like, my friends had to go [to the] police station. Oh god, why? And there was a weapon involved. Oh no. It was after Dinner and Dance in poly,
then we went to a club, and then someone, like, banged onto me. Then my ex-boyfriend was so angry that he and
his gang started, like, trying to ask him, “Eh, what you doing?” like that kind of
thing la, trying to fight and all. Then that guy was, like, so drunk also and
high, he said, “What what? Want fight ah?” Okay, so in the end they fought in the club,
then the bouncer bring them out. Then suddenly the guy took out a knife. Because he was already drunk, so we were very scared that he’s gonna charge towards one of them. Ya, then someone called the police
and the police came. I was very shocked. I remember sobbing and crying ‘cause- Why you cry? Why like- ‘Cause it was my ex-boyfriend. Ya, then it was ‘cause of me. Oh, that’s the thing with clubs ah, I tell you. Hit anybody, or like, touch anybody right- You know, it’s so freaking crowded, like
sometimes things happen accidentally. Just like, move the fuck on, you know what I mean? I think mine is the most rabs one, it was Halloween. And then- We decided to go with a superhero theme. So my friend was Black Widow,
and I was Wonder Woman. Then I went inside the club, and then I
knew one of my other friends was there. So I texted my- I was with my main group, I said, “Eh, I go and find my friend- my other friend for around 10 minutes,
I will come back.” Then I text back, “Eh guys where are you?” Then suddenly, “Uh, one of our friends
got hit on the head with a bottle.” Then I just, like, what? I just read the text and then I like, “Bottle?” Then I found my friends standing outside. I was like, “Okay, so what the fuck happened?” She got hit on the head with a bottle, and now
her head is bleeding, and it’s quite bad. So okay, I went to the hospital with her. This is the first time I ever rode in an ambulance. It was, like, my bucket list. Like, “Check!” But ya. In your Wonder Woman- In my Wonder Woman costume! Keep in my mind, the entire time I was
in my Wonder Woman costume. Then I was walking in, everybody looked at us right, then I realised I really looked like a crazy ass motherfucker in my red heels and like super- I still have the freaking crown on my head okay? Never doing this again, so ya,
that was damn embarrassing. Okay, moving on. We talk about some
unspoken rules when it comes to clubbing. So… For example, a lot of people say, like,
when you go to a club, there must be a certain number of girls,
certain number of guys, kind of thing. For me right now, I prefer going with just girls. Same. I have more fun with girls than with guys. Ya, so- As long as you think that you know
that you can protect yourself, like, know a guy wants to touch you and
all right, it’s okay to just say no, or, like, just stop him like, “Sorry.” Or you can just say, “I have a boyfriend.” I think, like, one important thing is
don’t pangseh (ditch) your friend in clubs. That’s the most irritating thing. Two of us, just me and my friend go ah, she pangseh (ditched) me when it was just
two people, that kind of thing. As in she went to find some guy,
and then the guy got table. But then obviously she [was]
very interested in that guy. But then I don’t know anybody at the table, but she didn’t even bother
introducing me to anybody. That is, like, damn awkward. Oh no, the worst is, like, when your friend
toh (pass out) right, then after that, like, the group just decides to leave. Then you are the only person there
left with the friend. Oh my god. I never experienced that before. I never experienced it also. If one toh (pass out), someone has to take care,
or just go. If one toh (pass out), all will go home. Ya, correct, all go home together. I have gone to Zouk before right, and drank outside, and then someone toh (passed out) outside the club- before we even went it. Never go. – Ya.
– All go home. Okay last time in our- – days right,
– Generation. it’s like you chant or whatever,
nobody will scold you or anything lah, nobody kicks you out and stuff. But, I think, like, in much more recent years, like, you really will get thrown out of the
club if you even mutter a word. For me, my last unspoken rule is kind of like, if you are going to a club,
be prepared to kind of dance. Even if you don’t know how to dance, just like that. Can already. Raise your hands. Ya. What do you wear to a club? No slippers, of course. – No slippers, definitely.
– You won’t get allowed in. Ya, ya I feel like last time, a lot of girls wear very
like- bodycon dress all this kind. Nowadays is like, sneakers, jeans. As long as you feel comfortable,
you feel like you won’t get, you know, so exposed. For example, if you want to wear bodycon right, you don’t want to start raising your hand
and you have to like- – Ya, ya, ya.
– Pull your skirt. Or if you wear strapless bra,
then you keep have to adjust all. A lot of things to take note. You know, there are some guys, right,
like to wear layer over layer over layer. Oh my god. Then they fucking sweaty. Ya. If it’s a turn-off for me, as another guy right,
to walk past you, and then I smell you and then I rub, rub then got water on my hand. – Then-
– Oh god. You think any girl will like you? Have responsibility. Know yourself, know your limit. If you know that you cannot
drink so much right, then don’t. Guys, please work on your responsibility as well. You want to drink, don’t fight. Don’t go and anyhow touch people. In general right, Singaporean guys
got this damn stupid problem. Imagine I am the girl, then Singaporean guys right,
like to come from behind right, then they put the hands around
the waist like that, then they hold. Right? Right? You see, producers agree. You never do before? I never! Don’t lie! Don’t fake! You know why I never do before? Why? ‘Cause I don’t dare. I don’t dare to approach. I just, “Hello?” “Want dance with me?” Hello. – At least you asked.
– Ya, I asked. What kind of advice would you give to
guys who want to impress girls? Talk to them nicely lah. So sometimes what happened last time is, like, if someone is interested in you or
whatever right, they usually tell your friend, “Eh, actually my friend wants to dance with
your friend, can or not?” that kind of thing. So is, like, ask permission. Ya, rather than, like, you tap the girl
and like, “Can I dance with you?” Then sometimes also a bit like, “Oh okay, a bit shook.” But you know, you go through the friends, then the friends like, “Eh, got this guy
want to dance with you.” Then they can at least QC a bit, you know. Once a girl- You clearly know that a girl is
drunk, do not take advantage. Respect them and then, also, like, if they say no, just okay lah. Well, with that said, we have come to the end of this episode. So thank you guys for watching. We kind of talk a little about the whole
clubbing scene in Singapore, and also like, I guess how to behave appropriately
in different situations. Ya, so if you want to take our advice, go ahead. If you don’t want to, feel free to share your
own advice in the comments down below. And also let us know what to talk about next time. And don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe. Bye!