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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Invalid Denial to Re-entry at St.James Powerstation...

Something unpleasant happened at St. James Powerstation in the wee hours of this morning which left a sour taste in our mouths.

To cut the long story short, we had spent the earlier part of the night drinking at the Gallery Bar, following which we adjourned to Tiger Live Room. It was 1:00a.m. when we were at Tiger's re-entry queue where we were denied re-entry.

And the reason for the denial? Two of my friends were wearing T-shirts.

Visible stunned by this excuse for a second, it was not tough to voice our protest on the spot. There were people in T-shirts all over Tiger Live Room. I pointed to a guy in the main queue(not my re-entry queue) and asked the female staff(whose name was given as Zila),"We can't go in because we are wearing non-collared T-shirts. So are you saying that he cannot go in too, since he is wearing a non-collared T-shirt."

To which she answered,"We will allow him in if the management allows."

My friend pointed to someone inside the club and said,"He is wearing a non-collared T-shirt, why can he get inside and we can't."

To which she answered,"His T-shirt is different from yours."

That ended after she asked for our IC and she claimed that she will asked the Management whether she can let us in.

What crab?!

What can our IC tell her, that will over-ride "her house-rule" of "no non-collared T-shirts allowed entry", other than the fact that we are of legal age to drink? If you ask me for my credit card just so you can check on my credit limit, it might still have made slight sense.

That totally spoiled the night. All my years(make that a decade) since I started clubbing, I had never come across a denial to re-entry that was so hard to swallow. It was made worst by the fact that it took place at a club which we had been frequenting, chalking up spendings in the hundreds each week.

It was acceptable to be told of a Full-House and we had to be turned away. That would have left us with no grounds for argument. In this case, the excuses dished out was simply not acceptable as there was no consistency across the board. To put it directly, we were discriminated blatantly.

We have lodged a complaint and will see to it that St.James' Management gives us an answer. Failing which, we will not hesitate to bring this matter up on public forums.


At 1:53 AM, Blogger lancerlord said...

You didn't hand in your ICs, did you?

At 2:57 AM, Blogger TriplePeriod said...

Of course not. The request was unreasonable to start with.

At 7:58 AM, Blogger lancerlord said...

Good. Else they can enter your particulars into their internal database.

At 10:25 AM, Blogger poisonlady said...

I think very hard to hor the clubs all very dua pai one...damn Hao Lian...

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Simplelife said...

Hi! A random visitor here. Being discriminated against is a sucky feeling. Juz curious: What about you and your friends do you think were discriminated against? For instance, were you dressed really sloppily and therefore they disciminate against poor people (or at least people who appear poor)? Maybe they are not practising any form of discrimination but were juz ineffectual in the management of the line.


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