It all started with St. Patrick's Day.(17th March for those who are unaware)
You would expect the Irish Bars to be busy-which they were,almost packed-out but the whole street was jumpin'
It was like a Friday night.....The only place that seemed to miss-out on the crowds was Reggae Bar,it was empty.
Gypsy Bar was really busy and laid on some entertainment in the form of a kilt-wearing bagpipe player accompanied by two drummers playing bangra-style.
It was all a bit weird and not very Irish but somehow it seemed to work.
An unexpected good night-out.
Then I heard that Reggae Bar and Elixir Club were both subject to a police raid the next night at around 11.30pm.
I understand it was nothing to do with vice but more to do with licensing/permits (you need about 70 different types of permit to operate a bar in KL)...or maybe it was linked to recent complaints about the noise.....
The sound-systems and CD's were confiscated but it was all "business as usual" the next night.