Friday, March 19, 2010

St.Patrick's Day at Gypsy Bar, Changkat Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

It's been an interesting few nights on Changkat Bukit Bintang
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.

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