Clubbing Tips for a Safe Night Out
The pilot test for clubs is starting soon in Singapore although we have not gotten the information on which clubs are participating and if permissions have been granted by the authorities.
There will be some choices of nightspots to visit such as karaokes, pubs as well as clubs.
For ladies new to the clubbing scene and for those who have not gone for a long time, (Who has?) this article serves to remind ladies on how to have fun but still stay safe on night outs.
1. If you’re not wearing safety shorts, wear a tight skirt
If it’s your first time clubbing, know that a clubbing outfit should be comfortable, safe, and easy to remove when you visit the loo.
Heels are great, but if you walk like a newborn giraffe in them, you should probably stick to black flats. If you insist on heels, get thick-heeled boots with a platform for maximum feet support.
Rompers are cute but they aren’t the most practical outfit. There’s a good chance you’ll regret your outfit choice when you’re peeing, almost naked and half-drunk.
If you choose to wear a flouncy skirt, wear safety shorts so you won’t accidentally flash yourself. A tight faux leather skirt is a good choice because it doesn’t move around much.
2. On wearing makeup
The makeup you wear is temporary, but the pictures posted on Instagram are forever. On a night out, chances are your squad will take loads of selfies and post Insta-stories all night.
To look your best, you’ll want to avoid common makeup mistakes like wearing foundation with a high SPF lest your face be ghostly white in pics.
3. Bring a small sling bag
Sometimes, bringing a sling bag to hold your lipstick, keys, cards, and a little cash can be the difference between a fun night out and crying over losing all your shit when you’re drunk.
Arguably, dancing with a bag bouncing all over your chest may kill your vibe. But your bag will come in handy if a guy tries to grind on you. Simply position your bag to create a space between your ass and the intruding crotch.
4. Never pee alone
Remember how in school, you always went to the toilet with at least one girlfriend? At the club, this rule is more important than ever.
Aside from making sure your lipstick is on point, your gal pal can hold your hair back or pass you tissues if you need to throw up in the toilet. And if you’re dead drunk, there’ll be someone to run out for help.
5. Club with a larger group of friends
The downside of clubbing in a big group: There’s a good chance you’ll lose track of your friends, that someone will lie too intoxicated to move outside the club, and there’ll be a drunk crying girl.
6. Dance on the podium
Alternatively, dance on the podium. You get more space to move, and you don’t have to deal with pervs trying to touch you.
7. Avoiding unwanted male attention
If someone hits on you and you ain’t feeling it but are too shy to reject their advances, here are some ways you can respond: 1) Grab your girlfriend and say you need to go to the toilet. Leave and never come back. 2) Say you have a boyfriend, and you’re not interested in him. 3) Say you have a girlfriend, and you’re not interested in guys.
Ultimately, you need to make the move to walk away from the source of unwanted attention.
8. Tell your friends exactly where you are
At clubs, there are good-looking guys aplenty and sometimes, a handsome stranger might ask you to go somewhere to talk, makeout or dance for a bit.
If you decide you wanna get with a random dude, always tell your friends. Making sure your friends know where to look for you means they can keep an eye on you and bail you out if he gets too gropey- or starts becoming violent.
9. Never drink from a cup that has left your hands
Though Singapore is pretty safe, it’s unwise to take your safety for granted. Drinks can be spiked with drugs and even cigarette ash.
Don’t leave your drink unattended. If a stranger buys you a drink because you’re a pretty young thing, make sure you watch said drink being poured so you know it’s not spiked.
Personally, I prefer to hold onto my glass, or down my drink in one gulp. This way, it’s easier for me to keep track of how many drinks I’ve taken and I’m 100% sure my drink is safe.
10. How to move through the crowd
Sometimes, it can get real crowded in clubs. If you need to make your way through a packed dance floor, know it’s easier to dance your way across than force your way through.
Also, remember to be polite and say “excuse me” as you cut a path through the mass of bodies. I usually hold onto my friends’ hands and keep my arms close to my chest so my boobs are protected from accidental bumps.
11. Let go only if you have sober patrol
Clubbing is only as fun as the people you go with. Preferably, go with responsible drunks you can trust.
If you choose to toy dangerously with your alcohol limit, have your less drunk friend watch out for you so you won’t be one of the casualties laying outside the club.
12. If someone tries to touch you, don’t let it slide
Unfortunately, sexual assault does happen in Singapore’s clubs. I know how some guys would purposely keep their hands low and palms out when walking through the crowd, in hopes of brushing against a girl’s ass or crotch.
While you can’t control how these boys act, you can stand up for yourself if you’ve been touched inappropriately. Shout, grab their hands, and get your friends to confront them if you’re too afraid.
Whatever you do, don’t think it’s okay because “these things just happen in clubs”.
13. Hire a Valet to drive you and your car home safely
Singapore has strict drink driving laws. If you drove to drink and club, make a advance booking with BookValet at https://www.bookvalet.com.sg/bookings-checkout/drive-home-valet-service/book for our drive home valet service or simply call us 30min before leaving the club.
Happy Clubbing! Stay Safe!