SINGAPORE: Popular nightspot Clarke Quay, which houses a range of restaurants, clubs and pubs, was a hive of activity on the eve of Christmas.
Its management told Channel NewsAsia on Tuesday that it saw almost double the usual number patrons on the eve of the public holiday.
Partying got under way on Tuesday evening.
Fatema Raks, a professional belly dancer who performed at Clarke Quay, said: "People are in a festive mood, in the Christmas mood, everybody goes out to eat. It's actually quite fun!"
Many were also in the mood to mix work and play.
Kaarthhik, outlet manager at Mulligan’s, said: "The spirit is very high, everybody is celebrating, every customer is smiling, so it's quite enjoyable to work on the eve of a public holiday."
The police were also present to make sure everyone had good, clean and safe fun.
Most restaurants and pubs in Clarke Quay had come up with special promotions for the eve of Christmas, but that was not the only reason revellers were there.
Most of them said they love the partying atmosphere.
Some have already made plans to return next week to mark New Year's Day. - CNA/xq
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