Figured I might as well write about the Ministry of Sound since I’m sure a lot of people are going to be checking the place out (or at least trying to) during the holiday season.
A bunch of us decided to check out the newly-opened MoS at Clarke Quay last weekend. When we got there around midnight, there were throngs of people waiting in line to get in. The line was ridiculously long – it stretched around the block and was barely moving. I can’t imagine there were people patient enough to stand in a line that didn’t even look like it was ever going to get anywhere. But that probably just added to the allure of MoS, I suppose. In any case, thanks to some lobang, we managed to score VIP entry and got to bypass the line. I wouldn’t even have bothered to attempt getting in if not for that…getting too old for that lah. ;)
I’m not going to go into the details of the interior and all, since there’ve been lots of reviews on that. Suffice to say we were pretty impressed. It was plush, luxe, cool, and ghetto, depending which room you were in. Very cool. The club really wasn’t all that packed (I’m guessing there was crowd control in place, hence the long lines outside), which was perfect since I’m not a big fan of the whole sardine experience.
As expected, the music at MoS is good – there’s something for whatever you’re itching to move to. The one room that was packed to the walls (“To the window! To the wall! To the sweat drop down my“…oh wait, never mind…) was the hip-hop room Smoove, which I personally thought was the coolest get-up in the whole complex, with its chain link fence and mock Harlem b-ball court set up. My friends preferred the upper level though, particularly the 54 (retro) and Pure (I wasn’t in there long but I think they play chill-out in there) rooms. And of course there’s the main dance floor on the lower level that plays electronic/dance.
You know, I’m going to have to say that I like MoS more than I do Zouk. It’s definitely worth checking out, although I’d probably wait for the hype (and crowds) to die down a bit.
Happy New Year everyone! =)