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How to support your favourite nightclubs in Singapore

From merch shopping and donating, do your bit to keep Singapore's club culture alive while staying home

Nineteen80
Photograph: Nineteen80
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As bars and clubs in Singapore remain closed for more than a month due to the 'circuit breaker' measures, the days of after-work drinks, dancing in a crowded club, and booking a Grab ride home may seem like a distant memory. While social distancing has shaken up your Friday night routine, the unsettling situation has made a major impact on the nightlife industry as the public remains to stay at home. And if you'd like to continue letting your down at the city's nightclubs and parties, show some love and support them through copping merchandise and cash vouchers, donating a few dollars, and of course, tuning into the live streams.

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Cherry Discotheque
Photograph: Cherry Discotheque

Cherry Discotheque

There's never a shortage of cool merch for your wardrobe. Update it with merch from the cool kid's cave, Cherry Discotheque. There are three novelistic designs to choose from – two big boy cut tee shirts and a hoodie (from $80). While it might be a hefty price tag, each purchase comes with a month of complimentary entry and pass for any one of its in-house events happening after the 'circuit breaker'. That's a month's cover charge sorted. Teaming up with SGPayItForwardSG, the club will also be giving back to society by donating 10% processed of all orders.

Nineteen80
Photograph: Nineteen80

Nineteen80

While you turn your bedroom into a mini disco with Nineteen80's resident DJs every Friday via Together Forever: The Stay Home Boogie, do another two-step by giving another life to the arcade bar and discotheque. Bag yourself some Pay-It-Forward cash vouchers (from $20) from the club's temporary online store, which you can use for food and drink purchases once doors are reopened. The cash vouchers are tagged with additional perks and Nineteen80 merch too. But if you're feeling extra generous, feel free to tip the retro gang with any amount you wish via Paylah/Paynow QR available at Nineteen80's Facebook page.

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Pinball Wizard
Photograph: Pinball Wizard

Pinball Wizard

Nineteen80's sister space Pinball Wizard is also amping up the bedroom party vibes with energetic throwback bangers every Saturday on its Twitch channel. But besides doing the hustle, the Dougie, or everything else in between, get your wallet out for its Pay-It-Forward cash vouchers (from $20). Each voucher entitles you to complimentary entry for two (worth $18 each), and can be used for booze and bites once the lights are back on its pinball machines.

Zouk merch
Photograph: Zouk

Zouk

Let Zouk bring its signature experience to your home with Zouk Digital, complete with live DJ sets, fitness classes, cocktail masterclasses, and creative conversation. While you're at it, peruse the cool wares on its online store, where you can cop everything from tote bags, caps, and t-shirts (from $13.30).

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Photograph: Unsplash/Sarthak Navjivan

#GotYouCoveredSG

It's not a nightclub per sé, but it's worth doing good for a shindig. Known for their throwback shindig This Is The 90s, break-up songs appreciation party This Is Heartbreak, and female-centric hip-hop night This Is Cozy at various nightclubs in Singapore, the Paper Street Soap Company recently started the #GotYouCoveredSG campaign to encourage revellers to donate to any charity of their choice at giving.sg. By donating the usual cover charge ($30), you'll be entitled to free entry at the next jamboree once things are back to normal. Each donation acts as an exchange for entry, therefore counting it as your paid cover charge for any future party of your choice, including any of the This Is event. Once you've donated, take a screenshot of it and post the receipt up on your Instagram story with the hashtag #GotYouCoveredSG and tags @thisisthe90s_, @thisisheartbreak_ or @thisiscozy_ . This is so your donation could be validated by the team.

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