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Went there with a few friends last fri, it was quite a happening place and the crowd was pretty good, the good point is lunar opens to 6am and is quite a fun place to party with friends. The lunar band rocks and i feel that the singers now are quite good in terms of there vocals and humour, of course including their looks looks as well, one of the female singer Sisi is Soooo cute.
As we sat on the second floor, the bartop and pole-dancing if also very entertaining and they would dance once the band finished there session...overrall it was very fun and the concept of getting tequila girls to sell shots wearing bikinis is also very ëntertaining....haha. The bottle price there is quite ok chivas oni at 138 at happy hour and grey goose only 118....quite reasonable for a club..
Been there once so far with my colleagues to chill out after having a meal at the Central. When we first arrived, there weren't many ppl there, as there was a private function held earlier. So we manged to grab quite good seats, where we could see the stage and yest steer clear of the speakers. The music there was mainly played by 3 different bands.
The music genre was a mixture of pop and chinese instruments like teh er-hu and gu-zheng. It was similar to the 女子十二乐坊， Most of the band players were from China and thus you could hear quite a strong accent from perhaps their hometown during their performance. Their vocals were ok but nt defnitely not fantastic. As for looks , the gals were not too bad, but the guys' hairdos were quite "outstanding".
As the hours ticked by, more ppl trickled in and started to get more and more crowded. And after listening to almost the same kind of songs by two bands, we decided to take our leave.
Overall, I would say this is a ok place for ppl to chill out. But one bad point i would like to point out is the alertness of teh staff at the bags deposit counter. I had deposited my pouch at the counter and when I went to retrieve it, the staff actually made a mistake and gave me a couple of shopping bags with several new branded handbags instead. So if Iw a steh dishonest type, I would have just taken away with the goods, and forsake my pouchbag, which only contained my brolly and nothing valuable at all.
SO do be carefula dn check through your stuff b4 you leave, to avoid realising your stuff are gone when you get home
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I received this eDM (electronic Direct Mailer) in my mailbox. From the design, I thought it was an atas club with nice stylo-mylo oriental music, possibly nostalgic and even some Shanghai Jazz too, interior decor that would make Shanghai Tang really proud and service that would come from a team of waitresses dressed in ankle length cheongsam.
So when Lunar opened, I got the girlfriend along with her friends to check the place out. Like all club openings, the place was packed and music booming.
Once we entered, the attention was on the large screen which was screening Rain's concert, with fans screaming in the background. There was hardly any room and on the first level, we decided to move up to the second floor. I was quite impressed by the lift and the waitress team that played lift attendants. Judging from their looks and grasp of English language, they were all our foreign talent directly from China. Good and Bad. Good because it sort of upped the kinky fantasies quotient. Bad because, well, you know how the locals think about foreign talent...
Since we are on the topic of the waitresses, their uniform was functional, especially the striking bob wig, which makes for easy identification in the dimmed environment. The whole package with the short cheongsam dress, stockings and boots however reignites the debate of whether Singapore's very own Annabelle Chong should be considered trailer trash or local pop culture icon.
There was hardly any standing room and it was rather difficult snaking through the crowd. When we managed to find an available spot to rest at, the live music started. The first reaction by the ladies was, "Bad singing of even worse songs."
A quick inspection and we realized it was a live band on stage. The female vocalists only scored in the looks department, singing wasn't great and failed to carry the feeling of the songs. Their attempts on interpretation failed spectacularly. Male vocalists weren't any better and looked liked the sharpei (Peking bulldog).
Just when I thought the music could get any worse, the band got off stage and house music resumed...
Guess what? They spun Afro-American Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B. Tak match to the extreme can!
Even though a waitress had previously taken our order, the drinks never came. Due to the crowds and the demand for the free drinks, we only managed to get one drink each after lots of pushing and shoving. I was pleasantly surprised by a quiet but friendly bartender who diligent served up requests of drinks.
We took our time to finish our drinks. One of the ladies wanted to hit the dance floor but was promptly discouraged by its emptiness. We decided to take our leave but also have a good look at the interior decor which was really nicely done up.
Some rather nice paintings too. There were also some racier ones on the ceiling, but I missed out taking photos of them. Guys, don't hate me for depriving you of those artistic paintings.
The ladies particularly liked this throne and spontaneously hammed it up there...
And the same pictures with some styling...
And just as we thought the first band couldn't get any worse, another ensemble took the the stage...
We waited for their first piece only to be disappointed and appalled yet again by the quality of sound made. It likened to the ad-hoc performances in Chinatown which employed Mainland Chinese ladies prancing around on stage looking as if they played the Chinese instrument.
So Lunar seemed to know nuts about Oriental music. Perhaps they should consult the Esplanade's producer for Huayi Festival for its musical direction. Seriously, the concerts there are much more happening.
My Parting Note on Lunar
Lunar to me is pretty much like Café Del Mar (Sentosa) where the music failed to fit its image. The management probably didn't think the crowds would appreciate anything that is non-mainstream. Great effort in the decor, but it fails spectacularly by missing the complete experience by miles.
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