Bar top dancing

October 3, 2001
Singapore Democrats

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Vivian Balakrishnan at bar top dancing“If you want to dance on a bar top, some of us will fall off that bar top. Some people will die as a result of liberalising bar-top dancing.

Not just because they’ve fallen off the bar top, but because it’s usually a young girl with a short skirt who’s dancing on it, who may attract some insults from some other men. The boyfriend starts fighting.

Some people will die. Blood will be shed for liberalising the policy.” (
Straits Times, 3 Oct 01)

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

Chairman of Remaking S’pore Committee


[Bar-top dancing was legalised in Singapore in Sep 03]