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Champagne sparklers banned in clubs on safety concerns

Due to safety concerns, these sparklers will not be allowed to be used at nightspot premises

Published on Apr 24, 2013 7:58 AM
Pangaea club girls holding bottles of champagne with sparklers attached. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The thrill of being served premium champagne lit by sparklers is no longer a luxury that nightclubs in Singapore can offer to patrons.

Life! understands that over the past two weeks, the Singapore Civil Defence Force has been sending out advisories to nightspots offering this bottle service, instructing them to refrain from igniting sparklers within their premises as they are deemed a fire safety hazard.

Attaching lit sparklers to bottles of champagne became popular here about two years ago and it became a trendy thing to do at clubs such as the now- defunct members-only nightclub Filter, ultralounge Pangaea, Zouk, Dream, Mink and club lounge Royal Room.

The attention-grabbing practice was especially popular among big-spenders opening magnum bottles of Dom Perig- non or Cristal champagne, which can cost upwards of $1,000.

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