261 clubs and restaurant operators join fight against drugs

A record 261 clubs and restaurant operators, including St James Power Station (above), have pledged their support for the National Council Against Drug Abuse's Clubs Against Drugs campaign. The campaign will run from Friday to Jan 3 next year. -- ST
A record 261 clubs and restaurant operators, including St James Power Station (above), have pledged their support for the National Council Against Drug Abuse's Clubs Against Drugs campaign. The campaign will run from Friday to Jan 3 next year. -- ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - A record 261 clubs and restaurant operators have pledged their support for the Clubs Against Drugs campaign.

This includes popular clubs such as The Butter Factory at Fullerton Road, Sentosa Gateway's St James Power Station and Clarke Quay's Crazy Elephant.

The campaign is an initiative by the National Council Against Drug Abuse to urge Singaporeans to stay off drugs when they party.

It will run from this Friday to Jan 3.

Mr Victor Lye, the council's chairman, said: "Our youths may be tempted to try drugs, thinking that some drugs may be harmful or that doing drugs are "cool". Drugs are definitely not cool."

Mr Dennis Foo, chief executive of St James Holding, added that he is fully committed to stamping out drug abuse in his clubs. "Year after year, we see more industry players coming together to support the good cause," he said.

The campaign has created a digital pledge wall on its Clubbing Without Drugs Facebook page which will run through the campaign period. Facebook users who submit an anti-drug pledge will be eligible for a weekly lucky draw.