TRAVELOGUE

Shanghai: Cirque le Soir

I don’t even remember how we ended up deciding to go to Cirque le Soir our second night, but we did. As usual, I took a backseat in planning our itinerary- I’m usually happy to tag along in experiencing whatever Ade and Puey (the chronic planners in this group) put on the table for our trips, whether it be inhaling the expensive air of branded shops (which is really all I can afford), or visiting circus-themed nightclubs on a spur of the moment. Just as long as I get to see new sights and possibly take pictures for my ailing memory.

Once we got back to our hotel after a day’s worth of exploring, we found ourselves rummaging through our luggages in an effort to put together club-appropriate attire. It’s quite boggling that none of us even planned for the clubbing scene for our trip, yet we already went to clubs the first two nights in Shanghai. I had packed sparingly, so it was pure luck that I brought this black neoprene dress from Forever 21 along. The alternative was my temple dress, which was absolutely out of the question- I went to a club in Bangkok wearing that a month later and Ottie said that it looked like a nun had gone crazy. Haha!

Getting dressed and ready to go to Cirque le Soir in Shanghai.Ade, Puey, and me all dressed up! And subsequently Ade and I goofing around after we vetoed Puey’s tights (it made her look like she was going to watch a play) and she went to change out of them.

Ren, Ade, and Puey outside Cirque le Soir, Shanghai.At the lobby of the shopping mall where Cirque le Soir was located… the chilly night air was blowing right at us because the automated doors opened when I stretched my arm out for a shot, so this photo actually accounts for that moment right before our reactions. XD

Dragonfly by Gu Zhen Hua. Outside Cirque le Soir, Shanghai.Dragonfly by Gu Zhen Hua. I adored this painting. It hangs on the wall across from the elevators.

Entrance at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.We were early so we skipped the queue.

Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.I loved the decor, and how posh the place looked while adhering to the circus theme.

Bartenders at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.Cute bartender making our drinks. Ade and Puey expressed their shock at my whiskey because it was the strongest of the bunch (they had ordered mixes), and it didn’t help that I’d ordered mine neat because I didn’t want my drink to be diluted. I guess it was the first time they had seen me displaying the influence of living in places where alcohol is a quadrillion times cheaper than in Singapore.

Alcohol at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.Cheers! That’s Ade’s nails glowing in the black light.

Pretty performer sitting on the bar at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.Hired costumes littered the area, posing for photos before their performances later on.

Ren, Puey, and Ade taking a picture with a performer in a cage at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.

Ade, Puey, and Ren with free candy floss at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.Free popcorn and candy floss!

Selfie and Puey with Chewbacca costume at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.

Performers on stage at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.

Holographic photograph of Ren, Ade, and Puey at Cirque le Soir nightclub in Shanghai.We also took a 3D holographic picture at the photobooth there.

It was a great night. :)

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