WHO: Gilbert Yeung (Dragon-I Club, Hong Kong) interviewed by Chris Ho (DJ, Lush 99.5FM, Hong Kong)
WHAT: Chris leads the discussion as Gilbert relays the story of his journey from fashion event producer to successful nightlife mogul via recession, politics and the clampdown to eventually thriving in the major international nightlife destination that Hong Kong is today. His tells of his very first inspiration, how he rode the wave of regime change, the ethics that makes his clubs feel like home and where the Hong Kong scene could go from here.
HIGHLIGHTS: THow it was back in the day, being old school and channelling craziness. It’s all about the packaging, the ex-pat exodus and the suicide of HK Rave. We also discover just why Dragon-I won’t be opening up in China anytime soon…
On hospitality – “If you are inside our door, you are our guest and good friend.”
On the authorities – “Hong Kong is welcoming if you behave well.”
On social media – “We still believe that word of mouth is the best way to promote our outlets.”