Where there are wealthy Westerners on holiday, there'll no doubt be a blue chip nightclub. The dawn of “EDM” has exacerbated this, resorts catering ever more for holidaying hedonists seeking out a mainroom clubbing experience while on vacation.
The entrance of Republiq into this poll shouldn't be a surprise, then. Located inside Resorts World Manila, a plush entertainments complex in the heart of The Philippines for well-off travellers, its opulent baroque-themed confines have existed as the natural next stop for high-rollers following a night at the roulette table since it opened in June 2010.
In January, Swedish House Mafia stirred the VIP area into a frenzy amid a hail of CO2 and confetti with their One Last Tour, while its skimpily-clad dancers gyrated to the likes of Avicii, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Kaskade and Porter Robinson at various points over the past 12 months.