Brah wrote: That's going to kill that cesspool of what Clarke Quay has become, the bridge that is now completely full of BYOBers on any given weekend. So maybe it's a good thing.
I suspect the issue runs deeper, but any action will only address the most public bits.
For example, I can walk down to my suburban mall, and the last 100yds is a footpath, where almost every bench is occupied by what in the UK are known as 'Winos'. I expect that translates, and if not > people sitting out in public drinking due to addiction. Then just before the shops at the end of that path, I walk under an HDB block. It has sets of benches there, front-to-back with people drinking (at lunchtime, as above).
Closing down some drinking spot in town is cosmetic. The underlying issue runs far deeper. Come to think of it, I can't think of anywhere I've been where 'public displays of 'quiet'* alcoholism' is more obvious, and I'm not talking as a result of visitors, or the Quays.
* Just just sitting on a bench and getting progressively smashed. Not causing a fuss, disturbance, trouble, as such...