In every city, there is a red-light district. Geylang is a well-known for its prostitution trade. You may be curious, you may hesitate, you may find it familiar but you might not want to try it.
I got in touch with a contact who is counselling these girls in Geylang. Bringing Jaymes with me, I brought him to see the dark side of Singapore. Let me introduce you to this flourishing flesh market in Singapore.
My contact, let's call him Seng, said," In Geylang, there are hundreds of prostitutes, many are young China girls. There are also women from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Russian, Philippines, Cambodia selling their bodies here.
They work from 7 pm t0 7 am. They earn an impressive S$1000 to S$1500 per day. Some can earn up to S$60,000 of fast money in a month! "
Wah, no wonder the foreign hookers like to flock to Singapore! Can earn big money in such a short time! There is such a huge demand in Singapore for sex providers? Singapore men are so sex starved? Singapore women are too frigid or not good in bed that the men need to turn to pros? This is one industry in Singapore that has so many job vacancies that 'employs' mainly 'foreign talents'. Many of these sex workers are illegal.
There are licensed sex workers in Singapore too. They work in licensed prostitution dens which can be easily identified because they hang red lanterns at its entrance.
There are local prostitution rings here. They have contact with those in China & Indonesia etc. Their girls will stay for 28 days, taking their menstrual cycles into consideration, they do their utmost to make their short stay worthwhile.
Seng drove us through several lanes in Geylang where you could see many scantily-dressed women standing along the walkways, calling out to the many men who were selecting their 'goods'. Some were quite young, in their teens or early twenties, and some were pretty and have good figures. Some were so old and fat, my god, who would want to do them? There were lots of men - foreign workers, young & old men in office attire, elderly men.....
Once they chose their sex partners, they would disappear into one of the myraids of budget hotels located all over Geylang. S$20 for 4 hours of use.
Seng brought us to an apartment where we could observe the dealings from upstairs. More men came to buy for sex as the evening got darker. Some were alone, some came in small groups of 3 or more.
It was noisy as they haggled over the prices. I could hear most of what they said from where I was. The Indian hookers charge from S$30 to S$50 for a session. They can go down to S$20 sometimes. They usually service the foreign workers from India or Bangladesh.
The prices for the China women vary. A young, pretty one would get S$80 to S$100. The older ones charge from S$40. Seng said some over 40s China women are willing to charge S$10 for students. Eeeewww, won't it be like doing your mother?
I then made Jaymes walk down the street. Let's see what happens when Jaymes walks along a street lined with hookers. See my next post.