The Secret Adult Industry Of Singapore

Anyone who has ever visited Singapore can attest to its amazing orderliness, and obedient citizens. Due to its strict but highly efficient government, this small Southeast Asian country situated at the tip of the Malaysian Peninsula, has been propelled to the forefront of the world economy in a mere three decades. It currently enjoys a per-capita income in excess of $ 30,000, ranking it higher than even oil-rich Saudi Arabia.

On the surface, everything in Singapore is wholesome and flawless. This can no doubt be attributed to the stringent laws in the country, which are said to be one of the toughest in the world. In Singapore, every little misdemeanour can earn you a hefty fine, be it littering, or spitting, or even chewing gum! Needless to say, the moral code is pretty high in this Confucianist Asian society. Anything which might potentially put a blemish on Singapore’s clean reputation is quickly quelled and eradicated. Pornography for one.

Surprisingly, beneath this veneer of perfection, Singapore is a sin city. Very few people are aware of this, but Singapore boasts one of the most exciting and thriving commercial sex industries in the region. It is estimated that there are more than 10,000 commercial sex workers in Singapore at any given time. Most of these sex workers are foreigners on social visit passes, who ply their trade throughout the country during the short duration of their stay there.

Ironically, prostitution is legal in Singapore, yet in the neighbouring well-known sex havens of Vietnam and Thailand, it is not. Although prostitution enjoys rare legal status in Singapore, soliciting on the other hand, is against the law. Therein lies the Catch-22 paradox. In theory, you would have to be able to know where the sex providers are, and spot the hookers yourself, because they are not supposed to tell you so. In fact, chances are, you would probably have walked past a sex establishment, or stood beside a sex worker numerous times without even knowing it. Therefore, unless you are a local or have lived in the country for a long time, you would probably never be able to identify and locate these sex providers.

So, what to do if you’re in Singapore and in need of some ‘relief’? Well, if you’re loaded or are claiming from the company’s entertainment expenses, you could just open up the Singapore Yellow Pages (there should be one in every hotel room) and search the ‘Escort’ listings. Those are rather expensive, and in my opinion, not worth the exorbitant prices asked for. To make things worse, the girl who is sent to your room is often not the one described to you by the Escort Agency. For example, you might request for a local Chinese girl, and get sent a dark-skinned Filipina instead. That’s the risk you have to take.

If you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can walk the streets and try asking around. But based on past experience, people in Singapore aren’t exactly very forthcoming with their information, particularly with regard to such things. There is always an air of suspicion which puts them on their guard, with the possibility that you might be a government official.

Thus, the best option is, to purchase an adult travel guide online pertaining to Singapore’s commercial sex scene. Extremely well-researched and detailed, you can peruse their wealth of information in the comfort of your own hotel room. Who knows, at the end of it all, you’d probably know more the Singapore Sex Scene than the locals themselves.

Estevan is a world traveller with a penchant for women, wine and song. He tries to explore the sleazier side of town in every country he goes. With the help of the travel guide at, he was able to discover the forbidden thrills of Singapore’s ‘other side’.