20 Nov '11, 1am

Foreign 'masseurs' entering Singapore as tourists muscle in on escort trade

Foreign 'masseurs' entering Singapore as tourists muscle in on escort trade

Foreign 'masseurs' muscle in on escort trade -- ST ILLUSTRATION: PAUL ERIC ROCA By Jalelah Abu Baker Dane (not his real name), 30, has been an escort serving male clients for five years. He used to face competition only from other Singaporeans in the industry. But for about a year now, he has been coming up against foreigners in this discreet trade. Their job is to provide a massage, and then 'extra services' or a 'happy ending', if required. The foreigners come here for two weeks to a month, promote themselves on Internet websites and via mobile applications, and then leave for a nearby country. Background story Many of the foreigners advertise their services by establishing profiles on websites designed for gay men to meet one another. These sites are international, but have Singapore sections. Many of them advertise their services by establishing profiles on websites de...

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