25 Sep '11, 1am

Circular Road area near Boat Quay is latest to get seedy reputation

Circular Road area near Boat Quay is latest to get seedy reputation

The stretch of shophouses in Circular Road behind Boat Quay is lined with pubs fronted by scantily clad women. -- ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Daryl Chin As soon as darkness descends, dozens of scantily clad women emerge under neon signs and hover around the entrances of their establishments. 'Darling,' they call out coyly to passers-by, 'come in for a drink, you'll have a good time, I promise.' This is the new reality for many patrons who frequent Circular Road, a stretch of shophouses behind Boat Quay now packed with pubs with names like Kriselle and Mambo 5. Background story Sleaze just migrates 'It seems that these bars have come up after other areas like Duxton have been cleaned up. If you ask the other business owners, they'd rather not have them here.' Mr David Wu, a co-owner of bar Unca Bunca Don't be too square 'The wild image of the place is exciting, so cleanin...

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