Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Reference: Women trafficked to Singapore lured into prostitution, Bangkok Post, Sep 4, 2008
Most foreign prostitutes in Singapore come from China, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. I have lived in three of these countries and I found that they have a well developed sex industry with a large supply of prostitutes at prices well below the going rate in Singapore. It has been reported that Thai ladies can return home with more than a million Baht in savings after just one year in Singapore, These ladies would welcome the chance to enter the lucrative market for sex services in Singapore and they often pay agents a high price for their assistance in this regard. I am not sure why these women would have to be tricked, cajoled, forced, trafficked, and told that they would be working as waitresses to do what it is that they want most to do - to sell sex at more upscale markets. And yet, the flow of prostitutes from poorer countries into Singapore is always presented in this light by concerned NGOs and in the media (Women trafficked to Singapore lured into prostitution, Bangkok Post, Sep 4, 2008).