Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:41 PM
According to the media report last week, Police conducted island-wide anti-vice operations in 6 housing estates Sembawang, Woodlands, Jurong West, Sengkang, Chinatown and River Valley. 34 prostitutes and 2 pimps were arrested. The HDB flats involved serving as brothel may be confiscated.
After the report last week, Chinese media received a tip-off that this former whorehouse has re-surfaced in Woodlands. The unit is located at Blk 686C, Woodlands Dr 73. It was rented out to a Filipino family. About 3 to 4 months ago, it was sublet to one PRC woman.
One of the residents in the block told the reporter that after the new tenant moved in, everyday from morning to night, there would be many unknown men aged between 30 to 50 yrs old, constantly streaming in and out of the said unit.
She said, They start to appear in the morning about 11am, one after another. Usually after one left, another will turn up about 2 to 3 hours later. There would be more than 10 of them in a single day.
She added that these men usually would behave surreptitiously, looking around at the corridor. They seemed to be searching for the correct unit. Once they found the right unit, someone hidden behind the unit door would open it for them. Thereafter, it would be silent without movement.
The door of the unit is always closed. Also, we hardly see any of the occupants coming out from the unit. The last time was on Sunday when two women and one man came out to throw rubbish, she said.
Another resident revealed that earlier, different unknown men would come to the unit even at 11 plus in the night. Usually, they would make a call after coming out from the lift to ask for the correct unit number. Upon confirmation, they would proceed to the said unit to look for someone.
HDB flat turned into a hotel
But, according to an insiders tip-off, the unit has actually been transformed into a hotel recently. It was found on WeChat that someone was advertising the flat for short-term rental of rooms at a rate of $50 for 5 hours or less or $70 per night. The pictures of the rooms were also uploaded.
Other residents confirmed that they saw people going into the unit with luggage.
The reporter called the advertised number on WeChat to test. A lady answered the call and confirmed that there are rooms for rental at $100 per day.
Later, the reporter made a second call to enquire. This time round, no one answers the call. The reporter then made a visit to the said unit, but no one responded.
Tenant and sub-tenant dispute
One of the residents revealed that last Saturday at about 3pm, two policemen appeared at the said unit. They left after talking to the occupants. However, it was not known what actually transpired.
According to some sources, the dispute arose between the tenant and sub-tenant over the contractual agreement. The argument became very heated and someone called the police for assistance.
Police confirmed the incident and replied that both parties have been advised to settle the matter amicably and they complied.
The enforcement actions from the authorities and the publicity from the media have proven that they do not deter foreigners bent on making money illegally in Singapore.
Indeed, it appears that our enforcement units are no match to the multi-faceted talents exhibited by the foreigners that PM Lee likes to welcome into our little island with open arms.
Singapore belongs to everyone
Last year, during a grassroots event in Ang Mo Kio in celebration of the Indian New Year [Link], Mr Lee was reported to have said that the event was an embodiment of the theme as well as on a larger scale where everyone participates as one big Singapore family and that Singapore was a place where we all celebrate one anothers festivals and happy events together.
He added that Singapore belongs to all of us, which he said included Singaporeans, new arrivals, people who are on permanent residence here, people who are on employment pass here.
Many foreigners are just taking the opportunity given by Mr Lees magnanimous attitude towards foreigners, to make a quick Singapore buck here. And many from third world countries couldnt care less about following the rules and order in Singapore because back in their own countries, they view that rules are meant to be bent.
As stated by the new Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say, Singapore is still welcoming FTs at a rate of about 30,000 per year, not including the undisclosed numbers on short-term visits seeking employment here.
Can our enforcement units cope with the creativity and entrepreneurship of FTs who couldnt care less about our rules and regulations?
Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:14 PM
The block number looks very familiar so I went to check.
Beside the block where the domestic helper drowned in the water tank.
Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:42 PM
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:00 PM
Remember the old tv ad of a lady waving the atm card when making payment and she said:我用Nets... 😀😀😀😀
bro, smart nation liao la ... no more whispering
appt is made thru wechat ... muahahaha
may be can pay via QR code scanning too ... lol
Wonder when the men make payment, will they ask: got passion card?
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