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Vanishing trade?
Thu, Feb 11, 2010
The New Paper

By A Special Correspondent

Fewer prostitutes are prowling the streets of Geylang, flirting or accosting potential clients.

While that is a positive development stemming from police action to stamp out vice activities in Geylang, those familiar with the trade say prostitution has merely been driven underground or, more accurately, online.

Blogs and websites, hosted overseas, are sprouting up, with some restricted to only members.

As many as six women are featured on these websites, along with their photos, vital statistics and rates.

Customers would make appointments by contacting the pimps with the handphone numbers listed on the websites.

Some even provided SMS alerts on when the girls are available.

While some believe that Singaporeans are operating these websites, there are others who believe that the ringleaders are foreigners, with the Singaporeans acting as runners.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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