SINGAPORE - There are at least seven men-only clubs in Singapore, and they have names like Absolute, Cruise Club and Hercules.
Most of them can be found near and within what has been described as Singapore's "own Castro district" - Chinatown - which is bounded by Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road.
Located in San Francisco, the Castro is one of the first gay neighbourhoods in the US.
At these clubs, guests enjoy facilities like steam rooms, and they can also make use of gym equipment.
But these clubs are also popular venues for gay men to hook up with one another and have sex within the premises.
So are these clubs legal in Singapore?
Lawyer Rajan Supramaniam from Hilborne & Co said that some of these establishments operate as gyms and fitness centres.
And unlike massage parlours, where masseurs may offer sexual services for a price, club guests have the choice to have sex with the other men without money changing hands.