Prostitutes' clients warned not to enter Balestier condo

Prostitutes' clients warned not to enter Balestier condo
These photos, featured on Shin Min Daily News, show tenants bringing male visitors into the condominium.

SINGAPORE - The management at a condominium in Balestier has put up a sign warning against prostitution, and has threatened to take pictures and report any suspicious-looking person to the police, reported Shin Min Daily News.

Earlier in June, the evening daily said that a female tenant renting an apartment in the condominium building was shocked to find out that her neighbours, who were 10 or so women, were involved in an alleged illegal sex trade.

Everyday, she saw unfamiliar men visiting their apartments and she suspected that they were using their units to carry out prostitution activities.

Despite the report, Shin Min Daily News found out that the situation has not improved in these past few months.The management at the condominium has put up a sign prohibiting the residents to carry out such illegal trade. The word 'prostitution' on the sign was even boldly emphasised and underlined.

The management said that if residents see strangers wandering within the condominium compound, they can take a photo of them and the management will submit it to the police.

On citizen journalism site Stomp, the former female tenant complained that she had witnessed a lot of alleged prostitution activities going on.

When she was living there, she saw that over 10 of her neighbours are women who had men coming up to their apartments every night.

She said: "Even though there is a lift security card system, it is common for strangers to rush into the lift."

On one occasion, one of the men even thought she was involved in the alleged sex trade. The incident brought tears to her eyes.

Unable to tolerate the situation and worried about what friends and family might think if they visit, she decided to move out of her studio apartment.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the apartment is a freehold condominium that was built in 1984. It has a total of 12 units.

When the evening daily wanted to speak to the management regarding the matter, an employee said the person in charge was overseas for business.

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