SINGAPORE - A controversial dating platform in which younger "sugar babies" are matched with older, wealthier men has been listed as one of the sponsors for a party to be held during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix.
Malaysia-based dating platform Sugarbook is one of the co-sponsors of the Sky Grande Prix, which will take place from Sept 12 to 16 at a bar in the Grand Hyatt Singapore hotel.
The Sky Grande Prix is an event under Singapore Tourism Board's Grand Prix Season Singapore, which is a series of F1-themed lifestyle experiences and promotions that the public can enjoy beyond the race track.
The party is organised by Vanilla Luxury, a luxury lifestyle marketing agency and digital magazine based in Singapore.
Sugarbook will be presenting The Fast Lane event at the party on Sept 14. It had said in a press statement on Aug 16 that the party will increase the number of users for the platform, and that it may give partygoers a better insight into the world of "sugar dating".
Mr Darren Chan, the chief executive officer and founder of Sugarbook, said in the statement: "Get up close and personal with Sugar Babies or meet your next sugar daddy in person at this lavish soiree - buy a drink or two for the sugar babies and dance the night away.
"After all, girls just want to have funds!"
The platform will set up a table to play blackjack at the party, it said. Guests will face off against representatives from Sugarbook for the rewards of free premium memberships and alcohol shots.