Circular Road transforms at night with seedy KTV lounges and 'girly bars'

Loud, pounding music, bright neon lights and hostesses are common features at a handful of bars in Circular Road. In the past, hostesses seldom ventured outside. Today, they fight for attention to entice male clients.

It was cleaned up to become a more gentrified area but seedy operators have now returned

SINGAPORE - Like in other parts of the central business district, the eateries along Circular Road are packed with office crowds during lunchtime on weekdays.

But by night, the shutters are raised at some of the other shophouse units, where scantily clad women court a different clientele.

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