Sleaze thrives at Orchard Towers

Women were heard discussing prices for overnight bookings while others simply waved or grabbed the hands of passing men. ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF
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SINGAPORE - There are about 30 beauty salons in Orchard Towers but resident Rosemary Yap, 74, stays clear of them.

The so-called spa staff are dressed in revealing dresses, and operate out of units carved out of former pubs and nightclubs, which were forced to close as restrictions on gatherings and entertainment were imposed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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