KTVs to reopen: Hostessing banned, but insiders say it's likely to continue at illicit outlets

Covid-19 measures drove illicit KTVs underground, with many operating in places such as industrial buildings. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
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SINGAPORE - Hostessing will be banned even as KTVs are allowed to reopen, but industry insiders say hostesses will still be plying their trade at illicit KTVs that are expected to continue operating illegally.

The police define hostessing as providing companionship to patrons through conversation or by consuming food or drinks together.

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