A spot along the Rail Corridor near Sungei Kadut Avenue has been turned into an outdoor brothel at night.
Men gawk at a handful of foreign women, who sit in rows. When a deal is struck, the woman guides her client into a narrow pathway carved out of the tall lalang grass.
TNP staked out the area on Wednesday and Thursday. Between 9pm and 10.30pm, we witnessed a steady stream of men going into the state-owned land.
One of them, who gave his name only as Salim, initially told TNP that he used the trail as a shortcut to Yew Tee MRT station.
When pressed further, the Bangladeshi in his late 20s said with a smile: “Inside, there are also Ah Muis (Hokkien for girls), so I take a look while on my way. But I never try them – there are many mosquitoes.”
Some workers claimed that a makeshift brothel has been in business in the area for the last five months, moving locations frequently within the Rail Corridor.
From our observation point about 50m across a muddy canal, we could see men looking at four women seated on plastic chairs.
Closer to Sungei Kadut Avenue, a group of men peddle contraband cigarettes which they stash in the bushes.