2 men, one aged 29 and the other 63, were caught performing an “obscene act” in public at the Woodlands Town Garden last Saturday.
According to police officers from Jurong Division, the 2 men were caught during an operation at the heartland park at close to midnight. This comes after a report by media about the illicit activities taking place at Woodlands Town Garden, which has grown notorious among residents for its vice activities.
If found guilty for first timers, the men could be fined, or jailed up to three months, or both.
The park was built in 1983 and is located in a corner of Marsiling, close to the Causeway and housing blocks. Over the last decade, the public has reported numerous incidents of vice activity there. It is well known that at night, transgender prostitutes peddle sex openly and solicit customers there.
Residents residing in the area say that they avoid the place because the area feels unsafe.
Newly elected People’s Action Party member of parliament for the area, Madam Halimah Yacob, said that she is planning to get the police to step up patrols in the park and get the National Parks Board (NParks) to spruce up the area.