Foreigners are now peddling massage services on the pretext of selling tissue paper. These foreign women can be seen walking around Chinatown hawker centre asking men if they would like a massage. They usually target drinkers and would pester them until they agree to a massage. The women would knead the men’s back and shoulders over their shirts, but witnesses have seen a number of men take off their shirts, sitting bare bodied on the hawker centre chairs during the massage.
A retiree Mary Tang, who regularly eats at the food centre, said that this was very disconcerting to her. “Can you imagine eating here and next to you, someone has his shirt off and is getting a massage? This is a hawker centre, not a massage parlour.”
It is not known how much a session, which usually lasts 10-15 minutes, cost.
What do you think? Would you like to see people getting massages while you are eating your wanton mee?