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Fire At Geylang Ravaged Shophouses, Netizens Say The Area Is Always Fiery & Hot

Fire At Geylang Ravaged Shophouses, Netizens Say The Area Is Always Fiery & Hot

A fire broke out late on Wednesday night at Geylang, engulfing two shophouses in the process. The fire first broke out at the building at Geylang Lorong 14, at about 8:35pm, and the fire was so huge that twelve emergency vehicles and 70 firefighters were deployed to the scene, The area was also cordoned off by the police to facilitate the firefighting.

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Chinese Man Who Scrawled Racist Words On Pillar In Geylang Gets Jail And Caning

Chinese Man Who Scrawled Racist Words On Pillar In Geylang Gets Jail And Caning

A Chinese man, who was caught scrawling graffiti on walls and pillars around the Geylang area has been sentenced to 13 months jail and 9 strokes of the cane. Among the graffiti he scrawled were also racist words like "Malay Mati" at the Geylang area, which is predominantly an area where most Malays congregate for shopping and marketing.

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HEARTLAND BROTHELS THRIVING AFTER GEYLANG ILLEGAL VICE CLAMPDOWN

Ms Vanessa Ho, director of sex workers' rights group Project X, believes increased police raids on unlicensed brothels in Geylang could have resulted in businesses moving to public housing. "We know a handful of sex workers who work out of HDB flats, and I estimate that there must be hundreds of such brothels," she said.

Enforcement action since January shows at least 82 women have been arrested for suspected involvement in vice activities within residential areas and units.

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AS SEX TRADE IN GEYLANG DIPS, MORE SHIFTING TO ONLINE PROSTITUTION

In the alleys between Geylang Lorong 16 and 12, the throngs of women who used to line the streets to tout their game have long gone, with ever increasing police raids and patrols putting a dampener on what once was a vibrant red light district. Prostitution is legal in Singapore, but it is an offence to solicit in public.

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