Singaporean ‘uncles’ flocking to JB for fun with hookers


PETALING JAYA: There’s something tantalising across the Causeway and it’s neither the food nor shopping in Johor Bahru. For a number of Singaporean retirees, it’s the lure of foreign prostitutes that keeps them coming for more.

In an article in The Star Online, that quoted the China Press, a street in Johor Bahru has been earning a reputation for itself as a “red-light district”, thanks to the many older men from Singapore who head there to meet prostitutes from Vietnam and China.

The meeting places are common coffee shops dotting the street, where girls decked in revealing attire, approach the “uncles” as they are called.

Chen, a Singaporean, told the China Press that his 70-year-old father, had taken a liking to the place, and kept asking his children for more money to spend there.

“We hope the Malaysian police will take action,” Chen said.

Yet another Singaporean, refusing to give his name, said he and his friends headed to Johor Bahru at least once a week in search of these women. He also said they typically spent between RM80-150 on the girls each time they met, depending on the girl’s age and how she looked.