01 October 2008

Singapore, F1, and Escorts

Escort agencies and escorts in Singapore have been doing a roaring trade over the last week or so. The F1 does not only bring the best drivers to the track, it also seems to bring out the big spenders, some of whom are looking for someone to accompany them for a short time. And here I was thinking that an Escort was a Ford motor car and an Escort Agency was a place where you could hire a car, an Escort to be precise. Oh well!

It has been reported that one escort agency took a booking on behalf of a local star for some SGD 40K. This was for only six hours work and required nothing more than a few smiles and some small talk. I am not sure how much the escort gets and how much the agency gets, but it is good money if you can get it. I do not even earn 40K in a year. I am obviously in the wrong business.

Generally, any sexual services are negotiated separately between the escort and the client. This undoubtedly adds to the overall cost. I wonder if these are being written off as "entertainment expenses"? Singapore is one of those jurisdictions where prostitution is legal but solicitation is not.

The difference by my reckoning is that if you meet the girl have a sexual encounter with the girl and then decide to pay her for that sexual encounter then this would be prostitution, or where the sex is enjoyed in a regulated brothel, then this is legal. Whereas, if the girl meets you and offers you her sexual services for a fee this would be solicitation or where you meet the girl and offer to pay for a sexual service then this would be illegal. I think I need to look up and read the relevant Singaporean law.

Now that the race is over, I guess it is a matter of waiting 12 months for the next Singapore Grand Prix and the associated spike in revenue enjoyed by the escorts and their agencies.

10 comments:

Polar Bear said...

Hmmm….. During the 2000 Olympics I ran into a girl in a coffee shop. She was beautiful, half Thai half Cambodian. We joked and chatted, and she was bright, vivacious and funny. We spent a leisurely afternoon chatting about life.

Her dress design business in BKK had gone bankrupt a few years ago, and how she was a global hooker. She (and an army of other girls) move form one global event to another. Grand Prix, OPEC meetings, Olympics, PGA tours, the French Open, the Americas cup.

She had a black book full of numbers, and a passport full of stamps.

She told me several hundred girls followed the events like a pack of hounds follow a fox.

Rob Baiton said...

PB...

It's amazing who you can meet in a coffee shop.

Did you discuss whether or not she wished she could have stayed in the dress design business?

Polar Bear said...

Rob,

I asked that very question. She wanted to study dress design in the USA, then open her own label. I hope she made it.

Rob Baiton said...

PB...

You said you still had her number! You could always give her a call and find out :D

Polar Bear said...

Conversation goes like:

“Mara here, can I help you”

Hi there, its Polar here. We bumped into each other in a coffee shop eight years ago. Remember me?”

“No”

“Well I just wondered if you stopped selling your ass to global playboys and went back to the rag trade”

The click of someone hanging up…..

Rob Baiton said...

PB...

Sounds like a cop out to me :D

I am sure that you would have made a good enough impression that she would remember you.

Polar Bear said...

She didnt experience the PB sausage so I suspect she would forget....

Rob Baiton said...

PB...

Now I see!

The bear is easy to forget if she has not had the opportunity to get to "know you better".

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