This is the 2nd interview with another PRC sex worker, Fiona. She is the friend of the earlier interviewee, Crystal. This interview was also conducted in Mandarin and translated into English.
SHS: Hi, I know that you were the one who introduced Crystal into this line. Why not tell us more about yourself?
Fiona: I’m also from Chong Qing China and I’m 32 years old. I’m still single but have a boyfriend in Singapore.
SHS: When did you start working in Singapore?
Fiona: I started when I was 22 years old and came to Singapore when I was 24 years old.
SHS: You start rather young, why did you decided to do this?
Fiona: Everything in China is expensive and many people judge you based on what you wear and carry. I wanted people to see me differently but needed money to buy nice clothes and handbags. This was when I decided to become a masseuse. I can earn more in a shorter time and make full use of my youth.
SHS: How did you started?
Fiona: When I was working as a masseuse in one of the hotels then, some of the girls told me about working in Singapore and how good the income was. I was lured by the amount and decided to join them. I was also told it was not a crime to prostitute oneself in Singapore so I have nothing to fear unlike back in China. I was telling myself, since I would be doing the same thing, why not?
SHS: Tell me about what you did when you first came to Singapore?
Fiona: I started working in nightclub in Geylang illegal and was making just enough. When I first started, the tips from the customers were pathetic. Mostly only $20 and rarely I will get $50. I later noticed that the more daring you are, the more tips you get. That was when I went all out.
SHS: What do you by “going all out?”
Fiona: I will be more proactive when serving, like I will touch the customer's groin area frequently, kiss them and let them grope me anyway they want. Some would even kiss and suck my breast in the room. I realised that the hornier they get, the more tips I get. I later got more daring and would not mind giving them a handjob in the room when they become my regulars. At times, when I get drunk, I would even give them a blowjob in the room while his friends cheer him on.
SHS: You are really daring but do you swallow?
Fiona: No but sometimes I will accidently swallow some. I will normally just spit it into a tissue or rinse my mouth in the toilet if I have time.
SHS: If you got no time?
Fiona: If it is a busy night, I will just spit it out and proceed to the next room. There were times that once I enter the room, I saw that the customer was my regular and the first thing I do was to kiss him. Of course, he was happy to see me but not knowing that he is having contact with another person's semen.
SHS: That is so gross!
Fiona: Yes, it is but everyone there is doing the same thing. We do not have time to clean ourselves constantly. On the average, I will have 5 rooms to entertain in a night and at least 5 different men will be in contact with my body throughout the night. They should know about the hygiene level in these places.
SHS: So was your income good enough after that?
Fiona: Yes but I wanted more. It was a norm for us to entertain our customers further at the nearby hotel with my customers. Even after the nightclub closes, I will sometime “stand along” the street if the day’s taking was not as good as I expected. On the average, I make a minimum of $400 a night. (editor note: “stand along the street”, is a term used by PRC ladies to mean prostituting themselves by standing along the street).
SHS: Crystal told me about men who tries to have unprotected sex with her, did you meet such customers too?
Fiona: Of course. In fact, 2 out of 5 men who had sex with me do not want to wear a condom, especially my regular customers. I’m perfectly fine with that as I’m on pills.
SHS: Being pregnant is one thing but aren’t you worried about STD?
Fiona: That is the risk of the job. As long as I make money, I can see a doctor. In fact, I go for a checkup every 2 months. I really think the chances of getting AIDS are really slim in Singapore. I was diagnosed with STD a few times but I always get it cured. I am more worried about having no money than contracting STD.
SHS: How about your boyfriend? Tell me more about him.
Fiona: He doesn’t mind that I’m working in a nightclub. In fact, I got to know him at work. He was one of my regulars who tip me generously. He doesn’t know that I still have sex with my customers though.
He is a married so he doesn’t bother me on weekends. We meet up about twice a week at my place. He pays for the place and also gives me monthly allowance. I’m happy with this arrangement as I still have my free time. More importantly, I get to keep all my earnings while he pays for my expenses.
SHS: I am wondering how was it possible that you are able to stay in Singapore for so many years?
Fiona: Well, I was able to get a work permit to work in Singapore. Of course, I do not work there physically and pays extra to “work” in the company. In fact, I have never even been to my “workplace”.
SHS: I have some readers who doubt the articles that I publish. Maybe we can show them something as proof. Do you have any document to prove your claim?
Fiona: Of course I can show you one of the older work permit approval but I would need you to delete my particulars from the document. As long as it does not the document does not link back to me, you can publish it.
SHS: Sure, I will do that. Last question, what are you views of Singaporean men?
Fiona: Most Singapore men are gentlemen but I think Singapore women are too pampered. I heard stories from my customers about their wives and I pity some of the customers. Their wives are so demanding that they feel frustrated being at home. No wonder so many men visit nightclubs in Singapore as it is stressful even at home. I’m thankful to the wives for making our business so good.
* Editor's note: The commenter below actually messaged me on Facebook and claimed to be a relative of Rexy Corp's owner. I would have to decline his request to remove the document as the company was clearly mentioned. Furthermore, I had not at any one time alleged that the company was involved in any criminal activity.