Invisible Trade: High-class sex for sale in Singapore

Invisible Trade: High-class sex for sale in Singapore

by Gerrie Lim
     
 

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Welcome to the very real, largely hidden, and often surreal world of high-class sex for sale in Singapore, where the sexual desires of this tiny island run the gamut from simple missionary zeal to the cracking of the whip. Never before have outsiders been offered such a fascinating look into the weird and wonderful, delightful and sometimes depraved world of five-star… See more details below

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Welcome to the very real, largely hidden, and often surreal world of high-class sex for sale in Singapore, where the sexual desires of this tiny island run the gamut from simple missionary zeal to the cracking of the whip. Never before have outsiders been offered such a fascinating look into the weird and wonderful, delightful and sometimes depraved world of five-star, high-class prostitutes that operate in Singapore's flourishing sex trade. Featuring real stories of American models moonlighting as high-class escorts in Asia, and American businessmen in search of exotic Eastern promise! #1 non-fiction bestseller at Borders Singapore and Kinokuniya Singapore (Southeast Asia's largest bookstore.)

Editorial Reviews

The Business Times Singapore
Lim's ability to capture the essence of his subjects makes for engaging reading. Mixing humour subtly into the text allows the curious reader to flit over the subject matter without getting too drawn into the pathos of the issue.
Roberto Coloma
One of the hottest-selling books here these days is about trade — but it has nothing to do with Singapore's exports of semiconductors or petrochemicals. 'Invisible Trade' is a ground-breaking book on Singapore's sex industry.
Paul Theroux
At last, after thirty years of my avoiding the city-state, this book restores my faith in the Singapore character and gives me reasons to return.
Harper’s Bazaar Singapore
Frank, fascinating, weird and unputdownable!
Annabel Chong
Smart, funny and intoxicating! Who knew that sex in Singapore could be this interesting?
The Asian Review of Books
Invisible Trade is a expose of, as the subtitle says, High-class sex for sale in Singapore. While it is no surprise that such things go on even in squeaky-clean Singapore, what makes Invisible Trade stand out it could actually have been written-and published-at all in the city-state. Although it is positioned as a matter-of-fact descriptive study, there are more than enough explicit details to give a potential protector of public morals the shakes. Lim's journalist style is to affect the present tense-the subject shudders, remembers, says, exclaims, grunts-creating a sense of immediacy and, indeed, intimacy while providing his subjects with a sort of timelessness that they probably don't achieve in reality.
I-S Magazine
Kudos to...Gerrie Lim for this under-the-covers expose of high-class sex acts for sale...without any sensationalizing of his subjects.
Harper's Bazaar Singapore
Frank, fascinating, weird and unputdownable!
AFP wire story
One of the hottest-selling books here these days is about trade -- but it has nothing to do with Singapore's exports of semiconductors or petrochemicals. "Invisible Trade" is a ground-breaking book on Singapore's sex industry, particularly high-class international prostitutes posing as "escorts" and catering to a global clientele with kinky tastes and money to burn.
The Business Times
Lim's ability to capture the essence of his subjects makes for engaging reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810510336
Publisher:
Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.52(d)

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