Stricter regulations to prevent vice kick in for massage parlours

Stricter regulations to prevent vice kick in for massage parlours

Yahoo Singapore·2018-03-02 00:10

Stricter regulations on the licensing and operating of massage establishments come into force on Thursday (1 March), said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the same day. The new rules are meant to prevent vice activities and law and order problems in massage parlours, said the ministry in a press release.

All massage parlours located in HDB estates must close by 10.30pm every day with immediate effect due to the inconveniences they may cause to residents. For other parlours, the shorter hours apply when they renew their existing licences, which are usually valid for a year.

Massage parlours operating in designated areas – Orchard Road, Marina Centre, Marina Bay, Shenton Way, Collyer Quay, Changi Airport, and within hotels – can continue to operate past 10.30pm.

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