Invisible Trade

by Gerrie Lim

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  • 9789810510336
  • 9789814358101
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.)

  • Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.; June 2004
  • ISBN: 9789814358101
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  • Title: Invisible Trade
  • Author: Gerrie Lim
  • Imprint: Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9789810510336
  • 9789814358101

In The Press

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.


About The Author

Gerrie Lim holds an MA in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California and has written for Billboard, Details, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Playboy, Penthouse, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Asian Wall Street Journal. He spends his time in both Los Angeles and Singapore.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9789810510336
  • 9789814358101