Mata conducting islandwide enforcement operation against massage establishments


The Police raided two massage establishments on Friday (April 28, 2017) afternoon and arrested three women.

Massage Establishments

The third day of the raids on unlicensed massage parlours targeted those along MacPherson Road and Upper Paya Lebar Road.

Six women aged between 29 and 50 were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter, Chapter 353 on Wednesday (April 26, 2017) in Little India.

On Friday, three female masseuses aged between 36 and 45, and a male customer were found at a massage parlour along Upper Paya Lebar Road. A masseuse was found in a state of undress at the time of the raid.


The police said that all three women, aged 36 to 45 were arrested.

Condoms were also found wrapped in aluminium foil and stashed in a pill bottle.

Massage Establishments

Along MacPherson Road, two female masseuses were found in another parlour. Police also found an undressed male customer in one of the massage rooms of the parlour, however no arrests were made as there was insufficient evidence.

A total of 15 establishments were checked over the course of three days.

Actions would be taken against all unlicensed massage establishments for offences under the Massage Establishments Act.

Investigations are on-going.

These operations are part of Police’s on-going enforcement efforts against errant massage establishments.

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