Teen Prostitute and Gangs in Balestier
I was in Balestier (Singapore) a while ago for dinner, and I never expected something like this to happen in Singapore.
At 7:30pm, after dinner at Whampoa Market and Hawker Center, I was walking to a bus stop when I saw a very young girl, not even 14 years old buying condoms at a 7-11. I was curious how old the girl was, so I asked her, then a 50+ year old man came and asked if I had a problem.
I commented that she looked a little young to "doing it" and the man somehow got offended and asked me to "take it outside." As I got out of the 7-11, there were several other men approaching me, and I decided that something was not right and I ran off and boarded a bus.
On the bus, I kept thinking if the young girl was being forced or pressured into having sex (I presume) and whether there was anything I could do to help her.
Did I do the right thing by running away?
-- Iron Bowl