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'Gay visitors welcome' in Singapore, despite legal ban

Duration: 02:18

Homosexuality is illegal in Singapore, but Lionel Yeo of the country's tourism board says gay visitors are welcome and there are no issues about same sex couples sharing a room. He told Fast Track's Rajan Datar that the law banning homosexuality was not being enforced.

But while homosexuality is illegal, prostitution is not. Rajan takes a night time tour of the Geylang district described as seedy, edgy, spiritual and authentic all at the same time.

Available since: Mon 28 Oct 2013

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Fast Track Singapore

Rajan Datar explores how Singapore has worked hard to shed its so-called 'boring' image.

First broadcast: 26 Oct 2013

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