SINGAPORE: A 29-year-old woman from Indonesia and a 31-year-old man from India were found dead in Hotel 81 Palace at Lorong 16 Geylang on Sunday (Feb 1), in what is believed to be a murder-cum-suicide case.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted to the incident at 7.50pm. A woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s were pronounced dead at the scene.
They were both found motionless in a room on the third floor of the hotel. The man was fully dressed, while the woman was partially clothed, with visible injuries on her body.
Geylang is world renowned as the premier red-light district and cowboy town of Singapore with cheap hotels and illegal sex medicines and toys being sold openly. A multi-national troupe of skimpily dressed prostitutes could be seen lining the streets soliciting for customers with very little Police presence.
The former Police Commissioner had famously said that the area was difficult to police.
During weekends, the area would be frequented by foreign workers and their lovers usually maids from Indonesia and Philippines to patronize the budget hotels for sex.
“So funny,” said Ani, 27 a bar hostess.
“Now JB is safer than Singapore,” she laughed.
Police investigations are ongoing.