Fast cars and beautiful women. Somehow, they seem to go hand in hand, as proven by this weekend's F1 race in Singapore - the first night race ever to be held for Formula 1. TheStarOnline reports that there's been a surge in demand for escorts for this weekend :
Singapore’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix race this weekend has revved up demand for ‘social escort’ services from high-flying executives, a newspaper reported yesterday.
High-end social escort agencies say business is up by 20% as a result of the F1 race, with one client reportedly paying S$40,000 (US$28,368) for a six-hour booking, The Straits Times said.
The report goes on to make me green with envy :
Singapore Escort Services, which said it was handling the booking, declined to give more details but said it has already closed five deals compared with two or three on a normal weekend, the report said.
“This is the best weekend this year,” the agency’s owner, Prince Wong, was quoted as saying.
He will pocket more than US$50,000 in escort fees this weekend alone, nearly as much as what he earns in a regular month, the report said.
Ah well, money comes in waves or in this case at about 300++ kmph. Now I know what some of you may me thinking - that there's more to this whole escort service thing but to conclude the report :
According to The Straits Times report, a social escort’s main job is to smile and to entertain the client and his friends in small talk.
It said the agencies made clear that sexual services were not part of the deal.
Prostitution is legal in Singapore, but pimping and soliciting in public are not.
Oh all right. Go on and read between the lines... but what goes on in private pit stops is between the escort and the one who forks out 40K. Besides, it's legal in Singapore. But $40K for a 6-hour assignment? And the race only lasts for and hour and a half.
Just goes to show you that there are lots of ways to make money.