Tuas South Dormitory Stages Pole Dancing Show For CNY, 1 Resident Seems Slightly Embarrassed

Tuas South Dormitory CNY Celebration Includes Pole Dancing, Some Netizens Also Feel Embarrassed

While Singaporeans are currently celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY), migrant workers living in dormitories deserve to have some fun during the holidays too.

Thus, Tuas South Dormitory decided to hold a CNY celebration event for their residents.

Among the entertainment provided was apparently a pole dancing segment.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

While it was difficult to gauge the reactions of the largely male audience, one man seemed to cover his eyes in slight embarrassment.

Woman gyrates around pole in dorm

Part of the performance was captured in a TikTok video posted on Saturday (21 Jan).

The 33-second clip showed a woman dressed in only a black bikini set with garters and red heels gyrating against a pole set up on stage.

Her moves were made to the song “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

Seated in front of her were a group of male migrant workers who were ostensibly residents of the dormitory.

Man turns head & covers eyes, seemingly embarrassed

At one point, the woman turned sideways and stuck her left leg in the air, prompting the man right in front of the camera to sheepishly turn his head sideways.

He also briefly covered his eyes with his hand, as if from embarrassment.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

The dancer continued her routine, twirling around the pole and balancing suggestively on a chair.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

Location of pole dancing event identified as Tuas South Dormitory

While only part of the backdrop could be seen, it appears to indicate that it’s a CNY celebration at a dormitory, and the rabbit design clearly means it’s for the Year Of The Rabbit.

Another TikTik video of the same event showed a male dancer putting on a less risqué show, this time to cheers and whistles from the crowd.

Source: @mdislam13041997 on TikTok

A fuller view of the signage can be seen in this video, indicating that the event was a CNY celebration at Tuas South Dormitory on Friday (20 Jan).

In this video, the pole can be seen on stage, unused.

This particular CNY celebration was also promoted on Facebook by Tuas South Dormitory, using the same rabbit design.

Source: Tuas South Dormitory on Facebook

The poster for the event promised “CNY entertainment”, among other activities.

Netizens express incredulity & embarrassment

The pole dancing TikTok video drew more than 400 comments from netizens.

Several were incredulous that such a performance could be put up for CNY, while one netizen thought it was a “disgrace” to the festival. Another commenter felt bad for the wives of the migrant workers.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

Someone also felt second-hand embarrassment for the pole dancer.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

One woman placed the blame on the organiser.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

However, a couple of netizens approved of the show, saying it must have been the dancer’s dream.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

One contributor reasoned that this particular audience “wouldn’t understand” other types of performances — although the other video with the male dancer showed that the crowd was quite happy with that performance.

Source: @ripon129 on TikTok

Another steamy show in Taiwan

This isn’t the first time a steamy show was put up for an unlikely audience.

Last year, a lady in lingerie performed for elderly residents of a veterans’ home in Taiwan for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Woman In Lingerie Performs For Elderly Audience, Taiwan Veterans’ Home Apologises For Hosting Event

The home’s management apologised for hosting the incident after getting flak from netizens.

MS News has reached out to Nexus Point Investments, which manages Tuas South Dormitory, over this incident and will update this article if and when they respond.

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