Splash and flesh
By BEH YUEN HUI
SKEPTICS had doubted such a show in squeaky clean Singapore but it was no tease. They were indeed wet, bubbly and topless.
Four young and sexy women did wash cars wearing only their bikini bottoms and high heels, as promised by the operator of a new motoring website.
Twenty lucky members of the Motoring Exchange portal were given a special treat to have their cars washed by the babes on Sept 26.
The location, kept a secret before the event, was an abandoned warehouse. It was dubbed a “private event” to use a loophole in Singapore’s laws pertaining to public nudity.
Pictures of the event were only released to registered members on Monday although they can be accessed via a Malaysian motoriing-linked website, Engine Lounge (http://www.enginelounge.com/).
Motoring Exchange’s Gerald Chen said the sexy car wash was part of the publicity for the site which features both new and used cars.
Chen spent S$11,800 (RM28,320) for the launching ceremony including promotion, advertising and the topless car washes.
Each woman was paid S$1,400 (RM3,340) for the afternoon’s work.
As they washed, the women slowly removed their tops while the winners watched and enjoyed their drinks. To use the local lingo, it was cuci kereta and cuci mata.
Each car wash lasted between 20 and 30 minutes.
The winners were allowed to bring a friend each but the rules were: No hands on the women and no photos.
Jenny, 21, a part-time model, she was initially shy to be semi-naked but soon overcame the feeling.
She said the organisers gave them training on how to wash a car “sexily”.
“I imagined that I was just washing and having fun with the other women. Those who were watching seemed to be invisible to me.
“I am happy with the official photographs taken. They are very artistic,” she said.
Chen said the company had organised the wash as a “private function” after seeking legal advice.
“We have not received any complaints so far,” he said.
Bella Zhong, a 24-year-old advertising executive, who had accompanied her boyfriend to the wash, said the event was “very entertaining”.
Asked if the event had violated the law, one lawyer said it fell in a grey area and that the key element was whether the wash could be classified as a private function.
“It depends on the public’s reaction to the event. The authorities can investigate if there are any complaints,” he said.
Under Singapore’s law, it is an offence to expose one’s body in public. Those convicted of the offence can be jailed up to three months, fined up S$2,000 (RM4,800) or both.
Published Oct 6, 2009