The official explanation was that the gynaecologist in charge had left for private practice, and without him, the clinic did not have the skills to perform SRS. The first such operation in Asia took place in Singapore in July From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Underground digging to construct the Bugis MRT station prior to that also caused the upheaval and termination of the nightly transgender sex bazaar culture, marking the end of a colourful and unique era in Singapore's history. Alex Au Paddy Chew.
This gave a new lease on life to the many transgender individuals whose bodies did not match their gender identity.
Transgender people in Singapore
Know of a Resource? Transvestite, Transsexual, Transgendered Home Pageprivately maintained site with lots of links and resources. However this is mostly up to the medical-officer in charge and varies case by case. Actually, "transgendered" can refer to anybody who breaks, or even questions, all the "rules" we were taught about "how to be good little girls and boys". Designed for students, scholars, journalists, activists, and citizens, and maintained by Steve Sanders, Indiana University. However, as early asthe Ministry of Health had been directing hospitals to stop doing such operations on foreigners.
This section does not cite any sources. In fact, for 30 years, Singapore was one of the world leaders in SRS, performing more than such operations. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Transgendered Teens This page is for Transgendered Teens and has many answers common questions. It also discouraged them for Singaporeans, saying 'the increased danger of AIDS with such patients poses unnecessary risk to hospital staff'. It was patronised by a largely heterosexual audience who danced wildly during the intervals, but Tuesday nights were gay with access granted to password holders only. One of Singapore's most famous tourist meccas since the s, renowned internationally for its nightly parade of flamboyantly dressed trans womenBugis Street attracted hordes of Caucasian gawkers who had never witnessed Asian queens in full regalia.