A mind-boggling look at the residents of Bugis Street -- the natives pronounce it "Boogie Street" -- where the lights are red, the nights are hot and there's a whole lot more to the ladies than meets the eye. Naïve country teen Lien (Hiep Thi Le) comes
to Singapore in the mid-'60s to work as a maid at the Sin Sin Hotel, whose glamorous residents do a steady trade in American sailors and local thrill-seekers. Lien makes her unworldly peace with working in a brothel, but gets quite a shock when she realizes that not only are all the Sin Sin's foxy
ladies prostitutes, they're also all men. But the resilient Lien gets over it, and goes on to find true friendship with...