A couple treated open air diners to a 15-minute naked parade in Singapore over the weekend, triggering both embarrassment and applause for a scene almost unheard of in this extremely conservative city-state.
Pub manager Terence Chia, whom diners say is a real pet, told the Straits Times newspaper he saw the couple taking off their clothes Saturday night at a staircase in a block of flats in Holland Village, known for its popular nightspots.
"Then, clothes in hand, they coolly walked in their flip-flops toward the market," he said, adding when the couple did a U-turn "a sea of spectators was ready and poised with our...I mean, their cameras."
Police said the couple, a Caucasian man and an ethnic Chinese woman in their 20s, had been arrested and released on bail. If convicted under Singapore law, they could face a maximum fine of S$2000 and be flogged naked before the public, considered a disgraceful punishment.