In Singapore, public parks serve as a recreational space day and night. However, some leisure activities such as cruising fall outside of the parks prescribed usage. Public stigma against such alternative nocturnal activities dictates a need for secrecy, but privacy in a public space is limited. With the advent of social apps such as Grindr, cruising becomes an activity for those that are not regarded as cool. Hence, public venues become a social phenomenon in itself, the site of discrimination from both within and outside the gay community.
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