Innocence for Sale

Traces of Singapore’s influence in Batam can be seen in the island’s sex industry which is fuelled by Singapore demand. Innocence for Sale is a documentary giving a first-hand account of the child sex tourism problem in Batam through the eyes of a pimp, underaged prostitutes, and activists.

  • Director: Chua Puay Hoe
  • Runtime: 26m4s
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0501
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Producer: Joey Chiang
  • Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English
  • Production Country: Indonesia

Cast List:

  • Mami Lisa, Gita, Bella, Sarah, Azizah & son, Melissa Kwee, Saleemah Ismail, Eunice Olsen


  • Director - Chua Puay Hoe
  • Scriptwriter/Writer - Chua Puay Hoe, Joey Chiang
  • Executive Producer - Joey Chiang
  • Director of Photography - Ishi Lau Gek How
  • Producer - Joey Chiang
  • Editor - Lee Pei Ling
  • Audio Composer - Ishi Lau
  • Sound Recordist - Lee Pei Ling
  • Assistant Producer - Dei Sudarmo
  • Translators - Dei Sudarmo, Nanis Ningrun, Norman Sami, Ade Putra
  • Transcribers - Margareta Astaman, Norman Sami
  • Media Monitor - Aaron Yeo


  • People: Singaporean, Men, Child, Underaged, Young Girl, Teenage Girls, Police, UNIFEM
  • Occupations: Prostitute, Child Prostitute, Sex Worker, Pimp, Mamasan, Police
  • Relationships: Pimp/Prostitute, Customer, Parents, Friends, Schoolmates, Kept Woman, Second Wife, Mistress
  • Places: Batam, Indonesia, Hotel, Karaoke Lounge, Night Clubs, Prostitute Complex, Bar, Brotel, Pub, Village
  • Activities: Soliciting, Lying, Competing, Booking, Paying, Bribe
  • Themes: Sex Tourism, Underage Sex, Sexual Exploitation, Sex Trade, Innocence, Virginity, Deception, Escape, AIDS, HIV
  • Economy: Price, Money, Earnings, Economic Crisis, Economy, Debt, Income, Contract, Decent Job
  • Emotions: Satisfaction, Happiness, Shame, Deceit, Safety, Hopeless, Disheartened, Heartbroken

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