These are Singapore Pawnshops. Not the more liberal sex-related shop with similar sounding name.
Just like the other kind pxxx shops that are popular in more liberal western countries, in conservative Singapore, pawnshops are very popular. It seems to be more popular since the financial crisis hit a few years ago.
The traditional pawnshop in Singapore. This is situated in Clementi town centre.
I noticed the new 'modern' type of pawn shops are popping out everywhere.
These new shops seems to want to 'challenge' the traditional shops by opening right next to existing shops!
These modern pawnshop use celebrity for their advertisements.
If you watch the advertisements on TV, it sounds so 'wrong'! You can do a search on 'youtube maxicash' and watch them. They are telling young folks to pawn stuff so that they can get more stuff. Madness.