The Taiwanese woman was here to visit a boyfriend and got to know Ng Jun Xian at a nightclub.
After exchanging numbers, he asked her out for drinks one night in November last year.
When she was tired and asked to go back to her hostel, the 21-year-old took her to a hotel instead, promising that she could rest there.
In a brazen attack, Ng sexually assaulted the 23-year-old woman and even tried to rape her, physically assaulting her when she tried to fight back.
During his sentencing on Wednesday, Community Court Judge Mathew Joseph had strong words for Ng, calling him ”devious” before sentencing him to seven years’ and two weeks’ jail and six strokes of the cane.