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Toilet Trucks in Bangkok: business is good when business is crappy

Need to go when you’re on the go? Then Bangkok Municipal Administration’s fleet of 31 toilet trucks can help. These aging green mobile giants sport four toilets and six urinals, and are used as public conveniences during protest activities and public events. Each truck contains 2,000 litres of water, enough for 500 flushes. Detritus is […]

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WoWasis Reports: Apartment Asian Massage Parlors (AAMP) in North America

Today, your WoWasiscorrespondents visit North America to report on Apartment Asian Massage Parlors. Also, read the WoWasis post on commonly used AAMP acronyms relating to practices at North American massage parlors).  AAMPs, as they are commonly known, are most typically found in large apartment complexes, although a few “float” in hotels. Part of the service consists […]

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Western body odor takes Asia by storm, threatens the right to peaceably assemble

Your WoWasis research team has discovered that Good-smelling SE Asians are increasingly discussing ways to remove Westerners with foul armpit odor from their midst, including throwing them in jail without the benefit of habeas corpus legal protection. And surprisingly, they don’t want Westerners to be able to bribe their way out of it. One nation […]

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WoWasis comes clean: What’s a Thai soapy body-to-body massage? How does it work, and where do I get one?

My goodness, did we get some responses to our recent men’s spas in Thailand and soapy massage and museum on same day blog posts! Many of those writing were curious as to how these soapy body-to-body massage spas are operated, and how they can get one. We’re going to tell you how these soapy massage […]

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Thai taxes: how are those roads and hospitals paid for in Thailand?

One day a few years back, one of us here at WoWasis had to go to a hospital in Thailand on an emergency basis. We got all stitched up, and paid nothing. Why? Here’s another question: why are Thai roads so damn good? (Compare them with the Philippines, which has some of the worst roads […]

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Museum & soapy massage the same day: a must for Bangkok museum-goers?

Over the past several months, veteran Bangkok museum-goers have been raving to WoWasis about a museum experience that might be unique to Bangkok: a morning visit to a museum, followed by an afternoon soapy body-to-body massage. This occurs because the venerated Suan Pakkad Museum and the Chao Phya 2 and J One soapy massage parlors […]

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Bangkok’s soapy massage spa experience: who they serve and where they are

Bangkok’s multistory standalone soapy spas have parking lots, and often have full service bars and karaoke lounges, unlike most smaller Storefront Spas.  They occasionally have curtained-off individualized carports to ensure privacy.  Many of these establishments will offer masseuses providing different massage services, at varying price points.  Spa management have indicated to WoWasis researchers that their […]

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In Bangkok’s electric showers, death is quicker than the electric chair!

Earlier this year, WoWasis reported on a deadly shower stall in the Philippines, but one we recently encountered in Bangkok certainly competes!  This Thai shower features an electric heating unit with the insulating cover removed from the control box, leaving all the wires and electrical stuff exposed to water and humans. There’s even a Buddhist […]

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Best skin scrub, massage, and spa in Bangkok? Sazanka’s new location

Although mostly men frequent Sazanka, the experience of getting salted, exfoliated, massaged, and lotioned is something all genders would appreciate. Sazanka has just moved to a new location, one BTS stop away from its former location on Washington Square.  Those of us at WoWasis recommend the two hour long “Sazanka Massage,” essentially a Korean akasuri process, […]

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Electric shaver in Bangkok: Where do I find pre-shave lotion?

Here at WoWasis, we found out the hard way that hardly anyone in Bangkok uses electric shavers. On our last flight, our pre-shave lotion broke open in the luggage and all was lost, so we had to buy pre-shave lotion for our Norelco electric shaver after arrival in Bangkok. And we found that nobody sells […]

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