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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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US drug enforcement funds going to Bangkok girly bars?

Thousands of beer bottle coolers (known in Bangkok as “beer condoms”), in all probability funded by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),  have been distributed and remain in hundreds of Bangkok go-go bars, beer bars, and hotel bars in the aftermath of Operation Hot Spot. This law enforcement inititaive was launched as a joint […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee on gals both good and whacko

It was my first trip to Thailand. Actually, it was my first trip to Southeast Asia. I was 37 years old, had been to Latin America, North America and Western Europe but had yet to venture into the Far East.  I can still recall that after 37 years of American women, I had pretty much […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee’s 10 rules for being a bar girl

When I first started writing this column I explored the top ten rules for dealing with regular gals as well as a top ten for surviving with bar gals.  I received a lot of positive feedback from both readers and close mates of mine who have to be constantly bombarded by my rants and unsolicited […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee on Bangkok nightlife today vs. 1995, Pt. II

Greetings to our loyal readers and I hope you are enjoying this blessing we call life as much as I am. In my August, 2010 column, I compared 1995 Bangkok to present day and detailed the changes in the nightlife industry.  This month, I want to compare changes in cost, livability, transportation and relationships with “good […]

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WoWasis wordsmith: Where does the word “punter” come from?

Here at WoWasis, we’re fond of using the word punter to describe men that favor the company of female entertainment providers. Those women could be dancers, freelancers on the street, gals working in beer gardens, or massage parlors. They all share one thing in common, their jobs entail meeting men for temporary or permanent financial […]

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WoWasis book review: Joan Sinclair’s ‘Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs’

What struck us here at WoWasis about Joan Sinclair’s photo-essay book weren’t solely the photographs, but the glossary, referencing 177 terms used in Japan to describe the world of fuzoku, or commercial sex. That’s how we discovered mantaku, female anatomy ink prints, transferred from the lady’s posterior to paper, and sold to the customer as […]

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6 Tips to avoid being drugged & robbed Thai street women

Judging by news stories and interviews with a number of individuals conducted by WoWasis researchers, the practice of Thai street ladies meeting a man on the street, accompanying him to his hotel room, drugging him, then robbing him while unconscious, is rampant. In each case, the process is identical. While in the man’s room, the […]

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WoWasis book review: Boye De Mente’s ‘Some Prefer Geisha’

This wonderful book, written by Boye De Mente as a tribute to the geisha was printed in Japan, but occasionally can be found in used bookstores. The full title is Some Prefer Geisha: the Lively Art of Mistress-Keeping in Japan (1966) and it boasts some lively brush and ink illustrations by Tadahito Nadamoto interspersed throughout […]

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