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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Phuket’s steamy underbelly


Via: Bangkok Post

Phuket is struggling to balance its new naughty side against its traditional image as a tropical paradise _ and for now, it looks like the dark side is winning.

A decade ago (Note: it been BAD, a LOT LONGER than a decade!), Phuket, sparkling as the Pearl of the Andaman, had earned a global reputation as a must-see destination for travellers interested in unspoilt beaches, natural beauty and green tourism. But…

But those same travellers would today struggle to recognise Phuket. It is veering in the same direction as Pattaya with sex shows, prostitution and the exploitation of wild animals; the seediness mainly confided to Patong’s ever growing bar strip along Soi Bangla.

Add to that equation greedy jet ski operators and taxi and tuk-tuk drivers’ reputation for fleecing customers and the holiday destination’s image takes another blow.

Phuket’s shift towards the shadows was highlighted last month after Barbadian R&B singer ‘the always classsy’ Rihanna made international headlines when she posted photos of herself posing with a protected slow loris and made X-rated comments about a sex-sho she seen the previous  night.

“Either I was phuck wasted, or I saw a Thai women pull a live bird, two turtles, razor blades, shoot darts and ping pong balls all out of her pu$$y”, she tweted to her 32 million followers on Sept 20.


IF you are going to Patong, I suggest you read the WHOLE article, HERE:



related post:

Patong Beach in 1970, and 2012.




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