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Walking Street: The Guide

Posted by admin On May - 21 - 2012

Walking Street in Pattaya is legendary.

The incredible array of glittering gogos clubs and beer bars makes it one of the world’s most famous streets to party.

If you’re new to town, the dozens of places to drink can be overwhelming. To make life easy, we’ve come up with our guide to the best places in Walking Street. So head over to our main site and check out the reviews and pics.

While you’re at it, you should probably check out our Beginners’ Guide to Pattaya.

 

FHM’s Girl Next Door

Posted by admin On May - 20 - 2012

Don’t say we never do anything for you. FHM has just chosen its ‘Girl Next Door 2012′ for Thailand.

The lads’ mag crowned the winner after a grand final at Route 66 in Bangkok. Chontida ‘Amie’ Chatsirichai walked away with 200,000 baht. More importantly, we can look forward to seeing Amie on a future FHM cover.

Head over here to the Bangkok Post for more pics of FHM’s Girl Next Door. Trust us, you’ll thank us later.

 

 

VIP bikini party in Pattaya

Posted by admin On May - 16 - 2012

A bikini party filled with top Thai models is happening in Pattaya this weekend.

We were tagged in a Facebook photo, so presumably we’re invited. That’s good news, as dozens of sexy girls are apparently going to be pool-side at the Golden Cliff House, Pattaya, on Saturday, May 19 from 7pm-2am.

The VIP Party Bikini (their words, not ours) will feature models from various magazines (presumably not Horse and Hounds). The advert also promises ’50 bikini lady for special happiness. You may be lucky for to happiness.’

OK, so the grammar needs some work but I think we get the gist.

To get to ogle at the girls, you’ll need to pay 3,500 baht. A bikini contest will see one girl walk away with a prize while there’s also a raffle for guests. There’s only room for 100 guests, but those that do go will get free food and drink.

We are curious about the raffle, as the first prize is a ‘key’ while the runner-up can take a free ‘shower’ at Rasputin Pattaya. Pretty sure they’re euphemisms for something.

The girls will all be from Nutmodel Thailand. Trust us, you’re going to want to check out their site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New gogo reviews

Posted by admin On May - 9 - 2012

Check out our nightlife section on our main site (pattaya24seven.com) to see some pics and reviews of gogo clubs in Walking Street.

Among our new entries are Rhino and Peppermint gogo clubs.

 

New flavour for Peppermint

Posted by admin On May - 3 - 2012

Peppermint A Go Go on Walking Street has a new home. It’s only a few yards from its last base, but its latest home is more compact and cosy than before.

Check out our review and pics of Peppermint A Go Go, and let us know what you think.

New gogo reviews

Posted by admin On March - 13 - 2012

Tahitian Queen is Pattaya’s oldest gogo bar that’s still in business. Set on Beach Road, it’s a popular venue with bikers thanks to its menu of rock music and easy-going feel. We went down there to check it out the other day. You can read out read our review of Tahitian Queen here.

While we were out and about, we also visited Babydolls A Gogo off Walking Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar girls: victims or not?

Posted by admin On March - 7 - 2012

There are two schools of thoughts when it comes to bar girls. One says they are victims of a male-dominated society who need saving. The other says most girls enter their jobs willingly and prefer this lifestyle to one in rural Thailand.

Interestingly, the latter view has been given strong support by something called the Empower Foundation. It says the lives of working girls has improved in recent years and that being ‘rescued’ actually creates more problems than it solves.

In a report in The Nation, Empower director Chantawipa Apisuk commented on a new report named”Hit & Run: Sex Workers’ Research on Anti-trafficking in Thailand”, and said charities have gone ‘too far’ in enforcing anti-prostitution laws.

Empower began in 1985 to safeguard working girls’ rights. Around 20,000 girls use Empower’s contact points in 11 provinces in the North, Northeast and Central region.

Chantawipa said laws that try and stop people trafficking had had a serious adverse effect. The report talked to more than 200 working girls over a year, some of whom worked in Laos and Burma.

Those who transport people are seen by the girls as ‘helpful’ and don’t overcharge, the report claimed.

One worker, Kiaw from Laos, asked for understanding among the Thai public and authorities. “We aren’t criminals. We’re just honest people trying to build better lives,” she said.

Ironically, the anti-trafficking laws are seen as unhelpful by the prostitutes.

One worker, called Nok, said: “Before I was arrested I was working happily, had no debt, and was free to move around the city. Now I’m in debt, I’m scared most of the time, and it’s not safe to move around. How can they call this ‘help’?”

Once “rescued” and detained, foreign workers are deported while Thais have to do vocational training.

It’s an interesting theory and not one that is popular among many charities. Of course, most bar girls do come to Pattaya willingly. Once they arrive it may not quite have the lifestyle they thought they’d have, of course, but they’re not acting under duress. We imagine charities may argue that girls who are helped may have less money in the short-term, but that their long-term prospects are improved. What do you think? Let us know.

If Star Wars did gogos…

Posted by admin On February - 5 - 2012