Prostitution and Sexual Hypocrisy in Thailand

Thailand – A Country of Sexual Hypocrites?

Public blowjob in a Walking Street clubLess than a week ago, the “shocking” (sic) incident of a public blowjob where an alleged Pattaya bar girl was caught on camera fellating a Korean tourist at a disco on Walking Street caused an “uproar” not only among Thai commenters on social media like Facebook but also the police and tourism officials who went like: “Oh my gosh! A blowjob in Pattaya? No way!”
An indecent act like oral sex in a public place – the upholders of moral standards argued – wasn’t just “damaging” to Thailand’s image but also offended the country’s Buddhism-inspired “good culture and tradition”.
What can we say? While we agree that a blowjob should preferably be carried out in the privacy of one’s hotel room this surely wasn’t the first time that a sex worker was seen giving head in Pattaya. In fact, we’ve witnessed more “shocking” stuff (not just) on Soi 6 over the decades. We would also assume that the police are well aware of what’s going on in many massage shops and short-time bars in Pattaya – so what’s really the big deal?

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Iranian Tourists Caught Shoplifting in Pattaya

Iranian shopliftersTwo young “quality tourists” (sic) from Iran, both in their early Twenties, were reportedly arrested Friday morning for stealing a couple of shirts, pants and other clothes at the Big C department store on Pattaya Second Road in North Pattaya.
Khaosod English reports that a security guard at the mall

saw the men walking around the clothes department and stuffing items into plastic bags. [He] confronted the two men as they were about to leave the department store and called the police.

Pattaya One identifies the two young Iranians as Mr. Mohamed Nejead, 22, and Mr. Omid Solmahle, 20. According to a security guard at Big C, the tourists

[entered] the store with a large white empty bag. He decided to follow them and saw the pair take items of clothing and remove the price tags before placing them inside the bag.
He continued to follow the pair who made their way out of the store with the white bag which was now full of clothes. At this point he approached the pair and challenged them for a receipt which they were unable to produce.

Police said that “shirts, pants, underpants, and socks” worth an estimated 4,000 Baht were found in the plastic bag. According to police, the suspects immediately confessed and have now been charged with theft.

Thai Pop Charts Top 20 – July 2, 2015

Thai music chartsIf you like Thai pop/rock music, miss the Land of Smiles and its schmaltzy love songs, or simply want to know what your Thai GF might be listening to right now, here’s a new regular feature that we hope you will enjoy as much as we do – Thailand’s top 20 chart hits as compiled by

Now and then we’ll also post some good old Thai pop classics – you know, those catchy melodies that everyone knows and make even Farangs sing along – and some other musical goodies from Thailand that have been major hits in the past or are simply more “traditional style”.

Turn up your speakers and enjoy!

Thai Pop Charts Playlist – The Current Top 20 Hits from Thailand

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Stricter Penalties for Drunk Driving in Pattaya

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More Than 12 Million Tourists Visit Thailand January – May

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