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SEPTEMBER 2013

Exclusive: Elton On The Diving Board Win His New Album Financial Advice River House Massage


19 22 14 INSIDEOUT Features

28 Out at the Movies

14 Elton on the diving board

30 Out on TV

19 Club One Seven:Excellence

32 Out for the Money

in Phuket 22 RIver House Makes Waves 26 Ban Den Friends

Out Every Month 4 Inside Out 6 Shout Out !

34 Ask Darika 36 Out at the Doc’s

Out in Thailand guides, listings & maps 38 Out in Bangkok 48 Out in Koh Samui 52 Out in Chiang Mai

8 Out Post

62 Out in Pattaya

10 Out in the Pink Mango

70 Out in Phuket

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! T U O T U O SH Welcome to our sensational September issue: Sir Elton John talks about his new album, The Diving Board and you can win this stunning double delight in our free to enter competition; Andrew Wood of Platinum Financial Services introduces our new ‘OUT for the Money’ column (email your questions to enquiriesthailand@fsplatinum.com) ; feel young and beautiful with RMS Clinic in Bangkok and River House Massage in Chiang Mai gets a makeover. Last month we covered another Chiang Mai favourite with a makeover, Pern’s Restaurant: please note that their correct telephone number is 086 111 7766 or 053 215 010.

Love and kisses,

James Barnes.


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Dear James,   I went to a club and was disgusted to see a guy wearing a T-shirt with a Nazi swastika on. I find this abhorrent and unacceptable and would like to raise awareness because this is now getting out of hand. Despite what the sycophants say, there is no excuse for this. Why adorn these symbols of mass genocide and degradation? What possesses them? I believe it is in order to provoke farang without knowing the full horrors of the era.   This has to stop. Would Thai people wear garments depicting the Khmer rule of terror and the killing fields? Would farang wear garments depicting the Burmese sacking of Ayutthya? I felt so strongly about this issue that I did confront the perpetrator and told him he was “jai dam”. His reaction said it all when he flushed scarlet red and went off to change his T-shirt. So I believe that Thai people do have some, albeit limited, knowledge of the Holocaust.   JK (Chiang Mai) Dear JK, thanks for this, and I invite other readers to let us know their views. JB. Dear OUT in Thailand, I don’t get to Thailand more than once or twice a year but I wanted to say thank you for the great magazine that I download every month, free, from your website. I just wonder how many others in Dubai do the same as we have no gay magazine like yours here. Many thanks. SS (Dubai) Dear SS, glad to know that you still follow us when you are not in Thailand, thank you. You may be as amazed as I am that the magazine has now been downloaded in more than 100 countries around the world and that you are not alone in Dubai! JB.

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SPECIAL Look great, feel great! We all know that the cosmetics companies have enjoyed a boom from contemporary boys, who now rival the girls in purchasing products that redeem and rejuvenate but this effect has now spread to specialist clinics like Bangkok’s Regenerative Medical Solutions. This month, we talk to RMS’s managing director, Kyra Virulchanya. Kyra is the very young and very beautiful 29 year old at the helm of one of Bangkok’s most progressive clinics, who are glad to welcome an increasing number of gay men through their chic and stylish doors. She was born in the capital to a Thai father and an English mother. She lived for a while in Moscow: “The Thai military transferred my father there to work as part of the Defence Attaché in the Thai Embassy,” she says, “Once we settled back in Bangkok, I took up horse riding as a hobby. I worked throughout my University years as a part time Equestrian Instructor. After graduation, I moved into teaching and 10

training fulltime. After a few years, I decided it was time to abandon girlish dreams of being an equestrian star and start expanding out into other areas.” This efficient and straight speaking businesswoman received both a Thai and International Education, for which she is appreciative; “It has really helped me operate between two cultures with ease,” she confides. She has a Bachelors and Masters in Applied Communications, received from Bangkok University (International Program). “I became interested in health and healing during my university years. This eventually sparked my move into the medical industry, though my interest mainly lies in the realm of alternative and regenerative therapies. After starting out in a Wellness Centre of a big hospital I eventually moved into the Regenerative Medical Industry. Working at RMS Clinic, I have gotten to know some very interesting, highly intelligent and innovative people working in the field of Regenerative Medicine.”


Most RMS customers are aged between 30 and 50 and share Kyra’s vision of health and healing that encourages the body’s own regulatory forces to heal itself, and improve quality of life. “Our customers understand that the path to good health and beauty lies in finding the root cause of a health issue, but more importantly, they know that it is not enough to rely on medical therapies to obtain the optimal. It is also a must to adopt healthy lifestyle habits.”

“Our customers come to us for many different reasons,” says Kyra. “Many are in their prime and are looking for ways to maintain their continued good health (and good looks!). Others come to us after years of bad lifestyle habits catching up with them and would like a bit of assistance in encouraging their bodies to heal. Then of course, there is also the group that come to us on a regular basis, so that they keep partying hard! Some suffer from chronic health problems that do not respond to

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conventional treatments and are seeking a different avenue of healing.” RMS provides Aesthetic, Longevity, Body Sculpting, Chronic health programs and Health Screenings. The most popular services are the aesthetics which include total body skin rejuvenation, facial rejuvenation, and facial brightening. “We mainly work with peptides to rejuvenate the skin to improve the suppleness of skin, balance pigmentation, reduce scarring from acne, and reduce fine lines. However we also offer more

mainstream treatments such as botox, fillers and facial threading.” says Kyra. Other popular services include body sculpting- a course that stimulates the body to increase muscle growth and fat metabolism in order to achieve a leaner, meaner look, and an individualised longevity program. “This is for customers that want to have it all – to party all night (everyday) and maintain the appearance of effortless good health and glamour!” Now that Thailand is one of the foremost global medical tourism destinations, RMS deals with many foreigners. “They usually book ahead of time and require a number of different treatments. For the most part, tourists will spend at least one – two weeks in Bangkok for a full beauty/aesthetic treatment or longevity program, before going to the beach for some R&R.” explains Kyra who is under no illusion as to why RMS is so popular with visitors: “We have a wide variety of therapies available that are cutting edge and effective and our programs are tailored 12

to individual needs. Our staff is English speaking, super friendly and enthusiastic about health. We will definitely put a smile on your face!” RMS is not resting on any laurels and has a keen eye on the future: “Our vision is to create an ongoing relationship with our clients and other healthy minded people. We believe the path to health requires knowledge and understanding on the client’s part. We want them to understand how their physiology works, so that they will be able to take charge of and maintain their own health through

healthy lifestyle habits. The goal is to reduce dependency on chemical drugs if possible. How can we achieve this? By reaching out through a network of health seminars, events and other sociable gatherings where healthcare professionals and healthcare receivers can share knowledge. We want to have an interactive relationship with the public.”

Contact: info@lab-rms.com Tel: + 66 (0) 2632 0051 www.rmsclinic.com


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Sir Elton Hercules John is arguably the most successful and highly recognisable gay man of his generation. The Elton John Aids Foundation has raised more than 200 million US Dollars, he has scooped up virtually every award there is for his craft and this month he releases his 30th solo studio album, The Diving Board. The debut single from The Diving Board entered the Billboard AC Chart at number 21 in July, marking the 69th time Elton has had a song on the chart in its 52-year history — exceeding that of any other artist (the next-closest is Barbra Streisand, with 64 entries). He has just been honoured as the first recipient of the prestigious BRITs Icon Award. No stranger to controversy, the Rocket Man talks about the new album, TV talent shows and his two children in this OUT iT special feature. 14


At the age of 66, Elton’s new album, The Diving Board, is a return to his musical roots and his love of soul and gospel music, written with long time lyricist partner Bernie Taupin and produced in Los Angeles by The Union (Elton’s collaborative album with Leon Russell) producer, T-Bone Burnett. Burnett suggested that Elton return to the piano, bass and drums format of his very early years and the result, Elton says, is “the most exciting solo record I’ve done in a long, long time.” The album was written in three days but the release date was pushed back more than once as new material was added and the perfectionist piano man made revisions. He says it is, “The most piano-oriented album of my career” adding, “It’s my most adult album”. In total, the album’s release has been pushed back four times but it will be out on September 24th.

Elton’s vocal range may have narrowed since his 1984 surgery to remove polyps from his vocal chords but there is no doubt that his playing gets better with every passing year and if you buy the Deluxe Edition of the new album you’ll be treated to 19 brand new tracks that include 3 instrumental songs of exceptional quality. Amazingly, these 3 piano pieces were not composedthey were performed extemporaneously and recorded in one take; a reflection of Elton’s supreme talent and incredible confidence. The Diving Board is an expression of Elton’s own maturity after more than 45 years as a recording artist and is a statement about his feelings for the modern music industry. 15


”having children is something else it’s a different kind of love”

Elton has definite views on the current pop culture that provides wannabes instant stardom: “Nobody on The Voice in England has had a hit record; nobody on The Voice in America has had a hit record. They’re nonentities. Those talent shows propel people into stardom that aren’t ready for it and they haven’t got the talent for. It breaks my heart when they are cast aside.” Elton says that the title track of the new album is about the pitfalls of fame: “It’s about someone like Lindsey Lohan, who had everything at the start, she was a fantastic actress, a great recording artist, and then it went tragically wrong because of drugs and the people she was hanging around with. For a young star like Justin Beiber, it’s hard. To go through that fame when you haven’t had a childhood and then you want to grow up- it’s hard. Luckily, fame came to me when I was 23 and 16

then I lived my teenage years through my fame!” The image of a diving board is on the cover of the record and Elton feels like he is diving into the unknown: “That’s why I’m so excited; I’ve got this new relationship with T. Bone, I think this is probably one of the best records of my career. I’m not going to stop performing or making records- there’s no game planlife’s about evolving. I didn’t plan to have my children. It was because I went to an orphanage in the Ukraine and saw a little boy we wanted to adopt but couldn’t because of the laws there and it broke my heart. David sat me down and said, ‘why don’t we have our own?’ I’ve always said I’m too selfish, too set in my ways but that little boy was trying to tell me something- life sometimes comes up with little signs for you- and he way


saying, ‘you know what, you change your ways and see what it does for you.’ Having the two boys has made me the happiest person in the world. I love David very much, we’ve been together twenty years but having children is something else- it’s a different kind of love.” On the very first day that civil partnership was available in the UK, Elton was there with David and he says that the same will happen when marriage is ratified; “We will do it! It’s something we have been given as gay people, a lot of gay people in the world don’t even have the right to exist, like Uganda and places like that but the fact that we’ve been given these chances by the British government is something joyous and something I’m very grateful for and if we’re given them, we should take them up and rejoice. I’m so grateful

we had a civil partnership. It changed my relationship with David- it was great already but it cemented it and it was very moving. Elton still averages more than 120 live shows a year but concedes that when Zachary and Elijah start school, he will have to review that. Meantime, the piano man still challenges himself with improving his performance, writing new songs and breathing new life into his old hits. As an artist, he is peerless. As an ambassador for gay men around the world, he is unmatched. The Diving Board is a double album to delight and is sure to be a successful splash down for the Rocket Man. The Diving Board is released on September 24th and can be purchased at www.EltonJohn.com 17


Go to www.out-in-thailand.com and tell us who produced The Diving Board. We’ll pick a correct answer from our fabulous hat and you can win a Deluxe Edition of Elton’s new album! Competition closes on October 9th, 2013. Good Luck! 18


Club One Seven Excellence in Phuket! Congratulations to Club One Seven in Phuket which has just been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. This boutique guesthouse and cafe/restaurant is the perfect base for exploring this paradise island and has everything from pure comfort and relaxation to great adventures and lively night-life. Hailed by guests as a “home away from home�, this superb business is gay owned and gay managed.

The newly landscaped pool garden located by the riverside, Gym and Fitness Centre, Free WIFI and high speed Internet access and convenient location in a quiet and hassle-free area of Patong, near boutique art galleries, just 300 meters to Patong Beach, with easy access to Karon and Kata beaches, popular discos and bars, Simon Cabaret, shopping malls, Paradise Complex and many diverse entertainment opportunities, have all contributed to this accolade.

There are 17 modern and creatively decorated private guestrooms. The room choices range from Superior, Deluxe, to Poolside Grand Deluxe. Established for more than nine years in Phuket, Club One Seven aim to be the best GLBT orientated boutique guesthouse in Phuket and Daniel and his friendly, helpful staff always hard to make sure you enjoy your stay. 19


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Hugh Sullivan was born in Cardiff, Wales, 43 years ago. He is an affable and handsome guy who works as a management consultant across south-east Asia but is now based in Chiang Mai. “I first came to Thailand on business when I was living in Singapore and fell in love with the country and its people,� he says with an open smile that is sunny enough to melt any heart. He met his delightful Thai lover, Ton, in Bangkok 4 years back and after a ceremonial Lanna style wedding in Chiang Mai, (Hugh arrived atop an elephant!) they adopted the cutest baby son. This was organised before the birth and the child stayed with his mother for a year before he moved in with the happy couple. 22


“We wanted to open a business here, using my experience as a café owner in Singapore,” explains Hugh. The pair visited a number of premises before settling on ‘River House Massage’, perfectly placed on the banks of the river Ping, just down the road from the US Consulate in Chiang Mai. “River House was the most spacious and we decided to keep it as a massage spa to preserve employment for the masseurs,” says Hugh. The location is truly beautiful and the river’s lazy progress emphasises the tranquil feel that Hugh and Ton believe to be prerequisite for a successful massage enterprise. 23


In a few short months, River House Massage has been transformed. Overseen by Hugh and Ton, interior designers have completed a total renovation of the business and have created a space that is crisp, contemporary and clean. They have avoided the sometimes clinical feel that can easily prevail and styled an ambience that is at once comfortable and welcoming. Ton, who speaks terrific English, is at the helm in the restful reception, with soft music that permeates throughout the establishment. From comfy chairs, the masseurs can be seen pumping iron in the newly built gym. These good-looking guys with their finely honed muscles are ever ready to soothe yours!

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Ban Den Friends By Kenneth Dobson

Damrong Damrong and nine comrades were digging a large hole in the rocky red clay. They had been happily working at this dismal task for three days. The work was exhausting but for Damrong, that’s what made it meaningful. It was part of the great effort being waged all over Asia for the Communist cause, which was to bring about the end of oppression by the rich and powerful, the end of the dark ages and the new day dawning. The cadres had been victorious in Vietnam a year ago, and the battles were going well in the countries to the south, except Indonesia. In Cambodia, Pol Pot had 26

just declared the end of tyranny and the beginning of an egalitarian era free of class divisions, while the mountains in Malaysia were now all Communist bastions. The students had taken to the hills in 1976 when the great disappointment came as the military obliterated the democratic movement in Thailand, begun with the 1973 student revolution getting rid of dictators Thanom and Praphas. The military was mounting its last battle, they sighed. The Communists of China and Russia would back the socialist student movement and they would march arm and arm from these mountains in the North down to the Democracy Monument in the heart of Bangkok. It was only a matter of time. After a year, however, the ruddy glow of the red star began to fade.


“It’s just the same as always!” Damrong fumed. “There’s no difference between the Chinese ‘advisers’ and the colonialists. They won’t listen to Thai people. They will never let Thailand be free if they take control.” One group at a time, the students quit their endless digging and left the forests. Damrong went back to Chiang Mai University and entered the College of Education. He took every drama course he could. “There’s more than one way to reform society,” he said to anyone who would listen. In the street theatre that was at the height of its popularity in those days, he took the part of the clown, often cross-dressing, which gave him a little thrill. The short street-side dramas were all about social issues. The students thought they were getting the message across better than their toned-down socialist instructors in the classrooms. Some of Damrong’s idealistic enthusiasm came back. He was alive and burning with energy. He was fuelled with hormones, too, although his testosterone seemed to be in short supply. He learned he was a queen, according to the cognoscenti and he revelled in the katoey role in groups, while in bed he was glad to be a “receiver”. But in the end he rejected the notion of making any radical identity transformation. He would remain a male, and just be ambiguous about it. The years went by. Instead of becoming a teacher, Damrong entered drama. He became part of the famous Patrapavadi Theatre for a while, met important people, slept with some of them, and was marked as a comer. The dream of everyone entering the dramatic arts is to be a star, but stunning good looks are the number one

key. Damrong’s looks were ordinary. His talent, however, was extraordinary. He could design costumes and one director commented, “He can choreograph elephants to do the pas-de-deux.” He never worked with real elephants, but was choreographer for a group of youth in elephant heads at Dream World, and then he became the director of the whole show. Channel 3 picked him up to design sets and costumes for their fantasy and historical dramas. They soon recognized his talent as a tutor of their luscious-looking but performance-challenged, made-forTV stars. Within a year Damrong was art director of three drama series going on at the same time. At that point in his career he had the power to insert social messages into the prime-time movies that half the country was watching. And he did. “You’re coming to the party, aren’t you?” Noom asked at the mall, day before New Year’s Eve. “Where is it?” “Our house,” Noom replied. “There will be a prize for the best costume.” Damrong was tired of the Hi-So drug and alcohol binges his colleagues would be having in mansions on Sukhumvit Road. That’s why he had come home to Chiang Mai. He thought about the invitation. “Everyone will be dressed as women, I imagine!” “Um, I suppose so,” Noom admitted. “It’ll be like old times,” Damrong declared. Next month: Bonnie You can download the unabridged novel at www.out-in-thailand.com/shop 27


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MURDER MOST FOUL By Brian Baxter

Unsurprisingly, the notorious deaths of well-known personalities attract plenty of media attention. The three most infamous cases are probably the poet, film director and political activist Pier Paolo Pasolini, the silent star and long- time actor Ramon Novarro and the much younger Sal Mineo. All were gay and died under gruesome circumstances. Pasolini was not an actor – and thus not really of concern to this series – but his case remains intriguing in never being satisfactorily explained. A 17-year – old hustler “Joey’ Pelusi was arrested driving the director’s Alfa Romeo after the mutilated body had been found on a beach some 30 minutes outside Rome. This was in 1975 and Pelusi originally confessed to beating his client and then repeatedly running over the body. He got a nine year sentence but later retracted the confession stating that three men connected with the Italian neo-fascist 28

movement had used him as a dupe in order to murder the man who was stirring up trouble. The case was reopened after 35 years but no final conclusion reached. In the case of Ramon Novarro the outcome was somewhat easier. The actor was found dead by his housekeeper. He had been tied up in a stressful position, beaten repeatedly and finally choked on his own blood. Two hustlers, 22-year old Paul Ferguson and his 17–year –old brother Tom were later arrested and convicted. The trial was full of sordid details, mendacity and counter charges between the two youngsters until finally Tom agreed to assume most blame to save his brother from execution. It transpired that Novarro had not used his normal Hollywood out call service but instead invited the boys to drinks. They believed he kept substantial quantities of cash in his home and killed him trying whilst to make him give them the money.


Sal Mineo was allegedly murdered by a young stranger when returning home from a rehearsal of a play he was due to open in Los Angeles. It was three years later that a young drug addict was arrested and accused of robbery and of stabbing the star. Inevitably there was considerable speculation about the encounter but the end result was a lengthy jail sentence for the alleged killer. Ramon Samaniegas was born in 1899 in Durango. In 1916 the handsome teenager fled the Mexican revolution with his well off parents and lived in Los Angeles where he trained as a dancer, took acting lessons and later worked as a singing waiter and as a bar pianist before graduating to ‘extra’ work in movies. Within ten years – as Ramon Novarro- he was a top Hollywood star, groomed as a ’Latin lover’ rival to Rudolf Valentino. The name change was the inspiration of the bi-sexual director Rex Ingram who cast the 23-year-old Ramon in no less

than five major films beginning with The Prisoner of Zenda (as Rupert of Hentzhau) and Scaramouche. In 1925 Novarro took the lead in the first film version of the famous novel Ben Hur. His career looked set. But it was not to happen. With the advent of sound and the arrival of newer style actors his career slipped and after co-starring with Greta Garbo in Mata Hari he worked less during the 1930s, before leaving for Mexico when the USA finally entered the war. Novarro returned to Hollywood in the mid- forties and had a few small film roles before gravitating to television, which offered a steady living. His last role was as a priest in an episode of High Chaparral. On Halloween night 1968 night he forsook his usual service and invited Paul for drinks. His young brother came too and after a drunken evening Tom claimed that he acted aggressively only in response to the actor’s sexual advances. Both youngsters received prison sentences. 29


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BBC Entertainment (True Vision Ch. 82) is showing Torchwood, a successful Dr Who (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year) spin off. It can be as hammy and cheesy as a croque monsieur but it does star openly gay, hunk hero John Barroman as openly bi, hunk hero, Jack Harkness. British sci-fi has always been strong, (Day of The Triffids, War of the Worlds, the Quatermass capers) and real money has been spent on Torchwood, creating CGI fx that would not look out of place on big screen productions. Clever viewers will have spotted that Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who and it 30

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was in the BBC original that Captain Jack Harkness was first introduced as companion to the 10th incarnation of the evergreen Time Lord. Captain Jack is conveniently and inexplicably indestructible so he survives alien onslaughts and regularly ‘sacrifices’ his life for the Torchwood Institute that is based in Cardiff (Wales) because there just happens to be a time rift anomaly nexus thingy running through the city and is the portal through which so many malignant extra-terrestrials appear. The fact that this is the location for the BBC Wales studio is a simple co-incidence.


Aunty Beeb shelled out some big shekels so that Jack could pose authoritatively atop local landmarks.

way. We see our heroes sobbing too often and sci-fi sentimentality has to be used sparingly.

Jack flirts with any attractive soul he encounters and has had a full blown affair with a male member of the Torchwood team, so in the UK, the series is only screened after the 9 pm decency watershed- a mere gesture as this will not exclude the average teenage boy at whom the show is aimed. Some of the one off plots are watchable and the five episode, one story, season three, ‘Children of Earth’ is truly chilling. The problem is that the schmaltz gets in the

Still, John Barrowman is a good ambassador for non-heterosexuals and has just married his lover of 22 years, architect John Gill, in California, on the day the state’s ban on same sex marriages was overturned. His gay rights Twitter postings are even feistier than Captain Jack, so follow him there if not on the telly.

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Welcome to the new version of Out for the Money. My name is Andrew Wood and I am a Bangkok based adviser with clients all over Asia. I am the executive director of PFS International, in Thailand, and we assist expatriates everywhere in their adventure with “the business of living life�. After all living life actually is a business and especially for the expat. I have the privilege of having been an expat for 34 years now and I have always enjoyed the lifestyle, with the ups and downs it inevitably produces.

We are only interested in developing long term relationships with our clients and becoming their trusted advisers. Our aim is to work with clients in all walks of life; no matter how simple or complex their situations are. We are headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Bangkok, Shanghai and Moscow. Please let me have any questions you feel are relevant to your situation relating to matters which are worrying you or you simply feel are relevant and I will answer them every month in this regular column. Whether you have a small query about banking or wish us to assist you with the structuring and management of your wealth we are here to help. From health insurance to succession planning; will writing to purchasing and financing a property; creating a trust structure protecting your assets and helping your loved ones in future to discussing the implications of exchange rates in your banking arrangements. We are happy to discuss with you and advise on all these matters. 32

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ASK KA DARI

Auntie Darika answers your questions about love and life. Please contact her at: darika@out-in-thailand.com. You can also find more helpful advice on her website: www.askdarika.com Dear Darika, My partner has a new hobby—nudity at home. We have been together for a while so seeing him naked is nothing new. We are easy going and home life is relaxed and informal. I often work at home and it is common for me to spend a day at the computer wearing boxer shorts and a singlet. I am not prudish but I find his behavior unusual and unsettling. We are close with our neighbours and they often just drop by. I am afraid that he will answer the door with nothing on but the TV. I feel the need to confront him about this but what should I say? I do not want him to think I am trying to control him or that that I am tired of his body which is pretty hot. He works out, watches his diet and is very well endowed. Please help! Gentle Reader, It is no secret that Darika writes her column while wearing something from her latest Victoria’s Secret shipment. Dress, or lack thereof, is an important way we 34

all express ourselves, even if you are a Catholic nun. Perhaps your partner feels he cannot express himself well enough in other ways or is not getting the attention he deserves. My home town, San Francisco, made public nudity legal a few years ago, on the premise that nudity was a matter of personal expression. Although the weather in San Francisco is miserable fifty weeks of the year, there were a surprising number of naked people on the streets and on public transportation. As you might imagine, these were people who would least want to see in the alltogether. After a couple of years the city passed an ordinance that naked people had to carry something (like a towel or newspaper) to place under them if they if they wanted to sit down in public. Finally San Franciscans grew tired and embarrassed by naked people on the street and made public nudity illegal, as it probably should be. Rather than “confront” your partner there are several creative ways you can help him to re-examine his “hobby.” When you return from work, or spend the day at the computer at home, why not wear a white tie and tails? Or dress like Darika? (I am wearing a little pink nightie and a thong.) Or ask him to make fried bacon for your breakfast. I would not suggest that you spend your own time at home naked or he will think that you approve of his behavior. Instead, buy a package of adult nappies (most supermarkets have them) and start wearing them at home. Eventually he will pass his naked phase (and maybe even find the nappies kinky). When that happens, reward him with some very sexy underwear.


Dearest Darika, My 30th birthday is next week and I am very depressed about this because I have no boyfriend and I am afraid I will be too old for this in the future. Sure you are much older that I am. What is your advice about growing old? I wonder what you are whining about. Ageing is inevitable. Some of us age painfully and some, with grace. The only thing you need to worry about on your 30th birthday is whether you should choose pain, grace or the obvious pleasures of someday dating men who are less than half your age. The math lesson actress Mae West, who was sexy until she died at about 150 years old, was that “20 goes into 30 more than 60 goes into 20.” Just take care of your body because you can’t replace it. However, you can easily replace your attitude if you can realize that a 30th birthday is only the beginning of your life. In my experience, you will have more success at love if you stop looking for it and let it happen by accident.

which probably resulted from much of the mail she received), so there is a job open. Darika is not interested, so go for it. What do I have? An audience. A sense of humour. A talent for being compassionate and bitchy at the same time, a heavy-duty shredder and a bottle of Jack Daniels. Your own recipe for success will probably be different. I wish you luck. Darika would love to have someone to whine to, besides her dog, when she needs to.

Hi Darika, Love your column. I am a self-confessed advice column junkie. I am thinking of launching my own column. What qualifies someone like you to be an advice columnist and what do I need to get started? Gentle Reader, Pauline Phillips, who wrote the “Dear Abby” column for something like a century, died in March (she had Alzheimer’s, 35


OUT OCʼS D E AT TH

Know Your ABCDE’s By Doc John

Skin cancers are increasing and those most likely to succumb are fair skinned Caucasians. There are many types of skin cancer from a fairly common Rodent Ulcer to the most virulent and lethal cancer: Melanoma. You should check your skin monthly looking for new mole-like lesions, changes in existing moles or changes in the nature and colour of the skin. Take particular attention to your back and remember the medics ABCDE code. Asymmetry Asymmetry means one half of a mole does not match the other half. Normal moles are symmetrical. When checking moles or freckles, draw an imaginary line through the middle and compare the two halves. If each side looks different from the other have it checked by a doctor. Border Ragged, blurred or irregular borders are a warning sing that you should have it checked by a dermatologist. Melanoma lesions often have uneven borders. 36

Colour Normal moles are a constant colour, a single shade of brown, but one that has shades of tan, brown, black, blue, white, or red is suspicious. A mole of many shades or that has lightened or darkened should be checked by a doctor. Diameter Take the eraser at the end of a pencil and measure the mole against that if the mole is larger than the diameter of the eraser then it is suspicious. Evolving A mole that is evolving – shrinking, growing larger, changing colour, begins to itch or bleed – should be checked. If a portion of the mole appears newly raised from the skin it must be checked by a doctor. Melanoma lesions often grow in size or change in height rapidly. If you notice any increase in mole-like spots or a change in existing ones you must have it checked by a specialist: it could save your life.


SEPTEMBER 2013


OUT in Bangkok If you like buzzing big cities, Bangkok is for you! Public transport, taxis, tuk-tuks, buses and motorcycle taxis are plentiful. There are many markets, glitzy malls, beautiful temples and museums, as well as the bars and shows for which the city is famous. The Sathorn/ Silom area forms the core of Bangkok’s central business district and is home to a number of embassies. Silom Road offers shopping opportunities, including the Patpong Night Market. Silom/Surawong are most popular with English speaking visitors and has the most popular venues catering to gay tourists.

Bangkok is the gay capital of Asia. Most visitors go to Suriwongse, Silom and Sathorn Road. Santuary Spa by A* is an elegant place to be. A feature among many massage spas, which include The Prince’s Men’s Spa* is the relaxed atmosphere. If meaty muscle guys get you hot, head for The Tawan Bar*. Up2 Salon* will make you beautiful as will the RMS Clinic with a complete program of excellent treatments. Tarntawan Place Hotel* is at the centre of the action. Eat at Dick’s Cafe*, Telephone Pub* is always busy and night owls party at DJ Station*. For a magnificent and sparkling cabaret show, watch out for The Playhouse. College-aged Thai men and business professionals go to Ramkhamhaeng 38

(Lamsalee) and Kamphaeng Pet Road. These popular gay Thai areas are mainly Thai-for-Thai culture with different rules to those in Silom. They are not money boys nor looking for foreigners to date. It is worth a trip here if you just like to watch or have a date already. Soi 89/2 draws thousands of university students, working professionals, and those that just like a good time. The most popular places are Club 9 Café, Singapore Pub, See Men, Seek, Blue, and DoorDum. Although it is probably 98% Thai, the foreigners are welcome as long as they remain polite. It is an insult to proposition a patron with money! For all the venues, check out our maps and listings and www.out-inthailand.com *= Readers’ Choice Award Winner


BANGKOK SILOM

f 6 Telephone Pub 6 The Balcony

ACCOMMODATION

16 Baan Saladaeng 28 Baan Silom Soi 3 1 BBB Inn Rama IV 24 Malaysia Hotel 12 Om Yim Lodge 27 Pinnnacle Hotel f 2 Tarntawan Place Hotel 23 The Babylon Bangkok 25 Vincents Restaurant & 7 Rooms

BARS & PUBS 1 Balls the Sports Bar 6 BAS Living Room Bar 9 Club Café 14 Coyote Restaurant / Bar 7 Diamonds 9 Expresso 6 For Fun Live Music Bar 9 JJ Park 1 Maxis Bar & Restaurant 6 Nomads Music Bar 1 Scorpion 6 Spanish on 4 6 Sphinx Restaurant & Bar 6 Sportz Bar f 6 Telephone Pub 6 The Balcony 9 The Patio

022.343.279 022.355.891

OTHER 026.363.038 022.354.305 022.362.259 026.797.128 026.350.169 022.870.111 022.382.620 026.797.984 022.863.348

6 Body Talk Clothing 3 Cutey & Beauty 36 Purple Dragon 37 RMS Clinic f The Podology Center 29 Up 2 Salon 11 Vincent Chye

022.312.315 022.383.227 www.rmsclinic.com 022.335.956 www.vincentchye.com

RESTAURANT & CAFÉS

8 Bug and Bee 8 Coffee Society 026.370.078 14 Coyote Restaurant / Bar 026.326.982 f 1 Dicks Café 022.351.227 18 Eat Me Restaurant 026.623.838 35 G’s Bangkok 1 Maxis Bar & Restaurant 022.351.227 12 Om Yim Lodge 6 Souvlaki Greek Restaurant 022.351.227 6 Spanish on 4 022.664.255 6 Sphinx Restaurant & Bar 6 Telephone Pub 6 The Balcony 026.329.955 24 Vincents Restaurant & 7 Rooms 022.347.249

022.338.118 022.359.784 026.623.838 026.370.078 022.380.931 02.632.9513 022.664.255 026.350.169 026.329.955 022.347.249 022.343.279 022.355.891 022.863.348

SAUNA / MASSAGE / FITNESS

022.343.279 022.355.891 19 Adonis Massage bangkokpatiobar.com 20 Aqua Spa Club 17 Arena Massage DISCOS 8 Aspara Day Spa 5 Bangkok Night 026.342.537 21 Baantewa Spa 9 Disco Disco 022.351.227 33 Bangkok 10 1 Bangkok Massage f 9 DJ Station 022.351.227 1 Bonny Massage 7 G.O.D Dance Club 026.328.033 32 Candle Paradise Spa GO-GO CLUBS & HOST BARS 13 Fan Club Massage 10 Heaven Sauna 1 Banana Bar 4 Indra Massage 1 Classic Boys Club 1 K-Why Massage 1 Dream Boy 22 Lomchoey Massage 1 Fresh Boy 26 Magic Hands Massage 5 Golden Cock 1 Marios Massage 1 Hotmale 7 Men’s Factory Sauna 5 Hotmale Station 9 Paradise Spa & Massage 30 Jupiter 2002 www.jupiter2002.com 5 Prime Massage 5 Nature Boy f 21 Sanctuary By A 5 Night Boys 18 Sauna Mania 31 Screw Boy 32 Sawadee Krub Massage 1 The New Boys of Bangkok 15 Senso f 4 The Tawan Bar 026.345.833 8 Silom Massage 1 X Size Bar 8 Sukothai Massage 1 Xboys 086.305.6878 5 Thai Boys Massage 2011 6 The Adam Spa KARAOKE 23 The Babylon Bangkok 6 Bearbie Karaoke f 34 The Prince Men’s Spa 6 Sphinx Restaurant & Bar 022.347.249 4 The Sun

022.367.789 022.864.535 026.353.645 026.326.885 026.790.816 info@bangkok10.com 086.305.6878 026.370.704 www.cpspa-bkk.com 026.311.442 022.669.092 026.340.099 089.695.0614 087.093.2637 www.mfsauna.com 026.329.730 www.sanctuarybya.com 081.817.4073 www.sawadeekrab.com 081.107.3888

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WHY WAIT TO TREAT YOURSELF?

When in Bangkok, you don’t have to wait till night-time for a treat. Dick’s Café Bangkok opens at 10 30 am, serving excellent coffee, tea, drinks, snacks and inexpensive European and Thai meals. Make your plans over our all-day breakfast, or enjoy the city’s gayest soi as it rouses itself for action. You may be surprised how entertaining Bangkok’s gay life can be even before the sun goes down.

DICK’S CAFÉ BANGKOK

Duangthawee Plaza, 894/7-8 Soi Pratoochai Surawong Road, Bangkok 10500 Tel: +66 (0) 2 637 0078 E-mail: dickscafe@dickscafe.com Website: www.dickscafe.com

BANGKOK RAMKAMHENG ACCOMMODATION 8 The Beach Residence

026.915.769 to 779

BARS & PUBS

26 Blue Club 27 Door Dance Pub 11 G Star Pub 18 Singapore Pub 8 Ka Daejung 11 Ratchada 18 See K Dance Club

027.322.360 026.915.980

026.915.76 to 79 www.ratchadasoi8.com www.seekdancepub.com

CABARET & SHOW BARS 10 Golden Dome

026.928.202

KARAOKE 20 Meeting Karaoke

RESTAURANT & CAFÉS 8 The Beach Residence

026.915.769 to 779

SAUNA / MASSAGE / FITNESS

1 Bantai Spa www.bantaispa.com 19 Baan Kluay Massage 023.776.000 8 Big Beach Sauna 084.908.8484 6 Chakran Sauna www.chakransauna.net 2 Cruising Sauna 026.682.392 15 De Ja Vu Sauna www.gthai.net/dejavu 3 Farose 1 Sauna 026.184.505 13 Farose 2 026.184.505 14 Freedom Massage 7 GM Massage 022.863.348 9 Handsome Massage www.handsomemassage.com 25 Hercules Sauna 4 IMA Spa Liberty Garden Hotel 022.785.018 21 Private 22 Spa www.private22spa.com 12 RuanRubRong Spa 029.381.226 24 SK Studio Spa www.skstudio19.com 22 Torpedo Sauna & Spa www.aboutg.net/torpedo 23 Troy Sauna 5 39 Underground Sauna www.siamout.com/39 6 V Club Massage 022.793.322 17 Whitehouse Spa 027.343.183 16 X Men Massage Delivery 081.376.9344


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BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT OTHER 8 The Podology Centre

089.633.8586

SAUNA / MASSAGE / FITNESS 1 Albury Men’s Club

www.alburymassage.com

4 Guy Spa

026.513.568

9 Jey Spa

022.588.889

12 Mar Spa

089.881.2772

7 M31 Body & Spa 5 Refresh @24 Massage 13 The Beach Resort Sauna

022.601.481 www.refresh24spa.com 027.130.007

17 Uni Man 6 Urban Male Massage

Contact us at: 38 Qhouse Convent 14 Floor Unit 14C Soi Convent Silom Rd. Tel: +662 632 0051 info@lab-rms.com

022.582.430

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OUT in Koh Samui

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Jungle covered hills, secluded beaches - the perfect tropical island get away for gay boys & girls. Recharge in spas; lounge around pool villas, beach walks, sip cocktails in a beach bar and sparkle on the balmy evening party circuit. Gay life on Samui is smaller, less exuberant than most other Thai destinations but full of exotic surprises.

Gay day/nightlife is along Chaweng Beach Road. At the north end, opposite Nora Beach Resort is Emerald Green Mens Club* focused on high quality massage and body treatments, they are also the Gay & Lesbian Information Centre*. Opposite Akyra Resort is Tropical Fah Samui & Cafe/ Bar* for massage, drinks, snacks, event evenings & Rainbow Scuba & Tour for snorkelling, scuba and land adventures. For a ladyboy/gay cabaret show check out Starz Cabaret* close to the Chaweng Regent Resort in Central Chaweng and near Green Mango*/ Sweet Soul mixed disco/bars, popular late night spots with GLTB. In south Chaweng, opposite Trade Winds Resort is Mekkala Men Spa & Site Bar offering rejuvenating massage and evening drinks Thai Boy Men Spa 48

& Bar. In Bo Phut is restful Tropical Garden Lounge Resort* near the charming Fisherman’s Village with beach side restaurants and their Friday Evening Walking Market. If you are looking for five star Luxury, Le Meridien in Lamai is a gay friendly option that should not be overlooked. The Five Islands Restaurant* beach side at Ban Taling Ngam is also the starting point for Emerald Green on Blue With Five Islands* GLTB only, all day ocean/massage excursion. For all venues see our maps and listings www.out-in-thailand.com also www. gaykohsamui.net & www.gay-samui. com *= Readers’ Choice Award Winner


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KOH SAMUI

f 10 Green Mango. Disco/bar 11 Sweet Soul. Disco/bar

ACCOMMODATION 17 Banyan House. B&B

077.247.982

f 22 Tropical Garden Lounge Resort.

21 Wonderworld Samui. B&B

BARS & PUBS f 4 Tropical Fah Samui. Bar/cafe

15 Gaypoint. Bar 13 Sound Club. Bar 12 Site Bar. 3 Drink Gallery @ The Library 5 THAIBoy Bar 16 Solo Bar

077.332.200 f 1 Gay/Lesbian info service @ Emerald Green 087.814.2260 077.960.888 f 1 Emerald Green on Blue Five Islands. 087.814.2260 4 Rainbow Scuba & Tour. 086.272.0980

086.553.3802

27 Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa

6 ARK Bar

077.961.333

f 7 Starz Cabaret. Cabaret/bar

RESTAURANT & CAFÉS

077.414.419 17 Banyan House Cafe & Restaurant. 082.411.3250 23 Fisherman’s Village www.travelbuddy.com f 14 The Five Islands Restaurant. 083.394.8650 2 Top Ten Restaurant. 077 42 2767 4 Tropical Fah Samui. Cafe/bar 66.94.317.7736 077.414.012

077.247.982 www.kosamui.com 077.415.359 077.230.235 077.414.419

SAUNA / MASSAGE / FITNESS

f 1 Emerald Green Mens Club. 12 Mekkala Men Spa. 082.816.4843 5 THAIBoy Men Spa & Bar 084.744.9074 4 Tropical Fah Samui.

CABARET & SHOW BARS 9 Moulin Rouge. Cabaret/bar

OTHER

087.814.2260 083.394.8650 66.94.317.7736 077.414.419


077 414 419 082 289 4831 (THA/ENG) 089 798 5832 (ENG/GER)


OUT in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is known as ‘The Rose of The North, renowned as the cultural capital of Thailand, nestles in bucolic beauty and is blessed with a milder climate than most Thai holiday destinations. Inside the moated, old city walls, find the inviting Yokka Dok* bar/restaurant and the newly opened Paradise Massage. Just outside the wall is the excellent Miguels Mexican Restaurant. CU Bar and Secrets Bar are both near the night bazaar and are great local watering holes. Close to Narawat Bridge is the luxurious and peaceful River House Massage. The two main gay centres are outside the moat. The Chang Pueak area, north of the moat is where you will find Adam’s Apple Club- sensational show and a collection of beautiful guys. Across the road is Lotus Hotel & Garden Bar, an established Chiang Mai institution. Gemini Massage has regular promotions and is recommended. Nimmanhaeminda and Santitham have a hip and happening scene of bars. On Huay Kaew Road, you will find the excellent Pern’s Restaurant with a marvellous Mediterranean menu to savour. For a work out or chill out, go to The House of Male*, from midday to midnight with pool, steam room, gym, private rooms,

bar and food. Tuesday and Thursday are ‘Buddy Nights’- very popular with students from the local university. Nearby is the long established PJ’s Place guesthouse, renowned for sweet and personal service. See Man Pub* on the canal road is a late night choice. Radchada Garden Cafe* for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a drink with friends. On the east side of the city, on the bank of the River Ping, Club One Seven has superb accommodation, bar, sauna, pool and gym in a complex comprising two traditional Thai teak houses. For a great massage and more go to The Blues Club and Sanctuary Spa is just inside the south west corner of the wall and is a one stop for facial, body and massage treatments. Just half an hour from the city centre towards Doi Saket is your unique romantic getaway, Soulmates Retreat and Flight of The Gibbon* is a thrilling adventure attraction. The Podology Centre* for one stop foot care. A couple of hours north of the city, try Saimoonbury Resort in Chaiprakarn- a slice of real Thailand. For all the venues, check out our maps and listings, www.radchada. com and www.out-in-thailand.com *= Readers’ Choice Award Winner


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50 Bon Tong Productions 053.219.524 99 C.S. Floral Design 089.636.5109 30 Hollywood Unisex Hair Salon 053.233.370 51 137 Pillars House 053.247.788 59 Suprakrit Printing 053.404.427 43 Club One Seven 053.274.317 f 58 The Podology Centre 089.633.8586 60 Come On Place www.comeonplace.net RESTAURANT & CAFÉS 2 Lotus Hotel 053.215.376 12 PJ’s Place Hotel & PJ’s Tours 053.404.894 21 Beccofino Trattoria 053.226.590 76 Qi 68 082.620.2227 56 Chez Marco 053.207.032 5 Santitham Guesthouse 053.406.449 2 Garden Bar 053.215.376 16 Soho Bar & Guesthouse 053.404.175 38 Kampangmuang Gallery 084.803.4265 20 Soulmates Retreat www.soulmates-retreat.com 053.277.482 41 Souvenir Bed & Breakfast 053.206.165 52 La Fourchette 64 Lemontree Restaurant 053.222.009 33 The Rachamankha 053.904.111 70 Miguel’s Cafe www.miguels-cafe.com BARS & PUBS 65 Nae Nae Restaurant www.radcahda.com 053.215.010 36 2 Brothers bar 053.206.403 15 Perns Restaurant 081.882.7466 25 CU Bar Night Bazaar 081.531.5586 71 Prego Restaurant 053.219.524 2 Garden Bar 053.215.376 f 50 Radchada Garden Café 088.591.4554 38 Kampangmuang Gallery 084.803.4265 6 Sabaidee Santitham Restaurant 62 Marina Marina Bar 40 Sangdee Gallery & Café 053.894.955 15 Pern’s and Darling Wine Bar 053.215.010 16 Soho Bar & Guesthouse 053.404.175 50 Radchada Garden Café 053.219.524 1 Spirit House 084.803.4366 57 Ram Coffee & Bar 084.501.2224 4 The Crystal Restaurant 053.872.809 6 Sabaidee Santitham Restaurant 089.951.4554 28 The Gallery 053.248.601 25 Secrets Bar Night Bazaar 086.836.8519 26 The House & Ginger Restaurants 053.419.011 16 Soho Bar & Guesthouse 053.404.175 13 West Restaurant 080.497.9398 f 54 Yokka Dok 053.449.529 54 Yokka Dok 053.449.529

ACCOMMODATION

DISCOS

14 G-Star Vintage Chiangmai 69 Infinity 67 Monkey Club f 74 See Man Pub 24 Warm Up Cafe

084.119.5558 053.400.085 053.226.997 053.218.241 053.400.677

GO-GO CLUBS & HOST BARS f 3 Adam’s Apple Club

34 Chiang Mai 19 (Boy) 10 Circle Pub 9 Free Guy Club 8 New My Way

053.220.380 081.111.2361 053.214.996 www.freeguy-club.com 053.404.361

KARAOKE f 11 Barocco Karaoke 66 Relax Karaoke 49 Sofa Boy Karaoke

www.radchada.com www.radchada.com

SAUNA / MASSAGE / FITNESS 36 2 Brothers Massage 32 Classic House Massage 43 Club One Seven 7 Gemini 53 Heaven Massage & Spa 48 His Club Massage f 23 House of Male 17 Marn Mai Massage 22 Marspa Massage 46 One 2 Come 37 Sanctuary Spa 18 Sixty Nine Club 63 SpaTacus – Spa for men 45 The Blues Club Massage 31 The Wall Massage 42 Victory Massage

053.206.403 053.904.852 053.274.317 053.404.146 085.177.4295 053.204.148 053.894.133 053.230.623 053.221.121 053.204.385 053.280.349 082.327.6969 053.266.066 086.677.6592 053.274.275 053.275.813

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Two bars in the heart of Chiang Mai where friends meet and visitors relax

tel: Pon - 086 836 85 19

tel: Oh - 081 531 55 66

Soi 1, Thapae Road (directly behind Night Bazaar Pavilion)


CHIANG MAI GAY MASSAGE gentle and caring

Open: 2pm.-midnight Tel: IN-OUT 053-204 968 086-677 6592

www.blueclub-spa.com

เดอะบลูคลับ ใน เชียงใหม่แลนด์ ระว่างซอย 5 กับ 7


OUT in Pattaya

P

Pattaya has a bustling, vibrant scene 24 hours a day. Shopping starts at sumptuous malls- Central Festival, Royal Garden, Mike’s Plaza and The Avenue. For the Movies, cinemas abound. For dining, there’s a range of restaurants suiting all tastes and budgets.

In the daytime, you can play at the gay beach at Jomtien. Dong Tan Beach. The Jomtien Complex has a variety of gay bars, restaurants, and hotels. Rainbow Property and Pattaya Hotmale is your one-stop info and cafe centre. The Venue is the flagship hotel, and cabaret show bar, with regular new spectacular shows. The Poseidon Hotel and Spa + Bistro Oscar* is a landmark and Spilia Karaoke at Ganymede Hotel & Sauna is worth 62

a visit. Mata Hari is an excellent eatery and, not too far down the road is the luxurious Baan Suoy Resort. The Rome Hotel also guarantees a warm Thai welcome. Image Limousine* for reliable car service. The longest established gay area is Boyztown. Here, and in the adjacent Pattayaland, you can find a selection of 25 establishments. The illuminated sign of Boyztown is the adopted logo for Gay Pattaya. Boyz Boyz Boyz is the oldest


and original male gogo bar in Pattaya and their show is a “must see” and Panorama Pub* and Funny Boys* are favourites. NAB* Disco is a hotspot. The Sunee Plaza area, with around 50 assorted establishments, is the largest of Pattaya’s gay nightlife zones. It’s a vibrant and energetic area with lots of fun and enjoyment on offer, whatever your tastes. Flight of The Gibbon* is a thrill a minute attraction. Get away to Koh

Samed for a paradise island break. Ferries, private hire and speed boat taxis from Ban Phe will take you direct to Ao Phai Beach. For all the venues, check out our maps and listings and www.outin-thailand.com *= Readers’ Choice Winner

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BARS & PUBS 23 Oscars f 16 Panorama Pub 22 Serene Hotel & Bar

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17 Boyz, Boyz Boyz 24 Copa Showbar 12 Happy Place Bar 1 Super Star Show Bar 11 Wild West Club

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13 A-bomb 2 Cupidol f 20 Funny Boys 12 Happy Place Bar 5 Kawaii 6 Lucky 777 29 Toy Boys 10 Vassa Bar 8 X boys 3 X-Boys Land

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www.cupidolboys.com 038.710.597 www.happyplacebar.com

081.903.7578 www.xboyspattaya.com www.xboyspattaya.com

www.oscarspattaya.com RESTAURANT & CAFÉS 038.710.597 038.422.952 27 Café Music www.caferoyale-pattaya.com 14 Café New Orleans 038.710.805 SHOW BARS 038.424.099 038.488.694 www.happyplacebar.com 087.900.5217 081.865.3502

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11 SECOND ROAD

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SAUNA / MASSAGE / FITNESS 26 Body Club 19 Boyz Sauna & Massage 4 Narcissus 21 Scandic Massage 30 Smart Relaxation 22 Welcome Massage

038.488.694 038.424.099 narcissus-pattaya.com 089.151.1412


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21 Baan Souy Resort

www.baansouy.com

DISCOS 4 Brunos

2 Compass Real Estate

080.095.8854

5 Manhattans

038.259.790

18 Mantra 6 Mata Hari

038.429.591 038.259.799 Fax 038.259.798

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OTHER 1 Cabbages and Condoms

038.251.274 038.723.086

SAUNA / MASSAGE / FITNESS 038.250.556 7 SanSuk Sauna & Guesthouse

038.364.356

7 SanSuk Sauna & Guesthouse

038.364.355

15 Tequila Reef

038.414.035

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11 Bob’s Barbeque

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084.026.4989 16 The Dave Man Club

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17 Chokdee Guest House 086.169.7721 23 DD Inn 038.232.995 18 Dolce Vita Guesthouse Mewie 087.148.0382 20 East Suites 089.005.0012 26 Ganymede Bar and Guest House 038.304.037 23 Good Buddies Inn 084.015.8872 39 Siam House www.siamhouse.net 34 Orchid Guest House 038.251.568 f 12 Poseidon Hotel 038.303.698 5 Room Club Guest House 038.251.461 6 The Venue 038.303.787 4 Tui’s Place Guest House & Restaurant 038.251.432

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038.303.787

OTHER

1 Image Limousine Pattaya 38 Pattaya Hotmale Info Centre 3 Pattaya Storage 13 Vinegar Swimwear

038.251.755 038.267.054 www.pattayastorage.com 086.157.7640

RESTAURANT & CAFÉS 19 Antz Food and Drink 038.303.375 f 12 Bistro Oscar at the Poseidon Hotel 085.435.5355 24 Café Ritz 21 East Tapas Lounge www.east-suites.com 8 L’Arc Restaurant 084.564.4626 11 L’Olivier Restaurant 038.251.669 31 Mignon Restaurant 038.233.763 16 Natan’s Restaurant 37 Oley’s Resturant 084.728.3521 2 Pan Pan Restaurant 038.251.874 33 Papa David’s 038.303.909 38 Pattaya Hotmale Info Centre 038.267.054 9 Question Mark Bar & Cafe 038.303.949

35 Bamboo Bar 038.232.315 22 Bondi Beach Bar 29 Dick’s Café Jomtien 038.252.417 18 Dolce Vita Bar 087.148.0382 28 Festival Pub 087.972.7937 26 Ganymede Bar and Guest House 038.304.037 36 L & N Bar 086.816.3913 SAUNA / MASSAGE 9 Question Mark Bar & Cafe 038.303.949 40 The Pour House Bar pourhouse-jomtien.blogspot.com 30 Derby Men’s Club 10 Two Faces Boy bar www.twofacesthailand.com 27 Duo House 26 Ganymede Bar and Guest House 14 X-Men Bar

/ FITNESS 038.303.439 081.692.3309 038.304.037


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ACCOMMODATION 25 Don Plaza Hotel 038.713.840 19 Eldorado Guesthouse & Restaurant 038.713.259 23 Galapagos Guest House galapagos@suneeplaza.info 54 Marina Inn Plaza Hotel 038.429.232 41 RS Room for rent rs@suneeplaza.info 55 Two Guys Guesthouse & Restaurant 038.713.652 BARS & PUBS 8 All Of Me 35 All of Me 2 36 C.U. Bar cu@suneeplaza.info 47 Come In Bar comein@suneeplaza.info 38 Corner Bar www.thecornerbar-suneeplaza.com 48 Country Club country@suneeplaza.info 33 Crazy Pub crazy@suneeplaza.info 25 Don Plaza Teraza 038.713.840 45 Duc’s Bar duc@suneeplaza.info 10 Eden Bar eden@suneeplaza.info 17 Forest House forest@@suneeplaza.info 40 La Copa - Lek’s Bar lacopa@suneeplaza.info 6 Marina Swimming Pool 038.429.232 15 New Queens Bar newqueen@suneeplaza.info 18 Oud’s Cafe & Bar www.oudscafe.com 3 P Bar 28 Rainbow Bar rainbow@suneeplaza.info 27 Redgy’s Place redgy@suneeplaza.info 4 Samorn Beer Bar samorn@suneeplaza.info 49 Sky Restaurants & Drinks 087.607.2372 5 Stardust Beer Bar stardust@suneeplaza.info 26 Sunee Plaza Bar suneeplazabar@suneeplaza.info

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44 Three Zone Bar three@suneeplaza.info 20 Up 2 U Boy Bar and Restaurant 089.542.7703 22 Wan’s Café 13 Wan’s Place www.wansplace.com 46 Yaya Bar 089.137.6243

GO-GO CLUBS & HOST BARS 16 Eros 51 Happy Boys Bar 34 Krazy Dragon Night Club 31 Mic My Bar 32 Nice Boys

www.erosboybar.com www.happyboysbar.com www.krazy-dragon.com micmy@suneeplaza.info nice@suneeplaza.info

KARAOKE 5 Stardust Beer Bar

stardust@suneeplaza.info

OTHER 56 Little Mango Internet 6 Marina Swimming Pool 29 NS Travel

littlemango@suneeplaza.info 038.429.232 038.713.556

RESTAURANT & CAFÉS 19 Eldorado Guesthouse & Restaurant 038.713.259 7 Le Bouchon Thai 038.411.458 46 Le Marina marinarestaurant@suneeplaza.info 56 Little Mango Restaurant littlemango@suneeplaza.info 18 Oud’s Cafe & Bar www.oudscafe.com 50 Po Pot Restaurant popot@suneeplaza.info 49 Sky Restaurants & Drinks 087.607.2372 12 Song Kwae Restaurant songkwae@suneeplaza.info 43 Thai Food thaifood@suneeplaza.info 20 Up 2 U Boy Bar and Restaurant 089.542.7703


OUT in Phuket

P

Phuket is one of the world’s most exciting gay playgrounds with a fabulous variety of things to do. Phuket has many beaches- some hidden away and is a popular international tourist destination and we recommend you to use a gay (friendly) tour company and our guide to find your accommodation.

The epicentre of gay life on Phuket is Patong Beach, largely concentrated in the aptly named Paradise Complex. The main gay venues are on the exit road out of Paradise Complex. Sundowners Lounge Bar & Guesthouse with Le Bistro has a 10% discount for ‘frequent fliers’. Fongkaew Mansion & Baan Nang Fa Guesthouse is ideally located, near to all the fun, along with Aquarius Guesthouse & Sauna* and Adonis Guesthouse. Apsara Residence delights and The Backstage* now has two venues; this one serves good Thai fast food and coffee and has a good cabaret show. Jochen’s Residence has beautiful budget friendly rooms and the Dolphin Hotel is a landmark.. The disco at Boat Bar* is a favourite with many visitors and locals alike. 70

Outside Paradise Complex, there are some gay and gay friendly venues worth the visit. The recently refurbished Club One Seven* guesthouse with their friendly helpful staff and restaurant, excellent coffee corner and bar is a Phuket icon. The Backstage* has retained their old location for private parties and karaoke nights, reservation only. minutes walk from Patong Beach. Stay at brand new and sparkling CC’s Hideaway, Phuket Gay Homestay with regualar pool parties and B-BQ’s close to Kata & Karon Beaches and Phuket Fantasea is a major attraction. Phuket Travel Company* are renowned. For all the venues, check out our maps and listings and www. out-in-thailand.com & gaypatong.com *= Readers’ Choice Award Winner


Situated in the centre of the Paradise Complex Gay Scene

Sundowners Bar & Guest House

We have a selection of cocktails, beer, wine and champagne Ground Floor: Bar, Terrace Bar, Pool Table, Complimentary Wi-Fi Covered Terrace Bar: Air Con Sports Bar, covered Terrace Bar

The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance and offers an extensive range of Thai cuisine, Chinese, Japanese and Western Food. There is a large breakfast menu, including cereals and set daily roasts. Bistro Restaurant | Complimentary Wi-Fi

The Lounge menu offers a selection of over 50 cocktails, fresh fruit shakes, Beer, Wine by the bottle, carafe or glass and champagne. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Become a Sundowners Frequent Flyer (THB 600 for Life Membership) and receive a 10% discount on all your food and drinks at the Sundowners Bar, Lounge and Bistro Restaurant.

Email: Telephone: Fax: Mobile:

info@sundownersinparadise.com +66 (0)76 344 215 +66 (0)76 293 241 John – +66 (0)833014036 Aek - Sundowners Bar - +66 (0)872773846 Thai John, mobile No: + 66 (0)878934741


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PHUKET

GO-GO CLUBS & HOST BARS

ACCOMMODATION 14 Adonis Guest House

076.345.800

41 Apsara Residence

www.apsararesidence.com

27 Aquarius Guesthouse

076.341.668

38 Baan Nang Fa Guesthouse

076.292.440

8 Baan Phil Guesthouse

www.baan-phil.com

22 Blue Dolphin

081.979.6220

46 CC’s Hideaway

076.333.222

47 Centara Grand Beach Resort

021.011.234 ext 1

16 Club Love

083.173.0083

f 5 Club One Seven

076.366.360

19 Connect

076.294.195

37 Fong Kaew Mansion

076.292.440

43 James Dean

www.jamesdeanbar.com

33 Jochens Residence

21 Kai Bar 32 My Way 6 Passport 24 Sundowners

083.301.4036

30 Sundowners Lounge

086.673.2789

3 Superboys 25 Tangmo

www.tangmogroup.com

28 Time 12 Yes

KARAOKE 13 Club Love, karaoke!

076.342.433

24 Sundowners

083.301.4036

30 Sundowners Lounge

086.673.2789

42 The Amethyst

076.366.122

083.173.0083

27 Aquarius Guesthouse

076.341.668

f 23 Backstage

080.141.8180

15 Boys Room

2 Beocute – Gay Travel & Transport

f 23 Backstage

080.141.8180

35 Boat Bar

084.244.5588

f 44 Phuket Travel Company – Tour & Travel

11 Wiwat Wis - Clothing

23 Backstage f 5 Club One Seven

19 Connect 49 Ella Bar and Bistro

CABARET & SHOW BARS 076.342.206

087.282.5086

www.wiwatwis.com

080.141.8180 076.366.359 or 076.366.360 076.294.195 080.785.0996

7 Newspaper 1 Seahag Restaurant

076.341.111

34 Sundowners Bistro

084.507.2238

SAUNA / MASSAGE / FITNESS

29 Kiss Bar 40 Simon Cabaret

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www.phuket-simoncabaret.com

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www.jamesdeanbar.com

10 James Dean & Friends

089.652.1544

13 Rendezvous Hotel

29 Kiss Bar

43 James Dean

www.loveliguesthousephuket.com 9 OK Karaoke

48 Phuket Gay Homestay

f 35 Boat Bar

18 Heaven Bar

085.781.3814

44 Loveli Boutique Guesthouse

31 Chic

f 27 Aquarius Guesthouse

22 Blue Dolphin 076.342.206

26 Mein Schatz 20 Spartacus

076.346.142 081.979.6220


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Out in Thailand September 2013