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inside Features 8 Yokka Dok Reborn 10 Pattaya Hotmale 12 The Flower Power of Chailek Somyanaa 16 True Love Part 3 18 Special Feature: Wet & Wild Water Wars 22  Cover Story: Where to stay OUT in Thailand 31  Gay Poetry: Warriors of Songkran

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Out in Thailand guides, listings & maps 40 Out in Bangkok 54 Out in Chiang Mai 62 Out in Koh Samui 68 Out in Pattaya 80 Out in Phuket 4

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James Barnes <editor@out-in-thailand.com> SHOUT OUT ! April 2011 You

Welcome to our Wet and Wild Songkran issue. I had never imagined that OUT iT Thailand would have so many enthusiastic Thai readers and we wish you all the wettest, wildest, happiest Songkran ever. A warm welcome too for our new regular health columnist, Doc John. This month we have a special feature on where to stay OUT in Thailand, the touching story of Khun Chailek, the third part of the True Love? series and all your regular favourites. Maybe the hardest part of our production is the guide section, so if you spot anything that needs an update, just let us know: editor@out-in-thailand.com Happy Songkran!

James Barnes


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Yokka Dok Reborn

“We started Yokka Dok on 9th April 2010 after moving to Chiang Mai from Bangkok,” says David, adding, “Originally, we weren’t exclusively a gay bar but have now decided to focus on establishing the premier gay cocktail bar in the centre of Chiang Mai as there are no other great venues in the Old Town for gay customers.”

Yokka Dok has a genuinely friendly atmosphere and they organise at least one special event each month. In the past year they have had plenty of practise; “We have held many friends’ birthday parties, with parties for Halloween, Loy Krathong, Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day and we are looking forward to Songran and our first anniversary parties in April.” That anniversary party promises to be a real hoot with a show, free BBQ and fun and games. Yokka Dok Bar, Restaurant and Guesthouse 11 Ratchmanaka Road, Chiang Mai yokkadok@gmail.com http://yokkadok.webs.com Tel: +66 (0)53 449 529

David and Pui are the attractive couple at the helm of the newly reborn Yokka Dok Bar & Guesthouse in Chiang Mai. David 30 from Oxford, UK, was taking a few months break from his advertising career in London, travelling through South-East Asia. “On my first visit to Chiang Mai in 2008 I fell in love with the relaxed atmosphere and the Old Town,” says David, his smile never fading.

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Pui, 24, from Korat, moved to Chiang Mai and started working with Nui at Friendship bar 5 years ago, which is where they first met. After 3 years in Chiang Mai, Pui moved back to Korat to help with the family business. A friend of Pui’s, worked at Maxis Bar in Bangkok and while he was visiting, they met again two years ago when David moved to Thailand permanently. Maxis Bar is their favourite bar in the Big Mango.


Pattaya Hotmale Mike Worth and his handsome young Thai partner, Tonto, are the guys behind the brand new Pattaya Hotmale gay information centre and cafe that has just opened in the Jomtien Complex. This progressive business has a cool sleek office and comfy cafe, currently exhibiting the eye popping artwork of Mr Gay Thailand. “Any gay visitor or expat can get information on hotels, restaurants, massage et al on our website but for a more personal service, we welcome people here for a chat and maybe a coffee and a sandwich,” smiles Mike.

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Tonto’s experience in law and dealings with the land department serves well as Pattaya Hotmale also offers a full property listings service to sellers and landlords. All that local knowledge means that anyone looking for a place to stay should contact Mike, who is as charming as he is helpful. “I came here by accident!” he laughs, “I was due to land in Singapore but the airline switched me to Bangkok.” That was 10 years ago when Mike was living in Valencia, Spain. After that happy accident brought him to the land of smiles, Mike became a regular visitor, importing Thai handicrafts for European clients. When he met a representative of Hotmale franchises worldwide and discovered an opening in Pattaya, it was just a matter of time before he moved here full time in December 2009.

“It can be quite a culture shock, coming to Thailand,” confides Mike, “and I would advise anyone who is thinking of staying full time to come and stay for a few months first.” Relaxed and happy, Mike has gone native; loving the weather, culture, food and people and says that, “We can offer help to anyone who wants to escape the rat race.” His contacts have been developed quickly and Pattaya Hotmale stocks all the gay magazines. Mike is the distributor of OUT in Thailand in Pattaya and agent for advertising in the city.

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The

of Chailek Somyaana In his own words…

“I come from the small farming village of Hua Khuang in Chiang Mai- a special place to grow up, so very beautiful and all the people know one another and are very friendly. The most important parts of my childhood were school and to help my parents take care of the house and the land. The rest of my time, I spent doing all the things you usually do when you’re a child; I played in the fields with my friends, enjoying the fresh mountain air, surrounded by all the trees and nature. I did not want to be a farmer. I liked the idea of moving to the “big city” of Chiang Mai. I would be able to earn money and go to school. My parents knew this and a Thai couple that lived in the city who owned a Thai restaurant, so I asked for a job. They hired me and I lived at the restaurant, my first home-away-fromhome. I went to school and at night, I worked. I was very happy. This was my first paying job. I was twelve years old.

Soon, I was able to travel around Thailand and I experienced a completely new world. I met people from all over Thailand and from abroad. Living in the city, I made friends with gay people and I found that I enjoyed spending more time with boys. Feelings I had for boys were not the same as those I had for girls. My feelings for boys were sexual and exciting. Until I was eighteen, I had girlfriends. This was because boys were supposed to have girlfriends and I did what boys were doing. When I knew for sure I was gay, I stopped having girlfriends. Being gay is not usually discussed in Thai families. I’ve never spoken about it with mine but I think they know! They see that in my mid-twenties I’m not dating girls and that many of my friends are men. I think there’s an unspoken understanding and that my family is simply respecting my privacy. If they asked me, I would be honest with them. I am very comfortable with who I am as an adult gay man and though I enjoy my gay friends, I have several good straight friends, too. 13


I love flowers and always have. Since I was a little boy I enjoyed seeing and smelling flowers, holding them, working with them. In school, it was important to celebrate Teachers’ Day, children show respect to their teachers by giving flowers, and I wanted to make something very special. I was so excited that I could take my idea and make it real. I never forgot that experience. My desire to work with flowers began when my teacher helped me make my first arrangement. It’s difficult to explain why I started arranging flowers but there’s a need inside me to do it. I use flowers to express myself and describe my emotions. I love the feelings when I’m working with them. I’m happiest when I’m designing and I often lose track of time. It’s as though I’m in some completely different place. I love exotic flowers, the many colours, varieties, shapes and fragrances. I love going to the market to see what’s for sale. Foreigners I’ve met told me how expensive flowers are back home and I feel lucky that here in Thailand I can buy flowers without spending a lot.

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I still have a full-time job. When customers hire me as a florist, my boss lets me change my work schedule. I’m really working hard to be to be a full time florist. Nobody taught me how to design and create flower arrangements. I just naturally understand flowers. Almost everything I know about flowers comes from inside me but I always need to learn more. I look for photographs of flower arrangements in magazines and books written about florists from all over the world. They have good photographs and I enjoy studying the pictures. I also like to watch other people when they work. When I see other flower arrangements, I try to understand how they are constructed. I find many ideas like this.

Different things inspire my work. The most important inspiration is my true love of flowers. I’m deeply moved by them. Each flower has its own shape and beauty. To be able to be creative with them, to have them in my hands, to feel them and understand them – these are very special opportunities for me. There is a well-known designer in Bangkok, Sakchai Guy and I admire his work. It would be wonderful to meet him and even work with him one day. I love arrangements that have elegant, simple lines, grace and balance. Also, a part of me loves designing showy and extravagant displays. Maybe because I’m gay! Certain flowers inspire me. Roses, lilies and orchids are my favourites- it’s difficult not to appreciate them and so many varieties grow in Thailand. Working with white and green flowers, either separately or together is very satisfying. There are so many tones in these two colours. I enjoy showing delicate subtleties in an arrangement. Many people ask me to design peacocks made of flowers. To make every peacock individual, I have fun placing them in different locations; at the top of stairs, in branches of trees, on top of furniture and then designing the tails – curving, bending, laid flat and straight, spreading out like a fan; and using different colours too. I would love to create one large arrangement of seven peacocks, each in a rainbow color, and have the tails curve and cross over each other.

A few businesses contract me to do flowers for their offices and almost all my work is done on site. Customers enjoy watching me work. It’s a very interesting process. They like seeing the arrangements created from start to finish, they appreciate how much time, and effort is required to complete their project. It’s very special that a boy who was twelve years old wanted to turn his dreams into reality and left home at that age to do it. I changed my family’s history. I changed what I might have been. I don’t want to sound boastful but I’m proud of what I’ve done so far. A business grows on its reputation and though I am still young and my business is small and very new, I’ve worked hard to create a good reputation for myself. All my customers have come to me through referrals and many customers have become my friends.” Chailek is available to work nationwide. Contact: chai-1981@hotmail.com

Flowers are used for many different special events and all kinds of celebrations so my customers include individuals and assorted businesses. My customers like the way I work and they like my designs. 15


True Love?

Part 3 – For better, for worse,

T h e n e x t d a y , Paa, our new bar boy from I s a a n , woke late. He had found out that you work the farang; get round as many as you could in an evening. Make them buy drinks for you and then accept the tips they gave you afterwards. His friend took him to Wat Chai, the local street market. There they got the meal of “Kow Pat Moo”, pork fried rice, and a bottle of water. The 26 Baht was cheap even for them and they also got a fillet of roasted chicken on a skewer each for 5 Baht. He had to watch every Satang as he only had about 50 Baht for the day. At the very back of his mind he hoped he could get a farang who would love him. He knew it would take time, but if he could find someone to share his heart, help him look after his family and provide a few Baht for his own living expenses, his life would be perfect. 16

Chris from Surbiton got up late and went into the market. He didn’t understand the Thai food and mistrusted the hygiene of the street sellers. He went to a local Western restaurant and for 145 Baht had a full English breakfast. He knew that in this environment it would be easy to fulfil his dreams and have as many guys as he could, in many different ways. In the evening, Chris had a nice dinner at a Western style café. The pork was especially tasty, and well worth the 195 Baht he paid for it. A glass of house red at 80 Baht washed it down well. He couldn’t help thinking just how cheap food was over in Thailand and just how far his money would go. Around 8 o’clock, Paa saw the farang from the night before and he became a little worried what might happen. The man beckoned him over and the two sat together. This time though he didn’t try to get his hand inside his underwear. In very basic Thai, he indicated there was a party the following day. Paa knew this. Loi Krathong is a big, important festival in the Thai calendar. He invited the boy to this. He said he would like to go to a party.

During the afternoon Chris had received an invitation to a beach party, the following day in honour of some Thai festival or another. He didn’t know or really care what, but it sounded like he should go. However he didn’t relish the thought of going alone. Then he remembered the new boy he had seen the night before. Maybe he would like to go with him? He hurried to the bar, and was relieved to see the boy still there. The farang must have said the word “parteeee” about a dozen times, as if showing off his prowess with the language. He said a lot of other things which Paa didn’t understand and by the end he was completely confused. He had no idea where they were going, what time or what they would be doing. He paid his bill and left, giving him 20 Baht for the short chat, but he did pay the 300 Baht bar fine to make sure he got him for the next day. He had 4 drinks bought for him, and after 4 beers, he was a little light headed, so sleep was easier.   Chris had been practicing his Thai and thought he could do quite well. He asked the boy if he wanted to come to this beach party, whatever it was called. He then gave the boy 20 Baht for his time and told him he would pick him up at 10 pm the following evening. He stressed they were going to a party and the boy should wear something suitable. He himself had a new shirt for the event – he was very proud of it. Another good night he pondered as he poured a large brandy from the bottle he bought and went to sleep in his apartment feeling a little light headed.   But would Paa remember? See next month’s OUT iT for the next instalment

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Wet & Wild Water Wars!

By Jim Elder

Songkran (Thai New Year) â&#x20AC;&#x153;love it or leave itâ&#x20AC;?! Every year April brings a time of joy to millions of Thaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s but it can be a time of dread for hundreds of expats, when to venture outdoors means an inevitable soaking! Songkran is an adventure that should experienced at least once- just let go of the inhibitions and be swept up in the exuberant joy of the biggest wet tee-shirt party in the world!. A lot of expats flee to other parts of southeast Asia but at the same time, thousands of Singaporeans, Taiwanese, Malaysians and travellers from Hong Kong come to Thailand to celebrate and party. 18

Songkran starts on April 13 every year and the wet fun lasts for 3 days. The first day is Maha Songkran Day or the day to mark the end of the old year, April 14 is Wan Nao (the day after) and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok when the New Year begins. People from the rural areas who are working in the city usually return home to celebrate the festival. Thus, when the time comes, Bangkok temporarily turns into a deserted city, with the exception of a few tourist places, which are so crowded with partiers; the traf-

fic comes to a complete standstill. The Songkran tradition is recognized as the premier Buddhist festival of the year and is highly significant to Thai society. It provides an opportunity for family members to unite and express their respects to the elders by pouring scented water onto the hands of their parents and grandparents and to present them with merit making gifts dedicated to their ancestors. In return, the elders wish the youngsters good luck and prosperity. 19


The most-talked about celebration takes place in the northern province of Chiang Mai where Songkran is celebrated from April 13 to 15. During this period, people from all parts of the country flock there to enjoy the water festival, to watch the Miss Songkran Contest and the beautiful parades. Bangkok goes crazy at Songkran. Two massively popular areas are Kao San Road, and Silom Road. Everyone is armed with the latest pump action water guns and walk the streets just soaking everyone else. Pickup trucks are jammed full of people surrounding a large water barrel and bowls of water are tossed onto happy victims. 20

Thousands of high school and university students party until early in the morning. Many venues close for the festival, but some of the venues actually set up parties for the revellers. On Silom Soi 4, hundreds gather for water throwing outside of Telephone Pub, with water, ice and talcum powder everywhere, it turns into a war zone. On Silom Soi 2/1, @ Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub has a dry zone inside the Soi for partiers, setting up a beer garden and an outdoor Bar-B-Q. The whole of Silom from Rama IV Road to Naratiwat Road is closed to traffic in the late afternoon, as thousands gather to play, party, drink and listen to live bands.

The procession of the Thai-Lao Buddha image Luang Pho Phra Sai paraded around the northeastern city of Nong Khai. Join in blessing and being blessed by the governor and elderly people. Enjoy the sand chedi building contest, Miss Songkran procession, gay beauty contest, Mekong fish cooking contest, Nong Khai souvenir contest, local sports competition, swimming across the Mekong River, folk shows, and of course, the fun of being drenched with water on a hot sunny day. In Phuket you can see the procession of Phra Buddha Sihing, the Songkran parade and the Young Kids Songkran Contest, and then enjoy the water fun along Patong Beach. In Pattaya, locals come

together to make merit in several ways at this annual festival. They build chedis of sand, give water to monks and pay respect to elderly people. The fun part includes a Songkran procession, cultural shows, the Miss Songkran Beauty Contest and joyfully throwing water at one another along the beach at Pattaya; Pattaya starts Songkran after the rest of the country, usually 16-19 April. Some words of wisdom: join the fun, but dress accordingly. Leave all your valuables at home or be sure to wrap up anything you do take, wallet, money, id and mobile phone in a plastic bag, as you will be totally drenched. 21


Cover Story

Where to stay OUT in Thailand We’ve travelled the length and breadth of the Kingdom to bring you a selection of great places to stay OUT in Thailand. From modest B&B’s to 5* luxury, from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Pattaya & Phuket, here’s a great gay selection of hotels you should visit on your travels in Thailand.

Where to stay OUT on Samui By Bruce & Mark

In E. M. Forster’s ‘A Room with a View’ Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence, disappointed with rooms without views but fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in and remedy the situation by offering up their rooms which have magnificent views. Such acts of chivalry are unimaginable for travellers today, but unlike these late 19th century characters, we have the Internet and TripAdvisor to help ensure our dream holiday room does indeed have a view. It all comes down to money and on Samui that room with a view could cost you anything from Baht 600 to over Baht 50,000 + a night, reinforcing the adage ‘you get what you pay for’. 22

With over 425 hotels Samui offers an excellent range of accommodation options from tiny romantic coconut timber beach side bungalows to sumptuous famous brand name hotels, spacious private villas in the jungle or on the beach or back packer lodgings. Currently there is no gay only hotel on Samui still many hotels post their gay/lesbian friendly status on gay Internet sites, although curiously, not a whisper of this on their own websites or what they are offering gay guests. Of course, they just want customers be they gay, lesbian, straight, acrobats, opera singers, wedding parties or bird watchers. If you are looking for a gay only place to stay on Samui there are gay owner occupied B&B in a variety of convenient and attractive locations, representing excellent value.

The longest running gay only Samui B&B is the immaculate, charming Little Palace B&B in south Chaweng with a pristine pool in a beautiful garden, close to beach and restaurants. High up on the tropical jungle covered hill with a superb panoramic view of Chaweng is Mana’s Home B&B a large private home with two smart private en suite guest rooms, terrace garden and Jacuzzi. Wonderworld Samui B&B situated in a quiet, attractive suburban part of Chaweng amidst lush gardens and coconut palms offers a fully furnished en suite apartment with terrace all set in a private garden. Tropical Garden Lounge in Mae Nam is a resort and although not exclusively gay is gay owned with recently upgraded, romantic Samui style bungalows set into a large quiet, hillside garden with pool, restaurant and bar. Gay visitors to Samui do not prefer any single resort or location, their hotel choices are as varied as they are. Here is a selection of beach side Samui resorts we know gay men have enjoyed with a brief comment about their unique features. The Library is chic, minimal, stylish, blood red pool, for the ‘darling set’ without children, quiet, in the middle of Chaweng.

Anantara Bophut Resort is one of those rare hotels whose magnificent entrance tells you instantly your exotic holiday has started, villas set in breathtaking Bill Bensley designed tropical gardens. Nora Beach Resort has had a gay appeal for many years, individual villas and rooms in a beautiful garden. Buri Rasa Village in central Chaweng has captured wooden Southern Thai style in its villas in walled lush private gardens. Sala Samui situated on the exclusive Choeng Mon peninsula features private pools in most of their walled, minimal designed generously furnished villas. Sareeraya Chaweng is a new, smart, compact, welldesigned resort in quiet north Chaweng, generously sized rooms, close to many inexpensive beach side restaurants. X2 Resort Samui at Hua Thanon, SE Samui is a tranquil less developed part of Samui, the perfect escape from crowds and noise, pool villas, perfect for couples, a spot for spiritual renewal. The recently opened and luxurious Banyan Tree and W Retreat Samui are currently enjoying a lot of attention from gay travellers probably because they are both fabulous in wondrous settings. All accommodations mentioned offer more so check out their individual websites. 23


Where to stay OUT in Pattaya

The Venue- Luxurious Rooms & Breathtaking Cabaret Ray Cornell and his partner, Darrell Bevers are the talented twosome at the helm of Jomtien’s spectacular, The Venue, where a lifetime’s experience in the hotel and show business have worked wonders. Irrepressible and indefatigable Ray sang and danced his way onto millions of British television screens in the golden days of TV variety shows, working with some of the world’s top stars. Now, he is the number one star in the glittering firmament that sparkles at The Venue. “We first came to Thailand 15 years ago,” he recalls, “there was a Thai restaurant next door to us in England; we fell in love with the food and the Thais, so we came out here for a holiday.” Soon, they were spending most of their time in the Land of Smiles and decided to move here. In 2009 they purchased the premises in Jomtien and after 5 months of refurbishment and reconstruction during which Ray says, “We worked night and day,” The Venue Residence and Cabaret opened its doors. 24

There are 15 luxurious bedrooms comprising junior suites, deluxe and superior rooms. All are contemporary, clean, comfortable and feature, flat screen TV’s, aircon, electronic safe, ‘fridge minibar and wifi internet connections. A small army of well-trained staff are on hand to cater to every whim, all smartly dressed in The Venue’s handsome, black and teal livery. “I love all my Thai staff,” says ‘Uncle Ray’, proudly, “they’re my babies!” It is clear that the staff also love Ray and are dedicated to ensuring The Venue’s success. If you are concerned that the show downstairs will disturb you, rest assured, it won’t. The lift will take you upstairs to peaceful rooms entranced through sound softening doors. Ray adds, “We make sure the show ends at 11.45 so that no guests are disturbed.” The show starts at 9.45 and is breathtaking. It is wise to turn up early to see big screen video funnies, enjoy ‘Happy Hour’ and to guarantee a seat, especially at weekends when there is often standing room only. It is not the lack of entrance fee or the regular bar prices that draw the crowds. It is the show. Styled by Ray and choreographed by the enviably talented Khun Noom, you will not see a better cabaret in Thailand. Slick and professional, it has everything from the intricate precision of ‘Waiting for our Favourite Son’ of the Will Rogers Follies to the outrageous, contemporary camp of Lady Gaga.

Entertainment director, Davey, a Scot who produces a seamless show, magnificently manages the sound and light. Darrell, creates all the extravagant costumes in the dance studio a few doors away, where the show’s performers also rehearse a mind boggling set of ever changing set pieces that would not be out of place in London’s West End or Broadway. The result is sheer entertainment that will have your face aching from the permanent smile, fixed by the energetic, enthusiastic performers. On Friday and Saturday nights, Ray comperes the show. The warmth of his personality is a joy which radiates through the audience. Guest singers and charity events also regularly grace the stage- on Sunday May 8th - The Pollys Charity Show of Australia presents “Aussie Girls” in aid of the Pattaya Street Kids Support Project. The Venue proclaims that it is, ‘Straight Friendly’. The show could not be happier or more gay. Friday April 29th sees The Venue’s 2nd anniversary party night- sure to be a ball. OUT iT hopes that Ray, Darrell and all the team, continue to do what they all do best for many more years to come. www.thevenuejomtien.com Tel: 66 (0)38-303-787

Also in the Jomtien Complex is the newly refurbished Gannymede Hotel & Residence with a saucy sauna, bar and karaoke ( www.ganymedejomtien.com ) 12 rooms, all with aircon, tv, shower, safe and wi-fi in bar. In the heart of Boyztown, The Ambiance Hotel (www.ambiancehotel.com) is just around the corner from the beach. 45 sumptuous rooms, great guest services and a relaxing atmosphere. Continental or English breakfast in the Ambiance Bistro, next door is the BoyzGym and Sauna and Boyz,Boyz,Boyz featuring the famous Divas and Dudes cabaret and male dance show. 25


Where to stay OUT in Chiang Mai Soho Bar & Guesthouse Dapper Scott Taylor first came to Thailand as a tour manager in 1987 when the Tourist Authority of Thailand launched its famous ‘Amazing Thailand’ campaign, so he knows a thing or three about what visitors want. He fell in love with the country and in November 2008 he took over the Soho Bar & Guesthouse, perfectly placed on the Huay Kaew Road, opposite the Kad Suan Kaew shopping centre. “When I came here, I had to renovate the bar- everything was grey!” says this colourful Californian. Now, it has been transformed into a warmly inviting establishment with stools at the bar and luxurious armchairs and sofas in the lounge. “I wanted to create a comfortable, homely feeling,” says Scott, rightly proud of his achievements. Open at noon as a coffee shop, it morphs into a bar at 5 pm. The staff have been trained to provide excellent service and along with all the regular libations, they are experts at mixing dangerous cocktails- be sure to order the Soho’s, sumptuous ‘Baby Guinness’. 26

Food comes from the nearby Lemon Tree Restaurant and is enjoyed by a pleasing mix of tourists, expatriates and local Thais. “This is a neighbourhood bar,” says Scott, “All are welcome here.” The lighting is soft and the music is played at a level that enables good conversation. The walls are a rotating art exhibitioncurrently showing the fabulous photos of Marisa Marchitelli. There is even a gay tuk-tuk driver, Khun New, on hand who can whisk you off to anywhere in the city. As Scott says, “It’s the only bar like it!’ Like it? You’ll love it! Upstairs, there are rooms and a suite. Clean, comfy, air conditioned with TV and wifi and all at ridiculously inexpensive rates- high season is just 750 THB for room and 900 THB for the suite. The strategic position of the Soho Bar & Guesthouse makes it the perfect place to stay and enjoy the joyous excesses of wet and wild Songkran, a Chiang Mai speciality. sohocm@hotmail.com Tel 66 (0) 53 404 175

The Lotus Hotel & Garden Bar Mohamad Jesr opened the first gay hotel in Chiang Mai. This sophisticated former architect/interior designer started his love affair with Chiang Mai as a tourist and revisited to collect artefacts for Saudi Arabian clients. A decade back he opened the Lotus Hotel, which is now an institution. He chose Chiang Mai because it has everything that he considers essential for a happy life. “Total nature is just 10 minutes away and the climate is the best in Thailand. The cost of living is low and northern Thais are not only very friendly but also they still respect foreigners,” he smiles, knowingly. “It is a safe city and being a student and arts centre, a sense of youthfulness, fun and joy has been created here.”

There are 16 rooms at The Lotus, with air-con, telephone, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, DVD and safe. One has a kitchen for long stay guests and all are beautiful examples of Mohamad’s tasteful talent for interior design. The feel is of a traditional gentleman’s club that has the benefit of modern technology. The staff is friendly and obliging, the guests are happy. Mohamad estimates that at least half of his customers have stayed at the Lotus before. The Lotus has its own laundry service, car park, car and motorcycle rentals and will arranges tours and tickets to local attractions. Breakfast and snacks are available throughout the day, luncheon and dinner is served from the comprehensive Thai, Western and Lebanese menus. Mohamad was born in Lebanon and if you have not tried this fragrant cuisine before, this is a great place to start. All are great value and cooked to order. Eat on the terrace or in the delightful Garden Bar with its leafy shade, Lanna sculptures and attractive water features. Lotus Hotel 2/25 Tanon Viengbua Changpheuak Road Telephone: 0066 (0)53 215 376/ 215 462 Email: lotus@loxinfo.co.th www.lotus-hotel.com

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PJ’s Place Englishman, Peter Flett met Jiab Gongrattananun on the internet. What people say is impossible, happened, and today, they are the happy couple who co-own PJ’s Place in Chiang Mai. Banker Jiab had always dreamed of owning a guesthouse and together, they have made the dream come true. It took a year to build under the ever-watchful eye of Jiab with full respect paid to the mysterious demands of Feng Shui. Officially, a guesthouse but the quality and size of the rooms, and the central location, make it more like a well-appointed four-star hotel. PJ’s Place is only a couple of minutes away from Huay Kaew Road’s enormous Central Shopping Mall and just around the corner is the hip and happening Nimmanhaemin Rd but the only sounds you will hear are birdsong and

the gentle play of water from the beautiful gardens. There are four immaculate rooms, each with their own private entrance. Guests enjoy air-conditioned comfort, DVD players, WiFi internet, a personal minibar and pristine bathrooms. Two fabulous two-storey suites are in their own detached towers and have a private garden. The prices of such luxurious lodgings are unbelievably low and include a la carte breakfasts that range from the full fry-up (eggs, bacon, sausages et al) to the more healthy options. PJ’s Place 19 Plubplueng Soi, Chiang Mai. Telephone: 053 404 894 www.pjs-place.com email: enquiries@pjs-place.com

Where to stay OUT in Phuket Phuket’s Club One Seven Club One Seven Phuket has always been great but each year, hard work and listening to guests has brought this popular destination close to ideal. The double front has been opened up and extended, leaving room for a few exterior tables. The front is wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling glass with a view of Art Shops backed by huge palm trees and a tropical mountain. The sliding glass doors part to reveal the Rainbow Bar where every member of the staff has become expert at whipping up your favourite cocktail.  Sitting around the bar with a drink or dining, this is the most social spot to meet other guests.  The expansive lobby is divided 28

into function area’s with seating in large comfortable lounge chairs- read a book, use your lap top and people watch. The elegant polished wood dining tables interspersed with comfortable lounges and large cushions, a private dining area in cosy Pink for those who want to be exclusive.  The fabulous new stainless steel kitchen is under the control of a master chef who offers an incredibly inexpensive menu of Thai and Western food for guests and visitors. Try the Basket selection for more casual dining or lunch- Fish & Chips, Boneless Chicken & Chips, New Orleans style Popcorn Shrimp & chips. Breakfast the way you like it is included with accommodation.

The Bon Cafe Corner with designer coffee, iced drinks and tea’s to wash down a wonderful selection of pastries. Reception has moved to the back where guests are greeted, seated and offered a cooling drink while they check-in. This is beside a huge aquarium which one guest thought was a Sushi Bar! The ground floor is tied together with a polished, elegant, sand coloured, granite floor that looks like an inviting beach. The rooms are comfortable- king size bed, with TV, Wi-Fi, fridge, and telephone. Some rooms look out over the street to a view of the mountains, others have a river and garden view where you can stand on your balcony and enjoy a selection of interesting guests lounging around the pool. There are two special Garden suites...step out your door into the cool water any time of day or visit the well equipped Gym.

The pool garden is a favourite spot for the 5-7 pm , 50 Baht Beer Happy Hour. In the works: steam room, massage and other interesting features. Club One Seven is a short, comfortable walk to the beach, the long boats to Freedom Beach or Paradise Beach and then there’s Jung Ceylon for top shopping and fabulous Movie Houses for a cool diversion in the afternoon. There’s easy access to the Paradise Gay Village for nights on the town and when its over, escape back to the peace and quiet of  CLUB ONE SEVEN to rest, entertain, be entertained and refresh for your next days outing from YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME! www.cluboneseven.net Also in Phuket, check out, Aquarius, Adonis, Knud’s Bar + Rooms, Fong Kaew Mansion & Baan Nang Fa Guesthouse, Siam Hotel, Orchid Lounge & Guesthouse and Sundowners who can all be found in our Guide section. 29


Flab Fighting with Doc John Loosing weight depends on exercise and calorie control.

An Addiction Being overweight is like an addiction, eating produces the feel-good hormones, the body needs to increasing amounts of food to keep producing dopamine*. Cut back on the amount you’re eating and dopamine levels fall, leading to: - bad moods - withdrawal symptoms - binge eating. So if you suffer from the above then see your doctor or an addiction expert.

OUT at the doc’s It’s been said it before – you can’t just cut calories. In a recent animal trial, researchers at Oregon Health and Science University found that overweight monkeys on a lower calorie diet lost almost no weight. When the monkeys were encouraged to be more active but continued to eat their regular diet, the kilos dropped off. Monkey or man you’ve got to burn calories with exercise to lose flab. 30

Feel the Hunger A European study notes that cyclists burn more fat when riding “on empty”. Hunger helps the body to keep adrenaline high and blood sugar low – an great way to burn fat. The only drawback is that without food or energy, it’s hard to make big gains. The solution? Exercise hungry once a week and eat before the others. Think Daily Record your workout in hours, not days. Every week aim for 75 minutes of intense activity, like swimming, or 150 minutes of moderate activity, like walking. If you skip a workout make up the time as soon as you can.

Warriors of Songkran When the sun sets behind majestic Suthep, The warriors of Songkran return to their camps. Droves of pickups filling most roads and highways Slowly fade into the night, till the new sun rays Signal a fresh bout that delights fun-seekers. They come from everywhere, seeking to meet And throw water on each other as a relief from the heat. They sing and dance, packed in truckloads, Forgetting things like highway codes, Exhausted and wet from day-long battles, Resting on each others’ tired shoulders, But still holding on to their guns and bottles; Dripping, shivering, soaked, yet still spirited; Tipsy, amused but their energy now dissipated. Those whose buckets still carry ammunition, Toss it on strangers - one last attempt at fun. See how their hearts are devoid of any vexation; These children of the same God in His gardens run. Go! Celebrate new birth. Glorify innocence! Play, smile, laugh: tolerance is of the essence. No winners and no losers in these war games. And no! it is not the end result that matters But just the joyful experience. Have no aims. To be happy celebrating without fetters, Become a warrior..... honour Songkran.

A poem by Koonmo


Peering at Piers

OUT on tv

So, after several million years, and a trillion interviews, Larry King Live has died. We’ll maybe never know if Larry jumped CNN’s chat king throne or if falling ratings had him pushed. Either way, the network has made a fatal mistake in replacing him with a boorish Brit, Piers Morgan. The logic is clear: Morgan served his time as a gutter hack with the British tabloids. Eventually he was fired from the UK’s Mirror ‘paper in 2004 after publishing photographs allegedly showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by British Army soldiers- the pictures were crude fakes. Who better to interview crude fakes, invariably promoting their latest book/film/tv show?

Piers has made a name for himself as the sneeringly snide panelist on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and the US version of this reality talent show. Who better to interview those with little talent? Got to be bad old Piers in these post modern days of cynical irony. Right? Wrong.

sorry, Morgan. His sickening interview with sickly sweet tele-vangelist husband and wife duo, Joel and Victoria Osteen should have been criminalised. The two born again Christians were allowed by Roman Catholic Piers to get away with saying that to be gay was a sin.

His first CNN show trebled Larry’s average, the second saw those figures halve and he is now down to less than half a million viewers a day. They are still showing trails for ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ in which Piers states, “I want every night to be an event.” It’s a non event, Mr Moron,

Let’s hope that they are cast into the hell they believe in while we look away from the TV hell that Morgan will soon be leaving.

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101 ESSENTIAL ‘GAY’ FILMS- Part 2

By Brian Baxter

OUT at the movies

Last month’s issue had four groupings and 50 titles. And here are another four categories with 50 titles and a special devoted to a Thai ‘favourite. That’s all folks, except for the list of directors and a selection of their movies in May. After which we would welcome a few suggestions from you of films missed. Remember no shorts, porn or made for TV. – and quality not quantity.

MAN and BOY: Not an easy subject for films, especially in this increasingly intolerant age. But here are ten intelligent, sympathetic treatments of relationships between youngsters and adults, made with integrity, including several of the finest films anywhere in these lists.

PECULIARLY ENGLISH: La Vice Anglaise as the French would have it. The English have always had an ambiguous attitude to and fascination with homosexuality, not least because of the public school system. Certainly the inimitable blend of hypocrisy, persecution and suppression so beloved by the nation has helped produce some classic films, listed here and in other sections.

Montreal Main: Can., 1974, Frank Vitale | Death in Venice: Italy, 1972, Luchino Visconti | For A Lost Soldier: Neth. 1992 Roland Ferbosch | L.I.E.: U.S.A. 1999 Michael Cuesta | Happiness: U.S.A. 1998 Todd Solandz | Sonner: Norway 2006 Erik Richter Strand | Breakfast With Scot: Can. 2007 Laurie Lynd | Mysterious Skin: U.S.A. 2004 Greg Araki | The Blossoming of Maximo Olivera: Phil. 2005 Aureus Solito | Life During Wartime: U.S.A. 2009 Todd Solandz.

The Trials of Oscar Wilde: 1960 Ken Hughes | The Leather Boys: 1964 Sidney Furie | A Taste of Honey: 1961 Tony Richardson | Nighthawks: 1978 Ron Peck | The Servant: 1963 Joseph Losey | Sunday, Bloody Sunday: 1971 John Schlesinger | Angelic Conversations: 1985 Derek Jarman | Distant Voices, Still Lives: 1988 Terence Davies |

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Another Country: 1984 Marek Kaniewska | Maurice: 1987 James Ivory | The Hollow Reed: 1996 Angela Pope | The History Boys: 2008 Nicholas Hytner. Hi! CAMP Excepting the glorious Sirk homage, Far From Heaven, these are less angst ridden than many films mentioned. The days when suicide was the obligatory outcome to the love that dared not speak its name (see Children’s Hour or the dismal Priest) are not found in this clutch of movies. Not always specifically gay, but informed with a sensibility and with specific characters or a sub text that validates their inclusion. Just think of Dirk Bogarde in black leather lusting after a black clothed John Mills (as a priest in The Singer Not the Song and you’ll get the message. Dirk knew the score – here and elsewhere – and will be the subject of a future article in the OUT at the Movies series. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: U.S.A. 1953 Howard Hawks | Cabaret: U.S.A. 1972 Bob Foss | Something For Everyone: U.S.A. 1976 Harold Prince | Theorem: Italy 1968 Pier Paolo Pasolini | The Singer Not the Song: U.K. 1961 Roy Ward Baker | The Last of Sheila: U.S.A. 1973 Herbert Ross | Far From Heaven: U.S.A. 2002 Todd Haynes | The Ritz: U.K. I976. Richard Lester | Rainbow Boys: Thai 2005 Thanyaturn Siwankrow | Formula 17: Taiwan 2004 Yin-Jung Chan | Daybreak: Phil. 2008 Adolfo Alix | Club M2: Thai 2007 Annop Annawatch

up, a medley of titles often famous and successful and in many ways not always recognised for the gay element - such as - Bruno in Strangers on A Train. Others are simply not ‘gay’ but fun or a guilty pleasure (Dive!) or clever at the expense of a classic ….Life and Death meets Death in Venice…Others are serious or groundbreaking. Victor, Victoria: U.S.A. 1982 Blake Edwards | Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters: Japan/U.S.A. 1985 Paul Schrader | Rope: U.S.A. 1948 Alfred Hitchcock | Swoon: U.S.A. 1992 Tom Kalin | Love and Death on Long Island: U.K. 1997 Richard Kwieteniowski | Strangers on a Train: U.S.A. 1951 Alfred Hitchcock | Deadfall: U.K. 1968 Bryan Forbes | Suddenly Last Summer: U.S.A. 1959 Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Warlock: U.S.A. 1959 Edward Dmytryk | Macho Dancer: Philippines 1988 Lino Brocka | The Fourth Man: Neth. 1983 Paul Verhoeven | Stonewall: U.K. 1995 Nigel Finch | Hugot: Philippines 2008 Jonison Fontanos | Loving Couples: Sweden 1964 Mai Zetterling | Only Angels Have Wings: U.S.A. 1939 Howard Hawks | Dive!: Japan 2008 Naoto Kumazawa

FRINGE and OTHER BENEFITS: | Most of the following could have found a place in the other seven categories – but what the hell? Let’s say the last round 34

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Ask Darika

AND the 101st? It has to be a Thai film, surely. Sadly, some important films have been lost: so all information welcome about such movies as The Last Song (1985), Tortured Love (1987) and the revamping of Boys from the Band known as I Am a Man (‘also ’87). The last but not least title is simply a personal favourite – a version, updated, in mood to the classic Friends for Life noted in the Boys Will be Boys section. Love of Siam (2007) directed by Chakiat Sakveerakutkul is a gentle, heartbreaking story of two handsome youngsters, one gay one (perhaps) not. It is also a convincing portrait of Thai life and a wonderfully enjoyable movie. Next month’s focus: Directors.

Darika has tried her best to take no umbrage at being thought of as caustic, but she is glad to be back in this classy magazine. The Blossoming of Maximo Olivera

Dear Darika: First of all it’s wonderful to have you back. I have missed reading your caustic wit for far too long. I am a middle-aged farang living in Hong Kong and have been a very frequent visitor to Thailand over the past 25 years clocking up more than 200 round trips. In spite of this, I cannot honestly say that I have any true Thai friends.  I thought about this paradox the other day and put it down to incompatability - different languages and cultures as well as a massive difference in salaries/income. But at the same time I have discovered that Thai guys always have problems and when they think the time is right then they throw these problems at you.  Invariably they are all about money.  I take the view that we all have problems but we should take responsibility to solve those problems as mature individuals.

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While it might seem that Thai men consider you little more than a bag of money with legs, it is probably unfair to paint all of them with this brush. Nevertheless, many young men here are needy and have come to learn that their good looks and special skills have intrinsic value. Historically, those who are older and secure have become patrons to those younger who want to advance their lives. Such a tradition is not exclusively Thai. Sadly, many thousands of farang over the decades have been all too eager to open their wallets at the first sign of a sad story. The family cow dies and a

visitor gleefully enriches the Thai economy by buying is own personal boy. We share the blame for this pervasive and naughty behavior by encouraging it, so let us not blame local folk who learn all too quickly. If it is any consolation, Darika has visited Hong Kong many times and enjoys evenings at Game Boy and Wyndham Street bars, but has never cemented enduring relationships. What good would a boyfriend in Hong Kong do me anyway?

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Bangkok is the frenzied hub of Thailand. The Skytrain and MRT (subway) have made it much easier to get around, 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.

Get to Chatuchak Weekend Market by catching the Skytrain. Mor Chit bus terminal is nearby. Mah Boon Krong (MBK to locals -take Skytrain to National Stadium) is the largest shopping center in the district and is a transit/orientation point. Keen shoppers head for the area around Siam Square. Other malls include Siam Center, Siam Discovery Center, Centerpoint and the World Trade Center. A walk away from the latter stands Panthip Plaza, possibly the best place to get deals on computers in Southeast Asia. The Sathorn/Silom area forms the core of Bangkok’s central business district and is home to a number of embassies. Silom Road offers more shopping opportunities, including the Patpong Night Market. Silom is most popular with English speaking visitors and has the most popular venues catering to gay tourists. 40

Recommended Attractions: • Jim Thompson’s Houses • National Museum/Wang Na Palace with its excellent exhibits for a slice of Thai history •  Wat Arun for breathtaking views of Bangkok and Chayo Phraya River • Grand Palace/Wat Phra Kaew with its amazing Emerald Buddha, colourful mosaics and glittering spires •  Wat Pho, Bangkok’s oldest temple and home of the Reclining Buddha • Wat Traimitr (Golden Buddha) Chatuchak Park Weekend Market, the most famous of Bangkok’s markets, where you can buy almost anything at amazing prices if you bargain Lumpini Park to relax and take a break from the chaos of Bangkok and to view the weightlifters in the early morning

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The Bangkok Gay Scene Bangkok has a plethora of gay venues unrivalled in Asia. Most Foreigners go to Suriwongse, Silom and along Sathorn Road. Everything is within easy walking distance. Silom is the main gay area. Silom’s Soi 2, Soi 2/1 and Soi 4 are close to the BTS Skytrain (Sala Daeng) and MRT Subway Silom) stations. Silom Soi 4 offers a more relaxed atmosphere with its mix of clubs, restaurants and bars. Telephone Pub, The Balcony and Sphinx all serve food and some have ‘happy hour’ and monthly promotions. A two-minute walk from Soi 4 is Silom Soi 2/1, where local expats and Thai guys congregate for dinner and drinks at Richard’s Pub & Restaurant and later at G.O.D. nightclub. Silom Soi 2 features gay disco, DJ Station, for the hip crowd. An entertaining mini cabaret show launches the fun around 23:00. Facing DJ Station, Expresso is a place to cool off and reenergize. Disco Disco is another party palace. Between Silom and Sathorn Road, there are several massage salons. Soi Duangthawee (“Soi Twilight”), between Suriwong and Rama IV Roads, is where most go-go bars with “special shows” are located.

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Stop in at Dick’s Café or Maxis Restaurant on Soi Duangthawee for some great food before hitting the bars. The world famous Babylon Sauna and hotel is on Soi Nantha (off Sathorn Soi 1). Lose all track of time in the sauna, steam rooms, playrooms, bars, restaurants, swimming pool, gym, hair salon, reading lounge and internet room. Babylon is extremely popular among Thais, expats and visitors, so expect weekends to be busy. College-aged Thai men and business professionals go to Ramkhamhaeng (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, ICK Pub, See Men, Crazy Dance Club, and Lamsalee Dance Pub. 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!

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OUT in Chiang Mai C

Chiang Mai is known as ‘The Rose of The North.’ Steeped in history, this ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom nestles in bucolic beauty and is blessed with a milder climate than most Thai holiday destinations- a feature that attracts Thais and foreign tourists, especially for the February Flower Festival, Songkran in April, Loy Krathong in November and New Year revellers. Great retail therapy is available at Central Airport Plaza and the walking street market on the Rachamadoen Road, every Sunday.

The Old City, just 2.25 sq Kms, is guarded by a moat with floodlit fountains and remnants of the archaic red brick city walls that form a perfect square with gates at the cardinal points. The atmosphere is tranquil and the charms of cobbled lanes, countless temple courtyards and the distinctive Lanna architecture with its multi-layered roofs, are irresistible. Chiang Mai is known as the cultural Capital of Thailand because of the bounty of handicrafts, exciting arts scene, writer’s club, galleries and bewildering choice of restaurants, bars and live music venues. Gay Life The two main Gay centres are outside moat. The Chang Pueak neighbourhood, north of the moat is where you will find The Spirit House Restaurant & Bar that 54

serves Thai and western food, with a soundtrack of classical music and a collection of fascinating antiques, many of which are for sale. Nearby you will find the Circle Pub and Freeguy host bars. Adam’s Apple Club has a sensational show and a collection of beautiful guys above the sophisticated Metro Bar which is at street level. Just across the road is Lotus Hotel & Garden Bar, the first gay hotel in the city and an established Chiang Mai institution. On the Changpueak Road, The Playhouse Theatre is Chiang Mai’s newest attraction. This lavish venue showcases famous pieces from international musicals, performing art, and dance shows. Niammanhaemin and Santitham has some of the most expensive real estate outside of Bangkok and a hip and happening scene of bars (don’t miss the very gay friendly Glass Onion), boutiques and coffee shops. Krits is a popular gay restaurant next to rainbow bar, La Vie en Rose- just off the Huay Kaew Road where you will find the Soho Bar and Guesthouse and SoupaSteak Restaurant/Darlings Wine Bar. For a work out or chill out, go to The House of Male is open from midday to midnight with pool, steam room, gym, friendly male staff, private rooms, bar and food. Tuesday and Thursday are ‘Buddy Nights’ where entrance is two for the price of one- very popular with students from the local university. Nearby is the long established PJ’s Place guesthouse, renowned for sweet and per-

sonal service. Santitham is not far with many new eateries, guesthouses, bars and coffee shops, including Thai restaurant/guesthouse, Sabaidee Santitham. On the east side of the city, on the bank of the River Ping is Club One Seven which offers great accommodation, bar, sauna, pool and gym in a complex comprising two traditional Thai teak houses that feels like a rural retreat. Getting around Travelling around the city is easy. Choose from Thai tuk-tuks (negotiate the fares first), songtaews (red pickup covered trucks, with two rows of bench seating, patrol the main routes charging a flat rate of 20 baht per person within the city limits and longer journey fares negotiable) and yellow-metered taxis.

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Lotus Hotel www.lotus-hotel.com Santitham Guesthouse PJ’s Place Hotel & PJ’s Tours www.pjs-place.com Soho Bar & Guesthouse www.sohochiangmai.com Club One Seven www.cluboneseven.net The Rachamankha Rachamankha Road Seven Suns Guesthouse www.sevensuns.net Souvenir Bed & Breakfast

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Lotus Hotel www.lotus-hotel.com 053 215 376 Garden Bar 053 215 376 Metro Bar Sabaidee Santitham Restaurant and Bar 089- 9514554 La Vie En Rose Soupa Steak & Darling Wine Bar Soho Bar & Guesthouse www.sohochiangmai.com 053 404 175 Glass Onion Bar www.glassonion-chiangmai.com 0896 9211 015 CU Bar Night Bazaar Secrets Bar Night Bazaar DT’s Bar Night Bazaar Twin Peaks Night Bazaar Jungle Bar Night Bazaar Kampangmuang Gallery 0854 803 4265 The Whitehouse Bar & Restaurant

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Adam’s Apple Club www.adamsappleclub.com 053 220 380 New My Way 053 404 4361 Free Guy Club Chang Puak Road www.freeguy-club.com Circle Pub 053 214 996 The Playhouse www.playhouse-chiangmai.com 053-410671 Powerboys www.powerboysclub.com 053 222 216

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Spirit House Lotus Hotel Garden Bar

084 803 4366 www.lotus-hotel.com 053 215 376 053 215 376

161/7-8 ซอยเอราวัณ ถ.ช้างเผือก 161/7-8 Soi Arawan Changpueak Rd. ต.ศีรภูมิ อ.เมือง จ.เชียงใหม่ 50300 T. Sripum A.Muang. Chiang Mai โทร : (053) 214996 Thailand 50300 Tel: (053) 214996 Showtimes: 10-11 & 11.30-12.30


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The Crystal Restaurant 053 872 809 Sabaidee Santitham Restaurant and Bar 098 591 4554 West Restaurant Krits Restaurant Soupa Steak & Darling Wine Bar The Playhouse www.playhouse-chiangmai.com 053-410671 Beccofino Trattoria Nimmanhaemin Road 053 226 590 The House & Ginger Restaurants Moonmuang Road 053 419 011 The Gallery Charernras Road 053 248 601 Kampangmuang Gallery 0854 803 4265 The Whitehouse Bar & Restaurant La Fourchette 089 851 8292 + 053 277 482

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Barocco Karaoke Club M Karaoke Sofa Boy Karaoke

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OUT in Koh Samui W

With jungle covered craggy hills, lush coconut plantations, and quiet beaches, balmy evenings Koh Samui is the perfect place to kick back, recharge and of course party a little. Samui is Thailand’s third largest island with a Thai population of 50,000 an area of 228 sq km thus Samui is considerably smaller than Phuket, 570 sq km or Singapore 699 sq km.

Samui is a rapidly growing gay holiday destination especially for romantic couples where gay life is a relaxing, quieter, fun contrast to the exuberant gay life of Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. As the spa capital of the region Samui is also the perfect place to indulge yourself in affordable massage and body treatments. For gay men the Emerald Green Mens Club in north Chaweng is the premier gay only destination for high quality, man 4 man massage and body treatments, they also provide their services in the spa at the super chic X2 Resort Samui, south of Lamai. The most popular way to get about on Samui is self-ride motorbike, rental cars are available and hotels can arrange drivers. Taxis are notoriously expensive but songtaew pick-up trucks are a cheap de facto public bus service. If you want 62

a tour around Samui or go diving with a gay guide, contact Rainbow Scuba & Tour. There is plenty of eye candy on the many idyllic beaches around the island. When you feel hungry there is a huge variety of places to eat, from top of the bill restaurants to cheap eateries and Thai market stalls. Check out eating options in OUT iT Magazine or on the website at the end of this article or cruise the Internet; your hotel will have a copy of the Samui dining guide.

The center of gay day/night life on Samui is Chaweng. Most gay businesses hang off the 3-4 kilometre long Chaweng Beach Road, so taking this road from the north end opposite the Nora Beach Resort is the Emerald Green Mens Club, Samui’s leading gay spa for quality massage and herbal body treatments. Further down the road in the main part of town, behind Starbucks is K Club, a lively small gay bar with take away staff. In south Chaweng is Boy Zone bar at the end of a soi opposite the Centara Grand Beach Resort, a bar with a gay/mixed crowd, take away staff and an 11.30 pm show. In the same soi is Tropical Fah Samui for gay massage, body treatments, facials etc. Samui has a Cabaret obsession with four clubs featuring Thai ladyboy and gay lip-synch performers. Starz Cabaret behind Khun Chaweng Resort is the largest, pumping out a classy show every night. Close by is Christy’s while 1 kilometre down Chaweng Beach Road is Starclub Cabaret, upstairs opposite Family Mart. In Lamai Beach on the main street beside Fusion Club is Zodiac Cabaret and Tina, a ladyboy icon on Samui. All shows kick in about 9.30 pm with bar service and free entry. A short distance along from Zodiac is recently opened Boys Bar Samui. If dancing, drinking and cruising is your number, remember Samui is a late hour party town. From midnight, Thai and Farang gays head to Green Mango and Sweet Soul bars in central Chaweng for a diet of loud music, no frills bar service and fun for mixed crowds until 3 am. Out of town on the ring road close to Makro Cash and Carry, is Mekkala Spa an intimate massage business run by long establishes Samui resident, Khun AJ. A short distance further on in Mae Nam is gay only GK Men’s Spa close to Bandara

Resort for a range of massage styles and treatments. Pick up a copy of OUT Magazine at any gay venue for an accurate gay Samui map and venue listings. There are no gay hotels on Samui. There are a wide range of accommodation options from famous brand name hotels through to exclusive private villas or simple, Samui style bungalows and good quality, gay only, owner occupied B&Bsomething for all needs. Check out the options on the website below or search the Internet. Websites for all the gay businesses in this guide and more detailed information on gay accommodation, bars, restaurants, massage, things to do, what to be aware of @ www.gaykohsamui.net & www. gaykohsamui.com 63


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Top Ten. Pacific rim/Asia food. Chaweng Beach Road. 077. 230. 235 Chaweng Food Market. European/Thai. www.gaykohsamui.net Little Holland, European/Thai/Pasta. 080.144.9830 Otaru Sushi, Chaweng Beach Road. 077. 601. 222 Krua Bophut Thai Food, Fishermans Village. 077.430.030 H.O.T. House of Thai, Chaweng Beach Road. 081 821 9388 Dalat Dow Market. Fresh fruit. www.gaykohsamui.net Fisherman’s Village, Bo Phut. www.kosamui.com/bophut/ Five Island Restaurant, Sea food. Taling Ngam. 077. 415. 359


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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, from local street stalls, to five star gourmet haut cuisine. Water sports include diving, jet skiing and parasailing. Try Go-karting or bungee jumping or a massage at one of the many salons. There are many gyms and exercise facilities.

Just some sample highlights around Pattaya; • P  attaya Elephant Village has guided tours through the jungle on elephant back, ox cart, rafting, and much more. • Nong Nooch Tropical Garden has beautiful landscaped gardens and amazing panoramas. Don’t miss the French Garden and Orchid display. Also daily cultural and elephant shows as well as a charming zoo at this “Chelsea Flower Show” winning Garden. • Tiffany’s and Alcazar Ladyboy cabaret shows, both on second road, are a feast of glamour and glitz. Tiffany’s in particular is energetic and tours the world with its spectacular show. • The crystal clear waters of Koh Larn, are 45 minutes by ferry. This island, 68

the nearest to Pattaya of many, offers relaxation in the most tropical of styles. Gay Pattaya In the day time, you can play at the gay beach at Jomtien. Dong Tan Beach is a short ride from Pattaya. Here you can relax in deckchairs or on loungers, and be waited on all day. It is, however, in the evening when the city comes truly alive. 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”. The Copa Showbar has an exciting, twice nightly, cabaret show and a unique erotic un-

derwater show. Funny Boys Gogo has recently been voted the best gay venue in Pattaya. Panorama Pub at the end of Boyztown is the place for “watching”. The stylish Wild West Boys presents two shows nightly, and is not to be missed. The Sunee Plaza area, with almost 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. The trademark neon sign of Krazy Dragon will lure you into the “Number one male table top dancing bar”. Mike’s Bar La Cage on Soi V.C. is now an institution, with its parties - one a week in high season. Corner Bar has been open almost as long as Sunee and now has an authentic “Texas” feel and offers Texan snacks. Wonderland, Sunee Plaza’s cabaret show bar has twice nightly shows at 10pm and 12pm. Often described as being “more earthy” than Boyztown, Sunee Plaza is well worth getting to know.

with regular new spectacular shows. Of the many beer bars particularly notable are Question Mark Bar and Two Faces. Some of the bars also offer massage services and there are two specialist massage houses. You might like to try the newly opened Ganymede bar with its guest rooms above. Finally, for the true Night Owls, Pattaya offers a selection of world class late night discos. Dave Man Club and Nab are just two terrific venues where you can dance the night away, surrounded by super sexy Coyote dancers, until the wee small hours of the morning. For more information see: www.nickysgaypattaya.com www.boyztown-pattaya.com www.suneeplaza.info www.pattayahotmale.com www.gaytingtong.com

The third main gay area, over the headland in Jomtien, is the Jomtien Complex. Here you can find a variety of gay bars, restaurants, and hotels. The Venue is the flagship hotel, and cabaret show bar,

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OUT in Phuket

All are Central and Convenient to the Phuket Paradise Complex Gay Scene

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Phuket is the quintessential tropical resort vacation, complete with exotic nightlife. There are international flights directly to the island, or fly easily and affordably from Bangkok or Pattaya Utapao. VIP buses are available between Phuket and Bangkok. There are virtually no metered taxis on the island so book ground transportation from the airport with you hotel. From Phuket airport to Patong in a private car direct to your hotel is 600 THB. You can find a shared minivan for less. Motorcycle rentals are inexpensive. In the daytime there are affordable busses. Most Tuk Tuks have a 200-baht minimum rate and motorcycle taxis start at 40 baht.

Phuket is one of the world’s most exciting gay playgrounds. Parasail, snorkel, play golf, ride an elephant, canoe in hidden caves, sightsee, take a Thai cooking school course, dance the night away, or just spend lazy days on the beach. Phuket is such a popular international tourist destination for people from all lifestyles; they are not necessarily all gay friendly, so use a gay tour company at your accommodation or use the OUT guide. Phuket Fantasea is a vast outdoor theatre with a huge cast. Voted “best attraction” for several years running by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the ticket price (up 80

to 2,250 including transportation and VIP seating) also includes a buffet dinner, cultural parade and street show. No visit to Thailand would be complete without a visit to a ladyboy show and in Phuket, Simon Cabaret, is recommended. One of the best views available from anywhere on Phuket is Promthep Cape near Nai Harn beach near Rawai beach, with a nearby restaurant for romantic sunsets. Elsewhere, the Big Buddha overlooks Chalong Bay, and is over 25 meters wide and 45 meters high, adorned with 135 tons of white jade marble. Phuket has great shopping, especially

SUNDOWNERS BAR & GUESTHOUSE A hassle free place to meet and socialize Selection of cocktails, beer, wine and champagne Ground floor: Bar, Terrace Bar, Pool Table, Internet Second floor: Air con Sports Bar, covered Terrace Bar Telephone: +66 (0) 76 344 215 Fax: +66 (0) 76 293 241 Mobile: Aek +66 (0) 872773846 John +66 (0) 833014036 Email: info@sundownersinparadise.com www.sundownersinparadise.com Open from Noon to 2am

Become a Sundowners Frequent Flyer (600bt for Life Membership) and receive 10% discount on all your food and drinks at Sundowners Bar, ATM Restaurant and Orchid Lounge

ORCHID LOUNGE BAR & GUESTHOUSE

Nut and his crazy gang invite you to the Orchid Lounge Comfortable Rattan furniture with soft background music Selection of over 50 cocktails, fresh fruit shakes, beer, wines by the bottle or glass and champagne Full Bar, Terrace Bar and Guesthouse with Wi-Fi Open 5pm to 2am Mobile Nut: +66 ( 0) 8667 32789 John: +66 (0) 833014036 Telephone: +66 (0) 76 341555 Fax: : +66 (0) 76 293 241 info@orchidinparadise.com Website: www.orchidinparadise.com


‘Celebrate *Koninginnennach*” on the *29th of April* with us at The Backstage *from 22.00 hours till late.’

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Phone Numbers 080 14 18 180 Dutch, English and German 08 1728 7227 or 089 542 6904 Thai & Lao

in Patong. Sharpen your bartering skills with street vendors or check out the higher end offerings at the very modern Jungceylon Mall with its spectacular outdoor dancing water shows. Only a 20baht bus ride (daytimes only) away is another modern shopping mall in Phuket Town, Central Festival. Phuket Town is very quaint and filled with restaurants, galleries, and more. It feels very unlike Thailand but more like a quaint little “Western” town. The epicentre of gay life on Phuket is on Patong Beach in the Paradise Complex, at the base of the towering Royal Paradise Hotel. A mix of gay and straight hotels and guesthouses, gay saunas, bars, cabarets, massage parlours, and guy shows, the Paradise Complex is a great place to hang out at night. If you book a room within the Paradise Complex, ask in advance about noise levels—most can offer you a room that is not on a main Soi. Paradise Complex has two types of cabaret shows: “Go Go clubs” and Discos. Much effort goes into the shows, so patrons bounce from one to the next. The oldest Go Go show bars are My Way and Tangmo clubs with other cabaret variations at Mamasan’s.

Go Go bars Dempseys, Boys & Boys and James Dean Bar are notable. The popular outdoor upscale “Beer Bars” as always packed. The most popular are Connect, Sundowner, James Dean & Friends. Chic, a stylish place converted to an openair lounge (where BB Boys used to be) across from the lovely Orchid Lounge, draped with Orchids, offers coffee, and snacks. For late night entertainment, try Kiss Club and Boat Bar. Both are Discos and have lively outdoor patios and free cabaret shows. Boat Bar is as friendly as they come, the owner is the host with the most, and the shows are incredibly moving, energetic and inspiring. The Backstage and Knud’s are recommended and superior accommodation can be found at the beautifully refurbished Club One Seven guesthouse and Restaurant. The Gay Day Tour is great fun, every Saturday. Revellers convene at 11:00 a.m. at the Connect Guest House in the Paradise Complex and then go by minivan and then speedboat to a Koh Yao Yai private beach, equipped with private fresh water shower and toilet. The price, 1,850 THB includes, beach chairs and umbrellas, plenty of food and an open bar.

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The Backstage www.backstagethailand.blogspot.com 080 1418180 Superboys Passport Ma Prang James Dean & Friends Dempsey’s Heaven Bar Kai Bar Sundowners 08330 14036 Tangmo Time Kiss Orchid Lounge 08667 32789 Chic My Way Boys & Boys Boat Bar 076 342 206 Mama San Simon Cabaret Seed James Dean

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Rendezvous Hotel

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Connect

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Blue Dolphin

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Adonis Guest House

www.adonis-phuket.com    076 345800

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Fong Kaew Mansion

www.fongkaew.be 076 292440

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www.fongkaew.be 076 292440

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www.bootarika.com 076 342433 www.knudsbar.com 083 173 0083

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