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BBC Radio is Sex tourism Bad for Bangkok?

This is a 20 minute radio program and interviews about sex tourism in Thailand some big names are on the show even Chuwit Kamolvisit you know the former massage parlor operator gone shotgun politician. Some interesting quotes, and a really interesting interview. If you don't have the time now bookmark the page and come back to it later. The player says 55 minutes but the part about sex tourism in Bangkok is only 20 minutes.

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Thailand is still a developing world and because of that there are a lot of poor people here. If you were a young Thai sure you can get a job but the pay is so low you have no hope of getting something better if you don't have an education. Your parents make barely enough for themselves and at 16 they decide they can't afford to send you to school anymore, the school you did go to was so crap you have no chance of making more than a few hundreds dollars a month or you could go into prostitution and earn enough to lift you out of poverty.

So yeah those who are poor do go this route but there are so many that are just driven by green. I don't care, whatever it is actually I like it like that because if Thailand was a developed world where everything was fake and plastic I'd no longer be living here because it's the realities of life that keep it interesting and has done me for the past 3 years. So is Sex tourism good for Bangkok?

Please let me know what you think of the interview or basically the Sex industry in Thailand do you think it's a bad thing or not?

BBC Radio is Sex tourism Bad for Bangkok

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5 Responses to BBC Radio is Sex tourism Bad for Bangkok?

  1. Working Tourist May 2, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    The debate continues after the news break at the 20 minute mark.

    That said I found the program rather uninteresting. There were no hard numbers reported, no real pros or cons of what sex tourism does to Bangkok was brought up etc.

    You could just as well have asked if tuk-tuks are bad for Bangkok and then pick four random people to voice their (unprepared) opinion on that subject…

    Or did I miss something?

  2. wrevelater May 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I agree with you completely Working Tourist.

  3. ChiangMaiGuy May 6, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    could not get it working but the premise is stupid – it’s like saying is cheese bad for cheddar or is football bad for football stadiums.

    it is what it is and will never change so long as there are willys in the world

  4. Mr Hoy May 9, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    I think it’s great at the end of the day for the most part it’s a win /win ( there is many asshole farang I must admin ) the guys have a great time money goes into the economy which wouldn’t with out us everyone is happy. Not to mention why waste your time chasing/dating some fat assed farang with a attitude from hell at home ( generalizing ) when you get be with a someone with a hour glass body and fun to be with ( mostly ) it’s a no brainer.

    • Mr Hoy May 9, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      a few typo’s in there but you get my drift

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