Friday, June 10, 2011

Phuket Getaway - Simon Cabaret [Part 2]

23 April 2011 @ Phuket, Thailand

We were walking around scouting for good cheap Thai food around Patong beach for our first meal in Phuket.

Quite a number a shops we passed by and most of them have their waiters/waitresses trying to lure customers into the shops with the menu in their hands.

Green curry chicken, omelette with pork, fried morning glory & tom yam kung!

We decided on a not so fancy shop and the price was reasonable. It's more like a food court with tables and chairs sandwiched between 2 rows of stalls located along the Patong beach.

Right after dinner, we head to the meeting point for our driver to pick us up for the show. Yes! The one and only Simon Cabaret Show!

The tickets was 800 Baht per person (you can get it cheaper through other sources). We were lucky to get the tickets considering that we bought the tickets just 3 hours before the show.

When we reached the theatre, it was packed with people. Upon collecting our tickets, we only had few minutes to snap a few photos.

If you didn't know what Simon Cabaret show is all about, it's a ladyboy performance. There're lots of lip-synced-singing and dancing and definitely no kinky stuff in the theatre.

look at her sexay costume!

I was in awe with all their performances and their backdrops. It's really amazing how fast they can transform the stage from Dreamgirls set up, to Jungles environment, to the Egyptian Pyramid. Even their costumes blew me away!

HanChin was the fastest to grab a "girl"

The performance that I enjoyed the most was the comedy performance, where a plump girl dance along "Barbie Girl" and letting some of the audiences on the front rows to touch her fake pointy boobs.

WoonLee and the star performer.. and someone who wanted free tips

After the show, we went out to the alley to take photos with the performers. Taking their photo is FOC, but if you want to be in the photos with them, make sure you have some loose change in your hands for tipping.

We tipped 40 Baht per girl. So even if you are taking photo with 5 girls, make sure you have 200 Baht of small notes for them to share.

Some of the not-so-attractive girls will try to get into your photos when you're taking photo with another girl so they can get some tips from you too. Sometimes it's quite difficult to get rid of them. Exhibit 1 is shown above.

I went to the far end of the line as it was less crowded. And I decided to take a photo with the last girl in line for remembrance that I had a photo with a pretty ladyboy in Phuket!

But when she opened her mouth and said "Faster! Faster!" in a manly harsh voice to speed up the photo session... it was quite a turn off.

It's amazing to see how men transformed into beautiful ladies with such nice body figures that was so unbelievable. I think Thailand is the only country that you'll be able to see all these so openly and it definitely opened my eyes.

We headed back to our hotel to pack as we'll be checking out the next day to move to another hotel. Till my next post is up.. Billy, out.

Note: Credits to WoonLee & HanChin for some of the photos.

1 comment:

Julez said...

I thought we paid 20baht for each girl we took photos with?

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