singpost

Lord Playboy’s Singaporean whirlwind of work and play.

Recently I had need to go to Singapore for a conference, the meetings were all on the Tuesday and Wednesday, thus the idea was born, I and two friends would fly out on the Friday before, have …

Phnom-Penh-girl

I like the conversations here. Maybe it’s because I hang around with deranged alcoholics. Or perhaps it’s all the old perverts I’ve met while doing research at hostess bars. Or it might just be the permissiveness of expatriate society. But I rarely go out …

waitress

Go into your chosen establishment and sit at your preferred table, sofa, bar, whatever. Within 3 seconds between 1 and 3 highly attractive barmaids or waitresses will appear at your side carrying drinks lists, menus, cocktail lists, whatever. The usual ration is one barmaid …

battystatue

Now Cambodia’s second city, Battambang was for centuries a rather ordinary Asian town which was transformed into a 19th century Thai outpost. At the time of the Thai occupation in 1795, the invaders deported the town’s population to Thailand and Laos and newcomers moved …

cambodia_2men

It’s amusing sometimes to hear the newbie sexpat go on about the virtues of Oriental girls, with their stereotypical traits of quietness, submissiveness, and tolerance of infidelity. They come here, they say, to find the perfect girl. But they end up with slappers whose …

Kmao_boy

Going through some old magazines that were lying around my house last weekend, I came across an edition of the feminist quarterly Leisure Studies (No. 22, July 2003). I used to subscribe. It contained an article by Sheila Jeffries, a well-known theorist on sex …

hein3

The fortunes in store for an Adventurer from the western lands in Asia might could read just like a tarot card deck. Perhaps there is a set of fortune ?cards? unique to every place one may go to live, but certainly Cambodia has its …

dv8_bar_staff_galleryfull

There is certain a psychological symptom that manifests itself after many ugly breakups. Jilted lovers, weary husbands, parting on bitter terms come to think of their ex’s as ‘the bitch who wrecked my life.’

Some men undoubtedly feel their ex’s don’t want them to be …

bargirls

Who would ever think that buying a girl a drink in a bar could be controversial? Make it a ladydrink in a hostess bar, however, and you’re guaranteed to get a wide range of conflicting opinions.

Bar owners will say that ladydrinks exist for …

gate

It was two years ago that I read Francois Bizot’s The Gate for the first time. Lying in bed on the fourth floor of a Khmer hotel, the window open next to me, the sun pounring through threadbare curtains, the book drew me into …