Adventures at the Malaysia Hotel: Part 1. Sounds like the title of a novel, doesn’t it? And I guess from my experiences in this hotel it could be. I have so many stories to tell, and over the course of the next few articles, I will relive the good times I have spent in this budget hotel, covering a period of 12 years... Read More >>
Adventures at the Malaysia Hotel:
Part 3 Room Parties and Fashion Parades
As you have probably noticed if you have read Malaysia Hotel parts 1 and 2, this hotel really was like a second home for us for many years - so many memories, so many good times, and so many “colourful characters”... Read More >>
Khun Santi Chokechai has been a close friend of Naked Farang’s GNP writer Bruce Marshall for the last two years. Khun Santi has lived in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S and has degrees in economics and literature... Read More >>
Bruce Marshall – 2008
Why Do You Come Here?
“Why do you come here?” sang English gay rock icon Morrissey in 1989 on his first solo single (Suedehead), and it’s a question I have been asked a multitude of times over the last 16 years – that along with “why do you go there?” For me Thailand is... Read More >>
What is paradise? Is it a location or a state of mind? I have pondered this question countless times. For some men it might be a 7 day visit to Bangkok visiting as many go-go bars, massage parlours and saunas as humanly possible. For others maybe.... Read More >>
This is what you want, this is what you get! Not only another line taken from a rock song (thanks John Lydon/Rotten), but a state of mind in Thailand. For me it’s actually the beauty of Thai life, never quite knowing what you will get when asking for something... Read More >>
Bruce Marshall – 2007
Pattaya: a nice weekend retreat...or a brothel by the sea?
My first endeavour to the coastal town of Pattaya happened back in 1995. My partner, Brian, and I had deliberately put off going there as we had heard various stories about the goings on in Pattaya... Read More >>
I first met Guan and his partner Geoffrey in about 2000, if my memory is correct, at the “Inquisition” dance party in Sydney. At the time I was with my friend Rod, and we were having an average evening.... Read More >>