1 month in Pattaya - what to do?

Sep 19th, 2006, 07:32 PM
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emd, I wasn't taking offense at your comment, I was just trying to clarify. The Karr arrest was for suspicion of murder, but the Thai authorities were already concerned about his preoccupation with a child in his class. As HT said, you asked a good question and got some good answers.
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Sep 19th, 2006, 07:47 PM
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It's a great topic actually, I think. I wasn't trying to be harsh or anything emd...just trying to express that there are all kinds of things going on in all places that we may or may not approve of or agree with.

For the original poster...I really don't think that the sex trade is more visible in Thailand than it is in Japan, except that it's more obvious in Thailand because a young Asian looking woman with a older white male stands out. In Japan, a lot of the time both people are Japanese so it isn't as obvious to people just passing by. But the books, magazines, videos...they are all right there for everyone to see, as are the big ads for hostess bars, the touts trying to get you to the hostess bars, and the stickers with pictures and phone numbers pasted around at bus stops, the few remaining phone booths and the walls of gathering places.
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Sep 20th, 2006, 12:48 AM
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The other high profile arrest was Gary Glitter the Uk ' pop star' who was run out of the UK after an expose by a UK tabloid. They tracked him to Cambodia and he was arrested byt eh local authorities
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Sep 20th, 2006, 02:27 AM
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Gary Glitter was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam not Cambodia.
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Sep 20th, 2006, 04:12 AM
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I'm glad it is seen as an ok topic. I have always wanted to ask about this here. But since I associated it mostly with Bangkok (it seems to have a high profile as a child sex tourist destination) I was reluctant, as there are so many Bangkok lovers here and i thought it would be an offensive thing to bring up and might not be a well received topic.
Sorry to the OP for getting into this discussion on this thread, but it came up and seemed like a time to ask.
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Sep 20th, 2006, 07:40 AM
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wow kim,what a surprise about child sex in japan. shameful! i guess i have tunnel vision when i'm there, just looking for the perfect toro and uni nigiri, and the best tasting sake.
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