Sex workers in South East Asia: Fun, games & exploitation

The Story: Strange experiences with prostitutes in Asia

You walk down Changkat Road in Kuala Lumpur, and you see a group of lovely Khmer and Vietnamese women on the side of the street. Whether you try to avoid them or try to escape them, they will get near you, asking “Massas? You wan’ massas?” and if you give them half a chance, they will tell you how much they want you, and whisper offers of certain services.

You keep walking, and make it to the bars, with chairs and tables in the street. A beautiful Ugandan woman reaches out her hand and says “Hey baby!” You might wish she were just being friendly, but experience tells you otherwise, and her glare signals that she’s thinking more about your wallet than your character.

For some of these women, they might enjoy their jobs and be paid well, receiving money from tourists willing to have a good time. For others, they might have been charmed into it by foreign men of low moral fibre, promising work as a waitress or a dancer in fine Malaysia, only to find a job of a different nature, with the worst boss of their lives.

Join Kurt on a trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia as he comes across an alienating world of beauty, risk and debauchery in the next episode of… The Paradise Paradox!

The Eps:

Crazy, weird & wonderful Thailand – Episode 182

A dirty postcard from Colombia – Episode 112

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