Captain Kirk wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:36 am
Jun wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Well there are more gogo bars surviving in the area around Boystown than around Sunee.
For the Pattaya locals or regulars, why do you think that has been the case?
1 Boystown almost certainly picks up more of the non-regular tourists, as it's easier to find and has a bigger profile. Also, it seems to be more widely known amongst Asian tourists.
According to my logic, on average,
anyone who lives in Pattaya or makes regular visits of several weeks needs to be more careful with the budget than a short term, or one off tourist. Long termers have to stretch the budget over a longer time period. Short termer visitors might as well enjoy themselves, as when they are back home 10 days later, there is no chance to blow 10,000 baht in gogo bars in one evening. [I underlined on average, as some retirees are clearly loaded !]
Many of the Chinese & Japanese who visit the Boyztown bars do have plenty of money to spend, as visitors will observe & discussion board participants will read. I don't see many of these nationalities making it to Sunee.
2 I suspect Boyztown is more popular amongst the regular western tourists as well, but don't know why, since most will have also discovered Sunee. They are probably happy with the higher price, higher quality offer. Obviously "quality" is subjective & open to debate here.
3 I do wonder how all the Sunee police raids we read about for years has affected the gogo business there. If the police rake off too high a percentage, bars close. Once there are so few gogo bars that people don't bother walking to Sunee, there is a "critical mass" problem.