The Tuk Tuk driver & the Mysterious Ping pong! (A Bangkok Experience)

We stood in front of the grey doors with our hearts racing, curiosity versus instinct. The questions were, what is behind those doors, should we go in or imagine forever?


Earlier, strolling through the Asiatique night market in Bangkok hand in hand, it was clear that Thailand had a rich cultural heritage. Bankok was such a vibrant and colorful city. I was so fascinated with its Fuscia pink, Orange, Turquoise blue and Red cabs which added so much colour to the town. Though modern, you could still see culture all around. At about 10 pm, Kel and I decided that it was time to head back to our hotel, so we headed to the Taxi ranks.



The Taxi and Tuk Tuk drivers already spotted us and after a little haggling we decided to go with a Tuk Tuk driver called Bobby. He was of Thai descent, very pleasant with a medium height and build. I had heard that Thailand was commonly referred to as the “Land of smiles” and I could see why. Bobby was bursting with smiles and a great aura while we were so excited about our first ride in a Tuk Tuk. Bobby seemed to share our excitement which made the experience even more delightful. We even got to take pretend pictures in the Tuk Tuk with Kel trying to decide if he had finally found his calling to become a Tuk Tuk driver and leave his day job! *jokes*

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Bobby mentioned that there were 10 things Thailand is popular for (post is coming soon) and number 1 was the Ping Pong shows. In a very convincing tone he said he could take us to one where we could watch ping pong, Tiger fights and have a wonderful time. With nothing else to do we thought why not? In particular, I was very excited about seeing the Tigers! He offered to wait there while we watched the show after which he will take us back to our hotel! What a lovely driver I thought!


As we approached the venue of the show, question marks started flying in my head as I couldn’t seem to see the bright lights I had expected. We walked to the entrance of the venue and they mentioned that no cameras were allowed, alarm bells started ringing louder and louder in our heads but the curiosity also grew. They asked for 2500 Bahts at the door but able Kel negotiated a price of 1000 Baht for the both of us with free drinks!

Curiosity got the best of us and we walked into the grey doors, but nothing prepared me for what I saw behind those doors. Apparently, a ping pong show in Thailand like sex show! Left, right and centre were people performing these acts, girl on girl, man on girl… Yes, that was it. I felt like I was in a dream… more like a nightmare… Haha! How awkward it was for me… we politely took to our heels and the rest was history. I must admit that I was in shock for up to a day after because I was in no way prepared for the experience!

Apparently Thailand is very famous for its Ping –Pong shows and there is a story to it, you can read about it here… For tourists it is on top of the list!! And yes, the show was full of jolly tourists, I guess it must be cooler if you knew what you were going in for in the first place 😉

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.” – Mohammed”

Enjoy some pics of our ride in the Tuk Tuk to the show! No Ping-pong show pics I’m afraid… Lol!

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2 replies
  1. Bili.E says:

    Lol! I had heard so much about this ping pong show that I knew I had to pass… short the description I had was of ladies shooting ping pong balls from down below which didn’t excite me.

    Lucky you had a good tuk tuk driver, we had one gotten for us by our hotel staff (who we thought was the real deal)…20mins into our journey, dude diverted to a dodgy corner and said he would reduce our fair to 10baht per person if we go see his sponsors display of wares… to which we very sternly said no to so ended up paying 30 baht per person…

    Bring on more reviews missy x

    • Lola E
      Lola E says:

      Haha!:D Bili… A person has to be street wise in Bangkok!

      I think the drivers get a commission from whatever “display” they successfully lure tourists to! Lol

      Thx Hun x


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