Russian, East European girls in Pattaya

There are a number of venues on Walking Street that advertise or promote “sexy Russian girls” or other fair skin, blonde ladies. Just take a walk and you will see these clubs placed prominently, as well as promo guys with menus and dolled up blonde ladies calling you inside. But trust us, there is no reason to try for these nationalities (Ukranian, eastern Euro, Russian) in Thailand. It is much easier and safer to go to someplace like Czech republic or Germany with legal workers.  Be careful if you enter clubs on Walking Street suchs as “Moulin Rouge”, “Stars”, “Crazy Russians”, “Galaxy” etc on Walking Street, they have practices like mandatory minimum tip and prices like 500 baht for a Coca cola. The drinks will be 3x the usual prices or more. The staff will most likely hassle you for private show or lap dance priced at a few thousand baht at least. The experience is more like a standard western strip club than a Thai agogo bar. You may be offered a take out for a crazy price but of course, this is up to you. Some customers particularly from Asia will pay the prices because of the rarity of finding caucasian women in Asian countries.

Even if you are prepared to pay the asking prices and  go inside and pay high drink prices, be aware you will most likely also have to pay a tip before you are allowed to leave. These clubs all have bouncers / security that are designed to intimidate you into paying up.

It is also highly likely that the women working here have been trafficked or at least pressured into working which is reflected in their attitude and service. The rumours are that the Russian mob control the activities, and it is likely to be true.

However, some people are able to go into these clubs and have a good time by choice. There are often couches/lounge areas, as well as private show rooms where a more hands-on approach is possible. The club may serve food as well as alcoholic drinks, but of course even a simple rice dish will cost hundreds of baht due to price inflation. Don’t allow staff to order things for you without confirming the price first.

If you do have your heart set on meeting a lady from the Russian/East euro/Ukraine sphere it is probably better to try the Mixx nightclub at the far end of Walking Street.  You can sometimes find ladies working there that will go out for a more reasonable rate than at the bars. But of course if you meet someone in a club, you should take more security precautions for your personal safety and your possessions, because you could easily be robbed. Make sure that your hotel takes ID but even so, Fake IDs are a problem since they are easy for anyone with mafia connections to obtain.

Many customers do visit Galaxy, Crazy Russians and other clubs and have a good time and are happy to pay the prices. But for the inexperienced visitor it is wise to be wary.

 

richard coxley

Richard Coxley is a business consultant with over 12 years experience in Asia. He enjoys playing golf. He has travelled extensively in Thailand and currently resides in Pratumnak, Pattaya.

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