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    I am sure theres plenty of fun times and someone fresh to it now may feel they hit the high point. More modern clubs, more high end eateries, more upscale stuff and shopping etc.

    Its just pretending it hasnt changed seems silly to me.

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    I'm going to do a paulie (m26) and reminisce,

    I'm from the Gold Coast in Queensland Aus, Home - Broadbeach Gold Coast, Distinctly Different, Accommodation, Dining, Events, Restaurants, Holiday, Australia

    We left there 3 years ago to move to Sydney, due to work and family reasons.

    We went back home for the first time in 3 years, 2 weeks ago, I was hoping to get reinvigorated and motivated to back home again.
    I hated it, the changes were massive, redevelopment, bikkie gangs, tourist numbers through the roof, prices increased enormously.

    I can easily relate to people saying Patong (Phuket) isn't what it was,

    Because simply, it isn't what it was, it's different, times change and all you can do is enjoy it for it is you want.
    I had a heap of years there, that are some of my best memories travelling around the world, they were truly awesome, but that's the past,

    met some awesome people at mtg and have had board members at my house in aus, where we've had great times and a ton of laughs, just through meets at patong (MTB),

    I loved living where we did, but probably won't live there again, so next time we will be looking elsewhere for a domestic holiday, same as other people here have intimated for their choice of holiday destinations, rather than patong.

    Times change, not always as we would like, but that's one thing that won't stop, time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Please alert me the next time theres a gogo team strip-a-thon competition pool party like the valhalla glory days.. I will be there..

    Really.. Those days were proper crazy, I will see if I cant dig out some old photos from the wayback engine.. maybe 100 half naked girls in the pool area with slides, fountains, hot tubs, saunas and discrete dark corners.... The viking helmet with its lockable trapdoor and porno on the TV... Getting drunk climbing the structures and doing death leaps into the 3 ft of water from the helmet or the waterfall..

    Jans special in room "mini bar" with condoms, lube, viagra, a disposable camera, etc etc.. The back room with the floor that went up and the 'love swing'.. People rooting left right and center like the fall of Rome !! Similar but more low key could be found in the setup in Johns spa on Nanai.. I mean hell, Jan went to prison the parties were so wild !! You know how wild a place had to be back then to go to jail for it !!!

    Tell me when thats happening Dodge ?? Cos it aint 'all still happening' !!
    Maybe you're not getting invited!

    I have a couple mates who are brokers out in Singapore. They go and rent villas out in Phuket and Koh Saumi regularly taking trader clients with them. And from photos I have seen and what I know of my mates (been on on similar dos in Ibiza with them) they do all the same stuff.




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    Quote Originally Posted by kris-one View Post
    Maybe you're not getting invited!

    I have a couple mates who are brokers out in Singapore. They go and rent villas out in Phuket and Koh Saumi regularly taking trader clients with them. And from photos I have seen and what I know of my mates (been on on similar dos in Ibiza with them) they do all the same stuff.

    Sure but that's behind closed doors.. This was in a public bar.. That's the difference.

    100 or so gogo girls in a pool competing in strip contests and wet t shirt contests.. Needs a big villa pool

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    So who's going to open a Hedonism 2 on Phuket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLandHim View Post
    So who's going to open a Hedonism 2 on Phuket?
    That's almost how Valhalla was, but less couples idea..

    But a swingers resort has been tried.. Owner was arrested..

    Wasn't in Phuket tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    Its the individual that changes most, the place changes and those in the now change with it. The dinosaurs that remember ten years back when they lived here as being best, compared to the now when they no longer live here, just don't realise they've changed and just simply no longer do what they did before, mainly cos they can't, there not here now. Its all still there, differences, but everything is still there to enjoy, but you've got to also make it happen, yes safari has closed, xyz bar has closed, but 7 new night clubs have opened, new bar area's have opened, late night bars, parties are still happening, girls are still dancing on the bar and fleecing the unsuspecting farangs. I think some times the dinosaurs forget that 10 years ago they were 10 years younger, ten years less experienced of Thailand.

    I see the newbies every day, they are still loving everything it has to offer. I'm still finding enjoyment here, still having some of the best nights out, until the next best nights out!!!!
    i agree completely
    Bangla and Patong was fun but who wants to be doing the same thing for 10 years
    it still blows me away that guys do the same holidays every year for 10 years. if they are happy, more power to them but i can't fathom it

    and i am sure any newbie that visits Patong will wake up with a smile on his face
    do i want to be there? not really, maybe for a night, but there are many that replaced me and are having a blast

    the only thing i would say is the pricing seems a bit crazy
    i was weary of the p4p when i went to Thailand and the only reason i became comfortable was because the money was so small it didn't factor in, so made it seem like picking up a girl at home
    i think the money they asking now hurts it a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    I'm going to do a paulie (m26) and reminisce,

    I'm from the Gold Coast in Queensland Aus, Home - Broadbeach Gold Coast, Distinctly Different, Accommodation, Dining, Events, Restaurants, Holiday, Australia

    We left there 3 years ago to move to Sydney, due to work and family reasons.

    We went back home for the first time in 3 years, 2 weeks ago, I was hoping to get reinvigorated and motivated to back home again.
    I hated it, the changes were massive, redevelopment, bikkie gangs, tourist numbers through the roof, prices increased enormously.

    I can easily relate to people saying Patong (Phuket) isn't what it was,

    Because simply, it isn't what it was, it's different, times change and all you can do is enjoy it for it is you want.
    I had a heap of years there, that are some of my best memories travelling around the world, they were truly awesome, but that's the past,

    met some awesome people at mtg and have had board members at my house in aus, where we've had great times and a ton of laughs, just through meets at patong (MTB),

    I loved living where we did, but probably won't live there again, so next time we will be looking elsewhere for a domestic holiday, same as other people here have intimated for their choice of holiday destinations, rather than patong.

    Times change, not always as we would like, but that's one thing that won't stop, time.
    i guess i am lucky because my two long time homes that i often talk about, NYC(more specifically Hoboken) and Boston haven't changed in all these years.
    i literally go to the same restaurants/bars/barbers i've done for the last 30 years
    but i could see that happening possibly with Vancouver though, if i left and came back i'd see change

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    i agree completely
    Bangla and Patong was fun but who wants to be doing the same thing for 10 years
    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    i guess i am lucky because my two long time homes that i often talk about, NYC(more specifically Hoboken) and Boston haven't changed in all these years. i literally go to the same restaurants/bars/barbers i've done for the last 30 years
    Nothing contradictory there then?????5555555555555 sorry mate couldn't resist it!!!!
    Custard should be a colour...cos I could then paint over the mess I've just made!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    I am sure theres plenty of fun times and someone fresh to it now may feel they hit the high point. More modern clubs, more high end eateries, more upscale stuff and shopping etc.

    Its just pretending it hasnt changed seems silly to me.
    No one is pretending it hasn't changed, its just some of us have changed with it, some of us like to live in the past, because the good old days are always best in ones memories???
    Custard should be a colour...cos I could then paint over the mess I've just made!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    Nothing contradictory there then?????5555555555555 sorry mate couldn't resist it!!!!
    very true 555
    but i guess in Boston/NYC i am not talking about a red light district

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    No one is pretending it hasn't changed, its just some of us have changed with it, some of us like to live in the past, because the good old days are always best in ones memories???
    the thing i absolutely loved those times, but maybe because i've slowed down quite a bit with partying, but i have no desire to have nights like that anymore
    much rather be chill, drink a couple bottles of wine, 10 or so beers and chat
    i don't look back like i miss those times, i do look back in fondness though and i am sure whoever is doing it big in Patong will also have fond memories

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    No one is pretending it hasn't changed, its just some of us have changed with it, some of us like to live in the past, because the good old days are always best in ones memories???
    But you said all the same stuff is still there..

    It isnt... the 'wilder' stuff has been tamed and pushed out.

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    Or behind closed doors. But it IS there and happening.




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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    the thing i absolutely loved those times, but maybe because i've slowed down quite a bit with partying, but i have no desire to have nights like that anymore
    much rather be chill, drink a couple bottles of wine, 10 or so beers and chat
    i don't look back like i miss those times, i do look back in fondness though and i am sure whoever is doing it big in Patong will also have fond memories
    I just realised that I'm a light drinker, I don't think I would be able to chat if I consumed so much alcohol....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kris-one View Post
    Or behind closed doors. But it IS there and happening.
    But behind closed doors just isn't the same..

    Day time wet t shirt contests, 100s of people.. Full on pool party on that scale.. It really was kind of epic.

    By driving the edginess out, it's driven that customer base out also..

    Times change.. Things move on.. I am sure many visitors far prefer having a jungceylon with a Burger King and a cinema than a wet t shirt contest and lube and a disposable camera in the rooms mini bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    But behind closed doors just isn't the same..

    Day time wet t shirt contests, 100s of people.. Full on pool party on that scale.. It really was kind of epic.

    By driving the edginess out, it's driven that customer base out also..

    Times change.. Things move on.. I am sure many visitors far prefer having a jungceylon with a Burger King and a cinema than a wet t shirt contest and lube and a disposable camera in the rooms mini bar.
    woah you make shopping sound depressing....oh wait it is good call

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    But behind closed doors just isn't the same..

    Day time wet t shirt contests, 100s of people.. Full on pool party on that scale.. It really was kind of epic.

    By driving the edginess out, it's driven that customer base out also..

    Times change.. Things move on.. I am sure many visitors far prefer having a jungceylon with a Burger King and a cinema than a wet t shirt contest and lube and a disposable camera in the rooms mini bar.
    So correct me if I'm wrong, so what your saying is if its not exactly the same then its not as good? So the person who organised it doesn't anymore, the venue was shut, you don't live here to get any invites and because people make a comparison to a villa pool party, that's no good its behind closed doors?, because the last event I was invited to was on a big boat, that's no good cos its out at sea?? to me naked women and alcohol is the focus, the setting can be a little blurred or less important? I think the last pool party I organised the participants thought was pretty damn good, 3 women to every guy, not 100 women and not in Valhalla, so I suppose no good? funnily they liked it and it amuses me that in 10 years they will be reliving the old times with that party as there memory of the good old days!!!!555555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    So correct me if I'm wrong, so what your saying is if its not exactly the same then its not as good?
    No I am saying, as I clearly did, that "its not all still there" like you asserted. Lots of the madness has been stopped, its been toned down, its been tamed.. Partly due to laws, partly due to changing demographics..

    As that toning down has happened. .So theres been a big change in the visitors.. More wandering lookers, more families, more asians taking photos of the ladyboys.. Its more of a 'show' on Bangla than it used to be.. You only have to look into the bar sois to see how its changed, the Aussie bar packed with husbands and their wives etc. That change has pushed more and more of the single male visitors out to Patts or other places to get the madder fix.

    I am sure many prefer the more developed place it is.. More high end restaurants, facilities etc.. But its just false to say everythings still there, its much much more Sanitized.. Try to do what was done back then and you will be arrested.
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    Perhaps it's just me, but weren't those parties fairly limited in scope? I was here around that time, and never even heard of them back then. So not sure the potential "wildness" factor has diminished much for me at least. Maybe was just my circle of friends? Have had a few Caligula moments, but they were all privately "organized". I can see that the morality campaign under Thaksin could have scared some away, but as I recall it Patong was never really that "in your face" to begin with. Apart perhaps from Sharky's.

    I see the same thing of course that demographics have most certainly shifted. But could also be that the families started crowding out the single guys?

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