SUZY SIZE BLOGS
From gay Bangkok to gay Malaysia or gay Kuala Lumpur
Part one of a trip through gay Asia from gay Thailand to gay Malaysia, after that to gay Bali
By Suzy Size based in gay Thailand (gay Pattaya to be exact), but currently writer in residence in gay Malaysia, later gay Bali and therefore reporting live and daily from gay Asia
Face is an important thing in Asia, so the boy friend of Suzy Size (originating in famous gay Nong Khai, as she has confided to Sticky Rice international gay guide to Asia and soon the gay world time and again) obviously disapproved of her taking such an outdated means of transportation-like the fucking old fashioned train, second class as this is after all. In his (the gay Thai boyfriend of Suzy Size) not so humble and slightly prejudiced opinion, such a famous person as good old Suzy should not take, for any reason, any other thing to move from gay Thailand to gay Malaysia than a plane, hopefully supersonic, or at least private or (at very last) public but business class. Taking a train is regarded as being low class in Asia (except Japan). But so be it, Suzy Sizes just loves to ride gay Asian boys - oops, a Freudian slip, good old trains for a ridiculous 1120 Baht from Bangkok to gay Malaysia. So, on the 9th of April, well before hated Songkran started and devastated gay Pattaya once again, said gay son of Asia reluctantly drove Suzy and her straight buddy Stefan from Pattaya to Bangkok, grumbling, but only a bit, he himself was going to Nong Khai as usual for that New Year or (to him) beloved Songkran and therefore forgave old Suzy Size even for only wearing short pants. In (gay and non gay) Asia, normally only prisoners, hapless farmers and children wear short pants.
The train to Butterworth (who could invent such a Gothic name as Butterworth but the British colonisers!) was to leave Hua Lampong at 14.45, but you know the Swiss! Are they not always early? M., the famous gay genius designer in Pattaya who designed Sansuk gay sauna and Sansuk Gay Guest House, would probably definitely agree to that statement since he is never on time and seems to hate everybody who is orderly and just on time! The party arrived in Bangkok Rama 4 (near the Bangkok gay area) around two hours early. So Suzy Size suggested to her straight travel (and somewhat na?ve) companion Stefan, who is not that knowledgeable about gay or non gay Bangkok to have a bite at ZEN, that Japanese chain outlet in Soi Convent. Years before that very same location housed a place called Via Convent, very close to the Bangkok gay area therefore logically managed by (of all nations) a gay French queen with a foul temper. But soon run down into the ground, thank GOD, and then taken over by the benevolent Japanese chain.
It rained cats and dogs (a clear sign of global warming at this unusual time of the year) when we arrived at said restaurant, located almost in the heart of gay Bangkok, but we managed to get our numerous bags (flamboyant Suzy Size could never travel without all her numerous and priceless frocks of course) out of the trunk in no time. A wonderful meal, at last, the Malay, like the English (gay or non gay) just do not know how to cook (the honourable Richard Walton is a rare exception, no surprise after stuffing all those Tortellini or whatever). Then we decided to buy an umbrella, just in case. Stefan opted for one at Robinson (Silom, just around the corner of Silom Soi 2 where all the Bangkok gay places and Bangkok gay hotels are located) for a horrendous 340 Baht. Suzy Size, (and this is known to Sticky Rice international gay Asia Guide to gay Asia very well), is rather on the stingy side, bought one at the main train station of gay or non gay Bangkok (Hua Lampong, that is) for 85 Baht, and was even given a discount of 5 Baht for lack of change. Amazing Thailand.
The two said Swiss Gentleman, one gay, the other not, boarded that train well before scheduled departing time. What will they experience on their unique trip to famous, but somewhat unknown Butterworth? Might there be gay orgies right on a harmless and seemingly old fashioned train from gay Bangkok to gay Malaysia? What will happen in Upper Birth 33 and 35 that very long night?
Well, as usual, nothing at all happened! The train, filled mainly with families travelling to Hat Yai, left punctually to the minute, the overnight ride to Butterworth was pleasant, the service good. In no time we boarded a spacious comfort bus in Butterworth for onward transportation with only three seats in a row and arrived in Kuala Lumpur a few hours later.
Now we are safe and sound (and not wet at all, except for the daily rain showers) in Kuala Lumpur and read in the internet versions of The Nation and the Bangkok Post about this years Songkran folly back there in good old Thailand. Expecting nothing of gay night life in Kuala Lumpur has paid off tenfold. In comparison to twelve years ago - when Suzy Size visited last time - a bustling gay scene has developed in Kuala Lumpur putting the place on the gay map of the world. Boy, are we (so far) having a good time here! All the intimate details of gay Kuala Lumpur and gay Malaysia will be revealed next week in part two of this most extraordinary travel experience. If you cannot wait that long go to the Pink Pages of Sticky Rice Gay Asia Guide and look at the updated and clickable entries (clickable, if the places have a Website that is).