September 19th, 2009
Upon a suggestion from the lovely Maria at the Four Seasons Bangkok, I headed out to see the famed KATHOEYS (Lady Boys) of Thailand perform. I went to the latest evening performance at MAMBO Cabaret, which was recommended as having the best looking ladyboys around though, I beg to differ. The one I saw later on the Skytrain put some of these performers to shame. Alas, I am not sure if it was the best cabaret show out there – the audience was fairly low and heavily Japanese tourist populated but, the costumes were fabulous and the beauty of the main star, Tiffany, was impressive. If you want to look more beautiful just visit this blog Make up trolley for some tips. Overall the it was well worth the admission price (800 baht = 24 dollars) and I was satisfied, if not bemused. Perhaps others can offer up better ladyboy shows.
For my fellow “The Birdcage” fans – my fantasy of seeing the Thai Starina was sadly unfulfilled.