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Thai massage set to be declared “World Heritage” – must not be an excuse for prostitution

The authorities in Bangkok are determined to stop Thai massage shops being associated with prostitution.  They want to declare Thai massage – in its “traditional” form – as an example of “World Cultural Heritage”. With this in mind Dr Patraphon Jeungsomjetphaisan and Thong Lor police were out investigating massage shops in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok yesterday.  Dr Patraphon, who heads the public health arm of the Prosecution Affairs Institute, told the assembled press that he believes at least 50 massage shops in the capital are just fronts for prostitution – not the cultural wonder he wants to promote.  But after seeing ads on websites and the Line app that promised “attractive girls and pretties” the city wide raids did not go quite as planned. In Sukhumvit Soi 35 a whole line of massage shops had got wind of the cops’ arrival and shut up for the day.  The... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Thai massage set to be declared “World Heritage” – must not be an excuse for prostitution, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Samui Times'. Thank you Thai massage set to be declared “World Heritage” – must not be an excuse for prostitution

 

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