Phuket Bar Girls
I have lived in Phuket nearly a decade and have had the opportunity to become close friends to a number of Phuket bar girls. I am still a young guy and as I was nearly the same age as most of these Phuket bar girls, it was rather easy to befriend these bar girls in Phuket.
As I was treated as one of them, I have been able to learn a great deal about how a Phuket bar girl lives and how a Phuket lady bar goes through life and what she hopes to achieve.
You can read plenty of information about Phuket bar girls on many different websites and Phuket forums however in my opinion a lot of the information published is not very accurate.
This is why I have made the Phuket bar girls section in my Phuket guide so as to share my thoughts on Phuket bars girls and some of the Phuket bar girl experiences I have had. For information about one of the best Phuket beer bars please visit our section on the Kangaroo Bar Phuket.
Phuket Bar Girl
Where do most Phuket bar girls come from?
If you ask a Phuket bar girl where she is from then she will most likely inform you that she is either from the Isaan region of Thailand or from the North of Thailand which includes Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Uttaradit.
One of the reasons for this is because these regions are among the poorest in Thailand and as many of these Phuket bar girls have a low level of education and come from a poor family, there are few employment opportunities there for them.
Most Thai girls from the more central regions of Thailand who end up working as a bar girl can be found at one of the beer bars in Bangkok or Pattaya as its closer to their home.
Many of the Phuket bar girls have one or more children and frequently there father is nowhere in sight. Many families in this case actually push their daughters to go and work in one of the tourist destinations of Thailand.
In Isaan there are many villages where there are almost no young Thai woman as many of then have moved to Phuket to work as a Phuket lady bar. The families of a Phuket lady bar will normally be fully aware that their daughters will end up as Phuket bar girls even though many sites and books tell you otherwise.
The same very much applies to ladyboys as it is very difficult for these Katoeys to have any form of normal life in these rural areas so they move to Phuket and become a Phuket ladyboy. They generally have the same way of life as a Phuket bar girl so most of the information in this section also applies for Phuket Ladyboys.
These Phuket sites and bar girl books state that these Phuket bar girls hide it from their families and that they inform their families that they are working at a restaurant or shop. Although I am sure there are cases like that, most of the Phuket bar girls that I have met over the years never tried to hide their real profession from their families. In fact these sexy Thai girls frequently went home on a visit joined by their farang boyfriend at the time.
Phuket Lady Bar
How much does a Phuket lady bar earn?
Most of the Phuket bar girls don't receive a regular income from the Phuket beer bars. There are two ways in which a Phuket lady bar can earn some money from the Phuket beer bar in which she works.
Many of the Phuket bars in the Phuket beach areas pay a Phuket lady bar a percentage of the lady drinks which the customers purchase for her. The more drinks the Phuket bar girl is able to get from the clients then the more money she can make. The amounts are very little though and in no way enough for a bar girl in Phuket to live on.
The second way Phuket bar girls can earn some extra money is when the client pays the Phuket beer bar a bar fine so that he can take the Phuket bar girl back to his hotel. The Phuket lady bar will also receive a percentage from that. If you consider how often a bar girl gets bar fines, especially in low season, then it is clear that she is unable to live of these sources of income.
The main way how Phuket bar girls can survive is by finding a foreigner who is willing to take them back to their hotel room in Phuket. This money which the Phuket lady bar receives from her client is for her alone as she does not have to share this with anyone. You must keep in mind that throughout the year, most Phuket bar girls would be lucky to find one or two clients a week.
The jackpot for bar girls in Phuket is when they find a foreigner who is actually willing to send them money even when they return back to their home country.
You would be amazed by the amount of money which passed through the Phuket Western Union branches. There are some Phuket bar girls, especially the really hot ones, who have several boyfriends in various countries sending them money on a frequent bases.
However please note that the average Phuket bar girl can count herself lucky if she even has one such boyfriend. Many sites make you believe that all these Phuket bar girls have many guys sending money to them in Phuket but this is really not the case.
Do many Phuket bar girls use drugs?
The answer to that question is a definite yes. The vast majority of Phuket bar girls that I know frequently use drugs. The most popular drugs for Phuket bar girls is Ya Ba which is similar to the drug known as speed back in the west.
Ya Ba are small pink pills which the Phuket bar girls normally smoke on tin foil. This also explains why so many of these sexy Thai girls seem to have a surprisingly large energy level during the night and that they are able to dance every night until the early hours of the morning.
One of the main reasons why so many Phuket bar girls end up with no savings even though they have people sending them large amounts of money is because they all spend it on these Ya Ba pills. Once a Phuket bar girl has money then she will often buy this drug also for her friends who have no money.
If you consider that a Ya Ba pill costs around 700 THB in Phuket and that a few of these Phuket bar girls together can easily smoke up ten of these Ya Ba pills then it should come as no surprise that they are always short of money. If you are frequently sending money to a Phuket bar girl and you are wondering why she never has any money then chances are that she is consuming this popular drug.
On what do Phuket bar girls spend so much money?
Most Phuket bar girls actually hardly ever send money back home to their family. Although the original reason why many of these girls became a Phuket bar girl was so that they could send money back home, once the girls become bar girls they frequently forget about the family and life back home.
The type of food which a Phuket bar girl eats is very cheap and the room in which a Phuket lady bar stays is normally a few thousand THB and is shared by two or three different bar girls. Other day to day expenses such as laundry costs are also minimal. Most of the clothes and luxury items such as mobile phones or televisions where purchased for these Phuket bar girls by one of their customers.
So what happens to all the money which these Phuket bar girls earn? As explained to you before, a lot of the money is spend by most Phuket bar girls on drugs such as the Thai Ya Ba.
A popular Phuket bar girl activity is gambling which they normally do during the day when the Phuket beer bars are closed. The most popular gambling games which these Phuket bar girls play are some Thai card games as well as Bingo. Some of the stakes during these games can be more then a thousand THB.
Many Phuket bar girls and their group of friends head over to one of the Phuket clubs such as the Phuket Tai Pan or the Phuket Safari disco once their bars closes for the night. If none of them has a foreigner with them then it is very normal for whatever Phuket bar girl that has money to buy drinks for all the rest.
Drinks are not cheap at the Phuket Nightlife venues and a few rounds can easily add up to 4000 or 5000 THB. In my experience these Phuket bar girls will not think about tomorrow and if she will have any money left as she will just keep on spending her money on drinks until the money runs out.
Phuket bar girls with Thai boyfriends
Another popular belief is that most Phuket bar girls have Thai boyfriends or husbands in the background who eagerly await back at home for the money which the Phuket bar girl made that evening.
I would like to state that this is another example of the BS which people write about Phuket bar girls. Most of the bar girls which I have met in Phuket had very bad experiences with Thai men and many were abused by Thai family members during their childhood and they would never hook up with a Thai guy.
There are certainly some Phuket bar girls who have a Thai partner however the percentage is very small. Although many Phuket bar girls share whatever money they have with their Phuket bar girl friends, they would not simply waste the money on a lazy Thai boyfriend.
Most bar girls in Phuket are smarter then that. Also many of them dream about one day finding a nice and kind farang who will take her back to his home country.
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