Ghosts in the darkness | Bangkok Post: news

News >

Ghosts in the darkness

Amid the bright lights of Bangkok's thriving sex scene, freelance street workers remain largely invisible and unprotected. But while police argue their presence helps cut down on other crimes, there are some working to help these 'ghosts' find a better life

  • Published: | Viewed: 20,965 | Comments: 19
  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai
- +

High heels, blood-red lipstick, a skintight T-shirt and cut-off jeans may not be the typical dress code of a som tam street vendor. 

WAITING IN THE RAIN: Sex workers solicit customers at Sanam Luang. PHOTOS: PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

But then Gae, 23, is not a regular street vendor.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

19 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments