Lumpur Ladyboy Report
note that the ladyboy pictured above is a friend named Banana
I brought from
She doesn't live in Kuala Lumpur--so don't waste your time looking for
Click here to see a list of some ladyboys available in Kuala Lumpur & Thailand.
From what I've
heard the place to start my search for ladyboys was between Beach Club
and Concorde hotel. Not knowing, I figured this was a very wide
area, so I had a taxi take me to Concorde hotel and I figured I'd make
the long walk from there to Beach Club to see what I could find.
What I discovered is that this area was very small--only about 2 blocks
or so. Unfortunately, I didn't find ANY ladyboys.
I kept up my
search and a few hours later at a bit after midnight I found what I was
looking for. Seems they don't come out until after
midnight. I approached a group of ladyboys and had my first
interaction with them. Not knowing if they spoke the language or
not, I brought along an interpreter--a male who spoke fluent Malaysian,
Chinese, and English. The group ignored me until I approached,
and then their only question was "Are you gay?" which they asked in an
insulting manner since I had the male interpreter with me, and I
obviously didn't look like a good paying client. I wanted to ask
them if THEY were gay, but I decided it best not to insult the first
batch of ladyboys I've seen. The group then quickly and rudely
relocated as far away from me as possible.
I walked around
the block, left my interpreter, and circled around for another
interaction. On this approach, I held up fingers indicating how
much I was willing to pay as I approached. This did the trick as
they all were interested in ANYTHING I wanted at that point.
The caliber of
this group was nothing compared to the average ladyboy in Thailand, but
there were a few worthy candidates. The best looking one had
already roped a client and was preparing to leave with him. I
then made my selection of the next best looking one which was a lady
I discussed to the group what I wanted. They
were very eager, but very scared about having to show their IDs.
When we got back to the hotel, Erica explained why. Seems the
police are seriously going after ladyboys in Malaysia. While I
doubt if this is true, she commented that "being" a ladyboy in Malaysia
was illegal as sodomy is illegal. She also commented that
recently a well-known political figure was arrested and sentenced to
jail time because he had had a homosexual experience with another
guy--I had actually heard about this on CNN. I assured her that I
wasn't working with the police, but she mentioned that even the local
newspapers were conducting sting operations which targeted ladyboys.
Shoot went well
regardless. She was a bit shy and I was surprised to discover a
very hairy ass when she took her panties off. The issue of the
hairy ass would repeat itself later as it appears the view of body hair
is different in Malaysia than Thailand.
My next time out
I selected Sarah
who was the most attractive of the bunch on that
particular day. She was very nervous about having to show her ID
and sign a release, but we got through it. Fairly attractive girl
with her clothing on, but nothing spectacular undressed. She
spoke very good English and offered to help me find other
ladyboys. In fact, all the ladyboys offered to help, but most
were afraid to give me their phone number, yet Sara did give a phone
The next day I
managed to find a taxi driver who was familiar with the ladyboy
scene. I'd asked many taxi driver up to this point and none
appeared to know much, but one driver in particular was very
knowledgeable (his phone number is below). He took me to the main
ladyboy area which is an area few tourist probably go as it's a bit out
of the way. When we approached, we had to pass through several
police road blocks. Seeing only me and the taxi driver in the
car, they let us pass without stopping us. Seems they were
looking for people racing motorbikes which is common at night and
ladyboys. I started to worry about how we were going to get the
ladyboys from the area back to the hotel, but the taxi driver assured
me it wouldn't be a problem.
We turned a
corner to enter in the square which had all the ladyboys and I asked
the taxi driver to pull over so I could sneak around the corner to get
a picture of the police road block. He opted not to stop as there
were plain clothed police officers inside the square harassing the
ladyboys that were outside. He said that normally there were many
more ladyboys, but they stay inside when the police are around.
Found a few
ladyboys that were very attractive, but none of them wanted to leave
the area to go to my hotel and they were also worried about getting
past the police, as well as worried about me taking pictures of them
and especially about having to show their IDs and sign a release.
A guy approached and informed me that he had a group of ladyboys and
that I could do anything I wanted with them--take pictures or
anything. Unfortunately, I couldn't take them anywhere--I'd have
to shoot them there. I agreed to take a look and we were off.
Arrived at a
shitty two story building inside the square. Went inside and a
group of 4 attractive ladyboys were sitting in a room. All looked
attractive so I negotiated the price and explained the terms (IDs,
releases, pictures) and I left to go get my additional camera
equipment. They wanted me to pay for all the ladies up front to
insure they'd be there, but that was a stupid idea of which I
declined--I was born at night, but not last night and I was a bit
insulted that they thought I was that stupid.
I arrived back
in about 30 minutes with all my camera gear. I explained the
terms again, had the taxi driver explain the terms in Malay to make
sure they understood, asked the taxi driver to wait as I said I'd leave
if things didn't go as planned, and I went into a room with the first
ladyboy. They again wanted me to pay for all the ladyboys, but I
agreed to pay one at a time immediately before going into the room and
if any shoot didn't go as planned that I would leave without shooting
the rest. They then tried to get me to shoot all 4 at one time,
but I don't like having more models than I have a pair of eyes to watch
so I insisted on one at a time. I selected a very cute ladyboy
for the first one as she looked like she'd be the easiest to work
with--sweet, shy, and innocent look.
Entered the room
which was about the filthiest room I've seen to date. The entire
floor was covered with cum--every inch. Empty condom wrappers
everywhere. I couldn't find any place to put my camera bag as I
certainly wasn't going to put it on that floor! There was a desk
with mirror built into the wall at the back of the room so I put my bag
there for a few seconds until I turned around and out of the corner of
my eye noticed the mirror moved slightly! I immediately picked up
my bag and just held it in my hand. Needless to say, Amy didn't
follow my directions and
I left without shooting any of the others and without completing the
shoot. So, not much else needs to be said about this one other
than to avoid this square completely. However, there were a nice
selection of ladyboys including mostly Malaysian, some Chinese, and a
few Indian ladyboys.
Had the taxi
driver take me back to the hotel which had several ladyboys across the
street. As I stepped out of the taxi, a group of ladyboys ran
towards me as rumor had gotten around that I was shooting and paying
well for it. I selected Monica
who was way behind the group
appearing as if she wasn't interested, but also the most attractive one
of the bunch.
explained everything to Monica and she was the ONLY one that didn't
give me a hard time about having to show her ID or sign a
release. She was a bit shy, and had a hairy ass as well, but
didn't give me a hard time with anything and was much more of a
pleasure to shoot. She said she also had some friends that were
very good looking and she'd refer them. All of them said this so
I can only assume that the REALLY good looking ones are available via
Next day I
who was the best looking of the bunch at that particular
time. I had spoken to her before and she stated that she wasn't
interested as she didn't want to show her ID, but it seems that she'd
spoke to other LBs I've shot and changed her mind. Had a problem
with the lock on my door so by time the hotel staff got me back into my
room it was already getting late so I asked Zee to call one of her
friends and have them arrive in about 1 hour. Predictable, about
minutes later I hear a knock on the door and it's her friend. Not
comfortable with 2 ladyboys in the room at the same time, I cut these
two sessions short.
Her friend Julia
was annoying, but somewhat attractive. She gave me a very hard
time about the ID until I asked her to leave at which point she
agreed. After the shoot she gave me her email address and said
she'd help me find better looking ladyboys than could be found on the
Hotels: I'd recommend
staying at the Crown
Regency Service Apartments which has very nice
rooms and a fairly reasonable rate. You can reserve a room
online without giving credit card information, and they are guest and
ladyboy friendly. This hotel is across the street from all of the
following: a spot where some of the better looking of the
Malaysian ladyboys hang out, the Beach Club which has a ladyboy show
every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night at 8:30 pm, and the Thai Club
which is the most popular disco in Kuala Lumpur. This is also
walking distance to the twin towers.
There is also a
hotel called Cabana Inn which is across the street from Crown Regency
and I hear is slightly less expensive, but it's often full. UPDATE: Since
originally posting this, I returned to KL and stayed at the Cabana Inn
which is across the street from Crown Regency. It seems that
Regency misplaced my reservation and I'm very glad they did as the
Cabana Inn is half the price and has nice rooms as well. The
aren't as large as Crown Regency, but they are equally as nice.
only complaint would be that there is no control in your room for the
air-conditioner and my room was way too cold as the AC ran
They have a very nice spa, but they don't allow ladies
in--muslims! I wonder if ladyboys would be allowed!
I spent many
hours checking out different hotels so that I could give you a report
on them. There are less expensive hotels, but none that I'd
recommend other than Seasons View
hotel. This is about a 5-10 minute taxi ride from Crown
but in a culturally interesting environment and a short walk to many
excellent shopping locations. You can also reserve online without
providing prior credit card information.
booking any of the rooms online before you arrive as most of the hotels
were booked solid soon after noon on the date I arrived.
expected. I didn't tip at restaurants nor the ladyboys.
Many restuarants will automatically add a 10% service charge for the
wait staff so make sure to check before thinking about tipping. I
was surprised by the fact that the ladyboys I spent time with didn't
ask for a tip as
this is common with the ladyboys in Thailand--I never give, but they
Ekspres: This is the
least expensive, most comfortable, and fastest way to get to and from
the airport. Once you get past customs at the airport, you
will see a
counter for e-XKL service which is for using the KLIA Ekspres, but I
strongly recommend not stopping at this counter as their rates will be
100 RM were if you go to the KLIA Ekspres window and get a ticket it's
only 35 RM. This train will take you to a central station inside
Kuala Lumpur and you can grab a taxi from there to your hotel.
When returning to the airport, just have a taxi take you to the Central
station and take the KLIA Ekspres into the airport.
Taxis: Most taxis
have meters. Make sure they turn the meter on as I had one taxi
driver fail to do so until I asked about the meter being off--he was
obviously going to try to charge me a lot instead of using the
meter. However, expect to pay an additional 50% between midnight
and 6 am. Taxi rates are very low except to and from the airport
which usually isn't metered. For a friendly, knowledgable taxi
driver who knows the ladyboy scene, I'd recommend calling Yen at
016-673-7978. He drives a metered taxi which is usually parked in
front of the Crown Regency hotel or Beach Club. Only bad thing I
can say about this guy is that he appears to like ladyboys himself and
will try to find someone for you that meets "his" tastes and not
necessarily yours. Mention Mickey referred you if you call
hiim. Also, be aware that if you use a taxi to go pickup a
ladyboy, the driver will usually
tell your ladyboy that she must pay him
a percentage of what you give her on the side! This is true for
Kuala Lumpur and most especially true for Thailand.
appeared to be bad almost all the time, but especially immediately
before and after business hours. Allow plenty of travel time if
going out and try your best NOT to be on the road anywhere near rush
Pollution: Pollution and
trash was at a minimum. I was most surprised by the low air
pollution which is usually associated with high traffic. Streets
and sidewalks were fairly free of trash in the main areas, yet
increased on the off streets.
Local Customs: Common sense
customs as when traveling to any foreign country, but since there are
many muslim women, I think it's important to respect their normal
desire of no contact by not attempting to shake the hand or in any way
touch a muslim woman. I've never felt the need to consciously
think about this before, yet I've never been a place with as many
muslim women before either.
Appeared to be mostly Malay, but a good amount of Chinese and some
Indian as well. The ladyboy makeup corresponded to this.
Religion: I'd assume
mostly Muslim for the Malay, Buddhism for the Chinese, and Hindu for
everyone seemed to speak English at varying levels. I also heard
a lot of Malay and different Chinese dialects. Their ability to
speak English was drastically better than people in Thailand.
Food: I found
Malaysian food to be excellent. Eating at the small, outside
Malaysian food stands was also very inexpensive. There is also a
lot of American fast food restaurants which I found pleasant.
appeared to close at about 3 am and were surprisingly packed all
night. Many had entrance fees. Drinks were generally
expensive if purchased by the glass. Most people seemed to
purchase pitches of beer or an entire bottle of alcohol with mixes
which was probably very expensive, but a lot less per glass. I
was told that the club would keep the bottle for you if you didn't
finish the entire bottle.
Shopping: Lots of
computer and technology malls with great prices and leading tech
equipment. I was most particularly impressed by the wide array of
cell phones and camera equipment--many items I haven't seen
before. Prices were very low, and haggling was successful at
getting them to lower the price or add additional options.
spending so much time in Thailand, I was very surprised by the night
and day difference between Thailand and it's neighboring country
Malaysia. Internet service in Thailand is so bad that it's simply
a bad joke, yet Kuala Lumpur seemed to have a very good Internet
infrastructure. Hotspots were so common that I usually found an
average of 5 different wireless networks overlapping at any
place. Almost all hotspots are pay and provided by many different
companies, but the most common appeared to be airzed
(http://www.airzed.com). Airzed will allow you to signup and
receive 7 days access before you have to pay. I was able to find
a few unprotected private wireless networks from time to time.
Many of the larger hotels also have their own pay hotspots, but their
prices were generally much higher than the common hot spot providers so
I'd recommend requesting a room on a lower floor and seeing which other
hotspots are available.
Electricity: 240 volt, but
a different plug type than used in Thailand. Some convenient
stores and other stores have plug adaptors. Be aware that a
convertor will also be needed if going from 110 volt. Yet, also
be aware that most computer and camera equipment have built in
convertors so all you'll need is an adaptor.
Obviously a passport is needed to visit, but most visitors will be
given an automatic 3 month visa upon entrance. Check before you
Conclusion: Make sure to
mention that Mickey referred you when you do get a ladyboy as this will
really help me to shoot more ladyboys when I return. Once they
see that they can get customers from shooting with me, they will be
much more willing to refer their friends when I return.
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