AS USUAL, EVERY TIME I RETURNED TO MY HOME TOWN OF KOTA BARU, I PAY A VISIT TO GOLOK, A NAUGHTY TOWN EVERY RED-BLOODED KELANTANESE BOY AND MAN HAVE VISITED AT ONE TIME OR OTHER.
Of course Kelantanese women go there for shopping as food, clothes, bags and accessories are cheap and attractively designed.
Men go primarily for sex if unaccompanied by wives, gf or children. This is not really true but Golok is so synonymous with sex that each time a straight man says he is going to Golok, his male buddies all grin, pat him on the back and smile knowlingly. Now why would they do that if he is merely going to buy underwear, unless he plans to remove it at the first opportunity?
Anyway, I went to Golok with Golok King aka Ng Kun Tek who is an authority on Golok.
As a virgin and the last one at that, I merely went shopping for Snake t-shirts and accessories but made the effort to visit the red light district clothed in pink neons at night.
If you want only a 'session' as in 'wham, bam, thank u Mam', it costs anything from RM 50 to RM 100 for an hour or so.
If you want to book a girl for the whole day and night, it costs under RM 300.
Of course you get call girls in KL, London and New York or anywhere for that matter but here in Golok and elsewhere in Thailand, the fun part is becoming her boyfriend for a day or during your short stay.
"It is not a matter of releasing your sperm," admonishes Golok King sternly. "She becomes your girlfriend, you treat her to makan and buy her dresses. You make her happy so she serves you better. Golok girls are very sweet and friendly and very accommodating and never answers back unlike your wife or girlfriend back home."
You have to bring her to your hotel room as the rundown joints that act as karaoke clubs are also their residence. As each bedroom is occupied by 2 or 3 or 4 girls, you and your new gf cannot barge in and kick the other occupants out.
There are no gay bars per se so Golok is not that hot for flamming faggots though there are some ladyboys.
Golok is a mere 30 minutes drive from Kota Baru and the clubs and discos are really fun. The best is Genting Club at Genting hotel.
Hot, sexy and skimpy fashions from Golok and worn by ladies of the night
Looks like Herve Leger and infinitely cheaper!
Typical brothel that is ostentatiously a karaoke bar
The setting is not exactly Moulin Rouge
But we are not here to study architecture but the curves of the female anatomy
I love the darling doggie
Plenty of seats
Ah yes, there is plenty of monkey business in Golok!
2 pet monkeys that are quite a tourist attraction
A bit rundown, the karaokes here
Now you know this is called a redlight district though pink is favoured too
Now you know why some whorehouses are called Pink Pussies
Gosh, there is a baby too
This will never appear in Architectural Digest
The colour gives the game away
This joint looks quite prosperous and well maintained
This joint doubles as boutique so customers can buy their girls some clothes without having to walk too far!
I went at the twilight hour of 6 pm so the girls are not out yet
The ice box is ready!
Even the bike is pink
This motorbike is more eco-friendly
The girls are never bored as the giant antennas mean they can watch hundreds of channels on TV while waiting for customers
For a good, fun and cheap time, come to Golok, just across the Kelantan border of Rantau Panjang about 30 minutes from Kota Baru!