There are often lengthy debates among foreigners about the downsides of being an outsider in Asia, but I think I've found something that will turn the tables on the whole double-pricing debacle. Check this out:
Yes that's right. On Saturday, for just HK$4,800 (US$620), the native ladies of Hong Kong had a night out speed dating for two whole hours with a bunch of foreign men aged 35-48, who didn't have to pay a penny for the privilege. Clearly the Western male is a fashionable, hot commodity in Hong Kong. I was about to scoff at the idea when I saw that this company, HK Speed Dating, actually appears to be doing a roaring trade:
We have CEOs, doctors, lawyers, models, flight attendants, a multi-national client base with a great mix of individuals. Relying on the experience and insights of our consultants, we have so far successfully matched more than 3,000 people over these years.
Might Bangkok follow suit with BK Speed Dating?