12 Day Shanghai & Thailand Inspiration Itinerary with Max Emerson & Andrés Camilo

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Getting away from Christmas and New Year is a dream for many. Wouldn’t we all like to get away from it all if we had the chance? We followed Max Emerson and Andres Camilo of Instagram’s Maxisms and andrescamilo___ who spent 3 weeks exploring 4 completely unique parts of Asia.

They kick off their trip in the modern metropolis of Shanghai before spending a relaxed Christmas island hopping in Thailand. For New Year where else to be than the gay party capital of Asia, Bangkok. To detox, they stepped back in time and enjoyed 6 days exploring the temples and unique culture in Myanmar (formerly Burma).

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CHIC CHIC SHANGHAI

SHANGHAI

Shanghai is China at its most dizzyingly modern! Epic waterfront skyscrapers straight, trendy crowds, and China’s most vibrant gay nightlife.

It’s also a city rich in history and tradition, from the elegant colonial architecture of The Bund to beautiful temples and narrow winding lanes serving steaming hot street food. Shanghai is home to the country’s most progressive and gay-friendly nightlife, check out Shanghai’s best gay bars and clubs. There is perhaps no better place to understand the past, present, and future of China than Shanghai, and it is an equally great destination for eating, shopping, exploring, and partying.

W SHANGHAI

What did you think of the hotel? 
Max: This place was DOPE! I lived in Shanghai as a broke model ten years ago… it was NOTHING like this. Our room had FLOOR TO CEILING view of the majesty that is the Pudong Skyline. And the breakfast… my god, the breakfast! Staying at the W Shanghai has raised the bar. For someone who stays in hotels 100 nights a year, this one spoiled me on the others.

Andres: What a view! The W Hotel Shanghai is right on the river-facing Pudong. The exciting interiors are delightful against the city lights. And while the space was amazing, it was the breakfast that wins here. Best hotel breakfast out of any hotel I have ever stayed at. Truly well done.

The concierge / social advisor / friend at the W knew what gay parties were happening. Upon arrival we got a bunch of “gay-themed” cookies that really set the friendly tone. Top tip – the higher the floor, the better since it’s the truly the best view in the city.

Anything you didn’t like?
Max: About the hotel, absolutely nothing. Shanghai did have some smog while we were there but not much you can do about that.
Andres: Shanghai is a big city, so getting about took a while everything seemed a long car-ride away, the hotel was still worth it for view.

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    CHRISTMAS ON THE BEACH

    KOH SAMUI

    Koh Samui is Thailand from travel brochures, quiet white sandy beaches, jungle covered mountains and luxury resorts sournding the island. It is relatively quiet island with only a few party spots along Chaweng Beach. Flying into Koh Samui airport is the easiest way to reach the island. It’s under an hour flight from Bangkok.

    On the southern tip of Koh Samui sits, Avani+ Samui Resort a small, intimate resort located in a secluded corner of the island.

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    What did you think of the hotel?
    Andres: When we first got picked up at the airport and met the staff, I knew this place was going to be special. We had a one bedroom villa to ourselves in tropical paradise. —Oh and did I mention it had a private pool. The tall sloped ceilings in the room made the place really grandiose. It was Christmas about two days after we arrived: the place was all light up and everyone was extra celebratory. We got a great feel for the vibrant and relaxed atmosphere at Avani. Can’t wait to be back!

    Max: EVERYTHING… from the airport pickup to the food to the massages to the concierge services… EVERYTHING was great quality, prompt and friendly. Can’t thank these guys enough.

    Anything you didn’t like?
    Max: Christmas celebrations can often be a little dorky, but it was Christmas for Christ’s sake. Santa arriving by boat only added to its charm.

    Andres: The beach was not really that loungey but the resort really makes up for it with the private pools that are part of the villa. This place is ideal if you want to rent scooters to get around the island as otherwise it’s a bit far.

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      THAI ISLAND HOPPING

      KOH PHANGAN

      Just 15km north of Koh Samui lies the tropical island of Koh Phangan. The island is probably most famous as the birthplace of Thailand’s iconic Full Moon Parties that draws up to 30,000 partygoers each month from all over the globe.

      But there is much more to Koh Phangan than the parties. Away from the party beach Koh Phangan offers visitors spectacular nature with picturesque beaches and stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. Tropical jungle forests cover the island and are home to an array of exotic animal and plant life, Koh Phangan is far more than a party destination.

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      What did you think about the hotel:
      Max
      : We were kidnapped on a private luxury jet-boat and taken James Bond style to the most perfect beach in Koh Phangan. Seriously couldn’t believe . This place is real.. it’s too beautiful. The surrounding neighborhood was PERFECT too, not the typical touristy clutter that the island is often awash in. Although our beachfront, private pool room was glorious, the jungle-top yoga studio is my new absolute favorite place on earth.

      Andres: The Anatara Koh Phangan has this jungle / island paradise feel the moment you step off the boat in front of the property.  The ocean front was amazing and the spa was truly unique. The whole spa is on the mountainside overlooking this beautiful bay.

      Anything you didn’t like:
      Max: They wouldn’t let us use the paddle boards when the beach had big waves one day. Mai Deeeeeee, lol

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        NEW YEAR IN BANGKOK

        BANGKOK – SIAM

        Bangkok is hot, sticky, epic, crazy and busy every night, all year round. Bangkok has developed a reputation as the capital of gay Asia and everything about the city makes it a paradise for gay party people. The Thai people’s culture of LGBT acceptance, Bangkok’s infamous party and red light scene to hosting Asia largest gay circuit parties.

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        What did you think about the hotel:
        Andres:
        The funky and unique decor only ads to the charm. Set right in the middle of the city, this is the perfect place to catch all the interesting things in Bangkok. During our stay we used the gym and pool area. The view from the infinity pool on the 10th floor was spectacular. The gym was well stocked and spacious.

        The Siam@Siam is well located within easy access to the gayborhood. The whole city is so great and friendly that I just felt at ease.

        Max: You can’t beat the location for New Year’s Eve at this chic gem. Bangkok is a mall town. That being said, WHITE PARTY BANGKOK was happening less than a kilometer away. We opted to wander the neighborhood and ride the monorail from station to station, ending up at the station closest to the hotel for the countdown… three thousand people were there (at the mall) screaming as DJ Hello Kitty took the stage. A highlight of my life.

        The pool also provides the necessary mid-day break from the BK heat to take thirst traps. No judgements.

        Anything you didn’t like:
        Andres: The artsy interiors are very bold. Some could think the design is too out there, but it also makes if somewhat quirky.

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          The weather is hot and sticky all year round, the traffic is crazy yet the people still come. Bangkok holds the title as the world’s most visited city for four years running. International visitors flock to Bangkok for the food, culture, temples, shopping and its affordability. Bangkok is one of the best cities in the world for bargain-priced real luxury hotels.

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          What did you think about the hotel:
          Max
          : SWANKY! This hotel had everything going on. I had my dad with me for this part of the trip, and I think the only time he bothered to leave the hotel was to go on the hotel’s new dinner cruise. Food was unstoppable.

          Anything you didn’t like:
          Max
          : Potentially a little high end for my particular taste, but still an incredible treat. Perfect for my dad who loved it. 

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            6 Unique Hotels to Inspire Your Next Gay City Break

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            Get planning your next city break with these six unique hotels.

            What’s better than a weekend city break away to somewhere new. Work a half day on Friday and you can be checking into your hotel by dinner time. Here we have six individual hotels each with their own signature style.

            London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Budapest. Five impressive capital cities, perfect for a weekend away, with plenty of gay nightlife, culture, and history.

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            1. Hotel Jules & Jim Paris 

            Boutique 23 room hotel where the lift goes straight into your studio

            Why we love it:
            ♥ A true boutique hotel with a unique courtyard layout
            ♥ Walk Paris’s main gay clubs
            ♥ Excellent bar with that wine cellar

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              What theonepablohernandez and jdiamondisme thought:
              We felt welcomed from beginning to end. The room was very comfy, the bed was large, the toilet was spacious, the shower was just as spacious. We loved that the walls lit up (literally). Our balcony overlooking the rooftops and the Parisian sky was definitely a traditional touch of Paris.

              Breakfast in bed was such a nice touch and made it even more difficult for me to want to leave the room. The bar area was adorable. So chic and modern; yet quaint. The living green wall was beautiful.

              The elevator opens up to your room alone, no neighbors to bug you. Perfect for anybody looking to invite a friend over!

              More Info: Paris Gay Guide | Hotel Info

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              London’s Soho nightlife right on your doorstep

              Why we love it:
              ♥ You know exactly what you’re getting with your room (and they are all excellent)
              ♥ Great central location: just next to Leicester Square, but facing away from the noise
              ♥ You get to help a person in need with every booking

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                What sklow thought:
                The location of this hotel is very central. It’s like in the heart of the city and very convenient to everywhere. The room is cozy with a nice view, and the staff are friendly & helpful. We were just asking for a gym and they even print out a map for us. Haha and you will love the rabbit.

                More Info: London Gay Guide | Hotel Info

                Hotel Clark Best Gay Hotel Budapest
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                Where you will never want to close the curtains 

                Why we love it:
                ♥ The best river views in Budapest – from the room and the rooftop bar
                ♥ Location – Google maps pin proves Hotel Clark is the most central hotel in the city
                ♥ One of the best design hotels in the city

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                  What thaiguytravel though:
                  Hotel Clark has the most beautiful city view I think I have ever seen from a hotel room. Out over the river with the bridge and the historic buildings lit up in the background. I didn’t want to close the curtains even to sleep. Large comfy bed, good breakfast spread and within walk distance to all the best city sites.

                  Budapest may not be as famous as other destinations for a gay city break but don’t dismiss it. There is plenty of gay nightlife across the city, and its so cheap, you can get a beer in a nightclub for just $1.5 USD.

                  More Info: Budapest Gay Guide | Hotel Info

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                  Private lofts with their own fireplaces 

                  Why we love it 
                  ♥ Close to museums, attractions, and plenty of gay bars
                  ♥ Modern, stylish decor throughout the building + plus those fireplaces
                  ♥ Extra comfy beds

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                    What krisbst08 and dgrazon thought:
                    Convenient location- tram station is a stone away. Lovely breakfast and cozy apartment. Family run business and so guests are treated with a personal touch. I would stay again at Hotel V on my next visit.

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                    For truly unique interiors and design 

                    Why we love it:
                    ♥ Location – Opposite the central Gare du Nord train station
                    ♥ A completely unique style from 25hours
                    ♥ Brand new hotel – opened in January 2019

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                      What sold_a_telly and petros_sp thought:

                      This hotel, first of all, is perfectly positioned in Paris, right next to the Eurostar train station (perfect for short city breaks) and also the centre of hustle and bustle. We loved the vibrant colors involved in every part of the decor for the hotel as well as the funky decorations displayed around the lobby and the room itself.

                      The breakfast was delicious with a full range of French cuisine! We would definitely recommend others to stay here in the future.

                      More Info: Paris Gay Guide | Hotel Info

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                      It would be rude not to make use of the private rooftop hot tub

                      Why we love it:
                      ♥ Location – Downtown Mitte perfect for tourist sights and conveniently located between the original gay village in the west and the popular gay clubs in the east
                      ♥ Unique style and individually designed rooms by the Paint Club
                      ♥ Make your day extra special and hire the completely private rooftop with hot tub

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                        What thaiguytravel thought:
                        Berlin is one of Europe’s best city break destinations, party, culture, history so there is so much to see. I love the location of this hotel. Normally I stay in Schöneberg but felt so much better Mitte, busy, cool and alive. There are restaurants and bars all around. I will defiantly stay here again next time. Since many of the best gay venues in Berlin are so spread out you are always getting a taxi or train where ever you stay.

                        The hotel itself is very cool loved the huge bathtub and the unique art. The signature bed is huge and so comfy.

                        More Info: Berlin Gay Guide | Hotel Info

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                        We caught up with our 2016 bachelors to find out who has found love and who is still enjoying the single life. From Seoul to Sydney and everywhere in between we have interviewed some of Asia most eligible bachelors. Recap the hot list below!

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                        Hei Hei, HONG KONG

                        1. Still Single?

                        I am still single (I’m already put myself on a market like “All you can eat buffet” but still no one wants to eat it!

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Behave a bit more on the 1st date, learning how to flirt and stop putting people who have a feeling on you in the friend zone

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I LOVE TO WATCH STRAIGHT PORN

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                        Andy, KUALA LUMPUR

                        1. Still Single?

                        Toooooo looooong!

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        To see what’s more important, the inside rather than just the outside, I’m quite ready!

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        SCENT OF PERFUME & CIGARETTE turns me on 😉

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                        Matt, BANGKOK

                        1. Still Single?

                        I’m not single anymore lol

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Stay tune for to see what’s up 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        GOOD-SIZE ADAM’S APPLE & DRAMA FREE kind of guys please

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                        Aziz, HONG KONG

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I’m still single 😉

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        HMM, no dating resolutions, I just want to take it easy 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I’M A FAN OF UNIFORMED GUYS

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                        Ron, SHANGHAI

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I’m still single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I just moved back to NYC, I feel like my feet are a bit more planted and I can take dating more seriously, not necessarily looking for “the one” but I won’t mind a BF 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        A GUY WHO IS NOT OUT TO THEIR FAMILY (My deal-breaker)

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                        Luk Luk, KUALA LUMPUR

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yasssss 🙂

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        No dating resolutions, but say “Yes” to single ladies! 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        “My world involves of tattoo, piercing, food, art, music, cats, parties, out going and sexy photos below will lead you to my journey”

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                        Marlino, VANCOUVER

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I am (recently) single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        My dating resolutions is to not date in 2017 but focusing on career and if a date comes my way then I’m open to it but it’s not priority

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        (Weirdest turn on) GUYS IN GREY SWEAT PANTS

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                        Jay, AUSTRALIA

                        1. Still Single?

                        haha… Yes, just recently single again!

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        No dating resolutions but just enjoy being single 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        CORNY PICK UP LINES (TURN me ON)

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                        Marin, BANGKOK

                        1. Still Single?

                        haha… I’m always single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I’m not into any dating maybe until I succeed with my job & family, or maybe stay single like this 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        (I have a thing for) NICE MUSTACHE guys

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                        Janvie, PHILIPPINES

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I am and I have never had a Boyfriend 🙁

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I haven’t been in a date lately but i will make sure that every dates I go to will leave a mark 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        THE SMELL OF WHISKEY IN A DRUNK BOY’S MOUTH turns me on

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                        Jay, TAIPEI

                        1. Still Single?

                        Nope 🙂

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I’m in love now, I wish to marry him in the future and Taiwan will through gay marriage

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I love someone who gets down to his life, it’s a bonus if he’s also cute

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                        Aryo, BALI

                        1. Still Single?

                        Not sure if I’m single because last week I decided to have a commitment with a bottle of Vodka. Lol kidding, I’m still single 😉

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Nothing much, just get better for myself, it’s just a matter of time tho 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        The goal is not to live long, but to die happy

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                        Nelly, MANILA

                        1. Still Single?

                        No, I’m taken now 🙂

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Even We’re busy at work, we will make sure we have time for each other, go out and have coffee or make babies haha 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I’m a real adventurer, anything that makes my blood rushing

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                        Benny, HO CHI MINH

                        1. Still Single?

                        I’m still single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I am now looking for someone special in life because I’m too tired for love and brake up 🙁

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I love to visit somewhere new to meet new friends and sexy guys hahaha 😛

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                        Tim, SINGAPORE

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes!

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Remember to be myself and not to the version I think others want to see 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I can never pass up a good glass of wine or a cup of coffee, ice cream makes me go weak at the knees 😉

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                        Ryan, KUALA LUMPUR

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I’m single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Looking to meet the right one and grow old together 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I’m now trying to pick up cooking skills which hopefully I could impress my future other-half 😉

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                        Oat, BANGKOK

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I will try to do something different and more exercise to build my body to get more attractive 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        (The strangest place you’ve done it?) UNDER THE TREE IN A RICE FIELD

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                        Nam, HO CHI MINH

                        1. Still Single?

                        Fortunately I am taken 🙂

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        So I don’t need any dating resolutions, right? 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        TATTOO / PIERCED NIPPLES (turn me on)

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                        Ian, HONG KONG

                        1. Still Single?

                        I’m not single anymore 🙂

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Let’s just go with the flow

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I love doing handstand in different places, my friends call me Monkey Boy (not money boy please don’t misread 😛

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                        Ashita, BANGKOK

                        1. Still Single?

                        I’m not single, I’m in a (long distance) relationship 🙂

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        We plan to travel together and meet each other often

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        Tattoo are my way to express myself and for the record I have 23 tattoos

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                        Yok, PHUKET

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I’m still single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Well, it comes naturally with my busy work lifestyle & all the adventures, it is a big yes for 2017! 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        BEING WITTY (Turn me on)

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                        Jono, Singapore

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I am

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        Keep holding onto my standard (Better alone than in bad company) 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I LOVE circuit parties and meeting all the new boys there every year – especially the hot one’s that can dance hard!

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                        Oscar, Singapore

                        1. Still Single?

                        Ya, I’m still single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        And I have no dating resolutions tho 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I decided to broke up with my ex-bf, I am going to be independent and learn how to be myself truly inside out

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                        Dale, MANILA

                        1. Still Single?

                        I’m still single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        To hold myself of my emotions and not too much clingy to my dates 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I eat so much but having hard time in gaining weight and btw, I’m a hopeless romantic

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                        Mervin, KUALA LUMPUR

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I’m still single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        My 2017 resolution is, if it comes it comes 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        VEINY & MUSCULAR LEGS *DROOLS* 😛

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                        Herman, BALI

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yep, I am

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I will be more open minded for 2017 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        HAHA I DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT’S WEIRD OR NOT, BUT I LOVE NIPPLES & ARMPITS VERY BADLY!! 😉

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                        Chris, SINGAPORE

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I am

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I will take the year to find myself first before looking for Mr.Right 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        CHARMING SMILE, PERKY ASS & SWEET TALKER (I’M A SUCKER To all THAT) LOL

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                        Shin, TOKYO

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, I’m single 😛

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        HMM, I will try to be more open, it’d be the best if there is someone who cheer up our jobs and each other’s dreams 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        I’ve done it iN THE DORMITORY ROOM WHEN I WAS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT (YEP!, I WAS YOUNG & CURIOUS 😉

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                        Tommy, SEOUL

                        1. Still Single?

                        No, I’m taken 🙂

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I will be more active in live life 😉

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        HUMOROUS, GOOD COMMUNICATION
                        & SEXY ARMS IS ALWAYS A THING FOR ME

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                        Ron, SINGAPORE

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, still single

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I’m open for this and yet I’m gonna let the fate takes its course 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        Done it at a HOTEL’s STAIRWAYS (NOT REALLY THE STRANGEST BUT ADVENTUROUS, DON’T YOU THINK?) LOL

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                        Travis, HONG KONG

                        1. Still Single?

                        Yes, sadly I’m still single 🙁

                        2. Any 2017 Dating Resolutions?

                        I’m going to keep being myself and be a better person, the one will come when time comes, no worries 🙂

                        3. Interview Highlight?

                        GOOD HEART, CARING, ABLE TO COMMUNICATE DEEPER WITH ME  (AND I REALLY LIKE GUYS WITH STRONG LEGS) LOL

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                        10 Insta Hiking Dudes Share Their Tips | Weekly Wanderlust #19

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                        The experienced and inexperienced get together to share the most important hints & tips you need to become an expert “Hiking Dude”. Find out what you really need for the enjoyable hike and also about the instagramer behind the hashtag #TheGayPassport. Have a great hike!

                        1. When you reach the top, make sure to celebrate! Does it matter with or without clothing? 😉

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                        2. Drink often to stay hydrated, trail mix & motivation. Don’t look what difficult just go and have fun with old & new friends!

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                        3. Live a healthy lifestyle & eat a big meal before you go.  Do you need to be (this) fit to hike? 😉

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                        4. Always bring a good map, an external phone charger & maybe sun cream or layers. These are the things you need!

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                        5. Get enough rest before doing outdoor activities. Have an open-mind and don’t stick to the norm 😛

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                        6. Bring flashlight & warm clothes to put on after you’re done sweating. PS. leave all your cotton clothes at home 😉

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                        7. Always know what time the sunsets and for more enjoyable hike plan a route that is suitable the whole group!

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                        8. Walking stick or poles if heading down steep trails and did we mention water? Remember, we are visitors, don’t destroy the nature!

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                        9. You need to have the right equipment and supplies, like hiking shoes, sunglasses, sun cream & first aid.

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                        10. Check if you need to get hiking permission before setting off! PS. don’t forget to take insta hiking shots 😉

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                        Finally, you are now ready to be hiking dude!

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                        Johnny & Sebastian, New York | Inspiring Gay Dads

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                        Becoming parents was a long time goal for both Johnny and Sebastian. The couple has been together for more than eleven years and were legally married in New York seven years ago on the first day same-sex marriage was legalized.

                        “If you grow up with a great family that is supportive and shows unconditional love,” says Sebastian, “naturally, that experience is something you want to pass on.” But that upbringing wasn’t really the case for both men. Johnny’s Korean parents had an immensely difficult time accepting him after he came out in high school, disowning him for a number of years due to religious beliefs and traditional cultural views. So where did this burning desire to raise a family come from?

                        “All those years of struggling with parents who would not accept a gay son really helped define and motivate my own desire to be a parent,” says Johnny. “I’ve long come to terms with my parents’ flaws and limited worldview. Coping with family disapproval helped me define and deeply understand how I can do a better job and it informed my strong feelings about proper parenting.

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                        The bigger question for Johnny and Sebastian was not whether they’d have a baby but how they would go about having one.

                        Johnny, age 37, is a real estate broker for the largest brokerage in New York. Sebastian, age 40, is an investment banker. With 4 nieces and nephews all under the age of 3, “baby fever began to sprout in our family and we knew that it was time for us to begin the process.” For Sebastian there was no question, he wanted to try surrogacy first.  Though he was open to adoption, he just didn’t like the idea of having his life scrutinized and judged by an outside party who would subjectively determine whether he was fit to be a father. So they embarked on their surrogacy journey deliberately and after a great deal of research and consideration.

                        Today, Sebastian and Johnny feel blessed to have a healthy and happy seven-week-old baby boy named Vaughn Everett Barleben-Lee and one eight-year-old puppy named Joey complete their immediate family.

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                        Their path to fatherhood actually began three years ago and launched them on an emotionally taxing and expensive journey through intense, complicated discussions focused on finding the right egg donor and then getting paired with a surrogate. They didn’t realize that what they would also had to cope with was multiple failed attempts at getting pregnant, multiple donors and two different surrogates. “Our experience, though not unique, was particularly challenging because we had to go through three different egg donors and two different surrogates, and we tried four times before we were finally able to get pregnant and have our son.”

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                        1. How did you meet?

                        We met in 2007 through mutual friends at Roxy nightclub, which is an epic club in NYC that is no longer in existence, unfortunately. “I was a one night stand!” Sebastian says laughingly. “Johnny had just broken up with an ex and I guess I was his rebound that night.” “Yes, it’s true,” says Johnny, and a few months later I happened to bump into Sebastian again and realized how much I liked him and how premature I had been. So I had to grovel and work very hard for Sebastian’s forgiveness.”

                        Part of the reason why we connected was because of our mutual interest in becoming parents. We were both very committed to the idea and found out that we had a lot of the same values.

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                        2. How did the journey through surrogacy start?

                        We began researching surrogacy around the time we got married. We didn’t want to start the process right away and were committed to enjoying our lives as a married couple for at least a few years before we became parents. However, we wanted to learn as much as we could before deciding on a path to parenthood. At first, we looked into international surrogacy in places like India and Thailand, where it seemed that prices were significantly cheaper. Here in the US, we had heard that surrogacy can cost upwards of 200,000USD, which is not a small number. Unfortunately, after doing some research we learned that many of these international markets had ever-changing laws that prohibited LGBT individuals from accessing surrogacy in that country. The lack of protections for their rights and their investment convinced them that although the US was an expensive option, it was the safest and most secure alternative for them.

                        3. Were your families supportive of your decision to be parents?

                        Sebastian is an only child, raised by his mother in Germany. She has been immensely supportive of our relationship and of our desire to be parents. Johnny’s parents are much more traditional and they were not very supportive of the idea of two men raising a baby. They didn’t want a child to be brought into the world without a mother and felt uncomfortable with the idea of gay men being the sole caretakers of their grandchild. Johnny’s siblings both have children of their own, and they were very excited and happy to hear that our family would be growing.

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                        4. What were your biggest concerns about raising a family?

                        There were a number of things we were worried about as we started this process. Of course, the uncertainty of how things might turn out and how this will change our lives was a big concern; and it’s a worry that we still carry and grapple with today. Sebastian and I have been incredibly fortunate to have built a life that is full of great people and amazing experiences. We’ve traveled to many wonderful places and have forged meaningful friendships that mean a great deal to us. But most of these friendships are with folks who do not have kids. So we worried about how this change would impact our social lives. Would we lose friends in the process? We also didn’t have any assurances as to how the surrogacy process would all turn out. There were no guarantees that surrogacy would work; therefore, we knew we were taking a gamble.

                        We were prepared financially, mentally and emotionally – but we had no idea if we would be good dads. But with that said, we were very excited and committed to being fathers and we knew that our love was enough to build a great home for our child.

                        5. Did you work with an agency? How did you pick them?

                        Yes, we decided to work with an agency called, Simple Surrogacy, based in Dallas Texas. We chose them after doing independent research with the help of MenHavingBabies.org

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                        6. How did you find your surrogate?

                        Simple Surrogacy did an amazing job pairing us with our surrogate. In fact, they had options for us to choose from almost immediately. We were able to interview a handful of options, and we found one that we really connected with. She was only able to work with us for two attempts at getting pregnant and then she moved to Mississippi, where the surrogacy laws are not favorable. Therefore, we had to find another surrogate after a period of time, but our agency was able to pair us with a new option right away.

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                        7. How did you find your donor and did you have a chance to meet her?

                        We found our donor through an agency as well. We actually had the misfortune of having to find numerous different donors. The reason being, we first selected a donor who produced a low number of eggs, and after they were fertilized and genetically tested for viability, we learned that we only had one embryo that was viable for transfer to our surrogate. This one embryo was transferred and did not produce a pregnancy.

                        Our doctor recommended that we find a new donor due to the poor outcome, so we went through the process again from scratch and found another donor. Unfortunately, the results of our second attempt were identical to the first. It took four times for us to finally find a donor who gifted us with multiple viable embryos. We transferred two and were actually pregnant with twins at first. Unfortunately, one of our embryos failed to develop after week 8, but we were fortunate to have one happy and healthy perfect little boy 9 months later.

                        We never had a chance to meet our donor, but we did get to speak with her. We felt that she had many of the qualities that we had hoped to find. She was smart, ambitious, pretty and most importantly she had donated eggs in the past and had produced a high yield of eggs. After our many prior failed attempts, this last trait of her successful track record was very important to us.

                        We were able to have an “open donation”, which means that in the future, our son will be able to look up his donor, should he ever feel the need to meet her and find out more details.

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                        8. What did you learn through the process that surprised you?

                        We went through this process with some false preconceived ideas. Our two surrogates were not uneducated, destitute women looking to make fast money, which is what we had originally thought. We were very pleasantly surprised to learn that most surrogates are middle-income women, often with college educations and a comfortable life. Their desire to be a surrogate is born mostly out of their benevolent desire to help couples who are unable to have children. They also enjoyed being pregnant themselves, and so they want to have that experience again yet they are not looking to increase the size of their own families.

                        We didn’t expect to ultimately develop a bond and become friends with our surrogate, which is what ended up happening. We view our surrogate as a saint from heaven, and she was so incredibly supportive, positive and helpful throughout the entire process.

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                        9. What would you have done differently?

                        We would have selected a donor with a previous track record right from the start. In hindsight, we feel that we could have avoided many of the failed pregnancy attempts, had we chosen a bit more wisely.

                        10. What advice would you give to other couples or gay men looking to start a family?

                        The best advice I can give is- go for it! If you have the right motivation, then being a father is an amazing gift.  Whether you try surrogacy or adoption, there is no “right way”. It all depends on what works best for you and your family. Perseverance is important. Even in the best case scenario, surrogacy and adoption take a while. It’s an emotionally taxing journey. Be prepared to get drained and tired- but in the end, it will all be worth it.

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                        11. How has life been after the birth of your baby?

                        Life has been amazing. We appreciate each day and each moment. Watching our son grow and develop is a gift. My husband and I have new challenges and have to make some big adjustments in our lives and in our future plans, but it’s something we do willingly and gladly. We’ve found that our friends have not turned away. In fact, they have been deeply engaged and very supportive. Our house is filled with visitors and well-wishers now. It’s a happy, chaotic but very loving environment.

                        12. Are you looking to have a second child?

                        Yes, we hope to try again this August with the same surrogate. She has agreed to work with us again.

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                        Searching on Google for May Day, the top results are all about the public holiday or something associated with fun. BUT May 2017 in Asia shows the different directions countries are moving in on LGBT right. Shocking news is never ending for LGBT community. We ask three local guys from Taiwan, Indonesia, and Singapore to share their opinions.

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                        On 24 May 2017, Taiwan has just taken a major step towards increasing rights for lesbian and gay people. The top court has ruled it is unconstitutional to ban same-sex couples from getting married and legally registering those marriages. Parliament now has two years to amend the law, or same-sex couple will be able to marry under existing laws. Sourced from BBC.

                        Here’s Hugo, a young local influencer’s opinion about Taiwan to become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

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                        1.What are your thoughts on the news stories about gay marriage in Taiwan?

                        “I think it is a very good start. However, Taiwan is always active when it comes to political issues. We have 2 main parties which barely work together. There are 2 ways in making the law now! One is creating a special law and the other is revising the civil law. So I think we will see a lot of political debates in the coming 2 years. But the good thing is, no matter how much drama there will be, we will surely have the rights to get married after 2 years, according to the explanation that’s made by the judge.”

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                        2. How do you feel about the future for gay rights in Taiwan?

                        “Gay rights in Taiwan will get better for sure. We have had gay rights events for many years. In the beginning, the participants were mainly the LGBT community. Now you can see more support from the straight people joining the event too. We see less discrimination now when coming out at school and workplaces.”

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                        3.Thinking about gay male tourists visiting Taiwan, should this news affect their travel plans?

                        “Taipei is one of the most gay-friendly cities in Asia. People here are very friendly towards the LGBT people. So you will feel truly welcomed and comfortable here.”

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                        What’s happening in Indonesia? Two boys were whipped in public while gay sauna visitors are being arrested!

                        Last month, police in Surabaya, arrested 141 men for having a sex party in gay sauna. While still waiting if they found guilty, here is another breaking news, thousands of people witnessed the caning in Aceh. The crowd shouted insults and cheered as the men, aged 20 and 23, were whipped across the back and winced with pain. Sourced from BBC.

                        A voice from Safir, an Indonesian based in Bangkok, formerly working for the United Nations. Currently acting as Senior Communications Officer of APCOM, the non-profit organisation behind Test-BKK – HIV testing campaign for young gay men in Bangkok, Saigon, Manila and soon Hong Kong.

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                        1. What are your thoughts on what’s happening related to the news story above?

                        “I’m grieving for the victims, and I’m angry with how inhumane the Indonesian authorities are. The intrusion of privacy is clearly a human rights violation. Consensual sex, regardless what the gender is, doesn’t hurt anyone and therefore shouldn’t be punishable. In the caning case in Aceh, we saw a crowd of ignorant people watching the caning and cheering for it. We know how miserable and lowlife these people are because they get the joy out of someone else’s torture. What’s next is for every Indonesians to ask themselves: what do you achieve by making others less equal? Religion shouldn’t be a reason to justify the basic human rights violation.”

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                        2. How do you feel about the future for gay rights in Indonesia?

                        “This really is a tough question. Historically, Indonesia has been advancing its civil rights movement – in baby steps. The country has changed its politic system from dictatorship to democracy. Looking at LGBT movement retrospectively, this is a time where the visibility of LGBT people in Indonesia is getting bigger – and many Indonesians are trying to adjust to this “change.” It’s too early to predict the future of LGBT people in Indonesia now. What we know is that the conversations are happening across the country and the LGBT community activists, both local and international, are doing their best to achieve the future we want.”

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                        3.Thinking about gay male tourists visiting Indonesia, should this news affect their travel plans?

                        “Indonesia is a country with thousands of islands divided into 34 provinces, each with different cultural and religious influence. The answer really depends on the destination plan. Some provinces will stay being LGBT friendly, some others will stay being conservative or worse. The caution that the LGBT tourists should pack in their mind before visiting the country is that, given what has happened, the intrusion of privacy might be justified by Indonesian law enforcers – that’s a horrifying truth.”

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                        Foreigners are banned from Pink Dot Singapore LGBT event

                        Those who are not registered as residents of Singapore will not be allowed into the 1st July event. 2017 Pink Dot’s organizers were reminded by the Singapore Police Force that the current law does not distinguish between participants and observers, and regards anyone who turns up to Hong Lim Park in support of an event to be part of an assembly. Sourced from BBC.

                        Here’s what Dez Yeo, the Director of ElementMag, Asia’s first gay men’s high-fashion and lifestyle journal has to say about this matter.

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                        1.What are your thoughts on what’s happening related to the news story above?

                        “I must say that Pink Dot Singapore has done a great job this year by raising more than $200k from more than 100 local companies after the government banned foreign involvement and sponsorship of the event. As an LGBT Singaporean, I call for all my fellow LGBT Singaporeans not to be complacent anymore and must attend this annual rally to show those bigots that we are also united.”

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                        2.How do you feel about the future for gay rights in Singapore?

                        “I hope that Sec 377a of the penal code can be removed soon. This code has definitely hindered a lot of necessary information and education for the young LGBTs living in Singapore such as safe sex. The future is positive as Pink Dot Singapore rally has been increasing in the number of participants. One day we will be able to celebrate Freedom of love in Singapore.”

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                        3.Thinking about gay male tourists visiting Singapore, should this news affect their travel plans?

                        “Definitely! I personally think LGBT tourism will stay status quo in Singapore. However, I believe with the new legislation from Taiwan, the LGBT tourism will boom further. There is finally an option for LGBTs to get married within Asia.”

                        Thanks to our amazing contributors Hugo, Safir and Dez Yeo.

                        Be sure, follow their travels on Hugo’s Instagram, Safir’s Instagram and ElementMag’s Instagram. You can support and download a copy of ElementMag here.

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                        Afif, Singapore | Bachelor of the Week

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                        April is coming, it’s time to explore the best places in Singapore and meet a hot guy named Afif. He spoke up about his coming out story with his traditional family and how they accepted him as a gay son. Find out more about his little secret and personal life in this fun interview. Don’t forget to share your thought with us in a comment!

                        “Hi all, I was born in the Sunny Island, Singapore. I received a lot of comments and questions from people asking if I was born a Chinese. I am raised in a traditional Singaporean Malay family. My mum was raised a Chinese-Malay and my dad is half-Dutch, it is confusing, I know.

                        I am 24 years old this year and currently working to finance myself for my Uni education (Yes, mum refuses to pay them!). Apart from cafe hopping, I enjoy photography and during free times, I will go on long hikes and working out with friends.”

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                        1. Living in?

                        Tiny little red dot

                        2. From?

                        Singapore

                        3. Profession?

                        Admin Executive

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                        4. Three apps which you are addicted to?

                        Instagram, Netflix, and Jack’d

                        5. Favorite part of your body?

                        My tongue, I can do cool tricks with it.

                        6. Which part of a hot guy catches your eye the most?

                        Nice sculpted chest

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                        7. Three things which will get you into bed?

                        Chest big enough to drown my face in, sweet talks and good set of family jewels

                        8. Your weirdest turn on?

                        Pre-cums, because of they are yummy

                        9. The strangest place you have done it?

                        Hmm … at the other person’s place but in his dead grandmother’s bedroom (I am dead serious, no pun intended).

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                        10. Three qualities in your perfect boyfriend?

                        Ambitious, sincere and emotionally open

                        11. Dealbreaker (Something he does which prevents you dating him)?

                        Bad breath (Active smokers stay away)

                        12. How long have you been single?

                        2 – 3 years

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                        13. Three reasons to visit?

                        1. Local boys,
                        2. Those amazing places of attractions and of course,
                        3. The food! You can never go wrong with it. You should try the Sambal Stingray, Nasi Lemak (Yes, it’s Malaysian, I think we own this dish) and Chilli Crab served with Piping Hot Mantao.

                        14. When is the best time to visit?

                        Anytime, in fact, Singapore is amazing all year around. There will always be things to do here.

                        15. What’s your recommended must-do attraction?

                        You should go food hopping from hawker centre to another centre, you can get cheap yet really good local food, Marina Bay Sands for the would’s largest infinity pool and Gardens by the Bay.

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                        DRINK SINGAPORE

                        16. Favorite night to party?

                        We party hard on Fridays and harder on Saturdays! But I only party if I don’t have to work the next day.

                        17. Where would you go?

                        If I’m not in PEACHES, I will be in TANTRIC or anywhere along Neil Rd. If not any of them, I will be at home preparing for work the next day (we Singaporean work too much.)

                        18. What’s special about it?

                        There are a huge stretch of bars and clubs for you to choose from. You can be with your friends and get to be comfortable being yourself without having anyone staring at you for behaving a certain maner.

                         

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                        19. Which neighborhood is best to stay in?

                        Anywhere around the city area: Cityhall, Raffles Place, and Chinatown.

                        20. What’s special about that neighborhood?

                        You are centralized to most of the attractions in Singapore. Clubs are around these area too.

                        21. If you were a tourist visiting which hotel would you stay in?

                        It’s a tough one! I would strongly recommend SO Sofitel Singapore.

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                        Afif on coming out & life as a gay man:

                        “Coming from a very traditional family, it was rather tough coming out to anyone as a gay man. I came out 5 years ago to a group of close friends and I could never feel any better knowing that they accepted me with open arms and it was very liberating. I feel much comfortable being able to share personal relationship problems and you know they will always be there for you when you need them emotionally. I have not gotten to see an opportunity to come out to my family. It was recently that I was forced to come out to my sister because she got her gay friend to spied on me. She laid down the receipts and it was a point of no-return for me, I had to come out to her. It was rather an emotional phase knowing that she has her back turned against me for being gay and she insisted I get closer to god to seek help. The fact that she thinks that sexuality is a choice is rather jarring.

                        Life has changed ever since I feel more confident with myself. I am able to lift these weights off my shoulders knowing that I can now be comfortable in my own skin, I live a happier life and it has opened up to more opportunities since. Since coming out, I was able to make more friends and meet new people without having to be chary.

                        I am currently working hand in hand with Action For Aids Singapore to raise awareness on the value of having safe sex, simultaneously advocating the community the importance of getting yourself tested regularly. Being confident in my own skin has opened up the opportunities, one of which being photographed by @iom.sg for The Jock Shop.

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                        There are definitely difficulties to being a gay man in Singapore, the Section 377A of the Penal Code of Singapore is said to criminalise sex between same consenting adult men and the government has said to have no plans on repealing this piece of legislation Or at least not anytime soon.

                        (This is actually weird) Being the vocal person that I am, I recently opened up on Social Media to my dissatisfaction and vexation about how the community is so segregated, given that we are already a minority. Part of the gay lifestyle that I scorn would be the fact that we find glory in bringing each other’s down. There and then, we get unhappy by the label of “All gays are bitchy.”.

                        It is at the same time very hypocritical how I preach about creating harmony within this already segregated society, yet I got myself into an unnecessary drama that I could have avoided if not for my rash decisions that I made recently with tearing down someone via the Instagram Story. I came to realize this audacious act came with so much consequences and repercussions, not only was I being ungracious to Him as an individual but it reflected badly of me as a person to the followers. It was definitely a lesson learnt.

                        Being gay is easy! You simply live your life like a normal man. My favorite part of being a gay man has to be the fact that blowjobs from a woman are not worthy of comparison to a blowjobs given from a man. Yes, we do everything better in terms of the sex.”

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                        Elvin [Left] from Singapore and Argentino [Right] from Indonesia, They’ve been living together in Singapore for nearly 2 years. Argentino is a tech-guy and currently an Account Director in an online digital marketing company specializing in the technology industry. While Elvin has always been a pharmaceutical quality control microbiologist, he’s currently a Quality Control Manager for Microbiology at a multinational pharmaceutical company.

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                        1. One more time, “HOW” did you two first meet?
                        We met through Facebook in 2014.
                        Argentino: I sent a friend request to Elvin, but he never accepts the invitation for 6 months.
                        Elvin: I used to not accept a friend request from random people I do not know.
                        Argentino: I did not give up and kept adding him back until he accepted the friend request.
                        Elvin: I thought, this guy is quite handsome, he added me so maybe I should accept and see what happens. Then we started chatting through Facebook and arranging dinner together. After 1 year, we started going to the gym together and decided to date at the end of 2015. We finally got attached in January 2016.

                        2. One thing that you don’t have in common that drives you nuts?
                        Argentino: Elvin is OCD when it comes to managing his finances as he keeps a spreadsheet on categorizing what we spend on every month.
                        Elvin: Argentino is an uncontrollable spender, he goes shopping during lunch. It drove us nuts at the very beginning but now we complement one another. I manage the finances while he makes sure we have nice clothes and shoes to wear (lol).

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                        3. Your favorite part of each other?
                        Argentino:
                         His manly chest hair (haha).
                        Elvin: His smile is so charming.

                        4. The cutest thing you have done for each other?
                        Argentino: During the 2016 White Party Bangkok, while we were still dating, he piggy-backed (tired) me from the party door to the taxi.
                        Elvin: He brought me some medicine and fruit juice to my house up to the North when I was sick during his working hours.

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                        5. Recall some of your thirstiest DM?
                        Argentino:
                        I remember we always share hot guy’s IG pic and profile together on DM and we are still doing that until now.
                        Elvin: I seldom get thirsty messages, but I got a DM asking me to do “woof woof” style, together with d*** pics. I thought you only get those on Grindr, lol.

                        6. Your favorite couples to follow on Instagram?
                        Argentino:
                         @francescorome & @danipallo + @bibbideg & @giangideg
                        Elvin: @adamdpate & @bernardoverspermann, their travel together is what I aspire with my sayang (my love in Bahasa). Oh!, also our favorite porn stars (role model) @diego.lauzenrodrigues & @wagner_vittoria.

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                        Relationships

                        7. Your opinions of open-relationship?
                        Argentino:
                        I am pretty open to the idea. But I think the most important is to set the expectation right with your partner first. However, I am a true believer that every relationship shouldn’t start with an open relationship until you have a strong fundamental with each other.
                        Elvin: I think an open relationship may or may not be the evolution of a long-lasting relationship. For open relationships to work, the foundation of the relationship must be strong and stable. There must be openness, communication, understanding, expectation and mutual respect for it not to be broken by being open. There is no right or wrong, those are societal constructs. What important is that two people in the relationship want and how they want to make it work.

                        8. Long-distance relationship, could you guys make it work?
                        Argentino:
                        Not for me. But if both parties have the same direction on what they want to do in the future – then why not. Also, the point of being together is to build our future together, and it is hard to do when you are in a long-distance relationship.
                        Elvin: I prefer not to – even a week on a business trip and I miss him so much already. But I am a firm believer that life comes first. If an overseas assignment for either of us will make life in future better, then it is something I am willing to make it work.

                        9. Would you like to have children in the future?
                        Argentino:
                        Not for me. But curious to see how my children will look like so I am not sure how this thing works.
                        Elvin: Not at the moment. But people’s needs, wants and desires change over time, so who knows?

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                        Travel Goals

                        10. Top three holiday destinations you want to go together?
                        New Zealand
                         – We love driving during our travel trip, so we are thinking to drive campervans and stay in the van, get lost, and experience nature and spend quality time together as partners.
                        South America – To witness nature at its best: standing in awe of Machu Picchu (Peru), playing with perspective at Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia salt flats), marveling at the stature of the Angel Falls (Venezuela) and flying over the spectacular Mount Roraima.
                        The Balkans – Long history and culture, beautiful architecture, something we want to explore. The region has a mixed scenery with many tall mountain ranges, as well as deep forests, plains, and rivers.

                        11. Has your travel style changed now you’re a couple?
                        Argentino:
                        Since I am a foodie, I spend most of the time searching for where to eat. I spend most of my money on the food. But Elvin loves nature, so sometimes we have to balance it to have a great holiday together.
                        Elvin: I’m nature and culture person. I can spend hours in a museum. I went on nearly a 15km hike up and down Bondi and South Congee while he was working. I can spend a day hiking but now I do lesser hikes trying to balance our holiday with just the right amount of nature and feasting.

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                        12. Experience of coming out as gay?
                        Argentino:
                        Coming from a small town in Indonesia – I was feeling the fear. I was worried about many things, especially in families and social acceptance. But I felt so much better right now and even received tons of support from my friends, society, and colleagues. Coming out is not a crime, and we can still be successful in life, whoever we are.
                        Elvin: It was emotional. I remembered crying every night, beating myself for being different. I even ran away from home for a month for feeling like a disappointment. And then I came out to my sister. She was very supportive and made me feel like I wasn’t a failure. Being gay isn’t wrong, isn’t a crime, doesn’t make you a failure. Now my siblings know, and some of my cousins, but not my parents. I plan to tell them one day and bring Argentino to my parents.

                        13. Has your life changed since you came out?
                        Argentino:
                        Not really, but I just feel no more burden in my life. And I can focus more other positive things in life such as build the relationship and future together with Elvin, focus on career and be successful.
                        Elvin: I feel light, and feel like I can be myself. I have more gay friends now, people whom I can talk just about anything. But it hasn’t really changed me fundamentally – I still the same person, work hard to have a good career, quiet and slightly introverted.

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                        14. Support from your friends and family to your relationship?
                        Argentino:
                        yes they are and I am so thankful to have great positive friends and family surround me who have been supportive of our relationship. And most of them have been asking us when we are going to get married.
                        Elvin: yes my friends, my siblings and my cousins have all been supportive.

                        15. Any (extra) challenges of being in a gay relationship compared to straight relationships?
                        Argentino:
                        The only challenge that I can think of is society, I really hope there is always an equal opportunity for gay couples to be accepted and have the same rights, like buying property and being able to be protected by the law as a couple.
                        Elvin: Yes, we are not protected by the law, so we need to make provisions for our future differently from straight couples. We need to buy property under our names, we need to have a will, we need retirement income and figure out a way to live in our twilight years with no children to take care of us.

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                        16. Difficult parts of being in a gay relationship in your city?
                        Argentino:
                        I think the society is still conservative here although it is changing gradually. However, we respect that as long as we have space to live here and there is no discrimination towards gay couples.
                        Elvin: Yes, the law, but that’s about it. Otherwise, we don’t face outward discrimination and violence as others would have experienced in another country. Singapore is conservative, but most people are tolerant and/or ignorant/apathetic towards homosexuality in Singapore. Only a loud minority together with the government are the ones making the noise and causing all the disharmony.

                        17. Favorite parts of being in a gay relationship?
                        Argentino:
                        We are almost sharing things together including clothes, underwear, and even our bank account to build our future together. We can be brother, boyfriend, husband, holiday partner and gym buddy at the same time. Best decision that I made in my life, and no regret.
                        Elvin: Yes! There are many benefits to a gay relationship. Unlike heterosexual couples, we can understand one another better, emotionally, psychologically and physiologically. We don’t need to interpret another gender. We can share clothes, we can walk around naked in front of each other. We can watch porn together (lol). We can experience the pleasure of giving and receiving, and one more thing – we can drooling together looking at hot guys *wink*

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                        “Hi all, I am TBC (Thai Born Chinese). After attending school and university in Thailand, I continued my post-graduate studies in the U.K. from the universities of Manchester and Aberdeen. I speak Thai, English and little Mandarin. I am a free spirited person. I always do whatever I want to do as long as I think it’s alright and nobody will get hurt by my actions. I love traveling, but most of the places I want to visit should have both nature and civilization. I can confidently say that I have visited more islands than most people. Ultimately, I consider myself a very positive person (maybe a bit too much as this outlook on life can cause me to be a naive person – so they say haha). ?”

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                        BASIC

                        1. Living in?

                        Bangkok

                        2. From?

                        Thailand

                        3. Profession?

                        Former lawyer, now GM of Pharmaceutical Company

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                        ABOUT

                        4. Three apps which you are addicted to?

                        Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest

                        5. Favorite part of your body?

                        My eyes ?

                        6. Which part of a hot guy catches your eye the most?

                        Sexy body that suits the face

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                        LUST

                        7. Three things which will get you into bed?

                        Pretty face, body and it has to be the right moment ?‍♂

                        8. Your weirdest turn on?

                        Manly sexy moaning sound looooooooool

                        9. The strangest place you have done it?

                        Well..that’s a secret! ?

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                        LOVE

                        10. Three qualities in your perfect boyfriend?

                        Good looking (I guess that’s pretty common), good heart and good in bed ??

                        11. Dealbreaker (Something he does which prevents you dating him)?

                        Mean guy

                        12. How long have you been single?

                        Since April

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                        TRAVEL BANGKOK

                        13. Three reasons to visit?

                        It has to be the culture, people and of course the food. the dish I love and you must try is Tom kha kai or Thai coconut soup ?

                        14. When is the best time to visit?

                        Dec – Jan, I like winter since it is not too hot (even though it is super short time as you may know what Bangkok’s winter is like)

                        15. What’s your recommended must-do attraction?

                        Grand Palace (Bangkok), Ancient Siam (The world’s largest outdoor museum, only 30 mins drive from Bangkok) and Siam area (Center of civilization)

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                        DRINK BANGKOK

                        16. Favorite night to party?

                        Sunday night because it is busy but not too busy

                        17. Where would you go?

                        Maggie Choo

                        18. What’s special about it?

                        The best drag show (PanPan and her crew) in such a cool venue and perfect atmosphere

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                        SLEEP BANGKOK

                        19. Which neighborhood is best to stay in?

                        Sathorn or Silom

                        20. What’s special about that neighborhood?

                        Easy access to everywhere in the city both daytime and nighttime

                        21. If you were a tourist visiting which hotel would you stay in?

                        So Sofitel Bangkok

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                        Guy on coming out & life as a gay man:

                        “I knew that I liked boys from a very young age, but I knew very little about it – other than that I should be liking girls just like my younger brother does. This caused me to have an identity crisis but fortunately, over time, I eventually started to accept myself more and more and finally allowed myself to be true to myself and above all happy.

                        For me, being gay or straight isn’t much different since we all live in the same world. We are all different in some way and face the same or similar problems.

                        Gay life in Bangkok can be tough or relaxing depending on your background, level of education, fame or standing in society and even your family name. In general, Thai people are very accepting people and don’t mind people who are different such as gay people. I think this has something to do with the older gay generation that made the gay image good in the eyes of Thai people and we owe them big thanks for that.

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                        The most difficult part of being gay for me is maintaining a lasting relationship. Hooking up and seeing someone on a regular basis is rather easy in a big city such as Bangkok, but maintaining a relationship is a completely different story. Basically, for me, talking to people is just like reading a new book and wanting to find out what stands on the next page, the next chapter, the next volume. Fortunately, people are better than books because it is more realistic. I find myself lucky that I always find good books and even though in the end often could not finish it. But the books I don’t finish I don’t throw away. I put them in my library in the hope that one day I can continue the new Chapter.

                        Believe me. I have screwed up many times! I have learned from my last relationship that being honest is one of the most important parts of the relationship. The bitter truth is always better than a sweet lie. Understanding and trust are important too. I was told that I treat love like a comic book, but this is simply not true. I know that I am not a bestseller book either – or at least that the first few chapters of my life may not be an easy read for some. But I do know that I learn from my mistakes and I am working on perfecting the chapters to come even though we know that there is no perfection.”

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