First, compliments of the season and a Happy New Year to all guys and ladyboys out there. Thanks for the support - you've been great this past year with your comments and assistance.
So...2011...almost all experts say the economy is going to be good. Well, so far, so good.
The good news for ladyboys is that there should be a steady and increasing number of customers - but they're now better informed and experienced. More guys have tried going to Thailand and Malaysia and much more locals are signing up to forums and blogs and exchanging information. The number of first timers are increasing and more guys are coming out in the open looking for our fairer friends. So overall good news on the local front.
But for the non Singaporean customers expect fewer Europeans as their currency weakens and their spending decreases leaving just the Aussies, Koreans, Japanese and some form neighbouring countries to be the main spenders here.
Japanese and Koreans are already the best customers in Bangkok's bars by the way.
For the guys, expect more ladyboys to come in as airfares remain stable and the Singapore dollar remains steady. At Orchard Towers, expect new faces as some of the established ones seek careers outside the P4P sphere or try their luck in new places. Geylang could make a resurgence as long as the local ladyboys establish some sort of consistancy in their timing. Don't be surprised to find Thai ladyboys making a re-apperance in small numbers here.
As for Rowell expect a few faces from Thailand (as usual) and more from Sarawak coming here. There are dozens of ladyboys in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak by the way and many want to make the trip via KL.
I'm no pro in Changi Village, but looking at the way things turned out this year, I would expect a few new faces coming on the scene.
The escort scene, I think, will remain a niche business and you could expect familair faces as well as a sprinkling of a few new ones.
The only major thing I sense may happen is that Orchard Towers may finally go the redevelopemnt way as rentals in Orchard Road for both retail, office and residental sectors are still robust.
Cheers all, hope you enjoyed my two cents worth of crystal ball gazing.