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“Fun, Fast and Very Entertaining”

Phuket Simon Cabaret
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Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket
Ranked #2 of 5 Concerts & Shows in Kathu
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Owner description: For sheer entertainment, nothing can beat this famous Phuket Simon Cabaret. In the exclusive, luxurious and intimate theater with hi-tech sound and light equipment costumes and the unforgettably glamorous performers.
Vereeniging, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fun, Fast and Very Entertaining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

I would firstly recommend you buy your ticket for this show through the vendors in Patong and not throught your hotel. VIP ticket cost 800bt, I sat in the third row from the front of the stage. This fee includes a pick up service and drop off service directly from your hotel. The show was extremely entertaining even if the lip syncing is not spot on. It was mind boggling watching stunning beautiful woman with perfect boobs, who are all in fact men. Well worth the ticket price and would recommend this show. The Simon Bar for pre show drinks was far for expensive.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Lady Boys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

No visit to Phuket is complete without a visit to this "lady boy" cabaret. Book tickets in advance during the busy tourist seasons.

Visited February 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“good entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Glittering and colouful costumes.The choreographies were just fabolous and very entertaining. Worth watching. Before and after the show, the lady boys would be in a queue calling for photogarphy. Prefered to take after the show as by then you may have your favourite ones. Signage at the wall '40 bath per photograph', if you are interested to snap with the lady boy,pay first otherwise they would ask for more cos' during the photographing, other lady boys would just joined in. Felt cheated in a way.

Visited November 2012
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“Not too bad.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

I had watched the Pattaya's Tiffany show before n thus I tends to make a comparison with it. Simon is on a much smaller scale as compared to Tiffany. But consider not too bad for such performance in a small town of Phuket island. The ladyboys are beautiful and I would say Simon makes good effort to entertain all kinds of nationalities of tourists. They have nice arrangement of songs.. From English to Chinese songs and even Korean n Japanese. Very updated and even have the popular Gangnam style dance which win alot of applause from the Korean crowds.

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“The lady boys... a very unique proposition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Expectations were high for us when we attended the November 29 show. We knew the reviews were generally very good... and still, we came out absolutely delighted by the quality of the show!

First, the pure phenomenon of the lady boy concept, pushed to that extreme, deserves respect. These «ladies» are fabulous. They dance and move with grace and elegancy.

Second, the set, the costumes and the choreographies are in many cases simply superb. True, the lip-synch is a major problem throughout the show as it is really not convincing. Mind you, you get over it rather quickly as you are not there for the voices...

Finally, about the picture taking session after the show, our experience was very different from some of the reviews I read. You can take pictures and even videotape the lady boys as much as you like after the show as they pose with other spectators. But if you want a picture taken with them, true, you need to tip them. We voluntarily paid 100 BHT for a picture and we were not pressed into anything more.

About tipping the lady boys, let’s keep in mind that these boys exercise their «profession» up to about 25 years of age for most of them. So, it’s a very short and costly career. For the quality of the show they put up, and the opportunity they give us to see such a unique phenomenon, I say tipping them for a picture is a fair deal.

Enjoy the show.

Visited November 2012
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