The Dolphin late night Disco bar on Ochheuteal Beach is now too dangerous to go to because of the numerous Lady Boy thieves that are now moving into it.
A few weeks ago one guy took one Lady Boy to Sakhal Bungalows and had $600 stolen from his room. Another one had his Apple iPad stolen.
Worse than this the Lady Boys tend to picket pocket drunken Backpackers in the Dolphin Disco. Also two Lady Boys follow a customer from the Dolphin Disco then make a mock attempt at embracing a guy while the other rifles through his pockets. There are no police at night but one tourist assaulted at the Dolphin Disco by a Lady Boy pushed her/it away and Dolphin staff detained him until a policeman was called who then FINED HIM $1000!
Worse still, another guy resisted a mugging from a Lady Boy from the Dolphin disco who screamed for 'help' and subsequently the local motodop (motorbike taxi) mafia stepped in and beat him senseless. He may even have been killed because the local police tend to report fatalities of foreigners as a result of their fighting amongst themselves.
Then you have Vietnamese boys openly selling drugs from shoulder bags to tourists in The Dolphin. Whenever they feel like it they kick and punch the tourists. I saw two do this to a young girl backpacker a couple of nights ago. It is quite likely that they are trying to provoke Dolphin customers to punch back so that the Dolphin can then call the police and extort more money from their customers.
This Lady Boy business seems a joke (or is intended to look like it) but they are nothing but dedicated, greedy criminals.
Why does the Dolphin allow thieving Lady Boys etc to enter their disco bar? It is more likely that they are making more money from the proceeds of the thefts, drugs and kickbacks from the police than they are from selling beer.
The answer is simple if they seriously injure and abuse their foreign customers then they should lose our business. Let's go to another bar!