Thankfully, massage-related scams are fairly rare in Southeast Asia because massage shops are so plentiful and established. Still, you need to be aware that anything can happen. NEVER go with a tuktuk driver who says he’ll take you somewhere to get a massage and similarly, don’t go with girls on the street who want to take you somewhere to give you a ‘massage.’ There are lots of reputable places to go!

For some horror stories on what can happen, do a search for ‘Shanghai Massage Scams’ on ‘’ or ‘’

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