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Imagining Gay ParadiseBali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore$
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Gary Atkins

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083237

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.001.0001

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Men of the Feast: Babylon

Men of the Feast: Babylon

(p.173) 14 Men of the Feast: Babylon
Imagining Gay Paradise

Gary L. Atkins

Hong Kong University Press

The architectural experiences met at Babylon through Khun Toc's design derive from sound, light, and rhythm, creating for men senses of arrival, meeting, identity, and common agreement. Among the most important features of the space is its emphasis not simply on sex, but on men feasting, a manhood built upon pleasure rather than power. The chapter closes with a description of one such feast in 2005, when an emissary from Stuart Koe arrived, seeking help because of troubles in Singapore.

Keywords:   Khun Toc, Babylon, Bangkok, feasting

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