Address: Linsen North Road
Linsen North Road is most famous in Taipei as being an unofficial red light districts. This street has LinsenBei Jiǔdiàn which is a bar operating small KTV rooms. The site has women workers (Jiǔdiàn Xiǎojiě) who spend their time with mainlymen who will sing karaoke, drink and may engage further in other sexual activities if previously specified.
These sites operate after working hours till early morning hours. The women are beautifully dressed. The newer employed women drink heavily but this means they are less likely to be tipped and makes their work much harder. The KTV women who work here longer do not drink as much as the customers tend to relax after they have had their own drinks. A typical woman who works here earns around NT$100,000 to NT$200,000 ($3-6000USD) in a month if they choose to work five nights a week. The average monthly income in Taiwan is $1000USD a month. Some of this income goes to spending money on makeup or clothes for the job.
Some Jiǔdiànthe women take their clothes off, they may be fully or partially nude. They dance with their clientele but do not exchange money for sexual services. Some places do not allow the customers to touch the women. Though there are many KTV locations which do allow the exchange of money for sexual services.
The most common customer is the local Taiwanese or Japanese businessmen. The businessmen mainly talk about their professional works rather than spending too much time with the girls. If you don’t speak strong mandarin you may not be given entry as the communication breakdown can cause some problems especially if you are looking for more services. You do not have to be a great singer, you really just have to have fun at your own pace. The women check up on them regularly to ensure they are okay.
Karaoke Tay Vin (KTV) bars do hire male workers known as “Shàoyé” whoperform housework duties like keeping the place clean and ensuring that the karaoke microphone and sound system are in working order. They bring the food or drinks to the private room and will take the customers to other areas in the KTV. If the women are nude, the Shàoyé are not allowed to see them and they are not the ones who check up on the customers. Shàoyérely on tips from the customer. Some nights they are lucky and get good tips other times they get nothing.
If you are in a group, there is normally a minimum number of girls you have to hire to spend your time in one of the loungers with them. Ontop of the money for the girls you also pay for drinks and food. The average group spend arounds NT$20,000 per hour.
When you walk in, you must purchase a jug or bottle of alcohol priced at around $1000NT which is $35US. You may also be asked to buy one of the women a drink for around $200NT to300NT which is around $7US to $10US. As you both drink, you are able to engage in polite conversation to see whether you would like her services. If you have agreed to her services you can spend your time with her in a booth. If you don’t wish to take your time getting to know the women, you can simply walk in a buy a bottle of alcohol, choose one of the women and go directly to a booth.
Booth prices for two hours of usage are around $3000NT to $4000NT which is $110 to $145US. This is affordable if you compare it to Gold Money Jaguar which has prices around $330US for two hours. Different women may perform different services which is why it is a good idea to talk to the women beforehand.
There are three different types of KTV women who include:
Class A: Sexy women who will spend their time with you to talk, teas and sing. If you are fortunate they may take their top off.
Class B: Not as hot as Class A but provide a large range of services. They will probably be totally exposed after an hour and will be exceptionally fun and sociable. At times, you may even get a sensual caress or a blow job depending on how nice you are to them.
Class C: Class C are essentially strippers. Some may be old and not as attractive as Class B or A. To a great degree they are willing to please, they may engage in sexual relations with you.
So it's truly an issue of what you need, when you go. Most folks will instruct you to go for a Class B as it is a decent trade off. You can not ask the KTV "Would you be able to give me a decentyoung Class B lady?" They won't understand what you mean. If you go there with someone who has a Taiwanese background they will be able to arrange you are able to receive what you need. KTV ladies are different from talking to the pimps of street prostitutes, you will need to be polite and charming in your interactions.
If you choose to go to a Lady KTV you will be able to find a women who is able to leave with you to a local hotel, motel or inn. Three hours is priced around $6000NT to 10000NT which is $220US to $330US.
Likewise you can also go to a local bar earlier in the night to drink and meeting locals who you may be able to take to a private setting. The women may stay with you for a couple of hours or stay with you until morning. You also have to remember if you are going to hire a hotel the rooms can cost around $2000NT to 3000NT which is $70US to $110US for a night.
If you go to a strip club you can have multiple different women spending some time with you giving you lap dances through the night though if you pick a KTV Lady you will have one women giving you special time throughout the time paid for your sexual services.