Asia Reports from our trips to Asia. Scroll Down Phuket: It’s called ‘poo-KET,’ not FOO-ket (and definitely not ‘FUK-it’). Bangkok: A lot fewer prostitutes and lady-boys than we expected. Bali, Indonesia: Newsflash, it’s beautiful. Beijing, China: San Francisco’s Chinatown doesn’t hold a candle to it. Kuala Lumpur: Tropical heat. Tons of monkeys. What more could you want?