Wirat Royrin, her son and three ladyboy performers were at ITB Asia where Simon Cababaret has its own stand, not far from Phuket's stand.
ITB Asia has blossomed over five shows and now attracts participants from 72 countries, including Phuket with 21 of the island's resorts appearing for the first time this year.
The Asian part of the exhibition at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands is buzzing with the European stands less busy.
That's as you would expect, really, as travellers from China and India look at what's around them before venturing further afield.
Simon Cabaret, which when you think about is probably an intrinsic part of Phuket culture, is travelling, too.
''The show is going to New Zealand in a tour of towns and cities from March 11-28 next year,'' Khun Wirat said. ''Then we will move on to Australia, although the itinerary has yet to be announced.
''We are also looking at touring through other destinations in Asia.''
The performers from Simon Cabaret - which now has a sister show in Phuket City as well as imitators - represent the celebrities among the katoeys.
Ladyboys are probably more easily accepted into everyday life on Phuket than virtually anywhere else in the world - and just one of the extra reasons for visiting the holiday island.
''The show improves in quality and audience numbers every year,'' Khun Wirat said. ''We may have more competition from other shows of all kinds but we still rate first with tourists.''
The new Simon Cabaret theatre in Patong will be on five rai and cost 500 million baht to build.
ITB Singapore opened today and runs until Friday.
Phuketwan travelled to Singapore as a guest of the Phuket Tourist Association.
Phuketwan sent a reporter to Europe in 2011 to cover Phuket's appearance at ITB Berlin, Europe's largest travel show, then became the first Phuket English-language media outlet to accompany a Phuket road show to Brisbane and Sydney in Australia.
Phuketwan is the only Phuket media outlet to pay its way to ITB Berlin.