Cigars are symbols of Luxury, wealth, education, celebration, sophistication, class, power and success.
In Bangkok ,Thailand I visited many cigar shops and spoke with a few cashiers. It turns out that many businesses men and foreign diplomats often visit cigar shops especially in the Central Embassy area of Bangkok. These cigar connoisseurs would buy boxes of cuban cigars and rent lockers to store them at these establishments. Whisgars, InterContinental Bangkok and My Cigar Corner are great establishments to meet or entertain affluent people.
Not every establishment sales cuban cigars. In Thailand a cigar shop has to have a license to sale cigars from each country of origin. Do not be surprised to visit a cigar shop with a limited supply of cigars because they probably only have a license to sale cigars from countries of origin like Nicaragua, Honduras or Dominican Republic to name a few.
Premium cigars in Bangkok can cost two to three times more than the cost of a premium cigar in the States. Expect to pay 600, 800, even 1200 Thai baht. I found decent cigars at My Cigar Corner priced around 250 baht but they were on sale when I bought them. I would suggest bringing your own stash of cigars if you want to save some money.