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How safe from burglary are you in isaan?


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22 hours ago, georgegeorgia said:

Ever since i read that eerie encounter it makes me a bit nervous living in remote areas of Thailand knowing the police would probably take all night to arrive

Would you then not move to a non-remote area?

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Have a house in the middle of a small, poor Isaan village. 200 odd people of whom 90% are relations. have an Isaan looking house with farang features on the inside, that I designed and built. don't really have much worth nicking, never locked, dogs and relatives all around, safe as houses....

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5 minutes ago, zyphodb said:

Have a house in the middle of a small, poor Isaan village. 200 odd people of whom 90% are relations. have an Isaan looking house with farang features on the inside, that I designed and built. don't really have much worth nicking, never locked, dogs and relatives all around, safe as houses....

I live in a similar village to you...... Relatives all around and things are safe?

OPPOSITE HERE relatives are the worst for stealing.

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I think the key is, Colin, nothing worth nicking, a couple of TV's, PC's and not a lot else apart from clothes & household appliances, and all the outlaws know this....

 

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17 minutes ago, zyphodb said:

Have a house in the middle of a small, poor Isaan village. 200 odd people of whom 90% are relations. have an Isaan looking house with farang features on the inside, that I designed and built. don't really have much worth nicking, never locked, dogs and relatives all around, safe as houses....

Sounds similar to the village we live in, except, two nights ago two people had their motorbikes stolen. The Mrs locks everything, bedrooms and front and back doors if we go anywhere.

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On 8/11/2019 at 4:08 PM, NCC1701A said:

the house i am renting in Hua Hin is covered in bars. There are bars on the INSIDE ceilings anywhere that is not concrete. And over the entrance to the attic crawl way in the bathroom. 

 

all three bedroom doors have heavy duty sliding latches top and bottom. I am thinking the Thais who own this house must have had a very bad experience here as Thais never do anything proactively. I have sliding metal doors that cover the front door.

 

My neighbors across the street have very large shards of broken glass bottles cemented on the the top of their walls around their yard.

 

The rear area of my house is enclosed in chain link fence. 

   

 

Are you telling us you are in prison?

 

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When we built 12 years ago, I specified that I did not wish to live in a prison or fortress, so no perimeter walls and no bars on the windows.  We are surrounded by rice fields and there is only one way in or out, down a hundred meter drive.  We do have dogs but our main line of defense is always having someone home and being on good terms with our neighbors.  I don't live in fear and everyone respects our privacy.

 

Granted we don't live in Isaan, rather we are located in a rural area 50+ km from Chiang Rai.  Walls and bars would spoil my view.😇

 

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On 8/11/2019 at 4:08 PM, NCC1701A said:

the house i am renting in Hua Hin is covered in bars. 

After reading this first line, I thought you were talkings about the other kind of bars... 

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On August 11, 2019 at 5:08 AM, NCC1701A said:

the house i am renting in Hua Hin is covered in bars. There are bars on the INSIDE ceilings anywhere that is not concrete. And over the entrance to the attic crawl way in the bathroom. 

 

all three bedroom doors have heavy duty sliding latches top and bottom. I am thinking the Thais who own this house must have had a very bad experience here as Thais never do anything proactively. I have sliding metal doors that cover the front door.

 

My neighbors across the street have very large shards of broken glass bottles cemented on the the top of their walls around their yard.

 

The rear area of my house is enclosed in chain link fence. 

   

Is it covered by a moat also? Glad I don't have to live this way!

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1 hour ago, zyphodb said:

Have a house in the middle of a small, poor Isaan village. 200 odd people of whom 90% are relations. have an Isaan looking house with farang features on the inside, that I designed and built. don't really have much worth nicking, never locked, dogs and relatives all around, safe as houses....

Same here and yet EVERYTHING gets stollen, and not because you are farang, Thais are victims as well. 

 

Farmers who own cattle or pigs need to sleep in their farm, outside the village where they have their house. 

 

Even the copper from the electricity or telephone wires is stollen for resale! 

 

The reason for such high petty criminality: yabba! 

 

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A few off topic posts and responses have been removed.

 

The topic is not about Colin, and if anyone besmirches/Trolls him etc they will face a suspension.

 

 

 

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