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On 8/1/2020 at 2:07 PM, BritManToo said:

Just opposite BigC Hang Dong (used to be Carrefore) was a big one, totally abandoned and overgrown in 2009, but they started work again in 2012. They seem to run out of money for a year or two, then found some more.

https://goo.gl/maps/9b43qv76h9GcQJJN9

Still looks a bit abandoned/overgrown to me, 390k for a house, 3k deposit to move in.

Lots of empty houses still left.

หมู่บ้านเอื้ออาทรสันป่าตอง = Village (by) Generosity (of the King) San Patong

 

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I can't explain why anything happens in Thailand.

Doubt anyone can.

Looking at the Thai ,and translating it  says Village to care/help ,then San Patong ,the name of the  Aumphua ,nothing about the king .

Our village has the same name ,with our Aumphua's name .

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11 minutes ago, kickstart said:

Looking at the Thai ,and translating it  says Village to care/help ,then San Patong ,the name of the  Aumphua ,nothing about the king .

Our village has the same name ,with our Aumphua's name .

That's because you can't read Thai, and lots of words are implied.

I put the missing words in brackets for you, a Thai would already know what was missing.

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On 8/2/2020 at 7:14 PM, BritManToo said:

That's because you can't read Thai, and lots of words are implied.

I put the missing words in brackets for you, a Thai would already know what was missing.

Actually I can read Thai, and most certainly can use a Thai dictionary to check words  ,and if it was to do with the late King  the words  certainly would not be missed out, they would  most certainly to be included, the late King being so revered .

Even my wife, well Thai, says they were built by Tucksin ,she should know.

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These are part of the Eua Artorn low cost housing projects. The aim was to provide housing for the underprivileged. It started when the government was trying to relocate slums and expanded to the poor from all areas. The deposits were minimal and monthly payments low too. However, many projects failed because of their location. They were far from where those who needed such housing made their living so they did not move. It was introduced under Thaksin I believe but had nothing to do with the monarchy except a Royal blessing, perhaps, on a project here or there. BTW, the projects included single houses and cheap flats. 

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8 minutes ago, GarryP said:

However, many projects failed because of their location. They were far from where those who needed such housing made their living so they did not move

Some were, some weren't.

The one I linked to was out in the wilds, no transport anywhere near it.

The one in Lamphun is close to the town.

https://goo.gl/maps/o4q5TPaZYdGutX7y8

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1 hour ago, GarryP said:

These are part of the Eua Artorn low cost housing projects. The aim was to provide housing for the underprivileged. It started when the government was trying to relocate slums and expanded to the poor from all areas. The deposits were minimal and monthly payments low too. However, many projects failed because of their location. They were far from where those who needed such housing made their living so they did not move. It was introduced under Thaksin I believe but had nothing to do with the monarchy except a Royal blessing, perhaps, on a project here or there. BTW, the projects included single houses and cheap flats. 

This pretty much matches my recollection. The moniker "Baan Eua-Arthorn" was brought in during the Thaksin years but it was/is part of the National Housing Authority which precedes Thaksin by a couple of decades. The NHA is a state developer that has always had a reputation for building housing projects in remote locations, the cynical would say because that made it easier to inflate the cost of land acquisition. Many of their older projects around Bangkok, Samut Prakarn, Nonthaburi have become somewhat gentrified by the cities growth but were considered too far away when first built.

 

If a project is part of Baan Eua-Arthorn, normally there is a sign somewhere with the NHA logo.

 

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11 hours ago, GarryP said:

These are part of the Eua Artorn low cost housing projects. The aim was to provide housing for the underprivileged. It started when the government was trying to relocate slums and expanded to the poor from all areas. The deposits were minimal and monthly payments low too. However, many projects failed because of their location. They were far from where those who needed such housing made their living so they did not move. It was introduced under Thaksin I believe but had nothing to do with the monarchy except a Royal blessing, perhaps, on a project here or there. BTW, the projects included single houses and cheap flats. 

Ours is an Eua Artorn project ,built just 1 km outside our Amphur town ,a lot of people where interested in them ,one local farmer was going to buy one for his workers , then the coup............ the ones that did get built are nearly all lived in ,some owners have even built an extension, space permitting. 

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the abandoned mall in BKK has been full of water for years and been reported

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You like abandoned? One word for you: INDIA. They got abandoned towns 1000's of years old.

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On 7/12/2020 at 10:02 PM, samsensam said:

 

a mate was living in an oldish apartment block that had no air con and windows opening onto the corridor, it made his apartment very noisy as even with the windows closed you could hear everything that was going on in the corridor. seemed, and seems, like a daft design to me. but then i appreciate peace and quiet.

'but then i appreciate peace and quiet'

 

<deleted> are you doing here, then?

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