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    Thailands bad planning game

    This house is down the road from me and I thought it was perfect for the thought that goes into the planning and building of a house in Thailand.


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    I don't see anything wrong with that house
    Last edited by Butterfly; 09-01-2007 at 09:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I don't see anything with that house
    Our resident genius is working overtime I see.


    Note that the gate is one piece!
    Is it a sliding gate or one that swings?
    If the gate swing inwards you couldn't get a car in there and close the gate again.
    Note the poor placement of the tree!

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    This image is clearly photoshopped as nobody in Thailand would be that stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Is it a sliding gate or one that swings?
    It's a slider, you can see the little wheels underneath

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    Hopefully the tree slides too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Our resident genius is working overtime I see.
    duh, you didn't get it and you called me a genius

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    I have parked outside that place and remember thinking "how daft".

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    I'm sure the tree is on a hinge.Just like either Batman or Thunderbirds.

    Smart Thais after all.......

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    Maybe they thought they could cut down the tree and then got no permission? Or they really were stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Maybe they thought they could cut down the tree and then got no permission? Or they really were stupid.
    Well, it still looks like you have enought room to get a car in/out, and the tree probably provides a bit of shade, so although a bit strange, I don't really see what all the fuzz is about.

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    I think you might find it has been left there for luck or was planted by a monk or some crap like that. I have two at home like that well not in my drive way but ones that I am not alllowed to move or kill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger
    I think you might find it has been left there for luck or was planted by a monk or some crap like that. I have two at home like that well not in my drive way but ones that I am not alllowed to move or kill.
    Yeah that's what I was thinking as well. We're about to move office and the building right next to our new one has a tree bang in the middle of it - I kid you not, they've built the office around the tree.

    Imagine having the desk under it, leaves and crap everywhere all the time I'll have to check it out to see what they've done to seal it from the weather. Very odd, what happens if/when the tree dies!?!

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    pictures please Ant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    ^ pictures please Ant.
    I should've grabbed some when we were first there, it looks as bizzare as it sounds

    Was there yesterday checking the construction work, unfortunately that office is occupied now but will try to sneak a few shots through the window next time I'm there - it's not like they'd think I'm a weird farlang or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva View Post
    Well, it still looks like you have enought room to get a car in/out, and the tree probably provides a bit of shade, so although a bit strange, I don't really see what all the fuzz is about.
    I know you are thinking of a woman's car, so you may be right, but a truck will be difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva View Post
    Well, it still looks like you have enought room to get a car in/out, and the tree probably provides a bit of shade, so although a bit strange, I don't really see what all the fuzz is about.
    I know you are thinking of a woman's car, so you may be right, but a truck will be difficult.
    So would an armoured personell carrier, but that's hardly the point, is it?

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    My guess would be that the tree is not on their land.

    Maybe they got the land cheap because of the tree.

    Maybe they plan to poison it after waiting a year.

    There could be many explainations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    My guess would be that the tree is not on their land.

    Maybe they got the land cheap because of the tree.

    Maybe they plan to poison it after waiting a year.

    There could be many explainations
    Your probably right in what your saying, but the logical way would have been to put the gate the other end of the wall, to the right rather than the left, anybody with any sense what have thought of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickie
    but the logical way would have been to put the gate the other end of the wall,
    Ahh no, before a thai builds his house he gets some holy man in to say where the gate must go. He must follow the holy man's advise or suffer eternal bad luck


    Also we cannot see the other end of the wall, there might be a bigger tree there

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    I should add that this is on a housing estate, they cleared the land and filled it, made the roads then planted trees in the communal areas, then built the houses

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    I thought it is that latest in security against car theft.

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    Nice day for a drive on one of Phuket's major roads:





    Long, sweeping left-hand bend coming up:




    WTF???


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    Looks like the same corner that a house used to take up about 6 inches of the left travel lane on a two lane road. From airport to Phuket town.

    That was 'fixed' several years after the road was finished. lol

    E. G.

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    I believe that is called a culling post must be good fun driving there at night

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