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    Why ? Because he can .....

    I'm sure most of us at some time or other have seen a huge "baan falang" sticking out like a sore thumb in a thai village. Well I've just seen the king of baan falang mansions on Youtube. Four and a half floors of concrete on 160 rai of land in the middle of nowhere, all for one single American apparently. A huge drive through garage taking up nearly all the ground floor (how many cars does one person need?) to an observatory on the roof, just one HUGE bedroom, and no lift !
    If the owner is reading TD, then no offence meant ......but what on earth were you thinking ?


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    the owners wifes parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, 2nd cousins, 3rd cousins and grandparents must all be rubbing their hands with glee.

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    Skipped through it to see it finished but that ain't ever getting finished is it.

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    No.

    The 'interviewer' says words to the effect that 'Few people would continue a job where the fundamentals are so flawed'.

    What he fails to add is 'Anyone who does is just doing so to get paid.'

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    You have to wonder why two sets of builders left never to return.

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    ^Paid in advance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    the owners wifes parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, 2nd cousins, 3rd cousins and grandparents must all be rubbing their hands with glee.
    apparently the American guy is single, so no parents in law or other relatives ......yet. I'm sure there would be no end of women in the local village wanting to change that situation though. Or they could probably find some ladyboy or gay relatives if the owner is that way inclined too.

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    Maybe he wants to recreate (or even go 1/2 floor better than) Singapore's famous "Four Floors of Whores" at Orchard Towers.?

    Fair play to him.

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    Wonder who owns the land?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Wonder who owns the land?
    That might be tricky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    Why ? Because he can .....
    ...have a stone house with electric power 230V (however only with 50 Hz instead of 60 Hz) connected by an overhead line on concrete poles.

    Where could he afford that?

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    Very interesting.

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