Dodgy Bits Of Cm To Avoid Renting In.
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Posted 2012-07-19 13:14:06
I have visited CM several times but look like moving there to try it out on a longer term basis. I can either rent a small house, share, or rent a condo. Can anyone help by letting me know if there are any really dodgy bits outside the main Muang that should be avoided.
Posted 2012-07-19 14:17:21
I don't think there is any bad place, maybe some are not so clean put the Thais are all ok thought. PM me if you need help to buy or rent a home, I own a real estate company in CM
Posted 2012-07-19 15:07:08
I agree with Cmweb, there are not, in my experience, any places that could be considered dodgy. I have been here a little over a year and lived in three different areas. The best one, IMHO and for my purposes, is the area I live now, Chang Pueak (north-east of the moat). It is primarily a Thai neighbourhood with very few falang but some nice new buildings. It is friendly, not too many soi dogs, tons of good Thai restaurants/bars. Walking distance to practically everywhere etc. BTW – I have walked all over CM and have never had an ounce of problems anywhere. It's a good place to live.
Posted 2012-07-19 15:59:33
Thats right "Al" it was only a few weeks back you "threaded" that the biggest problem was literally where you live....I am recalling the words condoms/lemons/gay hotel
So I think you can highlight your vicinity as dodgy mai chai?
Posted 2012-07-19 16:09:01
Mai! One stretch of garbage by one (or two) irresponsible business owners does not make an area dodgy. I talked to one owner and they cleaned up their act. I did not mention anything about condoms and the gay friendly hotel is never a problem so clearly you made that bit up for some reason, don't know what your problem is today but, maybe another cuppa would help. Have a nice day.Thats right "Al" it was only a few weeks back you "threaded" that the biggest problem was literally where you live....I am recalling the words condoms/lemons/gay hotel
Posted 2012-07-19 16:25:34
Would they be so noisy without the loudspeakers?
Posted 2012-07-19 16:43:53
He's trolling again. It's one of the most vibrant and up-coming areas these days, as you probably know.
Posted 2012-07-19 16:45:52
It's a gay, noisy and violent area. Dodgy Burmese prostitutes. My Thai friend was stabbed in the stomach at the self service petrol station there a few years ago for 100 bloody baht! Not my cup of tea! No thank you.
Posted 2012-07-19 16:46:30
Anyway, there may be small pockets of places where I wouldn't live, like Wiang Ping road, maybe Sitthiwong Rd, but no larger area that you can readily identify.
Posted 2012-07-19 16:50:35
Ok, I didn't mean to tar all of Samtitam with the same brush. But I wouldn't personally live anywhere on the main road,the firestation, the roundabout or within ear shot of any of the many noisy Karaoke places!
Posted 2012-07-19 17:23:12
too close to food, Akha Ama coffee, and too many college girls in the area.
Posted 2012-07-19 17:30:46
When I lived in Santitham in the early 90's it was bloody awful mak mak. I used to get woken up by inebriated bar girls and invited to their rooms on a regular basis.........a guy simply has to get his sleep. I wouldn't recommend that lifestyle to anyone.
Edited by uptheos, 2012-07-19 17:32:21.
Posted 2012-07-19 17:51:03
Santitum is changing and has been for years. But it used to be a very sleazy run down place.
I believe all the students from CMR have helped turn it into an up and coming trendy area.
CMU has Nimm
Payap has JJ
CMR has Santitum
Posted 2012-07-19 18:47:59
I really don't consider Santitham to be a trendy, upcoming area. I think it's rather dirty, congested and run down. There is a bit of crime there too among the Burmese population and a lot of strung out people on yabaa and whatever else. But there a lot of interesting business all throughout the area and the market is great. I just wouldn't live there.
Posted 2012-07-19 18:53:59
yes I will take your advice; and apologise for an overactive and embellished memory. I hope the fact that I actually live in your vicinity doesnt make it dodgy also.Mai! One stretch of garbage by one (or two) irresponsible business owners does not make an area dodgy. I talked to one owner and they cleaned up their act. I did not mention anything about condoms and the gay friendly hotel is never a problem so clearly you made that bit up for some reason, don't know what your problem is today but, maybe another cuppa would help. Have a nice day.
Posted 2012-07-19 18:58:51
well I hope I am popular as you when I get into my 90'sWhen I lived in Santitham in the early 90's it was bloody awful mak mak. I used to get woken up by inebriated bar girls and invited to their rooms on a regular basis.........a guy simply has to get his sleep. I wouldn't recommend that lifestyle to anyone.
Posted 2012-07-19 23:54:26
Although not dodgy, I would stay away from Chiangmai Land as it is prone to lots of flooding. Believe me. I have first hand experience. After a major flood years ago and being told by Taksin there would be no more floods there, we had 2 more large floods within a month. Needless to say, me and about a quarter of the other residents moved out. So make sure you don't move to any area that gets a lot of water runoff.
Posted 2012-07-20 00:43:16
Flooding is probably your major problem as Farmer Joe says. check out areas prone to it, they are the main 'dodgy areas'
Posted 2012-07-20 00:48:21
Your best bet is to look for areas that appeal to you then talk to potential neighbors, or post more specific questions on TV. As noted above, though, you probably don't want to live close to Spice unless you plan to spend your nights in that dive. It's also worth noting that some areas near the river flooded last year and had some significant flooding six years ago.
Posted 2012-07-20 01:41:18
Quite a bit of hate for Santitham hey? I find it quite all right here. I have some lovely neighbours and my little soi is at least quite quiet except for the chap that sometimes has his Harley out at odd hours. But I dont mind that, if anything on this street is going to be stolen it will be his bike, I am happy for him to draw any unwanted attention
Its close to nimman, KSK and CM Ram without suffering too much from congestion, and there is a decent market. The roads could definitely be a bit better though, they are quite run down even compared to the general standards of Thailand which aren't exactly stellar.
Posted 2012-07-20 04:23:12
Don't stay too close to the airport unless you enjoy the sound of jets flying over your place.
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