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At my end in Nongprakrang, they do 10 minute propaganda/music stints 3 times a day over the public speakers at full volume.

Is this happening all over Chiang Mai ? Anyone knows what this is about ? Isn't this supposed to be for emergency only ?

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In Chiang Mai there are normally vans slowly cruising the main roads, holding up the traffic, and broadcasting what seems to be advertisements for Thai Boxing.

Of course, these are necessary to keep the community informed, as they seem to be working on the basis of the average Thai family having neither radio or TV.

I haven't heard any for the past 2 days; maybe they've been told to get lost and avoid upsetting the hordes who are here to enjoy this week's festivities.

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Just give the village head man a few of your favourite tracks to play. personally i love all parts of living here a long with the barking dogs cockerels and of course the obligatory karaoke at village events.

looking forward to the next few days festivities , with massively loud fireworks and endless parties thats one reason I came here not for the food or culture but the lovely noises.

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It's normal in the villages. Might start before first light, but one thing is for sure, the volume must be so high that the horn speakers distort the sound, but at least it lets the locals know who's the boss.

Seems to be right,

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it is normal in Thailand . it is a case of accept it or slam the door on the way out.

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Make a donation at your local temple on one of their big money raising events, your name and the amount will be announced on the speakers. Instant fame!

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I was socialising close to a Thai village community close to the Night Safari on Sunday. A local league football match was taking place, very very local, nothing important, and yet the match played out to the accompaniement of a match commentary over the village loudspeaker system. The noise was horrendous and went on non stop for the entirity of the match!

Only in Thailand !!

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It also happens on a regular schedule at most college/university campuses i.e.. Technology College off Loi Kroh soi 1

blasts out at 5 every day for about 10 minutes

Happens a lot in Bangkok as well, especially up and around Phitsanalok and Samsen Thanon

* at least it isn't the "monkey man" who has the Friday shows on tv nor the call to prayer from the mosques 5x/day

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I was socialising close to a Thai village community close to the Night Safari on Sunday. A local league football match was taking place, very very local, nothing important, and yet the match played out to the accompaniement of a match commentary over the village loudspeaker system. The noise was horrendous and went on non stop for the entirity of the match!

Only in Thailand !!

Ive witnessed that too a year or so ago.The guy on the mic, at full volume,became quite hysterical whenever a goal came or a near miss.

He was set up on the half way line and it was like the crowd were blind and couldn't see the action.

I guess it a massive ego trip for him but nobody seemed cheesed off but me ,after 20 mins I just had to walk away.

I am convinced Thais have the ability to just tune out and ignore, half their luck.

Many foreigners have made the mistake of building or buying a house in a village that has the crack of dawn announcements

that droneeon for over an a hour opening and closing with Thai country music.The CIA could learn from this technique for interrogation purposes.

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Sorry Beng sarcasm was never my best point good luck.

Well you did a fine job of it here I really enjoyed it.thumbsup.gif

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The CIA already knows only too well. Check out the Frontline program about the "black" interrogation center in Bangkok. Extensive exposure to "music," usuallly rap or repetitive C & W or other obnoxious music was used as part of the advanced interrogation techniques. The Frontline program is very complete. I'm sure that it can be found on YouTube.

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We have our Gladys Pugh announcing at 4pm every day; the crappy tune starts first, just like Gladys on her 3 bar glockenspiel and off she goes for 10 minutes.

I have asked the wife a hundred times what she telling everyone and a hundred times I get the same answer "water will be off tomorrow"

you know what........it always was.

and for those who need a reminder:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ZwNEte3Dw

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The CIA already knows only too well. Check out the Frontline program about the "black" interrogation center in Bangkok. Extensive exposure to "music," usuallly rap or repetitive C & W or other obnoxious music was used as part of the advanced interrogation techniques. The Frontline program is very complete. I'm sure that it can be found on YouTube.

You have posted the three letterers that should never be mention on a public forum there are safe houses awaiting should you wish. 5555555

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