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    Request Renting in Surat Thani City

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm moving to Surtat Thani City in October. I don't want to spend more than 6000 on rent p/m - I have checked out the region guide and lots of forum posts and believe furnished townhouses are available for this price but I would like a better idea of what to expect for my money.

    What type of townhouses goes for below 6,000? Is a private garden/nice area doable? Is it easy to find furnished houses and how 'furnished' can I expect them to be?

    I will be movng to Surat Thani with my partner (not Thai) and will be looking for work when I arrive so I will have to find a house without the assistance of a school/friend who speaks Thai.

    Also can I expect internet to be sorted out for me?

    Looking forward to getting an idea of what to expect! If anyone has photos of places available down there that woul be awesome.

    Thanks

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    There is a street known as Farang Street. Many of the houses are rented to foreigners. It's off Donook Road. Just ask someone. There is also a very nice place where a friend of mine just moved out. It's on Soi 9 behind the Tesco Lotus, down the street just past the police station on the right, a quadplex, third door. In a private message I'll give you the names and phone numbers of a few friends who have taught there for years. I left a year and a half ago.

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    I found Surat Thani to be quite drab

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    And how long were you there? Long enough to see there weren't any discos with hiso babes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    I found Surat Thani to be quite drab

    yep, it's well known as one of the ugliest provincial towns in thailand. should be one of the last choices for places to live and teach in thailand, IMO.

    positives are, of course, the closeness to other more lovelier southern provinces and islands.

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    Surat is a hub. 30 klicks away and there's plenty. Not much different than any bedroom community. Isn't it best to judge a place by those who live there? If white sand, temples, florescent-lit gogo bars or green pastures with grazing buffalo mean more to you than people ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    Isn't it best to judge a place by those who live there?
    so, how do surat people compare to other thais, IYO?

    can't recall you saying anything positive about them while you were living there.

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    I was there long enough to realise it was a drab place....I was en route to Samui. So just the one night.

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    And drab means lack of colour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    And drab means lack of colour?
    Boring, grey, nondescript...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Boring, grey, nondescript...
    yep, good description of surat, IMO.

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