Thai Man, DIY, Flip-Flops And A 50ft High Ledge

Nothing quite sums up Thailand – and its lack of health and safety – like a bloke doing DIY in his flip-flops. Oh, and on a 50ft high ledge, with no safety equipment, first thing on a Sunday morning while his pals pass him buckets full of concrete.

After spending ten minutes spreading the mixture – and negotiating an air-conditiong unit – he squatted on a tiny four-inch wide section of concrete to finish the last corner.

One wrong move and there was nothing between the fearless DIY enthusiast and a corrugated tin roof some 50ft below.

But with fellow neighbours watching him for support and handing re-fills of concrete, he successfully completed the repair work – without a safety harness, protective boots or helmet in sight.

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