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Detecting in southeast asia
« on: September 19, 2017, 16:20 »
Hey guys,
I moved from Perth to Yangon in Myanmar (Burma) 4.5 months ago now and regretfully sold my detector before I left, as I thought I would be too busy with work and would find it hard to get out etc. The itch has become too much and I'm upgrading from the at pro to the max in a few weeks. Anyways, I visited a good site yesterday......an old Portuguese Church ruins from 1750 tucked away in an old township....ive got full permission from the old local man that lives on the site and hopefully no one has swung over it properly. I've got heaps of other spots marked on my map, so hopefully Ill be posting my finds soon once I get my new detector! There's hundreds to thousands of years history here with 3 Burmese Wars that have happened, so I'm excited to research and check it out.

Has anyone done any detecting in southeast asia or know anybody that has? I've joined a thailand detecting page on facebook, so be cool to talk to somebody that has. Cheers

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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 17:04 »
Wow . . .  that is drool-worthy . . . . .
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 18:04 »
You do know that if you post up too many great finds that one night you will just be chilling back and there will be a knock on the door. You will be surprised when you open that door and find your ol mate on the other side with a carton under each arm and detector strapped on the back. Hahahaha
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 18:42 »
 ;D I'm coming over, I've got 4 cartons. 
Love the pics, keep us up to date with what's going on.
Cheers!!
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 21:22 »
I've detected a variety of beaches on Phuket, both in the water and on the wet sand and did terribly.
11 days produced only 2 silver rings but I got quite a few coins.

Drunk brother (Max) did a couple of trips too for similar results.

Good luck on your ground over there.
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 21:53 »
Great photos

The ladder doesn't look the safest , no Bunnings I guess 😎
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 22:11 »
Ladder is probably way safer than dodgy Chinese Bunnings crap!!  Good luck with hunt..looking forward to reports. I imagine ground is quite soft and targets go deep quickly.
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 22:14 »
The site looks interesting. How long are you living over there for?
 I see on the profile about 3 or 4 likes total yet there is around 6 at this time on the first post. Something isn't working correctly.
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 23:33 »
I've detected a variety of beaches on Phuket, both in the water and on the wet sand and did terribly.
11 days produced only 2 silver rings but I got quite a few coins.

Drunk brother (Max) did a couple of trips too for similar results.

Good luck on your ground over there.
Yeah, there seems to be alot of detectorists over there so they'd get cleaned up pretty quick I imagine..

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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 23:34 »
You do know that if you post up too many great finds that one night you will just be chilling back and there will be a knock on the door. You will be surprised when you open that door and find your ol mate on the other side with a carton under each arm and detector strapped on the back. Hahahaha
Hahaha anytime mate, your welcome

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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 23:40 »
Cheers guys. I've got 4 years work over here at the moment, so plenty of time to get stuck into it. I really hope no one has swung over this site, or at least left something for me if they have. I've heard there's a couple of Russian blokes in Myanmar/yangon detecting, but there pretty secretive apparently haha

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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 06:36 »
Looks like a good opportunity. Just be cautious though. You have the locals permission but make sure you are not violating any gvmt rule. The local police or gvmt could get upset and you could find yourself in a Burmese prison or physically harmed. There are also a number of land mines still there in places.  Might be a bonus if you like extreme detecting!
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 07:09 »
Does look very interesting . I think if it was me , I would be keeping anything rare to my self & not advertising too much . Not the safest country to be in , just my opinion . Good luck & hope you do well ,  Gazza .
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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 13:37 »
Looks like a good opportunity. Just be cautious though. You have the locals permission but make sure you are not violating any gvmt rule. The local police or gvmt could get upset and you could find yourself in a Burmese prison or physically harmed. There are also a number of land mines still there in places.  Might be a bonus if you like extreme detecting!
Yes noted! I know it's not the safest place in the world, so I'll have to pick my spots carefully and see if I can find out what the governments stance is on it.....i don't want to be getting into trouble, even if it's just a local park I'm detecting

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Re: Detecting in southeast asia
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 12:43 »
Great idea and looks to be a good place to detect.
I would ensure that there is no issues both with the local community, local government and country rules. Some places have reporting requirements regarding treasure hunting, both in water and on land.
At least you have one part of the puzzle sorted - The local land owner.
Good luck!
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