Nothing like an apparent domestic violence situation waking you up in the middle of a good sleep. The kids' screaming was heart-wrenching, and I'm glad the police finally showed up ... now I'm wide awake at 2:30 am ... UGH
I'm sorry that happened.
Here in Thailand I live in apartment buildings but I usually feel like I'm the only one in the building.
The walls are concrete block so I hear nothing, even though all the rooms have balconies and the sliding screen doors to the balconies stay open year around.
The Thai themselves are a quiet, polite people.