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Top 10 Most likely ways to die in Thailand

Foreigners Die in Thailand every single day of the year. This is the list of the most likely ways one will meet their death in Thailand. It's meant to be a joke but still seriously I know of many farang deaths in Thailand and the list isn't that far from the truth.

1. Vehicle Accident

They say Asians can't drive. I used to think that only related to Asians but in my own country. That was until I started driving in Thailand. Not obeying road rules like indicating, stopping at red lights, slowing for pedestrians and speeding. How about driving a bus full of passengers in the rain and overtaking on a curve going through the mountains. This is what happens every day. Last year alone there were well over 35,000 thousand road fatalities in Thailand that's out of a population of 60 million. To put it in comparison there are 20 million people in Australia where there were 1,200 road fatalities. That's about 10 times more likely to have a fatal accident in Thailand than it is in Australia. Keep your eyes on the road.

2. Murdered By A Thai

There are so many different ways foreigners have died at the hands of another Thai that I couldn't possibly list them all here. However some of the favourite ways it seems Thais' kill other foreigners are by stabbings. If you get cut by a Thai person it won't be once, it'll be many times, they'll keep cutting you until there is nothing left to cut.

3. Murdered By Foreigner

Lately there has been a swing in trend of Thai murders Farang, it's now Farang Kills Farang. Swedes will kill Swedes, brits will beat up other brits, and Russians will kneecap other Russians. It's the way of the future here in Thailand.

4. Suicide

There is something magical about Thailand isn't there. Like a long lost paradise. Must be why so many people come here to off themselves. Cats run out of money, guys get screwed over, lose a girlfriend, or the problems they ran away from just don't seem to go away. Whatever it is it typically ends them jumping of a bridge or from a really tall building.

5. Killed by your Thai Girlfriend

If your the kind of guy that fools around on his girlfriend this is a likely way to meet your maker. There are two types of Thai Girls and two different ways to handle her with other women. First girl accepts it and your open with her, second girl repeatedly says she'll lop your head off. If your with the later girl, then you've got a 20% chance to still be breathing if you slap down that bar fine.

6. Being a successful Businessman in Thailand

If you make a successful business in Thailand and make loads of cash then hats of to you. Just watch your back mate! Just like Thai girls have a jealous streak so does the rest of the population. Tall poppy syndrome is rife in Thailand and Thai people hate to see other people do well, they want a piece of it too. So while your on your yearly trip to Vegas with the guys your Thai wife or business holders will write you out of your business and if you return and cause a fuss, they will strangle you, dump you in the river and make it look like a drowning.

7. Heart attack from sex with a young girl

Older gentlemen who frequent Pattaya often and load up on the little magic blue pills will certainly worry about parting earth this way. The excitement for a 60 year old to have a 20 year old young beautiful Thai girl writhing over his gets to be way too much for some people that they will die right there and then. The girl often flees from the scene and if police can't figure out he had a heart attack it too will go down as unexplained.

8. Food Poisoning

Think twice before you eat that sushi sitting on a side cart in front of 7 eleven, it could be the last thing you eat. Hundreds and hundreds of foreigners die in Thailand every year from sever food poisoning. The authorities can't find out where you ate once your already gone. Even if it's not from food off the street could even be a popular restaurant. You might want to hire someone to go around eating food for you in advance to help prevent this one.

9. HIV / AIDS

Thailand has a huge percentage of people with Aids and the prevalence of HIV infection while is down off it's highs in the 80's is resurfacing. This is probably due to the younger generation who arn't subjected to the blitz advertising that the government did back in the 80's. The younger generation are seemingly unconcerned about STD's and the harm that Aids can do and continue to practice unsafe sex. The rate of teenage pregnancies is rising and since no one is using protection like they used it's more likely than ever to catch the HIV virus and die of AIDS.

10. For reasons unknown and unexplained

Many deaths in Thailand go unexplained some conspirators say it's a cover up by the Thai police, the authorities might bring in experts and like most farang bodies get sent overseas for more tests all of them inconclusive. While we might never know how they really died, we do know that we don't know how they really died.

Fact: Thailand is the 2nd most likely country for tourists to die.


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About Chris

Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.

21 Responses to Top 10 Most likely ways to die in Thailand

  1. beh February 7, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    HI CHRIS
    as a thailand lover
    i just want to say thanks about all your useful articles in your blog.
    indeed this info is just like a powerful light in the darkness for me
    regards
    beh

    • Alexander March 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

      Who ever wrote this clearly has had some horrendous experiences in Thailand and evidently has been circulating in the wrong places and with the wrong people, a common case with many farangs (foreigners) and the increasing presence of low life classless foreigners visiting this beautiful country in the past two decades has not helped.

      Of course any of this is possible but it is also possible in any other country.

      Thailand is in fact one of the safest countries in the world in which both to visit and to live, all one needs is a brain and sufficient cop on and intelligence which applies to living anywhere.

      • Bruce March 11, 2017 at 7:59 am #

        You say that Thailand is “one of the safest countries in the world both to visit and live” the statistics show that that it is the most likely country where you will die as a farang bar one other. That is due to how many die statistically. You say the people who have died or been murdered did not have a brain or enough “cop on” (whatever that is) or enough intelligence. You sound like a twat basically an uncaring karma deserving fool.

  2. DavidMac April 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Arrrooohhhhhh..Thanks for the heads up Chris..That is some powerful information you posted..Although some of the reasons are common sense,it’s amazing to see how many reasons are culturally related..I was surprised to see that Thais have a “crabs in the bucket” mentality.

    • Azurite April 9, 2015 at 12:19 am #

      Wow, way to one dimensional logical reasoning mate.

  3. Alexander October 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    I have been travelling to Thailand for more than 24 years now, I also lived there for almost a year in 2005 and again 2007.
    I always felt very safe no matter where I had been; that said I am almost 6ft tall, weigh 200lbs and carry myself with a presence; although I know that is no guarantee of safety.

    Ones main concern for safety should be when crossing the road in traffic, watch where you are walking as people fall over all the time and to think twice before hiring a motorcycle or other vehicle.

    In the most part I have only ever encountered politeness and a level of courtesy which is now practically non existent in the West. However, in the last number of years I have noticed a change and a less tolerant society and attitude towards foreigners in general. Perhaps this could partially be due to the fact that we foreigners are not so much a novelty as we once were.
    Why this is I am not sure, perhaps some scientific study should be made.

    Impolite and loutish behaviour is really an unacceptable No No in any society but most especially in Thailand. The moral of the story is; when in Rome, do as do Romans do and treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.

    99.999% of people who visit Thailand have a wonderful experience with cherished memories which usually last a life time. Millions upon millions of tourists visit this country and the numbers increase annually, evidently the word has gotten around and Thailand must have something going for it.
    For now at any rate.

  4. Jim fitzsimmon March 23, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    Thailand is a rotten hell hole. You go there as a tourist visiting Satan’s Kingdom. Demons flock to this land from all over this world, because it’s a successful trap to unwary souls. Many a farang has been swept into a Christless eternity for the pleasures of a night of sex and drugs.
    When the Day of Reconing comes, this land and its people will feel the first strike of an angry God. Unless of course you have a passport to Heaven, which is only available from Calvary.

    • Alexander March 24, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

      Nonsensical Rubbish. Get a Life.

    • Internationalist February 22, 2016 at 5:48 am #

      Passports to Heaven can also be obtained from the Good Times Go Go Bar, soi 6.

    • ben May 11, 2016 at 4:23 am #

      Oh, really I lived in the United States and I see murder, rape, theft every day on the news. As if those crimes weren’t bad enough, there’s mass shootings too and some of those shooting incidents are done by teenagers. Talk about a country getting out of control and losing it’s mind.

  5. Azurite April 9, 2015 at 12:10 am #

    Gibberish. Go talk to flies please.

  6. oracle April 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    Ive been about 12 times now…each time a month…have a lovely isaan girlfriend….anyway… i have a few stipulations…i might share…i only drink out of closed bottles(or i watch him open them)…never in a glass…second..i dont touch the food carts or any fish….a few friends ate from the cart they were sick(farangs) for a week throwing up and diarrhea…you wouldnt swim in the mekong river..why the fark would you eat out of it….i hire hotels with kitchenettes….do all shopping and cooking from quality grocery stores or places like tesco or makro.i once mixed rice wine with thai whisky(her mother made it)…nearly chucked my liver out….thailands changing..there could be a changing of the guard…heaven help the foreigners…in the end..be polite…smile…dont argue…whats a few extra 100 baht…and to the poster above who said hes 6ft 200lbs….you make me laugh…if the thai wants you…dont worry..you aint coming out alive…be careful…times are a changing!!!

    • Charley February 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm #

      I am married to a lovely Thai lady she’s a teacher. Yes Ive had my moments of shouting with her but her loyalty to me beats any British girl I came so low without cash that she borrowed 200,000 baht for me in her name and promised things would be fine as some of you say dont go down dark roads, dont make a noise, respect all Thais even if their in the wrong as you may be aware its there country and their face. If its not important it doesnt matter.

    • Jeremy March 17, 2016 at 9:16 am #

      Lots of people swim in the Mekong you fool. It’s perfectly clean in many places. My shower water comes directly from it, and I never got any problems, skin complaints and so on. I also cook with it, when it is boiled.

  7. thai hooker lover August 14, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    Thailand , the land of smile after stab you behind your back

  8. Terry January 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    I’ve been going there for years, mostly Bangkok.
    Thais are nice, I haven’t had any major problems.
    However Bangkok seems more commercial than before.

  9. MR. TIM August 7, 2016 at 3:12 am #

    MY JOB SENT ME HERE IN 1979 I HAVE LIVED THROUGH MOST OF THE PLUSES AND MINIS SITUATIONS ONE CAN EXPERIENCE HERE.. WHEN I GOT TO THAILAND IN 79 THERE WAS ONLY A SMALL FRACTION OF WESTERNERS HERE.THAT ARE PRESENT TODAY. I COULD WALK DOWN SUKHUMVIT AND A LOT OF THAIS WOULD SMILE AS THEY WALKED PAST. NOW IT’S MORE LIKE NEW YORK CITY. THAIS WERE INTERESTED IN WHAT BROUGHT ME TO THAILAND AND WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THE COUNTRY.. ECT. NOW YOU CAN’T SWING A DEAD CAT ON SUKHUMVIT OR A 100 OTHER PLACES WITHOUT HITTING A WESTERNER. MANY THAIS ARE JUST SUFFERING FROM FOREIGNER FATIGUE. MOST THAIS ARE VERY NICE PEOPLE ONCE YOU GET TO KNOW THEM. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAILAND WAS NEVER COLONIZED, AND WHILE EVERY COUNTRY HAS THEIR DIFFERENCES FROM YOUR OWN, THAILAND AT TIMES CAN SEEM LIKE YOU’VE LANDED ON MARS.FOR THE RECENTLY ARRIVED.. I INITIALLY WORKED ON AN NGO MEDICAL TEAM FOR U.N.B.R.O IN A KHMER REFUGEE CAMP OUTSIDE ARANYAPRATET, WITH 8 OTHER WESTERNERS. I HAD AN ENGLISH SPEAKING THAI ASSISTANT , A SHARED HOUSE, A MAID, AND A HIGHLY UNSAFE OLD LAND ROVER I COULD ALMOST CALL MY OWN AS ONLY ONE OTHER PERSON COULD MUSTER ENOUGH ANGER AND ENERGY TO MAKE IT STAY IN IT’S OWN LANE AT TOP SPEED OF 67 K.P.H. . LATER I BOUGHT A HONDA CB 750 FOR WEEKEND RUNS TO BANGKOK.
    SO I HAD A SUPPORT NETWORK PAYING EXPENSES, AND A RELATIVELY DECENT SALARY, AND MY OWN TRANSPORTATION AS OPPOSED TO A THAI DRIVER AND CAR POOL COMPANY VEHICLE, AND.HAD SOME THAI LANGUAGE TRAINING BEFORE LANDING IN THE LAND OF SMILES.BEFORE I CAME. I HAD DONE THE SAME KIND OF WORK IN INDONESIA SO I HAD SOME EXPOSURE TO STRANGE AND SEEMINGLY UN-LOGICAL SITUATIONS.
    ALL THESE ADVANTAGES AND I STILL MANAGED TO GET INTO A FAIR SHARE OF NEFARIOUS SITUATIONS A SINGLE GUY LET LOOSE IN THAILAND SEEMS TO BE PARTICULARLY PRONE TO. I,. ON A FEW OCCASIONS I INSISTED ON LEARNING THE HARD WAY, AND IGNORED THE ADVICE OF EVEN EDUCATED THAI FRIENDS [2 OF WHICH I REMAIN FRIENDS WITH FOR 35 YEARS] USUALLY , IN SOME WAY OR OTHER INVOLVING A WOMAN.. A FEW WORDS OF ADVICE.

    AS POSSIBLE , DO A LITTLE RESEARCH, PREFERABLY BEFORE YOU COME

    AS TIME PERMITS, LEARN THE LOCAL LINGO, IT IS ALWAYS A BENEFIT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL PEOPLE ARE SAYING.[ THERE ARE TIMES WHEN IT IS IS HANDY, AND BEST TO NOT MAKE IT KNOWN YOU UNDERSTAND’. AT TIMES WITH POLICE ON TRAFFIC STOPS. AND LISTENING TO THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE AND HER GIRLFRIENDS TALK ABOUT YOU.COME TO MIND.
    POLICE HAVE FINALLY REALIZED THERE IS BIG MONEY IN ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR D.U.I .IF ARREST CAN NOT BE AVOIDED WITH A DISCREET MONEY TRANSFER KNOW THAT THERE NOW IS A MANDATORY 30 DA Y STAY IN THE ”MONKEY HOUSE”ON CONVICTION. . BEST MOVE IS TO JUST DON’T DO IT.
    DON;T LOOSE CONTROL OF YOUR BEHAVIOR WHEN INDULGING IN IN ALCOHOL..
    THAIS AS MOST PEOPLE, DO NOT CONSIDER THIS AN ADMIRABLE TRAIT, AND IN UNFAMILIAR PLACES, SITUATIONS AND WITH PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW, AND IF YOU ARE UNLUCKY ENOUGH TO BE A ”BAD DRUNK” YOU ARE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE. KNOW WHEN TO PUT A LID ON IT, KNOW WHAT YOU CAN LEGALLY OWN. GET AN EMBASSY LEGAL REFERRAL IF YOU HAVE OR PLAN TO ACQUIRE A THAI WIFE KNOW THE VISA REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR HOME COUNTRY AND GOD HELP YOU IF YOU’RE AMERICAN.. PARTICULARLY SINCE 9/11/2001 THE ORDEAL WILL HAVE YOU PULLING YOUR HAIR OUT. . IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT. GET A BANGKOK BASED AMERICAN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY, .THERE IS A NEAR ENDLESS,.REQUEST FOR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, FORMS, CHANGING FEES, AND REQUESTS TO SEE ALL OF THE ABOVE AT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
    DO NOT GO WITH THE NICE CHINESE MAY WHO YOU MET AT THE FAMOUS TEMPLE WHO JUST GOT THE DEAL OF THE CENTURY AT A JEWELRY STORE HE WILL BE HAPPY TO TAKE YOU TO .HAVE AT LEAST A ROUGH IDEA OF WHAT A REASONABLY FAIR PRICE IS FOR ANYTHING YOU PART MONEY WITH OVER.. WITH THE SATURATION OF THAILAND WITH FOREIGNERS THEY ARE OFTEN SEEN AS WALKING ATM’ S AND EASY MARKS. THE LESS YOU KNOW, THE MORE VULNERABLE YOU ARE…AND FOR CHRIST’S SAKE BARGAIN WHEN POSSIBLE . KNOW THE EXPECTED OUTCOME OF LENDING MONEY , ITS USUALLY BETTER IF YOU DO, TO CONSIDER IT A GIFT. THAIS HAVE THEIR UNIQUE WAY OF RATIONALIZING IN WAYS YOU WOULD NEVER THINK OF.

  10. Jim October 7, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    Please use your brain , me , my family , and my friends live here for over 20 years. And there are none of the things on the post. It maybe happen but just a little bit , it is normal same as other countries right? Thai people welcome foreigner man they all good to me and my family . I just come to confirm to you guys Thail is best city to live.

    Bad things happen everywhere and not much in Thailand. Bad point of this country is politics unstability.

    Please use your brain to think , not just believe his post.

    We are all educated.

    • Justin t December 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

      Bad things happen many places but in Thailand they are organized by government and police. Police is the big mafia in thailand

  11. Jim January 12, 2017 at 1:03 am #

    -Are you a farang living in Thailand?
    -Are any of your property (condo, car, accounts) in the name of a thai lady or business partner?
    -Do you keep a lot of cash around the home?
    -Does you Thai partner know you have significant assets in Thailand that they, the banks and police can manipulate in their favour in the event of our death?

    If so, an accident can be arranged for you in the form of balcony fall, electrocution, drowning, suicide pills.

  12. Anom March 18, 2017 at 5:44 am #

    Tell that to an 88 year old mother that her son is dead, found in the hotel room, the Police took the money to transfer his body, all his stuff was gone, the Thai tried to cover up and make it hard to get his body brought home. Thousands of pounds was being put into a Thai family, they stole all his organs and wanted money to burn his body. What comes round goes round, no good will come to the horrible people who hurt him?

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