I had a guy tell me the other day that he won’t go to Pattaya because you can’t fly. Puzzled I was confused. Why would you want to fly when you can just get a cab takes no more than 2 hours depending on traffic. But when he smiled I immediately realised what he was talking about. For a lot of people going to Pattaya means killing themselves or falling from a tall building to a messy death on the sidewalk.
What is it about Pattaya that people want to throw themselves off a building? Honestly I don’t get it, if I was going to do it which there’s no way in hell I would but for arguments sake I’d rather take the tallest skyscraper in Bangkok and have a longer more adrenaline packed flight down. 25 floors in a Jomtien apartment would go rather quick wouldn’t you think?
While some of the failed pilots are unexplained most are put down as suicide and Pattaya isn’t the only place guys do this either. Chiang Mai, Phuket, Bangkok also have huge number of deaths from jumping off buildings and off the bridges. Why do people do it? There’s a lot of weired and wonderful drugs available for sale on Beach Road, I’ve never been sold flying tablets before maybe I went out at the wrong time.
Here’s a list of those souls who could not fly, RIP;
11.09.2012 – German Leaps To His Death at Pattaya Park Resort
11.03.2012 – Broke Elderly Brit Makes Fatal Leap in Phuket
10.22.2011 – Young German Falls to His Death From 7th Floor
08.02.2011 – Drunk Russian Leaps to his Death Off 14th Floor
04.15.2010 – Australian Leaps off 4th Floor Apartment in Pattaya