Would you raise your children in Pattaya ?. My own answer to this question is yes, my own children were both born in Pattaya. I only decided to open this topic because I have asked myself the question, and the reason I asked myself is due mainly to seeing and hearing statements such as “Pattaya is no place to raise a child”. To answer the question you must first ask yourself another question, “why is Pattaya no place to raise a child”, the Pattaya bashers will quickly run off a string of answers to that one, but let’s take a look at the pros and cons of raising a child in Pattaya, and then select an appropriate choice in the poll (POLL CLOSED).
What’s good about raising children in Pattaya ?
Good choice of schools, from government run to full international standard.
Convenient beaches and associated activities.
Secure villages, usually safe for children to play.
Large expat community, ideal scenario for children to practice their multi-lingual skills.
Activities for children in Pattaya.
Pattaya Water Park.
3 Go Kart tracks.
Various playgrounds including Lahn Po public park.
Arcade at Central Festival Beach shopping mall.
Major cinema complexes and 3 motion master 4D cinemas.
Many sports facilities for children, including football, badminton and tennis.
Major zoo (Khao Kheow) close by.
What’s bad about raising children in Pattaya ?.
High crime rate.
Exposure to nightlife and associated prostitution.
Poll results: Would You Raise Your Child In Pattaya ?
Yes, there is good choice of activities for children (38%, 3 Votes)
Yes, only certain areas are seedy (25%, 2 Votes)
No, I think there are too many bad influences (25%, 2 Votes)
Yes, your children don’t to see the seedy areas (13%, 1 Votes)
No, Pattaya is too seedy to raise children properly (0%, 0 Votes)
No, Pattaya is too dangerous (0%, 0 Votes)
No, Pattaya has a high crime rate (0%, 0 Votes)
Yes, Excellent choice of schooling in Pattaya (0%, 0 Votes)
No, I don’t want my child to live with the stigma of being brought up in Pattaya (0%, 0 Votes)