Pattaya is 15 meters above sea level?



There is an interesting claim in last week’s Pattaya Mail (“AustCham flies to Hard Rock” PM 18 Nov.), saying that “Pattaya is 15 meters above sea level” and “which is why the Eastern Seaboard does not suffer from catastrophic flooding.”  Interesting claim for a beach resort, especially one that is prone to catastrophic flooding every time it rains hard for more than 15-20 minutes. I wonder where the measurements were taken, up on Buddha Hill?  Granted, the floods are usually gone within a day after the rain stops.  But 15 meters?  I think my roof might be 15 meters above sea level, but I doubt it.

Jay Sprinkle