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BANGKOK 20 May 2019 03:19
georgegeorgia

Ever been stuck in a lift in Thailand?

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Just had a phone call from my friend i hadnt heard of for 2 days , he got stuck in a lift in a Pattaya building, apparently a small office building that he was seeing a dentist.

 

He had his phone and managed to call a bar owner , 

 

there was apparently no emergency button or telephone in the lift.

 

He had to finally pay a bill to the emergency services for coming out

 

i will get more info soon from him but reminds me on how i once got stuck in a lift in a pattaya shopping centre where there was a emergency button, unfortunately the guy answering the call didnt speak english

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Big C 2 weeks ago, it's always going wrong. I don't get in it if on my own.

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Also not Thailand, Bangalore in India.

 

Hotel lift decided to do an emergency descent after a power failure. When the juice returned (luckily after a minute or so) the door opened, on to a blank brick wall. Pressing the call button elicited zero response, I then called the hotel front desk (luckily there was phone signal) took 30 minutes to wind the lift up by hand to get me out.

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Yes, got stuck in a lift in 2014 at Phuket airport. 23 minutes.

The "officials" looked at me afterwards like I was a dumb farang.

Wait till it happens to them, then I will laugh at them, non stop.

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I have had the lift stop at the condo I stay here in Thailand, then go down a half floor and open allowing me to exit. It has happened several times. I have not been stuck in an elevator. I always bring my cell phone, just in case it does stop and I can't exit.

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Hmmmm

 

All things smell different to a dwarf in a lift 🙂

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Four years ago, the Australian guy in the video got stuck in the elevator at Mike's Shopping Mall in Pattaya.

Earlier this year, two Russian teens got stuck in a Pattaya condo elevator.

 

 

 

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I got stuck in the lift at a 5 star hotel in Bangkok a couple of years ago. Again no one answered the emergency button. I called the desk but could not figure out what my problem was. I finally managed to find the door release and got the door open to exit. told them at the front desk but no one really cares! Too bad I cant name the major hotel.

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Seems to be a fairly common occurence then.I got stuck in a lift in Roi Et City Hotel.[now closed] Icalled the front desk on my mobile phone.The amountEnglish spoken wasn't a lot and my Thai rudimentary,so after a minute or two of being told the lift was out of order and me saying I knew and was stuck in it.The penny finally dropped and they got me out 🤣

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Never happened to me in Thailand but did at a condo in Fall River ,MA USA. Pressed button and worker answered said he would work on doors. After almost 40 min in hot elavator i called the police and Fire Dept and told them me and 2 girls had been stuck on the elevator, cell was running out and please help us. heard sirens 5 min later and they arrived.  They pried doors above us open a little and handed me a pike. Toldme to look for a latch on left side of above doors. After I unlocked the latch I helped boost the girls up to fire fighters and then they pulled me out. Wasn't a pleasant experience 

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i entered my condo's lift and used it normally.  When I exited, I found out the building had no power and the lift was using emergency generator power.  It would have been nice to have had a notice posted.  I also noticed that the lift's emergency phone is on the wall OUTSIDE of the lift

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47 minutes ago, onekoolguy said:

I got stuck in the lift at a 5 star hotel in Bangkok a couple of years ago. Again no one answered the emergency button. I called the desk but could not figure out what my problem was. I finally managed to find the door release and got the door open to exit. told them at the front desk but no one really cares! Too bad I cant name the major hotel.

Why? Do you mean defamation? Saying that no one cared when you got stuck in a lift? Can't 

see why. Oh! wait, this is Thailand.

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7 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

Big C 2 weeks ago, it's always going wrong. I don't get in it if on my own.

Don't want to die alone? 

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Infamous Chungking Mansions in Kowloon, HK - lifts last serviced in 1982. I got stuck in one a few years ago, the fire brigade boys turned out quickly, they probably keep a squad on standby for that place.

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