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Traffic, Regulatory, Road Signs in Thailand

Road and traffic signs in Thailand

Road signs are quite standard all over the world. However, each country will have its exception which may differ from the country where you are coming from. Below are 3 different types of common signs and road type that you would see in Thailand. You may click on the road sign image to enlarge the [...]

Thai Calendar (Jul-Dec 2019) by Bangkok Bank

Bangkok bank Thai calendar 2019

I like the table calendar which is distributed for free by Bangkok Bank to their customers. The design is clean and allows ample space to jot down important appointments and reminders. In terms of usability (clean design and material that is easy to write on, with sufficient spacing), the calendar is better than even the [...]

What you need to know when driving in Thailand

Driving in Thailand

In this article, I would share my experience of driving around in Thailand. In the beginning, it is a little unnerving but after a while, it gets easier once I figure out how things work around here. Preparation before coming Before I came to Thailand, I applied for an international driving license with my country [...]

Getting a postpaid mobile line in Thailand

Thai postpaid mobile plan

If you are planning to visit Thailand for a short duration, you would usually get yourself a prepaid mobile data plan. Upon arrival at the airport, do visit the booth of AIS, True and DTAC where you can select a mobile plan that may best suit your needs. There are plans that cater for 4, [...]

Western Union is available at Robinson’s Customer Service section

Western Union service in Robinson

If you need to send or receive money via Western Union, you may try to approach the customer service country at Robinson Departmental store. I find a number of Robinson departmental store available in Central Plaza shopping complexes which can be found in many places in Thailand. The customer service counters are usually found in [...]

Withdrawing money when you are travelling to Thailand

ATM machines in Thailand

I have travelled to Thailand many times since the past 10 years or so. In the past, when I make short trips, I tend to estimate the amount I needed and would bring sufficient amount to use. At first, I used to change into Thai baht before arriving. But after I know of a good [...]

Do and Don’ts when you see a Monk in Thailand

Do and Don't when see a monk in Thailand

You would see monks in saffron robes in many places where travelling in Thailand. As monks have to observe 227 precepts which is known as Vinaya, there are many things that if done unknowingly may cause a monk to break his precepts or affect him in practice. As a tourist visiting the place, you may [...]

Thai table calendar with numbers in Thai language

Thai calendar with dates and month in Thai language

I visit Thailand often during year end and each time, one of my priorities is to buy the Thai calendar with dates and months written in Thai language. I have been buying the calendar under this series since 2013. It is a way that I use to make myself remember the Thai numbers. The cover [...]

How to Get Sim Cards/International Call cards in Thailand

I have been travelling actively since 2005, especially to Thailand. Previously, whenever I was overseas, I put my Malaysian phone on roaming. And the phone bill used to cost me a bomb. In the past when I took leave and visit Thailand, between 9 to 16 days per visit, my local phone bill used to [...]