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Chinese Calendars sold at 7 Eleven outlets

calendar 7 Eleven Thailand

Actually this is the first year I have ever seen 7 Eleven selling calendars..tucked at the place where magazines are being placed. Usually each year I would need to source for my calendars from bookstores such as B2S, Naiin or SE-ED. I don’t think all the 7Eleven stores sells them – perhaps only their larger [...]

Corona virus- acute shortage of surgical masks and hand sanitizers

Thailand corona virus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has affected Thailand and taken a heavy toll especially in its tourism industry. Popular tourist spots like Hua Hin, Phuket and Chinatown are relatively deserted. Few days ago, we travelled down to Bangkok city to try to purchase surgical masks and hand sanitizers in bulk. However even the biggest suppliers of pharmaceutical [...]

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 [...]