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Thailand actually has a significant Muslim minority (around 5% of the population), so the idea of halal food -- locally known as ahaan Muslim (อาหารมุสลิม), literally "Muslim food" -- is well understood, and you will not be considered rude for asking. Thailand's Muslims are heavily concentrated in the South near the Malaysian border, but Bangkok also has a ...


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I have a very simple rule: If you have to ask, it is not halal. If it was halal you would clearly know it by virtue of signage in any non Muslim country. Halal food in non Muslim countries is a minority speciality and there’s no point in someone serving halal food without promoting it clearly, in such places. So if you haven’t seen the sign on or in a ...


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Part of the problem you're running into is that Ottawa is not particularly well-served by international flights, particularly from East Asia; many of the connections you find may be through US airports such as Newark or JFK, which will require a visa. It may be easiest to enter Canada in Vancouver, and then take a domestic flight from there; Vancouver is ...


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For long distance flights, ordering a special diet meal is a well established procedure. When you have bought your flight tickets, just contact the airline customer service and ask for a halal meal (usually needs to be done at least a few days before the flight). There is nothing impolite about this. If you forgot to pre-order your special meal, or you for ...


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Depends on what exactly you mean by "official", but no, you can't legally continue from there to the rest of Myanmar. There are only four border crossings open to foreigners between Thailand and Myanmar, and Kew Pha Wok is not one of them: https://www.go-myanmar.com/arriving-and-departing-over-land (not an official source, mind you, but Myanmarese ...


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Athough I overstayed for just 1 day, the immigration officers at Don Mu'ng were very nice and told me that I don't have to pay the 500 fine (probably because it's the only overstay I had in this passport); the officer added that if I would stay 2 days or more there would have been a fine. There is a small deep Blue signature in Thai underneath the ...


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The centre of Phuket town is the area you've circled 1. Your area 2 is Patong, which is primarily a tourist resort area - i.e. mostly bars, restaurants etc. Which, if either, is the 'right' place depends on what you're after - e.g. If you're after loud music, parties etc then you're better off going to Patong, for a quiet beach go to one of the smaller ...


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I experienced this for the first time in BKK, officer said you can’t have more than 6 VE’s in 12 months. Even when it was obvious from my passport that I’ve never stayed longer than two weeks and I’ve spent at least a month in the US and other countries in between the visits. After admonishing me to get a marriage visa (my wife is Thai and lives in the US ...


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That looks like a The 1 card, but with a generic number and name. Most likely this is because you didn't actually present one of these cards when you made your purchase. Using a generic number like this, you might get some privileges such as discounts on your purchase, but not any points as you aren't in the program. It appears you got a discount of 11 baht ...


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Big tip from foreign Thai resident... If you have any overstays in your passport (dangerous as you can be blacklisted) when you replace your passport book it all resets and you get a new number. Thai immigration smiled when he seen my new passport book and told me my overstays are all gone. I specifically asked in Thai if they had any electronic record of my ...


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I guess this is to filter out people who only carry local card systems' issued cards, such as Russian Mir or Israel's Isracard which can lead to effective unavailability of funds as there's no places or ATMs that accept those.


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German passport holders are visa exempt for stays in Thailand up to 30 days. You can catch a train from the airport to the city centre, with the trip taking ~20 minutes and cost 150 baht the last time I was there. Given the above two facts, you could very easily head into central bangkok for the day - once you are out of the airport, the city is your ...


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You would not need a visa to transit Thailand, when you're making a connection of not more than 12 hours. For a long period, such as a two-day visit, you would need to secure a transit visa in advance. From Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Transit Visa This type of visa may be issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for the following ...


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No, they aren't. From reading Power plug & outlet Type H and Power plug & outlet Type O it appears that they are not compatible. The latter link explicitly says Although they look similar, type O plugs are not interchangeable with the Israeli type H Also from Israel SI32 (Type H) it says The pre-1989 system has three flat pins in a Y-shape,...


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Thai immigration rules are not clearly defined or properly published and often in flux. There's plenty of speculation on the internet, but you won't be able to get a clear and reliable answer on this, even if you personally ask an immigration official. Similarly, embassy/consulate staff would be next-to-useless, since they're under a different ministry than ...


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My reading of our earlier answer is that you will need a full visa, not a transit visa, if you leave the sterile zone to collect and re-check luggage. If your tickets are on one reservation and you check your luggage through to India, you can stay airside and do not need any visa whatsoever. You are eligible for a visa on arrival at a cost of 2000 Thai Baht. ...


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The website of the chain mentioned in the question shows the exchange rates they offer. Korean won isn't at the top of the list, but it is mentioned before Chinese yuan so it seems a safe bet that it's a currency they handle regularly. The exchange rates they're offering are currently 0.0252/0.254 buy/sell, which is a fairly small spread and seems 'realistic'...


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Here's what I found out about T-mobile's free roaming while in Thailand: It was almost always roaming on AIS. (I think there was also some other operator in some areas around Bangkok.) The speed was indeed throttled: the connection would not load all websites well but was enough to occasionally upload a small amount of photos. I even tethered my laptop and ...


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If this is booked on a single ticket you will only go through customs and immigration in BKK and your bags will go all the way from SNA to BKK If these are two separate tickets, you have a big problem and should rebook. SNA to SEA is a domestic flight. 90 minutes is plenty provided your first flight is not excessively delayed. SEA to NRT is international ...


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On my last trip to Myanmar in 2016, I entered by foot at Mae Sot and left by boat from Kawthoung to Ranong Thailand, this is the most southern crossing and walking distance to the main road from Krabi. So entering and leaving at different crossings was no problem. It was possible to enter in Kawthoung. I didn't have an eVisa so I don't know about that. ...


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Cash: You will be expected to pay for things in the local currency 99.5% of the time (THB in Thailand, MYR in Malaysia). Other related fun facts: You should keep about 20-33% in USD initially on arrival to the first country. Exchange the rest into local currency. No big deal to exchange 100% at once, but then you lose with multiple exchanges when you hop ...


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TIMATIC states: Visa required, except for Passengers transiting through Bangkok (DMK) arriving on Thai AirAsia (FD) or Thai AirAsia X (XJ) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight on Thai AirAsia (FD) or Thai AirAsia X (XJ) to a third country within 12 hours. The connecting flight must be booked on the same ticket. They must stay in the ...


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Simplest- the zoo Phuket Zoo seems to have them based on this photo I found on the internet, which is titled: "Picture of Nycticebus bengalensis / Northern slow loris at Phuket Zoo": Plain link attribution: https://zooinstitutes.com/animals/northern-slow-loris-phuket-zoo-14525.html I would like to add that I don't recommend Phuket Zoo. There are better ...


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Yes, you need a visa for this, because you will need to leave the international area, collect your bags, and check them in for your next flight. This is because you have purchased separate tickets from airlines in different alliances. Fortunately, Indian citizens can apply for a visa on arrival at BKK. From Timatic: Nationals of Bhutan, India, Romania ...


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I just got fined even just for one day also had the stamp overstay on passport. I left Thailand at Ranong border going into Myanmar and accidentally I had overstayed one day in Thailand. I didn't complain or argue, I apologized and had told them I was a bit sick and stayed on the island Koh Phayam. I had to pay 500 regardless.


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While there may not be many official resting places, there are PTT gas stations, which are the go-to stops for those making road trips in Thailand (and beyond?, can't say from experience but they're certainly trying). Without making it too much of advertisement, I am going to argue that they are the best rest area because they provide a consistent quality ...


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Difficult to know for sure as nearly every foreigner I've run into uses a local sim, but it likely will be AIS or TrueMove (True or True-H or TrueMove H). Other than for accepting an SMS or emergency call, you may be better off with a local SIM (50-100 baht [$1.6-$3.2]). It will usually come with some call credit + free internet for a couple of days, ...


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Per TIMATIC, the database used by airlines: Thailand Visa required, except for Passengers with a British passport with nationality British Citizen for a maximum stay of 30 days. Malaysia Visa required, except for Passengers with a British passport for a maximum stay of 90 days So no, you don't need visas.


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No. I am British and visited both places this year and got entry on arrival. Thailand is actually Visa free for Brits.


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