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Practical information about Thailand
Time to cross Thailand off your bucket list! This beautiful country has a lot to offer and it's ready for you to explore it. Here you can read about tips and practical information for your next trip to Thailand.
Most people fly to Bangkok, Thailand's vibrant capital. You can fly directly from Singapore to Bangkok, and from Bangkok you can discover the many different destinations Thailand has to offer!
Visa requirements: Singapore Passport holders do not need a visa for Thailand. This only applys for stay not exceeding 30 days for each entry and a cumulative duration of stay not exceeding 90 days within any six months. Currency: Thai Baht (THB). S$1 is about 26 Baht. Time difference: Singapore is 1 hour ahead of Thailand.
Best time to travel to Thailand
Thailand is a destination that you can visit all year round. The average temperature throughout the year is about 27°C. Depending on the season and the area, it might be a bit hotter or wetter. Check the table below to learn more about the average weather in Thailand:
You can still travel to Thailand during the rainy season, but it's always good to know that it might rain a lot during your visit. The temperature does not drop a lot during that season and nature turns greener because of the rainfall. Making Thailand's nature blossom more during this season.
Etiquette in Thailand
The culture in Thailand can be quite different from what we are used to. That is why it is good to read about the customs of the country. In the table below you can find the most important etiquette rules to follow in Thailand:
Travel in Thailand
You get off the plane and breathe in that Thai air, but what's next? If public transport is not your thing, you can always rent a car and do a little road trip around this beautiful country. But you can also get around quite well with public transport.
Public transport in Bangkok:
Taxi: you can find them anywhere, but always make sure the meter is on!
Bus: throughout Bangkok, you can buy tickets when boarding the bus. And buses without air conditioning are free.
River Express boat: discover Bangkok with beautiful views over the water. Routes can be recognized by colored flags on the boat. You can buy tickets on the boat itself.
Tuk Tuk: Mainly for the experience, not so much for the price. Agree with the driver the price in advance.
Public transport outside Bangkok:
Bus: local long-distance buses go from three bus terminals in Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Surat Thani, among others. Tickets are sold online.
Train: trains in Thailand don't go that fast (about 60-80 kilometers per hour), so not recommended for long distances.
Airplane: for longer distances it is becoming increasingly cheaper to book a domestic flight. Search current rates with CheapTickets.sg and find the most suitable for you.
Talking to the locals: useful phrases
Speak Thai with the locals! Start with a wai: hold your palms together and bend your head slightly forward.
The Thai are very polite. The words khrup (pronounced 'kap'), used for men, and ka (pronounced 'kah') used for women, are pasted after most sentences to be more polite. Below are a few essential Thai words and phrases to help you during your next trip:
Yes = Chai
No = Mai('not yes', there is no real word for no)
Excuse me = Khor thoad
Thank you = Khop khun
Do you speak English? = Kun pood pasaa angrit dai mai?
How much does that cost? = Rakha thao-rai
4 fun facts about Thailand
10% of all animal species are found in Thailand
Thailand has never been a colony. Which is why you won't see European buildings or monuments.
Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun(Rama X) is the King of Thailand since 2016.
The full name of Bangkok is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit (that's 176 letters!)