What Does 555 Mean in Thailand? (Origin and Usage)

Have you ever received a text from a Thai friend containing the sequence “555” and wondered what it means and if they are just randomly typing numbers out of frustration? Well, you might be surprised to know there is a cultural significance behind this sequence of numbers in Thailand, so let’s take a closer look. … Read more

BEST SIM Card For Thailand Tourists (Packages and Rates) 2023

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Searching for the best tourist SIM to pick for your travels in Thailand? International roaming, making calls, or sending SMS with your regular SIM while traveling abroad is costly. To reduce costs and avoid surprises in your next bill, you have a couple of options to consider: Option 1: Check if your regular network provider … Read more

Wise – Cheapest Way To Send Money To Thailand

Need to transfer money to a local Thai bank account or want to benefit from an ATM card with international support? Wise (formerly known as Transferwise) is a market-leading money transfer service that operates in more than 60 countries, including Thailand. Want to avoid expensive SWIFT bank transfers? Wise is one of the cheapest ways … Read more

16 Best Must-Have Apps When Visiting Thailand (2023)

Are you planning your next big adventure to Thailand? Navigating a new country or city can be challenging. Thankfully, there are plenty of helpful mobile apps available in Thailand to aid you with transport, accommodation, attractions, and food options. Let’s dive into some recommended apps you’ll need when visiting Thailand: Read on to learn more … Read more

BTS Rabbit Card – Where to Buy? How to Use? Rates and more

The BTS Skytrain is one of the most convenient ways to transit around Bangkok to avoid traffic, get great city views, and connect with other transport hubs. There are a few ways to pay for the BTS, including cash and single-use tickets, but the best way is to use the top-up Rabbit Card available for … Read more

How To Use Bolt in Thailand? Rates, locations, and more (2023)

Bolt is a European-based multi-service app offering taxis, ride-sharing, food delivery, and scooter hire. It entered the Thai market in 2020, offering its ride-hailing service exclusively as a direct competitor to Grab. I have been using Bolt as an alternative to Grab to compare journey prices or if no Grab drivers are available. It’s great … Read more

Grab Thailand Transport Guide (2023 Rates, Fees, and More)

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Grab is a multiple-usage app offering transport, food delivery, package delivery, and other services within the South East Asia region. It entered the Thai market in 2013 and has become one of the most popular ride-hailing services in the country after Uber left the market in 2018. Grab now operates in 15 locations around Thailand, … Read more

Thai Language Survival Guide – How To Say Basic Phrases

Are you looking to pick up some basic Thai? I’ve outlined in this article some basic Thai phrases to help you make the most of your trip. Learning Thai as a tourist or expat will make your stay in the Kingdom more enjoyable, and once you’ve masted the basics, you’ll be able to impress the … Read more

How to Watch Disney Plus in Thailand – Price & How-Tos (2023)

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Disney Plus was released in Thailand on the 30th of June 2021 under the Asia region branding of Disney+ Hotstar. The service is available to Thai or expat customers with a mobile phone number on networks AIS, TrueMove, and DTAC. Prices range from 99 THB monthly to 799 THB yearly. The regional service includes all … Read more

Using ATMs in Thailand – Rates, Limits, and More (2023)

Want to withdraw cash from a bank while you’re in Thailand with a foreign ATM card? This article will guide you through the process. What ATM cards work in Thailand Thailand banks accept foreign ATM debit/credit cards from major suppliers such as VISA, Mastercard, American Express (AMEX), and UnionPay.  Supported card types: If your card … Read more