Climate & Weather
The weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid: typical of its location within the tropics. Generally speaking, Thailand can be divided into three seasons: “hot” season, “rainy” season, and “cool” season, though Thailand’s geography allows visitors to find suitable weather somewhere in the country throughout the year.
Thailand Weather Report, www.tmd.go.th
Thailand Standard time is GMT+7. Thailand does not observe daylight savings.
More than 92% of the population speaks Thai or one of its regional dialects. While the Thai language is the official language of Thailand, as a result of its cosmopolitan capital city and established tourism infrastructure, English is spoken and understood throughout much of Thailand.
What to prepare
The dress code for the conference is the business attire. After the conference it is recommended to wear a T-shirt and shorts. Unless, you visit a temple, the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha or any other official Thai attraction, more proper dressed is required. Please DO wear long trousers with either a T-shirt or polo shirt or knee-length dress with short/ long sleeves.
Due to the rainy season in a tropical country, an indispensable product is mosquito repellent. In case you forgot to bring it, you can buy it at any convenient/drug store or department store near your hotel.
The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht. Baht come in both coin and banknote form. The size of Thai currency, both coins and bills increases with value and varies in color.
There is a currency exchange counter available at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Most of the shops and restaurants in Thailand also accepted VISA and Master Card.
Mobile phone system
In Thailand, there are three mobile operators which are AIS, TrueMove and DTAC. You can buy a sim card at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. The selling counters are located in both luggage claim area and in the meeting point area (close to the exit gate). Once you see those logos below, just walk directly and purchase a traveler sim card.
Electricity & Plug
Electrical outlets in Thailand are charged to 220 V at 50 cycles per second. Some electrical appliance may need a plug-adapter kit to plug-in before using them.