Things to Know about Bangkok
It will not be possible for UNESCAP to provide transportation for participants between
hotels and UNCC. Metered taxis are generally available. It is advisable to ask the hotel
staff to write down the destination in Thai as not all drivers understand English. The
hotels listed in paragraph 17 may provide courtesy shuttle buses to UNESCAP if there are
The weather in Bangkok in September is warm and humid with the temperature averaging 28
degrees Celsius. Rain is most likely. Light tropical clothing will be appropriate when
outdoors. The meeting room where the workshop is to be held is air-conditioned and the
temperature is maintained in the range of 21-25 degrees Celsius.
Participants may bring with them into Thailand unrestricted sums of foreign currency in
the form of travellers' cheques, drafts, letter of credit or other banking instruments
which may be exchanged for Thai currency. The July exchange rate is around Thai Baht 41 to
1 US dollar.
Participants may be required to declare the amount of travellers' cheques or currency
in their possession on arrival at Bangkok International Airport.
Exchange facilities are normally available at hotels as well as at the Siam Commercial
Bank, United Nations Branch, located on the first floor of the Service Building (telephone
extensions 1313, 1314). It is open from 0830 to 1530 hours, without lunch break, from
Monday to Friday.
Internet and e-mail services
There are several Internet-connected computers at the Internet Café near the snack
bar, level 1, UNCC, which participants can use free of charge during breaks to access the
Internet, including their personal web-based email accounts.
First-aid and medical services are available at the Medical Centre, fourth floor,
Service Building, during weekdays. The UNESCAP doctor is available from 0730 to 1545
hours. Appointment should be made through the Nurse at extension 1352.
Postal services are available at the Post and Telegraphic Office, UN Branch, ground
floor, UNCC. It is open from 0800 to 1600 hours, without lunch break, Monday to Friday,
except for official holidays. Overseas telephone calls and fax transmissions can also be
made from the Post and Telegraphic Office at government regulated charge rates.
Current time in
various Asian cities.
|GMT: +7 (no daylight savings time)
Time difference from:
||3 hours ahead of Bangkok
||1 hour ahead of Bangkok
|New Delhi, India
||2 hours behindf Bangkok
||5 hours behind Bangkok
|New York, NY, USA
||11 hours behind Bangkok
|Mexico City, Mexico
||12 hours behind Bangkok
|San Francisco, CA, USA
||14 hours behind Bangkok
The standard voltage in Thailand is 220 VAC at 50Hz. Plugs are Type A (flat blade
attachment plug) and Type C (round pin attachment plug).
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