Most offices open from 9 – 5 pm, Monday to
Friday except on and around public holidays
when business hours may vary widely, many stores
are open 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
Credit Cards / ATM
All types of credit cards can be
used in the various shops in Phuket.
are many ATM machines around the built up area
You will always find one
that can be used for the many various credit
/ debit cards available.
Electricity in Thailand is 220v ac HZ. Several
different plugs and sockets are in use. A plug
adaptor kit can be purchased in Phuket . There
are occasional blackouts and power variations
especially during rainy season, they do not usually last too long.
Film and Digital processing is available with
one hour processing in popular tourist places.
All brands and types of films are available
in Thailand . Photo shops can transfer your
Digital memory card on to a C.D if you wish.
( Approx Price 200 Baht Per disc )
The post office is open 8am – 4.30pm . Important
items can be sent by Express Mail Service (EMS)
or use private couriers like DHL or UPS and
have representatives in Phuket.
Local calls are from red or blue
International calls can be
made from only blue boxes
direct dialing dial 001 + country code + area
code + phone number
Thailand time zone is GMT + 7, seven hours
ahead of GMT / London (6 hours after clocks turned back)