Thailand Intimacy & Healthy (Adult) Sexuality Research Report
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Thailand / Currency
The currency of Thailand is the Baht which consists of 100 Satangs. Coins include 25 satang, 50 satang, 1 Baht, 5 Baht and 10 Baht pieces but the confusing fact about coins is that they are of different sizes for the same value coin and only the newer coins have Arabic numerals. The 5 Baht coin (silver with copper edge) and the 1 Baht coin (silver) each come in three sizes. The 10 Baht coin has a copper center with silver border, the 50 and 25 satang coins are copper colored, and both circulate in two sizes.
Paper money is clearer since the notes have Arabic (as well as Thai) numerals and are color coded as well as of different sizes for different denominations - the larger the denomination the larger the size. 10's are brown, 20's green, 50's blue, 100's red, 500's purple and 1000 Baht notes are grey.
Avoid Tap Water But Ice in Bars Should Be Fine
I am not clear how important it is in Thailand not to drink the local water. In Manila I was very careful since I am not use to the foreign bacteria which is why tourists are waned in many countries not to drink the water. I assume the same is true here. I brush my teeth using bottled water etc. However, like in Manila I am not avoiding ice that they serve with the drinks, and so far no problems!
In Manila/Angeles City many of the bars buy there ice separately from a more pure source or have their own private water supplies (wells, etc). I understand in Thailand tourist bars they also use commercial ice cubes and water to avoid tourists getting sick.
I was careful to also brush my teeth using bottled water.
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