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Keep yourself insured
- Ensure you buy travel insurance before you come as admitting to local hospitals for tourists will be expensive.
Keep yourself safe
- Do not walk alone late at night.
- Avoid unlit areas.
- Do not leave your drink unattended.
- Do not carry a lot of valuables and cash.
- Avoid cash counting in public.
- Do not accept offer of rides from stranger.
- Ensure you have friends’ contacts who can come to help you if you are in trouble.
Keep belongings safe
- Ensure your cars and accommodation are locked when leaving for other destinations.
- Do not leave your wallets, mobile phones, bags, backpacks and cameras unattended in public places.
- Quickly report lost or stolen possessions to local police stations. Get a report from them if you are claiming travel insurance.
Keeping safe with alcohol
- You can buy alcohol if you are 18 and above.
- Show your passport to proof age
- If you drink alcohol in designated ban area could lead to fine or being arrested.
- You can be fined for drinking alcohol on public transport, including taxis.
- If you drink, take cab back to your accommodation. It would be best if your friend can accompany.
Keeping your credit cards and identity safe
- Do not display your credit card number and PIN that will let people capture with a camera.
- Do not bring too many credit cards with you.
- Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately else credit card company may charge you for the usage by the thief.
Do not accept deals that is too good to be true. Do not believe in everything people says or you might ended up losing money and safety.
- Airport Taxi Scam
- Thai Gem Scam
- Wrong Change Scam
- Jet Ski Scam
- Patpong Sex Show Scam
- Hualamphong Scam
- Long Distance Bus Scam
- The Grand Palace is Closed Scam
- Blackjack Scam
- My Girlfriend is Pregnant Scam