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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Money Exchange in Bangkok

If you happened to be in Bangkok and want to change your US dollars or pounds or Euros into thai baht, the easiest way is to go to a money exchanged from a bank located in most places, especially shopping malls and tourist areas. However, the rate they pay is too low. If you want to exchange large amount of money, say 1000 dollars, then a good idea is to go to one of those authoruzed money exchanges. They are not as numerous as the bank exchanges but they pay better than banks. A few days ago, I went to one such exchange which name is Super Rich. While those at the banks paied around 37.17 baht a dollar, they paid me 37.50 baht! and for 1000 dollars, it is 330 baht difference!!! It is located near Big C at Chidlom. Take MRT, get off at Chidlom, walk past Gayson Department Store to Ratchdamri Road to Big C. Enter the stree to the left of the bus stop near Big C. There is a sign board for it. You also get more if you want to buy some US dollars too.

ဘန္ေကာက္မွာ ေဒၚလာ လဲခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ လြယ္လြယ္ကူကူ လဲခ်င္တယ္၊ ပိုက္ဆံ ပမာဏလဲ နည္းတယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္၊ နီးစပ္ရာ ဘဏ္ ေငြလဲ ဌာနကိုသာ သြားလဲ လိုက္ပါ။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ေငြပမာဏ မ်ားမ်ား လဲခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ ပုဂၢလိက ေငြလဲဆိုင္ (Authorized Money Exchange) ေတြကို သြားလဲတာက ပိုကိုက္ပါတယ္။ ေငြလဲႏႈန္းလဲ ပိုမ်ားပါတယ္။ ခ်စ္လံု (Chid-Lom) နားက၊ ရတ္ခ် ဒမ္မရီ လမ္းမႀကီး (Ratchdamri Road) ေပၚက BIG-C နားမွာ Super Rich ဆိုတဲ့ ပုဂၢလိက Money Exchange ရႈိပါတယ္။ ဘဏ္ေတြက ေပးတဲ့ႏႈန္ထက္ ၀.၃၅ ဘတ္ေလာက္ ပိုေပးပါတယ္။ တရားဝင္ ဖြင့္ထားတာပါ။ အဲဒီနားမွာ Super Rich ဆိုၿပီး ေမးလိုက္လွ်င္ လူတိုင္း သိပါတယ္။ ဆိုင္းဘုတ္ႀကီးလဲ အႀကီးႀကီး ႐ႈိပါတယ္။ ဘတ္ကေန ေဒၚလာပဲ လဲလဲ၊ ေဒၚလာကေန ဘတ္ပဲ လဲလဲ၊ အဆင္ ေျပ ပါတယ္။

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