January 17, 2017

General Information

Thai Etiquette

 

Do:
 

  • Remove your shoes whenever you enter someone’s home. It’s also a good idea to check when you enter a shop or temple to see if others have removed their shoes.
  • Wear modest, neat clothing. Since social status is often determined by clothing, it is important to present a well-groomed and conservative image.
  • Address people by their first name. Often, the title Khun is added before the first name. This is similar to Mr. or Mrs., and is used for both men and women, regardless of marital status. Family names are typically only used in formal settings.

 

Don’t:
 

  • Show someone the bottoms of your feet, or allow your feet to be higher than the level of someone else’s head.
  • Touch a monk, especially if you are a woman. Monks are forbidden to have any physical contact with women, and this is strictly observed.
  • Touch someone’s head, or pass something over another person’s head.
  • Show displays of affection in public. Couples kissing or hugging in public is considered inappropriate.
  • Wear short shorts, low-cut tops, or revealing clothes during the visit at the temples.

 

 

Congress Language

The official language used in the conference is English

Electrical Standards

  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

In Thailand the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs.

 

 

Plug2   Plug3          s-l1000

Health Insurance

 

A travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is a good idea. Policies offer differing medical-expense options. Be sure that the policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home. You may prefer a policy that pays doctors or hospitals directly rather than you having to pay on the spot and claim later. If you have to claim later make sure you keep all documentation.