Friday, March 25, 2011

E - electricity, embassies and more


Electricity
Electricity supply in Phuket is 220 Volts AC at 50 cycles - care must be taken when using sensitive equipment such as laptops due to the amount of blackouts and power variations that we have; especially during the rainy season.

Adaptors are available for some electrical equipment.  Converters for current conversion are available for some products.

Embassies in Bangkok - their websites
Australian        Phone No. 02 - 344 6300
Belgium          Phone No. 02 - 679 5460
British          Phone No. 02 - 305 8333
Canada          Phone No. 02 - 237 4125
Germany            Phone No. 02 - 285 6627
Indian            Phone No. 02 - 258 0333
Ireland           Phone No. 02 - 677 7500                                             
Mexico             Phone No. 02 - 285 0995 
Nepal             Phone No. 02 - 391 7240
Netherlands    Phone No. 02 - 254 7701
Peru              Phone No. 02 - 254 2530
South African    Phone No. 02 250 9012
Sweden      Phone No. 02 - 263 7211
U.S.A.      Phone No. 02 - 205 4000
         
(There are a lot more - Thailand4U
but information is not updated - please check)

Emergencies 
If you are not in a hotel these numbers may be of use:

          Fire        199
          Police       191
          Marine Police       076 – 211 883
          Tourist Police 99
        
Eyebrow Threading
"If you are anywhere near Patong, my missus went to the beauty shop in Soi Nanong 2 (directly behing the Offshore Bar). They did a great job. For Thais, should be B1000 to B1500. For farang, who knows?" 



Exchange services
These are usually open from 8 a.m. to midnight.  Banks commonly close at 3 pm but in shopping malls they will be open longer. Banks are closed on Sunday and are commonly open until midday on Saturdays.

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