Climate & Weather
Pattaya, Thailand is located close to the Gulf of Thailand causing a feature of a tropical, wet and dry climate. It is consisted of three seasons: The Hot Season (March - May), The Rainy season (June - October), and the Cool Season (November - February). The average highest temperature is 30 – 35 degrees Celsius (86 – 94F). On the other hand, the average of lowest temperature is 25 – 28C (78 – 89F). The weather on August will be a rainy season with a tropical storm and humidity climate.
Thailand are located in an Indochina Time zone of UTC/GMT +07:00 hours.
Language & Communication
We do normally speak in Thai, considering as our national language. However, we speak English as our second language to communicate, you will be able to speak English with younger generation and government officer to ask for any assistance (e.g. direction)
What to prepare
First of all, dress code. We need to get a suitable dress to a suitable occasion. It is undeniable, the most important dress code for the conference is the business attire. After the conferences, be yourselves!! However, the most recommendation is the sleeveless T-shirts and shorts for both men and women. Unless, you visit the temple, the Sanctuary of truth or any other official and Thai respectful attractions, more proper dress is required. Please DO wear long trousers with either T-shirts or polo shirts or knee-length dress with short/ long sleeves.
Due to the Rainy season in a tropical country, an indispensable product that should not left behind is a mosquito repellent. Bring the one you like either in a liquid form or spray. If forgot to bring, you can find out at the convenient store, drug store or department store near your hotel.
Thailand’s money currency is Thai Baht (THB). Of course! Everyone knows that. Don’t be afraid if you didn’t exchange your money into Thai Baht. The currency exchange counter is available at the Suvarnabhumi Airport (mainly are Kasikorn Bank and Siam Commercial Bank). Once, you are already at Pattaya, you can visit Shopping Center for exchanging the currency. Most of the shops in Thailand also accept VISA and Master Card.
Mobile phone system
In Thailand, there are three mobile operators which are AIS, TrueMove and DTAC. It is convenient for arrival passenger to buy a sim card at the Suvarnabhumi Airport. The selling counters are located in both luggage claim area and the meeting point area (close to the exit gate). Once you see those logos below, just walk directly and purchase a traveler sim card.
Electricity & Plug
The Thailand electric current is 220 Volt AC (50 cycles) throughout the country. Some electrical appliance may need a plug-adapter kit to plug-in before using them.