CLIMATE


There are three seasons in Thailand. Typically duration and temperature are as follows:

1. Rainy season (June to October) with monthly average temperature approximately 24-32 degree Celsius

2. Summer (March to May) with temperature approximately 30-38 degree Celsius

3. Winter (November to February) with temperature approximately 10-22 degree Celsius Annual average temperature is around 28 degree Celsius August with the humidity around 60%. An umbrella may be needed outdoor and the personal medicine to prevent catching a cold or other allergic disease may also be needed.

CLOTHING


Clothing made of light fabrics, such as cotton, linen, is suitable for outdoors in warm and humid climate. For formal occasions, a jacket and tie or Thai official costume with short or long sleeves is required for men. Blouse and long trouser suit is appropriate for women.




CREDIT CARDS


Major credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Master and Visa are wildly used and accepted. 3-5 percent additional charge may be applied in some stores. Please check with the stores before using.




TIME ZONE


The time in Thailand is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7).


VISA


Major credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Master and Visa are wildly used and accepted. 3-5 percent additional charge may be applied in some stores. Please check with the stores before using.

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LANGUAGE


The conference will be conducted in English. However, simultaneous translation from English to Thai will be provided. Translation from English to other languages such as Spanish and French may be provided depending on a number of participants who speak those languages. In Thailand, the standard Thai language is used, while English is a mandatory subject in public schools and is widely spoken and understood in business and tourist areas. Spoken and written Thai is largely incomprehensible to casual visitors. However, English is widely understood, particularly in Bangkok where it is almost the major commercial language. English and some European languages are spoken in most hotels, shops and restaurants in major tourist destinations, and Thai-English road and street signs are found nationwide.