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Isit ok to take British £ TravelersCheques toSouth East Asia

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1. Posted by nomadicgal (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

I am currently in Australia.. Im a british citizen..

I arrive in Singapore 18th Sep and then want to see some of malaysia and thialand and Laos...

At the moment I have only Australian Dollars.. I was going to get them exchanged into British pound TRAVELLERS CHEQUES! to take with me as you get so much more for your pound! as opposed to the US Dollar!...

However is this the right thing to do.. I think Ill lose so much money if I change it inot US dollars.. but is it ok to take UK sterling travllers cheques with me to these countries...imean to get them echanged into local currency etc..... thanks!

2. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 10y

aye it's fine :)

3. Posted by frosty (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

Quoting emmak1

I am currently in Australia.. Im a british citizen..

I arrive in Singapore 18th Sep and then want to see some of malaysia and thialand and Laos...

At the moment I have only Australian Dollars.. I was going to get them exchanged into British pound TRAVELLERS CHEQUES! to take with me as you get so much more for your pound! as opposed to the US Dollar!...

However is this the right thing to do.. I think Ill lose so much money if I change it inot US dollars.. but is it ok to take UK sterling travllers cheques with me to these countries...imean to get them echanged into local currency etc..... thanks!

Change your Australian dollars or travellers checks into Thai baht at the airport or point of entry, it's pretty easy. If you get travellers checks stick with the large denominations because you pay a fee for each check cashed (measely 33 baht) and any excess Thai baht can be exchanged back into you currency when you leave.

When you change your money over at the airport or point of entry get some small bills for paying taxi cabs and street vendors.

ATM's are available in Thailand too. Same as travellers checks, if you use them take out enough to last several days to avoid paying big fees for small withdrawals.