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    • jpa
    • By jpa 16th Jul 17, 11:27 AM
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    Cash Withdrawals in Asia
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    Cash Withdrawals in Asia 16th Jul 17 at 11:27 AM
    Looking for suggestions for the cheapest way to withdraw cash while travelling in Asia (Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore). On a 2 month travel and don't want to carry loads of cash around, but will want to make regular withdrawals in local currency.

    Anyone with any suggestions which may keep cash withdrawal charges to a minimum, I'd greatly appreciate any help.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 16th Jul 17, 11:42 AM
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    Normal answers , Halifax clarity card or the creation everyday card. Free ATM withdrawal , just log on asap and clear the balance
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 16th Jul 17, 11:57 AM
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    ATM withdrawals in Thailand using a foreign card cost ~£5, so withdraw the maximum at a time, try to use your card to withdraw 'over the counter' in a bank, or take cash pounds to exchange. Avoid bank exchange booths in the airport on arrival, go downstairs to the rail link terminal and use SuperRich Exchange etc.
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 16th Jul 17, 12:23 PM
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    I'm a creature of habit, and until it breaks I won't try and mend it's cash all the way for me, with a debit card back-up.

    I wear a lightweight cotton gilet all the time. Loads of different size velcro pockets, and 5 zipped pockets including 3 perfect size zip pockets inside the gilet.....never yet felt threatened.

    Always use £50 notes in excellent conition, no tears and no pen marks on them.
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