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ATM's dispense what currency, $ or kip?

  • jourdin

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    I have seen conflicting stories about what ATM's dispense, kip and/or US dollars.

    What's the true story? Do some machines dispense two different currencies? How does one know what currency a machine dispenses?

    #1 Posted: 29/5/2008 - 14:59

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  • Rufus

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    ATMs dispense kip, after all you are in Laos. Why should they dispense US$?

    #2 Posted: 29/5/2008 - 16:17

  • exacto

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    it is pretty much only ATMs in cambodia that dispense US dollars. thailand, laos, vietnam, singapore, etc dispense local currency.

    there's a feature article on how to manage your money while travelling in asia that you might find useful too. it's available at http://www.travelfish.org/feature/103.

    happy travels.

    #3 Posted: 30/5/2008 - 09:39

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