Ko Lipe

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Adang Archipelago, on the border of Thailand and Malaysia, is often called the “Thai Maldives” for its white sand. Lipe is the only inhabited island of this archipelago. It’s the only inhabited island in the archipelago, and is also frequented by divers, as Ko-Lipe’s coastal waters are home to nearly a quarter of the marine life species that exist in nature.

The island has no wharf, boats arriving at Ko-Lipe, moored to a special floating platform on which tourists are transferred to small boats from local residents, who in turn bring them to shore. It costs only 50 THB per person. The way back from the island to the platform with the boats will also cost 50 THB.

The highlight of this archipelago is the Tarutau National Park, a must-see. Prices on the page are for November 2019.

100 USD = 3,544.25 THB

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 10,000 people
  • GDP: $5,911 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 21 Mbps
  • Best wireless: AIS
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Tipping is NOT customary in Thailand, there is absolutely NO mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated.
  • Apartment listings: 9 Apartment
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Online electronics shop: Lazada
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Air Asia
  • Best intl air carrier: Air Asia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1150
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $450
  • Meal: $1.3
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.6
  • Coffee: $1.8

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