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Some of Myanmar's experiences with funds - Myanmar Forum
I used my Visa Debit Card (which charges my current account) at cash dispensers to send my... I would be given 5000 kilo accounts that I would take into the bench and modify for 1000 and 500 term for purchasing on the spot (food etc). If a dish of pasta cost 500 kyats, you notice that small notes are useful.
Usually you take a number for the services in the atelier. Myanma plane in Kyoto. And I had to put US money - Prince Bills - on the air. The majority of them give their rates in dollar and then converts to Kyoto, sometimes to their benefit (e.g. by putting some additional points to the currency rate!).
I don't think the US currency is so widespread now that the land has opened up. When I arrived in June and all the information was excellent, I decided on a small locally based ATM that didn't require any fees for sea operations and only had withdrawn the max. amount of K300,000 from ATMs - which makes the K5,000 ATM very sane.
Trying to make advance plans for the funds I would need in isolated areas, but when I was carrying a few Yankee dollars and a few remaining dollars for emergency relief. I' m sure that the only currency that a salesman ever wanted was the Yankee dollars as a means of currency was the few ferry trips I took with the US Treasury, and I'm sure that the currency I provided made someone very lucky.
I found it tough to get a clear response to the question "what kind of currency would I need in Myanmar" - not too tough to figure out if you are reading some of the articles here.....? 1 - Viv....also notice that you can now modify OZ $$, only at Farmer Xchange branch offices - located in Yangon, Mandalay and Mandalay airports.....so take a heap of Australian $100/50 bills with you, save yourself the purchase of US currency and then switch to Kyat.
Ms. Fugaru, who do you work with? I am confident with TD Canada and I wonder if my ticket works there. In Bhutan it didn't work, but some of my mates with other Canada banks worked. I have a bench with CIBC. There was no Canada banc that didn't ask for ATM charges.... but I wasn't looking for that much either because I'm just writing it off as a travelling expense.
I would be interested in the information if you know of a Canada bank/credit unions.