Bike rentals and license

hardrider

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Dec 16, 2009
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Hello!
I am visiting Chiang Mai on a 30day tourist permit.
I wish to rent a bike for a day trip... or 2.
I hold a Singapore driving/riding license. It is not an international license.
How do I go about renting and riding a bike without getting into trouble with the law.
Any help/advice will be most appreciated.
 

tonykiwi

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My experience

You will get bike regardless of license. Just bring passport.

International license is easy to get, so get one. Handy for road checks if you are checked. Personally I never needed any of these

Enjoy your rides, amazing country
 

Auke

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Instead of an International driving License you could also try to get the ASEAN driving license which is valid in the ASEAN countries. Here in Thailand when applying for a driving license you can choose which one you want and I assume that it will be possible to exchage you national license for the ASEAN version.
 

hardrider

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Dec 16, 2009
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Thanks for the replies.
My main concern is not wanting to end up a criminal.
I will visit the traffic/licensing department next week.
I found out it's in Hang Dong which is about 15mins away from where I'm putting up (Sanpatong).
As I am planning to move here by 2011, I will try to apply for a Thai driver's license.
Next big headache in time to come is importong my bike here.
From what I've read, that could be a real challenge. Well until then...