Bike rentals and license

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  1. hardrider

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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.
     
  2. tonykiwi

    tonykiwi Ol'Timer

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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
     
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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.
     
  4. hardrider

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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...
     

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