Thailand Gas Station Culture

I am used to self-serve at petrol stations in Malaysia, so it took me quite a while to adapt myself to the culture here.

But as D said, anything to create job opportunities for their humongous 67 million population. Hmmm … but most of the attendants are Burmese, I noticed?!


A reminder to pay up!

Without fail, gas station’s attendant will put an in-house advertising signage on our car hood, whilst they fill in our petrol tank. Advertising-aside, the reason is … do not drive off before paying,  or signing on credit card slip.

Perhaps there is a chance for creative media?


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.