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Changing Singapore Dollars to Lao kip

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Changing Singapore Dollars to Lao kip

Is it possible to change Singapore Dollars straight to Lao kip in Vientiane? According to BCEL (http://www.bcel.com.la/en/ExchangeRate.aspx) only EFT is available for SGD, what about other money changers, and do they publish their rate online?

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1. Re: Changing Singapore Dollars to Lao kip

Money changers do not publsih their rates on line as they are small enterprises. Yes, nearly all banks icluding BCEL change Singapore dollars.

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2. Re: Changing Singapore Dollars to Lao kip

Thanks for the reply. Oh I did a search and Bank of Lao PDR here bol.gov.la/upload_reference/opd/exchange_opd… says they buy SGD for 6069 kip, which doesn't look very good. So it seems that it is better to convert SGD to USD in Singapore then convert USD to kip in Laos.

Also are the rates in Luang Prabang (USD to kip) better or worse than Vientiane? Would not like to carry a huge stack of kip around so I might change some in Luang Prabang instead. Also do the money changers offer discount for changing larger sums (some in SG do that)?

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3. Re: Changing Singapore Dollars to Lao kip

I was in LP on business last week. Generally the exchange rates in LP seemed a bit worse than in Vientiane. You occasionally get a better rate if you change large amounts, but it is a minimal difference.

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4. Re: Changing Singapore Dollars to Lao kip

Ok thanks.

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