All Thais are welcome to the branch¬es for information and to contact their relatives in Thailand, as well as special cash allowances, the bank said at a press conference yesterday.
Teera Apaiwong, the senior execu¬tive vice president, said as the bank also had its business overseas, the bank was in a position to help Thais contact their relatives in their homeland, and also provide money transfer facilities to 100 countries free of charge.
Teera said: "Thais stranded overseas, regardless of whether they are our cus¬tomers or not, can ask for help at our 19 branches in 11 countries, which are located in financial and tourism cen¬tres, such as to use the Internet, mak¬ing a phone call, sending fax. If they need instant money transfer, we have our agencies in over 100 countries to provide the service free of charge," she added.
The receivers must bring their pass¬ports to get the cash within 30 minutes after sending.
For more information, please con¬tact Bualuang Phone 1333, BBL branches nationwide and the following overseas branches:
lFour branches in China - Beijing (8610) 65690088, Shanghai (8621) 61930100, Xiamen (86592) 5118833, and Shenzhen (86755) 33965800.
lTwo branches in Hong Kong - Hong Kong branch (852) 28016688 and Kowloon branch (852) 23001888.
lOne branch in Jakarta (6221) 2311008
lTwo branches in Japan - Tokyo (813) 35033333 and Osaka (816) 62637100
lManila branch (632) 7520333
lSingapore branch (65) 64100400
lTaiwan branch (8862) 25073275
lLondon branch (4420) 79294422
lThe US - New York branch (1212) 4228200
lTwo branches in Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh (848) 3 82143968 and Hanoi (844) 3 93659038
lMalaysia branch (603) 21737200