Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia: A Practical Guide

(Keep on reading to be informed about what Southeast Asia travel adapter suits your travel needs.)

Traveling to another country could be a pain if you forget to consider the electrical plugs that your country of destination uses, especially if it is different from the electrical plugs you use in your home country. Some hotels have universal electrical plugs, but what if you went somewhere with no such plugs? That is when you will need a travel adapter and I found learning about these things practical and useful since I’ve been traveling around Southeast Asia for a couple of years now. This is why I came up with this Southeast Asia travel adapter guide to also help other travelers out there.

When I went to Singapore this year, I forgot to bring my travel adapter, and the hotel I stayed did not have a universal electrical plug. I asked the receptionist if I could borrow one. However because of language barrier, he kept on insisting that there is an electrical plug available at my room and he’s not aware that my gadgets have a totally different type of electrical plug required despite showing him the actual cables. I ended up buying an adapter in a convenience store which cost me SGD8.

Another instance I had was when I went to Indonesia for a couple of days where I had to stay in different hotels as I move from one city/town to another. Some hotels I stayed only had the Type C electrical plug. As a result, I had to connect my phone to the USB outlet of the television and let it charge while I sleep.

These are some of the possible reasons why, my friends, you will definitely need this Southeast Asia travel adapter guide.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL ADAPTER: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

I’m sure you don’t want to experience these inconveniences during your trips abroad. Since I am traveling around Southeast Asia the most frequent and most of my readers also do, I compiled this practical guide to Southeast Asia travel adapter guide:

TRAVEL ADAPTER BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

You need to have a Type G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Brunei Darussalam.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER CAMBODIA

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapter in Cambodia: Type G (photo from worldstandards.eu)

TRAVEL ADAPTER CAMBODIA. You need to have either Type A, C, or G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Cambodia.

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For more specific travel adapter Cambodia tips and my experiences, you can always send me an email! 🙂 Other sources of travel adapter Cambodia tips in this link.

TRAVEL ADAPTER INDONESIA

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

TRAVEL ADAPTER INDONESIA. You need to have either Type C or F Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Indonesia.

For more specific travel adapter Indonesia tips and my experiences, you can always send me an email! 🙂 Other sources of travel adapter Indonesia tips in this link.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER LAOS

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

You need to have either Type A, B, C, E, or F Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Laos.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER MALAYSIA

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

You need to have a Type G Travel Plug Adapter when traveling to Malaysia.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER MYANMAR

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

TRAVEL ADAPTER MYANMAR. Surprisingly, Myanmar uses a variety of electrical plugs: Types A, C, D, G, and I. You have to prepare these travel plug adapters when going to Myanmar.

For more specific travel adapter Myanmar tips and my experiences, you can always send me an email! 🙂 Other sources of travel adapter Myanmar tips in this link.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER PHILIPPINES

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

The Philippines uses Types A, B, and C electrical plugs, but Type A is the most commonly-used type. To be sure, you can consider bringing all 3 types.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER SINGAPORE

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

Like Brunei and Malaysia, Singapore uses Type G electrical plugs, hence be prepared to bring the same travel plug adapter to avoid the hassle I just shared you earlier.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER THAILAND

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

Like the Philippines, Thailand also uses Types A, B, and C electrical plugs. In addition to that, Thailand also uses a special Type O electrical plug:

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

Be sure to prepare these types of travel plug adapters when traveling to Thailand.

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TRAVEL ADAPTER VIETNAM

Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia
Travel Plug Adapters in Southeast Asia

Vietnam’s electrical plugs are similar to the Philippines and Thailand: Types A, B, and C.

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The Southeast Asia travel adapter variety can be intimidating, but it does not hurt to prepare all travel adapters for the types of electrical plugs in the Southeast Asian countries you will visit. After all, you want your travel to be hassle-free. Happy travels!

SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL ADAPTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What plugs are used in Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asian countries use different plugs, so it is best to either learn what specific plugs each country uses, or bring your own universal travel adapter when packing for your trip.

What plugs are used in Vietnam and Cambodia?

Vietnam used Types A, B, and C plugs while Cambodia uses Types A, C, and G plugs.

What travel adapter is needed for Thailand?

Thailand uses Types A, B, and C plugs (similar to the Philippines and Vietnam). In addition, some parts of Thailand also uses a special Type O plug.

What plug adapter do I need for Cambodia?

For Cambodia, you will need either Type A, C, or G plugs, depending on what the specific place/establishment uses.

(Most of the information from this blog are collected with the help of information from ASEAN website: www.asean.org)

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