Smokers should watch restrictive signs, as smoking is allowed only in specially designated smoking area. Smoking in public areas may be charged with heavy fines.
Utility supplied voltage is 110V. All the hotels and inns are equipped with American standard sockets. Tourists taking some electric appliances should necessarily get adapters and connectors in advance as local hotels do not provide any.
The city has adopted a system of cashless transfers. International credit cards are accepted almost by all hotels, restaurants and shops as well as by most filling stations. An optimum way to pay for goods and services is national currency which can be exchanged at home before a trip or in the airport as local banks and other financial institutions offer rather unprofitable exchange rate and terms.
Most shopping centers get open at 9:30 and serve customers till 18:00. A usual day off is Sunday. Large shopping centers work seven days a week and feature a longer working day.
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