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Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Easy to use at normal shops, not usable at outdoor markets, etc. - Aug 7, 2014
There really isn't a culture among the locals for using credit cards but the chain stores, hotels, and most popular restaurants take them. Most small establishments won't be able to accept them. ATMs for Standard Charter, HSBC and Citibank (the international banks, basically) take international debit cards and can be found around town. - Nov 6, 2013
Easy. - Dec 29, 2008
We use credit cards and our ATM cards here with little trouble. Sometimes our banks balk when they see charges here and online (US-based) on the same day - but that's a feature, not a bug right? - Jan 2, 2008