From Ranong it takes around 30 minutes to reach Myanmar.
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When the Queen's or King's birthday come up many boats receive a special decoration for that period and one has to know, that the King and his Queen are very popular and important for the Thai people.
The friendly visa express crew had occasionally tried to promote some special bargains from Myanmar which were primarily stimulants such as alcohol, cigarettes and Viagra.
And most obviously these boats are a very important factor for the economy of this region.