Why Is It Still So Difficult To Change Baht To Foreign Currency Notes? in Jobs, economy, banking, business, investments Posted April 8, 2007 As far as I know foreign exchange of the Ringitt has not been allowed, by Malaysia, since the meltdown 10 years ago. Ringgit to Baht and Baht to Ringgit exchanges can both be done easily in either country. The spread is almost always substantially smaller in Malaysia. To get Ringgit at BKK usually means a trip to several different exchange counters as not all of them handle the currency or have it at a given time.