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    Is probably a silly question but..sunscreen purchase info

    I'm fairly sure we can but just want to double check.

    Is it relatively easy to buy sunscreen and insect repellant in Bangkok & if so, where would be the best place to look for it? Pharmacies?

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    yeah they even got a place called 7/11

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    Thanks for the info Will probably go to those chemist or a supermarket.

    I know there are 7/11's on most street corners but have found that they can vary quite a bit in what they stock and aren't always the best place to try and get things.


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    There is a bit of a row going on about sunscreens in the UK at the moment.
    A respected consumer magazine-"Which"-tested a range of them and found many not up to the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) advertised. Boot's "Soltan", advertised at 15 SPF for example, only mentioned an SPF of 8.7. ASDA (Wallmart) managed 11.5 out of an SPF of 15. The Lawyers are busy, but meanwhile reccomend you double up on application of any sunscreen product until things are resolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don
    There is a bit of a row going on about sunscreens in the UK at the moment.
    A respected consumer magazine-"Which"-tested a range of them and found many not up to the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) advertised. Boot's "Soltan", advertised at 15 SPF for example, only mentioned an SPF of 8.7. ASDA (Wallmart) managed 11.5 out of an SPF of 15. The Lawyers are busy, but meanwhile reccomend you double up on application of any sunscreen product until things are resolved.
    Or be like Thai and wear tshirt on beach and to swim.... use umbrella or newspaper all other times to shade from sun

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    Watsons is the best place to go for good quality sunscreen. It's cheaper than Boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnarlykitty
    Watsons is the best place to go for good quality sunscreen. It's cheaper than Boots.
    But, if you happen to be at the MBK Boots or Watsons, head across the "tunnel" to Chulalongkorn's pharmacy.
    It will be cheaper than either.

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    Sun screen is a good way for Thai's to stay light skinned, having a tan makes you look like a lower class laborer, that's why they also use whitening cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_au
    Sun screen is a good way for Thai's to stay light skinned, having a tan makes you look like a lower class laborer, that's why they also use whitening cream.
    That's why your ill formed comments, language construction and attitudes makes you a complete lower class pr***!
    Last edited by Peterg; 12-08-06 at 11:51 PM.

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