Mosquito & Insect Repellent, Bangkok

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  • Cox Laboratories

    by Mignonette Written Dec 11, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Bring the least items as possible. MOST things in Thailand are cheaper than in US, NZ, AUS, Europe,... So you an take lots back with you.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals
    Unless you are working in an office - good office has good air conditioning!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medical supplies go to: Cox Laboratories
    Tablet, Capsule, Liquid preparation, Ointment/Cream, Sterile eye preparation.
    Address : 1014/3-4 Soi Watchannai, Sathupradit, Bangpongpang, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120

    Photo Equipment: Cameras you can buy in many tourist attraction places. Unless you have your own favourite one, of course you can bring your own.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you don't like mosquitoes bring mosquitoes/insects repellents.

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    Mosquito Repellent or Suffer!

    by fattytuna Updated Sep 27, 2006

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosiquito bites are almost unavoidable in Thailand. My girlfriend applied three different methods each day to try to protect herself and still got a few bites. If you know they like you, then be prepared.

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    Mosquito Repellent even for indoors

    by easterntrekker Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: If you are travelling around the country pack light . Back packs are probably the best . Keep in mind weight restrictions on domestic flights.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As the norm , good walking shoes , sun hat, and rain jacket are musts.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't leave home without pepto bismal and tyenol.

    Photo Equipment: Take lots and lots of digital memory. ( it can be purchased easily in Thailand too)

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    This and That...

    by volarevolare Written Jun 18, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Something big and roomy. For shopping.

    This time round, I brought my hardcase suitcase. Lots of space.

    And a haversack for my day outings. :)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes are recommended.

    Not only will you be doing a lot of walking, some of their walkways are uneven and you don't want to risk a sprained ankle.

    Also there are some puddles you definitely don't want your feet in.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring along your own medication but if you do need to buy toiletries and medical supplies, these are easily available.

    Toiletries -- try Carrefour. Or Watson's.

    Medical Supplies -- Guardian pharmacy, or Watson's.

    Photo Equipment: A handy digicam might be good. Mine was too bulky and so that's why I didn't bring it out a lot.

    Think I might have to get a smaller one for convenience but that compromises the zoom capabilities, even as the new smaller ones have good pixel sizes.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Get sun lotion to prevent burns.

    Might also need some kind of insect repellent or some salve for mosquito bites.

    Easily available at the toiletries shops or pharmacies. One good brand is ZAMBUCK. Minty smell with superb anti-itch action. Good for rubbing on tired muscles too. :)

    Miscellaneous: Bring a small foldable umbrella.

    It rained a bit while we were there, thankfully, the showers stopped as soon as they started, most of the time.

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    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

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    That came in handy!

    by Elginah Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Hard case suitcase with wheels, if you're not the "rugged" sort. A reasonably sized backpack / slingon bag - to carry water, BTS ticket, extra cap, sarong (if you're visiting temples, this may come in handy)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Over a 6 day stay in Bangkok: Forget the denim (even capris stick to you); bring the light chinos - those hiker's convertible pants/shorts are perfect (then you can ditch the sarong); if it's rainy season a VERY thin anorak may come in handy or a small umbrella; 2 pairs comfortable walking shoes; 1 pair (beach) sandles with a back strap (Grand Palace regulation); 2 caps (one perspires a great deal in Bangkok's hot & humid weather); a fresh loose t-shirt or tight sleeveless vest for each new day (or you can just buy new ones); sunglasses; 1 mid-length skirt (no minis to offend anyone, and the long skirts just too hot);

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun block - for the face and body. I didn't encounter a single mosquito in Bangkok (probably all chocked to death) - but I met my fair share in Krabi. Fragranced body lotion or body spray - anything else seems too heavy or doesn't last very long in the evening. After sun lotion - for those of you who skipped the sunblock advice. Headache tablets - Bangkok can be a real assault on one's very being.
    Make-up:Some T-zone mattiying cream to take the shine off; mascara; glossy lipstick / lipgloss & sunblock lipbalm; face powder (everything else just melts); 1 basic & 1 flashy eyeliner pencil; eye and facial makeup remover wipes (no leakage worries). Deep cleansing facial wash - Bangkok's air pollution reaks havoc on one's skin.

    Miscellaneous: Last time we were in Thailand I was struck by the state of the ladies bathrooms, so I bought a gadget that helped me avoid sitting - very handy and very easy to use.

    Packed and ready to board the plain

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    by PhatGirlSlim Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: If you're going to the islands of Thailand, pack light: short, top, swimsuit, one pair of pants, beach towel. Of course you can also buy a wrap by the travelling sellers. It's really cheap and can be used to lay on the sand. For the most part, everythign else can be bought there.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I would recommend bringing heavy duty mosquito repellent. It's horrible to be out and have to worry about getting bitten. On that note, also bring anti-itch cream. It helped me a lot.

    Photo Equipment: A disposible water-proof camera was fun in the water.

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    by j-san Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Ginseng is keeping me going! ;)

    Coltrane and Sade are keeping me calm...

    Clothes: things that are quick to dry, men can buy lots of sporty stuff easily and cheeply. Women... hmm. Unless you like the tye-dyed grunge look, I would suggest bringing maybe 3 tops and a some long cotton pants or skirt until you get near some decent stores in the center.

    Insect repellent? I havent used any and I haven't seen a mozzie in 3 days - this is March the dry season, so maybe that is why.

    I love my Listerine, which is great to freshen up after all that chilli and garlicy yummy cusine and maybe help to kill a few bugs as well?! ;) You can buy Listerine at the 7-11 here.

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    by Bjorgvin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring light cotton clothes to wear most of the time, sweater for a chilly evening, an umbrella in case of rain, good walking shoes, bathing suit, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. All this is easy to obtain in Thailand though. Clothes are very cheap over there so it is OK to pack light.

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