What's your Size?
Trousers & Underwear: S = 26-28
M = 29-31
L = 32-34
. XL = 35-37
XXL = 38-40
Other kind of clothes: Thailand's Size L corresponds your country's Size M.
Never buy clothes without fitting them. Their size declarations are as fake as their trade names!
Thai Alcohol Law
Thailand's problem with Soda Water Thailand bans alcohol during election days and Buddhist holidays. Because some Thais like to drink their Whisky with Soda Water, the lovely officials are banning Soda Water on those days too.
Dou You Know?
Milk in Thailand
Bottled Milk can be identified by its cap. White cap: Zero Fat
Light blue cap: Low Fat
Dark blue cap: Full Fat
or red cap: Full Fat
In Thailand Low Fat Milk usually contains added Sugar. Warning: Meiji, a CP product, sells all milk versions in Tetra-Paks with red-caps! Now YOU know more than any salesperson in Thailand's shops and supermarkets...
Healthy Fruit Drinks On sale on Beach Road's new 'Pattaya Promenade'.
Thai Orange Juice
Laboratory tests by Mahidol University on 22 samples of orange juice found many contained dangerously high levels of sugar. The tests revealed some concentrated orange juice and orange-flavoured drinks contain 11 to 15 teaspoons of sugar per small bottle or pack, compared to about seven teaspoons per similar-sized can of carbonated drink. The Department of Medical Services recently reported that Thais consume excessive amounts of sugar, with an average of 20 teaspoons per person a day. The recommended health standard is no more than 10 teaspoons a day. An excessive intake of sugar can lead to increased a risk of many diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The lab tests also found that the juices contained less vitamin C than claimed on the label. The Foundation for Consumers said consumers should switch to fresh fruit, such as guava, for vitamin C intake. A 100g serving of fresh guava contains up to 230mg of vitamin C.
Do you know?
The same quantity of milk or fruit juice contains more sugar than an ordinary Coke!
Do you know that the same amount of French Fries has less Calories than Rice or Pasta?
Check your receipt!If you are buying goods at BigC, Lotus's or Tops Super check your receipt very carefully. Often the price on the shelf does not match the price on the receipt. And more often than not, the difference is at your disadvantage.Very often the advertised promotions last a few days only, but the stickers remain on the shelves for weeks.
New law will protect customers. From Feb 20 2009 onwards, a new law will be in effect to ensure that consumers find it easier to file a suit for negligence, the Office of Consumer Protection Board announces. Consumers have the right to seek legal redress for purchased goods that are substandard and/or cause physical injuries, the spokesman said. Consumers would simply have to file a complaint or ask authorised foundations to do so for them. With the new law, business operators will also be encouraged to improve the quality of their goods. The new law shifts the burden of proof on to the producers, importers and/or retailers of the goods.
low-energy bulbs Buy the long-life low-energy bulbs here in Thailand.At homeWorks and other Shopping Centers you can get the good ones from Philips 2 to 3 times cheaper than in Europe! Prices start at about 63 Baht only.
low-energy bulbs Global demand for fluorescent lamp tubes in 2008 is estimated at one billion units, and will increase to four billion tubes in 2015. Largely due to hiking oil prices. Philips is the largest global vendor of CFLs and currently has two production bases in Poland and India. Lite-On IT in Zhengjiang, eastern China, obtained OEM orders from Royal Philips Electronics, largely due to the pair's existing partnership in the manufacture of optical disc drives. Many of the mineral ores used as materials for CFL tubes can be sourced locally in Zhengjiang. Philips has been under intense price pressure for its lamps from Sanyo Electric, Osram and large retail channels.
Do not use Long-life low-energy bulbs! The bulbs are not only harmful for the environment, they can be very harmful for your health. Long-life low-energy bulbs are an international scam supported by the European Union! Enjoy the documentation from German ZDF TV-Station!
Next Revolution: LED
Save US$1.8 trillion and 10 gigatons in carbon dioxide emissions. What the transistor was to the vacuum tube, the LED is to lighting technology. A study says that replacing incandescent and fluorescent bulbs with light-emitting diodes can reap enormous savings in cost. New York-based Smart Lighting Engineering Resource Center claims that replacing 80 percent of traditional lighting with LEDs over the next 10 years will result in savings of more than US$1.8 trillion or almost a billion barrels of oil in power plants that would otherwise produce 10 gigatons in carbon dioxide emissions...
Shopping Centers in South Pattaya
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In need of a honest Dentist in Pattaya?
Spike from Pattaya Days knows a honest and professional Dentist here in Pattaya.
BigC, Lotus's, Tops & Co. cheat you
November 11th & 12th: Nescafe 3in1 95 Baht? The cashier at Tesco/Lotus asks 97 Baht. They know it, but they don't change the price, not in the computer and not on the add. Before you buy, check the prices of your goods always at the checkpoints - if they are working.
Compare Weight and Price before you buy!
Not all soaps are sold in 80 or 115 gram blocks. Soaps from Vaseline and Imperial Leather currently have a weight of 75 grams, the ones from Detol 70 grams only. Most Pasta are sold in 500 gram packages, not so the ones sold under the Best Food and BigC brands. Their bags weight 400 grams only.
BigC, Lotus's, Tops & Co. cheat you
December 8th: BigC claims that this toaster advertised for 599 Baht has a listprice of 690 Baht.
Tasco/Lotus sells the very same toster-combination for 499 Baht and claims a listprice of 590 Baht. A few weeks ago BigC claimed that the 1.5 litre bottle of Coke has a listprice of 29 Baht, whereas Lotus's advertised 26 Baht as listprice for the same bottle. It seems that BigC manipulates Listprices at discretion... Thailand has a Consumer Protection Police, but it seems they have an eye on small shops only and are ignoring the big players...
True Vision Customer Service
In May this year I cancelled my subscription to True Visions: Like 30'000 other subscribers I wanted to change to CTH in order to watch English Premier League football matches. Of my two months deposit, one month (1500 Baht) would be returned to me within 45 days. The other 1500 Baht was deducted for the month of June when they finally got around to collecting the decoder and the dish. It is now 125 days and after repeated telephone calls I still have not received the money. Telephone calls are dismissed with I do not know. Maybe their thinking here is Let them telephone! They will give up as the cost of telephoning makes it no longer worthwhile to demand the refund. Assuming all ex-subscribers are in the same situation, then True Visions are sitting on (30000 x 1500) 45 million baht they do not own! I would like you to inform your readers of this by publishing this letter. Perhaps we can bring more pressure to bear on this obviously mismanaged Company.
Signed: DavidT, Nongprue, Banglamung. First published: Nov. 2013
1 liter of (real) milk costs in good old Germany about 32 Baht. For a 800 ml liter bottle of milk I have to pay here at least 38 Baht (1 liter = 48 Baht!) and I am not shure if I get the real thing or water mixed with some milkpowder.
On Saturday September 20 2008 Tesco/Lotus on Sukhumvit Road sold a 1.5 litre bottle of its Tesco Cola at 12 Baht. At its outlet on Pattaya North Road you had to pay 19.5 Baht for the same bottle. It wasn't the first time I discoverd large price differences for the same goods at the two outlets. A few days before Tesco/Lotus on North Road sold a computer table for 299 Baht, the same day the Sukhumvit outlet asked 699 baht for the very same table.
In Thailand Toothpastes are sold in 160-gram packages. Darlie starts now to sell some of its toothpastes in 140-gram tubes. Looks cheaper, but isn't! Spaghetti and other pasta are sold in 500-gram bags all over the world. Not so at BigC. BigC sells its own brand pasta in 400-gram bags. Looks cheaper on the shelf...
Not for Farangs!
Stools like this are made for lightweighted Thais only, not for Farangs with 70 kgs or more:
After using the bicycle for 1 year only its joint flange got broken. Neither the seller nor the repairshops had a replacement part in stock, but all said a repair will cost between 1'200 and 1'800 Baht.
A motorcycle shop in Buri Ram did the repair for 150 Baht only...
Pedal got broken on a 2 months old bicycle. One week after the first pedal the second pedal got broken too... The pedals identification number: FP-826.
Friends told me, that not only Turbo face quality problems, the same happens with bicycles from L.A., A-One and Coppi too. Most Thai manufacturers know the word "quality" only, but not its meaning. If you are buying a bicycle check its brakes very carefully. Brakes on bicycles "Made in Thailand" are mostly an useless accessory.
In full contrast to nation wide advertisements:Your body can't absorb the Calcium in Soya Milk.Therefore: Calcium in Soya Milk is completely useless. FOX TV, March 23 2008.
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