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Sriphong Phukaoluan foundation – Krabi Race for Kids

SRIPHONG PHUKAOLUAN FOUNDATION
Sunday, December 3rd at Krabi Resort Starting at 6am

THE CAUSE
The Sriphong Phukaoluan Foundation was established in 1995 to provide scholarships for needy students in Krabi Province. It was founded by Khun Chuan Phukaoluan, then the Mayor of Krabi, and now the President of the Foundation. The Foundation was named in honor of his late father and, since the tsunami in December 2004, has widened its scope to aid victims of the tsunami in Krabi Province.

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While other aid agencies will come and go, The Sriphong Phukaoluan Foundation will remain for years to come with its long term commitment to those adversely affected by this natural disaster. The Foundation provided long term benefits to 101 children who have lost at least one parent to the tsunami.

The Foundation believes in creating a stable society, where educated, self reliant, productive members of the community can live together in harmony. The Foundation believes the long term goals of a stable society are not achieved by cash handouts, but by empowering people through education, skills and occupational training and promotion of arts, culture, and sports.

THE VENUE
The Krabi Resort is located on the magnificent Ao Nang Beach and is the only resort in Ao Nang that has direct beachfront access. The Krabi Resort lies amid lush vegetation of coconut palms with the breathtaking view of the Andaman Sea. Ao Nang Beach is the most popular beach in Krabi, with pristine beaches and an interesting array of shops, restaurants and bars. Krabi resort can be reached by just half an hour from Krabi International Airport, and it will surely make be the perfect backdrop for our event and make it an unforgettable experience.

THE RACE
The race will consist of two distances a 5k and a 10k, it will start at Krabi Resort and run along Ao Nang Moo 2 towards Nopparattara Beach. At the end of Nopparattara the runners will turn around and head back, for 5k runners they will do this once, and for 10k runners they will do this twice. There will be water stations placed along the route to make sure runners are hydrated and there will also be a Marshall team and an ambulance / medical assistance on hand in case of any emergencies. Awards will be given to the first three finishers Male and Female, as well a participation medal awarded to every finisher.

There will also be a 3 Kilometer Kids Run on Ao Nang Beach that will start from the back of Krabi resort and run to the end of Ao Nang Beach and back. This will be open to children between the ages of 6-11 years old and it will be free of charge.

SPONSORSHIP OPPURTUNITIES

PLATINUM CHAMPION – 50k
1 Spot Available (Our Presenting Sponsor)

  • Top billing on all adveritising materials / marketing promotions for 5k/10k Event
  • Super Size Logo on back of race t-shirts
  • One resevered Promo Space to set up
    company booth
  • 5x Free 5k/10k Registations and 15% Discount for addiotnal registratoins
  • Recognition on website, Facebook, and emails with Platinum Champion (highest) designation
  • “Thank you” in event recap on website and Facebook

GOLD CHAMPION – 25k
2 Spots Available (5k Presenting sponsor)

  • Large logo on back of race t-shirts
  • ONE reserved Promo Space to set up a company booth
  • 3x FREE 5k/10k registrations and 10% discount for additional registrations
  • Placement of promotional merchandise or materials in race packets
  • Recognition on website, Facebook, and emails with Gold Champion designation
  • “Thank you” in event recap on website and Facebook

SILVER CHAMPION – 10k
4 Spots Available

  • Medium Logo on back of race t-shirts
  • 3x FREE 5k registrations and 10%
    discount for additional registrations
  • Placement of promotional merchandise or materials in race packets
  • Recognition on website, Facebook, and emails with Gold Champion designation
  • “Thank you” in event recap on website and Facebook

BRONZE CHAMPION – 5k
6 Spots Available

  • Small Logo on back of race t-shirts
  • 2x FREE 5k registrations and 10%
    Discount for additional registrations/li>
  • Placement of promotional merchandise or materials in race packets
  • Recognition on website, Facebook, and emails with Bronze Champion designation
  • “Thank you” in event recap on website and Facebook

Source: http://krabiraceforkids.com

Best Restaurants in Ao Nang #1

D & E’s Jungle Kitchen

What literally started off as a small kitchen with a handful of tables set in a jungle area is now considered to be the one of the best Thai restaurants in Ao Nang. The owner and head chef Eve welcomes every guest with an infectious smile ever since she opened her restaurant at the end of 2013. Her authentic Thai dishes made from fresh ingredients have not only earned her a TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award, but also a constant stream of loyal customers. Due to the latter, we advise you to make a reservation beforehand, especially if you want to come in the evening. Otherwise you may not be able to get a table.

Everything the Jungle Kitchen offers is delicious, but we personally recommend the spring rolls as a starter and the fried cashew nut with beef and rice as the main course. The curries like massaman, phanaeng, red and green curry are fantastic as well. Although with some of them you have to be careful, since they can be pretty spicy. Let the waiter/waitress know how spicy you would like to have it. You can also stick with the classics by ordering a Pad Thai (= fried noodles) or a Kao Pad (= fried rice). Whatever you end up choosing, we can guarantee with certainty that you won’t be disappointed.

Opening times: 11:00am – 2:30pm; 5:00pm – 10:00pm; closed on Sunday

jungle kitchen restaurant in krabi

Umberto’s Cuisine

After trying out all the local Thai delicacies, you might be craving something different – something Mediterranean. Almost every restaurant on the beach front offers pizza and pasta, but Umberto’s Cuisine is the real deal when it comes to fantastic, authentic Italian Food. Prior to his Cuisine located at the Alisea Boutique Hotel, Umberto Barbieri was the owner of the ‘Red Devil Grill & Lounge’, a smaller restaurant also in Ao Nang.

At Umberto’s Cuisine you can enjoy all the classic Italian dishes everyone knows and loves. Start your culinary journey with an antipasto like Bruschetta or one of the many platters filled with cheese, prosciutto and olives. The Cuisine team offers a wide variety of pizzas, but another personal recommendation would be the amazing lasagna.

If you want to deviate a little from the Mediterranean kitchen for your main course, then you might want to try out one of their award-winning steaks. Especially their Black Angus Prime Ribs are an absolute winner. And finally you can finish the night off with another Italian classic: A slice of Tiramisu. Molto benne!

Opening times: 11:30am – 10:00pm

Umberto's restaraunt in krabi

Jenna’s Bistro & Wine

Amidst the nearby Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway, the recent award winner Jenna’s Bistro & Wine sticks out like an elegant sore thumb. The owner Mikko Kataja and his team offer the best of both the Thai and the Western cuisine. For example how does a slow cooked pork belly with mashed potatoes, caramelized onions and apple compote sound like? This is one of their most famous dishes and it’s just as delicious as it sounds like. Before you start choosing a meal from their eclectic menu, we recommend one of their cocktails from the bar. On Jenna’s Facebook page they claim to serve a “mean mojito” and you can expect the same high quality from your mixed drink.

The interior and exterior of Jenna’s Bistro & Wine also mirrors their promise for professionalism and excellence with a burgundy colored décor. This high standard comes mostly from head chef Mikko’s culinary history in renowned restaurants like the ‘Mirabelle’, ‘Orrery’ and ‘Avenue Restaurant’ in London, and the ‘Red Sky’ in Bangkok’s Centara Grand Hotel.

So, if you want to spend one of your nights in Ao Nang in class and style, then Jenna’s Bistro & Wine is the number one address.

Opening times: 8:30am – 11:00pm

Jennas restaurant krabi

What happens next? interview with the thai tourism minister

On Monday the Minister of Tourism, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, briefed the ambassadors and other foreign diplomats on the situation in Thailand following the passing of King Bhumibol.  A couple of the ambassadors posted a few of the power point slides. Which was kind of them, but not very helpful for me. So, I tweeted that it would be nice if the Minister also briefed travel writers based in Thailand. I didn’t think anything would come of it, but as it turned out, the Minister’s sister follows me on Twitter. Apparently she told Kobkarn about what I was tweeting and she immediately invited me in for my own private briefing. Which is what I did on Wednesday. Below are some of my notes and observations. Continue reading What happens next? interview with the thai tourism minister

Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

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Tourists who come to Bangkok for their medical care often intend to kill two birds with one stone. They want to benefit from the high quality treatment in state-of-the-art medical facilities, followed up by an exotic holiday to help set them on the road to recovery. Although Bangkok may be the destination of choice for an operation, many patients prefer to recuperate in a far more relaxed environment afterwards. Continue reading Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

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Most of the inhabitants of Koh Klang, which number approximately 5,000 people, came to the island around the time of World War II. Prior to that time, there were only eight houses on the island. Most of the people that live there now are fisherman and rice, coconut and banana farmers. Continue reading Experience the peaceful island of Koh Klang when visiting Krabi, Thailand

Qatar Airways to start flights to Krabi in December

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The Doha-based airline’s Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker made the announcement at the ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel fair, which was held during 9-13 March, 2016. Continue reading Qatar Airways to start flights to Krabi in December

Watch or compete in the 2015 Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest

It’s almost time for the 7th Annual Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest, where people from all over the world come to compete at Railay Bay and Ton Sai Bay in Krabi Province, April 16-17. The contest includes three categories: rock climbing, deep water soloing, and a freestyle fire competition. Winners will receive cash prizes. Continue reading Watch or compete in the 2015 Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest

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Tung Yee Peng Mangrove Forest in Krabi, Thailand a shining example of ecotourism

Tung Yee Peng Mangrove Forest in Krabi, Thailand on the eastern cost of Koh Lanta is a shining example of ecotourism at its finest. By working together to preserve their traditional way of life and the natural environment, the community’s conservation efforts to protect the area’s flora and fauna are proving to be very successful. The people are very active with the ongoing United Nation Development Program established to protect the area’s natural resources. Continue reading Tung Yee Peng Mangrove Forest in Krabi, Thailand a shining example of ecotourism