Sometimes last year I went to a Heineken sponsored event at TTDI Plaza. It was a bit of a last minute plan that Horng and Suan ended up joining me to form a team of 3 and participated in a flash game competition, a game that we ultimately won against the other 9 teams of players. I had previously blogged about the game here.

The prize was a 3 day/2 night trip to Krabi for the 3 of us together with some 280 winners and media guests from all over the world during the Champions League week. Mell decided to join us to the trip as well.

Mell, Horng, KY, and Suan at Krabi
Heineken basically booked the whole of Sheraton

We took an Air Asia flight to Krabi last Wednesday and arrived at the destination at around 1pm, bright and sunny. Heineken had apparently booked pretty much the whole Sheraton for the event.

I had previously stayed at the very same hotel (probably the same block), the room was very nice with its lush bed tastefully done interior design overseeing the huge garden and beach. We were each given a hotel room as the winners of the competition.

Lunch at Sheraton with Heineken
KY, Mell, Horng, and Suan enjoying lunch

After checking in and got our programs all sorted out, we were treated to the buffet lunch at the hotel. I must say that the lunch was a bit lackluster and I had initially expected a lot more out of Sheraton, but well, at least the drinks was good.

It would have been a lot more awesome if we were able to go to the Duck Noodle place instead but the hotel proved to be too far (at least 45 minutes and probably 800 baht worth of taxi ride) from where the restaurant is located.

kayaking and swimming at Sheraton Krabi
kayaking and swimming at Sheraton (pic from

After dinner, we adjourned to the beach for some fun under the sun.  There were kayaking, wind surfing, beach football and a variety of other activities organized by Heineken. Mell decided that she was going to join us in kayaking while Suan was happy to be the photographer. As you can see, Mell did a great job “kayaking”, no?

We then spent some time at one of the two very nice infinity pools, it was both relaxing and tiring. A perfect start of the holiday.

Thai food at Krabi
Thai steamed fish, seafood tomyam, and green curry

Not wanting to risk another bad meal at the hotel, we decided to head to town for some Thai food. The taxi we managed to get was actually not exactly a proper taxi, but the lady who runs a massage place just opposite Sheraton. We negotiated with the lady to send us to Aonang town for 700 baht round trip, and we were there some 30 minutes later, it is that far.

dinner at Aonang town, Krabi
Dinner at one of those touristy restaurants

Aonang is basically a very touristy town that is much like Batu Ferringhi in Penang. We walked for some 20 minutes and before concluded that there were no “authentic” dining place, so dinner was at a touristy restaurant by the name of Krabi Tour Thai Cusine.

We ordered seafood tomyam, green curry, vegetable, and a Thai style steamed barramundi to go with some steamed rice. The food was quite good (especially the fish), but not to the standard of those Mell and I had at Pradiphat street, Bangkok. It came to about 900 baht, a bit pricey for Krabi standard, but at least it tasted pretty good.

Thai massage at Krabi
Thai massage is a must, look at Horng’s facial expression when he saw his masseuse

We walked along Aonang for a bit, the town is littered with shops selling a variety of art works, t-shirts, and souveniers. Suan and Horng bought an soft plastic camera underwater casing for 340 baht that turned out to be a very wise investment.

Before heading back to the hotel, we went for a Thai massage at one of the many massage parlors (for 200 baht an hour). I’ve always enjoyed Thai massage, a bit of stretching and human pretzel actions always make my body feel very relaxed and rejuvinated. Horng was a bit apprehensive of his big masseuse but she turned out to be very good at what she does. Suan, on the other hand, complained that her first massage experience did not go so well as the lady was not strong enough.

We then called our taxi and headed back to the hotel to crash, it was a pretty tiring but very enjoyable first day at Krabi.

First Day of Heineken Star Final at Krabi, Thailand
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24 thoughts on “First Day of Heineken Star Final at Krabi, Thailand

  • June 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    foodcrazee us green with envy . . . . . .syiok . . . .

    ever notice how sweet mel’s smile is with KY around . . . .:)

  • June 7, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    nice hotel, nice food, nice massage…how i wish i can just do that soon!

  • June 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Gold coast is nearer kan? 😀

    Hehehe, thanks thanks. 😀

    Kevin Yong,
    Both, of course 😉

    With a little bit of luck, everyone can 😉

  • June 8, 2009 at 2:36 am

    stimness..but Horng’s masseuse looks damn cun..LOL wtf

  • June 8, 2009 at 3:20 am

    ST, too well built indeed.
    Yatz, i can intro u to her. tummy can go boink boink boik when she massage your leg.

  • June 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

    more tips for a krabi trip! booked mine already for september!

  • June 8, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Horng must be the luckiest to have such a big masseuse. LOL

  • June 8, 2009 at 10:34 am

    krabi without bikini…. damn.. might as well go port dickson la!.

  • June 8, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Hahaha well built indeed.

    Hahahaa yess!

    Like tong por yok right? LOL

    Yey best! 😀

    Hahahah no doubt!

    This blog is rated “U” 😛

  • June 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    where is ze duck noodles z0mg liarrrrs lies all lies

  • June 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I am still wanting them duck noodlessss omgggg nom nom nom

  • June 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    suanie & Mellissa,
    It was too far ok too far!!!!

  • June 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    i bet the expression on horng’s face was priceless. lol

  • June 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Yah it was classic. HAHAHHA

  • June 8, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    i was there toooo.. it was so fantastic

  • June 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    hi ky…

    have not been to krabi although been to many parts of thailand… notice any golf courses around the area… that will interest me besides the food… hehehe…


  • June 9, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Yahh was best! 😀

    Golf courses, ahh, I didn’t notice any but I’m sure there should be some around. 🙂

  • June 11, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Robb, eiling, what lar u guys discussing my expression here.

  • June 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Cos it’s just too funny! lol

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