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Travelfish turns five this Sunday

Posted by somtam2000 on 8/7/2009 at 09:46 admin

Yup, where did those five years go?!

This Sunday Travelfish officially turns five.

To celebrate we'll be having a few giveaways through the day on Sunday. Given we've got big readerships in the UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand and across SE Asia, we'll stagger the giveaways through the day to give more people a chance to win things. As we're based in Bali, we'll get things going around mid morning Sunday our time (that's GMT +8).

So watch this space!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 10/7/2009 at 09:11 admin

Just a bit more info on this.

Come this Sunday, July 12, we'll be running little competitions throughout the day to celebrate five years online.

We'll be giving away Travelfish Guides, t-shirts and other bits and bobs. More information later today.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 10/7/2009 at 12:04 admin

A bit more info still, the total prize pool is well over US$2,000, so it will be worth your while to drop in on the site come Sunday -- or if you're on Twitter, be sure to track #travelfish5 on Sunday.

More info, including more details on the prizes, coming soon...

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 10/7/2009 at 13:10 TF writer

Happy Birthday, TravelFish!

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> {~*~*~*~} <
__{*~5 yrs~*}__
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Posted by idreamofdurian on 10/7/2009 at 13:12 TF writer

Happy Birthday, TravelFish!

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> {~*~*~*~} <
__{*~5 yrs~*}__
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Posted by idreamofdurian on 10/7/2009 at 13:13 TF writer

that didn't work at all.
it's supposed to be 2 fish and a birthday cake :o

(plus, sorry for the double post)

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Posted by carlocargo on 10/7/2009 at 13:25

wow guys, advanced happy 5th!

just want to thank all of u at travelfish who've helped me plan my trip to phi phi, bangkok, cambodia and vietnam through the years! at 5 years old, you're truly an institution in SE Asia travel. my birthday wish is that you also feature the philippines in the next 5 years. all the best guys!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 10/7/2009 at 20:04 admin

OK here are the prizes (from smallest to biggest):

1) Sunday from 8am to 6pm, TRAVELFISH GUIDE FREE DAY (one guide per member)
2) 50 Travelfish t-shirts
3) 8 Flickr Pro upgrades
4) Full tuition for one PADI Open Water Certificate on Ko Tao
5) A four day, 14 dive liveaboard to the Similan Islands
6) A US$1,000 coupon for use with adventure travel company All Points East

For more information, please see the full competition page here. It explains how the competition will be working.

See you Sunday, 8am!

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Posted by SBE on 11/7/2009 at 05:14

I remember when you were just an "ordinary" poster on TT Somtam. What you've achieved with travelfish in just five years is nothing short of amazing.

They say genius is 10% inspiration and 90% hard work ...sounds about right. ;-)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/7/2009 at 05:30 admin

Thanks all!
idreamofdurian -- looks far better then any cake I've managed to cook!
carlocargo -- thanks!
SBE -- yup those percentages sound about right, but you forgot to mention all the site members whose support helps Travelfish be what it is.

(I thought of adding in a forum edit function as one of the prizes ;-)

See you all on Sunday :-)

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Posted by SBE on 11/7/2009 at 05:43

An edit function as a prize, now you're talking! Right, I'll be glued to TF all day then. ;-)

PS I was just looking at your TF guides ...some are a lot more comprehensive (and expensive) than others. Can we chose any one?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/7/2009 at 07:47 admin

Yes, any one.

#2's 1st birthday today -- so for me back to putting up streamers and blowing up balloons!

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Posted by udaipur on 11/7/2009 at 14:17

Happy Birthday.wish u all the best. keep it up.

Thaks
Dinesh

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2009 at 06:18 admin

Competition starts in a little under an hour.

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Posted by smash on 12/7/2009 at 06:28

happy birthday travelfish! this website has been the most helpful resource yet while planning my upcoming SE Asia adventures. :o) thanks!

(sidenote: where is "the Free Travelfish Guide thread on the forum" so I can "leave a message saying which guide you want") ;o)

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Posted by binderdonedat on 12/7/2009 at 06:47

Happy birthday, TravelFish!

Wishing you many more years of happy fishing!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2009 at 06:56 admin

smash thread is now live

thanks all for the wellwishing!

Just loading up the big prize posts now...

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/7/2009 at 07:12 admin

OK all the main threads are going:
Free travelfish guides
Win a Ko Tao dive course
Win a Thailand liveaboard
Win a US$1,000 travel voucher

Good Luck!

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Posted by BruceMoon on 12/7/2009 at 14:09

Somtam

Like everyone else, I'm in there gunning.

But, I'm sure there'll be more 'applicants' than prizes.

If there's any Flickr upgrades (can't see a nomination page) going around, then :) :)

Cheers

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Posted by myeggnoodles on 12/7/2009 at 14:47

Congrats on turning 5 - Great website that I'm sure will only improve in the future! Hopefully within the next 5 years you'll have a site map for easier navigation ;)

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Posted by CunningMcFar on 15/7/2009 at 23:18

hearty congratulations!
very happy that TravelFish is out there

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