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  • somtam2000

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    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!

    #1 Posted: 8/7/2009 - 09:46

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  • somtam2000

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    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.

    #2 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 09:11

  • somtam2000

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    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...

    #3 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 12:04

  • idreamofdur-
    ian

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    Happy Birthday, TravelFish!

    ,,,,,
    _|||||_
    > {~*~*~*~} <
    __{*~5 yrs~*}__
    `---------------`

    #4 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 13:10

  • idreamofdur-
    ian

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    Happy Birthday, TravelFish!

    ,,,,,
    _|||||_
    > {~*~*~*~} <
    __{*~5 yrs~*}__
    `---------------`

    #5 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 13:12

  • idreamofdur-
    ian

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

    (plus, sorry for the double post)

    #6 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 13:13

  • carlocargo

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    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!

    #7 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 13:25

  • somtam2000

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    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!

    #8 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 20:04

  • SBE

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    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. ;-)

    #9 Posted: 11/7/2009 - 05:14

  • somtam2000

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    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 :-)

    #10 Posted: 11/7/2009 - 05:30

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    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?

    #11 Posted: 11/7/2009 - 05:43

  • somtam2000

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    Yes, any one.

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

    #12 Posted: 11/7/2009 - 07:47

  • udaipur

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

    Thaks
    Dinesh

    #13 Posted: 11/7/2009 - 14:17

  • somtam2000

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    Competition starts in a little under an hour.

    #14 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 06:18

  • smash

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    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)

    #15 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 06:28

  • binderdoned-
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    Happy birthday, TravelFish!

    Wishing you many more years of happy fishing!

    #16 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 06:47

  • somtam2000

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    smash thread is now live

    thanks all for the wellwishing!

    Just loading up the big prize posts now...

    #17 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 06:56

  • somtam2000

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    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!

    #18 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 07:12

  • BruceMoon

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    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

    #19 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 14:09

  • myeggnoodles

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    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 ;)

    #20 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 14:47

  • CunningMcFar

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    hearty congratulations!
    very happy that TravelFish is out there

    #21 Posted: 15/7/2009 - 23:18

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