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AUSSIE EXEC TOURS BANGKOK - tour: 06-02-2011

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Topic Tour culture Induction Itinerary Tour map Hospitality resources

updated: 2011-02-26 Web view www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/visitors

 The "P.A" service is for the Busy traveler. PA’s are NOT guides, they are local people to Translate, Orientate and Negotiate ensuring you experience a seamless visit. We will expose you to adventure, if you ask.

Thai Lucky Colours The title colour on the Itinerary pages is the Thai lucky colour of that day •

wear the colour if you can more at www.thailand.austhai.biz/Home/colours HU

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Tour culture:

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Team Building, "Sharpen the Saw", lifestyles, kinship and hospitality Rejuvenation that "Thailand does like no other". “There can be but only one"

Our secret ingredient: "Laeh kha suan dtua" = "P.A." Our authentic local Thai team of P.A.'s (Personal Assistants) are avail 24/7 to ensure a seamless and dynamic experience. "after 4 days I thought I had been here for 2 weeks" Results L.I.F.E. (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, Efficiency), without "Flexibility" it's a L.I.E.

Tour Group OBJECTIVE: Reward for Achievement • pre agreed objectives are tabled in the pre tour checklist • ETB are instructed to infuse work objectives and amazing genuine hospitality culture that is “Thailand” – everyone has an opportunity to achieve! Tour Group: www.centralins.com.au Thai Culture To understand Thai is to understand Buddhism: - look for the message “something special” at www.thailand.austhai.biz/travel-ideas/useful-info/tourist-or-traveller The Induction page offers a link to general and travel info Thailand! Remember, as Execs you will know the value of a P.A. (Personal Assistant). Our PA’s are there to ensure your program stays on track! An authentic local P.A. is your opportunity to be a “Traveler not a Tourist” Remember the difference. A tourist compares everything to home, whereas a traveler appreciates the difference!! Local culture: • Thai time is late start and finish. Shops open from 10am to 10pm. But there is no strict discipline to time the focus is Jai yen yen (a cool heart) be polite and it will find it’s way. Please be thoughtful of your TEAM; ensure you communicate (mobile phone). If your late tell someone and we will set a PA aside and keep the tour moving. •

Politeness and respect: it’s overwhelming, Thai’s genuinely will avoid the slightest conflict (knowing the culture ensures you get results).

Thai Language Culture is “Heart Culture” ie., if you feel good, so do they. More about Thai “heart culture” www.wat.austhai.biz/Home/thai-culture/the-heart-culture


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Induction S.M.A.R.T. plan to define Tour objectives • Pre agreed objectives set with the tour group • T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More)

Thailand general Info www.thailand.austhai.biz/general-info Thailand travel info: www.thailand.austhai.biz/travelideas/useful-info Before you book: Exec Tours Bangkok – before you come:www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/Home/before-you-book Travel Insurance – included in our corporate package Charity – a suitcase full of “kids clothing” for Sister Joan Bangkok (Aussie project “slaughterhouse kids Bangkok). Read more: http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&p=3 &topicID=39737421 Thanks TG (Thai Airways) for excess luggage for our Charity items Communication systems: Don’t get caught, int., roaming costs are massive see for yourself (google search link) Tips: we show you how to save huge costs on calls and the net www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/about-us/faq-s - see “Communications systems • Why all the fuss– your only here for a few days, time is precious and time is money • Save TIME –if your travel companions want to browse, you can keep going and stay in touch. • Save STRESS – 24/7 keep in touch with your inbound Thai PA for immediate assist

Weather: Thailand has three (3) seasons Oct to Feb is the “Cool Season” (Naa Nao), for tourism it’s the High Season as the climate is at a premium (not so hot or Humid). Clothing: Casual, lightweight clothing is suggested. Thai people tend to “cover up” (it’s essential if visiting places of worship). You’re a tourist and expected to relax, the priority is Politeness & respect. Language: English is well versed at Commercial venues and of course you have a P.A. We offer free learning at www.thailand.austhai.biz/Home/thai-language includes download survivor travel pak Your wants and Needs - We know the Group objectives but what about you! Please give us advance notice of your wish list so we can prepare. Shopping ideas: www.thailand.austhai.biz/Home/bangkok/shoppers-survival-guide Tour ideas: www.etb.thaibis.com/bangkok/tours-bangkok Use our P.A. service and enjoy the reward and reward them. P.A.  (Personal Assistant) service We go with you or “do it” for you! more: www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/Home/pa-secretary Exec Pak: On arrival we will provide a kit, refer checklist &/or itinerary.


Tour Itinerary

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1. Summary (next page) - events and time lines 2. Detailed schedule shows • the Intensity of events for that day – most are high (fastrack tour) • the suggested attire for the day/events • venue and/or event rating (1 to 5 star) Specific issues We expect the majority of the group are nightlife social and therefore late starters – it’s a tourism theme. Day 1 – Arrival: migrate phone systems. If you wish to debrief with a few drinks please note the team is planning to start on time, if your late please call. Day 2 – 1. Tailor. Everyone must be measured. You do not have to buy (not everything is cheap at this tailor), they are chosen because they are reliable, within our tour zone and visit Australia. Day 3: optional tour: The decision requires your teamwork - decide if you will be a group or individual and pre book. If you do not decide before you leave. The event may not be seamless as there was no lead time to prepare Day 4 - Team Building event decide on team nomination and a title (2 teams) if not decided we will decide for you the day before (you will not like our decision but you gave up your choice) Day 5: Free time as a professional you will understand the value of lead-time time and needs analysis • let us know (in advance) your targets (shopping items or tour sights) so we can tell you if it is “value for money”. See tour map – link to fastrack maps for Zones – Family, Shopping, Nightlife and Popular tours http://www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/tours-bangkok/tour-map-bangkok If you have not cut a deal with a PA then you will not achieve your rewards. If the existing PA’s have already been booked, we can try to get another but they may have less knowledge. Day 6: optional • PA service – they are available outside the tour ie extra days/nights – costs shown on our website What you must do - How to help yourself • Study the tour groups pre tour checklist (Not included in this document) • Take ownership and maximise your options whilst supporting the Team • Be aware of Company objective and team synergy • Tell us your Likes and Dislikes (sooner than later!) • Give us your individual wish lists (shopping / tours) if you don’t have time to shop, then use your resources ie, P.A. What we must do Our service priorities are 1. Group Tour objective (TEAM), 2. Individuals


Page 5 of 29 Tour Summary and Guest Feedback Feb 2010 Places visited: some map links are shown or on the tour map page we show all venues visited on 1 page

Date Sun Day 1

Event

Arrival

Orientation and Office Shopping challenge

Mon Day2

Dinner Cabbages and Condoms

Nightlife Overall

Dinner Moo gadaa Local culture

Nightlife

Overall

Wed Day 4

(rating 1-10 (10 best) feedback added after the tour)

23.30 clear customs – mini bus waiting 23.50 arrive @ tour residence – Soi 15 Sukhumvit Rating: 6/10/9/8.5/7/9 Comments: Nice to be collected, Flight on time, Great info Pack. Good flight time Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10006274 Intensity: high, dress: casual 10.00 to 13.00 Sukhumvit Soi 19 – Tailor, foot massage, Orientation and lunch 13.15 transfer shopping challenge – 16.15 return and benchmark results Links: http://www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/bkk-shopping Rating: 6/10/9/8.5/7/8 Comments: Too many choices, Good intro, Fast but enjoyable, PA system gives options, Good idea but no debrief, good info. 18.45 walk to Soi 12 19.00 dinner (dress: casual or casual smart for late nightlife) Feedback: tba 4.5stars http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=33800746 Rating: 10/10/9/9/8/9 Comments: Ambience +, Awesome, Funny, Quality food, Wikid location and food, Good social. Great experience PA give confidence new food Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10006274 20.45 walk to Soi 11 – Cheap Charlies and then the “Aus Pub” http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=28422996 Rating: 7/10/10/9/9/ Comments: Excellent, I’m impressed. Many options. Awesome clubs feel so safe. Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10015870

intense – orientation and jet lag Thailand Orientation challenge

Tue Day 3 Thai style

Timelines

Intensity: Medium - high dress: casual 09.30 bus transfer - Ancient City 14.10 depart http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=33819277 Rating: 9/9/10/10/7/8 Comments: See Thailand in 4 hrs. Great overview. Bikes were fun. Photos galore. Fun but rushed. Liked the challenge – bikes are fun Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A00146832 18.30 from Beergarden Soi 19 to Petchaburi Road (2kms) Walk/Taxi/MRT Dress: casual – culture shock Rating: 6/9/7/9/7/8 Comments: Food is ok. I liked it. Great value. Good food and relaxing. Glad the PA’s were there – need to be adventurous. Different Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10011055 20.45 Taxi transfer to: Bang Lamphu: Khao San road (dress: casual) http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=38175950 Rating: 7/?/9/9/7/7 Comments: A real mix. Went to bed. Enjoy the busy atmosphere. Enjoyed the interaction. Ok but a bit touristy. Loved it but tired Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10011261

intensity: medium or high – tour is kart or push bike and dinner is

Lunch Team building Amazing race

Team building Achievers Tour Roof top bar

Intensity: high Dress: casual (footwear sneakers) 11.45 meet at the Sportsman Bar BTS Phrong Phom - lunch and team preamble Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10012550 12.45 to17.00 Team Building event – Amazing race www.austhai.biz/KE/corporate-team-work/corporate-events-files#TOC-Website---Excel Rating: 7/7/6/9/9/8 Comments: Well balanced. Not able to do with our PA’s. Too hard. Brilliant/hectic. Must be prepared. Really like this would be screwed without our PA. Good and Bad sides not fair we could not finish in the time Dress: smart casual – intensity: low venue: 5stars 18.30 transfer arrive 19.00 see details page for tips http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&p=90&tag=bar-rooftop Rating: 9/10/10/10/10 Comments: Classy. On top of the world. My favourite, Amazing. Breathtaking, Cocktails and Views, Amazing. Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10010785


Page 6 of 29 Dinner- Thai Cabaret Challenge Overall

Intensity: high for team challenge. Nightlife is stunning and social Free time Charity event

Thur Day 5 debrief

20.15 transfer (taxi) Tawandang Brewery. Intensity: medium 4stars http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=36289595 Rating: 10/10/10/9/7/10 Comments: The best. Loved it – so funny. Definition=FUN. Dirty dicks – Thai style. Good but got bored - went on and on. Loud and squishy but I would recommend it. Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A00187669

Dinner – Big Mama Airport or Nightlife

Rating: 8/10/9/9/8/10 Comments: Spa. MBK. MBK. MBK food is ok. I liked it. Great value. Good food and relaxing. 18.30 Sister Joan – donate: Clothing, Bikes and Money http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=39737421 18.50 brief walk to Soi 19. 4 star venue (Dress: casual) Farewell speeches (speeches waived in preference for visual signs) Rating: 6/10/9/9/6/10 Comments: Nice. Loved the pizza. Prompt. Good atmosphere. My food was slow to arrive I made a bad choice. All good Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10010766 21.30 transfer airport

Overall Fri

Free day

Hotel

Royal President Park Wing

If you are staying another day Rating: -/10/-/9/10/-/10. Comments: more shopping PA’s so helpful, Army Barracks to guns and M16 & shot gun – awesome. I was sick on my free day- DOH! Rating: -/9/-/-/8/10 Comments: Minor smoke odour – easy to fix, Very nice. No issues. Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A00313364

Summation: The tour is “fastrack”; an entrée of sorts to appreciate the delicious menu delights awaiting your return. The objective: “reward for achievement”, infuse work dynamics of team building, tourism and Hospitality About Bangkok - Rating: 8/10/10/10/8/8 Comments: Surprised what can do so much in a short time. Loved it. When do we go back! So much better than before. I expected it to be dirtier and busier. Nothing like I expected.

Feedback from the tour guests: Top rating tour. The PA’s make it possible, great way to get to know your work colleagues. Great to interact with fellow staff, the amazing race was good, Loved the Thai culture. Thoroughly enjoyable and exhausted, Utterly outstanding food Be open minded, expect the unexpected and trust the people around you. Embrace it, live it, love it, breath it and know that if you have stepped out of your comfort zone you have overcome the challenges set by your inner cushions you have only helped yourself to be a better person

Tour host: We focus on the S,M,A,R,T, goals set by the group/employer. Each member interprets that differently according to Time constraints, Energy levels (before and during), Collaborative skills (synergy), Personal wants and needs. If we correlate the feedback to “pre defined objectives” the result is an overwhelmingly success.


Page 7 of 29 Tour map: the map shows most of our target venues for this tour, as you can see they’re not far (K.I.S.S.). Bangkok packs everything into small space, infact Thailand is actually quite small, it’s fits into Australia about 15 times (right?) yet it’s home to about 66million people versus Aus @ 22mil .. what the!

Our base is close to the centre of town “Siam Centre”, about 4kms and bonus the BTS Skytrain (monorail) offers to zip you along Sukhumvit to Siam Centre in about 10 minutes. The BTS and the MRT (underground) train are fast and efficient, they are highly recommended. That same journey • By Taxi cab is normally around 30 mins or in peak hour traffic 3 hours. • By Tuktuk – similar time frame – depending the traffic flow - it’s fun or horrible (thrill or fumes or heat) • By Motor bike – 20 mins with traffic flow or 40 mins in traffic (they go anywhere), between the cars, on the footpath, through buildings - it’s awesome. Remember to say “Reeo Reeo” (faster) or “ChaCha” (slow slow) In peak traffic, “stay calm”, Thai culture is extreme politeness, it’s most disrespectful to show impatience. Sukhumvit is EXTREME • L.I.F.E.: Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, Efficiency, LIFE without flexibility is LIE • Some see heritage, the old charm; how it has infused with modern architecture. Others see the dirt, the grime and what looks like a threat of crime. Remember the difference between a tourist and a traveler, a tourist compares everything to home, whereas a traveler appreciates the difference! There is some poverty, many fancy Hotels, bars and nightlife, there will be a few hustlers, generally trespass or interference is very rare. Bangkok is for the most part extremely safe, incredibly social and above all most everyone is at ease but do use some common sense. The places visited: most of the venues visited are displayed on 1 map page (added after the tour) http://map.longdo.com/?lat=13.73448&long=100.55992&zoom=10&mode=grayen&map=epsg4326&locale=en&tag=cibgrp&tagandsearch=1


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Longdo map - Bangkok

Map: We use and recommend Longdo maps. If you have internet access then you will win! Our map page: www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/tours-bangkok/tour-map-bangkok. Please take a moment to study the map controls to get best value from the map. The thumbnail image (right) shows some of the many places we have inspected. The map venue page includes, photos, website link and guest book comments. The following page is a map image of our Tour Residence with special comments of “Hospitality Resources” to get you started. You can inspect them in detail in the live map. Where is home? In the Longdo map search “centralins” and your hotel will show. Try it: www.map.longdo.com. .When you see the listing click the to the venue.

for quick zoom

Now reposition the map to match the of the map image on the next page. Inspect venues, place the centre red + over a venue Icon (zoom in to be accurate), now either right click to select from a list or click on the venue and follow the prompts.

Ready made maps! On the next page we show snapshots of our “Fastrack” tourism maps for “Family”, Popular, Shopping, Nightlife”. All mapped venues include a guest book. • to add comments you must register with Longdo (it’s free) - up to you • Tip: Longdo will soon offer a prizes for map contributions (we will be a sponsor of the prize!)

Longdo map mobile If you have mobile internet you can access the maps (be careful it’s high download volume so use a wifi free zone or better get yourself a local sim card with super low rates– see Induction page). Longdo mobile lets you bookmark your favorite places, brilliant for planning a trip. Don’t get lost: Ensure you record the phone number of your P.A. and carry a hotel biz card. Remember your Hotel is very close to the “BTS ASOK” (skytrain station at Soi 19), on that corner is “Robinson” (chopping centre) and your hotel is in the next Soi (Soi 15) 15 in Thai is “Sip Haa” (Sukhumvit sip haa). The Thai word for Hotel is “rong raam” (unfortunately there are several Royal President hotels in the area). You can try saying “rong raam Roy-ale Pres-i-dent sukhumvit Soi Sip Haa”. of course you have a P.A. right ! so you don’t need to know this. Having confused you – remember, your in a tourist area where many Thai speak English so “mai-ben rai” (maibenrai is Thai for everything from don’t worry, it’s fine, to no worries). www.wat.austhai.biz/Home/thai-culture/khun Please note: your PA can not call you back on your Aus mobile number (local number calling only).


“Longdo” tour maps (longdo is thai for “please try”) snap shots of map guides

Notes/comments A hardcopy of the Longdo Tourism Maps and guides is on display at many Hospitality venues in Soi 19 Sukhumvit Bangkok

Notes /comments map introduction page www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/tours-bangkok/tour-map-bangkok

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“Longdo” tour maps (longdo is thai for “please try”) snap shots of map guides

Notes/comments A hardcopy of the Longdo Tourism Maps and guides is on display at many Hospitality venues in Soi 19 Sukhumvit Bangkok

Notes: Comments map introduction page www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/tours-bangkok/tour-map-bangkok

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Day 1: Sunday -Depart for Bangkok

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Check in 2 hrs before departure. If you want sit together you need to “check in” together. If we confirmed special arrangements with TG please ensure you have the documents for the check-in staff. Biz class & ROP (Thai airlines Royal Orchid Plus) Gold member passengers have free entry and use of the Qantas lounge at Perth airport. If your flight is delayed please send us an SMS Arrive to Bangkok: 11.pmish…. it’s now Thai time (meaning time is not as important as your smile). Biz Class passengers – please look for the separate (fastrack) immigration entrance (also provided for departures) Customs: Collect your luggage and proceed to Customs, on the way you’ll be teased (taunted) by beautiful smiling, well dressed touts, offering you deals on Transport or money exchange. Smile and say no or …. • If you have the time stop and have a chat, they’ll be overly keen to talk and answer any questions (it’s a Thai culture to be polite). • NB: at major Tourism venues avoid touts (rely on your P.A. or known guide). Meeting you: Proceed through customs clearance and enter the arrival foyer (more Smiling faces). Now call us and confirm your location within this mega palatial airport. Look for numbers on the columns to verify your position, if you need to drift, go right and look for us. Transfer to Hotel: from the airport to our base is 25 to 40 minutes depending on your will for a thrill! Group (bus) or use a local cab and request the skyway (that’s a highway in the sky). The Taxi drivers are only too willing to break the sound barrier, if you will sponsor them. The Thai word for slow is “cha” or if pleading try “cha cha” said with soft anxiety. Otherwise go for “reo reo” (faster faster). Remember to be polite and add the word “krup” (said by male) or “Kha” (said by female). We will hand you (if pre arranged) • Thai Phone &/or Thai sim card, Local money (Thai Baht) with you “Exec Travel Pak” • On the bus we can assist with migration to Thai phone On arrival you can “shut down” or “party”, we’re 5 minutes from 1 of 3 Nightlife zones – “up to you” Thailand is nocturnal, it is not unusual to see many people out late, although you may see some inadequate street lighting it’s very safe. Our Tour Residence is in the area known as “Sukhumvit”. Sukhumvit is a Thai meaning “the main road”, Siam has many, however this is the original. Other main roads may be called Sukhumvit 1, 2, 3 etc., or other names as Rama 1 or 2 which are freeways. The word “Rama” is synonymous with God, in Thailand it’s used to describe their Kings. You might hear the words “Rama 9” which is the current King (the world’s longest serving Monarch). “Rama 5” is legendary. Tip: at 6pm make sure your outside to see everyone stand still for the National Anthem. All the other streets, lanes, alley ways, are prefixed with the word “Soi”


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Day 2: Monday – Orientation adventure: Intensity: High 10:00 We focus on key points of Soi 19 www.thaibis.com/bkk/soi-19-sukhumvit “intel on the tour residence” including a visit to our Tailor and ever popular foot massage. We break for lunch and then set out for the 1st team tour adventure. From your Hotel (Royal President - PARK WING) we walk down Soi 15, turning left (Exec Tours Bkk base). The Soi between 15 and 19 is also known as 15 or 19 (no one really knows). Just before our office is Chaha massage • 10.15 1/3rd of the group will park for a foot massage. • Use this time to view the tour schedule or maps and ask your PA for intel • Tipping service industry is “up to you”. We turn right into Soi 19 and walk 500 mtrs towards Sukhumvit we point out various key venues (quality Dentists) Beergarden, 7/11 (super shops) etc., 10.35 Ambassador Tailor – group objective: everyone to be measured (about 5 mins per person) • 1/3rd of the group is introduced to the Tailor. • The tailor is not the cheapest, we use them because they are reliable and visit Australia. H

10.40 1/3rd of the group continue the brief walk to Sukhumvit Browse Friends massage, Exotic Tour and Travel, Robinson and the Skytrain (10 mins) Robinson shopping centre and Tops supermarket. Soi 19 has 2 x 7/11 open 24 hrs and many ATM machines (it’s a snap). 10.55 return to Tailor – groups 2 and 3 swap 11.10 groups 2 to 3 to Friends massage • Use this time to view the tour schedule or maps and ask your PA for intel. Finish approx 12.10 11.20 group 1 leave Chacha massage complete orientation to Sukhumvit, then to tailor at 11.50 finishing 12.10 12.15 Lunch: many choices at Soi 19: with your P.A., chase adventure or stay in your food comfort zone • Food hall (Thai) basement of Robinson Shopping centre Aircon (so cheap and delicious) • McDonalds – hmmm - same same but different? • Soi 19 “Pang Loi” (street food) – no menu – ask your P.A. for help 13.15 re group for Transfers to next event 13.30 Company Topics: Sales procedures, Admin (nominated persons only). • Venue: “The Sportsmans Bar” - map.longdo.com/p/A10012550/map • use the BTS (skytrain, the bar is family venue- wifi free a brief walk from beautiful Benjasiri Park (must see at sunset) more about Benjasiri Park in this forum article http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=36420413 HU

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Hospitality resources – Our Tour Residence. - The location was chosen for you best results.

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Tour Residence for all the intel on the Community in Soi 19 www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/soi-19 If it’s not on the map, ask and we will add it! about a few favourite inexpensive Thai Restaurants noted on the map “Yonglee” - Corner of Sukhumvit and Soi 15 (your Soi) You’ll never find the name, the sign fell off the building about 40 yrs ago. The restaurant is a “time capsule”, it opened 101 years ago and today most of it is original. The owners live upstairs, Khun OarPat, a lovely gentleman at 74, he shuffles around serving food (he started when he was about 8) and his wife, watch out she bites! The food and price is precious and the BBQ Duck (Phet Yaang) is delicious. They close promptly at 8.30pm (if your not done, she’ll throw you out!) “Suda” Across from Soi 19 in Soi 14 is. Very basic but so popular. Khun Suda (I never ask her age) is a machine, she will greet you with a Smile and grind herself and the staff until late (10pm close). If you hear talk of my girlfriend (it’s her). • I go there often, the Mexican restaurant opposite (a converted Thai mansion) is brilliant in décor and food. More ..Quality casual Thai and Italian – at Exec Tour Bkk office when you get to Soi 19, keep going another 150 mtrs to Big Mama and Madam Saranair, Excellent indoor/outdoor venues (same owner). And upstairs is May Massage (so cheap). Tours: - our inbound agents (good friend) Khun May at Exotic Tours (Soi 19), if she is busy visit Khun Kitsanee at Newline Travel (inside Honey Hotel in Soi 19, next to The Beergarden). The Beergarden is easy dinning until 12mn


13.30 Office Shopping Challenge – beat the budget or the company profits are lost. You’re against the clock! (2 hrs) test your Communication skills – you need team work) Transport: Taxi - car or bike, then a 1km to the Klong (canal), a fast river ferry “hold on”! a brief walk on a busy street (local zone), then “go for it” – 2 x shopping centres You need correct change for taxi and ferry or you’ll “pay thru the nose”

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13.40 Phuntip - mega electronics – capture data (use your resources) – remember where we regroup 14.40 Platinum -mega clothes – so many isles (don’t get lost) use your resources You WILL NOT have enough time to complete ALL purchases, but you can go back another day or be smart select your items and deploy your PA 16.30 walk 1 x 1km to Sukhumvit to use BTS (skytrain) home Some clues found here http://www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/bkkshopping Allow for traffic and don’t be late for dinner Now you know how to use the transport system. 17.15 optional: - Massage shop; Foot, Thai, Oil or- check your fluids - Beergarden Soi 19 menu: www.thaibis.com/beergardensoi19 HU

Dinner schedule: Must be ready to depart for dinner at 18.30 Dress code for this evening: casual to casual smart

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The collage photos of the day are available this these links 1. Tour book and Photo slide show http://www.etb.thaibis.com/visitors/2011-02-4-day-teambuilding 2. Photo album collages https://picasaweb.google.com/auswathai/Cib201102grp3?feat=directlink

Orientation and Office Shopping challenge

Intensity: high, dress: casual 10.00 to 13.00 Sukhumvit Soi 19 – Tailor, foot massage, Orientation and lunch 13.15 transfer shopping challenge – 16.15 return and benchmark results Links: http://www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/bkk-shopping Rating: 6/10/9/8.5/7/8 Comments: Too many choices, Good intro, Fast but enjoyable, PA system gives options, Good idea but no debrief, good info.

More: see the tour concept video at http://www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/bkk-shopping


18:30 DEPART FOR DINNER a wonderful restaurant with a surprise …!!! Location: Sukhumvit Soi 12, about 1km walk (see map right) http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=3 3800746 Charity group with vision! They used donations to setup a hotel and a restaurant, the profits fund their charity work. … that’s cool! The place is full of condoms - get used to it!

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Don’t wait in your hotel – get out there! Slip down Sukhumvit and watch the foot traffic A short walk from the Hotel or book the courtesy Hotel “tut-tuk”). From your Hotel, at Sukhumvit (main road), on the right is Yonglee Restaurant (101 yrs old and a close 2nd is the owner (lovely man). On the left is Soi 15 hotel with a narrow outside verandah bar area. Order a drink and watch the foot traffic. Be aware of the timelines – (the bar is slow service). We cross the main road to Soi 12 for dinner, at Soi 15 and Sukhumvit go 30 mtrs left to use the cross over bridge and before that is an ATM machine. The venue is approx 250 mtrs into Soi 12 (a spooky walk – all Thais are deeply superstitious – don’t tease them). In Soi 12 at 100mtrs (left) is the entrance to “Club Insomnia” a new nightclub (opened in Oct 2010) it’s awesome including a 24 hr diner called V8 The diner faces onto Sukhumvit, it also has an entrance to the club. Next to the V8 is a 24/7 Mexican restaurant serving stunning food (includes take away and home delivery). They are all listed in the Longdo map Cabbages and Condoms restaurant venue: 4.5 stars Dinner table booked for 19.00 Dress: casual or a little flashy if you want the hiso nightlife scene. 21:00 Nightlife: map orange Pin is home map icons “bottle of wine and glass” are nightlife venues. Insomnia is in Soi 12. We transfer to Soi 11 You can walk but smarter to board a taxi (car or bike). If you are early stop at Soi 8 Pub. – it’s worth a look.

Soi 11: a 1km walk to showcase the nightlife • 1st stop: Crazy Charlies Bar – it’s outdoor and weird, walk the sub-Soi to see where the expats avoid the tourists. • Back on Soi 11 see the sign “Climax” nightclub (it’s full on after 11.30 4 stars) • Walk 300mtrs: Aussie Pub & BBQ – a great Icon (4.5 stars) • Walk 300mtrs: Bed Supper club – premium HISO (high society) night club (5 stars) Soi 7/1 Bangkok Beat – awesome bands (best after 11) 4 stars or Soi 12 “Insomnia“ night club - 4.5 stars


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The collage photos of the day are available this these links 1. Tour book and Photo slide show http://www.etb.thaibis.com/visitors/2011-02-4-day-teambuilding 2. Photo album collages https://picasaweb.google.com/auswathai/Cib201102grp3?feat=directlink

Dinner Moo gadaa Local culture

Nightlife

18.30 from Beergarden Soi 19 to Petchaburi Road (2kms) Walk/Taxi/MRT Dress: casual – culture shock Rating: 6/9/7/9/7/8 Comments: Food is ok. I liked it. Great value. Good food and relaxing. Glad the PA’s were there – need to be adventurous. Different Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10011055 20.45 Taxi transfer to: Bang Lamphu: Khao San road (dress: casual) http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=38175950 Rating: 7/?/9/9/7/7 Comments: A real mix. Went to bed. Enjoy the busy atmosphere. Enjoyed the interaction. Ok but a bit touristy. Loved it but tired Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10011261


Day 3: Tuesday – Thai Culture: Intensity: High “How well can you adapt to your market”

CORPORATE: collect preorder of Poloshirts http://www.exectoursbkk.thaibis.com/bangkok/corporateproducts/polomaker (about 1/3rd of Aus price) H

Group event: suggestions (book before you depart Aus to lock in tickets) Variety of tour options put to the group during the pre tour S.M.A.R.T. meeting. The Group must decide on individual or group tour (the follow is the outcome of the team decision) 10.00 Bus Transfer to Ancient City: Cultural challenge (details revealed on the bus) http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=33819277 17.00 return to tour residence: - visit the Tailor for a 2nd fitting 18.30 night tour departs from Beergarden Soi 19 (be there for a beer by 18.00 and lets chat) Night: Dinner - Thai style (casual dress), Markets, and nightlife • Take your bottle of wine Dinner : “Moo Gadaa” (Thai style open BBQ) venue: 2.5 stars Location: Pretchaburi Road (2kms - 10 to 30 mins by foot, Taxi or MRT) Dress: Casual. All you can eat buffet D.I.Y. BBQ for 99baht. The venue is very basic, a rustic outdoor bbq at your table. It’s culture shock so “grin” because the locals will be watching you! Smile and experience the difference. 20:45 Transfer to Khao San Road (MRT + taxi 30 mins) Khao San road an infamous Backpackers zone with that comes outdoor culture, markets, Bars and restaurants (Freo markets W.A.) The location is in Longdo maps family zone of “Bang Lamphu”, it’s also in the Nightlife zone. www.thaibis.com/longdo-tourism-bangkok/visitors-welcome/family-zones H

23:00 tour options “nightlife zones” (see link above) and go for it or return to Sukhumvit where there are 3 nightlife zones If you are out of puff then slip back to your tour residence and visit retire for a foot massage. If you have a bottle of wine with you the girls can supply a glass or they will be most happy to share a drink with you. If you need a beer, just ask, they will organize it. It’s called “Hospitality and Customer Service”.

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Thailand Orientation challenge

Dinner Moo gadaa Local culture

Intensity: Medium - high dress: casual 09.30 bus transfer - Ancient City 14.10 depart http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=33819277 Rating: 9/9/10/10/7/8 Comments: See Thailand in 4 hrs. Great overview. Bikes were fun. Photos galore. Fun but rushed. Liked the challenge – bikes are fun Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A00146832 18.30 from Beergarden Soi 19 to Petchaburi Road (2kms) Walk/Taxi/MRT Dress: casual – culture shock Rating: 6/9/7/9/7/8 Comments: Food is ok. I liked it. Great value. Good food and relaxing. Glad the PA’s were there – need to be adventurous. Different Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10011055


Day 4: Wednesday – Team challenge and Reward - Intensity: High •

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Sales meeting – Budget & Debtors controls If the meeting finishes early you have freetime.

Dress code: day events: casual. Casual footwear is a must for Team building (no high heels). 11.45 pre meeting for Team Building event at The Sportsman bar, Washington Square –venue: 4 stars Order lunch before you begin the team strategies The Bar has an excellent menu (free BBQ Saturdays). Link: http://auswathai-sawasdee.blogspot.com/2010/07/together-we-can-at-sportsman-bar.html Directions: BTS Phong Prom –(Emporium shopping centre), Benjasiri Park exit then a brief walk to Washington Square (use your Longdo map mobile or ask the locals). 12:45 Team Building - by Excel Solutions. Event: Amazing race – (3.5 hrs) rated: 10 Location: at Washington Square Challenge: A list of tasks. You must decide which tasks to complete, control a budget and reach the finish line before the deadline. Points and penalties apply according to the tasks and timeframe. Amazing race pdf at www.austhai.biz/KE/corporate-team-work/corporate-events-files Finish time: 16.30 at our Hotel - 20 minutes for post event discussion

Reasons for a Team Building Event • • • • •

Shared input leads to discovery of team dynamics, Increased likelihood of implementation of new ideas Evaluate the circle of communication, Shared information means increased synergy Involvement of everyone in the process, Higher likelihood of implementation of new ideas Increased understanding of other peoples perspectives, Increased opportunity to draw on individual strengths Ability to compensate for individual weaknesses, Develops personal relationships


Here are a few points for teams

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Effective decision making is essential to a team’s progress. Teams must have a grasp of various decision making methods, their advantages and disadvantages, and when and how to use each. Teams that choose the right decision making methods at the right time will not only save time, but they will also most often make the best decisions. Examples: • Teams decide whether to look for the telephone or go to the next challenge! • Teams decide whether to use a long tail boat (saving time) or a taxi boat (saving money)! The whole Amazing Race requires everyone to be working together! Without participation, you don’t have a team; you have a group of bodies. Balanced participation ensures that everyone on the team is fully involved each member joins the discussion when their contribution is pertinent to the assignment. Most important! - Valued Diversity: A diversity of thinking, ideas, methods, experiences, and opinions helps to create a high performance team. Whether individuals are creative or logical, fast or methodical, the effective team recognizes the strengths each person brings to the team. Positive Atmosphere: A team must have a climate of trust and openness and a positive atmosphere indicates that members of a team are committed and involved. It means that people are comfortable with each other to be creative, take risks and make mistakes. People who are enjoying themselves are more productive than those who dislike what they are doing Our goals of the event is not to expect a Leonardo Da Vinci painting or a Steven Spielberg blockbuster movie but to develop team work, develop personal relationships, compensate for individual weaknesses and understanding of peoples perspectives!

Lunch Team building Amazing race

Intensity: high Dress: casual (footwear sneakers) 12.45 to17.00 Team Building event – Amazing race www.austhai.biz/KE/corporate-team-work/corporate-events-files#TOC-Website---Excel Rating: 7/7/6/9/9/8 Comments: Well balanced. Not able to do with our PA’s. Too hard. Brilliant/hectic. Must be prepared. Really like this would be screwed without our PA. Good and Bad sides not fair we could not finish in the time


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Night tour: dress code: Smart casual – no shorts or open footwear (thongs or sandals)

18.30 depart from your Hotel or try one of the local quality Taverns Soi 8 Pub (4 stars) or “Gullivers” in Soi 5 (4 stars) to find the venues use Longdo map (see page 8), position the map at the tour residence and then search the venue names or use the Industry Icon search. HU

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Venue 1: Rooftop Bar (Skybar) venue 5 stars - Amazing Views http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=35401814 Dress: Casual or Smart, solid footwear (no thongs or sandals) • Transport: MRT or BTS then taxi H

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19.00 arrive: The Skybar (This is truly awesome). View 3 sections on the top floor. Visit them promptly then retrace your steps to dedicate yourself to the preferred section, but aware your time here is brief – Focus 1st the outdoor cigar lounge – view that stars from lounge suites 2nd view out across Sirocco Restaurant and the “skybar” 3rd walk out to the skybar and be spiritualized, it will change you. If you have time you must also visit the Breeze restaurant (it’s a illusion where you appear to be floating) 20:00 depart for 8.20pm diner – sorry we must go! Diner and Cabaret at Tawandang Brewery –rating 9.5 venue 4stars Dress code: casual or smart – up to you 1 x PA must leave skybar to arrive at Tawandang Brewery by 8pm to hold the table reservation. The show is bawdy, crazy antics as the night unwinds. We recommend you have someone nominate for their birthday. Challenge – who will honor the actors with a present “that style (a drink or baht) See more Tawandang: http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=36289595

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Nightlife:

Generally, after the 3 day most people change their mindset from “this place is weird to please show me more”, usually this means “let’s visit the “Gaetoey (Ladyboy) venue” (pic right) Another perception misconception, read more about ladyboys Link: http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&p=90&tag=ladyboy Ladyboy venues from 2.5 stars to 5 stars – depends on your comfort zone ” very funny or scary (up to you).


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Achievers Tour Roof top bar

Dinner- Thai Cabaret Challenge

Dress: smart casual – intensity: low venue: 5stars 18.30 transfer arrive 19.00 see details page for tips http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&p=90&tag=bar-rooftop Rating: 9/10/10/10/10 Comments: Classy. On top of the world. My favourite, Amazing. Breathtaking, Cocktails and Views, Amazing. Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10010785 20.15 transfer (taxi) Tawandang Brewery. Intensity: medium 4stars http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=36289595 Rating: 10/10/10/9/7/10 Comments: The best. Loved it – so funny. Definition=FUN. Dirty dicks – Thai style. Good but got bored - went on and on. Loud and squishy but I would recommend it. Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A00187669


Day 5: Thursday – Personal Rewards - Intensity: Low

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Corporate - collect pre order products Banners, Poloshirts, Corporate Gifts Free time options - Tours • Shooting 3 hrs - they will pick you up – make sure you do like your team mates before you go! • Jimmy Thompson house near MBK shopping centre – exceptional guided tour presentation, excellent example of value added information. 17:00 Packed and ready to depart for Dinner and home Some of you have opted to stay another day, if you have you must make allowance for time to transfer to dinner venue. 18.30 Charity event – presentation West Australians’ Sister Joan .. Childrens charity Bangkok, “the slaughterhouse” http://www.auswathai.com/Home/community/australia-inthailand/sister-joan Tour group meet Sister Joan to present our donation; 2nd hand clothes, a mystery item (refer team building task) and a sum of money.

19:00 Dinner: Big Mama – Soi 19, 3rd flr roof top – venue: 4 stars • Venue includes outdoor Group discussion: Tour Dynamics, what has been achieved in the team and for the individual. Reward for achievement – if you committed to this journey you found new treasures •Team Building dynamics, Personal Growth, People dynamics •L.I.F.E. (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, Eefficiency) without Flexibility it’s a L.I.E. •Appreciate the difference - Traveller versus Tourist" •Hospitality culture – “the food always tastes nicer with a smile!” •Shopping bargains •New Friendships Farewell speeches and close of the tour – goodbye to P.A.’s

Dinner – Big Mama

18.50 brief walk to Soi 19. 4 star venue (Dress: casual) Farewell speeches (speeches waived in preference for visual signs) Rating: 6/10/9/9/6/10 Comments: Nice. Loved the pizza. Prompt. Good atmosphere. My food was slow to arrive I made a bad choice. All good Map: http://map.longdo.com/p/A10010766


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FREE DAY

Free time

Rating: 8/10/9/9/8/10 Comments: Spa. MBK. MBK. MBK food is ok. I liked it. Great value. Good food and relaxing.

Free day

If you are staying another day Rating: -/10/-/9/10/-/10. Comments: more shopping PA’s so helpful, Army Barracks to guns and M16 & shot gun – awesome. I was sick on my free day- DOH!


20:30 Prepare to depart to airport unless stay another night

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21:30 depart for airport • Thai Airways flight departs 11:40 check in 90 mins before flight, transfers from CBD can be 20 mins or 1 hr (depends on expected traffic) • Recommend depart by taxi no later than 9.30pm from CBD

Business class: separate check-in area with priority access through Immigration and guest to VIP lounge

The places we wanted to show you • There are many, if you enjoyed you will come back and see more. • I’m sad we did not visit Suda Restaurant, I enjoy giving my “Wai” to khun Suda, perhaps you can see this next time.

The real journey is now only starting, you are challenged to Engage what you have learnt, “Balance is the key” BONUS - if your are focused, aligned with company objectives and synergized we (no I in team) will achieve our goals. The reward is your personal growth and of course ANOTHER TRIP. See the trees for the forest, deliver results, in your Business and social network and enjoy the “reward for achievement” with Aussie Exec Tours Bangkok”.

AusWaThai is proud to promote this project – infusing Communities and culture is a rewarding challenge, the feedback is inspiring. Please visit our forum and post a comment http://auswathai.activeboard.com/


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The collage photos 1. Tour book and Photo slide show http://www.etb.thaibis.com/visitors/2011-02-4-day-teambuilding 2. Photo album collages https://picasaweb.google.com/auswathai/Cib201102grp3?feat=directlink

Charity event

18.30 Sister Joan – donate: Clothing, Bikes and Money http://auswathai.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=127609&p=3&topicID=39737421


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AusWaThai is proud to promote this project – infusing Communities and culture. It’s a rewarding challenge, the feedback is inspiring. visit our forum and post a comment http://auswathai.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=127609&p=90&tag=cibbootcamp


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Trivia pursuit.. Bangkok, the Venice of the East. The capital of Thailand is known by Thais as “KrungThep” The correct name is… Krungthepmahanakhon Amornrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amornphiman Awa-tarnsatthit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit

(กรุ งเทพมหานคร อมรรัตรโกสิ นทร์ มหิ นทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบรู ี รมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิ ทธิ�) The name is abbreviated as Krungthep or Krungthep Mahanakorn, which means City of Angels. The name 'Bangkok' was derived from 'Bang Kork' and refers to the original site. "BangKok" means "Village of olives" (Bang means village and Khork means Olive), in time the olives trees vanished as city expanded. The city was founded in 1782 by King "Rama I" who moved the capital from Thonburi (old city) across the Chao Phraya river in order to use the river as a line of defense against the Burmese. Another old city is "Ayutthaya. More on History at www.thailand.austhai.biz/general-info/history.

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