For this 2020 company trip and after this long Covid period, we decided to take a break from our busy office in Bangkok for a long weekend on the Koh Chang island. We usually do one 3 day strip each year. There are many places to visit in Thailand, we try to alternate between the tropical forests and the islands and their beaches.
Where is Koh Chang
Koh Chang is located on the Eastern coast of the gulf coast of Thailand, in Trat province, close to Cambodia, several hours drive and 15 minutes ferry from Bangkok. Koh Chang means the “elephant island” in Thai language because of the shape of the mountains which look like the head of an elephant, though it’s not big enough for elephant hoards to ever live on it.
No pain, no gain, we leave Bangkok at 6 am, we drive 6 hours to the pier to take the ferry to Koh Chang island.
The ferry takes half an hour to go to the island where we finally take our final transportation, a pickup taxi to reach the hotel.
Everyone drops their luggage on the super comfortable rooms of the Centara Hotel.
Everyone finally makes it to the pool or to the beach to relax and enjoy the nice tropical island weather.
After relaxing, this is now sport time for Outsourcify team. The 30 members of the game were divided into 6 different teams (5 people per team).
We play different game such as:
– Bomb Defense Games
The goal of this game was to carry the bottle from a point A to a point B.
But the difficult part of this game is that everyone is attached by a string and has to coordinate with each other to manage to encompass the bottle inside this string.
This game was the most challenging to manage the good coordination between the team members.
– Looking for the object without seeing
The goal of this game is to search an object without seeing anything (blindfolded). The other members of the team must guide the blindfolded member by telling him the direction to be the first to find the object. The main goal of this game was to improve our communication skills.
– Time up
In this game, each member has 1 minute to make guess the other team members as much words as they can by mimic it. The team which has validated the most words win the game. Once again, this game was based on the communication and listening skills of the team members.
Each team has to choose 2 team members, these two persons are linked by a string in the foot. The goal was to reach the finishing line before the other teams. To be successful, the 2 team members must communicate.
After having a good shower and grabbing our best outfit for the night, it is the time to have a great dinner at the hotel. The Thai style main dish married with some sweet western dessert was the best combo to make this night delicious.
It is now time to wake up for a new exciting day. Everyone has a different plan:
Many of us rent a motorbike to visit the island to discover the incredible beaches and waterfalls.
Some other ones will even be more adventurous by trying paddle surf.
After this beautiful day exploring the island, there was no way to go to sleep so early, so we all went to a special seafood dinner close by the hotel and for the most courageous, had some drink in a local bar after dinner.
It is now time to say goodbye to this amazing island and go back to Bangkok for some new always more challenging web and design projects.