Krabi Thailand Trip Day 2 – Island Hopping (Thale Waek, Poda, Chicken and Tup Island), Snorkeling & A Thai Massage!

Day two was up early in the morning at 8.30am, breakfast at the hotel and off out to the boat for some island hopping! We were going to go rock climbing first, but due to the tide we decided to go and see Thale Waek (Separated Sea) which is joined at low tide and see the rest of the islands after rock climbing.

The weather was pretty grey, but we still had fun on the way across.

Boat Trip

It was pretty dramatic – you can see how clear the water is!

Dramatic Isle

The weather got a little better as we reached Thale Waek, the beach was covered in driftwood though.


This is the place where you can actually walk between the islands on a sand bank during low tide.

Thale Waek

You can see the string of people all the way across.

Thale Waek

After that I had a wonder round the small island and took some pictures.

Lone Rock

Playing in the sand.

Playing in the Sand

After the intermission for Rock Climbing (which I’ll cover in a separate post tomorrow) we headed back out to the ocean to check out the remaining 3 islands.

The weather still wasn’t ideal – but not bad.


The beach was covered in driftwood again but beautiful nevertheless.


This is Chicken Island – you can probably guess how it got it’s name.

Chicken Island

After that a spot of snorkeling, the water was crammed with Tiger Fish!

Tiger Fish

Matthew Ong – host for the Breakfast show.

We had dinner at the only Muslim restaurant/hotel in Krabi (Ao Nang Princeville Resort)…then had a wonder around the market.

Motorbike for Rent

It’s pretty standard stuff, trinkets, jewelry, sandals, clothes, shorts, shirts, hats, sunglasses and so on. Plenty of tailors too of course and DVD’s, plus whiskey everywhere! There’s not as much shopping as Phuket, but then that’s not why you go to Krabi…and still nothing can beat Bangkok for shopping.


After that of course a Thai Massage! It’s really cheap at 200 Baht per hour (RM20 per hour!) normal price in KL is at least 65-85RM per hour. Especially as it’s not yet peak season, you can get an Aloe Vera massage for only RM25 per hour (250 Baht) where the normal price is 450 Baht!)

Watch out for Rock Climbing – coming tomorrow!

You can read more about Krabi here:

Krabi on Wikitravel

Krabi Province on Wikipedia

Krabi Thailand Trip Day 1 – Flight, Tiger Cave (Wat Tham Sua), The Fruit Market, Fish Farm & Krabi La Playa

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10 Responses to Krabi Thailand Trip Day 2 – Island Hopping (Thale Waek, Poda, Chicken and Tup Island), Snorkeling & A Thai Massage!

  1. Mark August 30, 2007 at 10:19 am #

    Wow, the place just looks great! Taken with your 10-24mm lens?

  2. ShaolinTiger August 30, 2007 at 3:46 pm #

    Mark: Sigma 10-20mm HSM lens 🙂

  3. Bernsy August 30, 2007 at 3:50 pm #

    was looking at those great Macro shots you did, .. then u also did mention about ur botol susu diffuser. Can share with how u do it ah ? 😀

  4. tigerjoe August 30, 2007 at 9:48 pm #

    What this is?! Where are pics of the chickoos with dickoos?!

    Did you say there’s a place called Podah Island? LOL

  5. Mama BoK September 1, 2007 at 2:05 pm #

    I sure missed those massages..!

  6. ShaolinTiger September 5, 2007 at 1:39 am #

    Bernsy: Yup have taken some pics of it, will get round to posting it soon.

    tigerjoe: Ho ho! Yah, no chickdicks 🙁

    Mama BoK: Yah…really missing it too, 20RM an hour and it’s REALLY good.

  7. Leonie Zurakowsky January 7, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    I referenced your Chicken Island pic here: . Thanks! 😀