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Team Building at Permai Rainforest Resort

I’ve not been to Permai Rainforest Resort for many years. But, visiting this place once again was something I looked forward to. Coincidentally, our school decided to have our Team Building activity here in which, all expenses were paid in advanced. So, I had no clue of the actual cost for staying overnight here, including the meals and activities.

I always loved the walkway, made of Belian wooden planks. Nothing can beat the wood because it can last up to hundred years. Long ago, Belian was the most important construction material for the Dayaks who made longhouses in the remote areas of Sarawak. Since it’s a rare species now, the tree could not be simply chopped down by loggers.

I had to walk quite a distant to my chalet from the registration counter. Each chalet could accommodate 6 persons, equipped with 1 bathroom, a mini fridge, a water heater, towels for six, 2 bars of soap, 2 cabinets and 6 complimentary drinking water bottles. But don’t look for  air-conditioners and televisions. Hehe…

Our first activity was Kayaking. I liked the way they handled it because it was professionally done. Before going to the sea, they briefed us on the safety issue, we were taught on how to wear a life jacket and they asked us to participate in the  water confident crash course.  It wasn’t really that bad for me because I knew swimming and attended a full packaged of sea safety training a few years back.

But mind you, I’m a person who got seasick easily. After few hours of kayaking, it was time for a tea break. We had a simple meal at The Feeding Tree cafe and I had 6 curry puffs with a cup of tea.

Not enough playing in the sea, we headed to the pool for a mindless volleyball game. There wasn’t any proper rules, nor there was a referee. We just passed and smashed the ball everywhere we liked and finally laughed our hearts out till tears dropped to our cheeks.

The night activity was a bit relaxing. We had BBQ at The Feeding Tree cafe. We wanted to have a Karaoke session there, but then, we were not willing to pay RM400 for it. So, after 10 pm, nine of us decided to drive out to New Semariang township for a late night supper.

The next day, we wrapped up everything at Sepang Room. Our principal gave us a pep talk. I really enjoyed the team building activity, as I got to know my colleagues better and surely after this, we could work better as a team. Fly Kenyalang Fly! hahahahaha!

 

Ride to Batang Ai, Sarawak

For many riders like us, enjoying our ride is better than the destination itself. It didn’t matter whether our destination was a tourist spot or only known by the locals, because what matters most are to get our tires rolling and get the adrenaline rush in our veins. Once we reach our destinations, we usually go for a drink and take selfies. Simple and yet fun activities. Hehehe.

A few months ago, we decided to ride to Batang Ai, a few kilometres after Sri Aman town and before Betong. It was a planned activity. The journey took us about 2 hours plus to get there. It was said that the freshest and sweetest Tilapia fish is from Batang Ai. So we decided to check it out.

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My brother and I, both love riding bikes very much.

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It’s a must to stop at a petrol station (Betong) for refuelling. Otherwise, we would be stranded.

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As we reached Batang Ai, we took photos in front of the boats. These boats were used by the longhouse folks to commute from their longhouses to town daily.

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So good….yeah…

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From the hilltop, we saw the fish breeding plots (behind us) That’s where the fresh Tilapias were.

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And again, selfie is a must.

Although the trip was enjoyable, it was tiring and we were slightly affected by the rain. If you noticed it, my brother was actually wearing a raincoat. Hehe…

Master Mi outlet in City One, Kuching

dsc_0033Sometimes, you just have to be adventurous when common dishes fail to satisfy your lust for something new and nyummy. Although I’ve been to City One Megamall, Kuching for many times, it was only a few months ago that I decided to explore a food outlet called “Master Mi” a Taiwanese brand. My intention was to try out the noodles but when I stood at the counter, I saw other interesting meals.

dsc_0031So, I ordered two cups of Latte Coffee, two pieces of toasted bread and a plate of cheesy potato wedges. I know, you might be thinking those were common dishes too, but they looked so tempting in the photos. Thank goodness, the taste was not disappointing at all. While waiting for my food, I stood wondering and looking for tables and chairs in the outlet until I saw a small staircase leaning on the wall, leading to the upper floor. I didn’t ask the cashier about it but, carried my food tray and confidently walked upstairs.

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Having my meal upstairs gave me the sense of privacy. I could focus having a conversation with my family without having to look outside the outlet and there were only a few diners there.

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The little room was very cozy and they had magazines to read. I don’t mind sleeping there if given the chance to do so. Hehe. So, hey! maybe you should try eating there too and leave your  feedback here. Till then, bye bye! 

For more info. Visit their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MasterMiSarawak/