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!