Team Building at Permai Rainforest Resort

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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!

 

SERIAN SCOUT RUN 1.0

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Serian Scout Council is organising a Scout Run on July 8, 2017 at the mini stadium. If you free and interested, come and join them by registering your participation for RM50.00 (inclusive of a finisher medal and a t-shirt). You can contact Mr Yahya at 013-8210401, Mr Willie at 014-8988812, Mdm Irin at 019-8386115 or Ms Sendra at 013-7060028.

 

 

1st Bau Bike Week 2016

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This is a late post but it’s never too late to tell a story right? Remember I talked about Bau Bike Week before? Well, this is the write up on the actual event.  Officially, the event kicked off at 8am, but as usual, crowd started to come in by 10 am. We were worried that the response would not be so good but we were wrong. Bikers turned up at the event by batches (according to their respective groups) and the staff at the registration counter were busy welcoming and distributing goodies to them, but some bikers were unhappy with the goodies because the person in charge used plastic bag to keep the goodies and the name tags were not properly printed. Furthermore, they disliked the design of the BBW Tshirts (I reserve my comment on this lah).

 

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 @parking lot

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@Registration counter. Serious looking people.

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 @modified bikes

On 27 August, the activities were mostly for bikers; arm wrestling, bike show, the best lady biker attire, momento presentation, and live band.  The crowd was not as many as major bike weeks such as Sibu Bike Week (SBW) or Kuching International Bike Week (KiBW) but I think it was satisfactory. However, there were rooms for improvements.

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 Datuk Henry Jinep inspecting the modified bikes

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 Datuk Henry officiating the event

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On 28 August, we invited auto and RC boat clubs to come over to Bau Bike Week so that they can attract more visitors to the event. While these people were on site, the bikers had their golden ride to Adis Buan. Over there, bikers were entertained by the Kutow martial art performance and treated with mouth-watering food. Too bad, we didn’t have the chance to swim.

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@RC Boat Competition

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Datuk Henry Jinep leading the convoy to Adis Buan

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Arriving @ Adis Buan

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Performance by KUTOW

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Lunch time

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Overall, the event was a good event but it can be better. We are still unsure who will organize the 2nd Bau Bike Week.

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Momento presentation