Saturday, February 10, 2007

Convoy to Terengganu

Sometimes ago I had organized a convoy for our office sports club members to Terengganu. Being the President of the sports club (KSSE - Kelab Sukan dan Sosial Elektrisola) at that time (I was with the club for 4 years and retired willingly because I am too tired to do all the job anymore), I'd always make sure that we would do at least one community service activity per year. So last year we all went to Gem Beach Resort in Batu Rakit, Kuala Terengganu for our charity convoy.

It was only a 3 days/2 nights package. We departed Janda Baik at 8:45 am with about 10 cars and 25 motorcycles. We took the new highway to Kuantan. In Kuantan, we visited the orphanage home - had lunch with the children, spent some times to chat with them and played a few games before distributed some souveniers and handed over our contribution for them. We left them with sweet memories and grateful feeling that we still could do this charity convoy year after year.

On the way to Batu Rakit, we had a stop at Tanjong Jara Beach Resort for teh tarik and apam balik. I had organized that with Chef Ann whom I met when I had my holiday with my Mom earlier before the convoy. Chef Ann is a very nice person, the "walking menu" at one of the restaurants at Tanjong Jara Resort. If you go to Tanjong Jara Resort, surely you won't miss her. She's very friendly to all guests.

We arrived the resort around 8:30 pm. Checked-in, greeted with a welcome drink and went to put our bags in the rooms and came back for dinner at the resort restaurant. Dinner was very good. The next morning, the resort staff had organized a telematch for us after breakfast. It was really enjoyable.

After the telematch we all went to Pasar Payang at Kuala Terengganu town - about 35 km away from the resort. After some shopping at Pasar Payang, our group went to Pantai Batu Buruk - another tourists spot at Kuala Terengganu. After we spent some times there, the group went back to the resort for the most awaited waiting for every convoy - barbeque dinner and lucky draw!

Since we received many sponsors from our suppliers, everybody did not come back empty handed. Those who did not win any lucky draws, were given a souvenir each.

On the way back, we stopped at a little village for disabled people - with many kinds disabilities - some are blind, some are parallysed but can sit on wheelchairs etc. They are getting some allowance from the Welfare Department. We spent sometimes with them and handed over some contributions before we continued our journey safely home to Janda Baik.

...will continue with more photos.

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