Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Treasure Hunt to Pangkor Island

Another backdated story. In 2003 our office sports club (KSSE) had organized a treasure hunt to Pangkor Island. I was the club President at that time. Due to the request from club members, so we organized the treasure hunt.

We hired a consultant to prepare the questions, FG Network Consultancy Sdn Bhd. This is an event management company. Mr. Baskaran heads his team to organize our event. They prepared everything from the questions for treasure hunts, marked the routes, booked the rooms, presentation for the answers and dinner with some stage games, plus sponsorship for a few electrical items as lucky draw prizes. We also had received many other sponsorships from our suppliers to make the event a successful and memorable one.

Twenty cars took part. There were about 80 participants. All participants had to register, took the questions and the stickers first. After the briefing by Mr Baskaran and his crew, we flagged off from Elektrisola in Janda Baik at 8:30 am. Our MD, Mr Thilo Westerhausen was proud to see this group of people took part in a healthy recreational event like this one. He flagged us off together with his son, Enzio. This was the second treasure hunt conducted by KSSE ever since I was in the committee members.

We took the Kuala Lumpur - Karak Highway to Gombak toll and then took the MRR2 to Kepong and straight on to the PLUS Highway heading north. But while passing by Gombak, we already had to find the answer for the first question somewhere along the shoptlots there. If you have not joined any treasure hunt before, you might not understand what's the story is all about. The questions for treasure hunt normally are tricky questions, some even like riddles. You'd be given instructions to follow the route. You have to be careful with the trip meter because if you missed some points, you'd loose the clue. Because we had the consultant to organize everything, so all the committee members also were able to take part. Treasure hunt is my favourite event. Because we had informed the consultant from the very beginning that committee members would take part, so they never discuss anything on the questions with the committee.

In my group there were Azri and Isma (husband and wife), Kak Devi and myself. We went in my car. Azri was the first driver. I was the navigator. Navigator had to read the clue for the route and clue for the treasures. The other two members in the car had to think of and find the answers. Treasure hunt is a teamwork. Maximum four members in a car, minimum two members.

Can't really remember which road that we took. If I'm not mistaken we went to the junction where it turned to Kelly's Castle to go to Lumut. We had to complete all questions and find the treasures before we arrive at Lumut jetty. When we arrived the jetty, we had to submit our answers and treasures to the organizer. Then we received our ferry tickets to go to the Coral Bay Resort in Pangkor Island.

That night we had the dinner and questions and answers presentation by Mr Baskaran and his team. They also conducted a few stage games. Everybody enjoyed the hunt, the dinner, the games and the prizes. The next day, we spent sometimes at beach before lunch and checked out from the resort by 2:00 pm. It was another memorable trip for us!

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