Posts Tagged ‘Langkawi’

langkawi…again

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Langkawi again,
this time went there for my so called company trip,
actually a combination or “company trip” + annual meeting + team building.

Not a bad trip except that it was too short and too hectic….
Team building activity was fun…
people from different department were group together as a team and we are needed to perform several tasks, indoor, outdoor…. ala “Amazing Race”
All tasks are very challenging and needed to use the brains….
everybody were giving ideas, and nobody were listening…
quite some minor disagreement, but nevertheless, it was all fun…

some of the memorable activities that i enjoyed….
some nature talk high-up on the suspension bridge on Mount Mat Chincang by one of Malaysia’s most reknowned naturalis/conservationist.
His name is Irshad.
irshad
“..He arrived in Langkawi about fifteen years ago, fell in love with its natural beauty and knew that conservation and education was the only way to insure it is protected for the future. There has been no turning back since then.

He has since been involved in a weekly radio show, assisted and appeared in several television documentaries including National Geographic (“Hutan: Mysteries of the Malaysian Rainforest”).

The most recent a short docu-ad that was aired on Discovery Channel (“The Wedding Ceremony of the White Bellied Sea Eagle”). This docu-ad recently won an international award for best script. A second docu-ad was recently shown on CNN.

Irshad had also attended a short stint at the British Muzium of Natural History under the tutelage of Prof. Bernard D’Abrera…”

I really enjoy the talk by Irshad. It is very educating and entertaining…
i love every minute of it…

The other activity that i enjoyed is that of the horse riding…
each team members must complete a round before given the next clue.

The horse riding doesnt look as easy as on TV….it looks cool and easy..
but when you are actually on it, it is quite bad…
first you sit high up…the height of the horse is more than 7ft…
then of course the swaying movement of it…
but thank god, i sat on it while a caretaker was guiding the horse…
lovely… and that was my first time on horse as well… so i really enjoyed it.

of course all those came with a price…
i had high ..super high fever…40 degree…