As a form of acknowledgement for its members, the Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club organised a first-ever family day on Friday and Saturday (May 19 and 20). The two-day event was held at Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort in Kampar.
It was an enjoyable weekend for 72 club members and their families. Laughter and merriment filled the air. The choice of the resort was most appropriate as it is located in a valley with rolling hills in the background.
Various games and competitions such as kayaking, fishing, flying fox, swimming and karaoke were organised to keep the revellers occupied for two days.
Organising committee member, Hamimah Hamid said although contributions by members are of utmost importance in an organisation, social bonding is important too.
“A short holiday is meaningful for members. Our daily schedules are tight, hence an outing like this helps clear our minds and strengthens the bond between us,” Hamimah remarked.
The family day was sponsored by Econsave, Nestle, Barkath Stores – Ipoh, Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort, Tourism Perak and the state government.
The highlight of the event was the much-anticipated karaoke competition. Perak TV3 bureau chief, Fareez Azman, won first prize. He walked away with a RM300 cash prize, a hamper and gifts from Nestle. Salmah Khairuddin took second place. She won a RM250 cash prize and Nestle products. Third spot was won by Mohd Syahrizal Azmi. He took home RM200 and Nestle products. The prizes were presented by Gopeng police station chief, V. Ashok Kumar.
Executive Councillor for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Multimedia and Communications, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, a representative from Tourism Perak Adnan Sulaiman and Wan Asrudi Wan Hasan, the media club president were in attendance.
Blogger Emily Lowe felt so grateful to be present, as she had never been to the resort before. “It’s such a happy occasion, as it’s different from the norms. We’re at this resort to have some fun together and this place is simply perfect,” she said.