Some 40 media practitioners from Perak participated in Media Getaway Treasure Hunt 2018 organised by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and its agencies.
Ministry Secretary General, Datuk Seri Jamil Salleh flagged off the participants at Tesco Extra Bercham on Friday, February 23.
Participants were tasked to look for 20 items within 45 minutes before proceeding to solve questions under 15 minutes related to domestic trade and consumerism.
Media Prima team emerged champion taking home a hamper worth RM500. Utusan Malaysia took second prize winning a RM300 hamper while Sinar Harian secured third placing with a hamper worth RM200.
Contestant from TV3, 30-year-old Fareez Ahmad felt that the lively contest should be made an annual event to strengthen camaraderie among media practitioners and be acquainted with agencies under the ministry.
“This is my second time participating. It’s fun and lively, especially during the search for items based on very challenging clues.
“Besides that, we meet friends whom we seldom bump into and get a better understanding of the roles and functions of the various agencies,” he added.
Prizes were presented by Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, during dinner at WEIL Hotel on the same day.