Sunday, October 7, 2012

Red Hot Redang!!

8-11 Sept 2012 (Sat-Mon) ~ "Red Hot Redang" Annual Teambuilding Trip
It has been almost a month since our 4D3N annual trip to Redang Island. I shall put my Amazing Race related posts on hold and start blogging about this trip before I forget too much details. =P Last year, we travelled a long way to Phuket last year so we decided to go somewhere nearer and cuti-cuti Malaysia this year. We ended up choosing Redang mainly bcoz there's really not much choice of interesting places within our budget. =P This was also my first time in Redang and I absolutely loved it...beautiful white sandy beach, blue skies and clear waters!!!

Being part of the organizing committee, this trip was our final project before we 'retire' and we decided to handle everything ourselves without engaging any tour agent. Lotsa work but we're glad everything turned out great and everyone enjoyed themselves.  =)

Started our journey eastbound from Penang at 10pm in 3 buses and arrived Merang Jetty at 6am the next morning. Everyone looked sleepy after spending a night in the bus but having comfortable buses this time around definitely made the long journey less painful. 

The energetic brainy bunch started playing chess while waiting for our 9am ferry.

These people really know how to entertain themselves...lol!!

Finally arrived our hotel, Laguna Redang Island Resort!

Went for a stroll on the white sandy beach while waiting to check-in. We thought our afternoon would be ruined by the rain.

Our accommodation for 2 nights. P.S. Laguna is one of the best hotels on the island.

Yummy-licious buffet lunch. 

The team-building games was supposed to be scheduled on Sunday morning but we made a last minute decision to switch it up to Saturday afternoon coz it looked like it was gonna rain and it wouldn't be nice to snorkel. With only 2 hours to get things ready, all 12 committees worked together to help trial-run and set-up the games...total teamwork. =) 

As we were busy setting up the games, the energetic bunch can't wait to get soaked and tanned in a frisbee game. I guess the nice blue sea was too hard to resist...haha!!


A group photo in our brand new t-shirt before the teambuilding session. Great photo!!! Thanks to XinYi for this awesome pic!!! =)

Lucky us the dark clouds cleared and we had clear blue skies for the rest of the afternoon. Perfect weather with a stunning sea view for our teambuilding games...what more can we ask for? =) Good decision for us to do the last minute change in schedule.

Speaking about good view...these Europeans provided us with another 'good view'...lol!!

Game 1: Closer!! Just like the name of this game, team members have to stay close to each other to squeeze a bread between them and go through an obstacles course without dropping the bread. Awkward position --> bottom right pic...lol!!

Game 2: Spin It!! Basically team members have to take turns to pass on a 5 meters velcro strip by spinning in opposite directions. I realized 5 meters wasn't long enough to make them giddy...lol!!


Game 3: Volley-balloon. One team member have to catch as many water balloons as they could with a basket tied to them. The remaining team members take turns to bounce the water balloons with a rubbish bag over the net to the catcher on the other side.


Game 4: Caterpillar. 2 teams will have to fight/cooperate with each other to move the whole team from one side of the box to the other side of the box going though a common box in the middle. Teams that don't work well together will tumble and fall. 

Game 5: Water Relay. Our main objective of this game is to get everyone soaked...lol!! We gave each person something to fill the water on their head and they'll have to pass enough water to fill up 1 liter of water at the end. Our game masters were being very helpful in sabotaging the players...lol!!


10 awesome teams!! (which team is missing here?) We were surprised that EVERYONE turned up for the teambuilding games...this is very unusual based on historical trends...lol!! Anyway, thanks to everyone for being so participative and sporting!! Hope y'all enjoyed all the games!! 


SRC 2011/2012 Committee...Mission Accomplished!! =D A big thank you to all the committees for helping out with the games and planning this entire trip. It's been a great year being part of this awesome team!! 


Now that we're done with our work...it's time to partayyy and start dumping people into the sea!! That was our 'reward' for being the committees...lol!!

Good times @ Red Hot Redang 2012


Time to reward ourselves with a good BBQ dinner.

Beautiful Sunday morning for snorkelling!


The water is so clear at the Marine Park!! 


So many fishes around but there were also lotsa jellyfish in the sea. Few of our people got stung by jellyfish. =.=

Thanks to XinYi for all these colorful pictures!! =D


B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!


Great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 


More More Tea Inn...one of the most famous landmark on the island because of the movie 'Summer Holiday'.


Last stroll on the white sandy beach...


Jumping everywhere again...haha!!


The theme for this year's annual dinner...'Where Movies Come to Life'. Thank you to the sub-committees for making the annual dinner a big success!! Well done guys!! 


Some entertaining games for the promotees...lol!! =P


"It was a great team building trip! Thanks to the organisers and to each and everyone of you for being so sporting and participative...Great!" - CCM
"Just a note to thank you all for having me at Red Hot Redang. What I saw was a red hot PwC spirit still burning brightly, the spirit that encapsulated work hard, play harder. The organisation has the pure PwC DNA lineage...A testament to hard work and creativity of the organisation committee. Kudos, keep up the good work peeps :)" - TEC


Spotted this cutie pie at the hotel's lobby...so chu bi!! 


Goodbye Redang!! 

2 comments:

Khai Sheng Tang said...

What panaroma pictures are those???? Crop and Paste? LOL!

Those black spots are fishes?!

Who is TEC?

And why called Red Hot Redang?

Khai Shing said...

Hahaha...old school way of doing panorama...special ler!

Ya fishes...abo then?

TEC is our ex-colleague...duwan quote ppl full name la.

Hahaha...Red Hot Redang was actually my suggestion for our annual dinner theme but somehow it became the trip's name. REDang ma...lol!!