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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Family Day at Damai Laut

My department organised a family day at Swiss Garden Golf Resort and Spa Damai Laut, off Pangkor Island, near Lumut, Perak. We were there from 9-11 January 2009.

The first day saw us checking in at about 6.30pm after an uneventful 2 1/2 hour drive from Penang. We then proceeded for dinner at 8.00pm with lucky draw. Well, it wasn't exactly a "lucky" draw as it was planned in such a way that each staff would get a prize... how nice :o). We walked away with a food steamer.

Bed tester
[Bed tested and approved by Julian]

On the second day, disaster struck... I had diarrhoea! I was also having a slight fever. We did not suspect food poisoning as no one else complained. It could be something I picked up from Julian who recovered from a bout of acute gastroenteritis just 3 days earlier. As such, I couldn't really enjoy breakfast and lunch. Nevertheless, we still managed to have some fun during the telematch which was held in the morning by the beach.

By the afternoon on the second day, I was already feeling miserable. But I pushed myself to attend a briefing which was organised for staff only. Angie and Julian spent some time together in the hotel room until we met up for tea. In the evening, we all had a nap... which was good because it was after the nap that I began to feel much better. I recovered sufficiently to enjoy the BBQ buffet dinner which was delicious, complete with a lamb roasted over the fire :o).

Roast lamb
[Angie and Julian posing with the roasted lamb]

On the last day, we went to the beach. Julian enjoyed playing sand with the children of some of my colleagues. Angie and I also tried some archery for the first time. There were a few other complimentary games/sports available but we had to pass as we had Julian with us.

Damai Laut beach
[Sun, sea and sand]

Archery attempt
[An attempt at archery]

Except for my diarrhoea, we had a good time. Food was also not bad if not fantastic. Due to the secluded nature of the resort, it's good for those who prefer to stay put at one location.


giddy tigress said...

Sounds like fun! ...especially the roast lamb - hehehe.

Hey, you do look like a professional archer with that pose!

neeshen said...

my parents love pangkor. Never stayed in Lumut though. We only stayed in Seaview hotel on the island. Love the beach and the clear sea water.