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Monday, September 29, 2014

The 2014 Annual Company Trip - Destination: YTL Pangkor Laut Resort - The journey by bus - Part 1

This year, the company decide to go to YTL Pangkor Laut Resort, just off Lumut for its annual company retreat. Unfortunately, we could not get a good time for the whole company to go together so we had to split the staff into two groups. Each group will have 3 days and 2 nights where one day will be an overlap where everyone will be together.

The first batch starts on Friday. The bus was scheduled to pick us up at the South Wing of Mid Valley Megamall at 8:30 am in the morning. Here is a picture of me and some of the staff waiting for the bus. The first batch consist of 11 staff.

Due to some delay and the confusion by the bus driver, we started our journey at 9:00 am in the morning. As you can see, we got a 40 sitter bus to be used by just 11!

Everyone got their own row.

I believed the journey could have been done is a shorter time period instead of what it actually took as the driver insisted in using the Bidor - Teluk Intan corridor to get to Lumut. The smaller road and the many traffic lights (and police road blocks) compounded the delay.

After a few hours, we crossed the Perak river.

Just before Lumut, I saw this interesting agricultural project where huge expanse of land has been converted to Padi fields for rice cultivation.

As far as the eyes could see, blocks of land has been designed to grow Padi.

Finally, our destination, the Marina. It appears to be low tide at the moment.

YTL Pangkor Laut has their own reception area for guests before they depart for the island resort. After taking down our particulars we waiting for the phase of our journey.

The staff of the resort trying to brief us on a few things.

There are quite a number of guests waiting but mostly they were outbound guests waiting for their ride to get them on the way to their next destination.

The reception area is large and there are a few of this old 'kampung' style resting bed-like platform where guests can rest and wait. I took charge of one.

A selfie while laying like an emperor.

From where I was resting, there were a number of yachts in the marina.

Me again.

To be continued.

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