1. karaoke competition in progress

1. karaoke competition in progress

Journalism is a high-stress job and more often than not, family time has to be sacrificed for an assignment, especially for those who are at the News Desk.

2. having a good time

2. having a good time

3. dancing to Poco Poco

3. dancing to Poco Poco

Nonetheless, despite a very hectic weekend, Perak Media Sports & Welfare Club (Kelab Sukan & Kebajikan Media Perak) managed to organise a Family Fun Day at Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort for a weekend, bringing together industry colleagues, their spouse and children for a long-awaited family day.

4. playing the mannequin challenge

4. playing the mannequin challenge

5. blow the ping pong ball into the next cup

5. blow the ping pong ball into the next cup

Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort is located about an hour’s drive south of Ipoh, between the towns of Gopeng and Kampar.

 6. burst the opponent's balloon

6. burst the opponent’s balloon

7. time for a dip in the pool

7. time for a dip in the pool

It was the perfect getaway for media practitioners as many of us had to work over the weekend. Kudos to members who still made it to the resort albeit for just a few short hours between assignments.

8. kayaking

8. kayaking

9. zip-line

9. zip-line

The Family Fun Day, which was organised by the media club for the first time, also attracted the participation of newsmen from Klang Valley. Simple family-oriented activities were lined up, from a night of karaoke and dancing, to games that everyone could join in.

10. ATV

10. ATV

11. Fareez of TV3 (L) wins the karaoke competition

11. Fareez of TV3 (L) wins the karaoke competition

After that, it was free-and-easy time, and we were able to choose how we wanted to spend our time: kayak, cycle, zip-line, swim, or just laze around. If you can’t tell yet, I was the one who just lazed around and did nothing at all!

12. for his victory, Fareez has to sing the winning song, She's Gone by Steel Heart, again

12. for his victory, Fareez has to sing the winning song, She’s Gone by Steel Heart, again

13. Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort

13. Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort

This Family Fun Day was a wonderful opportunity for us to mingle around, as though we don’t see enough of one another during assignments.

14. by The Lake

14. by The Lake

15. at Sahom Valley Resort

15. at Sahom Valley Resort

Hahaha…. jokes aside, it was great to forget about story angles, deadlines and what-nots, for just two precious days.

16. accommodation at Kg. Warisan

16. accommodation at Kg. Warisan

17. accommodation at Kg. Buloh

17. accommodation at Kg. Buloh

Anyway, here’s sharing some photos from our outing. It is true that a “photo” is worth a thousand words. This weekend wouldn’t be as successful if not for the hard work of the club’s committee members and sponsors such as Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort, Econsave, Tourism Perak, Nestlé, Barkath Store Ipoh and even State ExCos.

18. our group photo, with more than 70 pax

18. our group photo, with more than 70 pax

Guest-of-honour OCPD Kampar Supt. Ng Kong Soon was represented by Inspector V. Ashok Kumar (Gopeng Police Station Chief).

Event: Perak Media Sports & Welfare Club Family Fun Day
Venue: Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort, Perak
Date: 19th & 20th May, 2017

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