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.
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.
Sahom Valley Agro & Eco Resort is located about an hour’s drive south of Ipoh, between the towns of Gopeng and Kampar.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hahaha…. jokes aside, it was great to forget about story angles, deadlines and what-nots, for just two precious days.
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.
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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