Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Officers & Primers Bonding Overseas Trip

Date: 10th - 11th October 2009

On the morning of 10th October, some of our officers and primers meet at 7am in KCPSS, getting ready for a cycling trip in Malaysia! It has been a long time since the leaders of the company has come together for a time of fellowship overseas and everyone was looking forward to it.

Officers who attended the trip are:

Our Chaplain Pastor Stanley Soh, Mr Yam, Mr Gerard Su, Mr Amrish Ramzeen

Primers are as follows:
Gerald, Moses, Jason, Nicholas and Shijie

The trip started with the bus ride to Changi Village for our breakfast. Some of us wanted to eat the famous Changi Nasi Lemak but was told that it will only be opened at 10am. No choice we had to eat from the other stall.

After having our fill, we made our way to the jetty(the one that we took to Ubin). We surrendered our passports and waited for about 45 mins before we are able to get on a bum boat which took 1 hour to reach Malaysia.

Upon reaching the jetty in Malaysia, those who have their own bikes cycled while those who are renting took a car for abt 2km and rented the bikes from a shop owned by a Singaporean. $18 for 2 days. A shot b4 starting our journey......

The journey begins. The fitter ones started chionging like nobody's business and the weaker ones were at the back enjoying the scenery..taking their time to cycle. A shot while taking a break.

After cycling for about 20km which took us about an hour plus, we reached the town where we have our first meal in Malaysia. Most of us are hungry by now and cant wait to fill our stomachs. Ordered the typical chi cha style(seafood is for the next day). Heres a glimpse of what and where we had our lunch.

After lunch some of us spent half an hour grocering around for our dinner stuff and some of us just walked around. After which we proceed on with our cycling but this time round our bags filled with our ingredients for our self cooked dinner. We were told its abt another 10km to our destination, Sunrising beach resort.
On the way to the resort, all of us took a break and a grp shot was of the best shot taken during the trip.

Continued to cycle for about 4km. We finally reached our destination at 3.30pm. Did the check in stuff and here is where we will stayed for the night.........
Upon settling down, 3 of us went to fish while the rest of us soaked ourselves by the beach playing frisbee.

By 5.30pm, all of us gathered back at the resort getting ready to prepare dinner. 9 guys taking 2 hours to prepare dinner. I'm sure all of us enjoyed ourselves preparing the dinner and helping out one way or another. Dinner was great be it cooking or eating, in the fellowship of brothers.

After dinner was a time of sharing with one another on our lives as well as BB commitments and responsibilities. Its also a time of encouragement where each one of us thank each other for the help and care that was given in their BB life.
Pastor Stanley ended off the session with a sharing.
After sharing was free and easy...the primers and officers gathered for a game of taboo! The guys really had a great time of laughing at each other's interesting way of describing words. Some of Shijie - Hawaii is a country in Asia and he asked "What word is this sial? and he pronounced - Dal - Ma - TIan. LOL...oh ya and according to SJ, Boomberang is the opposite of Frisbee, and yet some of us got it right! According to Jason, Iron is something to make your pants smooth!
Ended the game session after all the laughters and went to sleep at abt 12MN.
Some of us woke up the next day at abt 7++am to prepare breakfast and the rest got up at 8 to eat. After breakfast was fishing and beach fun again. Only one of us stayed back to sleep again.
We left the place at about 11.45am and cycled all the way to somewhere near to where we had lunch the day b4 for our seafood lunch! Although its not a buffet as expected by Jason, all of us had our fill, 9 of us and it cost onli RM216! Thats about SGD$100 for 9 of us, and not forgetting we had crabs!
With our stomachs filled, we cycled all the way back to the bicycle rental place while the 5 of them cycle to jetty and we waited for abt an hour b4 getting onto the ferry.
Overall the trip was great, with lots of fun and laughter although tiring. We'll definately have one again soon, probably for the Boys?