Thursday, January 25, 2007

Lanjut @ Rompin

It was my first mission to Rompin with Layang guys for a team building activities. Offered by a dear friend of mine to assist him with his job. So, as early as dawn we gathered around at checkpoint ONE, just before departing to checkpoint TWO ( Ulu Bendul ) and checkpoint THREE ( Muadzam Shah ). I hop on the left-hand-driven Estima. Hehehehe, it was kewl though I take a seat behind the driver ( felt much safer! ).
From KL we headed down South and exited at Senawang. From there we pass through Bukit Putus ( the route is very similiar to Batu Feringgi - Balik Pulau route, only Penang citizen will understand what am saying here ) and reached Ulu Bendul for their first task assignment. Ulu Bendul to next destination, Muadzam Shah is about 2 hour drive. Old vintage minangkabau houses can be see along the sideway. No pixes of it since the Estima is moving at 110kmph.
Muadzam Shah, a place that I'd never been before looks much like Taiping. Here we stopped for second task and had our local dishes for lunch. Set for the road again, and within 2 hour time we reached our destiny - Lanjut at Rompin. A 400 square acre area, by the beach.
Check-in to our beach chalet and get ready for tomorrow. The place is beautiful, except for the brown colour seawater ( because it is near Kuala, salt water + fresh water collided ). Gotta love the sea breeze, very refreshing. Me join the crew for some orienteering setting for tomorrow task. I did learn this before at Terendak Camp in Melaka, but its fun to be learning again. So, we set the bearing and hide the treasure. Its getting dark, clean ourselves and had dinner just before last final briefing and dozed off into my dreamLalalaLand.
Morning rises upon me and Im all geared up for today mission. Breakfast, and do a group photoshoot just before these participant are let wild in the urban jungle for treasure hunt and some urban-war game. Dance with the chicken song ... Move those feet.
The highlight of the program is about to begin. Bandit vs participant. Though the Bandit are among Layang team and the army enforcement, the participant will always win ( give 'em a chance will ya ). It as fun. To be in the battle field taking pictures, felt like Bernama/CNN. Hahahaha, though it was a paintball war afterall still it hurts to be shot! At first all the participant were on me and Adi. They thought we are one of the bandit!!! How could they! We only have our precious camera to 'shoot' them.
After all the four teams done with this tasks, it is our turn. Bring it on!!! My first ever experience playing paintball. It was soo cool! and it hurts to be shot ( LOL!! ) We finish up all the remaining bullets and we gained immortality this time!
This is the bandit fortress that the participant need to conquer. I did the editing on the original piece, just to enhance the striking colourful paintball pallete. Orange, yellow, green, pink and blue. Its a mess!
AFter the game, its time for beach volleyball. Amateurs playing, don't except too much from us. Right after maghrib, I take a dipped into the resort swimming pool relaxing before start our 5 hour journey back to Kuala Lumpur. The deepest part of the pool is about 5 inch taller than me! Hahahaha ...
Packed everything, jumped into the Estima and headed home. Stopped by the roadside in Rompin for late dinner. Sadly enuff, not enough food. If I had to choose, I'd rather stay hungry and sleep all the way back to KL. We make another stop at Muadzam Shah ... and they eat till they sleep! hahahah ... When suddenly I woke up at 2am due to the winding road at Bukit Putus .. and its freaky when my mind keeps on reminding me about the left-hand-driven Estima ( am sitting in the middle at the back seat of the car ). Sleep lartz .. sleep!!

It was an interesting new experience for me ( and Im craving for more ). January with most memorable moment.



Anonymous ND said...

Woww...mcm fun's indeed a lurvely holiday! ;)

4:02 PM  
Blogger lartz said...

thanx ;). Im trying to keep it up.

11:34 AM  

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