2015 is somewhat a dream come true for me where traveling is concerned. Some of the things that I have in my travel bucket list is jungle trekking and camping. Thanks to Resorts World Genting, I’ve strike both before December 2015 ends. Quite an achievement, I must say. 🙂
Resort World Genting has organized their annual Back To Nature Eco Retreat and my family and I were given the privilege to join it. The event is part of Resort World Genting CSR program to foster awareness and appreciation on conserving nature among the public. The event stressed on taking care of the environment and the tropical rainforest that we have in our country.
The event started with the registration of the media and the participants at Awana Longhouse. We were briefed on the security measures that we should take throughout the program and was supervised by an experienced ranger.
During the 30 minutes session, participants, amounting to about 80 underprivilleged students from schools from all over Pahang and members of the media were briefed about the rainforest in the vicinity of Resort World Genting that has existed for over 130 million years old.
The rainforest mentioned during our briefing is the one that we would be trekking and is highly valued by it’s vegetation, trees and wildlife.
During the briefing, participants were strongly reminded not to break the plants or picking up the plants to maintain the greenery and the beauty of native plants in the forest.
There are a lot of precious memories that I want to share with all of you here, but here’s summarizing what my family and I did during the Genting Back to Nature Eco Retreat program. In depth write ups will be published by part in a series.
After the briefing, we were were taken to trek the jungle. It was really challenging as they were only small and narrow dirt paths.
The trek that we went was the shortest route known, which was 1.8km. We were supervised by rangers who have advanced knowledge on the path taken.
Throughout our journey, we came across difficult paths and sometimes have to lower our head and crawl on the ground as our path were blocked by large trees that had been uprooted.
After the strenuous trekking through the woods as far as 1.8km, participants were treated to a delicious lunch at Pasar Ikan Bakar.
Pasar Ikan Bakar
Generous lunch spread
After the short break and a noon meal, the next event is inauguration of the event by YB Datin Paduka Chew. The speech stressed on thr importance of protecting the environment and sustaining it for the sake of the future generation.
Tree planting ceremony during the launching by Datin Seri Paduka Chew. Looking on, the VP or Genting Public Relation Division, Ms. Katherine Chew.
Part of the program itinerary was eco talk by Eco Knights, Environmental fashion show where participants teamed up together and produce environmental wear made from recycled materials and plants and last but not least Treasure Hunt in the vicinity of Awana Resort, Genting Highlands.
Treasure Hunt session
Enviromental wear fashion showcasing by participants.
The Genting Back to Nature Eco Retreat 2015 was a well organized event and it was indeed an adventurous and memorable weekend for us, thanks to Resort World Genting PR team. My family and I have attended plenty of media trip throughout our blogging career but we never felt so happy attending a media trip before until this Genting Back To Nature Eco Retreat 2015.
I’ll be writing more about my family’s experience throughout the program, so stay tune for it.
A special note to Resort World Genting PR Team; Irene Chua, Eric Moo, Ho Wei En and Paul Hong, thank you so much for the VVIP treatment and for the beautiful memories throughout the retreat.