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Monday, January 04, 2010

ET Leaders’ Retreat to Malacca

On New Year’s Eve Thursday, we set off in 6 cars to Malacca for our annual retreat. Finally, we are going OVERSEAS together. It was a breakthrough!

For Jared and I, our crazy driver was Tan Sijia.

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She was simply amazing as the 3-5 hours journey to and fro did not get her down and tired. In fact, she was still the most talkative and energetic even among us who were just passengers! But I must also admit she is really a zai driver. Afterall, she drives a lorry on most days….

DAY 1…

On our 1st night, we went to a Nonya restaurant Ole Sayang for our late dinner.

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I liked the sambal sotong best. But overall, I found the food only so-so.

Well, maybe it’s either we didn’t order the best dishes around or we did not really like Nonya food. ;p

Let’s look at the dessert…

Almost everywhere in Malacca sells chendol. But this place is not a place to order chendol. The bowl is v small and the chendol was not fantastic.

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After dinner, we rested and proceeded to our Leaders’ Appreciation!

We played games and as usual, the game organizers could not succeed in playing a fair game with the leaders…. HAHA!

The guys were ‘mummified’ with double sided tape…

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Then the battle began… which made them feel like…

Karang guni cum rubbish bins….

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Hanyong is the best KGRB (Karang Guni Rubbish Bin)!!!

After that, we proceeded to thank leaders including giving out Awards.

The winners are…

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Lee Seow Shi – Karate Kid OR Best Newcomer

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Santy Lim – Alvin the Chipmunk OR Life of the Party

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Karen Wong – Fantastic Four OR Multi-Talented

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Delphine Tang – Spiderwoman OR Most Available

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Joanne Toh – Pay It Forward OR Most Loving CGL

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Garvin Chia – 300 OR Best Growth

Well done to all the award winners!!!

Then it was photo-taking time.

The gals…

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And the guys…

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We are praying for MORE Male leaders this year!

This was how we counted down to the New Year 2010!

Day 2…

We all woke up late and went for lunch @ Jonker Street rightaway…

We went to try the famous chicken rice balls!

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Fishballs? Nah… It’s Chicken rice balls!

I personally prefer normal chicken rice cos the rice in the balls were too mushy for my liking.

But I must say the chicken was DELICIOUS!

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Then we shopped at Jonker street and had dessert!

The coffee and durian chendol here is SUPERB!

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Even Edmund, a non-durian lover liked the chendol!

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We recommend Durian Chendol!

At night, we ate at a cheaper Newton food centre.

The food was cheap and delicious!

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I recommend the Claypot Rice, BBQ chicken wings and pig’s intestine soup here.. also the stingray if you prefer it assamed rather than samballed. :)

And after dinner, it was more shopping at the Jonker Street night market then catching a mid-night movie.

I thoroughly enjoyed Avatar even though I was already feeling sleepy before the movie!

Day 3…

Finally on Day 3, we went to satisfy our fastfood craving at A&W (which is now extinct in SG).

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Sad to say, WE WERE DISAPPOINTED with the quality of the food. The only thing I enjoyed was my Root Beer float.

We lamented that we understood why A&W closed down in SG!

In conclusion, it was a really relaxing retreat @ Malacca. We basically ate, shopped, slept, watched movie through out. And so, we are aiming to go overseas together again next year! Bangkok anybody??

2 comments:

Alanna Tan said...

Wow! What a great driver u have! ahahhahahaha

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