Published: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 10:33
WONDERING where to take your family during the August school break? Why not “Go Outdoors with Star Metro Adventure Club”.To be held at Chengal Resort, Janda Baik, Pahang, on Aug 25 and 26, joint organizers Metro Adventure Club and Universal Fitness & Leisure Sdn Bhd (UFL) decided to bring back the event following the success of the last few editions.
UFL managing director Datuk Radha Krishnan said urban dwellers and thrill-seekers will definitely enjoy the new line-up of events. “Our focus is on providing a fun-filled event that can be enjoyed by the whole family with the element of adventure included,” he said. The trip would make an ideal getaway for the family as it is activity and education focused.
There will be seasoned outdoor professionals on hand who will conduct workshops and run activities, an ideal situation for those who want to answer the call of the wild but don’t know where to start. They will help participants learn basic survival, emergency preparedness, navigation and camping skills, which are on the agenda from start to end. And if you make the cut by the end of the trip, you will also be officially certified by our outdoor professionals.
During your two-day/one-night stay, there will be plenty of healthy, outdoor activities. Participants and their families will get to enjoy a Blindfold Drop Zone (zip line), WhatsApp Treasure Hunt and a nature walk on a virgin trail to name a few. There will also be a “Masterchef” Breakfast Contest, where teams will go head-to-head to whip up a meal with “interesting ingredients” in the fastest time possible.For the adventurous, there is also the Backpackers Night Explorace. Of course, you can just sit back and relax by Chengal Resort’s pond while your children have fun in the great outdoors.
Sleeping arrangements will be readily made available by our team once you arrive. Tents will be furnished with air beds, sleeping bags as well as an Igloo cooler box, but rest assured you will only be using them for sleep and nothing else. There are also toilets and showers nearby which are clean and fully equipped. Lunch, tea, and dinner are included on the first day, and brunch will be served on the second day. Campers are also privy to a make-shift pantry to appease their midnight hunger pains. Tickets are priced RM399 per person with a minimum of two guests per tent.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/07/12/twoday-outdoor-adventure-awaits-in-janda-baik/#WACQgWR7h702Jxrm.99
Published: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 10:26
DUBBED the “King of Durian”, the Musang King is widely loved and sought after by durian aficionados. This renowned fruit is also the pride and joy of the people of Raub, Pahang as the district has become the official home turf for the highly prized species. In Pahang, 95% of the cleared land will be used for durian planting.
This lucrative venture, however, can be thorny as investors plunge into this gold mine without fully understanding the industry. Organised by the Federation of Tunku Abdul Rahman College Alumni Associations, Malaysia (FTARC AA), the “Durians: The Sexiest But Thorny Business Venture” + “Durian Buffet” Seminar will be held to discuss the feasibility and viability of owning a durian business.
Five speakers will be sharing their professional experience and knowledge on durian matters during the seminar. One speaker, Prof Teh Bin Tean, whose ground-breaking research of cracking the durian genome made headlines, will be speaking on the topic “Creating the World-First Durian Genome” where he will speak about his journey from cancer research to plant research, the durian genome – its history and evolution, the story of why durian smells the way it does as well as on the impact and possibilities of genomic studies.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2018/07/08/come-and-get-your-fill-at-seminar-on-all-things-durian/#XePEx94JSzscfWsY.99