Monday, 31 August 2015

Voluntourism @ Bagan Lalang , Sepang

Have you ever been to the far end of Sepang? There is actually a resort there. Yes, I heard about it before, but never occurred to me that the resort is that gorgeous. Starting from the rear of the land, Avani Sepang Gold Coast stretches out hundreds of meters above the sea water and it spreads out like a palm tree in the end. Lucky me, MaT1C took us for a buffer lunch there. Yummy!

Check this photo out, my one and only mentor, Wendy Pua. I was kind of shy, no photo of me was taken there. Lol.

But hold up! Why was I even there in the first place? Ow snap! Let us rewind, shall we?

Just last week, Malaysia Tourism Center (MaT1C) had invited some of the bloggers and medias to cover the Voluntourism Program by Puspanita 1M4U, at Bagan Lalang, Sepang.

It was kind of nice seeing the young people, working hand in hand to clean up our seashore. Well, I'm not saying that people are disgusting. Pfft! Not a slight of that. It's pretty normal for some places to get dirty over a period of time. And what can we do about it? We plan an initiative and clear 'em up, doug!

Chief Secretary of Kementerian Pelancongan & Kebudayaan, Ybhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng, and Chairperson of Puspanita Cawangan Kementerian Pelancongan & Kebudayaan, Ybhg. Puan Sri Ng Lai Hong, both came to assist the young volunteers from multiple local universities.

The Voluntourism didn't only focus on cleaning up the beach, as they went deeper into village to help up in beautifying the local Desa Bagan Lalang Library . One cool thing about this library, is that the designs were entirely in wooden architecture. And the reading materials, not just simply 'Hunger Games' or 'Divergent'. Most of them were either Islamic Studies, or local writings. Still cool, though.

In between the activities, visitors could spend little of their time in the little bazaar, where they showcased some of local handcrafts, such as Batik and Orang Asli Origami. Aside from them, the bazaar was a perfect for some young entrepreneurs to display their talents. For local comic-lovers, Teh Tarik was there and they had promotions for the books as well.

They told me this isn't the first time for them to organize such an event. Tourism in Malaysia consists way too many things. So for now, I'm only showing you this. Stay tune for more of my reviews.

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