Last weekend Hubs' office held their Family at Port Dickson (at the Port Dickson Sanctuary Apartments and Training Camp). We knew this wasn't going to be a typical relaxing holiday at a 5 star hotel (the term 'training camp' gave that away), but we braved it and went nonetheless. And boy were we glad we did! Although the accommodation could have been improved (so, so many opportunities), but the facilities weren't too bad. And the acitivities planned were fitting for families with small children. The first day (Saturday), Hubs and his office mates had a motivational talk, followed by some roughing and toughing activities like Flying Fox and obstacles race. At night, we had a BBQ and what would a BBQ be without a karaoke session ahha! Turns out that there are many, many hidden talents at Hubs' office. Their singing and dancing were at par with many Malaysian pop singers out there, I kid you not!
The next morning, fun games for children and adults alike were planned. Aisyah and Zayd entered a few, such as the collecting the most sweets race, carrying a pingpong ball in a spoon race, etc. The adults played games like lawn bowling (with a coconut as the bowl), three-legged race and many more I just couldn't quite recall. I got to play several of the games and won too woo hoo...!
Afterwards, the kids went to have a dip in the kiddie pool. They just LOVED the water!
After lunch,we checked out and made our way to the beach, where we resumed the fun with just the four of us. We didn't planned on swimming or getting our outfits wet, but the combination of the sand, sun, sea and waves, were just too much for Ahmad Zayd to contained himself and listened to instructions that he went right into the water just completely immersed himself in it like a duck. So we ended up buying the kids new PD t-shirts and pants, and so we got to act like we really were tourists and we really love PD (we do love PD, actually).
The kids didn't really want to go home yet, but we had too as the evening was drawing in. We got everyone ice creams and then headed home (easiest solution is to bribe with ice creams, it always works).
PD used to be a really icky beach. So much so that we never went there anymore for maybe more than 10 years! But it's so much cleaner and pleasant now, we both agree that we should take the children there more often, seeing that it is only an hour drive's away. I'm glad Malaysians are generally more aware of keeping the beach clean. It's such a shame if we lose a beach this pretty.