Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Team Retreat @ Bintan Lagoon Resort 3-5 July 2006
Bintan Island, 1 hr southwest of Singapore, a very beautiful and peaceful resorts with an awesome stretch of white sandy beaches.
Our team of colleagues went over to Bintan Lagoon Resort and had a good retreat plus bonding sessions during our 3 days 2 nights stay. It was organised by my senior colleague Ann and she did a wonderful job in the logistics, food, accommodation and transport. We took our ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, due to some unforseen circumstances, Andrew & I got stuck behind for 3 hrs while the main party went ahead first.
Arriving at Bintan was a brisk journey. It was in the evening when the 2 of us alighted, the sun was setting and somehow, I was captivated by the peace and tranquility of the island. Quickly moving pass immigration, we found our friendly resort guides waiting for us and we were ushered to a bus to take on our journey to Bintan Lagoon Resort, about 15 minutes away from the ferry terminal.
Arriving at the Resort, Andy and Gregory picked us up with our own villa buggy. It was fun to ride on it and I did take the chance to drive the buggy too. Settling down into our spacious villa, we had our BBQ and dinner.
Cooking, eating, sharing and catching up over BBQ was a great bonding, sharing and talking cock session, followed by mahjong session (long time didn't play!).
This is end of my Day 1 , I would be writing more on my holiday retreat soon.