Lot 666,Taman Kurnia Jaya,
Jalan Padang Tembak,
15000 Kota Bharu,
What a pleasant surprise I got when I came across news of your recent mid-year examination results while I was glancing through the Facebook. Wow! You really scored A's in all the core subjects especially English Language, Bahasa Melayu and History. I am really proud of you. I think it is worthwhile, burning the midnight oil for the examination as you got flying colours.I guessed by now you have planned to go for a trip with your buddies. I hope you and your family are in pink of health.
Anyway, I am writing this letter to inform you about my special school trip to Rantau Abang, Terengganu, where you can find the best 'kerepok lekor' in the world. The trip is organised by our Nature Society. We went there on August 10th to 14th, about two weeks ago and boarded a chartered bus. There were 20 male and 20 female students. Also, three teachers accompanied the trip. All of us assembled at Dataran Kijang at about 8.30 a.m. and departed half an hour later. We finally reached Rantau Abang beach before noon.
The first thing we did when we reached there was, we checked in at the nearby chalets, Indah Permai Chalets. Our programme started at 5.00 p.m. on the first day. We started with treasure hunt programme at the beach with formation of four groups of which each group comprising of 10 participants. There were a lot of obstacles to reach at the last point such as compiling giant puzzles, and searching for man-made golden eggs.These golden eggs are specially made and they are easily breakable.Participants who broke the golden eggs would have to be delayed for 5 minutes and they would be asked to sing their favourite songs plus performing traditional dance.Surely this event was full of fun. The winners were then awarded with goodies of hampers and RM 200 cash . After dinner we slept early and get ready for more interesting and exciting programme the next morning.I could hear the lion snore from one of my roommates who was extremely exhausted and she slept like a dead log with a loud snore.Oh gosh!!
Then on the next day, we played telly matches. We were given free hands to choose our own partners.The winner would then awarded with two sets of breakfast the next morning. Unfortunately,while we were so engrossed with the the game, one of the participants had a serious injury. It happened because he was surging through many sharp rocks and incidentally stepped on a protruding rock that caused his hand’s bone broken. The scene was thrilling as we could see both the bone and the flesh.
Luckily Sir Amin, our English teacher teacher took the initiative and took Mazlan,the injured student to the nearby hospital.He had to be detained at the hospital for a few hours.Meanwhile our game still continued. And guess what? I won the first place!
Finally, the last day arrived. It was a sad moment because we were going home the next morning. At night, we watched turtle laying eggs at the beach. It was a memorable occasion for all of us. For the final touch, we helped the local workers collecting the eggs and put them in the bucket.Then we transferred the whole eggs to the safe area.We want to make sure that these endangered species are protected.We headed home the next morning.
The trip was not only fun but we also learned about team building and most importantly, forging closer relationship with classmates and other friends. We also have to motivate ourselves so as to convince us that motivation really help us during stress period.Beside,being independent is another good lesson for us throughout this trip.
I have to pen off now.Congratulation again and best wishes to you. I really hope to hear on how you spend your vacation then. Send my regards to your family especially to my gorgeous aunty. Be a good girl and always keep in touch with me.
Your cheerful cousin,
NUR SYAFIQIN BT MOHD RAMLE
(Class of sirrosdi)