The first of the many early mornings of the Quest. Breakfast was the hotel's Essence restaurant which has a huge spread that you can expect from a 5 star hotel. From Nasi Lemak to fresh pastries to omelettes and soup noodles, it is easy to get carried away. Everyone came down in the sports outfit as the first activity would be a Telematch in Sunway Lagoon.
Food. Glorious food at Essence, Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
After about 30 mins on the coach, we reached Sunway Lagoon. I've always heard about how big Sunway Lagoon is but when I saw this view as we entered the lobby, I was simply blown away! I honestly didn't think it was going to be this HUGE!
The official flag off for the event was officiated by Dato' Hj Azizan Noordin. Deputy Director General (Promotion) of Tourism Malaysia. After his flag off, teams were briefed on the mission and games that they'll be playing and the points rewarded for winners. Before that, teams had to come up with their own 'team cheer'.
Teams getting ready and being briefed on the first game which guarantees them getting wet.
I can't quite recall what was the name of the first game but I think it could be Stop The Leak. The object of the game was to fill the tube (which has holes in various places) with water. Teams are allowed to use any part of their body to plug the leak and they will also have one of their team member with blacked-out goggles to scoop water from the lagoon and fill it into the tube. It was definitely a wet and hilarious game as the "blinded" ones started to run into each other and filling their competitor's tube. Check out the video below to see the chaos.
The next game was call Don't Drop The Bomb. It requires the teams to balance the sand-filled bottle on a piece of canvas from one point to another. They are also only allowed to use such word as "Sunway" to communicate with each other instead of saying front, back, left or right. This was quite a challenging game especially under the scorching sun!
After 3 games, the total was tallied and surprisingly Team Brunei was in the 3rd place despite not winning most of the games. We scored an extra 50 points because we managed to keep our babies (balloons) alive!
After the games, we were given about an hour-ish to eplore Sunway Lagoon. I managed to complete a challenge that I gave to myself, which is to cross the 428 meters long suspension bridge - the longest in Malaysia. I'm not sure how high it was but I think it must've been at least 10 storeys high! Crossing it was a daunting task especially for someone like me who is afraid of heights. It is certainly an experience I'll never forget. I managed to walk around the area but unfortunately I didn't have time to check out the Vuvuzela.
It was packed that day when we were there because it was a school holiday and a local company was having their family day too. I definetly would like to come back again to Sunway Lagoon when it's less crowded to better enjoy all the attractions they have.
We left Sunway Lagoon at around 4 pm to head for a city tour to Merdeka Square, National Monument and Petronas Twin Tower (KLCC), but due to heavy rain, we head direct to KLCC instead. We were given about 2 hours(?!?!) to have dinner and do some shopping. To say it was a rush is really an understatement but I managed to catch a quick dinner at Bumbu Desa and a few things from Uniqlo and Adidas Originals.
By 10-ish pm wefinally got back to the hotel and I instantly fixed myself a well-deserved bubble bath. Check out the video below for more scenes from Day 2. Thanks for reading and see ya in Day 3 next.
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