On 16th and 17th April 2011 we played host to Maxis Mobile Sdn Bhd for a 2 day Horse Camp at Uluhati. About 40 people came for each day with a fair spread of parents and children.
Events for the first day was slightly marred by rain in the late morning. Nevertheless we managed to finish the morning riding session before the rain got too heavy for us to continue. Activities then shifted to the Coffee House and tents where the guests had their authentic kampong lunch continued with some indoor games for the children. Notwithstanding the rain the children seemed to have a good time and on that score most parents seemed satisfied with how things turned out. Our local helper assured us that the next day would be dry as there would be a wedding nearby and that the local bomoh (shaman) would drive the rain away. We feverishly hope so.
True to his promise the next day was bright and sunny. We were then able to execute our full plan for the day which included a tour of the farm, the horse clinic and riding sessions in the morning. At 11.00 am we broke of for tea in the midst of which there was a huge cry. From the other end of the farm came a lost pirate (Captain Penguin) calling for his mate to bring him his treasure chest. The erstwhile mate however failed to bring the treasure and ended up as a human kebab at the end of the Captain's sabre. The children were then enlisted immediately as replacement pirates and instructed in no uncertain terms to find the Captain's treasure or risk being fed to the sharks, opps!, sorry Talapia. So off they went running around the farm following clues which led them to the treasure. A whole chest of gold was their reward, much to the relief of the parents, who were royally exhausted following after their little pirates.
After lunch the children were introduced to several games long forgotten in today's world of i-pads and PSP's. Very low tech but they had great time running the sack race, blowing flour to get to sweets and busting the balloons. The Papa's and Mama's were not to escape. They were called for a volley ball match with a difference and you wouldn't belief how the fought for the points. At one point the umpire, yours truly, feared for his life. No wonder Maxis is the leading Telco in the country, they must be as determined at their work.
After the volley ball match, whilst the volley ballers were catching their breath under the shady trees, the rest of the guest split up to two groups. One group had their afternoon riding session whist the other went off to pond to impress the fishes with their fishing skills. The fishes told me later that there is a lot of room for improvement.
They round up at about 3.00 pm totally spent, but from where I stood totally unwound. One guest however couldn't help lamenting that next day was a Monday. No worries, Uluhati is always there to refresh your spirits.
We had a great time with our guests. A great bunch of folks who knew how to have fun. Maxis, it was our greatest pleasure to have you over the weekend. All the very best to all of you and keep the Maxis flag flying high.
Salam From ULUHATI