Tuesday, March 03, 2015
21st District Twinning Anniversary held at KhaoLak Phangna Thailand from 27th February to 1st March was participated by Z16C PP Jessie Ng with 16 other Lions from District 308B2 headed by DG Ooi Chao Syhuan, GLT Area Leader PCC Dato Patrick Chew, Multiple DC PDG Shaw Lee, Multiple DC PDG Oon Peng Lam, 1st VDG SN Tai, PDG Woon Fong Piew & wife Molly, ZC Alex Soo, ZC Lee Sing Peng and wife Chin Yen Su, DC May Chin, DC Douglas Oh, PP Eric Foong of LC PJ Metro, PP Chang Gwo Chyang of LC Kampar, PP Tung Mun Tat of LC Tapah Cenral & Kenny Tan Hin of Georgetown. Other participants included Lions from Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei & Thailand. It was hosted by Lions Club of KhaoLak Andaman headed by President Rabiab Anusasananun.
Fellowship Night theme Cowboy Night was held at Golden Hills Mountain Resort. I believe there were more than 500 guests all dress to the theme. The setting was very impressive, 20 food stalls serving local delicacies, 3 game stalls, live band playing on stage to the setting of cowboy town belting out catchy country songs, horses galloping around the compound, pony rides for children, dancing and obviously fellowship prevail. The fellowship was to raise funds for medical aid & equipment to their local hospital
28 February 2015 we gathered at Takuapa Hospital to witness the presentation of an ECG machine to Takuapa Hospital. Two bus loads of Lions were received by the Director and hosted with tea for us. We were briefed on the hospital followed by speeches by various Lions and than all the DG's did a presentation. The whole event lasted 2 hours.
Thereafter, we proceeded for our half day Sightseeing Tour of PhangNga Bay, Southern Thailand. Packed lunch was served on board the ferry to save time while we cruise for half an hour to the famous James Bond Island, village on stilts, floating football field. The whole tour ended at 4 pm and headed back to hotel to prepare of the Banquet Night.
The official event was the DTA Banquet Dinner serving Thai Menu Set Dinner. Opening ceremony saw Thai girls parading with flowers and handsome man carrying the letter "L" adorned with purple orchids followed by military youth carrying the Flags of Participating Countries and LCI flags. Lots of exchanging of gifts among the District Governor, DC of International Relations & VDGs and Signing Ceremony of this Alliance which lasted 2 hours. Presentation of USD500 cash to President Rabiah and ended with guests dancing to "loy ka tong". The 22nd DTA will be hosted by Selangor Malaysia in 2016.
Some Lions had to attend the Steering Committee Meeting at Sentido Graceland Hotel while Eric and I with PDG Woon and wife Molly headed to Patong Beach for our extended stay of more seafood, tan bodies, sea activities, eye opening adventurous night life. Thanks to PDG Woon for hosting another Thai dinner too.