160 in NPC-Perak World Of Wonders Treasure Hunt
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 160 participants in 40 vehicles who took part in the National Press Club Malaysia (NPC)-Perak ‘World of Wonders’ Treasure Hunt 2017, left for Pulau Pangkor from here yesterday.
The hunt, held in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017, was flagged off by NPC Deputy president Datuk Zukri Valenteno at Wisma Bernama, here.
“Participants of the treasure hunt will learn more about Perak as they are required to follow a 300km route to their final destination, which is usually off a beaten track. During the journey to Pulau Pangkor, participants will stop over at several locations such as Kellie’s Castle in Batu Gajah and Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No 5.
“All participants will stay overnight at Puteri Bayu Beach Resort on Pangkor Island,” he told Bernama after the flagging-off ceremony.
The Perak government and Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir have extended their full backing for the hunt and Zambry, as the patron of the event, is scheduled to give away the prizes to the winners last night. Zukri said the participants from media and media-related organisations as well as members of the public will compete to win attractive prizes including RM5,000, RM3,000 and RM2,000 in cash for the top three winners.
The hunt is aimed at raising money for the NPC Journalist Welfare Fund.
Initiated in 2006, the Journalist Welfare Fund helps journalists and their family members via contributions in the event of death during assignments or when stricken by illness.
To date, more than 70 media professionals, including journalists, former journalists and photographers or their families have received contributions from the fund nationwide.— Bernama