160 in NPC-Perak World Of Won­ders Trea­sure Hunt

The Borneo Post - - NATIONAL -

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

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