Golfing in a Little Piece of Paradise

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This morning in Bali, we woke up early in the wee hours of the morning and made our way to Bali’s New Kuta Golf course.  A beautiful 18-hole course that overlooks the best beaches and high cliff sceneries of Bali’s shores.  Oh and we, I meant by the 4 of us, Kenneth, Sly and Alex.

golfinbali02It felt like somewhere between Augusta and St Andrews, without the weather of course… A little piece of golf real estate that has yet to be fully discovered.  Somehow, I felt that when it does get discovered, I’d be playing golf seriously!!!

golfinbali01 Well, one of the highlights of the game was the beautiful caddies that we had accompanying us.  Hmm… good experience, having pretty girls helping you at golf and running around trying to make sure you were properly taken cared off… hehehe.  Well, I started off with an early nervous disposition due to the embarrassment for my bad golf… Anyway, that gradually went away as we soon relaxed after the first 9 and started to joke around.

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This picture was taken at the "Bunker Hell", the 6th-Hole that was surrounded by an entire circle of sand

Golfing was great here.  Though the sun was aplenty, the cooling sea breeze blew over the whole place.  So, we did not feel overly tired.  That’s of course also due to the golf cart we had available…

Well, I’ll leave you with the shot of the day at the New Kuta Golf Course…

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Event Grandeur in Bali!!!

It was unbelievable…

And I meant that in many ways, the definition of the word.  First of all, I’d have to say, unbelievable in terms of how tired we felt at the end of it all.  Honestly, it was a test of not only physical work by mental dexterity that required never ending and constant alertness.  It was a learning experience working with people from different nationalities and having to bridge all these into a single unison successful project.

Our client was from Singapore, Samsung Singapore to be precise.  And though we were neighbours, the pace and style of work was different.  The client was assisted by consultants from Korea and a Singaporean office.  Seeing eye to eye and trying to talk at the same level was a constant battle of communication finese… hehehe.  And the Balinese support partners were quite a different bunch altogether and works on a different pace level, one that suits the easy going style of Bali… *smile* 

A brief outline of the job and what we had to do…

We were honoured to have been appointed the team to execute a grand event and exhibition concept in Bali for Samsung Regional Headquarters. 

We developed a concept that saw the build-up of a grand scale exhibition showcasing Samsung’s range of printers.  For this purpose, we flew in our production team to work at a local outfit.  I was impressed with what they did with what they could get in Bali.

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We also conceptualised a grand gala dinner event which served as the cherry on the top!  The venue, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park was the scene… and the sky was the backdrop!!!  It was breathtaking without our structures but out of this world and almost surreal with everything in place!

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May I say at the end that it was nothing short of spectacular… and I am so very proud.