UTP Family Day - Felda Residence Hot Springs, Sungai Klah, Sungkai, Perak (29 Dec 2008) PDF Print E-mail


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) staff members once again showed their spirit of unity and togetherness when they recently participated in the UTP Family Day 2008. It was organised by UTP's Human Resource Department at the Felda Residence Hot Springs, Sungai Klah, Sungkai, Perak on 28 December 2008. It was held to foster camaraderie and closeness among the members of the UTP family.


The event kicked off with a Poco-poco performance by staff and their family member followed by the opening speech by UTP Rector, Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin b Hj Kasim.



UTP Rector, YBhg Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin in his speech expressed hope that the staff and their family members will make full use of the excellent opportunity accorded by this event to strengthen ties and close relationship amongst them.


It was a true family affair as more than 1,500 staff and family members converged at the venue to participate in the various competitions organised that day. They were divided into four groups, namely Alpha (Red), Beta (Blue), Delta (Green) and Gamma (Yellow) with Delta emerging as the overall winner.


Themed ‘Let’s Have Fun', the event saw every member wearing a green T-Shirt and the atmosphere filled with fun and laughter from the numerous games such as the ‘Pirates of UTP’, ‘Tower of Balloons’, archery, sharp shooter and many more.



The event also gives the opportunity for staff to contribute and demonstrate their hidden talents by participating in the group performances. Group Alpha emerged as the best performance with their cultural dance entitled ‘Sanggar Wirama’.

Some lucky winners also walked home with attractive prizes in the lucky draws. The event was hosted by Malaysian popular artist, Salleh Yaacob.