On Saturday, 30 March 2013, 93 Symphonians, friends and families participated in a trip to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in Pahang. The visit was organised as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event and excursion.
Registration and breakfast took place at the R&R on Level 2 at Symphony House where participants were each given goodie bag containing a bottle of mineral water and a box of delicious breakfast items such as Doughnut, Kuih Bingka, Karipap, Cucur Badak & Nasi Lemak.
At 9:00am, two buses filled with excited Symphonians along with their family and friends began their journey towards the state of Pahang. The first destination on the itinerary was Deerland Park, a miniature petting zoo of which its main attraction consist of a beautiful safari where visitors get to roam and feed the deers in their large enclosures. The park also houses other species of tropical wildlife including various birds and two Burmese Pythons that generated exciting photography frenzy among visitors.
After a fun filled hour at the park, the buses finally arrived at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. A group photo was taken before a good buffet lunch was served at a nearby stall.
Symphonians then ventured into the main activity of feeding and interacting with the baby elephants. Tan Sri Azman Yahya surprised everyone with his presence and joined in the fun of hand-feeding sugarcanes and bananas to these gentle giants. An educational elephant show by Pak Ngah soon followed on. The demonstration seeks to show the public how elephants are being utilised to effectively work with humans.
At about 2:45pm, two baby elephants were ushered into a stream where interested participants immersed themselves in shallow waters to bath the animals. Eight Symphonians took the opportunity to get up close and personal with these mammals. There were thrills and splashes, making this CSR/Excursion event a truly memorable experience like no other.