Holiday Villa Cherating held its annual sand sculpting competition just last Sunday.
Thanks to Advertlets I was there with 8 other bloggers for the competition as well.
We did a videoshoot of the resort, interviewed the manager who gave us a comprehensive tour of the place & dined on scrumptious food during our stay!
** Beach holiday + sand sculpting + time spent catching up with friends made for an awesome weekend!
There’s a lot I have to share about the premise – Holiday Villa Cherating; which was lovely especially for the Eastern Pavilion private chalets but that will be reviewed in proper another time. Now let’s see what’s the sand sculpting competition is all about shall we??
For a start, the prizes were a good enough bait; the 1st prize being a reward of RM3,000.00 in cash & a 4-day/3-night stay at Diwangkara Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Sanur, Bali, 2nd prize RM2,000.00 in cash & a 3-day/2-night stay at Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi while the 3rd prize is RM1,000.00 in cash and a 3-day/2-night stay at Holiday Villa Subang, Malaysia. In addition, each winning team gets a gift memento. There are also special holiday awards for various categories : “Best Teamwork by Family” & “Best Teamwork by Students”.
I was seriously amazed at some of the brilliant sand sculptures that was created in the span of 2 hours. Some teams were certainly professionals in their approach (they came equipped with spades, sprayers, decorative items such as seashells, pails etc!) while there were those that were obviously sculpting for fun. Whichever it was, all 30 teams that took part were in high spirits & there were a air of exuberance on the beach that morning.
Each team were allocated a demarcation of space measuring 10 ft x 10 ft (3.05 m x 3.05m). We were given a number & a white flag to decorate as our own.
Here’s my team’s slot - No. 5. Can you guess what we are sculpting?
And Josh’s, Bolehland’s & FeeQ’s team flag. So charming isn’t it? LOL!
The theme for the sand sculpting competition is “Animal World“. While some of the better sculptures were remarkable, the rest were predictably “starfish”, “turtles” & “octopus”.
Lot’s of turtles right? LOL!
One of the better ones which caught my eye was this. This intricately modelled sculpture has a lion overlapping with a snake & a dolphin. Very creative, thumbs up!!
This one has an elephant head & a snake tail.
View from the back.
My team – Diyana, Jason , & her hubby did a tarantula instead! We started by piling up the sand for the main body. That involved some arms work as we digged around our plot amassing a swell of sand as high as possible. Like I said; while some teams came prepared with shovels & pails, all we had was our hands. And a small toy bucket that belongs to Miki, Diyana’s son. LOL!
Once we had the “shape” in place, we worked on slowly shaping out the mound of sand to our desired form.
Here is me busy shaping tarantula eggs. ;p
Josh, Dan & Wai Kit from Bolehland.net & FeeQ made a lobster sculpture.
Of which I sat on after the competition. Hahaha!
Our finished product: Team Advertlets 1 & Team Advertlets 2!
The competition started at 830am & by 10am, the judges went around for the first round of judging. At this point, the judges were looking at “teamwork“, costumes (yes, points are awarded to those who dressed up in uniformity or in costumes) & the team flag.
Finally, the last round of judging was at 1130am, where the competition was officially declared to have ended.
Below: Angry Birds. LOL!
Well, it is an animal.. so cute isn’t it?
Congratulations to the winners! As you can see, the costumes certainly counts towards the result, as all teams that won were decked out in creative outfits!
We were served a wonderful spread of food after the event. Nom noms!
Speech by the management of Holiday Villa Cherating.
Everyone chilling after their hard work in the sand, sea & sun!
Final pose with our team Tarantula!
So, is anyone game for some sandsculpting activity next year?? I feel like going again! I’m also going to be much more well prepared with flags, costumes and props to increase my chances of winning!
Thanks again to Holiday Villa & Advertlets for the beach weekend getaway!
HOLIDAY VILLA BEACH RESORT & SPA CHERATING.
Lot 1303, Mukim Sungai Karang,
Pahang Darul Makmur,
Tel: (609)-581 9500
Fax: (609)-581 9178
Email: [email protected]