What: Mazda Driveaway 2017, an annual holiday driving adventure for its many devoted customers.
Where: 1,000km from Singapore to Club Med Cherating Beach (north of Kuantan) and back, via Kluang and Tangkak.
Who: 168 Participants, including customers, organisers, Mazda staff and technicians
How: 59 Mazda models that ran the gamut from the humble 2, to the luxurious 6, to the spacious Biante, and everything in between
All participants looking wide-eyed and bushy-tailed despite the 5am start time.
Err, not the kind of donut you’d normally associate with cars…
The Driveaway coincided with the birthdays of some of the participants. Naturally, there was cake involved.
Another day in paradise.
We found a fantastic spot along Berserah Beach where, if the tide is out, you can drive right onto the sands.
Although this looks like cruel and unusualy torture, it was Club Med, where there was no shortage of activities, from a gymnastics class for kids…
… To pool activities…
… To trapeze lessons…
… To yoga classes, and many more
Naturally, the huge swathes of pristine sands are one of the key attractions of Club Med Cherating Beach.
Another major highlight of the trip was a visit to Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, where everyone had the opportunity to release baby turtles into the sea.
WELL AREN’T YOU THE CUTEST LITTLE FELLA. Our little friend here stalled on the start line for a while, but eventually skittered into the water after some prodding from us.
Everyone assembles for a group photo before chiong-ing back to Singapore to beat the Sunday evening traffic jams.
Reaching the 2nd Link just in time to catch the sunset.