Shortly after working in my first job, me and some other newbies were assigned by the HOD to make arrangements for the department retreat at Sentosa. As it turned out, the company had some chalets available for use at Sentosa, and all we had to do was to inform HR.
It was quite fun to take time off from work to go to Sentosa to make arrangements and set things up for the retreat. Although it was still considered “work”, it was nevertheless more fun!
Those days of such staff benefits are long gone. A year or two after the retreat, the chalets were all returned to Sentosa.