Kelab AmBank Group’s Carnival Candat Sotong Fifth Edition in Terengganu

 Dato' Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group (centre) with the participants of Kelab AmBank Group Carnival Candat Sotong 2018 at Bangunan AmBank Group before they depart for Kuala Terengganu. Also present at the flag off ceremony, Syed Anuar Syed ​Ali, President, Kelab AmBank Group, who is also Head, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group (centre, in red).

Kelab AmBank Group (KAG) held its fifth Kelab AmBank Group Carnival Candat Sotong 2018 with close to 100 participants in Marang, Terengganu on 27 April 2018.

Due to overwhelming response from KAG members, a second KAG Carnival Candat Sotong or squid jigging tournament has been scheduled for 12 May 2018, which will see another 200 participants.

 Syed Anuar Syed Ali, President, Kelab AmBank Group, (2nd from left) flagging off the participants for Kelab AmBank Group Carnival Candat Sotong 2018 on 27 April 2018.

Present to launch the KAG Carnival Candat Sotong 2018 was Syed Anuar Syed Ali, President, KAG who is also Head, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group. The boats were flagged off at the Marang Jetty. The carnival is open to all AmBank Group staff.

 Syed Anuar Syed Ali, President, Kelab AmBank Group, (centre) with the participants during the boat flag off ceremony at Marang Jetty for Kelab AmBank Group Carnival Candat Sotong 2018 on 27 April 2018.

“KAG Carnival Candat Sotong is one of the most eagerly awaited annual event by KAG members, where we always receive encouraging response as such we will be organising a second tournament next month. KAG will continue to organise such activities whereby most of our members are able to participate and foster teamwork and comradeship amongst us,” said Syed Anuar.

 Participants posing with their catch at Kelab AmBank Group Carnival Candat Sotong 2018.

'VVIP' team clinched its second consecutive title at Kelab AmBank Group Carnival Candat Sotong 2018 with a total weight of 29 kg for the Team event while the Longest Sotong title for the individual category went to Mohd Zaki Ali with squid measurement of 16.7 inches. ‘Dukun Sotong Kembali’ won second place while ‘Gerak Gempur’ was third in the Team event. The overall catch was 100.5 kg. Recognition for the best boat skipper or ‘tekong’ was also presented at this year's edition, which was won by the boat skipper from ‘VVIP’ team. The prizes were given away by Syed Anuar.

 Syed Anuar Syed Ali, President, Kelab AmBank Group, (6th from right) presenting the prizes to 'VVIP' team, first place winner for this year’s edition of Kelab AmBank Group Carnival Candat Sotong 2018.

The winner is judged based on the heaviest weight of squids caught by boat in the team category and based on the longest squid in measurement caught, from tail to tip of tentacles in the individual category. Lucky draw prizes were also given out to at the closing ceremony.

Participants from several states in the Peninsular participated in this year's KAG Carnival Candat Sotong.​​​