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Hot idea: Building team success

Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia is tapping into the MICE market with creative team building activities that range from environmental preservation projects to fun culinary challenges. The packages aim to promote corporate cooperation while building stronger relationships, boosting morale and enhancing communication among team members all while having fun. "We offer convenience to organisers as we have a dedicated team who can customise the programme and execute it seamlessly," said Christopher Chung, the regional director of sales and marketing for Southeast Asia. "The programme is also flexible and can be tweaked according to the preference of the organiser."

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Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur offers two teambuilding activities to choose from - coffee brewing and éclair making. The coffee brewing activity allows participants to express themselves through latte art, while those who participate in the éclair making class can mix their own éclair flavour. The winning éclair group will even see its flavour featured in the hotel's cafe.

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa has launched a 45-minute cocktail making activity in which participants will work in teams to concoct a unique cocktail. 

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The St. Regis Langkawi is offering delegates the chance to kayak in mangroves. In order to encourage trust and develop communication skills among team members, paddlers are blindfolded before being guided by their colleagues. The team will then plant mangroves together in Kilim Geoforest.

Other programmes include "Let's Cook and Roll" at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, a Master Chef team cooking activity at Four Points by Sheraton Penang, a visit to an apocalypse-themed adventure park at Four Points by Sheraton Puchong, a fitness and wellbeing activity at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, and a coral conversation team building exercise at The Andaman Langkawi.