Greetings, Hashers of the Pan Asia Hash 2017!
I thank and congratulate the Pan Asia Hash committee for everything done to make this event a success in Gangwon, Sokcho. And I welcome all of you joining us here where Korea boasts it’s finest tourist resources.I Specially thank Gangwon Provincial Government and Sokcho City Hall people for supporting the successful hosting of the event.
I’ve enjoyed 10 years of Hash back in Malaysia 30 years ago. Saturday Hash in Petaling Jaya created my love for hashand has also fuel my passion to join the Pan Asia Hash 2017 as well.
Honoralble guests,Gangwon-do is geologically the center of North East Asia and has a reputation of being the finest tourist hotspot together with it’s 4 seasons. Flowers bloom and covers the mountains in Spring, blue sea extends to the end of the horizon in Summer, Autumn covers the land with 5 different colours and Winter greets visitors with it’snowy white mountains. It is a view impossible to see elsewhere.
All this is just 5 hours away from Southeast Asia and an hour away from Seoul by train.
Next year will be the start of 2017 Pan Asia Hash. The event is just before the Winter Olympics 2018, therefore we are able to use the perfected facilities and services to our advantage.
I deeply respect all who’ve poured their all to make this event a success. I hope the event to be enjoyable despite it’s short schedule.