For those who somehow missed my last post, I went to Singapore last week. It was under Engineering Exchange Initiative – Singapore Education Career and Visit 2009. The trip consists of 30 engineering students from different engineering schools and 2 escorting officers. We spent 6 days in a backpacker’s hotel in Orchard road called Fernloft hotel and were sponsored by Intel Corporation and under USM Students Affairs and Development Division and Academic and International Affairs Division.
For the formal visits, we went to National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and for industrial visit; we chose to go to Jurong Shipyard. Under personal programs, we separated into smaller groups, the members were solely depends on us; my group consists of 2 Malay, 2 Indian and 1 Chinese – the only multiracial group made (LOL) and we went to Singapore Zoo, Sentosa Island, Underwater World, Chinatown, Little India (and the famous 24 hours Mustafa Centre) and spent awfully lots of time in Clarke Quay. (The less formal visits will be posted in another post. I tried my best to keep this post short)
CAUTION: LOTS OF PICTURES AFTER THE JUMP
Nanyang Technological University (NTU):
The Formal Visits - Fun Observations:
NTU'S Chinese Heritage Centre:
- There are heat sensors in the lecture halls to minimize the electric usage
- NTU’s student union was given SGD2 million each year to run their activities - and they don’t even touch the money, they invested it and run their respective programs by using the money’s interest - and Malaysia's only received not more than RM1000 *Yeah!*
- Lots of their female students wearing lab coat longer than their underneath clothes – wonder what will happen if there is any chemical spill out
- Lots of Malaysian whether studying in both universities or even working in Jurong Shipyard
- While the Jurong Shipyard trip wasn’t much related to chemical engineering, but I enjoyed it anyway. When the last time (or the first time) you saw a ship larger than a shopping complex parking next to your bus? Jurong Shipyard is running a construction and repairing for large ships business
The Chinese Heritage Centre is a gallery in the NTU itself. I did not upload any pictures from NUS because we did not spend lots of time touring the area. Most of the times were spent socializing with other engineering students there. On the other matter, the pictures below were taken around the Jurong Shipyard area. There weren't lots of eye catching pictures (apart from super large ships in the making) and since I was relentlessly waiting in my seat for any accident to happen; any accident that will cause some bleeding due to external injuries; which unfortunately did not happen at all. They even had Safety Inspectors – a kind of police that gives summons to those who did not obey or act against their safety conduct.
The Chinese Heritage Centre is a gallery in the NTU itself. I did not upload any pictures from NUS because we did not spend lots of time touring the area. Most of the time were spent socializing with other engineering students there. On the other hand, the pictures below are from Jurong Shipyard. There were not really eye catching pictures for me since I am waiting eagerly in my seat waiting for accident to happen, any accident that cause some bleeding due to external injuries; which unfortunately did not happen at all. They even had Safety Inspector – a kind of police that gives summon to those workers who did not obey or act against their safety conduct.
I hope you like my pictures. I will tell more about my informal visit in another post - the most interesting part of my 6 days trip. Can’t wait to see you again!
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