On 8 – 13 May 2016, 7 and 8 graders went on a school camp to Malacca, Johor Bahru and Singapore. Unlike last year’s trip which only visited one country, this year’s trip visited two countries – Malaysia and Singapore.
The Students gathered in Supadio Airport on a drizzling Sunday noon for a flight to Kuala Lumpur. Upon arrival, we directly took a bus for Malacca. We arrived there after dusk, so we ate dinner and went to the hotel to sleep.
After a good night’s rest, we went for a Malacca city tour – trekking from the Stadhuys into historical sites, like St. Paul Hill and A Famosa. We visited a school too, the Wesley Methodist School. The teachers and the students welcomed us to their school with dances, activities and a tour of the school.
Then, they went to Mamee Museum for lunch, and visited Mamee Factory afterwards. Mamee manufactured noodle snacks in the plant. We visited Bee Farm Museum too, where we tasted varieties of local honey as well as how they were harvested. Then, we took the bus for a two-hour long journey to Johor Bahru.
The itinerary in Johor Bahru is simple. We visited Legoland Malaysia, where we were given free time to explore it. Some of us went to do their project, while we – we were just having fun there. After we finished exploring Legoland, we set off for Singapore.
We spent two days in Singapore. On the first day, we visited the west corner of Singapore, where Singapore Discovery Centre and Science Centre is located. In Singapore Discovery Centre, we learned all about Singapore’s history, culture and people, whereas in Science Centre, we did some scientific experiments, stepped into a typhoon simulator, and play with virtual reality goggles. Also that day, we visited Marina Barrage, a freshwater reservoir which is artificially seperated from the sea to provide Singapore it’s water. We went to Gardens by the Bay as well. A lot of species of plants were present there, from desert to rainforest plants. Even tulip cultivars were present. We ate dinner in a nearby restaurant.
On the second day, we spent some of our time in Singapore Zoo. The zoo has a big collection of wildlife, from the polar bear to the Sumatran orangutan. We even watched an elephant show. After finishing our schedule in the zoo, we went for Orchard Road, where we were given spare time to shop in the area’s malls, such as 313@Somerset, Lucky Plaza, and countless others. For us Year-7 and 8, this experience would be a story told for a question: “What is your unforgettable moment?”