Overseas Trips
20th May 2014

BSPY3 Hunan, China

From 20 to 29 May, 20 BSP students, along with Mr Tan Kian Boon and Mdm Sau Wee Wee, embarked on a memorable and fruitful trip to Hunan, China. As our first trip together, we learnt through first-hand experience Hunan’s rich and diverse culture.

It was an eye-opening experience for many of us as we attended lessons in Hunan University, since it was our first time in a China university. We were awestruck by the profound knowledge that the professors had about the various topics related to China Studies. Through the lectures, we learnt much about Hunan’s history and culture and about the famous Mao Zedong.

Another enriching experience is our visit to the various corporations in Hunan. These included Broad, Want Want and Coca Cola. It was a rare opportunity for us since as we were led through the manufacturing processes and briefed on the corporate cultures. We also managed to interact with the employees of the various corporations to gain a better understanding of how these companies are managed.

We also visited Hunan University Affiliated Middle School and Jin Hai Middle School. The school cultures differ significantly from that of Singapore schools. We attended lessons as well. We were amazed to see the high level of enthusiasm that the students showed.

Throughout this journey, we learnt to appreciate Singapore even more. As Singaporeans, we are privileged enough to live in a well-planned city, complete with an environment for us to excel.

今年5月20至29日,二十位双文化学生在陈建文老师和萧苇苇老师的带领下前往中国湖南,展开了一段既难忘又富有意义的学习旅程。通过亲身体验,我们认识到了湖南丰富的文化,也从中体会到了学习的乐趣。

我们到湖南大学上课的确是大开眼界,毕竟这是我们第一次到中国的顶尖大学学习。湖南大学的教授们知识渊博,让我们十分敬佩。在听讲座时,我们仿佛融入到了湖南悠久的历史与文化中,也进一步认识了中国当代风云人物毛泽东。

我们在湖南参观了几个企业,如远大集团、旺旺工厂和可口可乐工厂。对于我们说,这可是一个千载难逢的机会,我们除了参观各企业制造产品的过程和了解其独特的企业文化外,还与企业的员工做了交流。

我们也参访了湖南大学附中和金海中学。那里的学习文化与新加坡的有很明显的不同。我们和那里的学生一起学习,发现他们在上课时都很积极地发表自己的意见。在金海中学,他们也为我们准备了精彩的表演,看了他们生动的演出,我们十分感动。

我们在湖南浸濡了解了当地的文化,也学习到了新的知识。我们会珍惜在湖南学习到的一切,而湖南的学习之旅也将成为我们美好的回忆。

通过这次浸濡,我们也更加珍惜我们在新加坡拥有的一切。身为新加坡人,能生活在设施完善的环境中是一种幸福。我们为能在这样一个卓越的环境中学习和展翅高飞而感恩。

丁琬霖 Ting Wan Lin 14Y3F

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