Overseas Trips
30th October 2016

Y3BSP, Taiwan

It was the time of the year again, when the BSP scholars were provided with the opportunity to travel abroad and experience life in an otherwise unique manner. 16 students from Dunman High School, accompanied by Madam Jiang Ling, Ms Wong Lu Ting and Ms Chia Siew Ling embarked on a journey to visit the cities of Taichung and Taipei, Taiwan for close to two weeks.

The trip was the second of six opportunities given under the scholarship to travel overseas. It was paramount for us to have cultivated an in-depth understanding of local history, culture, economics, politics and many other aspects of society. Also, as Chinese students, we have experienced the culture and way of living of other Chinese regions.

An avenue for meaningful interaction has been created as well throughout the trip, enabling us to promote international friendship and understanding.

Being our most important takeaway was the fact that all of us, including the teachers, widened our horizons through exposure to the education system and stand taken by Taiwan internationally. Immersion programmes at four different schools – Natural Way Experimental Educational School, Taipei Chenggong High School, Datong High School and Ta-ren Girls’ High School have definitely let us be more aware of the existing differences in terms of the education offered between the two countries. Notwithstanding the schools had their individual culture and way of welcome, we all felt warmly regarded by the students with their hospitality and cordiality. Taiwanese people are certainly friendly and have touched us deeply with a passion for what they do. Apart from exchanging views with people of the same generation, we also headed to National Taiwan University for lectures by Professor Chen Chih Jou and Professor Hsu Szue Chin. They shared their personal views on relations between China and Taiwan, giving us insights on what is commonly viewed as a contentious issue.

Moreover, another key highlight of the trip was experiential learning at renowned enterprises, including Want Want China Times Group, Dream Vigor and Formosa Plastics Group. Everyone was awed by the determination and perseverance displayed by the founders of these enterprises who overcame obstacles in the course of building up the company. What they always held onto were the core values that decided the direction of the path they took and ideas which guided them to success.

Needless to say, our itinerary did not spare famous tourist attractions. Destinations range from Sun Moon Lake, Xi-tou National Education area and Ying-ge Ceramics Museum to Taipei 101 as well as National Palace Museum. To this end, we have understood the limitless potential that humans are able to harness, followed by a tighter grasp of the humanities.

However, what we were most excited was none other than the night markets and old streets that speak of local heritage. Once we entered the place, the bustling night life mesmerised us completely. We were convinced to try many delicacies such as milk tea and fried chicken that are cooked most deliciously in Taiwan. Our stomachs were filled to the brim after feasting on a combination of mouth-watering food.

The takeaways from Taiwan are beyond the description of words. We have grown socially, intellectually and seen a much bigger world outside. The practices of the Taiwanese are worth understanding and applauding. We hereby express my greatest appreciation to the MOE for making this programme a successful and fruitful one. Our teachers gave us their unwavering care and support throughout the journey. The frequent consultations allowed us to iron out certain problems and seek clarifications from them. For that, we thank all three teachers from the bottom of our heart.

2016年10月30日至11月11日期间,我校华文部的江凌主任、黄露霆老师和谢秀玲老师率领16位中三双文化课程的学生,共赴台湾,开始了为期2周的浸濡学习。

这次的浸濡学习为我校开办的教育部双文化课程六项浸濡活动之第二项。其目标为:1、帮助学生深入理解台湾的历史、当代概况、现代社会、文化、教育、政治和经济体制;2、增广学生见闻,体验异国生活;3、增进学生对台湾朋友的了解,以促进国际间的交流与友谊。

这一次的学习之旅中,同学们拓展了视野,了解了台湾的教育体系和社会的多个层面。同学们一共和四所学校的学生进行了交流。这四所学校是:道禾实验学校,成功高中,大同高级中学和达人女中。交流期间,大家也感受到了台湾与新加坡在教育体制上的差异,得到了很多启发。这四所学校虽有自己独特的文化和魅力,但他们都一样的真诚好客,让我们在交流中深刻地感受到了台湾热情纯朴的民风。另外,同学们也来到了著名的台湾国立大学,听了陈志柔教授和徐斯勤教授的专题演讲。这让我们对台海关系和两岸的互动有了进一步的了解。

此外,我们也参观了几家赫赫有名的企业和机构。例如:旺旺集团,维格凤梨酥梦工厂和台塑企业文物馆。这些著名企业都有悠久的历史和文化,他们令人敬佩的运作概念、企业文化和大胆的创新都让同学们大开眼界。

当然,我们也参观了台湾著名的旅游景点,如日月潭,南投溪头森林自然教育园区,莺歌陶瓷博物馆,松山文创园区,清流部落,台北101,故宫和阳明山等。在这里,同学们被大自然的魅力和人类无限的想象力所熏染,使我们对于台湾的地理人文都有了进一步的认识。

让同学们兴奋不已的,还有到各个老街夜市,体验台湾的当地美食。 我们踏进了著名的逢甲夜市,饶河夜市和十分老街,品尝了著名小吃,如珍珠奶茶、芋圆、木瓜牛奶、炸鸡排等等。 台湾的丰富的饮食文化,让我们在大饱口福的同时,也增长了知识。

在旅途中,我们不断地被台湾独特的美丽和纯朴友善的民风所感动。他们强烈的环保意识和敬业精神都是值得我们去学习的。同学们非常感谢校方精心安排的这次浸濡活动。此次学习之旅进一步培养了我们的世界观,对于我们自己价值观的形成,以及对于“美”的鉴赏能力的提升,都起到极大的推动作用。

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