Excursion to Discovery Centre
International Student Integration (ISI) had an excursion to Discovery Centre on Monday 22 May, from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. The objectives of the excursion were:
1. To integrate our International Students into the Haig Girls’ Family.2. To create a platform for International Students to interact.3. To get International Students to learn about Singapore’s history and future.
As we believed that integration was a two-way process, we allowed the international students to invite their local buddies on this learning journey. In this way they learnt to relate to one another meaningfully.
The students had a guided tour around the International Friendship Day Exhibition, Singapore Discovery Centre and to understand National Service in Singapore and why do we need it.
The students had fun guessing where the different products came from, a chance to talk on television ’live, participate in a quiz show and try local dances.
Guessing what and where the
product comes from
Stamping their "passport" after each activity
Singapore Discovery Centre
Learning Journey to The Civic District
The international students went on a learning journey was entitled Humble Beginnings – The Civic District Trail also included the Singapore Supreme Court as well as a trip to Sentosa to view Madame Tussard’s Museum on the 22nd September from 11.30am to 5.30pm.
The students had a chance to visit the Padang where many historic events took place at the City Hall including the surrender of Singapore to the British Forces in1945, the Lim Bo Seng Memorial, Victoria Memorial Hall and the Tan Kim Seng fountain. Then the students went on a boat ride along Singapore River and heard the history of the Hokkiens and Teochews working at the boat quay to eke out a living while living in squalid conditions.
After that they visited Madame Tussaud’s Museum to see the likes of our former president Mr Yusoff Ishak, our Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong and many others. The students learned about the history of Singapore and our local heroes of an era long gone.
Walking around the Civil District Area
The Merlion at the Singapore River
Lim Boh Seng’s memorial
The Tan Kim Seng fountain. It was presented to Mr Tan Kim Seng by the British.
Taking a boat ride down Singapore River
Madame Tussauds at Sentosa