When they left for Singapore last Tuesday, it was on a high note. The Principal was on cloud 9, the school having just won the Dance World Cup in Paris. Did you read about that ? Sabah College came out champion. Find it here .
at KK airport
First thing they did upon arriving Singapore , before check-in to their rooms or anything, was to set out on the first trip - Night Safari. Pandai cikgunya kan...memanfaatkan masa.
And then for everyday during their stay, they visit the twinning school -Juying Secondary, sit through their lessons and learn about their subjects and syllabus. For each visiting student, Juying assigned one of their own as a host to socialise, entertain and exchange notes with. Adzim's counterpart, or 'buddy' as they term it is a Secondary 3 student, named Jasmin.
Jasmin is the red shirt guy, next to him (the one with big smile) is the buddy of Adzim's room mate (the serious guy).
So the buddy is the one who takes them around the school, showing them what and where and how.
The classroom is impressive. No battered or half broken wooden desks and chairs. Only good quality plastic furnitures.
And the school building has lifts.
They were put up at the school's hostel and Adzim said it's unlike the asrama back home, but rather like an apartment.
The hostel is named YoHa for Your Habitat.
When the school sessions over, they went out for trips, bringing the buddies along, to places like the Science Centre, Bird Park , and a river cruise off Clark Quay.
the river cruise
On their last night, they performed a dance for the school.
My boy is at the back wearing yellow.
After 4 days, checking out from the school on Friday.
saying goodbye to singapore friends
They were not off to the airport yet. They had one more day before the flight home. So it was on to another 'school trip'. The important trip. Why. THE UNIVERSAL STUDIO. You think the teachers will let slip this important piece of detail from the itinerary? Not a chance. Goodbye school, here comes fun.
He loved it. He went on all the rides we missed the first time. The crate adventure at Madagascar, the roller coaster ride- cyclone at Sci Fi City and spent all his money on keychains and stuffs.
They were grouped in 4s and 5s and since they were more girls than boys, girls made up most of the group. He was stuck with 3 girls the entire time. But I don't think he mind. They had too much fun to care.
They finally checked in to a hotel past 9pm. Grand Sanda Hotel. I don't know where exactly is that. And stayed up all night going over the trip.
Next morning before airport they chanced one last walkabout at the Merlion Park.