Hong Kong Educational Trip 2011
HONG KONG EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL TRIP (7th – 13th July 2011) - Reported by Liu AilingIn July 2011, 19 students from Civil Engineering and Maritime Studies, together with Professor Louis Wong and Professor Joseph Cheung, went on an educational and cultural trip to Hong Kong. During the trip, the students visited the universities, attended seminar as well as meeting with NTU alumni.
In this trip, the students visited three universities, namely the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. The warmth of the universities professors and student leaders made it very comfortable for the students to learn about the universities cultures in Hong Kong.
Every second in Hong Kong is spent wisely! In one of the evenings, the students attended a joint cocktail reception held at Conrad Hotel, allowing them to interact with the NTU alumni working in Hong Kong. The students also spend one afternoon on the site visit session where they were given the privilege to interact with the project engineers to learn more about the construction of MTR West Island Line. It is the courtesy of the MTR Corporation to provide the students with the opportunity to visit the construction site, allowing them to have a better understanding of the construction. Not only that, students had also visited the "Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong” to have a formal meet up with the alumni for an experience sharing and networking session.
As for the Maritime Studies students, they were much honored to have Mr. Philip Yang in the seminar. Mr. Yang is an Immediate Past Chairman and Council Member of The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and current Hong Kong Representative of ICC International Court of Arbitration. He has been a full-time arbitrator for over 15 years, and has published many books and articles on international trade, shipping arbitration related topics. The students have a great time discussing and learning from him as he shared his knowledge with them.
There were also fun moments in this trip! The students enjoyed visiting the popular tourist attractions and sightseeing spots such as the Ocean Park, The Peak, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and Temple Street. They also had the chance to ride in the Ding Ding Tram and trying out delicious Dim Sum!
As the rays of the sunset cast a glow on this beautiful city on the 7th day, it was time to bid farewell. This Hong Kong educational and cultural trip has indeed fitted very well with its objective of providing the students with an invaluable opportunity to better appreciate and to learn and respect the Hong Kong culture. The whole experience was one that students will treasure forever, together with the beautiful memories that will last for a long time.
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