A 3D2N adventure with the 5th grade students from School of Life Lebah Putih in a multi-racial society of Singapore.
URTravelearner does facilitate schools to conduct their Learning Journey. This time, we collaborate with School of Life Lebah Putih. This trip had already been planned since 9 month ago. We provide several themes and itineraries to choose as well as train the students on “How to Travelearn”. Here is the story of our Travelearning to Singapore... enjoy!
Here are our morning rituals: we woke up at 5.30 am (Singapore Time) to do morning prayer (Shalat Subuh). At first it felt a bit weird to know that the sun rises at 7 am here, since in Indonesia the sun already shines and we already go to school at that time. Such time-disorientation happened because Singapore's time 1 hour ahead of Indonesian's.
After taking bath, we went downstairs to have breakfast together. We learned to be independent here as we have to make the breakfast by ourselves and wash the dishes afterwards.
Oh and there was no rice or main course for the breakfast! No worries, the facilitator of URTravelearner had already told us to familiarize ourselves with western-style breakfast of breads and cereals long time ago so that we could prepare to get used to it.
Merlion Park is a must-visit for tourist visiting Singapore. Besides the iconic Merlion statue, there are many unique buildings here. Each of them tells a story; such as the Fullerton Hotel that is a former post office built in 1928 and the 10 extending finger-like structures of ArtScience Museum.
Soon as we arrived at Merlion Park, we took out our phones and camera. Some took a landscape photographs, and the others took selfies and self portraits. This moment, at this iconic place, needs to be captured!
We have to wait for the green man before crossing the road.
Can you guess how can the ball floats?
Competition with others
It felt like we were traveling to another world!
Competition with others
We were so excited to visit our next destination: Singapore Science Centre!
There are so many interactive exhibits that we could experience here.
Both kids and adults will learn something new here, and even those who aren’t science buffs will be entertained by all the weird and wonderful activities on offer.
Does science have anything to do with culture?
Science and technology also have impacts on the culture of our society, by changing our means of communication, the way we work, our housing, clothes, and food, our methods of transportation, and many more!
Interestingly, here found plentiful examples of how gamification can be applied to learning activities, such as at the puzzle solving corner and Singapore's rock quiz.
What is Gamification?
Gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity. Well, who doesn't like to play?
Implementation of science and technology
Besides learning about the climate, Travelearners were educated about the ways to lessen negative environmental impact with science and technology such as smart energy, green lifestyle, etc.
After having lunch, we continued our journey to Orchard Road. We explored the stores from those who sell souvenirs priced $10 for 3 until those who offer luxury goods priced over $500 each. It's time to observe, compare and generate idea!
Feeling a bit tired after a long walk, we decided to pray at Masjid Al-Falah then rest for awhile there. Yes, we still can find mosques at certain places in Singapore. Being able to pray at the mosque in a country where Muslim is a minority is really something.
Having a mindset of Travelearners open the possibilities to learn anywhere, anytime and from anyone.
We came across a street musician while waiting for the green man to light up. We learned as simple as giving and sharing 'til the regulations to perform on the street. FYI, Singapore is one of the countries that requires licenses for street performing.
Tasting the legendary Ice Uncle!