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  • Nov 30 - Dec 06: HK Ngan Po Ling College Twinning (Hong Kong)
    the attending the usual briefing to retrieve essential information we as participants had a much hands on experience with regard to planning of the trip Amongst the ten of us we compiled our handbook and trip itinerary designed our group pullover and trip banner planned our packing list and came up with a performance item that we had to put up The trip meanwhile was an eye opener Throughout the seven days we bonded not only with our buddies from PLKNPLC but also with international friends from New Zealand Shanghai and the YMCA of Hong Kong It is a remarkable feat for teenagers spanning from different continents to come together to spend a week s worth of programme with each other and to be a part of that experience was amazing Through activities such as the tour around the Science Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong the one day excursion around Hong Kong and the memorable closing ceremony we learnt more about one another and the cultures and countries we represented It was a fun and enriching way to learn more about the different ways of the world and the experience and friendship we gained through this process was something that textbooks or the teachers in our classrooms would not have been able to provide At the same time the leadership aspect turned out to be thought provoking too The welcome dance party and the leadership symposium were unique leadership activities that were thoroughly enjoyable Through them we re visited the concepts of initiative and stepping out as a leader These leadership activities exposed us to the different styles of leadership everyone there possessed and although each of us has our own unique personality everyone owned a similar sense of responsibility in terms of our attitudes throughout the

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/nov-30---dec-06-hk-ngan-po-ling-college-twinning-%28hong-kong%29.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Nov 13 - 23: MSP FL
    students with opportunities to touch base with Dunmanian studying in Stanford etc so as to raise their awareness to the standards required for entry to such institutions Led by Mr Yeo Meng Han and Miss Lim Chiew Her with Financial Literacy coach Mr Bennet Lim the team visited a wide range of businesses from start ups like Rocket Fuel Inc to some famous global companies such as Twitter as well as a wide range of sectors including finance biotechnology retail banking and entertainment Through these visits students learnt about the histories of the companies how each individual sector manages its operations understanding the way they run their business and what is involved It was interesting to find out about the specialties of each company how they try to be an edge over their competitors the ways they are benefitting the society and even how the colleagues and departments work together to keep the business running The team was also privileged to have exchanges with the staff so as to know more about their company through feedback and QnA questions The sharing session with Singaporean students at Stanford University has also benefited the students largely By interacting with them our current students were able to find out more about what it was like to study abroad the differences between the education system in Singapore and the United States as well as the entry requirements of universities abroad By sharing their learning journey s students gained a better understanding of university life in the States As mentioned by one of the students I have learnt the importance of treasuring one s friendships and cherishing the experiences we have in our schools throughout the years During the trip the team had the chance to have an informal dialogue session with Mr Ling the

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/nov-13---23-msp-fl-.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Nov 20 - Dec 17: Y5BSP (Beijing, China)
    journey to Beijing which lasted from the 20 th November 17 th December 2011 During the span of this immersion programme we were given the opportunity to visit many monumental buildings in Beijing and attend various lectures conducted at Renmin University which greatly enhanced our knowledge of China as an emerging superpower in the global arena as well as the current problems encountered by China in her development At the same time the trip allowed us to attain a broader perspective about the world as well as develop a stronger appreciation of what it means to be a Singaporean The lectures were an important highlight of this learning journey as topics covered were highly relevant to our understanding of H2 China Studies Spanning four main topics namely economics foreign relations culture as well as politics in China the lectures touched on controversial issues China currently faces We were able to understand various viewpoints from the different professors who took the time to interact with us These lectures were a good learning experience that provided us with a platform to engage in close interaction with university professors as well as obtain many new insights that will definitely enhance our understanding of China on a deeper level Apart from the lectures planned out for us our immersion programme also allowed us to visit many attractions within Beijing Highlights included the Great Wall of China The Forbidden City Gu Gong Palace the Old Summer Palace Yuan Ming Yuan various museums including the Beijing Museum as well as the Beijing National Stadium used to host the 2008 Olympic Games Also we embarked on a 2day 1night stay in Tianjin in order to visit the Sino Singapore Eco City Through visiting these hallmark buildings in China we were able to observe the massive cultural transformation

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/nov-20---dec-17-y5bsp-%28beijing-china%29.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Nov 26 - Dec 11: Y4BSP (USA)
    three Year 4 Bicultural Studies Programme BSP scholars and two teachers flew to the United States of America for an immersion trip that took place from 26 th November to 11 th December this year The main objective of the programme was to enable our scholars to understand the historical political economic and socio cultural landscape of the country and obtain insights on the States as a world superpower today For the immersion trip our scholars visited two prestigious educational institutions the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University known for their top positions in diverse fields of knowledge They interacted with Singaporean students there and got first hand insights into the education system in the USA In Boston and Philadelphia our scholars went on walking trails that took them to various historic sites In Washington D C the students visited the U S Capitol the Library of Congress and the Pentagon which introduced them to different facets of American governance Besides these places they also visited museums and memorials such as the Arlington Cemetery National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute and Newseum They even had an engaging dialogue session with Mr Heng Aik Yeow the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Singapore Embassy These learning journeys not only offered our students insights into the events that influenced America and her people but also deepened their appreciation on how politics culture and history converge to shape a country s outlook and perspective In New York City our students explored the streets on foot and took the subway and public buses to catch the play Chinglish on Broadway and visited places such as the United Nations Headquarters the Rockefeller Centre NBC Studios Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art They also got the chance to have a dialogue

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/nov-26---dec-11-y4bsp-%28usa%29.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Nov 06 - 17 Yr3BSP
    Scholarship Programme Talent Development Programme Campus Life Campus Life 2012 Campus Life 2011 Campus Life 2010 Campus Life 2009 Campus Life 2008 Achievements CCA Scholars School EZCOETNL Mission Vision Logo Professional Sharing Day 14 09 2012 Resources and Useful Links Venue Booking Archives Contact Us Home Partners Administration DHS Apps Contact Us All Campus Life Campus Life Campus Life 2012 Campus Life 2011 Campus Life 2010 Campus Life 2009 Campus

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/nov-06---17-yr3bsp.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Nov 17 - Dec 01: ODAC YEP
    ODAC YEP Nov 17 Dec 01 ODAC YEP 17 Nov 01 Dec 2011 From 17 th November to 1 st December 2011 19 students from Outdoor Activities Club ODAC embarked on a Youth Expedition Project to Napa Village in Shangri La County Yunnan China Currently villagers carry out unsustainable logging practices at areas surrounding Napa village to earn income Soon such damaging activities will be banned which forces the villagers to leave for town in search for jobs vacating Napa village and threatening the erosion of their culture and tradition To prevent this students aimed to promote eco tourism as an alternative way for villagers to earn their living They boosted publicity efforts for eco tourism by donating several eye catching banners placed at strategic locations depicting a host of activities such as horse riding trekking and kayaking at Napa village and the surrounding mountains Additionally they gave the villagers sketchbooks and taught them how it can be used as logbooks for tourists and to promote their activities Students also participated in strenuous physical labour constructing dustbins and levelling roads to pave the way for a carpark for future tourists to stop by For many students it was their first time dealing with drills pick axes shovels and saws The refreshing experience of manual labour at this scale made the students more appreciative of people behind Singapore s construction process Additionally students undertook a 2 days 1 night trek up the mountain Students had to brave the cold and carry out basic survival skills such as pitching a tent collecting firewood etc The strain from working at a higher altitude provided great training of their resilience and the students were all satisfied with their work During the trip students took turns to cook for the entire team The students were

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/nov-17---dec-01-odac-yep-.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Nov 23 - 28: ISAC Model UN
    ways Every day we would be presented with two very different worlds one was very much like the world we knew and understood as home in Singapore and the other being the terrible slums that we only read and heard of before The peculiar juxtaposition of these two extraordinarily dissimilar worlds puzzled and shocked us yet to the locals who were mostly either foolishly ignorant or had sadly grown numb to their surroundings either failed to recognise the cruel irony of such a life or had already came to accept it as part of their own Bangalore made little impact on us initially we were too exhausted after touching down on the first day and we were too caught up with the MUN on our second We were too fascinated with the food too busy doing our research for the council sessions too caught up in our excitement for the trip and we never really managed to catch a glimpse of the culture of the Bangalore which was so markedly different from the rose tinted bubble we so happily lived in in Singapore All these changed on the third day Right after an incredibly light hearted and humorous dinner in a rather classy Chinese restaurant we decided to take a look at the nearby shopping street and that s where the culture shock was a real punch to the face Having child beggars cling on to you while standing outside familiar shop brands like Levi s and Nike left us feeling so incredibly lost confused and helpless But it was a fantastic and perhaps to an extent necessary experience and a real wake up call because only after this could many of us begin to look at Bangalore in a different deeper way as well appreciate the safe and pampering

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/nov-23---28-isac-model-un.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Nov 28 - Dec 04: Badmintion (Taiwan)
    a pavilion nearby These people sure know to enjoy nature and life On the way back I rode with Emily Fuwei and Miss Fang Emily who is unable to cycle on her own was the one manoeuvring the quadri cycle this time round and I must say that she did a really good job This goes to show that we should have the courage to try out new things as we never know what we might be able to do Overall I found this bike trail fun and the scenery was magnificent This trip inspired me to learn how to ride a bicycle and I make a promise to myself that I will pick up the skill soon Isabelle Lau Jin Hui 11Y3D While we were in Taipei we went to three night markets namely Shilin Night Market 士林夜市 XiMenDing 西門町 Shida Night Market 師大夜市 The vibrant and bustling night life of Taipei is a new experience for some of us since there are not many night markets in Singapore Taipei is famous for its roadside snacks and Pearl Milk Tea 珍珠奶茶 We had a rolling good time snacking on their grilled octopus chicken chop fried sweet potato balls etc whenever we chanced upon something unique We now understood why the tour guide only brought us to these night markets after dinner It was so that we would not waste food served during these meals Good strategy from the adults but some of us also had developed our counter strategy when we knew our later itinerary we ate less during dinner to reserve space in our stomach for these delicious snacks J It was exceptionally crowded at Shilin and XiMenDing as they are famous tourist attractions and many teenagers in Taipei visit them as well The prices at these night markets are reasonable with the exception of a few boutiques As it was the winter season most of the fashion sold there were winter wear It was a new shopping experience for most of us since Singapore does not have the four seasons I must say that it did dampen my buying mood a little as I had to be rational in not buying these clothes as it would be too hot for us back in Singapore However I did notice that two of my team mates Emily and Felicia were undeterred by this minor setback They never failed to return with bags of shopping after each trip J Since it was very crowded at the night markets we had to stay close and look out for each other in our groups This did cause us to have less time to shop so we came up with some strategies to counter that we walked briskly past every shop and only stopped when we really saw something we liked Many of us bought many food products that are famous in Taiwan namely mochi Tai yang bin biscuits and special Taiwanese pineapple tarts for our friends and family members Li Hanlin 11Y4A One of the many highlights of the Taiwan trip was a mountain hiking We were brought to 阳明山 for the hike On that day as we treaded uphill the air got thinner the higher we ascended and the cold chilled our bones It did not help when it was raining as well J Now we appreciated the strict rule that Miss Fang imposed before we left Singapore for this trip She insisted that everyone must have either an umbrella or a raincoat or both in their daily backpack or else L Did you know that she actually sent sms to all our parents the night before our trip to remind them about reminding us about this or else our parents would have to buy an umbrella at the Changi Airport Terminal for us J Well I never quite understood her stubbornness then but now as all of us enjoyed the freedom of being able to move independently without having to share umbrella with others allowed me to appreciate her foresight It was truly a blessing for the treacherous mountain conditions just made sharing a lot harder However there would always be some who still wanted to test her patience Once three of my team mates tested her and they were made to re live their Primary school days of writing 100 statements of 10 words each making it 1000 words to be exact and this is only for the first time offender at night when we returned to the hotel J That sure put a stop for those of us who were thinking of making our backpack lighter Anyway it was exciting to learn that poisonous snakes lived up in the mountains but sadly or luckily we didn t see any of them As we continued the steep climb the guys got together and sang songs All sorts of emotions poured into me as we sang joyfully despite being out of tune Of optimism as I witnessed the team bonding together and felt the togetherness of each and every one of the members of anticipation as the uncertainty of what lay ahead of us engulfed me and of sorrow as I knew without a doubt that this would be the last trip I would be embarking with this team My learning journey with my beloved school will end on 31 Dec 2011 as I have plans to study either overseas or in a Polytechnic next year and I made a silent vow to myself to really treasure this last trip with the team mates that had gone through thick and thin with me since Sec 1 As expected Miss Fang the ever self appointed photographer of DHSBT would stop us for a few group photos every few minutes J As I stood in the group memories of the many fun times I had enjoyed together with this team rushed into my head and the knowledge that this would be my last was almost too agonizing to bear I m sure

    Original URL path: http://www.dhs.sg/nov-28---dec-04-badmintion-%28taiwan%29.html (2012-12-22)
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