A Two-Week Visit Forges New Friendships Between the Students from Singapore and Beijing
On 25 March 2014, 11 young ladies from The Affiliated High School of Peking University visited Nanyang Girls’ High School. They were warmly received by their buddies, who were all Secondary 3 students from Nanyang Girls’ High School.
In the two weeks of immersion, the students from Beijing attended lessons with their buddies and took part in all their school activities, including class discussions and Q&A sessions. The students also visited places of attractions in Singapore such as the zoo, Sentosa and Gardens by the Bay together, and exchanged notes on the cultures and practices of both countries. However, the main highlight of the programme was a two-day camp at Pulau Ubin, home to Singapore’s last villages (kampongs). The girls also got to paddle in pairs as they kayaked along the coast and entered the mangroves of Pulau Ubin. The experience of enjoying the quiet life in Pulau Ubin was a rare opportunity even for the locals.
In the two weeks of interaction, the girls shared great fun together; they asked each other anything they wanted to know about each other, faced challenges together as partners and played hard together as pals. This is how friendships that last are built.