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OBJECTIVES
★ To provide opportunities for MGS to appreciate a cultural
exchange and learn from the visits to the various sites in
Taiwan.
★ To provide a platform for MGS students to gain confidence in
communicating in Mandarin with the Taiwanese students
from Wesley Girls’ High School (WGHS).
★ To engage the MGS students in the learning experience of a
normal school day in WGHS.
★ To provide authentic contexts and experiences for learning
(experiential learning).
INTRODUCTION
MGS ROCs is designed to
1.
Provide authentic contexts
experiences for learning.
and
2.
Integrate learning
★ Across the four domains - cognitive, affective, physical
and spiritual.
★ Across disciplines.
3.
Broaden perspectives for better understanding of life.
4.
Provide opportunities for service to the community / society.
The MGS global citizen is the outcome of an internationalised
MGS student. The school hopes to plan a responsive, rigorous and
relevant ROCs programme for the MGS student who would
understand the needs and demands of the globalised world and
hence, adopts a global perspective.
Since 2006, the Sec 1, 2, 3 and 4 classes have embarked on a
learning journey of their lifetime. Reality Outside Classrooms
(ROCs) is a relevant, rigorous and responsive global education
that seeks to meet the challenges of connecting our young with
their peers and adults in different cultures and different learning
environments. In the course of the four academic years in
secondary school, the girls embark on the Road to Discovery (Year
1), on the Road Less Travelled (Year 2), then onto the Highway to
the World (Year 3) before Taking Flight (Year 4). Beyond the
classroom, they cultivate a better understanding of the region in
Asia and the world across the oceans. They travelled the world
and without exception, they found an exciting new perspective of
the diversity of culture and of themselves in the global village.
Rules & Discipline
1.
Be punctual for all activities.
2.
Do not go anywhere without permission from the teachers.
Always move in pairs or groups upon receiving permission.
3.
Pay full attention to the instructions given out by teachers,
student leaders and tour guides.
4.
Show respect and exercise self-discipline at all times. This
includes keeping the noise level down, and having a sense
of urgency.
5.
Be responsible for your belongings and personal safety.
6.
Alert the teachers immediately in the event of an emergency
(eg. illness, injury, fire etc).
7.
Strictly no purchase of contraband items (eg drugs, alcoholic
drinks, weapons etc).
8.
Be wary of your surroundings and look out for suspicious
characters.
9.
Ensure that your hotel rooms are locked at all times. Strictly
no strangers allowed in the rooms.
Rules for Attire and Dressing
1.
Students are not allowed to put on cosmetic makeup except
for colourless or skin-coloured moisturisers, sunblock and lip
balm. The use of nail polish is strictly not allowed.
2.
The hairstyle rules are relaxed except that the following
styles are still prohibited:
★ Gelled hairstyles
★ Permed hair
★ Dyed or tinted hair
★ Outlandish hairstyles
3.
Except for departure and school visit days, the outdoor attire
shall be casual wear. Please note the following restrictions:
★ No heels, slippers or sandals
★ No shorts, bermudas (max 1 inch above the knee) are
allowed
★ No torn jeans, T-shirts or tops
★ No outlandish designs or inappropriate messages
should be on any part of the attire
4.
When wearing the school uniform, all school rules on the
wearing of the uniform still applies. You are allowed to wear
school shoes or athletic shoes (sneakers) with school socks.
We recommend that the shoe has a white-based design to
match the school uniform. You may wear school-approved
jackets over your uniform.
Dos and Don’ts
Upon arrival:
★ Collect your luggage and follow your group and proceed to
the customs checkpoint. Ensure that you have your luggage
and passport with you.
★ After the customs check, submit your passport and
arrival/departure card to your groups’ leaders immediately.
Leaders are then to pass them immediately to the teacher-incharge for safekeeping.
At the hotel:
★ Check the condition of the amenities in the hotel room upon
arrival. Report to the teachers if any damages/faults are
discovered within the first hour.
Check out:
★ Roommates/buddies should both bear the responsibility of
looking out for each other; be it safety, health, or checking if
you’ve left valuables behind etc.
Itinerary
Day 1
Nov 5
Wed
Arrival
❏ New Taipei City Yingge Township
❏ DIY session at Yingge Ceramics Museum
❏ Taichung
❏ Visit the Taichung night market
❏ Check into hotel
❏ Debriefing
Day 2
Nov 6
Thurs
Taichung-Taipei
❏ National Museum of Natural Science
❏ 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
❏ Take train back to Taipei
❏ Check into hotel
❏ Briefing for school visit and debriefing
Day 3
Nov 9
Fri
Taipei
❏ Full day Immersion Programme in Wesley Girls’
High School
❏ Homestay programme
Day 4
Nov 10
Sat
Day 5
Nov 11
Sun
❏ Homestay programme
Taipei-Tamsui
❏ Full day CIP with Wesley Girls’ High School in
collaboration with social welfare services at Le
Shan Centre
❏ Taiwan Historical Appreciation at Tamsui Old
Street and Fisherman’s Wharf
❏ Debriefing
Day 6
10th
Nov
Mon
Taipei-Yilan
❏ Tea plantation
❏ Yilan Biscuit Invention Factory
❏ Night market at Shilin
❏ Debriefing
Day 7
11th
Nov
Tue
Taipei-Yeliu-Jiufen-Shifen
❏ New Taipei City Geological Appreciation: Visit to
Yeliu Geological Park
❏ Visit to Jiufen village
❏ Shifen to release Heavenly Lanterns
❏ Debriefing
Day 8
12th
Nov
Wed
Taipei-Taoyuan-Singapore
❏ Taiwan Energy Appreciation- Shihmen Dam
❏ Visit Taoyuan Guanyin Wind Farm
❏ Departure from Taoyuan International Airport for
Singapore
Packing List
Apparel
 School-based T-shirt
 Shirts
 Pants/Jeans/Track pants
 Windbreaker/Jacket
 Pyjamas
 Socks
 Underwear
 Walking shoes
 School uniform & badge
Toiletries
 Shower gel, Shampoo, Conditioner
 Facial Wash/Moisturiser
 Lip balm
 Toothbrush, toothpaste
 Comb
 Bath towel
 Plastic bags/Ziplock bags
Medication
 Personal medication
 Vitamins
 Thermometer
 Mask/Tissue
Others
 Passport, travel documents
 writing material
 Cash
 Raincoat/Umbrella
 Electronics, Charger, Adapter
Rooming List
Name
Ashley Sim
Bertha Yee
Venesse Tan
Tay Peng Miang
Vanessa Teo
Tanya Hasan
Ira Jain
Arielle Yeo
Alicia Lee
Melissa Choo
Abigail Leong
Seow Weining
Natalie Lei
Phoebe Ng
Ma Sung Hwa
Nicole Doyle
Thoo Kailing
Jamie Tay
Gao Ang
Zheng Yuwei
Liu Jiahui
Lao Chang
Esther Tan
Gayle Ee
Room Number
Name
Vanessa Yap
Megan Teo
Amelia Quek
Jasmine Chuah
Rebecca Chan
Wong Min Yi
Jessica Then
Ysabelle Ho
Gao Ang
Zheng Yuwei
Claire Merrow-Smith
Scarlett Chua
Chen Yiyi
Tang Yu Qun
Room Number
Groupings
Mrs K Chia
Ho Tsin Yi Ysabelle
Ashley Sim Shuyi
Chuah Si Min
JasmineTeo MinMegan
min
Amelia
Quek Jia
Hui
Mrs K Chia
Rebecca Chan
Siang En
Wong
Min Yi
Bertha Yee Shi-yen
Liu Jiahui
Esther Tan Huimin
A1
3T
3T
3T
3H
3S
Ms Chuah CK
Arielle Dominique
YeoJain
Hui Wen
Ira
Tanya Hasan
Gao Ang
Chen Yiyi
A2
3D
3D
3D
3O
3I
B1
3T
3T
3T
3T
3I
B2
3M
3D
3D
3E
3H
Ms Kek LY
Melissa Choo Kai
Yee
Abigail
Leong
Song Ning
Alicia
Lee Yi Hui
Gayle Ee Hui
Seow Weining
A3
3H
3H
3H
3H
3H
Ms Wong KS
Nicole Sze-yi Doyle
Phoebe Ng Zi Ying
Thoo Kai Ling
Ma Sung Hwa
Natalie Lei Cheok
Ling
Ms Wong KS
Yap Xin Yu,
Vanessa
Bryana
Yao
Chang
Merrow-smith
Claire EnChua Qing
Scarlett
Lin
Ms Chuah CK
Venesse Tan Fang
Qi
Tay Peng Miang
Vanessa Teo Hui
Yu Yu Qun
Tang
Zheng Yuwei
Ms Kek LY
Jamie Tay Hui Yin
Megan Heng Mei
Ting Weiling
Wong
Abigail Then Yoke
Jessica
Ling
B3
3M
3H
3H
3I
A4
3E
3O
3E
3E
B4
3I
3I
3I
3I
3I
Taiwan
Taiwan is officially known as the Republic of China. It is a state in
East Asia that lies on the Western edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
The capital city of Taiwan is Taipei, which is the economic and
cultural centre of the country.
Taiwan was colonised by the Dutch in the 17th century. The
Chinese started migrating into the country from across the
Taiwan Strait. The Spanish had also built a settlement there for a
brief period of time, but they left when the Dutch arrived. The
Chinese called it Taiwan, but the Portuguese called it Formosa
(Ilha Formosa is Portuguese for “beautiful island”). It came under
Chinese rule when a Chinese loyalist of the Ming Dynasty (which
had lost control of Mainland China) called Zheng Cheng Gong
defeated the Dutch and establish a base of operations on the
island.
Neighbouring Countries
China is to the west, Japan is to the east. The Philippines is located
to the south. Other notable neighbours would be Hong Kong
and Macau.
Culture
The Taiwanese are fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and
Taiwanese Hokkien (more commonly known as Taiwanese) and
this is spoken by about 70% of the population. English is taught
from middle school onward but lessons are taught in Chinese
across all the schools, just like how our lessons are conducted in
English.
Most Taiwanese people speak colloquial Taiwanese Mandarin,
which is Mandarin as we know it, but interspersed with a lot of
Hokkien and other unique expressions adapted from English and
Japanese, such as 一極棒 (yijibang) from 一番 (ichiban). This is in
an effort to create and maintain a national identity separated from
that of the Mainland.
The most prevalent religion in Taiwan is a blend of Buddhism,
Taoism and Chinese folk religion. Christian churches have also
been active in Taiwan for many years, a majority of which are
Protestant (2.6%) with Presbyterians playing a particularly
significant role. 93% of the population identify themselves as
Buddhist-Taoist, 4.5% identify themselves as Christian and the
remaining 2.5% are grouped under ‘others’.
The Taiwanese prefer to entertain their guests in public places
rather than in their homes, especially when entertaining
foreigners. It should be regarded as an honour that they are
willing to be your gracious hosts who will be taking care of you
for a few days.
Politics
Taiwan follows the semi-presidential system, whereby the
President and Premier (equivalent to
our Prime Minister) are not just
ceremonial figureheads, but are
instead active participants in the day
to day administration of the state.
There have been disputes over the
legal and political status of Taiwan. In
practice, sovereignty over Taiwan is
exercised by the constitutional
government of the Republic of China,
transplanted in 1949, and this
remains till today.
Weather Forecast
The Tropic of Cancer runs straight through Taiwan, which
accounts for its tropical and subtropical weather. In other words,
it’s humid and persistently cloudy. The average temperature is
22°C.
The rainy season, also known as
the Meiyu/plum rain season, runs
from May to June. The typhoon
season starts in June and ends in
October.
What’s Taiwan famous for? Food!!!
Essentially, there is a lot of food everywhere. There are loads of
snack shops, and restaurants serving roasted duck, smoked
chicken and stir-fried shrimp.
Taiwanese food is a mash-up
of the cuisines of Min Nan,
Teochew and Hokkien Chinese
communities, as well as some
Japanese cuisine. There are
also many foreign eateries in
Taiwan,
ranging
from
Japanese to Italian to Swiss
and even German cuisine.
Pearl milk tea is also widely available.
A huge part of the food in Taiwan is the well-known Xiaochi(小吃),
most commonly enjoyed in a night market. This way, you can
enjoy all that Taiwan has to offer! The availability of some of the
Xiaochi changes from year to year, but there are some that are
symbolic that can be found in any night market.
In ancient China, markets that operated at night were known as
ghost markets. Now they’re known as night markets. These night
markets offer authentic Taiwanese food and drink, are
inexpensive and practical, playing an important role in the lives of
the Taiwanese people.
The capital alone has around 20 streets dedicated to snacking.
Every time you think you’ve found the best street-side Bao, the
most incredible stinky tofu stand or mind-blowing beef noodle
soup, there’s always something better somewhere else.
Recommendations
Here are 7 highly recommended foods you should eat if you don’t
know what to get.
1.
Taiwan sausage
★ Sweet and oily, barbecued
to perfection
★ Variety of flavours (black
pepper, chili, wasabi,
butter, even chocolate)
★ Brave? Try the 大肠包小肠
(small intestine wrapped in
big intestine)
2.
Iced mango dessert
★ Everyone in Taiwan knows and
loves this dessert
★ Amazing cooling dessert to end
off your meal
3.
Stinky tofu
★ Smells bad but tastes good
★ The smellier it is, the better
★ Crispy on the outside, spongy
on the inside, it has a great
texture
★ Served with non-spicy Kimchi
4.
Candied fruit sticks
★ light and yummy, filling
your mouth with such
pure
sweetness
that
they’re irresistible
5.
Mee Sua
★ you might have tried this
in a Taiwanese food
★ everyone who’s tried it
finds it palatable
6.
Crispy Salt & Pepper Chicken a.k.a. Popcorn Chicken
★ juicy, flavourful, tasty, and
irresistibly good
★ A variety of other fried
food are available
7.
Bubble Tea
★ Taiwan has a huge
variety of bubble tea.
Try some.
Wesley Girls’ High School
When Communism took over China in the mid twentieth century,
numerous Christian schools were forced to shut down. After the
R.O.C. (Republic of China) government relocated to Taiwan in
1949, the alumni from the former McTyeire School for Girls of the
Christian Methodist Church in Shanghai and members of the
Methodist Church in Taiwan acknowledged the significant impact
of women’s education towards families, society, and the
modernisation of the country and decided to raise funds for a
school.
Which school? You guessed it.
With the donation from Madam Chiang Kai-Shek, extensive
support from the National Women’s League of the R.O.C., the
Women’s division and the Missionary division of the United
Methodist Church of America, Wesley Girls’ High School was born.
It began with the enrolment of grade 7’s during the fall of 1961.
They added on a higher grade each following year until they
reached the initial goal of a “full-range secondary girls’ boarding
school” by the fall of 1966. The school has had three previous
principals: Ms. Chi-Yi Chen, Ms. Han-Sheng Mei and Ms. Jui-Shan
Mei. The current principal is Ms. Jia-Yi Wu.
Presently, the school has 14 classes from grades 10-12 and 17
classes from grades 7-9. There are approximately 1,300 students
and 143 faculty members.
Sky lanterns
Sky lanterns are small hot air
balloons made of paper,
with an opening at the
bottom where a small fire is
suspended. They have been
traditionally made to be
launched for play or as part
of festivities. The name “sky
lantern” is a translation of its
Chinese name, TianDeng (天灯).
Traditionally, it was made from
oiled rice paper on a bamboo
frame.
The source of hot air may be a
small candle or fuel cell
composed
of
a
waxy/flammable
material.
When lit, flame heats the air
inside the lantern, thus lowering its density and causing the
lantern to rise into the air. It is only airborne for as long as the
lantern stays alight after which the lantern sinks back to the
ground.
Pingxi District in New Taipei City of Taiwan holds an annual
Lantern Festival in which lanterns are released into the night sky
with people’s wishes written on them.
Day 1
Yingge Township/ Yingge Ceramics Museum
The Town of Yingge
stands on the northern
bank of the Dahan River
southwest of Taipei City.
It is famous for the
production of porcelain
and an abundance of art
studios and shops. Some
popular
attractions
include
the
Yingge
Pottery Street, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum (where we
are going) and the Yingge rock. The modern name of the town,
"Yingge" (鶯歌), means "Warbler Song" in Chinese and is named
after one of the rock formations found on the Northern side of
the Town and is known as the Yingge Rock.
History: Pottery-making came to Yingge in 1804, when a man
named Wu An emigrated here from mainland China and set up
the first pottery business.Due to its strategic position and a
plentiful supply of good-quality clay, the pottery industry, and
later the production of finer-quality ceramics, flourished. Thus,
Yingge devotes most of the town to ceramics, from the Ceramics
Museum to the Old Pottery Street and the Yingge Ceramics Park.
The Yingge Ceramics Museum was opened on November 26,
2000, its establishment costing NT$6 billion, as part of a plan to
rejuvenate the town and attract tourism. The museum exhibits the
wide number of applications for which ceramics are used. The first
hall features fine examples of exquisite vases, plates, and other
ornaments. The remaining galleries showcase the history,
production, and use of ceramics.
The museum is open
Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m and
weekends 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Day 2
921 Earthquake Museum
At 01:47AM on September 21, 1999, the central part of Taiwan
was struck by an earthquake that registered 7.3 on the Richter
Scale. In the wake of the 921 disaster, the local government
decided to preserve some of the phenomena related to the
earthquake such as slips in the fault line, collapsed school
structures, raised river beds and other selected locations, to serve
as reminders for the public of the need to prepare for such
disasters and to be ready to provide emergency rescue services.
With the rebuilding of Kwangfu Junior High on its present site,
the Earthquake Memorial Museum was renamed the 921
Earthquake Museum of Taiwan on February 13, 2001. The new
plan retains the original sites as a record of the damage wrought
by the earthquake, and it also adds educational facilities designed
to inform the public and school children about earthquakes and
disaster readiness.
National Museum of National Science
The National Museum of
Natural Science (國立自然
科學博物館) is a national
museum in North District,
Taichung, Taiwan. The
museum covers 22 acres
(89,000 m2) and is a sixvenue complex housing:
the Space IMAX Theater,
Science
Center,
Life
Science
Hall,
Human
Cultures
Hall,
Global
Environment Hall, and Botanical Garden. The Natural Museum of
Natural Science (NMNS) attracts more than three million paying
visitors per year, while the free park, various ecological gardens,
and a "DNA climbing frame" adjacent to the museum are
thronged with local residents whenever the sun comes out.
Day 3
Wesley’s Girls High
When Communism took over China in the mid twentieth century,
numerous Christian schools were forced to shut down. After the
ROC government located to Taiwan in 1949, the Alumni from the
former McTyeire School for Girls of the Christian Methodist
Church in Shanghai and the members of the Methodist Church in
Taiwan acknowledged the significant impact of women’s
education towards families, society, and the modernization of the
country and decided to start raising funds for a school. With the
donation from Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, extensive support from
the National Women’s League of ROC, the Women’s division and
the Missionary division of the United Methodist Church of
America, came the birth of Wesley Girl’s High School.
DAY 4
Homestay!!!
Day 5
Tamsui Old Street / Fisherman’s Wharf
Tamsui (淡水,Danshui) is a small
city to the north of Taipei. It was
the center of shipping and
commerce in northern Taiwan in
the 19th century.
The city is still popular with visitors from Taipei and boasts many
historical attractions, and is a popular location for viewing the
sunset.
Located along the Tamsui (Danshui) River, the Tamsui Old Street
is a shopping area offers tourists a wide selection of restaurants,
arcades, and stores specializing in traditional handicrafts. Visitors
can sample Tamsui's local specialties such as A-Gei (crystal
noodles stuffed in fried bean curd, served with a mild hot sauce),
fish ball soup, and "iron eggs" (eggs which have been stewed in a
mix of herbs and spices until pickled).
Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is well known for its beautiful sunsets,
seafood. Within the past few years, the wharf has gone through a
major renovation process. Many new buildings including
restaurants, hotels, shops, and the Lover Bridge of Tamsui, was
completed in 2003. At night, the bridge illuminates with a wide
variety of colors. Random Fact: Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is a
popular shooting location for Taiwanese serial dramas.
Day 6
Yehliu Geological Site
The name “Yehliu” was derived from:
1. A term translated from the Pinpu language
2. Abbreviation of the Spanish words “Punto Diablos” (which
means “devil’s cape”).
3. In early days, local residents relied on rice suppliers from
inner land to offer rice to them. During transportation, the
local people would use sharp bamboo tubes to stick the rick
sack and leave a hole on it.
As a result, rice
traders
often
mentioned “the rice
was stolen by the
savages”
(whereas
“steal” and “savage”
are
pronounced
similar to Yeh (savage)
and liu (steal) in
Taiwanese).
Yehliu Geopark can be divided into three areas. The first area
contains mushroom rock and ginger rock. Visitors can learn the
development process of mushroom rock as well as witness the
appearance of ginger rock, cleavage, pothole and melting erosion
panel. The famous candle shaped rock and the ice cream rock are
presented in this area too.
Jiufen Village
Jiufen (九份 "nine portions"), is a mountain area in the Ruifang
District of New Taipei City near Keelung, Taiwan. Jiufen is called
‘nine portions’ because during the first years of the Qing Dynasty,
the village here housed nine families, and the village would
request "nine portions" every time shipments arrived from town.
Jiufen was a relatively isolated village until the discovery of gold
during the Japanese occupation in 1893. This quickly developed
the town. During World War II, the town housed a Japanese
prisoner of war camp where POWs were forced to work in the
gold mines.
Today, Jiufen exists mainly as a tourist destination remembering
and celebrating Taiwanese history and culture. The town is also
filled with both retro Chinese and Japanese style cafés, tea houses,
and souvenir shops, as well as fantastic views of the ocean.
Random Fact: Jiufen also became popular in 2001, when its
downtown was used as a model in the animated film Spirited
Away.
Shifen
Located in Pingxi District
of New Taipei City, Taiwan,
Shifen Old Street is the
most famous stop along
Pingxi Branch Line. Pingxi
Branch Line was originally
built to transport coal and
now has transformed to
an
internationally
renowned railway for one
to discover the coal-mining
history of Taiwan and experience lighting sky lanterns.
Every year, the huge event like Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is one
of the three most popular customs of lantern festival in Taiwan,
will be held in Shifen Sky Lantern Square that is adjacent to Shifen
Old Street. The festival was named as one of the world’s 14
festivals that a person must attend in their lifetime by travel guide
publisher, Fordor’s in 2013.
Day 8
Shihmen Dam
Shihmen Dam (石門水壩, Stone Gate Dam) is a rock fill dam across
the Dahan Creek in northern Taoyuan County, Taiwan. The dam's
main purposes are water supply, flood control and
hydroelectricity generation, and it holds the Shihmen Reservoir
(石門水庫), Taiwan's third largest reservoir and artificial lake.
The dam and reservoir
now supply water to more
than three million people
in northern Taiwan. The
dam's power station also
generates roughly 200
million
kilowatt
hours
annually and is integral in
meeting peaking power
demands
in
northern
Taiwan's electricity grid.
Hydroelectric
power
releases peak in late July and August, largely because of airconditioning usage in Taiwan's northern cities. Shihmen is one of
several key reservoirs in the Tamsui River system used to cut peak
flood flows during typhoon events.
However, sedimentation issues have impacted and continue to
threaten safe dam operations. Poor land use and construction
practices in the catchment area of Shihmen Dam have
contributed to a severe sedimentation problem in the reservoir. As
of 2009, at least 90 million cubic metres (73,000 acre feet) of
sediment have accumulated in the reservoir, cutting its storage
capacity by 20 percent. This sediment mainly comes from
landslides and other erosion-related issues exacerbated by
deforestation, land-clearing for agriculture, and the opening of
roads.
Taoyuan Guanyin Wind Farm
The Taoyuan Guanyin
Wind Farm (桃園縣觀光導
覽 網 ) stands in Da Tan
Power Plant. It is the first
white wind turbine with a
coloured
drawing
of
peony and it is the new
landmark of the Taoyuan
County
seashore.
The
windmill is the closest wind
turbine to the sea and it is 78m, about 26 floors high. The Hakka
style drawings of the peony and algal reef ecology are regarded
as two specialties in Baosheng Village.
Day 2 - Reflection
National Science Museum
When the sperm meets the egg
The birth of human life, will bring immeasurable joy
Life is about to unfold. Walking in the "birth of the body" exhibit,
you will discover that you were once the "winner of life's contest"
Upon entering the exhibit, you will notice a giant egg hanging
from the centre of the ceiling surrounded by a lot of sperm
In this competition for the creation of human life, the one who
has gone through a battle with countless other sperm and won-that's you! Think about it, if you had lost, where would you be
now?
There's no one like you
You, are just that special.
Going by your own intelligences, after learning about Gardner's 8
intelligences, which are you most developed in?
Going by the intelligence you think you're most developed in,
what kind of job is suitable for your future?
Making you
The so-called "clone", will he/she bring happiness? Or disaster?
"Genetically enhanced babies" have stirred up a lot of controversy.
After looking at the points raised by the medical, environmental,
political, social, etc. views on them, do you approve or disapprove
of genetically modified people? Why?
If everyone could 'order' their characteristics, who do you think
would be the 'people-smiths' of the future?
Your ageing body
Ageing is a natural phenomenon of life, and the best way to deal
with it is with a positive attitude.
After crossing the streams of time, you have entered the "world of
ageing". Please go along the left wall.
Age yourself in 10 year intervals using the ageing monitors.
Reflect on the futility of youth.
Our physical abilities weaken with age, but our problem-solving
skills strengthen with age. Why?
Walk to the centre of the exhibit and find a "stay healthy longer"
approach age appropriate for yourself.
Age:
1.
2.
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Really loving life
At times, life is brittle, but we can still strongly live life to the fullest.
In the middle of the "ill body" exhibit you can find motivational life
stories. You will be touched.
Keep quiet, watch the videos, and pen down your thoughts.
If you only had half a year left to live, what would you do with
your time?
Everyone has rights to their own body, so you can decide its
future. If implanting electronics into your body would extend your
life, would you? Why?
Life's finale
Everything will die one die but everyone wants to leave
something anyway. Go forward and enter the "body after death"
exhibit.
Look at the brains of people who have done drugs. How do they
differ from those of people who don't do drugs?
Look at the lungs of smokers. Notice the black spots. How did
they come about?
Reflect on life
Having gone through it all, slow down and think a little...
In the time you've gone through this exhibit, how many people
have been born and how many have died?
How will you live your life?
What do you think is your value? After your death, how do you
want people to remember you?
How do you think life on planet earth should be treated?
921 Earthquake Museum
Does Taiwan frequently experience earthquakes? (Please circle)
Yes / No
What is the reason for the above choice?
What are the 3 different types of fault lines?
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How many fault lines are there in Taiwan?
What kind of fault line caused the 921 earthquake?
How did you feel when you experienced a simulated earthquake?
When faced with a sudden earthquake, what actions should we
take?
METHODIST GIRLS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL – Rocs 3 Taiwan Trip EMERGENCY SOP
If the accident/ incident is serious
E.g. natural disaster, terrorism or
someone is seriously injured
An accident/
incident
occurs
Inform Principal,
VP and GO
•School to contact parents
using the emergency
numbers in the Emergency
file
•School to contact MOE,
Supt and CCAB
•Provide regular updates to
Parents, MOE and Supt
Inform Ms Kek LY to contact the
key personnel concern.
•Provide regular updates
• (Ms Chuah and Mrs K Chia will
assist)
Insurance Company and ISOS
to make the necessary
arrangement
If only the injured is evacuated
Mrs Chow will accompany the
affected student(s).
Seek Medical help for those
students who are injured
If all to be evacuated,
•Students will be briefed on the
situation
•Students to contact their
parents to inform them of their
safety and evacuation plan
•They will be briefed on how to
manage the information
•School will make the necessary
arrangement for the parents to
receive the affected student(s)
•School EBO/ CARE officer to
standby to help the affected
student(s)
•Principal to inform MOE
regarding the case.
Sime Express Travel PTE
LTD to arrange for
medical support
Ms Wong KS
will accompany
the affected
student(s)
Teachers to
attend to the
needs of the
students
Inform the Singapore
Embassy @ Taiwan
Contact Insurance
Company & ISOS for
evacuation plan
If the accident is not so serious
e.g. food poisoning, minor
injury or illness
•Assemble students at a safe place
•Mark the attendance
•Check the circle of vulnerability – identify
the affected students and take care of the
emotional and physical well being of the
students
•Ms Wong KS to attend to the affected
students
•Ms Chuah Mrs Chia to take care of the
other students
•Ms Kek LY to take care of the logistics
Seek medical help for
those students who
are injured
If a student were to be
evacuated,
•Students will be briefed on
the situation
•Students to contact their
parents to inform them of
their safety
•They will be briefed on how
to manage the information
Evacuation
Evacuation or
Decision to
continue as of
itinerary
Upon return to Singapore,
the team to submit a
written report of the case
Decision to
continue
•Continue with the
project
•Arrangement( if
need be) be made
for students to
inform their parents
regarding the
decision to continue
with the project
•To conduct psych
debrief to help the
students to cope
•Monitor the
students emotional
well being
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