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SIMS students go on field trip to Malaysia
April 10, 2018, 1:54 pm

Salmiya Indian Model School (SIMS) organized an educational tour to Malaysia from 17 - 23 March, 2018. Eighteen Children accompanied by two teachers visited this Southeast Asian Country - Malaysia famous for its beautiful beaches, dense rainforests and multi-cultural co-existence. It is considered one of the favorite destinations among the Asian Countries.  

The SIMS team started their journey on the 17 and reached Kuala Lumpur the next day. After checking in to the hotel the team was taken on a guided city tour. On the way to Kuala Lumpur Tower, they drove past multiple landmarks like Independence Square, the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, the National Museum, etc. The local guide provided informative commentary on the city’s growing skyline and the rich cultural heritage of the country.

The first stop, however, was the Kuala Lumpur Tower. From the observation deck, the students got a magnificent panoramic view of the fascinating buildings in varied architectural styles. The children visited the famous Suria Shopping Center where they got the opportunity to shop for souvenirs and memorabilia.

The following day, the team visited the much talked about attraction - the ‘Sunway Lagoon’ theme park. The 5 different parks offered the children endless enjoyment all through the day.  In the Wild Life Park, the children experienced close encounters with the rich wildlife of the Malay Peninsula - including the white Lion, Silvered leaf monkeys etc.

The next destination was the Genting Highlands or 'City of Entertainment', a perfect getaway destination to experience nature in all its magnificence, the tropical evergreen forests and the day-long entertainment. The scenic cable car ride took all to the Chin Swee Caves Temple, in which was, the statue of Qingshui , a Buddhist monk.

The next morning was kick-started with a visit to the Batu Cave where the children got to see the world's tallest (140 ft high) statue of Lord Murugan. On the way back, the team was delighted to visit the Harriston Boutique - the Chocolate Factory, where the students got the chance to taste different types of chocolates and learned about the processes involved in the making of it.

A whole day was reserved for a visit to ‘Lego land’- Malaysia's 1st international theme park. Apart from the 40 different rides, children saw the miniature versions of the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore - all constructed with Lego blocks.

The last leg - the final day - upon checking out from the hotel, the children first visited the Kuala Lumpur Aquarium. Better known as 'Aquaria KLCC', this aquarium is said to be among the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. The children came to know about unique marine life. Its star attractions included scary tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, seahorses and more.

Later, after lunch and a quick visit to the shopping centre, the team headed to the airport to head back to Kuwait. This tour helped the students to interact with people belonging to different cultures and religions. They came to know about the rich history and heritage and the environmental diversities of this ‘Truly Asian’ country. It was indeed a lesson on how we could co-exist and grow in a more disciplined manner by helping each other.                      

                                                                                                                            By Ananya Roy
                                                                                          (Teacher, Salmiya Indian Model School)

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