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Explorers

Middle School

Grade 6

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

13 – 15 April 2020

 

With Campuses in both Kuala Lumpur and our very own Johor Bahru, UTM is an innovative-driven university renown for its cutting edge educational programs and research, focusing on engineering, science, and technology.

The highly reputable UTM is guided by their core values of Synergy, Excellence and Sustainability, which, like our own GLOs, guides their strategic growth toward developing great, well-educated students, with bright opportunities ahead of them.

For more information, find their eBook here

Our students will be staying in UTM’s well-furnished Students Inn Apartments. Four students will be staying per Two-bedroom apartment.

Monday April 13th Activities
8:00am – 9:00am Depart from Raffles to UTM
9:00am – 9:30am Arrive at UTM Observatory Welcome. Morning Break
9:30am – 11:30am Navigation Skills @ Observatory
11:30am – 12:30pm Hiking & Plant Interpretation
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm Campcraft (Knots and Gadgets, Shelter Building, Fire Making)
4:00pm – 6:00pm Tea Break and Water Blaster Battles
6:00pm – 7:00pm Check-in to Scholar’s Inn Apartments Wash-up and Rest
7:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 9:00pm CLC  Session: “Love of Learning & Appreciating Diversity”
9:00pm – 9:30pm Get ready for bed, lights out.
Monday April 14th Activities
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 11:00am Transfer to Gunong Pulai (Rainforest Discovery at Gunung Pulai) Morning Break
11:00am – 1:00pm River Trekking at Gunung Pulai (Survival skills: T-shirt Fishing & Rock Fishing)
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 4:00pm Transfer back to Scholar’s Inn, shower and rest
1:30pm – 4:00pm Campcraft (Knots and Gadgets, Shelter Building, Fire Making)
4:00pm – 7:00pm Tea Break and Water Blaster Battles
6:00pm – 7:00pm Check-in to Scholar’s Inn Apartments Wash-up and Rest
7:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 9:00pm Camp Songs, Stories & Games.
9:00pm – 9:30pm Get ready for bed, lights out.
Monday April 15th Activities
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast and check-out of rooms.
8:30am – 10:30am UTM stables visit and horse fun ride then morning break
10:30am – 12:30pm Survival Skills: Marksmanship (Archery, Slingshot and Blow Darts) Team-Building Games
12:30am – 2:00pm Lunch, sharing and appreciations, camp closing
2:00am – 3:00pm Journey back to RAS

Explorers

Middle School

Grade 7

Jalan Universiti, 80990 Johor Bahru, Johor

14 – 17 April 2020

Malaka

Dating all the way back to the 14th century, The Historic City, Malaka, boasts a rich history that adds wealth to the very pavements and rivers that run through it. 

As part and the oldest of the Historic Cities of the Straits of Malaka, Malaka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Initially founded by Parameswara, the Sumatran Prince and Leader of Singapura between 1389 and 1398, Malaka changed hands to eventually become the Malaka Sultanate. This establishment and practical trade location drew the attention of merchants far and wide, from within South East Asia, East Asia and beyond; through to the Middle East, and eventually, to Europe. The intention of the Portuguese specifically, was to dominate the Asian trade route. This intention was shared by many, Asian and European alike. As naval, and trade dominance of one territory subsided, so did another’s dominance grow. Ultimately, this lead to many a conflict, and the change of ownership from one hand to another. Like in many parts of the world, the dominance of the seas and the trade centers that connected them was by the colonial powers and in Malaka’s case specifically, the powers of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British.

In 1963, after centuries of colonial squabbling, and then the atrocities of World War, like the rest of Malaysia, Malaka was returned to the people. In 2008, along with George Town in Penang, Malaka was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Now Malaka is famous for its beautiful architecture, art, idyllic winding roads and rivers, beautiful people and some of the most amazing food one can have. We look forward to sharing this rich experience with our students.

Students will be staying in the Amverton Heritage Resort

Wednesday April 15th Activities
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 1:00pm Transfer to Melaka town, Melaka Historical and Cultural Fun Hunt (supervised) Packed Morning Break
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch at Pahlawan Mall
2:00pm – 4:00pm Melaka 1000 Tales Experience and Baba Nyonya Museum Educational Tour
4:00pm – 5:00pm Transfer back to the hotel and Tea Break
5:00pm-6:00pm Supervised Free Time at the Hotel Waterpark.
4:00pm – 6:00pm Tea Break and Water Blaster Battles
6:00pm – 7:00pm Wash-Up
7:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 9:00pm Fun Hunt Results! CLC Session: “Self-leadership: Proactivity”
9:00pm-9:30pm Get ready for Bed  & Lights out
Thursday April 16th Activities
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 1:00pm Transfer to Gua Batu Maloi River Ecosystems Investigation (at Gua Batu Maloi) Gua Batu Maloi Hike and Caving, Morning Break
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 4:00pm Tectonics and Landscape Interpretation by Geologist (at Gua Batu Maloi) Survival Skills: Navigation & Safety in the Jungle
4:00pm – 5:00pm Packed Tea Break & Transfer back to hotel
5:00pm – 7:00pm Wash Up and practice time for team performances.
7:00pm- 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 9:00pm Check-in to Scholar’s Inn Apartments Wash-up and Rest
7:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm – 9:00pm Team Performances: Colours of Melaka!
9:00pm – 9:30pm Get ready for bed, lights out.
Friday April 17th Activities
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 11:00am Amverton Explorance, morning break
11:00am – 1:00pm Check out, camp closing and lunch
1:00pm – 4:00pm Journey back to RAS

Explorers

Middle School

Grade 8

Ulu River Lodge

13 – 16 April 2020

Janda Baik

Jalan Baik is only an hour’s drive from the Capital, Kuala Lumpur. This serene landscape is full of jungle life thanks to beautiful near untouched vegetation, rivers and waterfalls. The area awakens the senses and allows visitors the opportunity to get in touch with their natural surroundings.

To name just a few activities, students will have the opportunity to river raft, jungle trek, and enjoy a few extreme sports. They are sure to learn a lot, from building their own camps and rafts, learning forest survival skills and all the important soft skills that go with it.

Students will stay at the River Lodge, Janda Baik

Monday April 13th Activities
8:00am – 1:30am Journey from School to JBP (Students to bring money for Tea Break stop at Ayer Keroh R&R)
1:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm – 4:30pm Orchard Olympics
4:30pm – 6:00pm Tea break ATV Experience
6:00pm – 7:00pm Wash up
7:00pm – 8:00pm  Dinner
8:00pm – 9:30pm East coast cultural experience
9:30pm-10:00pm Get ready for Bed  & Lights out
Tuesday April 14th Activities
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 1:00pm Hulu Tampit Waterfall Hike (1 hour per way) Waterfall Interpretation by geologist. Supervised swimming at the watterfall. Then morning break
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 6:00pm Raft building & race, tea break, and carok war games
6:00pm – 7:00pm Wash Up
7:00pm – 8:00pm  Dinner
8:00pm – 9:30pm CLC Session: Leadership Development: “Traits of Great Teams”
9:30pm – 10:00pm  Prepare for bed, lights out