International Educational tour to Singapore and Malaysia
St Mary’s English Medium School, Kannarpady, Udupi organized an International Educational tour to Singapore and Malaysia from 12th October to 19th October 2023 on the ocassion of school's Ruby Jubilee celebration. The purpose of the Tour was to make students observe the cultural aspects, life style and administration in these two countries, learn the disciplinary values and environmental sensitivity and inculcate the good values and other positive aspects noticed along with exploring the tourist attractions of these countries.
On 12th of October the journey started from Udupi Church Campus at 5.30 a.m. to Mangalore Airport from there to Singapore via Trivandrum and ended by reaching Udupi on 19th evening flying from Kaula lumpur- Malaysia. The journey was most exciting as it was for the very first time St Mary’s has oraganised an International Tour for the students of G9 to 12. The students were accompanied by Principal Rev. Fr Johnson Sequeira, two teaching staff and a few parents. Rev. Fr Roshan Dsouza looked after all the requirements of the tour being the guide for the group of 22 people.
The students were taken to different places of tourist attractions, Historical Places, Museums, War Memorials during the course of 6 days in Singapore and Malaysia. Marina Bay Sky Park, Gardens By The Bay, The Botanical Gardens with a variety of plant species of different countries, Merlion, Buddha Tooth Relic temple, Sentosa Island, Singapore Fly over with Giant Capsule ride and Time Capsule Journey, Fort Siloso and the World famous Universal Studios were the main attractions in Singapore. The attractions in Malaysia were Jonker Walk Night Market-Melaka, Statue of St Francis Xavier – Malacca, Legoland- Water Park-Johor, Petronas Twin Tower, Berjaya Times Square- Kaula Lumpur, KL Tower, Genting Highlands, Batu Caves, Gendola-Cable car ride, Portuguese Heritage Gallery, Harriston Chocolate making unit, Putra Mosque, Seri Wawasan Bridge, The Tugu Negara War memorial.
The tour provided a lot of opportunities to the students to know about the culture, tradition, language and life style of the people in these countries. The lessons of discipline, obeying and following rules and regulations, importance of environmental friendly behavior, cleanliness were well understood and appreciated by the students. Living away from the family, being independent, cost control, managing and well-presenting themselves in an unknown place, adjusting to the surrounding environment, more importantly time management were accepted and followed by the students. On the whole this tour provided a thrilling experience to the students along with learning and inculcating lessons of life.
International Educational Tour is an important milestone in the history of St Mary’s, a dream which has been realized under the leadership of Principal Rev. Fr Johnson Sequeira with the support of the correspondent V. Rev. Fr Charles Menezes and the Management of the School.