鄰舍守望–「新加坡跨文化共融境外服務學習計劃」

鄰舍守望–「新加坡跨文化共融」境外服務學習計劃

 

鄰舍守望--「新加坡跨文化共融境外服務學習計劃」4C Lui Wing Tung 

We were shown a really extensive tour of the public housing awhile ago; it really opened my eyes to how considerate and well-planned the government is for the residents. It is refreshing to understand the depth of how it is structured.

 The highlight for me was learning sign language and packing meals. I know sign languages are different depending on the country, and I’m glad I have learned one of them. Although I was not great at packing meals, I still found it fun and it showed me how hard-working the staff are for people in need to have a full meal.

 

鄰舍守望--「新加坡跨文化共融境外服務學習計劃」4B Hailey Cheng 

I am glad to have the opportunity to visit Singapore and experience new things. One of the most memorable experiences for me was visiting Dignity Kitchen. During my time there, I had the chance to learn sign language, which was a completely new skill for me. I even tried using sign language to order drinks. Also, I found it incredibly meaningful to be able to participate in packing lunch boxes for people in need in our society. This experience made me realize the challenges that many elderly individuals face in their daily lives, and it reinforced the importance of helping them to the best of our abilities.

I enjoyed the boat trip and was treated to a stunning view of Singapore’s landmarks, such as the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands. I also came across a sculpture depicting a child jumping into the sea while others attempted to catch him. There was an explanation accompanying this artwork. Throughout the boat trip, I not only marveled at the beauty of Singapore but also deepened my knowledge of its history and landmarks.

The day after, we visited the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, where I discovered that Singapore is home to various religions, including Hinduism and Christianity. I also received an answer to my question about how people of different religions manage to coexist harmoniously. It turns out that they prioritize maintaining close relationships by fostering mutual trust and understanding through regular dialogue and interfaith cooperation. The government also plays a role in cultivating shared spaces where individuals from different religious backgrounds can interact and create meaningful experiences together with their fellow Singaporeans.

 

鄰舍守望--「新加坡跨文化共融境外服務學習計劃」4C Lau Cheuk Kit 

We visited the Singapore Chinese Culture Centre, and it proved to be an immensely captivating experience. The center showcases various aspects of Singaporean culture, including their delectable cuisine, the historical usage of Chinese vocabulary, and numerous other daily practices akin to those of Hong Kong. Personally, I found it incredibly enjoyable to witness these similarities firsthand. While I had prior knowledge of the resemblances between Hong Kong and Singapore, seeing it with my own eyes truly astounded me. The center also boasts an impressive collection of exhibits featuring everyday essentials, further enhancing the enriching experience.

 

鄰舍守望--「新加坡跨文化共融境外服務學習計劃」4A Li Ka Yu

Today, we visited Little India and the exhibition halls. The treasure hunt in Little India was a lot of fun. During the game, we learned about Indian culture and gained a deeper understanding of Hinduism. Afterwards, we proceeded to the exhibition halls where we were amazed by the breathtaking model of Singapore. These halls provided valuable insights into Singapore’s history and culture. As a result, I have developed a greater appreciation for different cultures and the importance of respecting them.