Last day in Bangkok!
Wat Arun Chao Phraya River
Landed in Kuala Lumpur!
The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. The graves of those who died during the construction and maintenance of the Burma-Siam railway (except for the Americans, whose remains were repatriated) were transferred from camp burial grounds and isolated sites along the railway into three cemeteries at Chungkai and Kanchanaburi in Thailand and Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar. KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY is only a short distance from the site of the former ‘Kanburi’, the prisoner of war base camp through which most of the prisoners passed on their way to other camps. It was created by the Army Graves Service who transferred to it all graves along the southern section of railway, from Bangkok to Nieke. Some 300 men who died (most from a Cholera epidemic in May/June 1943) at Nieke camp were cremated and their ashes now lie in two graves in the cemetery.
The students were sorted into three bus groups, where each group was given a different task with the Camillian Home children.
The first stop was at the Camillian Home, a registered non-profit children’s charity, situated in Lat Krabang in the outskirts of Bangkok. The Home works with children who are living with disabilities, or who were orphaned or abandoned, by giving them specialised care and treatment in a family environment where they are taught values based on their own beliefs and cultural backgrounds.
Fairview students get to experience to interact with the Camillian Home children through games, arts and crafts, tour around the school building and appreciating + purchasing the children’s artwork. All three busses did different activities in different places simultaneously. Also, the students get to do a mini “dance off” with the home children.
Students used BeED app to answer the questions about Camillian Home for their Service and Action, which is a vital part of IB curriculum.
They grow their own vegetables and plants!
Fairview students did origami(s) as presents for the children
Wat Maha That or the Monastery of the Great Relic is located on the city island in
the central part of Ayutthaya in Tha Wasukri sub-district. The temple is situated on the
corner of the present Chikun Road and Naresuan Road.
Students explored the temple with their Patrol group and observe the architectural building of the temple. While they’re exploring the temple, students had to pick building of their choice to sketch for their art assessment in A3 paper.
Upon reaching there, students were separated according to their group patrol.
Group 1 started with Banana leaves craft + traditional weaving – tie dye – garland making + clay figurine
Group 2 first activity was tie dye – garland making + clay figurine – banana leaves craft + traditional weaving
Group 3 started with garland making + clay figurine – banana leaves craft + traditional weaving – tie dye
After lunch, we went to The Thai Human Imagery located in Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand. Due to the tropical climate of Thailand the figures are made of fibreglass instead of the traditional wax.
There are some changes in teacher’s Thailand number. Any issues, please contact:
Mr Vicknesh (Trip Leader) – +66 0953306783
Mr David (KL campus leader) – +66 0647819453
All Fairview International School students from different campuses have safely arrived in Bangkok, Thailand after departing from KLIA1 and KLIA2 this afternoon via Air Asia, Thai Airways and Malaysia Airlines.
Upon arrival, the expedition group went straight to a restaurant for their dinner. After dinner, students traveled to their hotel where they made phone calls to their parents to inform them of their well-being and briefing for tomorrow activities. They were assigned their patrol groups and finalise their BeEd app.
Hello folks! Before we fly off to Bangkok on Monday, here is an attachment of Bangkok Itinerary (This schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be updated here)
In case of emergencies, please call or text the numbers below:
(These numbers will only be activated from the 22nd October 2018 to 26th October 2018 (upon reaching Bangkok)
Expedition Leaders: Mr Vicknesh Acharya/KL [ +66 0970705528 ]
Expedition Asst.: Ms Saundra/PG [ +66 0954092561 ]
Campus Leaders: Mr David/KL [ +66 0918794681 ]
Mr Alaaeddin/SJ [ +66 0918709252 ]
Ms Jennifer/JB [ +66 0968463542 ]
Rest well everybody! See you on Monday!
Coming soon – 22 to 26 October 2018!
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton