GIS language students visit Hong Kong

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A group of 18 students from Garden International School who study Mandarin went on an action-packed trip to Hong Kong in June.

The Year 9 and 10 students had the opportunity to experience the fascinating atmosphere of this enormous and colourful city. They watched one of the best laser light shows in the world over the skyscrapers, went on a cable car on a 30-minute ride over the jungle to Ngong Pin, enjoying breathtaking views, and ended up climbing over 200 steps to the Big Buddha. They also ate where the locals ate, sampling traditional Chinese food like dim sum in cheap but nice little restaurants.

This tastes good! A Year 9 student samples some Hong Kong food.This tastes good! A Year 9 student samples some Hong Kong food.

A visit to Disneyland was brilliant as it included some of the best hair-raising rides, along with all the famous Disney themes and characters and loads of shows and live music.

Students also learnt some curious things about Hong Kong, too. For example, despite being part of a communist country, it is not run by a governor or a political figure but by a CEO (Chief Executive Officer). It has the largest container terminal in the world; its main source of income is from financial services and, of course, the city’s motto is “Time is Money”. In Hong Kong housing is very expensive so most people live in flats, which are more expensive the higher they are.

Thank you very much to Ms Amy for organising such an unforgettable trip. We all had a whale of a time! GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya – for more visit www.gardenrayong.com.

GIS students enjoy a visit to a real Chinese restaurant.GIS students enjoy a visit to a real Chinese restaurant.

Spectacular! The light show at Hong Kong Harbour is amazing.Spectacular! The light show at Hong Kong Harbour is amazing.

Students love visiting Disneyland.Students love visiting Disneyland.

Hold on tight! Students and teachers try out the Disneyland rides.Hold on tight! Students and teachers try out the Disneyland rides.

GIS students watched several incredible shows.GIS students watched several incredible shows.