HANOI: Eight students and two lecturers from the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM) of UCSI University Sarawak Campus have recently gone on an educational trip to Hanoi, Vietnam.
Led by lecturer Ting Hui Bun, the trip was organised over four days by the faculty from Aug 23 to 26.
It was to fulfil several learning objectives, including exposing students to international tourist destinations, to study and understand different cultures from the trip, as well as to create awareness among students on the future career path and employment opportunities in the tourism industry in South East Asia.
Among the highlights of the trip includes their visit to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay and a tour to Hanoi and Halong city.
The tour also included visits to the Ba Dinn Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, Paradise Grotto, Wooden Stake Caves, Hoan Keim Lake, the local night market and the Water Puppet show.
Beatrice Orissaderi Dausip, a student who is currently in the BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management course said
that the knowledge she gained from the trip was definitely useful for her future career in the industry.
“I love travelling and one of my dreams is to be able to see the world, learn and understand different cultures and how other countries use tourism to manage their natural resources and preserve their cultures,” said Beatrice.
She also shared that her course has so far equipped her with a lot of hands-on opportunities applicable in the working world.
Her classmate, Tow Kar Pin, also mentioned that not only did they get to experience the breath-taking scenery of Halong Bay and its cliffs, but also the friendliness of the Vietnamese and how they preserve their culture.
“I love the warmth the people and the country offered us. This is one of the things I believe we should adopt and apply to offer the world the same meaningful experience. It will also enhance our tourism industry,” said Tow.