The pupils departed the hotel at 8.30am
for the first educational pitstop. They headed for a charcoal factory and a mangrove swamp.
In the charcoal factory, pupils saw kilns for the very first time.Kilns are large igloo shaped domes made from bricks and cemented with a mixture of fine clay and sand.
They learnt that charcoal is made from mangrove trees. Tree barks line the inside of the kilns and a fire is generated outside the kiln. The heat enters the kiln through small spaces and drains the seawater from the mangrove trees to create charcoal.
" I learnt new things about how charcoal was made. At first I thought charcoal was made by just burning wood."
Terrence Toh 6/3
After lunch, the pupils also visited Gua Tempurung, the largest and most magnificent limestone cave in Peninsular Malaysia. The caves stretch 1.9km and offers a breathtaking gallery of stalagmites , Stalactites and rock formations. The pupils managed to spot formations that looked like chickens, sheep, jellyfish even a cowboy.
" It was good and exciting because we got to see ancient rock formations."
Reynaldi Kongress 6/1
" It was exhilarating because I got to touch real marble that wasn't smooth."
Heidi Lee 6/2
It was indeed an enriching experience for the pupils and it was refreshing to be so close to nature.
After another mouthwatering dinner, all pupils settled in their rooms at the Impiana Hotel for their second night in Ipoh and last night in Malaysia.