The general trip planning is known! The day schedules are not fixed yet, but this planning broadly gives an indication.
|Tue||18-08-15||Singapore||15.30 – 23.59 Amsterdam – Dubai, 03.05 – 15.00 Dubai – Singapore|
|Wed||19-08-15||Singapore||Arrival 15.00 + check in||Chinatown/Little India|
|Thu||20-08-15||Singapore||Boskalis (incl. ship yard tour)||NTU||Colonial district & Marina Bay|
|Fri||21-08-15||Singapore||Free morning/ABB||VDL ETG||Free evening|
|Sun||23-08-15||Singapore||Free morning||UTM||Bus at 23.00/24.00|
|Wed||26-08-15||Jerantut||Jungle tour||Jungle bus|
|Thu||27-08-15||Kota Bharu||Traveling||Boat trip + snorkeling||Free evening|
|Fri||28-08-15||Perhentian||Free day (incl. breakfast, lunch en barbecue)|
|Sun||30-08-15||Penang||Stroll through the National Park Penang||Free evening|
|Mon||31-08-15||FEESTDAG||Kek lok si temple||Georgetown heritage zone|
|Wed||02-09-15||Kuala Lumpur||Ambasade||Sensata||Petronas Twin Towers|
|Thu||03-09-15||Kuala Lumpur||SPIE||Free afternoon|
|Fri||04-09-15||Kuala Lumpur||NXP||Free late afternoon|
|Sat||05-09-15||Kuala Lumpur||Batu Caves||Lake gardens & centre|
|Sun||06-09-15||Kuala Lumpur||10.30 – 13.30 Kuala Lumpur – Dubai, 14.55 – 20.00 Dubai – Amsterdam|
The trip starts at the 18th of August in Eindhoven. At Eindhoven we will take the train to Schiphol, the airport of Amsterdam. From there we will fly to Singapore Changi Airport, with a brief stopover in Dubai. In Singapore we will stay seven days and seven nights. Singapore is considered to be a highly developed city-state and an international center for industry and trade. Many excursions to technology companies, research institutions and universities are planned. Not only educational excursions are planned, but also cultural excursions. Among others a sightseeing of the city and a visit to a Asian Temple, the Reservoir Park and a Lock Down game are planned. Students are also allowed to spend some free time at Singapore.
After the wonderful time in Singapore, we will continue our journey and travel to Malaysia. We will take the train to Jerantut, a place situated in the oldest tropical Rain Forest of the world, the Taman Negara. Here we will experience the real jungle; we travel to the rainforest by longtail boats, sleep in tents for two nights, visit the Teresik Hill and the canopy walk, a 450-meters-long rope bridge, 50 meters above the ground. After the stay at this National Park, we continue our journey and travel to Kota Bharu by train.
Kota Bhura is located on the Eastern side of the Western island. This city serves the state capital and royal seat of Kelantan. Kohta Bharu is known for its many mosques, museums and unique architecture of the old royal palaces. The place is wellknown for its Islamic influences and can be considered as the most conservative political city of Malaysia. This place will be a pass through to the Perhentian Islands.
Afterwards, we will take the speedboat to Perhentian Kecil. The day planning is snorkeling, a boat trip and a barbecue. The next day, Friday, will be a day off for explorations and free time. On Saturday we will check out and travel from Kuala Besut to Penang by bus.
We continue our journey by ferry and travel to the peninsula Penang. Penang offers a great diversity in cities (and villages), attractions and nature. At Penang we will also stay for two days and we’ll visit both some companies and attractions.
When we have stayed for four days on these beautiful islands, it is time to return to the mainland of Malaysia. The next and last stop will be at Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is a very interesting city for mechanical engineering students. Malaysia is one of the world’s largest exporters of semiconductor components and devices, electrical goods, solar panels, and information and communication technology nowadays. Many of these companies are accommodated at Kuala Lumpur. Also cultural excursions are planned, such as a city tour and a visit to the Batu Caves, which is a very impressive Hindu temple near to Kuala Lumpur. Of course also in Kuala Lumpur students can spend some free time and discover the city themselves.
At Kuala Lumpur we will stay for five days. At the sixth of September the trip will come to an end and we’ll fly back to the Netherlands. Again there is a brief stopover in Dubai, we will arrive at Amsterdam in the evening. The last transfer is the train to the familiar and cozy Eindhoven.