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APLC's Outdoor Trip to Batu Caves

In order to introduce students to the multitude of cultures that Malaysians are made of, the Asia Pacific Language Centre (APLC) organised a cultural visit to Batu Caves on Saturday, 27 February 2016. A total of 39 students participated in the visit, under the arrangement and coordination from Ms. Rachel Chou Sok Fong and Ms. Khayma Latha Balakrishnan. 

The students climbed the 272 stairs to reach the cave-top temple, and they learned about the Hindu customs and traditions, while admiring the natural formation of the cave itself. The students also entered Cave Villa, where they were entertained by an Indian cultural show. They experienced nature first hand when they went into the snake house, and some even braved themselves to hold the snakes and pose for pictures.  The students then went to the Ramayana cave, and learnt about the epic of Ramayana, while admiring the statues that were built to re-enact the story.

Throughout the trip, the students were encouraged to communicate only in English language. The trip was organised to encourage the students to learn about Malaysia, and the various traditions and cultures practised here. From this trip, the students were able to learn more about Malaysia and experience some of its traditions and cultures. 

It was an amazing visit, for both students and the teachers. The students loved their outing, and admitted that they had learnt much about the Hindu culture and way of doing things. The also enhanced their speaking skills with their friends from other nationalities. They definitely look forward to more out-doorsy learning experience in the future.