Issue 114, September 2012
A little trip, a lot of fun
NTU alumni and their families enjoyed a short but fun-filled weekend get-away to Kuala Lumpur this September

During the three-day trip, they got to sample delicious local cuisine, visit world-famous landmarks, and experience the joy of shopping.

One of the highlights of the trip was the visit to the ‘High 5 bread town’, where alumni learnt about the history of bread, watched the process of bread-making, and found out more about how bread was made in ancient Egypt. They also learnt about the advanced technology used in making bread today.

No trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete without a visit to the city’s much-loved Petronas Twin Towers and the Istana Negara (the National Palace) – an embodiment of Islamic culture. Apart from sightseeing, alumni also enjoyed visits to a noodle factory and a farm. In the former, some alumni got the opportunity to try their hand at making noodles. In the latter, they enjoyed the fresh flavour of fried tapioca and walked through areas where spices and mushrooms were cultivated.

Throughout the three days, alumni savoured a variety of local delights including paper-wrapped chicken, Kuala Lumpur’s famous Yong Tau Foo and porridge hot pot. Mr Chong Aik Boo (Commerce/1959), who joined the trip with his family, was impressed by the insightful factory visits and relished the opportunity to try out good food.

Organised by the Alumni Affairs Office, a total of 21 alumni and their families attended the NTU Alumni 3D/2N Kuala Lumpur Tour, held on 1 to 3 September. 

© Alumni Affairs Office