TCU/YLL AMSEP 02/2016 Day 3

Our third day started with an engaging lecture by practicing neurology clinician Dr Erle Lim. He infused a great deal of multimedia, engaging slides and illustrative videos of clinical signs to reinforce our understanding on various neurological disorders and their underlying concepts! Our Taiwanese friends found his sense of humour especially funny when he called out students to answer questions and gave hilarious comments based on their shirt-prints, keeping the atmosphere of the lecture light throughout and interesting! This provided them valuable knowledge which they could learn before officially starting on neuroscience back in their school's curriculum. We moved on to bring the group to explore the school campus a little more, introducing them to our school bookshop (NUS-Coop) where the participants purchased special NUS memorabilia for their friends back home.  The next highlight of the day was our trip to River Safari. Before that we stopped by the Ang Mo Kio residential estate, exposing the Taiwanese students to a typical Singapore neighbourhood infrastructure and gave them an opportunity to try some local cuisines from Yong Tau Foo to popiah at the nearby S11 food centre. The extent of captivation of the students at the safari was indescribable; the great diversity of animals and wonderful design of the exhibits awed the students and their positive feedback was unanimous. Some even commented how they only have an oceanarium back in Hualien, and it was their first time visiting a zoo! We took an Amazon River Ride where screams of exhilaration and laughter filled the air as their boat coursed through pitfalls and high drops!  We ended off the day with a scrumptious dinner at the Kim's BBQ outlet in Dhoby Ghaut, where they had a grilled meat buffet and ate to their heart's content. We proceeded to Gardens by the Bay in the night to enjoy the dazzling display of lights under the supertrees and the night sky - a great mode of relaxation after a long day of fun! Looking forward to the next day!