7th Dec

Punggolites returned back to school on Monday morning to attend a few lessons with their buddies.

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It was time to bid farewell…

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6th Dec – Farewell Dinner

Aya Junior High School gave us, Punggolites, a farewell dinner/party!

Performances from students from Aya Junior High School

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Performances from Punggol Secondary School students

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Singing the school song with pride! Well done, Punggolites! 

We were very privileged to be able to watch a traditional Japanese Performance!

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All students joining in the traditional Japanese dance!

It was an eventful night! Thank you Aya Junior High School and officials for the wonderful farewell dinner!

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4th Dec 2015 – Aya Junior High School

We are here at Aya Junior High School! 🙂

We were greeted warmly by teachers and students!

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Here are some pictures of the school.

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library
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computer lab
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classroom
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field
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science lab
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science lab
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staff room

PSS students attending lessons with their Aya Junior High School peers.

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Fun filled ice breaker activities organised by Aya Junior High School students for our Punggolites.

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The day drew to a close with a hand over ceremony.

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students mingling with their host families
students mingling with their host families

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students mingling with their host families

An exciting weekend with their host families awaits our Punggolites!

4th Dec 2015

Our day started with a hearty breakfast at Miyazaki City Cottage. After which, we headed to Aya Town!

At Aya Town, our first stop was a courtesy call to the mayor. Our students shared their pleasant experiences thus far in Japan, Miyazaki with the mayor.

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Next, we headed to the horse farm! The students enjoyed a short yet enjoyable horse riding experience.

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We also got to try some warm and delicious sweet potatos! It was perfect for the extremely chilly weather!

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Managed to catch some cute rabbits in the farm too.

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After spending an enjoyable time at the horse farm, we headed to the orange plantation for some fresh and juicy oranges! The students had a good time plucking oranges from an orchard full of orange trees.

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Next up, we made our way to the eagerly awaited, Aya Teruha Suspension Bridge! This bridge spans the Aya River Valley and has a length of 250m and a height of 142m. It is one of Japan’s largest evergreen forest!

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We had a great start at Aya town!

Soon after, we headed to the much awaited Aya Junior High School!

 

 

3rd Dec 2015

We have landed safely in Miyazaki! We were greeted warmly at the airport by our host! An exciting learning journey starts for our Punggolites!

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After lunch, Mr Chris Chan brought us to the Miyazaki Shrine. It is one of the oldest and most important shrine in the city.

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Our students “cleansing” their body and mind before entering the shrine.

The PSS team was given the opportunity to meet the mayor of Miyazaki. Xavier Ang presented the PSS plaque to the mayor.

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After a sumptuous dinner, the students retired early at the Miyazaki City Cottage. A long day awaits them tomorrow!

Reflections by Xavier Ang (2N2, 2015)

Today was an eventful and fulfilling day for me and my friends! I felt honoured to be able to represent my school and present our school plaque as a token of appreciation to the mayor of Miyazaki. Im glad to be given this opportunity to strengthen the friendship which was forged in July this year.

 

 

Contact Information

Punggol Secondary School

Tel:  64897851

Home Team: Mr Lee Tong Boon & Mr Cliff Lui

MISA Travel  (In case of emergency only)

Office hours Tel: 65 6805-9358 | Fax : +65 6536-1316

After Office hours: Raymond Wong @ 9380-9515

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

One Call Centre toll-free:

Call from Singapore at 1800-476-8870

Call from overseas at (65) 6379-8000

Packing List

  • 1 heavy jacket
  • 3-4 long sleeve shirt or t-shirt
  • 1 pair comfortable shoes
  • 6 tops, 2 pairs of jeans / long pants
  • 2 sets of warm sleepwear
  • Undergarments
  • 8 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair sandals / slippers for indoor use
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Extra pair of glasses (if applicable)
  • Moisturiser (face and body) & lip balm (very important!!)
  • Other personal toiletries
  • Medication for headache, fever, gastric pains, colds.
  • Prescribed medicines, health supplements (if any)
  • Thermometer
  • Pack the bolded items in a ziplock bag for medication. Label clearly the medication and indicate the purpose of taking this medicine.
  • Camera and charger
  • Extra memory card (if necessary)
  • Travel adaptor plug (2 pin flat)
  • Foldable umbrella or raincoat
  • Reading and writing materials
  • Cap and sun block
  • Plastic bags to store dirty clothes
  • Tissue Paper / Wet wipes

Items to include in your carry-on hand luggage (haversack to be brought on the plane):

  • Passport
  • Camera
  • Wallet
  • Writing materials
  • Jacket / Sweater
  • Cap (optional)
  • Medication
  • Lip Balm                  

 Note:  Japan has strict restrictions on any import of food.  Please check with your teachers and tour leader if you are unclear.  Medication is an exception to above rule. Kindly bring along a doctor’s prescription note for verification.

 

Flight Details & Accommodation

DEPARTING FLIGHT DETAILS

CARRIER ALL NIPPON AIRLINES
DATE 02 DEC 2015 FLIGHT NH844 / NH603
SECTOR SIN – Haneda – Miyazaki
TIME 2220-0615 // 0840-1030 (03 Dec)

RETURNING FLIGHT DETAILS

CARRIER ALL NIPPON AIRLINES
DATE 08 DEC 2015 FLIGHT NH618 / NH843
SECTOR Miyazaki – Haneda – SIN
TIME 1950-2125 // 2355-0635 (09 Dec)

Time to Meet:
Changi Airport, Terminal 2, Row 07 on 2nd Dec (Wed) @ 8pm

Accommodation

3rd & 7th Dec Miyazaki Luxze Cottage
4th, 5th and 6th Dec Aya Town Homestay