UCTS students on a 10-day study tour to Guangzhou China

Date:  12th – 21st September, 2017

Led by two lecturers (Koh Chen Chung and Hwong Chia Shing), eight students of Food Technology Programme embarked on a ten-day study tour to Guangzhou, China. The study tour was jointly organised by UCTS and the Sarawak China Graduates Alumni Association.

The Faculty of Tropical Crops of Guangdong AIB Polytechnic (GDAIB) of Guangzhou was responsible for the thoughtful planning of the study tour arranging visits to a total of ten food manufacturing companies (namely Zhujiang Biscuits Food Industry, Jiujiang Brewery, Guangzhou Yakult, Wilmar International, Guangdong Bosun Health Food, Eagle-Coin Enterprises, Guangdong Meiweixian Seasonings, Zhongshan Juxiangyuan Food, Guangdong Yantang Milk and the Yingde Shang Mingxuan Tea) as well as renowned institutions of higher learning (namely Faculty of Food Science and Engineering of South China University of Technology, and the Innovation Centre of Guangdong University of Technology).  Besides learning, students fully utilised their spare time visiting a number of tourist attractions in Guangzhou and nearby cities.

Objectives

  • To broaden the students’ horizons and provide them with a unique learning opportunity
  • To promote international students exchange program between China and Sarawak
  • To enhance academic standard of the Food Technology Programme