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Dear NUS STEER Indonesia 2015 enthusiast,
Thank you for your interests.
I am pleased to share with you the details of the forthcoming NUS Study Trip for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) programme to Makassar (aka Ujung Pandang), Indonesia in Dec 2015.
NUS STEER Indonesia (Sulawesi): Balancing National Development Plan with Ecological Priorities – 7 to 16 Dec 2015
Discover Makassar, the largest city on Sulawesi-an island which offers a diverse range of flora and fauna. Learn about the biodiversity of the 11th largest island in the world, and engage in its environmental, conservation and sustainability concerns in the context of Indonesia’s developmental plans for Sulawesi. Soak in the cultural sites such as Old Gowa, Fort Rotterdam, and the picturesque Bugis Phinisi boats at Paotere Harbour. Lectures at Hasanuddin University, a leading Indonesian university will be arranged to analyse the Masterplan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development (MP3EI) and its impact on the environment (illegal logging and deforestation), as well as an introduction to the major industries in Sulawesi:- Agriculture, Fishery, Forestry, Mining and Tourism, coupled with visits to companies in these sectors. Visit NGOs to learn strategies that create greater awareness of the environment, ecological mangrove rehabilitation and the world famous wildlife conservatory -Bantimurung-Bulusaraung National Park. Engage with officials in municipal bodies for an overview of the economic profile and growth prospects in South Sulawesi Province.
One senior administrative staff from the International Relations Office (IRO) will spearhead the planning, organisation and execution of the programme. He will also be accompanying the student participants on this programme. Plans are also underway for a faculty member from the Faculty of Science, NUS to join this programme. A preparatory trip to Sulawesi in Oct 2015 will be undertaken by the IRO staff to pave the way for this programme in Dec.
|Day 1 (Mon)
|-Depart for Makassar (Dep 07:55hrs, Arr 10:55hrs) by Silkair.
-Check in hotel.
-Visit Hasanuddin University (Campus visit, lecture on Biodiversity of Sulawesi, Sustainable Forest Management, interactions with faculty members and students from the faculties of Natural Sciences, Forestry, Marine Sciences and Fishery).
|-Educational visit to Pusat Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup (PPLH Puntondo). This NGO manages the environmental educational centre, which is located south of Makassar. The visit will feature a talk on the strategies that the NGO is using to create greater awareness of the environment, as well as its conservation efforts.
-Visit cultural sights of Makassar – Fort Rotterdam, Paotere Harbour, Old graveyard of King Tallo, Karebosi Square.
|-Educational visit to Blue Forests (Yayasan Hutan Biru). Discussions on the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) in Sulawesi, ecological mangrove rehabilitation in various regions in Indonesia.
|-Visit Hasanuddin University (lectures on (i) Indonesia’s Masterplan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development MP3EI and its impact on the Environment (illegal logging and deforestation) and wildlife (illegal wildlife trade), (ii) Major industries in Sulawesi:- Agriculture, Fishery, Forests and Mines, Tourism).
-Educational visit to a furniture company. Overview of the wood processing industry.
|-Visit to the South Sulawesi Province Authority. Overview of the economic profile and growth prospects in the South Sulawesi Province.
|-Interactional activities with undergraduates from Hasanuddin University.
|Visit to the Bantimurung-Bulusaraung National Park. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantimurung_%E2%80%93_Bulusaraung_National_Park
|-Visit to a mining company.
-Visit to Makassar Industrial Estate.
|-Educational visit to Makassar City Government (Pemerintah Kota Makassar). Overview of the Master Plan for Makassar city.
|-Check out hotel
-Depart Makassar for Singapore (Dep 11:40hrs, Arr 14:30hrs) by Silkair.
*subject to confirmation.
$1,950 (approximately) before any grants. All STEER participants will receive a STEER grant of $500 each. Additionally, Singaporeans and PRs may apply for additional funding of $100 from International Enterprise Singapore (NUS will administer this process). Any unutilised funds will be returned to the student participant after the programme. The programme fee will cover airfare (we will be travelling on Silkair only), all accommodation, local transportation costs, all breakfasts and approximately 65 to 70% of lunches/dinners, all lecture programme fees).
We welcome student applications immediately till Friday, 23 Oct 2015. Please complete and submit the attached application form to me at this email address by 23 Oct 2015 (next Fri, 1900hrs). The selection process may involve an interview session. All successful applicants will be informed accordingly by 31 Oct 2015.