Unity Among Student Scientists
This summer I had the opportunity to attend the APEC Youth Festival in Singapore. On July 23, I arrived in San Francisco at the Marriott to gather with 19 other students from around the United States. The purpose of this gathering was to discuss our future trip to Singapore and to get acquainted with each other before we left.
APEC stands for Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation. The purpose of the APEC Youth Festival is to bring unity among other student scientists from all around the world. Students who attended the Festival came from eleven different economies and all brought a unique culture with them. The festival included various ...view middle of the document...
The most outrageous law is the "no peeing in elevators" law. By the cleanliness of Singapore, one could tell the laws are enforced.
In Singapore, just about every student that I had the opportunity to meet spoke two different languages. All spoke English and another Asian language. I had the opportunity to get to know students that spoke Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Thai, and many more.
During the ten days spent at the APEC Youth Science Festival, tons of different types of Asian foods were served, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I am always up for trying new things, and in Singapore I had the opportunity to try tons of new food that I have never even heard of. The food, for the most part, was good. During my experience, I had the opportunity to try eel, octopus tentacle, sushi, wassabi, and DURIAN. Durian, known for its strong, disgusting smell, is a native fruit of Singapore.
During the youth festival, all the students attended four science and technology lectures. Each one that I attended was very interesting, and I learned about things ranging from the science of nose picking to genetics.
Half of the time spent in...