The day was full of human touch...Principal Mdm Law gave us a warm welcome, Fairfield's student ambassadors were as helpful as could be, our boys played sports with their new foreign friends, the school treated us wonderful snacks and lunch, Fairfield's staff was friendly and willing to share, students greeted us nicely when we met them anywhere...every one of us felt this strong passion of hospitality in Fairfield.
Furthermore, the level of green in Fairfield was amazing. Their gardens and green houses were professionally organised and taken care of. The interaction and balance of human and nature was well maintained. While our boys were stunned by the opportunities to touch toads and caterpillars, I was in awe by the Singaporeans' green policy. They really put words into action.
The most touching moment of the day, however, came from the evening when Timothy, who had to leave our tour due to an illness, was invited down at the lobby to receive a gift from his peers. I'm not sure how much he had missed in this tour, I just know that he earns something very valuable which none of his peers was offered to this extent. Happy for you and get well soon Tim!
The last day of the tour, which is tomorrow, will continue to amaze us - I have this feeling.
Dr H C Lee