Tuesday morning we woke up and headed to our last business visit of the trip. When we arrived at ThermoFischer Scientific, we were able to hear Steve Fletcher the Vice President and General Manager speak. He told us all about TermoFischer and the water analysis instruments that they produce. We also heard from CM Lee who spoke to us about how ThermoFischer is trying to connect to the Asian markets and bring sales up in the Asia Pacific. After hearing from the speakers, we were able to split into groups and tour the facilities where their products are produced.
Elon students touring the ThermoFischer production line.
We were also able to view demonstrations of how the pH testers that ThermoFischer makes are used. The speakers let the students get in on the action and try out the pH testers.
A quick demonstration of the pH testers.
Lizzy trying out the pH tester.
After our final business visit was over, the group had the rest of the afternoon to enjoy Singapore. Some people went off in search of some Singapore markets, while others were able to relax at the hotel pool. Later that evening we reconvened for our final group dinner. After a beautiful walk along the river we stopped at an Australian restaurant named Boomerang. With our business visits over and the trip coming to an end, we were able to relax and enjoy our last night together as a group.
Wednesday morning we were able to sleep in a little, but we had to be packed up and ready to go by 2 PM. After saying goodbye to the Holiday Inn Atrium, we loaded onto the bus and headed to the Singapore airport. After getting through customs we settled in for a quick flight over to the familiar Hong Kong.
Making our way back to Hong Kong Airport. Elon takes over the plane.
After a short 3 hour layover, we hopped on the 11 hour flight to Vancouver.Now in Vancouver, we are off to New York City! Can’t wait to be back in the good old USA!!! These past three weeks have been an amazing journey, and we could not have asked for a better group of students and professors to share the experience with! Love you guys!
By Paige Foley and Lizzy Larson