Undiknas University, through the International Company Visit program, is once again offering exciting opportunities to visit interesting countries. In the 4th batch, students have the chance to visit Thailand. This Southeast Asian gem is renowned for its pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage, and mouthwatering cuisine. This program is attended by 23 students accompanied by 2 faculty staff and 2 lecturers. Taking place from October 19th to 22nd, 2023, the 4th batch of the Company Visit left a memorable impression on the students through their itinerary.
On the first day, they explored the cultural wonders of Bangkok by visiting the illustrious Grand Palace, the serene Wat Pho and a delightful boat ride across the Chao Phraya River to reach the iconic Wat Arun. This immersive experience allowed them to delve into Thailand’s vibrant cultural heritage while admiring the historical architectural wonders that have stood across time.
The second day brought them to Mahidol University, a famous public university in Thailand. The students had the opportunity to meet Professor Chettiyappan Visvanathan, who conducted a seminar on “Smart Solid Waste Management Options to Create Smart Cities.” At the end of their visit to Mahidol University, they were taken on a campus tour using provided shuttle buses, accompanied by tour guides who provided more detailed information about Mahidol University. Additionally, they visited the University Waste Bank and Composting Plant. Their day concluded with a visit to the Honey Bee Shop, a honey farm with various high-quality honey products, and Erawadee Herbal Shop, a natural medicine manufacturer.
Day three included visits to a Dried Food Shop for souvenir shopping and exploring the Gem Gallery, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Platinum Mall, and Pratunam Market. In the Gem Gallery, the students were warmly welcomed by the staff and given a tour of how jewelry is made and its finished products. In the evening, the participants went to Pratunam Market, one of Bangkok’s major markets, which is renowned as Thailand’s largest clothing market, with the name Pratunam meaning ‘water gate.’
The fourth and final day began with an early morning journey to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, marking the end of the students’ enriching experience as they returned to Bali.