[SCIE web news, November 8th, 2016] January 11, 2017 (Wednesday) at seven am on a twenty-five-degree morning, a team of students assembled in front of the marble table of SCIE. G2 business students were equipped with steaming breakfasts to fulfill their energy for the two-day journey. The G2 Business Hong Kong field trip started.
After an hour, we finally reached the first stop of the field trip - Hong Kong Disneyland. After a brief introduction, the students were led by the instructors to enter the tour center and visit the internal facilities. We saw Disney was furnished with bright "Mickey Mouse color" for decorating its office area, people who worked there all had a sense of belonging which motivated them to work harder. Disney's backstage also has many modern facilities, such as automated take-the- costume system, so the efficiency of the staff was greatly improved. The instructor Jay used a small game to let the students understand the importance of the first impression in the interview, as well as the awareness of the carefully considered words which could quickly narrow the distance between tourists and employees there, in order to welcome each visitor with the warmth of returning home.
In the afternoon, we came to the moment which we were expecting for a long time. Hong Kong's Disneyland was divided into seven theme parks, namely: American Town Street, Adventure World, Fantasy World, Tomorrow's World, Toy Story Base, Grizzly Valley and Blurred Manor, which Grizzly Valley and Blossom Manor are unique among all Disneyland in the world.
We all loved the rides and headed for that direction. We first played the Mission to Mars and Space Mountain. Roller coasters in the space mountain shuttled, surrounded by science-fictional environment layout, the journey of rushing over in the dark is really exciting and memorable.
However, it was really a pity for we only had four hours of playing time. Students enjoyed their time in Disneyland and left reluctantly for the dinner in Tsuen Wan — Korean barbecue buffet. After the meal, the students had an hour free time to enjoy bustling Tsuen Wan.
Finally, it was already at 9:30 pm as we arrived at the hotel, we went upstairs and had a rest. The first day of the happy and fulfilling day was over.
The next morning, we set off to Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Through the lecturer's explanation, we understood the process of becoming a certified public accountant and its difference with the Chinese certified public accountants, gave us a clear direction for those students who wanted to become an accountant in the future. You can also take professional exams or participate in free workshops to enhance your expertise. There are libraries open to its members as well.
In the light rain, we went to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Here, we learnt the history of the stock exchange over the almost one hundred years. Traders told us about the recent financial and economic situation in Hong Kong, but with the popularity of online finance, only a few people were going there to trade currently.
1 pm, HKU’s restaurant was open for SCIErs。 After lunch, the students also visited the Hong Kong University, which was full of magnificent knowledge.
When the sun started to shine, students entered the Hong Kong legislature. Through the interpreter's explanation, the Legislative Council was unveiled, and students were awe-struck by the solemnity and divine sense. Members of the legislature are in this oval-shaped process, a law to pass three was all voted. On the second floor with a special auditorium, some members of the league were teaching children universal legal knowledge.
The last stop of the two-day trip, the students arrived at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is the institution which is responsible for maintaining the stability of the monetary and banking system in HK. The history and the evolution of the Hong Kong currency also can be explored here. We saw a demonstration of security of the note, including Hong Kong's recent plastic currency, once it is damaged, you can recycle it. Hong Kong controls the flow of money by restricting the import taxation to prevent hyperinflation.
Finally, the students came back to the SCIE at six o'clock in the evening and the two-day business field trip had come to the end. Rather than sadness, this two-day field trip gave us more knowledge about the financial world. We can finally apply the theoretical knowledge from our book into practice in the real world, so that our knowledge has a more in-depth understanding.
（Report/ Catherine Tony Picture/Jenny Catherine）