The Maldives has long been a coveted holiday destination for many with its gorgeous beaches and crystal clear waters. However, for the TP students who went there for their internships, this idyllic island country is not just a tourist attraction but also a learning site beyond their classroom.
By Becky Lo
In October 2009, a group of 13 final-year Tourism & Hospitality students from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) were given the chance to work at the Four Seasons Resorts in Maldives as part of their internships. Among them were Joyce Xu and Ong Su Lin, both of whom had worked in the restaurants of two separate properties of the Four Seasons Resorts – Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.