E01: Day One in Singapore
On 9 December 2015 at 4:30 am:We wake up on that day very excited to visit Singapore for the first time in life, our flight was 8:30 am. We headed to the airport and reached there around 6:00 am, we checked-in our luggage and then we had our breakfast in Old Town in KLIA2, by the time we finish our breakfast it was 8:00 am, and then we boarded the flight, 45 min later, we landed in Changi Singapore Airport.
|Arriving at Singapore Changi Airport|
My team and I decided not to use taxi throughout our journey in Singapore, because we wanted to feel and explore the city. Therefore, we decided that we are going to take the train. The information that was available on the signs board was crystal clear we took the MRT train to Dover which was 10 min walk away from the NUS UTown.
We listened to Dr Steven Halim speech attentively, and his speech was concise and right to the point Amazing speech. After that, the speech was over, and it was photograph session, I ran to the stage because I wanted to take selfi with an amazing RCD Dr Steven.
After that we took a few picture and then headed to the practice session. It was in NUS school of computing. Our ambassador escorted us to the bus and then to NUS school of computing. The seat arrangement was clear on the board. I was amazed by the level of organization that they had in organizing such big event, almost nothing went wrong at least for what we know. The participants were introduced to the contest environment and also what they can use and what they can’t. The instructions were clear and complete. 2 hours of warm up practice was over.
Then we took our luggage and boarded the bus to Shearas Hall for accommodation. We were handed the access key cards by Dr Steven Halim who also escorted us to our rooms, it was an amazing experience, the RCD himself is amazing guy, I describe him in a few words: dedicated, amazing person.
Then it was the time for dinner, we went down the street and start looking for Halal food restaurant we found Al aman restaurant, we dined there and had an amazing dinner. Then we were tired enough, we headed back to Shearas Hall and took a shower and then slept.
E02: Day Two in Singapore
On 10 December 2015 at 7:30 am:
We wake up around 7:30 am in the morning, our ambassador was waiting for us in the Shearas lobby. We headed to the NUS school of computing and there we had our breakfast.
After that, the contestants headed to the contest floor. At 9:00 am sharp the contest starts, the coaches view was amazing, the first 20 min everybody was rushing to solve a problem.
After that, we had coaches’ session with other coaches and Dr Steven gave his input on some ACM ICPC matters. After that, they have prepared live youtube video for problems analysis.
After that, the contest was over, the contestant headed to the lunch hall and had their lunch.
|Waiting for the bus to arrive after the contest|