In any field of study, deriving inspiration and ideas from one’s surroundings or environment is vital. None is this more true than in the field of Architecture. With this in mind, 24 Diploma in Architecture students from ALFA embarked on a five-day, four-night study trip to Johor Bahru and Singapore last year. They were accompanied by four lecturers who were led by Head of ALFA’s School of Architecture, En. Azrin Abu Seman.

The objective of this study trip was to allow students to explore and observe city areas, with a particular focus on urban planning and architecture. Among the notable places visited by the group were Danga Bay in Johor Bahru and Marina Bay in Singapore. Upon returning from the trip, the students decided to put into practice what they have learnt by mooting the idea of building a model for their course project. For this, they came up with a ‘Site Model and New Master Plan Proposal for Urban Studies’ featuring Danga Bay (pic).

Overall, the group’s study trip to the southern tip of the country and across the Causeway was as fruitful as it was enjoyable. Such trips and site analyses are part and parcel of the ‘ALFA experience’, one that is synonymous with the college’s philosophy to constantly “Inspire, Innovate and Impact”.