Background to YEAFEO
YEAFEO was formed on November 9, 1993 in
To be a dynamic and progressive organisation that leads to the development of young engineers in the ASEAN region.
• To promote understanding, goodwill and co-operation among young engineers;
• To promote and exchange ideas, concerns and experiences; and
• To support the purposes and objectives of the AFEO
Date: 24th November -1st December 2007
Hong Kong (Guest)
Mabuhay (Helo in Tagalog)
Led by our head of delegation, Engr. Yau Chau Fong, who is also the Chairperson of Graduate & Student Section – The Young Engineers Section of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM G&S-YES), the Malaysia’s delegation consisting of 15 young engineers and students embarked on a one week trip to attend Young Engineers of ASEAN Federation of Engineering (YEAFEO) in Cebu, Philippines. It was the biggest ever YEAFEO delegation. The delegation was made even sweeter with the participation of 2 delegates from the IEM G&S-YES Penang Branch.
24th November 2007 (Saturday)
The delegation departed to
25th November 2007 (Sunday)
After nearly 4 hours of flight, our plane finally touched down at the
After putting our luggage and having our breakfast in one of a local restaurant, we started our exploration tour in
At night we were treated by Young Engineers Philippines for dinner.Nice Restaurant recommended by our Filipino friends, famous for grilled food
One day stopover in Manila was really not enough for us to fully experience the culture of this capital city of Philippines, but we are satisfied for what we had seen and experienced here so far.
26th November 2007 (Monday)
We depart straight from our hotel to the airport for our domestic flight to
At night, we had our dinner at a local Filipino restaurant serving the Filipino local food. Young engineers from
27th November 2007 (Tuesday)
Today marked the beginning of the YEAFEO conference officially. The day kicked off with the YEAFEO Board Meeting, chaired by the host country,
The outcome of the YEAFEO 14 Council Board Meeting was as follows:
ASEAN Young Engineers Register (AER-YE)
Members agreed that some issues on privileges, certification, title to be given and processing fees are to be tabled in the AFEO Board Meeting for their concern.
Members agreed unanimously on the free registration for the AER-YE.
Proposal on setting up of ESAFEO
In the afternoon, the session continues with the official country presentation by all countries including the non-ASEAN countries. Our country presentation was presented by Engr. Yau Chau Fong and once again the Malaysian took the stage by producing another splendid multimedia in introducing the IEM G&S-YES’s activities
All Delegates from Different Countries
Fantastic Performance by Filipino
28th November 2007 (Wednesday)
In the afternoon, the YEAFEO delegates were taken off via taxis by the YEP for some shopping at SM Mall, Cebu. We were brought to taste and purchase some local souvenirs to be brought back to
At night, the Philippines Young Engineers (YEP) organized a fellowship for all the young delegates at a restaurant. All the young delegates attended this event till we needed to combine all the tables together to form one long table.. It looked like a global village where everybody shared their views from different the various countries. What was truly unforgettable and memorable during the dinner was the song we sang together during the dinner. Each delegates is suppose to render out their country’s folk song and others supported by clapping when they sing. Friendship bonding were fostered and strengthened.
Singing own country's song happily
Famous pose in Philippines...haha
29th November 2007 (Thursday)
Today’s program was not that formal which we were brought to a technical tour at our own choice ranging from visit to shipbuilding facility, San Miguel Brewery tour or South Countryside discovery. All the young delegates joined the same program, which was the visit to shipbuilding facility.
The journey to the shipbuilding facility took about 2 hours. Most of the distance was up and down on a mountain, that’s where we could see the pretty scenic view of countryside. Seen from a distance, the Tsuneishi shipyard is an impressive sight. Even more impressive is that the shipyard – a joint venture between Tsuneishi of Japan and Aboitiz of Cebu — is located in Balamban,
Time really flew. The night was then the closing dinner and time to bade farewell to the conference. Most of the young delegates dressed in their national costume to this culture dinner, reflecting the diverse culture we had in ASEAN region. The dinner was lightened up with the usual ending country performance. It was great to watch all the ten countries cultural performance in one avenue and the
Miss you guys!!
30th November 2007 (Friday)
The conference is over. However, the trip is far from over. We had half day to tour around Cebu since our flight to
Farewell at Cebu Airport
1st December 2007 (Saturday)It was our last day for this trip.. So today we tried to ride on the modern MRT system of
In the evening, it’s time for us to leave this bustling city. Even right before we went in the immigration checkpoint, we had our last dinner with our Filipino friends from YEP in the airport to say good bye to them. Although hospitality and friendliness of them made us really reluctant to leave, but looking at our watch it was already half an hour before the boarding time, at last a hug and a kiss said it all.
Till we meet again in
The trip has definitely broaden the perception of engineering education and the role of engineers can play in this globalized world. The trip also exposes the delegates to experiences beyond the confines of the classrooms or work and makes us more understand the phenomenon of ASEAN engineering and challenges that ASEAN would face tomorrow in the pursuit of excellence in this engineering world.So we urge Young Engineers to join us in the coming YEAFEO in the near future…a journey and experience that will never leave your memories forever.