We, together with 5 other Malaysia teams were gathered at the Sasbadi headquarters in Kota Damansara before heading to KLIA. After a final presentation to one of the Sasbadi trainer, we continued packing. We left around 7pm and arrived at the airport 1 hour later. Next, we preceded all the check in procedures and we took a meal at the Mc Donald. Finally we lift off at about 11.45pm.
6th November (Friday)
After 6 hours flight, we have finally reached the Icheon Korea Airport. We passed through the Korean Immigration and took some time for photo session. We boarded the bus around 9am (Korea time), and we were entertained by a Korea tourist guide, Jade. After another 4-5 hours of journey, we’re reached Pohang and we had a delightful lunch at the Duo Bin restaurant. They served Korea delicacies and they taste awesome. We were taken to POSTECH, our competition arena for registration then we left for our hotel, the Philos Hotel. It was around 6pm when we reached the hotel. After our dinner which is in buffet style, we went back to our rooms and rehearsed our presentation a few times before turning in.
7th November (Saturday)
After the breakfast, we left the hotel to POSTECH at about 7.30 am by the same bus. We started setting up our booth and assembling the robot once we had unloaded everything from the bus into the arena. With our team spirit, we managed to complete the setting on time. The robot was tested a few times before judging, and Mr Law came up with more suggestions for improvements of our presentation. Fortunately, the demonstration while judging was almost perfect and judges were quite impressed on our robot. 3 of us went to visit other’s booth right after judging. Before we leave the gymnasium back to our hotel, we cleared up our booth. The Welcome Party was carried out in the hotel and we had an enjoyable dinner. We managed to walk around outside the hotel however it was short.