Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao Visits Focus Adventure

Timor Leste’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao visits
FOCUS Adventure’s Adventure Learning Site in Sembawang


Timor Leste’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao dedicated a two-hour visit to FOCUS Adventure Sembawang as part of his itinerary on a visit to Singapore on 13th July 2009.


The 3-hectares site nestled in Sembawang is dedicated specifically to adventure-based learning, for both corporate teambuilding and youth development programmes.The venue which used to be a Prison Staff Training School, retains a quaint and mostly untouched old world charm.

As part of his tour of FOCUS Adventure’s Sembawang site, PM Gusmao witnessed an actual corporate teambuilding programme in action. Participants from A*Star Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology were pleasantly surprised by PM Gusmao’s unannounced visit.


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Besides exploring the facilities and viewing professionally facilitated activities at the adventure site, PM Gusmao also had a first-hand experience at Laser Combat, where state-of-the-art equipments such as infrared emitting guns with sensor detection fields are utilized as part of a teambuilding programme to drive key themes such as leadership development, cooperation and team strategy.


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This visit to FOCUS Adventure’s site is part of an ongoing collaborative development between FOCUS Adventure, Singapore and the Government of Timor Leste, to embark on a USD 1.9million integrated adventure learning site in the capital of Timor Leste, Dili, with the purpose of facilitating Timor Leste’s Nation Building process and Youth Leadership Development.