The 1st of May, 2014, SWEPA ladies and friends led by Head of Social Committee, Ms. Teoh See See winged our way to Taipei on a Taiwan Social Study Tour. Our main objective was to gain a deeper insight into the roles and functions of the places we had planned to visit. Vanung University was our first port of call and our first official visit. We were accorded a warm welcome by the Dean of the College of Tourism and Hospitality, Dr. Rong-Tsu Wang and the Malaysian students studying at the University. Vanung University has four colleges, namely, the College of Engineering and Electronic Information, College of Management, College of Tourism and Hospitality and the College of Design. It also gives annual scholarships to Malaysians of Chinese ethnicity to further their education at tertiary level. We visited the different departments in the College of Tourism and Hospitality and saw firsthand the emphasis they placed on practical training. Excellent facilities such as the set up of an actual airlines office and the interior of an airplane cabin ensured that the students would be well-trained and hence highly marketable upon graduation. Another instance was the replica of a hotel, complete with a reception foyer, furnished ensuite bedrooms and suites so that hotel management students would be well-qualified to seek careers in the hotel industry. This university has received the highest MOE teaching excellence award in the Greater Tao yuan area.