Friday, April 10, 2009

Travel The World

10 April 2009 (14 Rabiulakhir 1430)

Join the Navy and see the world! The famous words I used to hear from the mouth of many travellers during my younger days. I think there is truth in the saying, though many may differ. The next best way to travel the world is perhap the traditional way - by sea. How do I do that? Well, I am not talking about the Azhar Mansor type but a combination of work and travel - Merchant ship. There is a chance to do this even after my retirement. First I must register myself as a Seaman under Marine departmen, Ministry of Transport. With this I can enrol to attend modular courses to obtain the Standard of Watchkeeping, Training and Certificate 95 (SWTC 95). I wish to attend this course with PELITA AKADEMI SDN BHD, Kuala Kubu Bahru. One can also apply to take this course in other countries. Second, appilication to work with shipping companies. Easy? NO. There are various stages of the SWTC categories and its time consuming but not impossible if you really want to do. Nah! Another option to travel the world isn't it?