Friday, 31 October 2014
Day 5 Tiny Tunnel (Joshua Chua)
Today we went to Cu Chi Tunnel and Wildlife Reserve. Cu Chi tunnel was a place where Vietnam defended from the USA. It was a peaceful village until the US came, then the normally calm and hardworking farmers had to go to war.They had used bomb shells to come up with simple and ingenious traps, where many soldiers were delayed through the traps.They had dug many Kilometres of tunnels by hand in about 20 years, a spectacular feat and how they also planned for the size of the US soldiers with was amazing. The Wildlife reserve was a place where illegally captured animals were housed. They were confiscated from personal collectors and restaurants .They were captured from the Vietnam forests using dangerous traps that often injure and hurt the animals. man of these animals are now endangered because they are hunted for their meat, fur, skin and their bones, which was believed to have vast health benefits, which have not been scientifically proven. these animals often have diseases and can never have freedom ever again. This has taught me that in a war, it is never as simple as just spamming the bullets and have to often plan and suffer in hiding to.