I accompanied my postdoc and postgraduate students on a trip to Padang, Indonesia, for the UTM Global Outreach Program. On 11 September 2013, I delivered a general lecture on research and scientific publications to postgraduate students of Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP). This lecture was also attended by Prof. Dr. Agus Irianto (academic provost of UNP) Prof. Dr. Syukri Arief (Universitas Andalas) and Dr. Syukri Drajat (Universitas Andalas). During this visit, we discussed the possible research collaboration between UTM, UNP, and Universitas Andalas. I want to thank Dr. Jon Efendi (chemistry lecturer of UNP and former lecturer of UTM) who have organized this lecture. We visited some beautiful places in Padang, Padang Panjang, Bukittinggi, and Payakumbuh as well.