Social Program

Welcome reception
The welcome reception will be on Sunday, June 28, 18:30hr - 20:30hr at the Siloso Beach area of the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. In case of rain we will indicate an alternative location by signage at the venue.

Conference dinner
The conference dinner is planned for the evening of Thursday, July 2, 19:00hr at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Bus transfer departs at 18:15hr at the lobby of the Rasa Sentosa Resort.

We are offering three organised excursions on the Wednesday, July 1 afternoon, 14:00hr-18:00hr.
Sign up is on a first-come first-serve basis, opening with the conference registration.

All tours will begin with a bus transfer at 14:00hr from the conference venue to the first tour stop and will end with a bus transfer at 18:00hr from the tour end destination to the public talk venue.

* The tour fees cover bus transfer and most entry fees (optional extras are listed in the tour descriptions). Tour stops may be shuffled in the event of heavy rain.

  Tour A - SGD $60.00  

Singapore National Museum / Singapore Botanic Garden and National Orchid Gardens
Explore Singapore's rich cultural and political history at the country's oldest national museum, then immerse yourself in its natural history at the world-renowned Singapore Botanic Gardens. You can see plentiful orchids in bloom or follow a boardwalk through towering rainforest.

  Tour B - SGD $40.00  

Asian Civilisations Museum and Gardens by the Bay
You will start at the Asian Civilizations Museum, housing a stunning collection of artefacts from around the region. A short walk over Singapore's river towards the central business district will bring you to see Singapore's iconic Merlion fountain. An optional bus transfer will run to Gardens by the Bay, a spectacular park featuring man-made 'supertrees'. For the park's domes, sky bridge and sky park, tickets must be purchased separately.

  Tour C - SGD $30.00  

Mount Faber / Temples
After visiting Singapore's Mount Faber for a birds-eye view over jungle to sea, this tour will take you to some of Singapore's many temples and through its ethnic districts. First stop will be Thian Hock Keng , a Hokkien temple. Next up is Chinatown, where a short walk brings you past the Masjid Jamae, Sri Mariamman, Singapore's oldest Hindu temple, and the Buddha Relic temple, showcasing how Singapore is a melting pot of peoples. From there we will head by bus to Kampong Glam, Singapore's Arab Quarter, where you can visit Masjid Sultan.

Image credit: Alessandro Cere, CQT, National University of Singapore

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