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AstroBash XXII Pictures

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Hi everyone,

Here are the pictures from Astrobash XXII (credits to Kuan Khoon!). Please download them from the below links:

Once again we thank you for your participation and wish you all the best for the new year!

See you again in AstroBash XXIII !

AB XXII Feedback

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Dear all,

I hope everyone had a great and enjoyable time at ABXXII! To help us in the organization of future Astrobash trips, it would be much appreciated if you could spare a few minutes to give us your valuable feedback.

Survey link:

On behalf of the ABXXII committee I thank everyone for your participation and we look forward in seeing you at our next Astrobash!

Thank you for joining AstroBash!

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

On behalf of the organising committee of AstroBash XXII, we thank you for participating in our trip. We hope you’ve had fun!

Photos of AstroBash XXII will be up shortly, and a link will be posted here for you to download if you wish.

See you again in AstroBash XXIII next May!

Briefing Details

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Thank you for attending today’s briefing. For those who missed the briefing, here’s a recap of the important points for you to take note of,

Departure & Arrival info:

Departure – 17th Dec: Meeting time: 9am Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. A guide for those unsure of how to get to the Terminal,

  • By Bus
    Take SBS Service No. 35 from Bedok Interchange (via Tanah Merah Interchange). Buses arrive at intervals of approximately 15 minutes and the bus journey takes 20 minutes on average.
  • By Car
    From the East Coast Parkway Expressway, take Exit 2A and look out for Tanah Merah Ferry Road, which is located next to the Safra Resort.
  • By Taxi
    The taxi stand is located outside TMFT Arrival Hall.

Arrival back in Singapore
19th Dec: Arrival time: around 4.30pm (Singapore time)

Things to bring

  • Packing list (Download Here)
  • Bring along a copy of your passport
  • For those who require visa, you are reminded to bring USD$10 and a passport size photo
  • IMPORTANT: For those who have not handed in the indemnity forms, please remember to bring them. Sad to say, no indemnity forms = no trip.


Hotel: In case of emergency, evacuate via hotel transportation to hospital

Daytime activities: Participants intending to leave the resort are required to inform the committee in advance.

Water activities: To ensure the safety of all, participants are required to go in pairs

Night observation: Participants to wear comfortable footwear and are required to carry torches

Contact Numbers

Jay: 93374282
Steve(Singapore safety contact): 96361250
Batam View Beach Resort: +62 778761740

That’s about it! If you have any queries, please feel free to drop me a mail 🙂

Reminder: Pre-Trip Briefing

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Hi guys,

Please remember our Pre-Trip Briefing. Here are the details of place and time in case you have forgotten!

12 December 2008
6.30pm 2-4pm (Sorry for the mistake!)
at NUS, Yusof Ishak House, Students Society Area (2nd floor)

Remember to bring your signed indemnity form to the briefing!

Pre-Trip Briefing, Indemnity Form

Friday, December 5th, 2008

In order to give you more information about AstroBash, we will be holding a pre-trip briefing for all AstroBash participants on:

12 December 2008
6.30pm 2-4pm (Sorry for the mistake!)
at NUS, Yusof Ishak House, Students Society Area (2nd floor)

Please also download and print a copy of the AB XXII Consent and Indemnity Form, sign it, and give it to us during the Pre-Trip briefing.

For non-NUS participants, if you’re unsure of the place, please refer to the NUS Campus Map to find the place. If you are still unsure, you may contact us for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the briefing!

Announcement: Free Insurance!

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Welcome back from the examinations!

We’re happy to announce that we have managed to get free insurance for all AstroBash XXII participants!

All participants are now covered with a basic group policy insurance. If you feel that this may be inadequate, please approach us to buy the upgraded insurance!

Good luck for exams!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

It’s near the exams, and everyone’s busy finishing their projects and preparing for exams.

Good luck for your projects and exams!

Important Information

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Payment Details
We understand that some of you are not able to make payment by 17th Oct and we have extended our payment deadline from 17th Oct to 24th Oct. It is appreciated if you can make your payment by 24th October 12pm so as to facilitate our liaison with the tour agency. We regret to inform that late payment will result in the opening up of seats to the waiting list.


Visa (Only for non-Singaporeans)
Non-Singaporeans are required to pay an additional USD$ 10.00 for the Indonesian Visa. For further information on visa purpose you can check out the following website: Batam Travel Info


Upgrading of rooms to deluxe
Please pay an additional SGD $25.00 if you are interested to upgrade your room to twin deluxe. Hence you have to obtain the approval of your partner for the upgrading of rooms.


Extension of stay
Kindly inform us if you are interested in lengthening your stay in Batam so that we are able to make the necessary arrangements and inform you of any additional charges.


If you are bringing any telescopes with do state “yes” in the equipment column. Then in your mail please mention the detailed information about the telescope which includes the name of manufacturer, model and (serial number if possible) of the equipment, including eyepieces, diagonals etc.


The payment for insurance is optional but is strongly recommended. The travel insurance is SGD$ 3.75 and SGD$15 for below 21 years old and above 21 years old respectively. If you wish to pay for the insurance of underwater activities then the total cost is SGD$ 4.70 for those below 21 and SGD$ 18.75 for those above 21.

Update of particulars

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Dear all,

We have sent an email with an attached file for you to fill in, so that we can record your particulars for this trip. Please send the file back to us by 21 October 2008. Thank you!