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Change in venue, Astrobash @ Avillion Port Dickson

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Dear all,

There has been a sudden change of plans for Astrobash XXVI. Our resort for has been changed to Avillion Port Dickson due to insufficient rooms in the previous resort. We also regret to inform that there will be a price increase of $10, with $205 for NUSAS members and Ex-Astrobashers and $215 for the rest. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Sign up are still available here


NUS Astronomical Society

Astrobash XXIV – Important Information

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Hi Astrobashers!

Firstly, let’s celebrate the end of the exams! I hope everyone has finished, including the people from SMU who are coming for this trip itself.

Secondly, there are many important updates.

1) Itinerary
Attached is the itinerary of the trip itself. Please have a look at it, and that the meeting time on Monday 14th December itself will be 12 pm at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

2) Safety Briefing
A safety briefing meeting will be held at on 10th December, Thursday, 6.30 pm at Science Faculty, S16-04-36 (Venue Tentatively Confirmed). Please be reminded that we will also collect the forms (indemnity/swimming declaration) from all participants. If you are unable to attend the briefing, the forms will be collected when we meet for the trip itself, and the slides for the briefing will be sent out to you.

3) Indemnity forms
Please sign and return the indemnity forms attached to this email during the safety briefing. There are two forms, namely the Swimming Declaration Form and Consent and Indemnity Form. Do take note of the different portions of the form (Namely Under 21 and 21 and Above)

Consent and Indemnity FormSwimming and Declaration Form

4) Packing List
This packing list will serve as a rough gauge of what essentials to bring.

5) Currency
Generally, SGD is accepted in the Northern part of Bintan, but there might be cases where trading can only be done in Indonesian Ruppiah. As a guideline, please bring at least $100 SGD and > 30 SGD worth of Ruppiah just to be safe, subjected to personal spending habits. Do take note of the packing list for further information on what you might be expected to spend on.

6) Further updates
There will be more email and sms updates which will contain information such as the map for the meeting up point closer to the trip itself.


If you have any questions, do note that I will be away till Tuesday itself, so do contact my other exco members like Weiding  @ 90550618 (Sunday & Tue) at and Jiawei @ 96835650(Monday & Tue).  Otherwise, feel free to contact me on any other day if you have any questions @ 96361250

We look forward to see you all for the safety briefing on Thursday. A reminder sms will go out on Wednesday.

Steve Teo
Vice-President & Astrobash Director

Astrobash XXIV Details – Itinerary

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Hi Everyone!

Astrobash XXIV is drawing nearer! To help you better plan your travel and personal schedule, here is the itinerary for your reference.

14 Dec

1200 Meet up at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

1230 Check-in at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

1400 Departure from TMFT via Ferry

1500 Arrival at Bintan Island – clear immigration and board Coach Transfer Bintan Ferry Terminal

1545 Check-in to Nirwana Beach Club Resort

1600 Free and easy

1900 Dinner

2000 Briefing for stargazing sessions

2030 Stargazing Resort beach

15 Dec

0800 – 1130 Breakfast + Free and easy Resort

1130 Free and easy

2000 Stargazing

16 Dec

0800 – 1130 Breakfast + Free and easy Resort

1130 Check out + lunch + Phototaking

1300 Transfer from hotel to ferry terminal. ** To confirm coach departure time from Resort to Terminal with receptionist again upon-check in

1500 Ferry Departure from Bintan Island

1655 Arrival at Singapore; end of trip at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

If you have any questions, please feel free to call/sms me at 96361250.




Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Exams are finally over! We can all look forward to enjoying the AstroBash trip now!

More updates will be coming soon, so do please keep a lookout on this page. In particular, we will have a pre-trip briefing next week, to tell you what you can look forward to for AstroBash!

Signups has closed!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Hi All, Signups have closed!

Thanks for your support, we are in the midst of contacting all participants, and those in the waiting list, will have to wait. We will inform you in due time if there are no more places.

Additional 20 Slots Available

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Hi All,

Great news, we managed to get additional slots for the participants. However, it was initially over-subscribed. Nevertheless I encourage all those who hasn’t signed up to sign up immediately in the case where there is a sudden vacancy for the trip.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Waiting List Opened [20 More Slots in Consideration of being Opened Up]

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Hi all,

Due to the over-popularity of this trip, we regret to inform you that whoever signs up now will be put on the waiting list, until we have confirmed that we can accommodate more people. Rest assured not, we will try to accommodate all who signed up, as we have plans to open up 20 additional slots. Please register ASAP if you haven’t done so already.

More AB Updates

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Hi all.

Currently we have very few available slots left. Please sign up if you really wish to go.

We regret to inform that everyone that if there are no more slots available, you will be put on the waiting list, but we will try our best to open up more slots. Please keep yourself available, as we will be contacting all prospective participants soon.

Thanks for your support!

Update and Clarifications

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Hi Everyone,

Just to inform today is the last day of NUSAS’s Astrobash Booth at Central Library. Registrations will proceed to next Friday, 9th October on a first-come-first-serve basis. Right now, about 3/4 of the total slots have been taken up. We might decide to open up additional slots subjected to availability.

Just to clarify that the rooms rates are based on a double sharing basis. If you are going alone, we will pair you up with a person of the same gender. If you can going with a friend, you can choose to pair up with your friend regardless of gender, just put it under our request so we can process it later.

If there is any other questions, please do sms me at or call me at 96361250 for additional information.

Hurry up! Do not miss this chance 🙂

AstroBash XXIV Booth

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

NUSAS will be holding a booth at the Central Library Walkway for the publicity of AstroBash XXIV.

Date: Tue, 29th Sept – Thur 1st Oct 2009
Time: 10am – 6pm
Place: Central Library Walkway

We’ll be there to answer your queries if you have any.

See you there!

You may register for AstroBash XXIV here.