Archive for December, 2009

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!