Archive for March, 2011

Payment and adminstrative details

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Hi all,

This is Jia Wei from NUSAS AstroBash XXVII, once again,
thanks for signing up with AstroBash XXVII, we will now be confirming the slots
as well as payment for the trip. Please take some time to read through the post.

PS: For those wishing to withdraw, you can stop reading here
and let me know asap. Thanks!


Payment can be made via iBanking to the following account. The price is SGD
$230 for NUSAS members as well as Ex-Astrobashers. Non members have to pay SGD

DBS Savings 106-5-004953 Ang Shearn Shaun

When paying, please send an SMS stating your name (or people you are paying
for) along with the transfer reference number to 97429324 (Shaun’s Hp). For
those using an ATM machine, do send us the time at which you did the

For those wishing to make payment by cash, we will be
setting up a booth along CBLC Walkway
(outside Central Library, 4th Floor) on the Mon 21st and
Tues 22nd March from 10am to 6pm
. NUSAS members can make payment
on the Friday Session, 25th March.

Please make all payment by 25th March (Week 10).  Receipts can be collected if needed.

Do note that we cannot guarantee a full refund after payment
is made and will be settled in a case by case basis.

Adminstrative Details

As AstroBash XXVII is a student activity; we are
required to adhere to some safety regulations in order to receive the blessings
of NUS Office of Student’s Affairs.

1. Insurance will be purchased for all participants, more
information of the plan can be found here:
(Core Plan,Asia, 4 Days)

For this, we will be collecting an extra $10 from the
participants as stated above. Sorry for the late notification.


2. Next of Kin particulars
Kindly take sometime to fill up this Next-Of-Kin form. Do fill in this form
asap by 25th March. (You will need to refer to your passport for
this, sorry for not requesting this earlier)

Participants from the previous AstroBash trip at Port
Dickson can skip this step. (Do email me your passport date of issue though)


3. Indemnity forms and Swimming Declaration

The forms have been sent to your email. Please fill them up and submit
to us at our booth @ CBLC Walkway
(outside Central Library, 4th Floor) on the Mon 21st and
Tues 22nd March from 10am to 6pm)
. We have prepared a few forms
at the booth, those above 21 are free to come down and sign+submit on the spot.

For those that are unable to hand it to us personally, you can
either scan and email it to us or drop me an SMS at 96835650 to arrange a

Final details
For those that registered for AstroBash alone, we will be pairing you with
another participant as the rooms are twin-sharing. I will send out the rooming
arrangements once everything is finalized.

Alright, that’s all for now, so once again thanks for your
time, we hope to see you soon.

Jia Wei
NUS Astronomical Society

Frequently Asked Questions

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011


How big is the group going to Pulau Tioman?
We are expecting around 40 pax, its kind of a small group and just big enough to fully occupy a single coach.

When is the deadline for signing up?
There is no exact deadline, but once our quota of 40 pax is filled, we will stop accepting sign ups. We will update the website accordingly and inform any participants that are placed in a waiting list

Can I have a triple-sharing room instead of twin-sharing?
This is yet to be confirmed, there might be a possibility of grouping two odd groups together since as for now, all rooms booked are twin-sharing.

Can non-NUS students join us?
Yes they can.

When are we leaving/coming back?
Expect to leave Singapore early morning on the 10th May and return around 7-8pm at night on the 13th May. The trip to Pulau Tioman takes roughly 5-6 hours

What is the itinerary like?
During the day, it is basically free and easy. Taxi boats are the main way of getting around the island and there are plenty of outdoor/beach activities available in Tioman, snorkelling/scuba diving being one of the most popular.
As for the night, the society will set up an observation site (with an 8inch and 6inch telescope) at the beach and will be there till as late as possible.  Participants are free to join us whenever they wish. (Though we will usually be there from 9pm to 3am++)

How are the administrative/payment details settled?
Most of the stuff is settled online. Once the participants are confirmed, we will be sending the necessary procedures to the email. Payment can be done through iBanking into our account, though cash payment is available via meeting in NUS.
Administrative details include Next-of-kin details, Indemnity form and Swimming Declaration forms and will be emailed shortly. We will need to collect the forms and details before the trip.
There will also a briefing on the last day of the exams, around 6th May, though that is also optional. (slides and necessary info will be emailed)

When is the latest I can confirm my place and what is the refund policy?
We will be collecting payment during Week 10 and will not be able to guarantee a full refund after Week 11. Any withdrawal will be handled in a case by case basis. You can however, feel free to exchange/replace your slots with someone else.

Final notes?

As imposed by the NUS Office of Student Affairs, insurance must be purchased by all participants going for an overseas event. The insurance should cost around SGD$10 and details will be updated once confirmed.


Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Hi everyone!

NUS Astronomical Society is once again organising our biannual overseas stargazing trip. This time round, we are heading back to Pulau Tioman, a small island located off the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia.(takes roughly 4-5 hours to reach by road followed by a short ferry transfer)

The trip will be a 4D3N stay, priced at $220 for NUSAS members and ex-astrobashers and we will be staying at a newly set up resort, Tanoshi Resort Mukut (located at the very south of the island, near the twin peaks of the Dragon Horn)

Registration for NUS AstroBash XXVII is available here

We will also be setting up our booth alongside Central Library Walkway from Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th March so feel to approach us for any enquiries.