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    Default NORTH KOREA - A Land in a Time Capsule

    This is a rare opportunity to photograph and understand North Korea.

    ClubSNAP is calling out to interested photographers with an open and curious mind who are keen on joining several Mods in this adventure.

    ALL enquiries and liason will be administered by MYSELF .... During the TRIP itself ... Aram Pan who have shared with the WORLD , the OTHER side of North Korea will be leading this merry group of photographers

    Trip is from 29 May (2200hrs check in) until 6 June (2250hrs touch down Singapore

    7 (SEVEN) FULL days of shooting
    )

    Open to CLUBSNAP members who are holders of SINGAPORE and MALAYSIA PASSPORTS ONLY

    This trip is catered for PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS ONLY PLEASE ..... no GFs, BFs, wives or other tag-along carafares please


    16 pax or more
    Twin Sharing :SG$2299
    Single: SG$2599
    Taxes + Surcharges: SG$470
    Tips for local guides and drivers: SG$50 per pax


    10 to 15pax
    Twin:SG$2549
    Single: SG$2849
    Taxes + Surcharges: SG$470
    Tips for local guides and drivers: SG$50

    WHAT is included in the price

    - All flights from Singapore to Beijing to Pyongyang return
    - Local land transport and transfers through the entire trip
    - All nights' accommodations
    - All meals (ex-alcoholic beverages)

    Taxes and surcharges of S$470 including Visa applications

    Itinerary is stable BUT is subject to change due to prevailing weather conditions and availability of
    locations.

    Should time permit, additional locations and stops will be added on ad hoc basis






    Day 0
    (Friday 29th May 2015)

    Meet at Changi Airport .... check-in for Singapore Airlines flight: Singapore to Beijing

    Day 1
    (Saturday 30th May 2015)

    • Depart Singapore SQ800 at 0055hrs
    • Arrive Beijing 0705hrs
    • Depart Beijing 1305hrs for Pyongyang
    • Arrive Pyongyang @ 1605 hrs
    • Check-‐in to either Yanggakdo or Koryo Hotel
    • Dinner at hotel 1730hrs
    • Finish Dinner at 1830hrs
    • Proceed to Tower of Juche Idea for sunset photography over the city. End of Day after sunset shoot



    Day 2
    (Sunday 31th May 2015)
    Monuments and their history

    • Breakfast 0630hrs.
    Assemble in the lobby at 0730hrs.
    • Walk from Mansudae fountain park to Mansudae Grand Monument
    (group photo here), Cholima Statue, proceed to the Grand People’s Library for tour
    Photograph a grand, panoramic photo of the Kim Il-‐sung Square from balcony of Library
    - Visit Changchun Catholic CHurch
    - Visit the Workers' Party Monument, one of Pyongyang's most iconic monuments
    - Lunch at Italian restaurant for Pizza and Pasta
    - After lunch, visit the Korean Peoples' Army (KPA) Arms Museum or the Victorious Fatherland Museum.
    - Visit Children's Palace for performance by North Korean children
    - Dinner on a floating restaurant while doing sunset shoot over the river



    Day 3
    (Monday 1 June 2015)

    Road Trip begins
    Breakfast 0630hrs
    Check out and depart 0730hrs
    - Depart for Tomb of king Tong Myong via the Pyongyang Wonsan Highway. This tomb is a UNESCO Heritage Site rarely visited by foreigners
    - Visit and shoot at Chongrung Buddhist Temple nearby
    - Sinpyong Resthouse for rest and toilet break before long drive to next destination
    - Shooting North Korean countryside landscapes and scenes along the way
    - Lunch at Wonsan
    - Visit Wonsan Lighthouse after lunch and panoramic shoot of the town of Wonsan
    - Check-in at Kumgangsan Hotel or Oei Kumgang Hotel
    - Dinner in Hotel. Chill out and relax with a few beers on the Hotel deck after dinner



    Day 4
    (Tuesday 2 June 2015)

    Hiking Day
    - Mount Kumgang. Hike up the mountain to shoot North Korean nature and landscapes
    - Korean BBQ Lunch along the way
    - Visit Samilpo Lake and cross the suspension bridge for more photo opportunities
    - Dinner and evening R&R back at the hotel

    Day 5
    (Wednesday 3 June 2015)

    Back on the Road
    Breakfast 0630hrs. Depart at 0730hrs
    - Visit Masikryong ski area resort and lunch
    - Arch of Reunification area for photoshoot
    - Dinner back in Pyongyang along Kwangbok Street (Hot Pot)
    - Shoot along Changjong street for street and architectural photography

    Day 6
    (Thursday 4 June 2015)

    Border area and Farms
    - Breakfast 0630hrs. Depart 0730hrs
    - Depart for Panmunjom Joint Security Area for photo shoot
    - Lunch at Kaesong Restaurant (dog meat optional)
    - Visit Koryo Museum. Stop at souvenir shop
    - Visit Sariwon farm for farm visit and a visit to a farmer's home
    - Return to Pyongyang for dinner and R&R for evening



    Day 7
    (Friday 5 June 2015)

    Up Close and Personal with the Locals
    - Breakfast 0700hrs. Depart at 0800hrs
    - Visit Arch of Triumph and Cemetary for War Heroes
    - Visit and ride Pyongyang's Underground Metro subway system
    - Tram ride around Pyongyang
    - Visit to shooting range to test fire North Korean weaponry
    - Visit a local bowling alley for a game or 2. People watching and shoting
    - Visit a local Amusement park in the evening for more interactions with locals
    - Farewell Dinner

    Day 8
    (Saturday 6 June 2015)

    Departure and goodbyes
    - Breakfast at 0600. Depart for airport 0700hrs
    - Depart Pyongyang for Beijing 0850hrs
    - Arrive Beijing 0950hrs
    - Depart Beijing for Singapore 1635hrs
    - Arrive Singapore 2255hrs
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    Default Re: NORTH KOREA - A Land in a Time Capsule

    PM me and advise the following information if you are interest in joining and for more information on how to sign up

    If the group is less than 16 pax (15 or less) then pay that category's price
    If the group is more than 16 pax or more , then pay that category's price

    Currently there are already 4-5 CS'ers who have signed up for this trip.
    Mostly very seasoned photographers and Mods with great smiling happy personalities

    If you are keen on joining this trip please PM me with the following information:
    - Your Nickname in Clubsnap
    - FULL Name as in Passport
    - Mobile phone number
    - EMAIL Address




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    Default Re: NORTH KOREA - A Land in a Time Capsule

    PLEASE leAve your political opinions and biases outside of this thread thank you



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    Thanks for the PMs

    Reminder I need the following info

    FULL name as in your passport
    Mobile number
    Email

    This will allow me to get a group email AND a WhatsApp chat group going to disseminate info

    Thanks we're about 7 pax now
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    Emails sent

    ONE more slot to hit 16 pax
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    Default Re: NORTH KOREA - A Land in a Time Capsule

    Hi everyone

    Please check your email regarding next friday's meeting at Funan IT Mall

    Thank you
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    During the meeting We'll be :

    1 briefing about the trip do's n dont's + what to bring n what NOT to bring to NK

    2. Collection of the S$519 deposit

    3 . Bring a Photicopy of your passport And TWO Color Passport Sized Photos for Distribution n completion of the North Korean visa application forms that evening Thanks all see u next Friday evening
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    Been getting some enquiries about payment of the s$519 deposit ("Can I pay everything one shot in March/April ?")

    I am sorry, that is not possible

    Departure is end May and next weekend is 1 Feb already so time is quite tight for visa application and booking of flights.

    If I pre-pay for your flight and other costs .... and you back out at the last minute before paying any deposit......? I will have a giant headache on my hands ha ha.... so hope for your understanding.

    So yes in short, if deposit not collected by next fri evening I'll proceed with those who have paid the deposit

    Clubsnap is making this a non-profit trip so we're under no pressure to collect maximum number of participants .... Once we have 10 at least... The trip is on

    Thanks for your understanding
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    See everyone tonight 7pm Funan IT Mall food court thanks
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    Thank you all for showing up tonight Deposits collected for 13 pax The trip is good to go 3 more slots needed to make the 16> discount price BUT I need deposit in by next Thursday 5 feb After that the openings will close permanently

    Send me PM to sign up immediately

    For those of you who had put your names down but did not show up... I am sorry I cannot hold your seats but thank u for the interest
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    15 pax all paid up 1 more slot to make the lower rate
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    All slots filled, thank u all!
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