CROSSING BRIDGES 10 - AMAZING SINGAPORE 15-21 SEPT 2013


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A 7 Days/6 Nights Adventure
Crossing Bridges 10 - AMAZING Singapore !
15-21 September 2013

Preface
Clubsnap, Singapore’s most active photography forum welcomes participants of Crossing Bridges 10 to one of Asia’s most dynamic and exciting cities. The Organizing Committee has worked long hours to come up with a program that will promise to keep participants highly engaged, inquisitive and sleep deprived throughout the trip.

Since 2004, Crossing Bridges is an annual photography trip to a different country each year by representatives from the various photography communities in Asia (namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, South Korea and Sri Lanka). All communities combined, represent 860,000 + photographers

Objective of each Crossing Bridges trip every year is to

1. Network amongst members and management from the various Asian photography communities
2. Showcase and promotion of the Host Country's attractions and culture beyond what an average tourist will experience
3. Building bridges of friendship between participating countries and communities

Guest of Honor and Chief Supporter: Minister of State Chan Chun Seng (Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defenceand and Acting Minister for Social and Family Development)

Expected participating countries : Photographers from 7 to 9 countries will be participating (Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka , South Korea, Thailand (tbc) and China PRC (tbc)

Expected size of group : 100 to 150 (maximum of 20 from each country)

Objective of Crossing Bridges 10 in Singapore:
To Showcase Singapore beyond its popular icons bringing participating photographers also into Singapore's heartlands to document and share through images a side of Singapore seldom seen by visitors. Foster friendships with photographers from various countries

Places and attractions that will be visited (see itinerary for details) :
Singapore Flyer
Gardens by the Bay including Conservatories
Merlion Park
RWS Marine Life Park Oceanarium
1 Day Formula One
Raffles Place
Esplanade
Boat Quay
Little India
Tekka Market
Chinese Opera Performances
Toa Payoh heartland from Siong Lim Temple through Lor 8
Joo Chiat Peranakan district
Changi Boardwalk
Pulau Ubin
East Coast Park

Participation fees available upon successful selection
It ncludes: Full Board and Lodgings for 6 nights,
Airport Transfers,
All meals,
Transport,
All Entrance fees
Models’ fees
Performances’ fees,
Insurance ,
trip t-shirt,
gift packs
prizes and other logistical costs

To be considered for selection as a Participant
FIRST please send me a PM indicating your interest in participating
WAIT for selection to be complete. Succssful CS'ers will be informed via phone including participant cost
THEN transfer a FIRST DEPOST when you are advised and when you are OK with the participant cost


There are 20 slots for Clubsnappers RESIDING in Singapore . IF you are active in your own country's forum, please apply there .....
 

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Accomodation
Bunchostel is totally WiFi enabled with an additional 6 terminals (3 PCs and 3 Macs) in the lobby.
Beds are state-of-the-art Scandinavian designed with privacy features built into an air-conditioned environment
BUNC@Radius Backpacker Hostel Bunc@Radius Backpack Hostel in Singapore has been ranked and reviewed consistently as a top brand-new boutique hostel located in Central Singapore at Upper Weld Road, Singapore, Asia, within the culturally rich Little India Historical District.









Founded by a collective of enthusiasts long smitten with the charm behind the concept of a hostel stay, BUNC@RADIUS is the re-imagination of the Singapore hostel, a vision brought to life by carefully refining and reassembling the essential element of a hostel. BUNC@RADIUS unifies the function luxuries of a boutique hotel with the cultures of a hostel, making it a conductive meeting space for like-minded traveller.
COMFORT
To ensure the highest standards of hygiene, two approaches are adopted: a professional cleaning service provider along with in-house supervisors. In addition, our mattresses are also covered with a bug-resistant material. All beds are made with clean linen outsourced to professional laundry cleaners as well

Each capsule comes with its own
- Reading light
- Locker
- Individual wall power socket
- Hanging Bar for clothes and towel
- Individual writing desk
- Premium Hotel grade mattress, 2 pillows per bed and high quality 260 thread count duvet and linen
- Women’s Only Rooms ( if there are enough female participants)
- Secured card access to all rooms and bathrooms

With accommodations configured in a hip and modern layout, we are hoping that this will ensure the most comfort and help to maximize participant interactions as well as keeping costs manageable

There is also an Outdoor Garden and a Fun Room where Movies, PlayStation3 and Xbox consoles are available

2 coin-operated washing machines (10kg load each) and 2 dryers are available at $4 per use
 

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Already getting calls and enquiries:

Question: Can I attend Crossing Bridges 10 but I want to stay at home every night?

Ans: No. This is not just a photography event. It is also an event for networking and getting to know photographers from the region both while shooting and when not shooting
 

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Day 1
Sunday, 15 September 2013

Arrival of participants from various countries will be met at Changi Airport by CB10 volunteers. You will proceed to Bunchostel by MRT for registration and check-in procedures.

CB10 volunteers will be waiting to bring participants out for a warm up shoot and orientation of the Jalan Besar, Serangoon Road and Little India area until 4pm

The area around Jalan Besar and Serangoon Road is a fascinating cultural hotpot and showcases Singapore in its purest unpolished form. You will arrive on Sunday which is also the busiest day of the entire week for this area where tens of thousands of migrant workers are out in force for a day and evening of relaxing, running errands and interactions with friends. Your guides will bring you AWAY from Little India’s known tourist congregating areas and into its back alleys and areas that are normally away from the spotlight

Little India is an ethnic neighbourhood found in Singapore that has Tamil cultural elements and aspects of other cultures. Little India is more commonly known as Tekka in the local Tamil community.
This neighbourhood has the patronage of people of all races who wish to eat or buy something specific to Tamils culture, such as curry or Tamil clothing. One of the more prominent examples of cross-cultural patronage besides those regarding food is that many Chinese parents go to shops in Little India to grind rice to make congee for infants. In such cases, the shops have machinery primarily meant to grind spices into powder for use in Tamil cuisine. Little India differs from many other neighbourhoods in Singapore in many ways
At 6pm, transportation will bring all participants to the location for the Opening Night dinner

Afternoon Early arrivals to be led on Little India Photowalk and shoot
Theme “Migrant Workers at Rest and Play”

Early Evening Opening Dinner
Traditional Indian Dance Performance
Traditional Chinese Lion Dance or Chinese Opera performance
Introductions, Announcements and Speeches
Slideshow
Briefing
End at 9-10 pm If cannot sleep, participants can go out for a Little India Night Photowalk

Day 2
Monday, 16 September 2013

Sunrise in Singapore is usually at 6.45am
Today, we move out at 5am for a Morning Sunrise Shoot at the Merlion Park and Promenade area

Breakfast will be served on-site at Sunrise shoot location before we begin the All Day walk.
The day’s walk will be exciting and include
Raffles Place Financial District to capture thousands of financial sector workers on their way to work
The Esplanade
Singapore Flyer
Helix Bridge
Marina Bay Sands
Garden by the Bay (including Conservatories and Super Tree walk)
Sunset shoot of our dramatic City Skyline
Boat Quay (transportation to ferry participants from Marina Barrage to Boat Quay
Dinner at Boat Quay or Clark Quay

The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel located in Singapore, constructed in 2005–2008. Described by its operators as an observation wheel,[2] it reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), making it the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, 5 m (16 ft) taller than the Star of Nanchang and 30 m (98 ft) taller than the London Eye

The Helix Bridge, previously known as the Double Helix Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. Canopies (made of fritted-glass and perforated steel mesh) are incorporated along parts of the inner spiral to provide shade for pedestrians. The bridge has four viewing platforms sited at strategic locations which provide stunning views of the Singapore skyline
Garden By the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land[1] in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.
Boat Quay is arguably Singapore's best place to 'chill out' with a good mix of high end restaurants and alfresco dining and lively bars and pubs.
 

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Day 3
Tuesday, 17 September 2013

This morning, we will be visiting the Dragon Klin where we will be shooting
- macro , antiques and unique pottery making processes
- the famous Dragon Klin (one of only a few traditional wood-fired pottery klins left in Asia still operating)
- Model shoot with studio lights

Lunch will be at Dragon Klin

After lunch we visit the premises of the Singapore Gun Club for
- photographers will follow firers/shooters around on a urban obstacle shooting course
- photographers will have a chance at handling and shooting with the latest handguns at the firing range with live ammunition
- models shoot with firearms theme
- static display of firearms

Early box dinner
5.30pm depart for Chinese Opera shoot

Chinese opera is a popular form of drama and musical theatre. In Singapore, it is performed to appease the Gods and spirits. Chinese Opera performances have always been fascinating and performed on wooden stages outdoors on the street side.

(Optional activity for Late evening) Jalan Besar or Jalan Haji area (Arab Street)
“This is a great way to realize that there more than China to Asia and Persia for example is part of it. The food is great and the colors of the merchandise sold on the rugs and silk stores lift anyone's spirit. Not to miss the store where they make a perfume personalized to your like (#42 Arab Street)”
“The Arab Street district is really relaxed compared to other touristic parts of Singapor. We really liked walking around there. Persons were very friendly... If you wanna eat something different during your stay - a lot of arab restaurants around there, seems also to be a good place for Shisha smoking.”


Day 4
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

9am depart for Sentosa Island
Bikini Shoot at Siloso Beach
Picnic Lunch Box
Visit Sentosa Marine Life Park Ocenarium
Sunset Beach Shoot
Dinner at Vivo City and shoot Vivo City facing Sentosa
Phototalk at National Geographic Store (to be confirmed)
MRT back to hotel

Marine Life Park Oceanarium is an oceanarium located in Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore and is the largest oceanarium in the world.[2][3] The 8-hectare (20-acre) park houses two attractions, the S.E.A Aquarium and the Adventure Cove Waterpark

S.E.A Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium, contains a total of 45,000,000 litres (9,900,000 imp gal; 12,000,000 US gal) of water for 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species.[1] The aquarium comprises 10 zones with 49 habitats. The Open Ocean habitat, which is the centerpiece of the Aquarium, includes the world's largest viewing panel. At 36-metre (118 ft) wide and 8.3-metre (27 ft) tall, it is intended to give visitors the feeling of being on the ocean floor.

VivoCity "evokes a lifestyle experience that is modern, stimulating and accessible to everyone, a place bubbling with energy and flowing with vitality". We have a rest here as well as catch some breakfast before boarding a Monorail train that will take us across the sea to Sentosa Island]
 

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Day5
Thursday, 19 September 2013

Discover Singapore’s Heartlands visit to
Tekka Wet Market
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Participants will split into 2 halfs and switch between Tekka Wet Market and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple to avoid over-crowding
Gather together at a neutral point to proceed to Toa Payoh Heartland

Afternoon walk and shoot of Joo Chiat Area
Bibi and Baba photoshoot in traditional Peranakan setting (to be confirmed)
Nonya Dinner at Joo Chiat Area

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, 141 Serangoon Road. Little India's busiest and oldest temple, dating back to 1881 — although the present structure was completed in 1986. The temple is particularly busy on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Be sure to take your shoes off before venturing inside

Tekka Market remains a landmark in Little India, where different ethnic communities congregate. There are Chinese stallholders who speak Tamil, and vice versa. Shops sell traditional Indian costumes and inexpensive casual clothes. Some of the more notable shops include those selling Taoist and Buddhist paraphernalia, hardware shops, and tailors who can alter clothes in minutes. Ground floor hosts a wet market that sells meats, fish and vegetables

Toa Payoh is Singapore’s oldest satellite town built in the 1960s. While many areas of this town have been modernized we will visit older parts of this heartland town to see how regular Singaporeans young and old live
Built in 1902, Siong Lim Temple in Toa Payoh is also home to the Shuang Lin Monastery (Twin Grove of the Lotus Mountain Temple) it covers 40,000 square meters and was owned by Low Kim Pong, a wealthy Chinese merchant and a devout Buddhist.
Joo Chiat is an old pre-war Peranakan residential district that has so much charm in its old style architecture. Despite being old , the area is bursting with local life and many modern boutique cafes sit side by side old-school businesses. Bars, bakeries, small restauraunts and other little stores litter the entire area.


Day 6
Friday 20 September 2013

Morning to prepare images for Saturday team presentations and get rest for Formula One
Breakfast in Hotel
Lunch at Hotel
Formula One talk and photo sharing session
Formula One briefing
- Shooting locations
- Shooting techniques
- Shooting opportunities
- Concert opportunities
- Suitable lens selections
- How to get back to Hotel after event

Afternoon till night Formula One shoot

The ONLY night race on the Formula One race calendar. The shoot is NOT only when the F1 cars are screaming around the circuit. Various other activities continue throughout the afternoon into the night .
Strategic trackside locations throughout Zone 4 provide walkabout ticketholders with vantage views of the cars racing past some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks.
Since the inaugural race in 2008, a host of mega stars including Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Jay Chou, Linkin Park, Shakira, Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott have performed at the Padang, on Singapore’s biggest outdoor entertainment stage. Spectators can also explore the nearby Esplanade Outdoor Theatre stage where world-class entertainment acts will be performing throughout the weekend.
Patrons at Zone 4 can also head to the Hawker Village at Connaught Drive and choose from numerous food stalls serving up local and international delights or indulge in a drink at one of the many watering holes located within Zone 4's F1 Village.
 

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Day7
Saturday 21 September 2013
10am Check Out
10.30am Preparations for photo slide shows from each country

Lunch and Closing Ceremony at SAM or China Square Auditorium
Lunch
Closing addresses
Photo sharing for the week’s images from each country
Farewells
Depart for Annex trips to Indonesia or Johor
 

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great.. let me check my schedule ...
 

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Thank you very much for your PMs applying to join CB10

Just to summarize some questions asked

1. do i need to be a professional photographer to join CB10?
Ans: No. BUT one requirement is a passion for photography and friend-making

2. are there going to be competitions, projects , sharing of images ?
Ans: Yes, Yes and Yes and there will be prizes as well

3. are our belongings safe at Bunchostel? And are the rooms air-con (sigh) lol ?
Ans: Yes. Each room will have a number of double-storey beds (fully air-conditioned) and below-bed lockers are provided for you to lock up your valuables. EACH ROOM also has a ROOM Access Card . We are arranging such that EACH ROOM comprises ONLY of CB10 participants and NO Outsiders who are not part of CB10 will have access to your room

4. Can I bring my GF ?
Ans: NO

5. Are there enough power outlets in the room?
Ans: Yes EACH BED comes equipped with a wall plug for power

6. Can I excuse myself from parts of the trip ?
Ans: No

7. What if I need to buy extra memory card or other things ? (foreign participant)
Ans: 24-hr Mustafa is a 10 minute walk away and there is a 7-11 next door to the hostel

8. Do we need to buy our own water ?
Ans: Up to you. Mineral water and fruits will be provided each morning so stock up before you move out

9. I notice that there are a couple of MRT rides, so we need to pay for these rides ?
Ans: No. As much as possible transportation will be provided. Yes there are a couple of legs that require an MRT ride. Stored-value MRT cards are part of your welcome survival pack with cash top up already injected

10. What are the 'annex' trips after Crossing Bridges 10?
Ans: Crossing Bridges 10 ends on a saturday. Many overseas participants might want to
a. stay on in Singapore till Sunday or Monday or Tuesday for more shooting and shopping
b. take the opportunity to visit Johor OR Indonesia on Sat thru Sunday SINCE they're already in town
These 2 small trips after Crossing Bridges (one to Johor one to Batam/Bintan) are also open to Singaporean participants at a seperate cost

11. Can I arrive in Singapore on Friday ? (foreign participant)
Ans: Yes certainly we welcome you to our lovely country and if you arrive early and want to stay at the official hotel that is also possible. We will assist you in your room booking. There are likely going to be local outings on Saturday and Sunday before the official check-ins. These will be announced. If you want to stay at another hotel on Fri and Sat night but check in on Sunday that is OK too and your perogative

12. Is there any chance for shopping during the trip ?
Ans: No unfortunately we are not going to have a dedicated time slot for hard-core shopping. You can arrive a day or 2 before or stay a day or 2 after the trip for that. But there are opportunities plenty before or after the trip. For late nightbirds, you can visit Mustafa Center which is a 10 minute walk from the hostel , its open 24hrs everyday and while not exactly Orchard Rd style shopping, just about EVERYTHING is there from clothes, watches, cameras, lenses, memory cards, perfumes, food , drinks , hi-fi equipment, TVs, sports equipment, car accessories, jewellery computers and computer equipment .... and tourist souvenirs from Singapore
 

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Thank you for the submissions so far everyone, please keep it coming

Applications will close END of April

20 Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

1. How active you are in Clubsnap (outside of Kopitiam)
2. Your contributions within the Clubsnap community

You do NOT need to be a pro or full time photographer. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about photography with a keen sense of community spirit. He or she should also have a friendly disposition, an open mind to both learning and sharing with fellow enthusiasts

A committee will look at all these factors amongst the applicants and successful candidates will be notified
 

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Day 3 itinerary has been revamped to the following . Post above also edited

"Day 3
Tuesday, 17 September 2013

This morning, we will be visiting the Dragon Klin where we will be shooting- macro , antiques and unique pottery making processes
- the famous Dragon Klin (one of only a few traditional wood-fired pottery klins left in Asia still operating)
- Model shoot with studio lights

Lunch will be at Dragon Klin

After lunch we visit the premises of the Singapore Rifle Association for
- photographers will follow firers/shooters around on a urban obstacle shooting course
- photographers will have a chance at handling and shooting with the latest handguns at the firing range with live ammunition
- models shoot with firearms theme
- static display of firearms

Early box dinner
5.30pm depart for Chinese Opera shoot "
 

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oh man.... i just received my reservist notice. high key ict starting 16 sep :cry:
 

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