Crossing Bridges 14 - Jiangnan China 5-11 November 2017


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This year is the 14th year of Crossing Bridges
It will be held in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province , Jiangnan area



Dates: 5 Nov 2017 5pm – 11 Nov 2017 3pm
Location: Zhuji city, Zhejiang province, China

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WHAT is Crossing Bridges?

Once a year photographers from different cultures gather for a week of networking , friendshio and shooting

9 countries participating
China , Taiwan , South Korea, Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore , Indonesia and Sri Lanka

Holiday shooters look elsewhere; this is not for you

Its not a holiday and criterias apply:
- active in promoting photography as an amature or ptofessional
- contribute to team building and photography community building
- ability to take hardship and little sleep for 7 days but still put on a smile to encourage others

Interested photographers please PM to ed9119
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Overview
Crossing Bridges XIV will be held in the city of Zhuji, Zhejiang, China. Situated 60km south of Hangzhou city, it is a small but vibrant city that is seldom seen by tourists overseas. Beautifully nested in rolling mountains and picturesque waterways, it is the world’s largest supplier of socks/stockings (60% of world market) and fresh water pearls (86% of world market). Zhuji is also one of the larger suppliers of underwear, conduits, pipes, copper hardware to the Chinese and international market. Zhuji also produces several varieties of grapes as well as strawberries and blueberries.

Cultural background
Zhuji is the hometown of one of the four beauties in Chinese history, Xishi. In the warring periods, Xishi sacrificed herself to be given to the King of Wu Kingdom as a tribute from the conquered Yue kingdom. Xishi effectively mesmerized the Wu king so much that Yue kingdom was able to secretly rebuild their army and ultimately conquer and destroy the Wu kingdom. Our logo of CB XIV pays tribute to Xishi with a caricature of her likeness.
Itinerary
This is the current itinerary summary. Itinerary is subject to change.
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Itinerary

Day Zero
2017/11/4
Arrival pickup

Day 1
2017/11/5
Arrival pickup
Photo Exhibition
Opening Dinner

Day 2
2017/11/6
Wuxie National Park
Landscapes:
5 waterfalls
Bamboo forest
Old waterways
Temple
Autumn colors (hopefully)
Tradtional clothing model shooting

Day 3
2017/11/7
Zhaojia - Home of the rare Xiangfei nut
Xiangfei National Park
Xiang Fei (Introduction, harvesting, processing)
Datang township - World capital of socks manufacturing
Socks factory visit

Day 4
2017/11/8
Dongbai Lake Area
Misty mountains landscape and daily life shoot
Mock Traditional wedding banquet (lunch)
Thousand Pillar House (ancient buildings)
Daily life street shoot
Ancient confucious school
Traditional clothing model shoots
Traditional Opera in ancient setting shoot

Day 5
2017/11/9
Shanxiahu - World capital of freshwater pearls
Pearl farming
Pearl harvesting
Pearl factory visit
East China Jewellery trade center visit

Day 6
2017/11/10
Tradtional Shaoxing Wine Factory visit
Countryside traditional homes visit

Day 7 END
2017/11/11
Zhuji City Architecture
Closing Ceremony Lunch
Send off to airport
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Pickup, Send off and Travel Information

We will arrange for airport pickups and send off at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) on 4th and 5th Nov. AND on 11th Nov (send off) Actual timings will be based on flight information of the participants. Regardless if you are extending your trip

OTHER Nearby Airports (find your own way to Zhuji)

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) – 280km away
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) – 300km away

Getting to Zhuji city on your own

From Hangzhou city to Zhuji
Train: Highspeed trains are available from Hangzhou East Station to Zhuji Station. Many trains everyday.

From Hangzhou Xiaoshan International airport to Zhuji
Airport Express Bus: There is a bus station within Hangzhou Airport at domestic arrivals terminal gate 14 where buses direct to Zhuji bus station is available. Buses are also available in the reverse direction from Zhuji bus station to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

From Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Zhuji
Shanghai Highspeed train station is connected to Hongqiao Airport where you can catch a highspeed train to Zhuji Station.

From Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Zhuji
Take the metro/subway all the way to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Station (90mins). From there you can catch a highspeed train to Zhuji Station.

From Shanghai city to Zhuji via bus
You can take a taxi direct to Shanghai South Long Distance Bus Station where you can catch a bus to Zhuji. You can also take the metro/subway to Shanghai South Railway station and walk to Shanghai South Long Distance Bus

From Zhuji train station or bus station, you can just grab a taxi cab and head to the hotel. Just make sure the participant have the hotel name and address in Chinese on a mobile or printed out on a piece of paper. Just show the taxi driver. Hotel name and address in Chinese:
浣江之星精品酒店
环城北路,春江路路口

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Accommodation
Accommodation for the entire CB XIV will be in a single hotel. There will be no hotel changes for the entire trip.

Hotel information
We will be staying in Huanjiang Star Boutique hotel (浣江之星精品酒店) offering 60 twin sharing and 40 single queen sized bed rooms. The hotel has a mid-sized supermarket in the same building which will be very convenient for participants. Situated in the same building are small restaurants, bubble tea shop, a pool/snooker house, internet café and a KTV. Many shops are situated within short walking distance from the hotel, like small restaurants, hairdressing salons, and a pharmacy,

Rooms
Participants will be staying in 4-star standard twin sharing hotel rooms. Each room comes with two separate beds and we will house 2 participants to each room. Internet TV and free Wi-fi access comes standard with each room.

Single Occupancy upgrade
For the first time in Crossing Bridges we will be offering single occupancy upgrade at an additional cost (See Cost section for upgrade cost).
Single occupancy upgrade can only be applied to the entire stay for CB XIV, and not for individual nights during the CB period.

Tap water
Zhuji’s tap water is one of the best in the country as it is supplied by the environmentally protected Dongbai Lake (which we will be visiting). Tap water is potable/drinkable. Each room comes with a kettle and teacups.
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Cost
Cost for participant
Cost for Crossing Bridges XIV Zhuji is
SGD 870 twin sharing
SGD 1120 single own room

The cost includes:
1. Hotel accommodation
2. All internal transfer on air-conditioned transport per itinerary
3. All meals per itinerary
4. Entrance fee for all places of interest per itinerary
5. Daily mineral water

The cost does not include:
1. Airfares
2. Personal and travel insurances throughout the journey
3. Personal expenses (Drinks, Alcohol, etc)
4. Visa fees if any

-------------------------

Signup closing dates
The closing date for signup by individuals is July 23rd

Visa requirements and invitation letters
For participants who need a visa to enter China, we will be issuing invitation letters from Zhuji Folklore Photography Association. This document is required for them to apply the entry visa in their respective countries.

----------------------------

Country showcase video/slideshow

Each country will be required to put together a video or slideshow of photos of our own respective country.

We will play these videos during the opening ceremony. The photos or videos can be landscapes or daily life/street photos shot in your country showcasing the works from your organizations/communities.
The video should not be longer than 5 minutes.
 

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ed9119

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Because of overwhelming response, we'll likely be closing applications by mid to end May


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Mike Cheng

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Dear Sir

I am interested joining Jiangnan Crossing bridge.

Mike Cheng
tel no: 96157087
 

kmteo183

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Mar 14, 2009
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DEAR ORGANIZER :

I AM INTERESTED TO JOIN AND WILL LIKE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK ON THE PHONE FOR SOME ADVICE. IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONTACT ME ON MY HP 98187616

KM TEO


This year is the 14th year of Crossing Bridges
It will be held in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province , Jiangnan area



Dates: 5 Nov 2017 5pm – 11 Nov 2017 3pm
Location: Zhuji city, Zhejiang province, China

----------------------

WHAT is Crossing Bridges?

Once a year photographers from different cultures gather for a week of networking , friendshio and shooting

9 countries participating
China , Taiwan , South Korea, Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore , Indonesia and Sri Lanka

Holiday shooters look elsewhere; this is not for you

Its not a holiday and criterias apply:
- active in promoting photography as an amature or ptofessional
- contribute to team building and photography community building
- ability to take hardship and little sleep for 7 days but still put on a smile to encourage others

Interested photographers please PM to ed9119
--------------------------------



Overview
Crossing Bridges XIV will be held in the city of Zhuji, Zhejiang, China. Situated 60km south of Hangzhou city, it is a small but vibrant city that is seldom seen by tourists overseas. Beautifully nested in rolling mountains and picturesque waterways, it is the world’s largest supplier of socks/stockings (60% of world market) and fresh water pearls (86% of world market). Zhuji is also one of the larger suppliers of underwear, conduits, pipes, copper hardware to the Chinese and international market. Zhuji also produces several varieties of grapes as well as strawberries and blueberries.

Cultural background
Zhuji is the hometown of one of the four beauties in Chinese history, Xishi. In the warring periods, Xishi sacrificed herself to be given to the King of Wu Kingdom as a tribute from the conquered Yue kingdom. Xishi effectively mesmerized the Wu king so much that Yue kingdom was able to secretly rebuild their army and ultimately conquer and destroy the Wu kingdom. Our logo of CB XIV pays tribute to Xishi with a caricature of her likeness.
Itinerary
This is the current itinerary summary. Itinerary is subject to change.
-----------------------------



Itinerary

Day Zero
2017/11/4
Arrival pickup

Day 1
2017/11/5
Arrival pickup
Photo Exhibition
Opening Dinner

Day 2
2017/11/6
Wuxie National Park
Landscapes:
5 waterfalls
Bamboo forest
Old waterways
Temple
Autumn colors (hopefully)
Tradtional clothing model shooting

Day 3
2017/11/7
Zhaojia - Home of the rare Xiangfei nut
Xiangfei National Park
Xiang Fei (Introduction, harvesting, processing)
Datang township - World capital of socks manufacturing
Socks factory visit

Day 4
2017/11/8
Dongbai Lake Area
Misty mountains landscape and daily life shoot
Mock Traditional wedding banquet (lunch)
Thousand Pillar House (ancient buildings)
Daily life street shoot
Ancient confucious school
Traditional clothing model shoots
Traditional Opera in ancient setting shoot

Day 5
2017/11/9
Shanxiahu - World capital of freshwater pearls
Pearl farming
Pearl harvesting
Pearl factory visit
East China Jewellery trade center visit

Day 6
2017/11/10
Tradtional Shaoxing Wine Factory visit
Countryside traditional homes visit

Day 7 END
2017/11/11
Zhuji City Architecture
Closing Ceremony Lunch
Send off to airport
-----------/------------



Pickup, Send off and Travel Information

We will arrange for airport pickups and send off at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) on 4th and 5th Nov. AND on 11th Nov (send off) Actual timings will be based on flight information of the participants. Regardless if you are extending your trip

OTHER Nearby Airports (find your own way to Zhuji)

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) – 280km away
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) – 300km away

Getting to Zhuji city on your own

From Hangzhou city to Zhuji
Train: Highspeed trains are available from Hangzhou East Station to Zhuji Station. Many trains everyday.

From Hangzhou Xiaoshan International airport to Zhuji
Airport Express Bus: There is a bus station within Hangzhou Airport at domestic arrivals terminal gate 14 where buses direct to Zhuji bus station is available. Buses are also available in the reverse direction from Zhuji bus station to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

From Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Zhuji
Shanghai Highspeed train station is connected to Hongqiao Airport where you can catch a highspeed train to Zhuji Station.

From Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Zhuji
Take the metro/subway all the way to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Station (90mins). From there you can catch a highspeed train to Zhuji Station.

From Shanghai city to Zhuji via bus
You can take a taxi direct to Shanghai South Long Distance Bus Station where you can catch a bus to Zhuji. You can also take the metro/subway to Shanghai South Railway station and walk to Shanghai South Long Distance Bus

From Zhuji train station or bus station, you can just grab a taxi cab and head to the hotel. Just make sure the participant have the hotel name and address in Chinese on a mobile or printed out on a piece of paper. Just show the taxi driver. Hotel name and address in Chinese:
浣江之星精品酒店
环城北路,春江路路口

----------------------

Accommodation
Accommodation for the entire CB XIV will be in a single hotel. There will be no hotel changes for the entire trip.

Hotel information
We will be staying in Huanjiang Star Boutique hotel (浣江之星精品酒店) offering 60 twin sharing and 40 single queen sized bed rooms. The hotel has a mid-sized supermarket in the same building which will be very convenient for participants. Situated in the same building are small restaurants, bubble tea shop, a pool/snooker house, internet café and a KTV. Many shops are situated within short walking distance from the hotel, like small restaurants, hairdressing salons, and a pharmacy,

Rooms
Participants will be staying in 4-star standard twin sharing hotel rooms. Each room comes with two separate beds and we will house 2 participants to each room. Internet TV and free Wi-fi access comes standard with each room.

Single Occupancy upgrade
For the first time in Crossing Bridges we will be offering single occupancy upgrade at an additional cost (See Cost section for upgrade cost).
Single occupancy upgrade can only be applied to the entire stay for CB XIV, and not for individual nights during the CB period.

Tap water
Zhuji’s tap water is one of the best in the country as it is supplied by the environmentally protected Dongbai Lake (which we will be visiting). Tap water is potable/drinkable. Each room comes with a kettle and teacups.
-------------------------



Cost
Cost for participant
Cost for Crossing Bridges XIV Zhuji is
SGD 870 twin sharing
SGD 1120 single own room

The cost includes:
1. Hotel accommodation
2. All internal transfer on air-conditioned transport per itinerary
3. All meals per itinerary
4. Entrance fee for all places of interest per itinerary
5. Daily mineral water

The cost does not include:
1. Airfares
2. Personal and travel insurances throughout the journey
3. Personal expenses (Drinks, Alcohol, etc)
4. Visa fees if any

-------------------------

Signup closing dates
The closing date for signup by individuals is July 23rd

Visa requirements and invitation letters
For participants who need a visa to enter China, we will be issuing invitation letters from Zhuji Folklore Photography Association. This document is required for them to apply the entry visa in their respective countries.

----------------------------

Country showcase video/slideshow

Each country will be required to put together a video or slideshow of photos of our own respective country.

We will play these videos during the opening ceremony. The photos or videos can be landscapes or daily life/street photos shot in your country showcasing the works from your organizations/communities.
The video should not be longer than 5 minutes.
 

thoongeng

Senior Member
Jan 26, 2010
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#6
Dear Sir

I am interested joining Jiangnan Crossing bridge.

Mike Cheng
tel no: xxxxxxx
DEAR ORGANIZER :

I AM INTERESTED TO JOIN AND WILL LIKE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK ON THE PHONE FOR SOME ADVICE. IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONTACT ME ON MY HP xxxxxxx

KM TEO
Looks like there is already an overwhelming response, so guess you can just follow instructions and wait for updates.

Interested photographers please PM to ed9119
 

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kmteo183

New Member
Mar 14, 2009
19
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#7
Because of overwhelming response, we'll likely be closing applications by mid to end May



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
HiOrganizer:

I am interested to join. How can I sign up ?

KM Teo
HP 98187616
 

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