Crossing Bridges V 5.0 – A Cambodian Journey, 11 -16 November 2008


Status
Not open for further replies.

ed9119

Moderator
Staff member
Mar 11, 2002
11,014
39
48
56
Singapore
www.walkeast.com
#1



Crossing Bridges V 5.0 – A Cambodian Journey, 11 -16 November 2008

Hello everyone :)

The annual Crossing Bridges trip enters its 5th year and the destination this year is Siem Reap, Cambodia, and its surrounding area.

The Crossing Bridges project, through its annual trips, aims to gather photographers from various on line Asian photography forums to foster friendship, networking and understanding among photographers of participating countries.

2007 PhotoMalaysia hosted CB4 in Tawau, Sempoerna and Maiga Island in Sabah.

2006 Photo.com.vn were hosts for CB3 in Sapa and Hanoi.

2005 Clubsnap organized CB2 to Hong Kong & Macau.

2004 was the pioneering Crossing Bridges Project. CB1 was hosted by Fotografer.net of Indonesia who took us on an unforgettable trip to Central Java.

All previous Crossing Bridges projects were thoroughly enjoyed by participants and lasting friendships across borders have been created and maintained.

This year, CB5 will be taking place in Siem Reap, Cambodia with photography forum members from Singapore (Clubsnap.org), Malaysia (Photomalaysia.com), Indonesia (Fotografer.net) and Vietnam (Photo.com.vn).

Crossing Bridges V 5 is a 6 day trip from 11 to 16 November (Tuesday to Sunday).

Is this going to be a fun trip? Please check with participants from previous years for their comments…. :) :bsmilie:

Overall total group size is limited to 45 photographers with no more than 11 forum members from each country.


Pre-qualifying conditions for forum participants are as follows:

* Keen Photographers willing to share/learn Photography Skills
* An easy-going, friendly personality keen to mingle, have fun, and looking to build photography centered friendships across ASEAN
* A sense of humour
* Able to rough it out if necessary.
* Able to go with little sleep
* Easy with food choices (we've made meal arrangements for any Muslim brothers who might be joining us)
* Able to wake up early before sunrise on most days
* Able to secure Air Tickets to be in Siem Reap on Tuesday 11th November and return on 16th November
* Places are limited to only 11 forum members per country, so accompanying spouses, girlfriends or boyfriends will not be considered.
* Although places will generally be on a First Come First Served basis, in order to have a balanced team, acceptances will be at the discretion of the organizing chairman of each country. For Singapore, that will be myself.

Cost for the trip (land only) is a mere US$185

Interested guys and ladies please send me a PM to register…… as is usual, your spot is confirmed after receipt of the payment of US$185.

Because its US$ .... I will need to collect it in cash (I apologize, I do not have a US$ bank account)…… I prefer this because then I have no risk of a shift in the value of US$ against me if I collect in Singapore Dollars now and convert later.

For those who are paying in Singapore Dollars equivalent, the cost is equivalent SG$270 (I included a slight buffer to protect myself against the USD appreciating) ….. I can receive this via cheque or a transfer of the Singapore Dollars into my POSBANK savings account 021-12076-6. I

f you do it this way, PLEASE sms me your transaction number so that I can tag it as being from you and not someone else…… my mobile number is 96611331

UNLIKE other years where I slog through the ticket booking process for the group, once you are confirmed in the group, you are THEN required to go book the plane ticket online yourself.

From Singapore 2 airlines fly to Siem Reap......Silkair and Tigerairway. have flights departing Singapore on 11 November. Air Asia also has flights on those days too departing from KL……

IF you like to arrive a day/week or two earlier, please go ahead….. I will advise you where to meet in Siem Reap on 11 November (DAY 1)

The USD 185 for the trip includes

* 5 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis.
* Local Transportation.
* Airport to Hotel to Airport transfers.
* Service fees of Guides.
* All major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
* Boats rental for Tonle SapLake expedition.
* Supply of mineral water and fruits for everyone daily on the Coaches.
* Temple meals and donations.
* Rehabilitation center donation.
* Possible Freebies (still negotiating with sponsors)

This does NOT Include

* 3 Day visitor pass into Angkor (USD40)
* Airport Departure Tax (USD25)
* Cambodia Visa cost (US$20 + 2 passport photos-Visa application done at SiemReapAirport on arrival)
* Air ticket to/from Siem Reap

The proposed itinerary includes:

Visits to both major and less-visited temples of Angkor
Visit to the Landmine Victims Rehabilitation Centre
Visits to local working temples
Visit to non-tourist real floating fishing village on Tonle Sap
Visit to non-tourist markets

Shooting opportunities abound for folks who are into Landscape, Architecture and Human Interest/Photojournalistic subjects

The final detailed itinerary will be provided to participants.

There will be a gathering in Singapore for confirmed participants to get to know one another first a couple of weeks before we leave

:heart:
 

Last edited:

ed9119

Moderator
Staff member
Mar 11, 2002
11,014
39
48
56
Singapore
www.walkeast.com
#2
I hear that there is no visa or visa fees for Singaporeans and Malaysians entering Cambodia.... if true thats $$$ saved :)
 

LOTUSfairy

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 10, 2006
3,340
0
36
Serangoon
#3
A million Cheers for Crossing Bridges...

I have learnt a lot from fellow friends from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia during the Sabah trip.. Friendships treasured.

:heart:
 

Last edited:

Will03

Senior Member
Jun 28, 2004
6,376
9
38
41
#4
sigh.. got jobs.. cant go..................
 

tungtong

Senior Member
Jan 5, 2008
3,042
1
38
serangoon
www.flickr.com
#7
Wu la la !

CB3 + CB4 ...............This is where I start my Photography life !


To
share

To
learn

To
:heart:

To
:bigeyes:

To
:bsmilie:

To
:sweat:

And
For
friendships

U:heart: must GO !

tungtong200809

.
 

Last edited:

ed9119

Moderator
Staff member
Mar 11, 2002
11,014
39
48
56
Singapore
www.walkeast.com
#8
OK OK stay cool everyone !! ha ha ha

I've been getting PMs from a couple of guys who have gone ahead and booked their tickets and sending in money today...... before your place is confirmed.

May I advise....... I cannot stop you .........AND you do this at your own risk before your slot is confirmed..... :)

The level of enthusiasm is wonderful....... thread was posted on Saturday evening and many are checking leave balances and checking with bosses and spouses/gf's if they can get time out to do this trip .
 

Will03

Senior Member
Jun 28, 2004
6,376
9
38
41
#10
OK OK stay cool everyone !! ha ha ha

I've been getting PMs from a couple of guys who have gone ahead and booked their tickets and sending in money today...... before your place is confirmed.

May I advise....... I cannot stop you .........AND you do this at your own risk before your slot is confirmed..... :)

The level of enthusiasm is wonderful....... thread was posted on Saturday evening and many are checking leave balances and checking with bosses and spouses/gf's if they can get time out to do this trip .
haha.. eddie.. cant stay cool leh. .. looking fwd to this actually.. :cry:
 

LOTUSfairy

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 10, 2006
3,340
0
36
Serangoon
#12
I can help to assist to do a block booking for the plane ticket. If you want me to help you with ticket booking with budget airline, please list your nick down.

I will check out which airline to fly later. Tentative fly period will be

SIN (11 Nov) Depart
Cambodia (16 Nov) Return

1. sigg
2. Lotusfairy (updates : MY BOSS APPROVED MY LEAVES LIAO ) :heart::cheergal:
3.
4.
5.
 

Last edited:

tungtong

Senior Member
Jan 5, 2008
3,042
1
38
serangoon
www.flickr.com
#14
:cool:

11---20 NOAEMBER 2008
6 day trip + 4 day F&E

SINBAPORE (9 OR 11 Nov) Depart
Cambodia (20 Nov) Return
(JESTSTAR $345)

ANYONE ?

TUNGTONG2008
HP 97341257
 

Last edited:

LOTUSfairy

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 10, 2006
3,340
0
36
Serangoon
#16
Questions on airfare:

on jetstar, there is a subcharge of US$25 to be paid when departure from Siem Reap, not included on Jetstar of $325 per pax.

does passenger pay the this departure separately, or will silkair includes the US$25 in their airfare..?

what is the arrangement for jetstar....luaggage chargable? :sweat:
 

LOTUSfairy

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 10, 2006
3,340
0
36
Serangoon
#17
was checking on silkair this morning:

1pax : $751 (10nov in, 16nov out)
2pax : $2342(10novin, 16nov out)....i nearly choked on my drinks..:eek:
 

ed9119

Moderator
Staff member
Mar 11, 2002
11,014
39
48
56
Singapore
www.walkeast.com
#18
I booked thru Jetstar $326 roundtrip yesterday

There is a USD25 departure tax that all departing passangers will need to pay when leaving Cambodia.... the airline will not pay this for passengers.
 

LOTUSfairy

Moderator
Staff member
Oct 10, 2006
3,340
0
36
Serangoon
#19
I booked thru Jetstar $326 roundtrip yesterday

There is a USD25 departure tax that all departing passangers will need to pay when leaving Cambodia.... the airline will not pay this for passengers.
thank you for the note...i ask tungtong whether to go on 9 nov too..
we can roam around....:)

I try to psycho boss to give me monday off too.:sweatsm:
 

Jan 11, 2008
820
0
0
#20
Hi peeps,

I would be joining in as well. Do guide me along!

TungTong says he's gonna stay till 20th... anyone going with that? Or anyone leaving on the 16th immediately?

Br
Gilbert (hotline: 9-0.9.9.9.0~18)
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom