Singapore Adventurers' Club

Activity Calendar

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March 2019
1 - 13 Mar
Lake Baikal & The World's Longest Railway

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Cost:Land Cost for this 13-days trip: 8 Pax @ SGD2859, 10 Pax @ SGD2608, 12 Pax @ SGD2485 Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:8 pax and more
Leader:Dawn Lim Email/WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
Remarks:Deposit of SGD500 is required to secure your slot. Activity level: easy with some precautions (Pre-trip briefing is compulsory). Cost includes: Accommodation (Cozy Apartment/Guesthouse/Hotel); Meals indicated in itinerary (90% for 8 days on land excluding 3-day Siberian Train); All entrance fee; Expert local drivers & guides; All Taxes; Transfers from airports/location to location; 'Firmeny' Trans - Siberian Train no. 2 (The Rossiya) (3N3D); Vans, Russian 4WD army vans; Russian Sauna, outdoor natural hot spring; Visa-support document (invitation letter). Cost excludes: Travel insurance; Visa fees of SGD168; Meals not indicated; International flights; Optional tips

Magical ice that shines in Siberia - Lake Baikal.

Hailed as the deepest lake in the world at 636 km (395 mi) long; 79 km (49 mi) wide and at1,642 m (5,387 ft) depth - Lake Baikal conspires with mother nature to transform itself into an open icy playground at this time of the year, eager to flaunt it’s crystal clear blue ice to reflect its purity; rendering mercy to hold you on its solid surface, permitting audacity to drive across its frozen lake and regale you with amazing patterns of various cracked lines and beautiful bubbles beneath as you glide and frolic on it. Not being alone, grotto neighbor are also not shy to enthrall you with beautifully decorated icicles for million photo shoot.

Thereafter, let the epic Trans-Siberian Railway transport you to the terminus Vladivostok, Far East's most dynamic, fast-paced and the major Pacific port city in Russia overlooking Golden Horn Bay, near the borders with China and North Korea!

Open
November 2018
2 - 11 Nov
Yangshuo & Guilin Fun Leisure Adventure

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Cost:10 Pax at SGD1509 per person, 8 Pax at SGD1633 per person Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:8 pax and more
Leader:Dawn Lim Email/WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
Remarks:Sgd 500 deposit is required to secure your slot. Price includes: 9 nights 3 stars hotels, resort and guest houses; 6 dinner, 6 lunches, 9 Breakfast; Airport Transfer x 2; Bullet train from Nanning to Guilin; A private van service for the whole trip; Good quality mountain bikes in 4 sizes and helmet; Entry tickets to Mingshi garden, Detian waterfall, Hot spring, Rice Terraces and Xianggong hill; Bamboo boat ride from Yangdi to 9 horse fresco hill; Porter in Long ji rice terraces; 9 Days private guide service; General support for cycling in Yangshuo. Price excludes: Air Ticket (at SGD578 as at 23 Mar 2018 subject to price hike); Travel Insurance; Meals not indicated and total tips of USD15; Optional Lightshow at RMB220 on 2nd last night

Straddling the border between China and Vietnam, ranking the largest transnational waterfall in Asia, and the fourth largest transnational waterfall in the world - Detian waterfall, we are coming!

View clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_luSLYr5Uo

Here’s another destinations of classic China landscape painting sights for some leisure outdoor fun adventure in beautiful nature. Choosing one of the best time to visit Yangshuo and Guilin to enjoy their seasonal activities in Autumn, like cycling around scenic countryside and enjoy the view along the riverside; hiking in picturesque rice terraced fields to witness the golden harvest terraces; taking in the mirror surface of Li River when the water reflection of surrounding fabulous scenery is clearly visible; and taking a dip in nice hot spring at a private guest house away from tourists.

(6th Nov is a public holiday, so you need to take only 5-day's leave!)

HIGHLIGHTS for these 10 Days' trip:
• Leisure hike to Detian Waterfall, Longji rice terrance, and other 2 scenic mountain for gorgeous view of the rivers
• Leisure cycling along Yulong Valley in Yangshuo
• Bamboo rafting in Li River
• Medicinal hot spring in a tranquil private guesthouse
• Bullet Train

Open
October 2018
5 - 20 Oct
Autumn in Hunza and Baltistan

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Cost:max S$2,800 (SAC member, on cost sharing basis) Register By:24 Aug 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:5 - 10
Leader:Kwok Mei Foong Email:paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg
Remarks:Cost include international flights, visa, accommodations, all meals, group transport, airport transfer, entrance/park tickets, group tips, club levy. Cost exclude insurance, personal tips, personal laundry, personal spendings etc.

This trip will take us to the beautiful, exotic, unspoiled Nagar/Hunza Valley in the Northern Pakistan during Autumn. Our journey will begin from a drive from Islamabad to Karimabad, then passing along lush green alpine meadows, remote cultural village, towering snow capped peaks, and pristine lakes, and drive through the scenic Karakoram HW and the Khunjerab Pass which comes near to the border of Pakistan & China. This exciting trip is only suitable to those who are prepared for rugged, adventurous travelling.

Day 1: Departure from SG Airport to Islamabad
Day 2: Islamad & and Rawalpindi, sightseeing
Day 3: Drive to Chilas via Bahusar Pass 4137m
Day 4: Drive to Raikot Bridge by Jeep to Tato village and trek to Fairy Meadows
Day 5: Full day excursion to Nanga parbat base camp 3967m and back to F Meadows
Day 6: Trek down to Tato village, by Jeep to Raikot Bridge and continue drive to Karimabad
Day 7: Visit 700yr old Baltit Fort, 900yr old Altit Fort, and Duiker Valley
Day 8: Drive and excursion to Khunjerab Pass 47300m, back to Passu
Day 9: Visit Gulmit Village, Borith Lake, Suspension Bridge, and Gulmit Museum
Day 10: Drive to Skardu along with Indus River
Day 11: Visit Shigar Fort, Shigar Valley, Satpara Lake and Skardu Town
Day 12: Drive to Khaplu, visit local houses,and Khaplu Fort
Day 13: Drive back to Skardu, visit Kharpucho Fort
Day 14: Drive back to Naran via Babusar Pass 4137m
Day 15: Drive to Islamabad visit Taxila Museum and historical sites
Day 16: Transfer to Islamad airport for flight

How to register: Contact Mei Foong

Open
September 2018
27 Sep - 5 Oct
Mongolia Eagle, Horse-ride Longest Glaciers, Epic Siberia Train

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Cost:LAND COST: 8 Pax at USD1755, 10 Pax at USD1610, 12 Pax at USD1533 Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:8 pax and more
Leader:Dawn Lim Email/WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
Remarks:Deposit of SGD800 is required to secure your slot. Cost includes: Airport transfers in Ulaan Baatar (UB) / Olgii; Return domestic airfare UB-Olgii-UB & airline taxes & fuel; One way Siberia train from UB to Beijing for 28 hours 30 mins; All land transfers as indicated in itinerary; Meals and 1.5L bottle of water per day as indicated in itinerary; Twin/Trip sharing accommodation in Ulaan Baatar and Olgii (hotel on first and last night; ger for 4 nights); Permits & fees: Conservation, National Park fees; Sleeping bag , border permit , visit Kazakh family; Horse trek; Russian jeep. Cost excludes: Travel insurance; Visa free for Singaporean and Malaysian up to 30 days; International flights; One way transfer to airport in Beijing; Meals and water not indicated in itinerary; All tippings

Meet the true descendants of the ancient Central Asian, famed for training Golden Eagles! You’ll be brought up close and personal with the eagle hunter family for the real experience, they are authentic Kazakh hunters (Burkitshi) in their traditional costume!

Trailer- true story of The Eagle Huntress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgI7JSBv0uk

Altai Mountains (Gold Mountain) are a mountain range in Central and East Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together; they are where the rivers Irtysh and Ob have their headwaters. The northwest end of the range merges with the Sayan Mountains to the east, extends southeast, and gradually becomes lower and merges into the high plateau of the Gobi Desert studded with large and celestial lakes.

Taking domestic flight to Bayan-Olgii Province, sharing border with China along the Altai Mountains, immersing in the amazing untouched nature including the eternally snow-capped peaks of the Altai Mountain Range, pristine lakes and rivers. Be driven to Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain for horse trekking with skillful horsemen holding the reign to your horses at all time for beginners, stay in ger, enjoy horse trip in the longest glacier in Mongolia through Potanin Glacier… etc…

We'll also explore The Trans Siberian Railway to China, one of the world’s most epic train journeys. The train will take you in northern China, allow you to cross the Inner Mongolia and the Gobi desert. The varied scenery and camaraderie on board makes non-stop travel on these trains an enjoyable option, maximises your time across China in the ride.

NOTE: A trip to Mongolia requires understanding of no daily showers because we are in a totally unmolested, amazing nature!

Singaporeans no longer need to apply for a visa when travelling to Mongolia for stays of up to 30 days. Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singaporeans-can-now-travel-visa-free-to-mongolia-for-30-days-8927712

Open
1 Sep
SAC 55th Anniversary Celebration

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Cost:FOC include ride (bring your own bike), T-shirt, food, certificate of participation Register By:8 Aug 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:
Leader:John Phang, Yee Lee, Mei Foong Email / WhatsApp:
Remarks:

We are 55 on 1st Sep 2018. Bring your friends and families for a BBQ evening and rekindled the golden years at Pasir Ris Cherryloft Resort Units T1 n T2 from 5.00pm onwards.

The main event for the night is the 55KM Cycling ride that begins at the Resort and turnaround at East Coast Water Venture (27.5km one-way). All are welcome and the ride is “Free n Easy” along the PCN... However, there will be no repair service along the way and every rider is responsible for their bike service condition. Certificate Of Participation will be issued for at end of ride.

Ride Duration: approx 4-5 hr ride till 5pm

Start and End point: Pasir Ris Cherryloft Resort Units T1 n T2

BBQ evening: from 5pm onwards

How to register: contact John Phang at hp# 98154347, Yee Lee at hp# 90230016 or email: tan-yee-lee@hotmail.com, Mei Foong at email: paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg

Open
August 2018
29 Aug - 13 Sep
Eastern Europe for Albania, Montenegro

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Cost:Land Cost EUR 1780 for 8 pax; EUR1950 for 6 pax Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:8 pax and more
Leader:Dawn Lim Email/WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
Remarks:Deposit of SGD500 is required to secure your slot. Cost includes: Accommodation (Apartment/Guesthouse/Hotel); meals indicated in itinerary; all activities (cycling, rafting, kayaking for beginners) with necessary equipment; expert guides for all activities; all Taxes; transfers to and from airports/location to location. Cost excludes: Travel insurance, meals not indicated, international flights.

More than just hiking! Come experience real outdoor activities covering river, sea, land for kayaking, trekking, cycling, rafting suitable for beginners. Immense in unmolested nature with pure river water; fresh air; spectacular wonders, adventure, culture, have a taste of the different traditional delectable of this region. With greater exploration, freedom to roam with these multi activities to enjoy in the care of experienced local guides. (Options of easy or more challenging hike are available)

This incredible drone video of Albania shows the spectacular landscape of the country as you’ve never seen it before; and will make you want to book those flights instantly https://vimeo.com/184707082

Albania is a terrific country to visit. It's only open to tourism and travelers since 1991 and therefore totally unspoiled. Come to Albania before it gets "too" discovered! It's a wonderful destination!!!

Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.

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July 2018
29 Jul
Nature Walk to Admiralty Park cum Woodlands Waterfront

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Cost:Free for members, $2 per non-members Register By:29 July 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng HP:96841992
Remarks:

Admiralty Park is a 20-hectare nature park located in Woodlands. It covers a hilly terrain with Sungei Cina river running through it. There is a mix of primary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats. This park has more than 100 species of flora and fauna; including dragonflies, monkeys and birds. Good area to spot weaver bird nests, monitor lizards or even climbers like the hedgehog rattan, etc. Participants will also enjoy the newly developed mangrove park which is beside Sungei Cina. If time persists, we will walk across to Woodlands Waterfront – to view JB water front and Straits of Johore.

What to wear/bring: Wear light and use covered shoes, bring drink and snacks, umbrella or raincoat, insect repellent, etc.

Time: 8:30am – 11:00am (Note that group will commence walk at 8.45am)
Meeting place: at Admiralty Park (South Entrance) – next to Republic Polytechnic, also walking distance from Causeway Point MRT.
How to register: Just turn up at meeting place and look for the leader Peter Ng

Open
21 Jul
VISIT TO HARMONY IN DIVERSITY GALLERY AND GUIDED TOUR

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Cost:Free for SAC members and family. $2.00 for non member. Register By:16 July 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:
Leader:Alec Ang HP/Email:96312740 / events@sac.sg
Remarks:If more than 20 person sign up for this event, HDG will arrange a 2-hour guided tour commencing at 10am. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before the tour commences.

The Harmony in Diversity Gallery (HDG) aims to promote an appreciation of Singapore's rich religious diversity. It hopes this will foster a spirit of give and take, mutual respect and understanding, necessary to nurture and strengthen the religious peace and harmony we enjoy today.

Within Singapore's rich tapestry of faiths, threads of commonality are interwoven. The Gallery highlights the importance of seeking common ground to build mutual respect and appreciation for the beliefs of others, and the need to protect and expand our common spaces. Join us on this journey of discovery as we learn to embrace our diversity, appreciate our commonalities, and above all, celebrate our unique identity one that recognises that we all have a part to play to protect this precious legacy.

Time: 10am to Noon
Meeting place: Ministry of National Development (MND) Building Annexe B, 7 Maxwell Road, #04-05/06, Singapore 069111. (Above Amoy Street Food Centre). Meet near the entrance of the Gallery by 0945am. SAC Rep will be at the entrance to meet you.
How to Register : email to events@sac.sg, indicating names and how many people are coming.

Open
June 2018
24 Jun
Nature Walk to HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Reflections at Bukit Chandu

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Cost:FOC for SAC members, $2 for non-member Register By:24 Jun 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng HP:96841992
Remarks:This walk is open to members and non-members. Group shall commence walk at 8.45am sharp.

Witness the themed gardens at the HortPark which is a learning hub to nurture an active gardening culture. Via the park connector, we will proceed to the Kent Ridge Park for its rich wartime history, owing to the battles fought in the park during World War II. Nature lovers, heritage explorers, and bird-watchers frequent the Canopy Walk for its unobstructed view of the surrounding forested areas. We will also see a show on the ‘Battle at Bukit Chandu’.

What to wear/bring: Wear light and use covered shoes. Bring snacks, drinks, poncho/rain coat or umbrella, insect repellent, etc.

Time: 8.30am
Waiting Place: at the drop-off point of HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road, S119578.
How to register: Just turn up at waiting place and look for the leader Peter Ng

Closed
23 Jun
Members Night - TALK BY YIP SECK HONG

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Cost:FOC for SAC member and family, $2 for non-member Register By:23 June 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Yip Seck Hong Email / WhatsApp:
Remarks:

Yip Seck Hong just back from a challenging 2 week trek around Manaslu (8163m), the eight highest peak in the world, first climbed by the Japanese in 1956. The high point of the trek was a 12 hour hiking day where we crossed the 5106m Larkya Pass. He will gave a talk on this trip and show some of the 2000 plus photos he took on this trek.

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Venue: SAC Club House, 74-B Lorong 27 Geylang

How to register: Just turn up at meeting place

Closed
May 2018
26 May
Pelepah Waterfalls

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Cost:$80 for SAC members Register By:A.S.A.P.
Grading [?]: Group Size:20
Leader:Tan Yee Lee Email / WhatsApp:tan-yee-lee@hotmail.com / 90230016
Remarks:Early morning departure, to be back in the night. Cost inclusive of early dinner in Kota Tinggi (near riverside).

Join us for this 1 day cooling getaway from the hustle and bustle city life. Pelepah Waterfalls cascades are located in the nearby Kota Tinggi area. We will start the trek in the morning nearby Kota Tinggi waterfalls. A leisurely 3 hours of water-trekking to bring us to the waterfalls where we can laze around and have some fun. The terrain is pretty challenging, where you need to scramble and climb on the soft slopes along the way, walking along the slippery rock face, bouldering on the sides. Please be prepared to be gusty and willing to sprawls some legs to grip onto the rock edges. Someway along the way, we can also enjoy some good "current-cascading" shoulder massage. If fine weather permits, we will explore a cave behind the waterfalls along the way, and try your hands catching prawns and shrimps in the river.

Fitness requirement at least done hiking in Bukit Timah or Gunung Lambak. Unfit or very slow hiker will hold up the group and not achieve objective to find sources of the river. If unsure please call Tan Yee Lee for clarification.

Meeting Time: 7am

How to register: Please contact Yee Lee for form-submission and fee-payment instructions.

Closed
20 May - 2 Jun
Eastern Europe: Montenegro - Albania

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Cost:approximately +/- EUR 1720 for SAC member Register By:
Grading [?]: Group Size:8 pax
Leader:Dawn Lim Email / WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
Remarks:Options of easy and more challenging hike are available

This incredible drone video of Albania shows the spectacular landscape of the country as you’ve never seen it before; and will make you want to book those flights instantly https://vimeo.com/184707082.

Albania is a terrific country to visit. It's only open to tourism and travelers since 1991 and therefore totally unspoiled. Come to Albania before it gets "too" discovered! It's a wonderful destination!!!

Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.

More than just hiking! Come experience real outdoor activities covering river, sea, land, etc... Experience unmolested nature with pure river water; fresh air; spectacular wonders, adventure, culture, have a taste of the different traditional delectable of this region. Greater exploration, the freedom to roam with multi activities to enjoy in the care of experienced local guides, suitable for beginners!

Cost includes:
- Accommodation during expedition
- Meals indicated in itinerary
- All activities (cycling,rafting, kayaking for beginners) with necessary equipment
- Home guide + local & expert guides for all activities
- All Taxes
- Transfers to and from airports / location to location

Cost excludes:
- Travel insurance
- Meals not indicated
- International flights

Closed
April 2018
14 - 25 Apr
Netherlands Biking Tour

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Cost:Approximately S$1200/pax for SAC member (cost sharing) Register By:ASAP, 15 Feb 18, for cheap flight ticket and booking of accommodations.
Grading [?]: Group Size:4 - 8 pax
Leader:Mei Foong Email:paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg
Remarks:Late night departure on 13Apr. Cost include: group accommodations, group transport, group meals, club levy. Cost exclude: international flights, airport tax, visa, tips, personal insurance, bikes and gear rental, personal spending, personal laundry, entrance tickets to attraction sites, water for cycling, meals. Bike rental is approx EUR12/day for a 24-speed gear bike.

Netherlands – a flat landscape country with almost half of its area below the sea level, is an ideal place to explore on 2 wheels. With its beautiful countryside, we will cover both the Northern and Southern region, on 2 wheels past scenic rivers, farmlands, medieval castles, classic windmills, 18th century wealthy Dutch mansions, traditional fishing harbour and villages, old historic town centers, crisscrossed canals, and also get some glimpse of the groundbreaking architecture buildings, along the breezy coastline with its unique protective dunes and dykes under sea-level etc. During our stay in springtime, be amazed by the bold spectacle of vivid colours of tulips and flowery landscape.

Accommodations will be a combination of hostels, motels, traditional canal houses, guesthouses, B&Bs etc. Daily coverage will be approx +/-60km. Expected cycling speed 10km/hr. Participants can choose to extend their stay in Amsterdam after the cycling, for its world-class museums etc.

Though this is a DIY leisure biking tour, participants are expected to be comfortable to cycle independently most of the time, and know how to change punctured tubes, and learn to read directions and maps. This is a group activity, despite that we are mostly self-sufficient throughout the ride, positive characteristics of a team player and group spirit for morale boost and mutual support are required during our stay together in the foreign land.

Number of cycling days: 10days (15Apr-24Apr)

Closed
March 2018
25 Mar
SAC 55th Anniversary Ride

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Cost:Free for SAC member, $5 for non-member. Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:20 pax
Leader:Lim Wee Yin HP/Email:96618989 / weeyin@singnet.com.sg
Remarks:

In celebration of 55th anniversary of Singapore Adventurers' Club, we will ride a distance of 55km from Marina Barrage to Anchorvale C.C., with stopover at NSRCC, Changi Village, and Lor Halus. We will ride along park connector most of the way, at rolling speed of 17-20 km/h.

Please note that, while there will be lead rider and sweeper, this is not a supported ride, meaning that the rider must carry all necessities like spare inner tube, water bottle by themselves throughout the ride. Also, rider must wear helmet and covered shoes. Use of electric powered devices is disallowed and use of shared bicycle is discouraged.

Time: 8am to 2pm

Closed
18 Mar
54th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Singapore Adventurers' Club

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Cost: Register By:18 Mar 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:Only members are invited.
Leader: Email:
Remarks:Only members are invited.

Dear SAC Members,

Please be informed that the 54th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Singapore Adventurers' Club will be held at 2.00pm on Sunday 18 March 2018, at Singapore Adventurers’ Club, 74-B Lorong 27, Geylang, Singapore 388193.

AGENDA of the 54th AGM:

1. To confirm the Minutes of the 53rd Annual General Meeting held on 5th March 2017.
2. Matters arising from the 53rd Annual General Meeting.
3. To receive the Annual Report of the Club for the year ending 31st of December 2017.
4. To receive and, if approved, to pass the Statement of Accounts of the Club for the year ending 31st of December 2017.
5. To consider and decide on the proposed amendments to the Club’s Constitution and any resolution(s), if any, which may be duly submitted as provided in Article 11.1 of the Club’s Constitution.
6. To elect the Year 2018 Management Committee.
7. To appoint an Honorary Auditor for Year 2018.
8. To transact any other business in accordance with the Club's Constitution.

Regards,
SAC MC

Closed
January 2018
20 Jan 2018
Hiking at Chestnut Nature Park (northern loop)

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Cost:Free for SAC members, $2 for non-members Register By:20 Jan 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng Contact:96841992
Remarks:

This newly opened Chestnut Nature Park (northern loop) is the largest nature park to-date, covering 64 hectares of land. There are designated separate trails for hiking and biking; the trail heads under the scenic grove of trees lead to a clearing area where an observation tower, Chestnut Tower, is built. The 8-storey tower gives you a panoramic view of trees top and nearby housing estate. We will also cover undulating terrain to look for durian trees and remnants of old kampong buildings. The highlights include the bustling stream, cluster of pandan and ginger plants, not forgetting the biggest number of simpoh trees at a single park. Learn at least 20 flowers, shrubs, and trees along the trails.

What to wear / bring: Wear light and use covered shoes, bring water and snacks, raincoat or poncho, insects repellent – if children need them.

Approximate duration of walk: 2 hours

Time: 8.30am
Meeting place: Dairy Farm Road, Car park B – meeting point shed
How to register: Just turn up at meeting place

Closed
December 2017
13 - 19 Dec
Bell Mountain and Chiang Khan

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Cost:S$620/pax for SAC member Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:
Leader:Uncle George / email at u.george8847@gmail.com Registration:Please enter this Registration Form
Remarks:

Bell Mountain, 1,288m is in Phu Kradung National Park - reputed to be one of Thailand's most romantic spots. It is a 3-hour trek to the summit and we will see many lovely waterfalls and cliffs. As we enjoy the gorgeous scenery, we also hope to savour sunrise and sunset from the mountain. When you realise that Kradung means bell, it will be no surprise that the mountain is indeed bell-shaped. The challenge of this mountain is a steep but not so difficult 5km trail up from the foothill to the summit. It will take you 4 to 5 hours, ascending about 1000m, passing through a long and interesting trail that with many food & drink stalls. The summit is such another interesting place that comes with pre-built tents and many restaurants.

The park is largely covered with seasonal tropical rain forest and evergreen forests. The 60 square km (mountain top) plateau is a savanna of pines, oak, beech, etc. There are elephant, barking deer and many bird species in the park. Good news for those of you who don't enjoy being waterlogged, there is normally almost no rain during December to February.

Note: if time permit we will stop by Lopburi Province to see the Sunflowers field.

Cost includes transport, full meals, hotel in BKK and Chiangkhan.
Cost excludes airticket, personal insurance, personal tips, laundry, shoppings etc.

Closed
9 Dec
Kampong Trail Walk

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Cost:Free for SAC members, $2 for non-members Register By: 9 Dec 2017
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng Contact:96841992
Remarks:

The Kampong trail covers a few trails; Pandan, Rifle Range, Nangka and Durian Loop. The trail covers the abandoned farms which include many fruit trees, uneven grounds and streams. Also see a stream where villagers once showered, did their laundry and collected water. See and learn at least 10 local trees and shrubs along the trail. If time persists, we will cover Hindhede Nature Park.

Time: 8.30 – 10.30am. Group will commence walk from 8.45am.

Meeting place: Bukit Timah hill carpark, Hindhede Drive.

What to wear / bring: Wear light and covered shoes, bring drink and snacks, rain coat / poncho.

Identification: Look for the person with SAC T-shirt

How to register: Just turn up at meeting place.

Closed
4 - 15 December
Nepal: Ghorephani Trek (12 days)

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Cost: SAC Member: $2,250 (twin-sharing), $2,590 (single). Non-members must become SAC member to join trip; first-year-membership fee is: $80, for membership that lasts till end-2018. Register By:ASAP - the airline seat, due to tight availability, needs to be booked with agent as soon as possible.
Grading [?]: Group Size:4 - 8
Leader:Peng Siong / email natureilove@yahoo.com for enquiries Registration:email natureilove@yahoo.com
Remarks:Please see important info below.

Group Training: will be twice-a-week: once during weekday and once during Sat/Sun.

Itinerary:
Day 1 - Monday 4 Dec 2017: Singapore - Kathmandu (Nepal) - 6:25pm flight
Day 2: Kathmandu: Free & Easy day
Day 3: Kathmandu - Pokhara: road trip
Day 4: Pokhara - Ghandrung (1951m)
Day 5: Ghandrung - Tadapani (2590m)
Day 6: Tadapani - Gorephani (2750m)
Day 7: Gorephani - Poon Hill (3190m) - Tikhedungha (1540m)
Day 8: Tikhedunga - Birethani (1025m) - Pokhara
Day 9: Pokhara: Free & Easy day
Day 10: Pokhara - Kathmandu: road trip
Day 11: Kathmandu - Singapore - 14 Dec 2017 - Free & Easy day, then 9:55pm flight
Day 12 - Friday 15 Dec 2017: to reach Singapore at 0455 hrs

Cost EXCLUDES:
- Airport-Tax ($80)
- VISA (USD25)
- group/personal tips to guide/porters
- personal insurance
- SAC membership fee (for non-members)

Cost INCLUDES:
- AIR-TICKET
- admin fee
- all accommodation
- Down-sleeping-bag when on trek
- All 3 meals are included when out on trek; when in town (Kathmandu & Pokhara), only breakfast is included.

Closed
November 2017
7 - 18 Nov
10 Days Sikkim Trek - Sandakphu Phalut Singalila Ridge

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Cost:approximately +/- USD1216.48 for SAC member Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:min. 6
Leader:Dawn Email / WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
Remarks:

It is said that trekking originated in India in Darjeeling as far as eighty years ago. Trekking means foot travel on the mountain trails. It is an experience that can never be paralleled. Darjeeling has one of the most spectacular treks to offer along with the beauty of the hills. The charms of the Himalaya along with its mysteries gradually unfold as trekkers traverse through the dense forests and verdant landscape, through miles of green-carpeted meadows and sleepy hamlets lost in time. The Sandakphu -Singalila trek as it’s popularly called will enable you to discover the Sublime Himalayan interiors unmarred by mankind.

Sandakphu Phalut Singalila Ridge Trek is defined as one of the most Scenic Treks in the Eastern Himalayas. Singalila Ridge is the only place in the entire eastern Himalayas from where one can view the Four Highest Mountains in the world. V.i.z. Mt.Everest, Makalu, Lhotse & Kanchenjunga.

Moderate to Easy Trekking, this trek is relatively easy for seasoned Trekkers. Trekkers carry only their day packs with their personal Items in them and walk at their own pace. The main baggage will be carried by the ponies / porters.

Accommodation will be provided in comfortable Trekkers Huts and Private lodges wherever available along the trekking trail.

TRIP FACTS:
Minimum No. of Participants: 6 Pax
No. of Days on the Trek: 7 Days
Style of Trek: Tea House Trek
Trek Grade: Moderate to Easy
Highest Point: Sandakphu (3636m)
Highest Camp Site: Sandakphu (3636m)
Starting Point: Bagdogra Airport / Nepal Border / NJP Rail Station
Ending Point: Bagdogra Airport / Nepal Border / NJP Rail Station

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21 Oct
MacRitchie Tree Top Walk

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Cost:FOC for SAC Members, $2 for members’ friend Register By:No registration required
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng HP:96841992
Remarks:

Tree top walk is the highlight of several long hiking routes in MacRitchie covering different stages of a mature secondary forest. The 250 metres bridge connects the highest point of 2 hills namely, Bukit Pierce and Bukit Kalang. Some animals and birds along the trails include the long tailed macaque, squirrels, sunbirds, drongo, monitor lizards, etc. Many local fruit trees like the durians, rambutan, coconuts are still around from this former farm-land. Also be enlightened to 10 to 20 types of flowers, shrubs, trees along the trails.

What to wear/bring/do: Wear light and use covered shoes, drinks and snacks, insects repellent, enjoy the nature and lookout for animals, birds, fishes in the streams, etc.

Estimated distance: 6 km, takes about 3 hrs.

How to register: No registration is required, just turn up at meeting place and look for the leader Peter Ng.

Time: 8am (Group will leave at 8.30am for walk)

Meeting Place: Venus Drive drop-off point.

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20 - 22 October
Gunung Nuang

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Cost:$260 for SAC members Register By:30 Sep
Grading [?]: Group Size:20
Leader:Uncle George / email at u.george8847@gmail.com Registration:Please enter and submit the Registration Form at https://tinyurl.com/ycnshevz
Remarks:Cost includes 2-way-transport, accommodation, and one dinner after the trek.

Mount Nuang is located in Malaysia with the height of 1,493 metres. Its peak borders Pahang and Selangor state and is close to the Pahang-Selangor-Negeri Sembilan border tripoint.

Elevation: 1,493 m

Location: Pahang dan Selangor, Malaysia

http://www.malaysia-traveller.com/gunung-nuang.html

Brief Itinerary:-
Day 1: pick up at AMK MRT station
Day 2: early breakfast at local mama shop, after 8am trek start (pack your own lunch) it will take about 4-5 hrs to the summit and about 3hrs back to the base. Dinner will provided in KL or nearby Ulu Langat, Kajang, depending on the group_s condition. Stay overnight in chalet (base of G. Nuang).
Day 3: Home sweet home (Meals on your own)

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15 October
Gunung Lambak

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Cost:$65 for SAC members Register By:30 Sep
Grading [?]: Group Size:20
Leader:Uncle George / email at u.george8847@gmail.com Registration:Please enter and submit the Registration Form at https://tinyurl.com/ycnshevz
Remarks:Cost includes 2-way-transport and dinner.

This small hill is located not very far from the town of Kluang (JB). Standing at heights of 510m, it takes about one hour to trek to the top. However, this trek is challenging because of its steepness. It is a very suitable introductory hike for beginners as well as a good warm-up for seasoned trekkers.

You need to wear a pair of good trekking boots, bring 2 liters of water, some fruits or chocolate bar will do. Raincoat, insect repellent, personal first aids are optional items.

You can also bring one set of clean clothing to change after the trek. Shower facility is available at the base of G.Lambak before going for lunch in a Chinese restaurant.

pick up point: AMK MRT station, at 6:30am

NOTE : IN THIS TRIP, WE WILL DO THE NORTH PEAK ,BIG TREE AND SOUTH PEAK .

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14 October
Gunung Panti Trek

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Cost:$70 for SAC members, $80 for friends of members Register By:30 Sep 2017
Grading [?]: Group Size:10 or 20
Leader:Tan Yee Lee / email at tan-yee-lee@hotmail.com for enquiries Registration: Please enter this Registration Form
Remarks:Cost includes transport, trekking permit and dinner.

Located near Kota Tinggi in Johor, the 530m high Gunung Panti, well-known to regular trekkers, is a moderate/light strenuous trek in terms of difficulty. Be prepared to put in some effort, especially in uphill-walking, to walk about 2.5 hours from base to summit; and about another 2 hours from summit to base.

Meeting Time: 7 am at Marsiling MRT

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September 2017
29 Sep - 15 Oct
Hunza Valley & The Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek

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Cost:approximately +/- SGD 1,800/pax for SAC member Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:10
Leader:Dawn Lim Email / WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
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The most exciting season in the mountain valley of Pakistan is the Autumn season where nature starts changing colours. We are venturing into one of the 15 best hikes in Pakistan to experience the nature – The Rakaposhi base camp trek combine with the charming Hunza Valley, hail as the real Shangrila, where every fruit in the area ripen to welcome you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VDkU3MfFo

The Rakaposhi base camp trek(great for beginners) presents visitors with a spectacular outlook with adjoining glaciers from Tagafari. The campsite is fantastic with sparkling running water now also serves as a summer pasture for the villagers. This particular trek further leads to Diran base camp with the backdrop of Rakaposhi and serve to be an enthralling hike in Pakistan.

We’ll drive through the 8th wonder of the world, the scenic Karakoram Highway (KKH) also Khunjerab Pass - At a height of 15,397 ft. above sea level, this is the highest paved international road connecting Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region to China’s Xinjiang region which is why it has also been nicknamed the ‘Friendship Highway’ in China.

Duration: 17 days include flight time

Cost includes: All land transport, 8 nights standard hotel stay, all meals, park fees, parking fees, English speaking guide and crew including main chef, assistant cooks, porters, sleeping tent, mats, kitchen tents, mess tents, toilet tent, camping dining sets. Max 15kg/personal baggage

Cost excludes: Flights (Approx SGD900 per 2-way international flight, visa, mineral water, cold drinks, personal tips, personal shopping.

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23 September
Choo Choo Trek

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Cost:$2 Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:30
Leader:Tan Yee Lee / 90230016 Registration: Please SMS name and contact for booking to Tan Yee Lee at 90230016
Remarks:

Join us for a hike along a wild section of the old Malayan Railway line from Bukit Timah to Sunset Estate. The route is muddy at some places with over grown with vegetation and fallen trees and obstacles which make the hike challenging. Participants needs to have an open mind, expect discomfort and keep cool.

Meeting Place: junction of King Albert Park and Bukit Timah Road pedestrian overhead bridge

Meeting Time: 4.30 pm

End Point: approximate time 8.00 pm. at Blk 107A Sunset Estate

Things to bring along: wear sports shoes or sandals, 1 set of clothes for going home, torchlight, drinking water, poncho, repellent, trekking pole (optional)

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1 Sep - 13 Sep
Fascinating Northern Xinjiang

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Cost:approximately +/- SGD2129 for 8 pax for SAC Member Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:8 Pax - cheaper when there are more than 10 pax
Leader:Dawn Lim Email / WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
Remarks:

Come immerse in all the best sites of Northern Xinjiang with more varied scenery in leisure pace. Hike around the picturesque Heavenly Lake and Kanas Lake against the backdrop of gorgeous mountain with landscape alive with orange color from the sunset, green from the pine trees, brown from the rocks, and blue from the lakes. We will also learn about the local nomadic Kazakh people who live around the lake in this awesome colorful autumn season, and trek or horse-ride from Jiadengyu to Hemu Village for around 20km, etc. You'll also get to enjoy very scenic drive along the way.

1st Sep (Friday) is a Public Holiday, need to take only 8 or 9 days leave. Contact Organiser for more details.

Price includes:
- experienced tour leader for all days
- local trekking tour guides
- all transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodations (3 nights yurt-stay; 1 homestay; 7 nights hotel; 1 night guest house)
- 19 meals covered
- entrance tickets for attractions and activities as stated in the itinerary

Price excludes: International flights, tips for guides, travel insurance, horse-riding (typically around 200+ RMB per day per horse), meals not indicated in itinerary

Date: 1 to 13 Sep 2017, Friday to Wednesday (include outbound flight time)

Duration: 12 days

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August 2017
27 August
MacRitchie Reservoir to Bukit Timah Hill Hike

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Cost:FOC for SAC Members, $2 for friends or family of SAC Members Register By:no registration is required
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Tan Yee Lee Email:tan-yee-lee@hotmail.com (for enquiries)
Remarks:

Meeting Point: zig-zag bridge/band-stand at MacRitchie Reservoir

Meeting Time: 8.00 am

No registration is required, just turn up at meeting place and look for the leader Tan Yee Lee.

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23 Aug - 6 Sep
Paris of Siberia with Trans-Siberia Train into Mongolia Gobi Desert

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Cost:approximately +/- SGD 2,995 for SAC member Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:minimum 8 pax
Leader:Dawn Lim Email / WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
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If you want to be surprised, come to Siberia Olkhon Island in the Lake Baikal in summer into autumn. It will be so warm and sunny as you never expect from the place with such a cold reputation. Lake Baikal is really special during this season. You will enjoy the fresh breeze air of Baikal, hot sun and stunningly beautiful nature. You will walk through taiga forest by the Great Baikal Trail, ride a cruise ship to the world's capital of shamanism, and see Baikal Seal (nerpa) habitation site (rookery). Try delicious meat, hit yourself by birch branches in Russian banya (sauna), and visit hi-tech scientific stations and old Buddhist temples. This adventure combines the most interesting activities available in summer into autumn time.

The starting point of adventure to the massive Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is geographically located at the border of Russia and Mongolia with Irkutsk as the administrative center, the biggest city in Eastern Siberia hailed as the "Paris of Siberia".

Trans-Siberia Train into Mongolia - Lying between Russia in the north and China in the south, this remote landlocked country has 260 days of sunshine a year and is, appropriately, known as the 'Land of Blue Sky'.

We’ll journey to the largest and the most spectacular sand dunes of Mongolian Gobi. It’s also known as Duut Mankhan (singing dunes). They are up to 500 m high, 12 km wide and about 100 km long. The largest dunes are in the north-western corner of the range. The dunes are about 250 km from Dalanzadgad city.

Easy adventure, this expedition is relatively easy for seasoned Trekkers with door to door fun adventure.

Price includes: airport pickup and return, all logistic transfers, sightseeing, National Park entrance fees, Trans-Siberia Train, Nomad Family Ger stay in Mongolia with sleeping bag, guesthouse, 2-nite 3 star hotel stay in Mongolia, meals as per itinerary, local guide services; camel ride, 1.5L bottled water per day per person in Mongolia.

Price excludes: all flight tickets, visa fee, optional tips, travel insurance, meals not indicated in itinerary, Russian Sauna and bicycle rental.

Duration: 15 days include flight time.

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20 August
Gunung Belumut

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Cost:$75 for SAC members Register By:5 Aug 2017
Grading [?]: Group Size:10 or 20
Leader:Uncle George / email at u.george8847@gmail.com Registration:Please enter this Registration Form
Remarks:Cost includes 2 way-transport, one dinner after trek in Kluang, trekking permit and guide.

Some people consider Gunung Belumut short and sharp, which means that compared to other mountains of similar heights like Mt Ophir, the trek to the summit is shorter but steeper. It is not an easy trek. In fact it can be quite physically demanding at certain parts, in particular one very long upslope about 45min after start point and another one during the last third of the trek. It is therefore strongly advised that you do lots of staircase training in preparation for this trek. It takes about 3 to 4 hrs (depending on your trekking-fitness level) to reach the summit from the base and about 4 to 5 hrs to return to base. So during the whole trek, you should pace yourself properly, remember not to walk too fast at the beginning. Since there is no water-point during the trek, do carry at least 2 litres of drinking water with you.

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11 - 13 Aug
Pulau Perhentian - Pulau Rawalpindi - Pulau Ekor Burong

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Cost:S$400 for SAC member Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:
Leader:Uncle George Email / WhatsApp:u.george8847@gmail.com / 97899082
Remarks:Cost includes: Full board. Cost not includ: personal insurance, tips, air tickets, shopping, laundry.

The Perhentian Islands are islands in Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia. Explore one of the wonderful underwater lives with beautiful corals, turtles and fishes. The islands offer one of the best snorkeling spots in Malaysia. We will be staying in the Pulau Perhentian Resort (Full Board).

Day 1: Pick up from Kota Bahru Airport n transfer to Pulau Perhentian Resort afternoon Snorkeling. (L/D)

Day 2: After breakfast go to P. Ekor & P. Burong for snorkeling. (B/L/D)

Day 3: Transfer to Kota Bahru airport. (B)

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3 - 10 Aug
The Great Migration – Out of Africa

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Cost:aproximately +/- S$2270/pax for SAC member Register By:30 Mar 2017
Grading [?]: Group Size:minimum 6 pax
Leader:Dawn Lim Email / WhatsApp:dawngogogo@gmail.com / 97719515
Remarks: Early departure, check in Wednesday night, 2 Aug by 2245 hours.

One of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”, also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. It’s possible to experience this real-life phenomenon by being there, no longer through the goggle box in our home on animal documentary….and yes, we are talking about Africa. The Wildebeest Migration!

Masai Mara is most famous for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in July/August. During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles. This crossing gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”. Been warranted by travelers that the wildebeest river crossing viewings are not guaranteed, hence I asked the guide: “how good are the chances of catching the migration and river crossing?” The answer: “70 - 80% BECAUSE THIS IS NATURE”!

How about taking to the skies for the ultimate Masai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara for the flight of a lifetime! You will be over the most inaccessible and undisturbed parts of the Mara, with only the intermittent whisper of the balloon’s gas burners punctuating the silence of your majestic flight with a fantastic 360-degree bird’s-eye view as one of the most dramatic scenes in nature unfolds beneath you!

Finally, for something less intense, visit to Lake Bogoria for a Central Kenya Safari to view the hot springs and geysers and the thousands of Flamingo. What a treat for nature lover, animal lover, bird watcher and photographer hoping to catch the best shot of their life!

NOTE:
- Pregnant, more senior people or those with back problems are not recommended to go on such trips as journey out there is very bumpy road.

Cost include:
- Accommodation (Hotel/lodges/Nice Cozy Camp)
- AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctor services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
- All meals of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes
- Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography
- Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat
- Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris
- A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment
- Each 4x4 Toyota Hiace minivan carries safari accessories including window sit, first-aid kit, ice-chest, and fire extinguisher
- Bottled mineral water during game drives
- Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary
- All government taxes, levies, and fees
- Pick up and drop off transfers

Cost not included:
• International airfares (Around SGD856 as at 2 Oct 2016)
• Visa fee at USD50 upon arrival or online
• Hot Air balloon at USD475
• Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
• Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide at no less than USD5 per day as a gauge
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
• Laundry services

How to Register: contact Dawn Lim at dawngogogo@gmail.com or WhatsApp 97719515

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