Friday, 23 October 2015

Pre-departure reminders

Please do the following before we meet on 26 Oct:


Hand luggage
  • Personal medication (asthma inhaler, motion sickness pills, plaster, small medicated oil for giddiness/stomachache)
  • jacket, antibacterial wet wipes, passport, pen for filling up immigration form, handbook, LD, external battery, thermometer, mosquito patches for Cuci tunnel visit, empty water bottle). 
  • You can fill up your water bottle after clearing Singapore custom. Keep your wire in the check in luggage. 
Learning Materials
  • Download ibook author (if you have not) - You are going to document your reflection in the iBook. 
  • Create a folder that contains the images you will need for the art project. Wifi may not be available.
  • Put your handout in a file and bring your pencil case. 
  • Wrap your 3 souvenirs individually.
  • Plan your design and colour scheme for the hexagon you are going to make with your Vietnamese buddy. Use your hexagon cutout as a template and trace it on a piece of plain paper)
  • Bring your first hexagon and pack in the 10 you have made. We are bringing the same set of materials over to Vietnam.
Admin
  • Download a currency converter app that you like - useful because Vietnam dong is in very big value (Eg: XE)
  • Photostat a copy of your passport and put it in your check in luggage
  • Ensure you download Skype on your phone/LD if you wish to video conference with your family. 
  • Ensure you switch off the data roam before you leave Singapore. Your parents can call Singtel/Starhub/M1 to turn if off in case you turn it on accidentally. It is chargeable and expensive.



See you.....

26 Oct 2015, Monday
Changi Airport Terminal 2
Row 5
7.00 am / 0700
SQ 172

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Revised Itinerary

Revised itinerary - 12 Oct

5D4N GCP Trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Singapore Airlines (SQ) Flight Schedule:
SIN-SGN           SQ 172            26OCT15            ETD 0950 / ETA 1100
SGN-SIN           SQ 185            30OCT15            ETD 1950 / ETA 2255

Day 1 - 26 Oct 2015: SIN-SGN                                                                                (MOB/ L / D)
1100 Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport via SQ172
1145 Cleared Immigration. Meet and Greet by friendly tour guide and transport escort
1215 Lunch at a local restaurant
1315 Proceed to Cu Chi Tunnels
1700 Dinner in local restaurant
1830 Water Puppetry Show @ Golden Dragon Theatre
1930 Proceed to Check-In into Hotel
2100 Debrief and Lights Off

Day 2 -  27 Oct 2015: HCM                                                                                            (B/ L / D)

0800 Breakfast at Hotel
0930 Proceed for industrial park visit
Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park: Visit Yakult Company (from 10:30 – 12 am)
1300 Proceed to The War Remnant Museum
1500 Proceed to Ho Chi Minh City Tour:  
  • The Reunification Palace (Independence Palace): This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30, 1975, what the Vietnamese refer to as the ‘American War' officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time, the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam .
  • Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city's skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country's largest post office.
  • The Saigon Opera House was custom built in 1897 by French architect Eugene Ferret. In 1955 it was transformed into South Vietnam's Assembly House and has undergone several refurbishments since. It is only open to the public during events. Tickets are available on location in District 1, Saigon.
  • City Hall: Current name is Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. Completed in 1908 by the French, the former Hotel de Ville's design is based on the Paris original. It remains as one of the most stunning colonial monuments especially when floodlit at night
1800 Dinner at local restaurant
1900 Transfer back hotel
2100 Debrief and Lights Off





Day 3 - 28 Oct 2015: HCM                                                                                             (B/ L / D)

0700 Breakfast at Hotel
0800    Proceed for full day Dinh Thien Ly School exchange & immersion
           (Lawrence S. Ting School)
1200 Packed Lunch
1300 Continue activities
1800 Dinner at local restaurant
2100    Back to hotel/ Debrief and Lights Off

Day 4 - 29 Oct 2015: HCM                                                                                              (B/ L/ D)

0645    Breakfast at Hotel
0745    Proceed to Can Gio (*road trip approx. 2 hours)
0945    Arrival at full day Crocodile farm and Can Gio Mangrove Forest for activities
1200    Lunch in a local restaurant
1300    Continue activities
1630    Transfer back Ho Chi Minh City
1830    Transfer to hotel
2100    Debrief and Lights Off  

Day 5 - 30 Oct 2015: SGN – SIN                                                                              (B/ L/ MOB)

0700 Breakfast at Hotel. Check-Out
0800 Cooking Class at Saigon Cooking School @ 74 Hai Ba Trung Street
1200 Lunch your own cooking
1230 Lunch in a local restaurant
1330 Proceed to Ben Thanh Market and Chinatown
1630 Transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport
1950 Flight departs back Singapore
End of Tour

**Above Itinerary subjected to changes due to unforeseen circumstances**

Monday, 5 October 2015

13 October, Tuesday

Time: 1.30 pm
Venue: ADMT studio 2

Finish the following:
- 1 hexagon done according to your theme
- 1 thank you card to your buddy

To do:
- cut hexagon shapes to bring over to Lawrence Ting School

HCMC Collaborative Art Project

Hi all,

Collaborative Art Project Slides here:

Collaborative Art Project

Have fun!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Update on Pre-GCP Workshop

Dear all, Please note the following changes to the workshop (changes highlighted in bold):

Venue: ADMT Studio 2 (changed from LO2)
Time: 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm (may be longer)

Objective:
Make a thank you card for Lawrence Ting School friends
Discuss and research on your GCP project

Bring materials:
Learning Device
Drawing papers, Sharpies, Colour pencils, Colour papers, Glue etc
Only scissors, cutting board and knives will be provided

The briefing will start promptly at 12noon. Please be punctual and sit in your respective groups.