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     Social Programme

The ClaSIC 2008 Organising Committee has planned an attractive and varied social programme for the conference participants. Social activities include the official conference dinner on 5 December at Made in China @ Hua Song and a tour to the Singapore Botanic Gardens and National Museum of Singapore on 7 December.

Singapore Botanic Gardens, spreading over 60 hectares and being close to the city centre, showcase a magnificent collections of plants. Some highli ghts include the ginger garden, the succulent gardens, the cactus garden , the Bonsai display, a section of rainforest, and, of course, the National Orchid Garden, one of the world's largest orchid collections.

The National Museum of Singapore was reopened in December 2006 after a period of three and a half years of redevelopment. Its new look consists of Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style with a dome at the front of the building. It is designed to be the people's museum, more than just a space for exhibition and artifacts. So do experience it yourself. The museum is located in the city centre. Click here for the location map.

The itinerary of the (guided) tours is as follows:

CLaSIC 2008 Excursion Itinerary
(Sunday, 7 December 2008)

9.30 am

Pick up at River View Hotel

10.00 am

Arrival at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Free & Easy tour starts from the Visitor Centre at Central Core. Participants will be given enough time to explore the gardens. We would like to recommend participants to stroll at the Tanglin Core the Bukit Timah Core and the Orchid Garden

Map of the gardens is available at the Visitor Centre near the entrance Nassim Gate where the participants will alight from the bus. Participants will be issued the entrance ticket to the Orchid Garden worth SGD 5 without extra charges.

12.00 nn

Lunch at one of the F&B outlets (guests' own expense)

1.30 pm

Heading to National Museum of Singapore

2.00 pm

Arrival at the National Museum of Singapore  

Participants will be issued the admission ticket for the museum. The ticket allows admission to Singapore History Gallery and Singapore Living Galleries but may exclude admission to some temporary exhibitions.

2.00-4:00 pm

Tour in the museum and its surrounding area


Heading back to the River View Hotel

The bus will leave the museum at 4pm sharp and head back to the River View Hotel. If you still feel like walking around the city after the (guided) tour, please feel free to do so, but do inform our person-in-charge beforehand.

The organiser reserves the right to amend the above programme, if necessary, without prior notice.

The fees for the official conference dinner and the tours are included in the registration fee. Therefore, no extra charges are necessary. We would appreciate it greatly if you could inform us by 17 November of your interest in participating in the conference dinner and the tours by sending us an email to