Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Centre for Language Studies

The Fourth CLS International Conference
CLaSIC 2010
Individual Characteristics and Subjective Variables
in Language Learning
Singapore, 2-4 December 2010

Social Programme


The ClaSIC 2010 Organising Committee has planned an attractive and varied social programme for the conference participants. Social activities include the official conference dinner on 3 December 2010 at theKent Ridge Guild Houseand a half-day tour to the Peranakan Museum, the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserveand One Raffles Quay (Marina Bay Sands Resort)on 4 December 2010.
There are no charges for all registrants to participate in the tour and official conference dinner.We would appreciate it greatly if you could inform us by 18 November 2010 of your interest in participating in the official conference dinner and the tour by sending an email to .


CLaSIC 2010 Excursion Itinerary (Saturday, 4 December 2010)

(You are advised to put on comfortable clothing and walking shoes)

14:15 hrs Meet at the Orchard Hotel Lobby.  
Heading to the Peranakan Museum.
14:30 hrs Arrival at the Peranakan Museum.  

The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan*communitiesin the former Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang and their links with other communities in Southeast Asia. It is a boutique museum with one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan artefacts in the world. (* “Peranakan” is a term used for the descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants to the Nusantara region.)  

15:15 hrs Depart from the Peranakan Museum.
Heading to the
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

16:00 hrs

Arrive at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.  

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, with an area of 130 hectares, is a nature reserve located in the Northwest area of Singapore. Its global importance as a stop-over point for migratory birds was recognised by the Wetlands International's inclusion of the reserve into the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Site Network


17:45 hrs

Depart from the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Heading to One Raffles Quay / (Marina Bay Sands Resort).

18:30 hrs

Arrive at One Raffles Quay / (Marina Bay Sands Resort).  

The Marina Bay Sands Resort, designed by a leading architect Moshe Safdie who based it on a deck of cards, integrates the waterfront promenade with the retail arcade combining civic space, shopping, indoor and outdoor spaces endowed with city skyline views, daylight and plant life.  


20:30 hrs

Bus returns** to the Orchard Hotel.  

* * Guests who wish to stay on to explore the night life around Marina Bay Sands Resort are advised to arrange their own transportation back to the hotel (e.g. by taxi or MRT).

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