Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Centre for Language Studies

The Fifth CLS International Conference
CLaSIC 2012
Culture in Foreign Language Learning:
Framing and Reframing the Issue
Singapore, 6-8 December 2012


Social Programme


The ClaSIC 2012 Organising Committee has planned an attractive and varied social programme for the conference participants. Social activities include the official conference dinner on 7 December 2012 at PeraMakan restaurant and a half-day tour to Thian Hock Keng Temple, Jamae Chulia Mosque, Sri Mariaman Temple and Gardens by the bay on 8 December 2012. There are no charges for all registrants to participate in the tour and official conference dinner. If your partner and/or children who have not registered for the conference wish to join the social programme, they can do so with a little fee.


Conference dinner only: $65/person
Excursion trip only: $30/person
Conference dinner and excursion trip package: $90/person


CLaSIC 2012 Excursion Itinerary (Saturday, 8 December 2012)
(Participants are advised to put on comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Please bring along an umbrella as well)
14:15hrs Meet at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House
Heading to Chinatown
14:30hrs Arrival at Chinatown

Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, Jamae Chulia Mosque, Sri Mariaman Temple (Guided tour is provided)

Thian Hock Keng Temple, translated as the Temple of Heavenly Happiness, is the most ancient and important Hoklo temple in Singapore.

Jamae Chulia Mosque was built in 1826 by the Chulias (Tamil Muslims from  Chola Kingdom of Tamil Nadu along the Coromandel Coast of Southern India, were among Singapore's earliest immigrants).

Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest and largest temple in Singapore. http://www.heb.gov.sg/temples/8-sri-mariamman-temple-
17:00hrs Depart from Chinatown
Heading to Gardens by the Bay
17:20hrs Arrive at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay brings to life NParks' vision of creating a City in a Garden. The Gardens captures the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City with the perfect environment in which to live and work - making Singapore a leading global city of the 21st century. Don’t miss the daily shows on at 7:45pm and 8:45pm. You will not only enjoy the nature and beauty in the gardens but also witness the signature nightly display of magical lights and music and the giant Supertrees. www.gardensbythebay.org.sg/
20:30hrs Bus returns** to the Hotel.
* * Guests who wish to stay on to explore the night life around Marina Bay Sands are advised to arrange their own transportation back to the hotel (e.g. by taxi or MRT).


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