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Description of Tour (e.g. Provision of 7-day Immersion Programme) Tour Objectives (e.g. To expose the students to international games training standards and provide the opportunity for them to spar with China counterparts.) Destination (e.g. Brisbane, Australia)

7-Day Internationalisation trip with community work and cultural exchange 1. To acquire global perspectives to understand Singapore survival instincts and build a sense of belonging and shared identity Enrich cultural awareness Service work to benefit a community

Vietnam, Hanoi
Bidders shall propose itinerary which must include the followings: 1. Education (i.e. History, Socio-Political Issues, Economy etc.) on the country of visit 2. Opportunities for Cultural Exchange with the local community 3. Service work (i.e. hard work or soft skills etc.) to benefit a local community 4. Visit to successful Singaporeans/ Singapore organization at the country of visit (If available) All itinerary should include • Flight Information (Kenny arrange)

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Literature Temple

Ha Long Bay

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Chu Dau Ceramic Workshop

Primary pupil at Tho Ha

Camp-fire Activity

Pupils are exchanging lesson

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Accommodation will be arranged at CWD Hotel by West Lake. Triple room will be provided. Transportation types: 45 seat- shuttle bus as below picture. Name, history and profile of school/ community in the country of visit will be provided soon and well selected to met your demand and suit your needs. School boys and girls can speak English so that we can talk, discuss and exchange. Expected service work to be carried out (please see our itinerary) Breakdown of total package price Details of travel insurance policy (Kenny arrange) CV of the guide leading the trip will be provided and all guides have been well selected, interviewed and trained by Hapro Travel. Hapro Travel remarks and gives points to our guide monthly.


Day 1, 11th Mar 2009: Singapore – Hanoi (D) Hapro Travel guide and bus pick you up and transfer to your hotel in the center of Hanoi. Upon your arrival flight, we will arrange the dinner in a local restaurant. O/N in Hanoi Day 2, 12th Mar 2009: Hanoi – School visit (B, L, D) Breakfast at the hotel Optional schools1 are selected to visit: Nguyen Truong To or Chu Van An, Marie Curie, Giang Vo Secondary Schools. 08:00: Guide and bus pick up and transfer to one of the indicated secondary school above for exchange of culture, activities, study experience .,etc. 12:00: Have lunch in a local restaurant. 13:30: Continue your visit to the Museum of Ethnology, a bit drive out of the city centre. Here, you may find a good collection

Regarding to selected schools mentioned above, Hapro Operator will further and closely work and discuss with the one of those schools for details of culture exchange activity and map out to expose the students to international games training standards and provide the opportunity for them to spar with Vietnam counterparts.

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of the cultural mosaic of all 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum. In its planning for the future, the Museum intends to present the cultures and civilizations of other countries of South-East Asia as well as in the region. Back to the city centre. Taking a leisurely cyclo ride though the classic streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter before heading to the water puppet show 17:30: Back to Hotel. Free at leisure. 18:30: Have dinner in a local restaurant. O/N in Hanoi Day 3, 13th Mar 2009: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D) Breakfast at the hotel Coming to Ha Long you will have a chance to discover the picturesque Ha Long and to discover the beautiful grottoes and islets with different shapes. With 1,969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given names in Ha Long bay such as Dau Go grotto, Thien Cung Grotto, Surprise grotto and so on...., it is really the paradise on earth that waiting for you trip. 08:00: Leave Hanoi by road for Ha Long Bay. Enjoy the three-hour journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrival in Halong Bay. 12h15: Boarding Huong Hai Junk. 12h45: Start cruising 13h00: Have lunch on board with sea food. 13h30: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves. Back to the shore for hotel check-in. Have dinner in local restaurant. O/N in Ha Long Day 4, 14th Mar 2009: Ha Long– Chu Dau 2 – Tho Ha - Hanoi (B, L, D) Breakfast at the hotel 08:00: Check out. Our bus and guide will pick you up and transfer to Hanoi. On the way, we visit Chu Dau Ceramic Workshop. Here you will be attracted by verified productions that make you exciting. Right here our craftsman will guide you how to make or create then you can practice your self, your self made things will be finished and handed to you before the end of your trip in Vietnam. And we prepare some raw products that you can write, draw and sign your name on them and you are sure to get them before the departure. After visit to Chua Dau Ceramic Workshop. 12:30: We have lunch in a local restaurant in Bac Ninh City. 13:40: We continue to Tho Ha Village3, here your pupils will take part in some community activities with slogan “For a clean environment”: collect rubbish and clean environment4 together with local people and schools here. Then back to Ha Noi. 19:00: Have dinner in a local restaurant. In the evening, free at leisure. O/N in Hanoi Day 5, 15th Mar 2009: Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam (B, L, D) Breakfast at the hotel A full day city tour of Vietnam's capital. Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. The city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum Complex, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum, the Temple of Literature, the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter by cyclo (one hour). In the evening, enjoy Vietnamese traditional water puppet show. 08:00: Hapro Travel’s bus and guide meet you at your hotel. Start of the tour journey visit along Hanoi’s Old Quarter and transfer to Ba Dinh Square, where you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho, his stilt house - where the President lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, and Presidential Palace. The next place is One Pillar Pagoda - a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake, the Literature Temple – known as the first University of Vietnam or the Confucianism Temple, then the Fine Art Museum. 12:00 Have lunch in local restaurant. 14:00: Visit to successful Singaporeans/ Singapore organizations in Ha Noi. Back to hotel to prepare sport clothes and shoes to join some games such as Keo Co (Drag race), Bit Mat Bat De (Blind-man’s buff), Dap Noi Dat (Blindfold to break clay pot) …, at Botanic Zoo near the hotel. Free relax. 19: 15 Pick up at your hotel for dinner in local restaurant. O/N in Ha Noi Day 6, 16th Mar 2009: Hanoi – Mai Chau5/(Hoa Binh Province) HOMESTAY (B, L, D)

Many contemporary Vietnamese are proud of such traditional ceramic making villages as Bat Trang, Phu Lang, Tho Ha, Huong Canh, My Cuong, Ly Xuyen and My Thieu, whose delicate products are considered symbols of the national civilization and national historical chronicle. But few of them know about Chu Dau Village in Hai Duong Province, which flourished for more than 200 years, but declined in the early 17th century, and now has its ancient products displayed at 46 famous museums worldwide. This traditional ceramic making village with a once glorious history is now under strong revival.

Tho Ha Village is situated on the bank of Cau River, about 52km from Hanoi, in Bac Giang province. Tho Ha used to be a famous place of Gom Sanh (Pottery without glaze fired with dry grass, and then firewood and coal). In the early 1980s, Tho Ha villagers turned to making dry pancakes and raising animals as pottery was gradually abandoned. You will discover here a real country life with the special walls have attracted film producers, painters, and photographers.

Where a school locates and a pagoda is available


Mai Chau is a 139km trip from Hanoi, and 66km further on from Hoa Binh. Though it's not far, the trip from Hoa Binh to here takes almost two hours by motorbike due to the mountainous terrain. Mai Chau is in a valley just over the biggest hump, about 10 km from the Song Da river and only 150 metres above sea level. The village, nestled between two towering cliffs and surrounded by emerald green paddies, is an enchanting sight as you wind down the cliff side. Mai Chau itself presents an idyllic rural valley that could easily charm you into staying longer than intended. In spring Mai Chau is a bright, almost parrot-green and by autumn this green transforms into golden hues as the rice approaches harvest. Taking the time to watch these transitions of colour seems like a perfectly useful way to spend your life while in Mai Chau. Those bemoaning the dearth of truly budget accommodation in Vietnam will be happy to learn that this is one place you can stay for a song. The star attraction here is a 'home stay' in a stilt house in one of the two ethnic White Thai villages, Ban Pom Coong and Ban Lac. But, it's hardly like trucking into a Karen village in northern Thailand and staying in the spare room of someone's house.

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Breakfast at the hotel Our guide and bus of Hapro Travel pick you up and transfer to Mai Chau in Hoa Binh Province to visit and discover ethnic minority villages such as Muong or Thai. Have lunch in a local restaurant. The Evening comes up with team work and unitive activities6 such as camp-fire with ethnic dance and enjoy some foods. O/N in Ha Noi Note for this day: A group of Vietnamese pupils will travel and joint all activities with you in Mai Chau. Day 7, 17th Mar 2009: Mai Chau - Hanoi – Singapore (B, L) Breakfast at the local restaurant Leaving Mai Chau for Hanoi. Have lunch in a local restaurant. It depends on your flight we will transfer you to Hanoi Centre or direct to Noi Bai Airport. THE PACKAGE PER PERSON PER TOUR: 432 USD/ Pax/ Tour (Effective to a group of 33 + 02 FOC) BREAK DOWN PRICE IN USD PER PAX AS ITINERARY
Accommodation 103 Transfer 50 Halal Meals 124 Entrance Fees 39 Guide 26 Other 7 34 Exchange8 56 Total 432


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Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles as itinerary mentioned (45 seat shuttle bus) Private English speaking local tour guide is applicable for tour days Accommodation based on Triple sharing room. 4 hours cruising trip on Ha Long Bay Halal meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner) Cyclo, Water Puppet Show All admission fees at attractions mentioned in the itinerary Games at Botanic Zoo and Community activity in Tho Ha, Team building and camp-fire in Mai Chau. Guiding, painting, drawing fees in Chu Dau Ceramic Work Shop & 01 self-made gift of Chu Dau Products. 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day. Hapro Travel service charge.

• International airtickets and airport tax… Drinks, tips and other personal expenses Others those not mentioned in the inclusion. HOTELS FOR TOUR CITIES Ha Noi Ha Long Mai Chau ACCOMODATIONS CWD Hotel 3* – www.women-bds.com Blue Sky Hotel 3* – www.halongblueskyhotel.com Home stay (sharing in a big house or stilted-house) ROOM CATEGORY ROH SUPERIOR

HAPRO TRAVEL OFFERS: Free of charge for consultant and contact fee with related schools and organizations NOTES:

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All museums are closed on Mondays. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays and opens only in the morning from 7:30 – 11:00 and annually closes for two months in October and November for maintenance. Short clothes are not allowed in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and pagodas. Your clothes need to be long enough to cover your knees and shoulders. Sport clothes, shoes and comfortable wears should be taken with you to joint our some games and do community deed in Tho Ha

The 'bare bones' accommodation here is purpose-built to give tourists the 'home stay' experience, while the watchful eye of the government makes sure they have western toilets, ample bedding, and sometimes even satellite TVs in the common rooms. Ban Lac is the more developed of the two, and the main drag was packed with tourists and tour buses on our visit, people playing pool at an outdoor billiards table, and pop music blasting on a sound system somewhere. But this, surprisingly, does not spoil the fun all that much. The home stay are still run by ethnic minority families who have lived on and worked the land for generations, and it's heartening to see how the influx of tourist dollars hasn't changed their essential character, which we gauge to be as warm and easy-going as you please. Driving for a bargain here is a meandering lark through the countryside compared to Hanoi.
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Please view some activities in Mai Chau in the following link: http://www.video4viet.com/watchvideo.html?id=YKiNJZAbfhU&title=The%20Lac%20Village%20In %20Maichau,%20Vietnam

Such as boat trip on Ha Long Bay, guiding fee, games, camp-fire and tools… Expenses for a group of 15 Vietnamese pupils to travel with you and take part in camp-fire activity in Mai Chau

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Village. Hotels in a good location, in case the indicated hotels above are fully booked, the other similar standards are chosen to replace.

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Preferred places of interest/ organisation

1. Ha Noi, the capital of Vietnam. 2. Ha Long Bay, the world heritage 3. Chu Dau and Tho Ha: learn skill, experience and work for the good of community. 4. Mai Chau (Hoa Binh Province): Ethnic villages, team and cultural exchange and home stay.

Departure date (dd/mmm/yyyy) Preferred departure time (e.g. morning, mid-day, evening) Return date (dd/mmm/yyyy) Preferred return time (e.g. morning, mid-day, evening) Airlines preference (e.g. Singapore Airlines or equivalent – Economy class)

11/03/2009 Morning 17/03/2009 Evening
Singapore Airlines (1st) Economy class (Kenny arrange)

No. of Participants
No. of Participants (below 12 years old) No. of Participants (12 years old & above)

Estimated 30 pupils and 3 teachers

Type of Lodging (e.g. 3-star Hotel, Hostel, Home Stay)

Students: 3-star hotel Teachers: 3-star hotel Students: Triple sharing Room Type (e.g. twin-sharing, triple-sharing) Teachers: Triple sharing To provide a room to accommodate all the students and teachers for the morning devotion and night reflection

Function Room (e.g. To provide a function room within the hotel to accommodate 70 students for the purpose of band practice Day 2) Remarks

All meals shall be provided (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Meal type (e.g. Continental breakfast, pack lunch for Day 3) No. of participants require Halal meals No. of participants require Vegetarian meals (Note: Strictly no onion, garlic, leek and egg) Remarks

Yes Halal Pax 0 Pax

All land transportation shall be provided (air-conditioned coach) Transport required to transfer between school and Changi Airport Transportation of Musical Instruments (School to attach list of instruments using Annex B) Remarks

Yes No No

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Tour Manager / Guide
To provide Tour Manager from Singapore to accompany the group throughout the trip To provide Local Tour Guide to accompany the group throughout the trip Remarks

Yes Yes

Qty: 1 Qty: 1

- Accidental Death or Total Permanent Disablement - Accidental Medical Expenses Reimbursement (Incurred overseas/Upon return to Singapore) - Hospitalization allowance - Compassionate Visit by a Relative - Child Guard - Trip Cancellation, Trip Curtailment, Trip Postponement - Loss or damage to baggage and belongings - Travel document and money - Travel delay, terrorism and hijack cover etc. - Baggage delay

Individual minimum coverage of up to $100,000 per person with:

All Emergency Medical Evacuation Expenses (including aeromedical life support) All Repatriation Expenses

Unlimited coverage Unlimited coverage

Visa Application required Remarks

Qty: -


Subject to changes

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Total Package Price per Person quoted shall include

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Total Package Price per Person quoted shall exclude Remarks

Return Airfare All taxes (i.e. airport tax) and Fuel Surcharges (including any increase after confirmation) Educational Programme and Costs of materials (the cost of materials for the project must be presented clearly) Full Boarding (Food must be halal) All transportation Entrance fees to places of visits Travel Insurance (Unlimited Evacuation) (Kenny

arrange) Tips (Kenny arrange) Visa fee & Visa Handling fee (Kenny arrange)

All costs must be included in the Total Package Price per Person quoted and no hidden cost will be entertained.

Other Requirements

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To conduct pre-departure briefing & distribute tour handouts, itinerary & luggage tag

1. To conduct pre-trip briefing and education talks (if required) to both parents and pupils. All briefing documents are to be provided at the point of briefing.

(Kenny arrange) (Kenny arrange)

2. To be prepared to present the proposed programme to the teachers prior to any confirmation of bids.

To provide banner for the purpose of phototaking in the country of visit Remarks


Important Note: 1. Comprehensive itinerary for the whole trip 2. Detailed information of flight, accommodation, transportation and meals. 3. The name, history and profile of the local school in the country of visit for immersion programme. 4. Breakdown of the Total Package Price per person (i.e. using Price Quotation Template) 5. Details of Travel Insurance Policy 6. Curriculum vitae of trainer (if applicable).

CWD Hotel gallery:

View to West Lake from balcony restaurant

Standard room

A corner of hotel

Hapro Travel Bus (45 seats)

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