Register for the 7th Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference (19-22 June 2012) to be held at the National Museum of Singapore. Registration is free, space allowing, courtesy of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
If you are scheduled to present and have not yet registered, please send in your registration form immediately, as the regular deadlines have passed.
If you would like to attend as an audience member (non-presenter), the deadline to register is 4 June 2012. Please email your completed form back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are fortunate in that this year’s conference is receiving financial support from the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University. Thanks to this support, we are, for this year only, able to waive registration fees in order to help offset the higher cost of staying in Singapore compared to other Southeast Asian cities (it was recently ranked as having the highest hotel room rates in Asia).
There will additionally be some funding available to assist paper presenters within income guidelines (as specified on the conference registration form) with hotel costs upon application. This funding will be in the form of one night or more of lodging at one of the three conference hotels (the YMCA International House, the Victoria Hotel, and the Santa Grand Hotel Bugis, described below), which would be billed directly to NTU. Those of you who plan to apply for the funding (by ticking the box on the registration form) should therefore also make reservations to stay at one of the conference hotels in advance of the respective deadlines.
The main conference hotel will be the YMCA International House, where we have a preferential rate for a Superior Single/Twin of SGD 169.49 nett per night, in a block of rooms being held until 7 May. The YMCA has the advantage of being located directly across the street from the conference location, and its comfortable, renovated rooms include free wi-fi and daily breakfast. Another advantage is that for those on a tighter budget, the YMCA also has dormitory-style accommodation available, for SGD 40++ per night. Please make your reservations promptly should you wish to stay at the main conference hotel. For those wishing to reserve a Superior Single/Twin, please use the reservation form, which should be mailed back to the specified YMCA email address (not to us). For those wishing to reserve a space in the YMCA dormitory, please use the online reservation form at the website; the on-line menu refers to this option as the “Students Room’s Bed.”
We have additional blocks of rooms at preferential rates in the other two designated conference hotels, the Victoria Hotel and the Santa Grand Hotel Bugis, held until 31 May. The Victoria Hotel has the advantage of a Victoria Street location that is easy walking distance from the Museum. The rate of SGD 180 nett does not include breakfast, though there is free wi-fi. It is an older property, and the rooms are fairly compact and basic, though clean and well maintained. Further up Victoria Street at the corner of Jalan Kubor, and thus a more substantial walk from the Museum, is the Santa Grand Hotel Bugis. This is a newer hotel, and the rate of SGD nett 200 includes breakfast and free wi-fi. It is also right near the Arab Street nightlife and dining area. More details about the properties can be found at its website. To make a reservation at either of these Santa Grand properties at the preferred rates, use the form and email it to the indicated addresses on the form.
For those who do not fall within the income guidelines for funding, but who wish a more economical single room (rather than YMCA dormitory lodging), another very basic budget option within ready walking distance of the Museum is the South East Asia Hotel, which offers rooms at SGD 100 nett, including breakfast. Their terms are cash only, and reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com.
Lastly, for those who would prefer somewhat more deluxe accommodations close to the Museum, we would recommend the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore, which is just a block away. The best available rate during the conference period is SGD 300++, which is only guaranteed until 30 April. To receive this rate, use the reservation form.
For the Conference,
Adam Knee, Tan Bee Thiam, Jasmine Nadua Trice