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Old Feb 10, 12, 9:51 am   #1
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SIN DO 2013, 1/18-1/20 Singapore

Well here is the planning thread for the 2013 SIN DO. I've got a lot of details to plug in, but here is the sparse outline. I've already got my hotel booked and will be getting a flight in a few days.

Pre-Do: If anyone wants to grab dinner from 1/13 to 1/16 infoworks will be in town early and will happily meet up with other FTers for dinner at a kopitiam in Chinatown that I like.

Thursday: Dinner at 8:00 and drinks for those that arrive early.
Sun with Moon Japanese Dining, around Wheelock Plaza
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore

Possible mini-bar party afterwards.

Also, depending on interest, possibly a late night hawker center to meet up with those arriving at midnight. This will be at Newton at Midnight.

Friday:

Lunch at 1:00 PM: Glory Catering
139 East Coast Road Singapore 428829

Drinks at 7:00 PM: This will be at Mogambo (#3 Canton Street, Boat Quay, Singapore). It's the same place as last year which had a good setup outside for everyone to meetup.
Hawker Center Trip at 11:00 PM: This will be at La Pau Sat, which is different than the last 3 or 4 years. This place is pretty happening at night. This is going to be on a rough timeline with epople heading over anytime from 11-12:30, but for those in town ahead of time, I would suggest if we all aim for getting there no later than 11:30 PM so we can grab enough tables.

Saturday:
Day Trip to Bintan Island: There are ferries that leave Singapore Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at 9:10 or 11:10 AM. The return ferry leaves for Singapore at either 3:35 or 5:35. You lose an hour on the way there, so you get into Bintan about 2 hours after you leave. If you would like to go on this side trip, PM me because I'll schedule this around when the most perople will be able to attend. The ferry ticket is $70 SGD for a round trip and the Indonesian visa is $25.

Saturday Lunch (12:30 at DB Bistro Moderne): lowjhg is organizing this. This is located at Marina Bay Sands and the cost is around $25-40 SGD for the main entree.

Afternoon beers at Clark Quay if time permits.

Dinner 8:00 PM: This will be at the Long Beach UDMC East Coast Seafood Center location. Note the address below, because there are two locations that are considered the Long Beach at East Coast Seafood Center...
Long Beach UDMC Seafood Restaurant
1202 East Coast Parkway, #01-04 East Coast Seafood Centre
Tel: 6448 3636

Drinking time at the Grand Hyatt afterwards.

Sunday at 10:00 AM: For a morning event, this will be a different trail than the canopy walk the last two years at MacRitchie Reservoir Park. If anyone is interested in a run there, let me know. I would suggest we all meet up at the Hyatt at 10, and head over from there.

Lunch at 1:00 PM: Muthu's Curry on Race Course Road. I am 90% sure we'll do this, but will post any changes.
Dinner at 8:00 PM: Straits Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt. The cost is around $60SGD for everything.

Monday:
The Post Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam begins going from 1/21-1/23.

Event Attendance List
Code:
FT Handle           Post DO      Thur Din            Fri Lunch        Friday Drinks   Hawker Center   Bintan    Sat Lunch Sat Din  No SF   McRitchie   Sun Lunch Sun Din
1993gt40
armagebedar
asiadxer                    0              0           0            0             0      0            0            0                 0            1            1
asya999 + 1                 0              2           2            2             2      0            0            2                 0            2            2
Baxter&Bessies'Mama         0              0           0            0             1      1            0            1                 0            0            0
Blank Sheet                 0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 0            0            1
Bschaff1                    1              1           1            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1            1
Bundy Bear                  0              0           0            1             1      0            1            1   x             1            1            0
caramel +1                  0              0           0            0             0      0                         1                 0            0            0
caspritz78                  1              0           1            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1???
ClaudiSTR                   0              0           0            0             1      1            0            1
cliburn                     0              0           1            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1            1
cmn.jcs                     0              0           0            0             0      0            1            1                 0            0            0
cyesq
dsgtc0408
dedehans                    0              1           1            1             0      0            1            1                 1            1            0
deirdre                     1              1           1            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1            0
dipoli                      0              0           0            1             1      1            0            1                 0            0            0
f0zzyNUE
Flyer_70                    0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 0            0            0
freqflyercoll +1            0              1           0            0             2      0            2            2                 2            2            0
gvdIAD                      0              0           0            0             0      0            1            1                 0            0            0
harry0233                   0              0           1            1             1      0            1            0                 0            0            0
HuntK                       0              0           0            0             0      0            0            0
infoworks                   0              1           0            1             1      0            0            1                 0            1            0
iridge                      1              0           1            1             1      0            0            1                 1            1            1
Itsalongwaydown             1              0           1            1             1      0            1            1                 1            1            1
jake66 +1                   0              0           0            0             1      0            1            1                 1            1            3
Kyo                         0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 0            0            0
lili                        0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1   x             1            1            0
lowjhg                      0              1           0            1             1      0            1            1                 1            1            1
Mad4Miles                   0              0           0            0             1      1            0            1                 1            1            1
Maluku_Flyer                0              0           0            1             1      0            1            1                 0            0            1
margaritagirl               0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 0            0            0
mattking2000
Melville                    0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 1            0            0
monitor +1                  2              0           0            2             2      2            0            2                 0            2            2
mtacchi                     0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 0            0            0
mtensioners                 0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 0            0            0
ntddevsys                   0              1           1            1             1      0            0            0                 0            1            1
ParanoiaTX                  1              0           0            1             1      1            0            1   x             1            1            1
penegal
PeteJ                       0              0           1            0             0      0            1            0                 0            0            1
Pinky                       0              0           0            0             1      1            0            1                 1            1            0
PlusOne                     1              0           0            0             1      0            0            1                 0            0            1
restlessinRNO               0              0           0            0             0      0            0            2                 1            1            1
Rbmcgowan
rcs85551                    0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1   x
Robert                      1              1           1            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1            1
SEA777Guy                   1              0           0            1             1      0            0            1   x             1            1            1
seacarl + 1                 0              0           0            0             2      0                         2                 0            2            0
sharkey                     0              0           1            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1            1
SirJman                                                                                                                              0
skye1                       1              0           0            0             0      1            0            1                 1            1            1
solanoma                    1              0           0            0             0      0            0            0                 0            0            0
spaceman                    0              0           0            0             0      0            1            1   x             1            1            1
specialeffects
Spiff                       0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 0            1            1
SQ421
Sue OZ                      1              0           1            1             1      0            1            1                 1            1            1
synd
szg                         0              0           0            1             1      1            0            1                 0            0            0
Tax Dude & Mrs. Tax         0              0           1            0             1      0            0            1                 1            1            0
ThatAdamGuy                 1              0           0            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1            1
Ted                         0              0           0            1             1      0            0            1                 0            0            1
UncleJed                    1              1           0            1             1      1            0            1   x             1            1            1
Upperdeck744                0              0           0            0             1      0            0            1   x             1            1            1
upup&away                   1              0           0            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1            1
violist                     0              0           0            0             0      0            0            1                 1            1            1
where2next?                 1              0           0            1             1      0            0            1                 1            1            1
zcat18                      0              0           0            1             1      1            0            1                 1            1            1
ZFW-ATC                     0              1           1            1             1      1            0            1                 0            1            1

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Old Feb 10, 12, 9:52 am   #2
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Attendees

If you need to be added, PM me. Also, if people want to start sending over hotel and flight details feel free to.
Here is the Google docs spreadsheet you can add yourself to if you are attending. I will try keep these lists in synch, but the spreadsheet will be best for tracking details like flights and hotels.

Confirmed
Code:
armagebedar
asiadxer
asya999 + 1               1/17        SQ 1                 Sheraton
Baxter&Bessies'Mama
Blank Sheet               1/19        DL621 (0130hrs)
Bschaff1                  1/17        SQ635                Grand Hyatt
Bundy Bear                1/18        JQ7 (1645)           Hilton/Conrad
caramel +1                1/18        UA 895 (0130hrs)
caspritz78                1/17        LH778                Ibis on Bencoolen
clarelouise44 +1
ClaudiSTR                             LH778                Conrad
cliburn
cmn.jcs                   1/19        DL621 (01:30)
cyesq
dedehans                  1/17        DL621                Grand Hyatt
deirdre                   1/17        SQ 975               Conrad
dipoli                    1/18        LH778 (16:45)        Intercontinental
dsgtc0408
f0zzyNUE
Flyer_70
freqflyercoll             1/17        SQ 633 (06:50)
gvdIAD                    1/18        UA 7  (00:20)        Hilton then Conrad
harry0233                                                  Intercontinental
HuntK                     1/20        UA 895 (0130hrs)     Fairmont
iridge                    1/18        JL711 (0035)         Sheraton Towers
infoworks                 1/12        BA 15 (21:35)        Intercontinental
Itsalongwaydown           1/17        QF 005  (21:45)      Hilton 17/Conrad 18-21
jake66 +  1               1/17        SQ 977 (19:10)       Grand Hyatt
Kyo
lili                      1/19        UA 895 (01:30)       Hilton
lowjhg	(Local)
Mad4Miles
Maluku_Flyer              1/17                             Intercontinental
margaritagirl             1/18        UA 895 (0130hrs)     Fairmont
mattking2000
Melville
monitor+1                 1/18        SQ 21                Hilton
mtensioners
ntddevsys
ParanoiaTX                1/18        SQ 1                 Grand Hyatt
penegal                   1/17        CX 759
perthite
PeteJ                     1/17        QF 9                 Conrad & Hilton
Pinky                     1/18        UA 895 (0130hrs)     St. Regis
PlusOne                   1/18        SQ931 (11:50)        Grand Hyatt
restlessinRNO             1/18        UA 895               Conrad 18,19, IC 20
Rbmcgowan                 1/18        UA 895 (0130hrs)     Marriot,Hilton,Hyatt?
rcs85551                 
Robert                    1/17        CX739 (1525hrs)      Marina Bay Sands (17 Jan then Conrad 18-21)
SEA777Guy                 1/18        UA803                St. Regis
seacarl + 1               1/17        SQ 461
sharkey                   1/18        DL 621  (0155hrs)    Conrad
SirJman
skye1                     1/18        JL35 (0620)          St. Regis
solanoma
spaceman
specialeffects
Spiff
SQ421
Sue OZ                    1/17        QF 005  (21:45)      Hilton 17/Conrad 18-21
synd
szg                       1/18        LH778 (16:45)        Intercontinental
Tax Dude & Mrs.Tax Dude   1/18                             Fairmont
Ted                       1/18        UA 895 (0130hrs)
ThatAdamGuy
UncleJed                  1/17        QR 638 (13:55)	   Sheraton
Upperdeck744              1/18        SQ 833 (22:00)	   Sheraton  & St. Regis
upup&away                 1/18        UA 895 (01:30)       Grand Hyatt
violist                   1/19        UA 895 (01:30)	   Hilton
where2next?               1/18        SQ931 (11:50)        Grand Hyatt
zcat18                    1/18        UA 895 (01:30)       Marriott
ZFW-ATC                   1/16        CX 739 (1525)        Conrad
Maybe
*A Flyer
Downunder girl
fiveninerzero
FriendlySkies
qbrain
Short hair Francis
tuapekastar
yosithezet

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Old Feb 10, 12, 9:53 am   #3
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Post DO Information January 21-23 Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, January 21
Fly to SGN. I would suggest taking the following flight to SGN on Monday 1/21: Jetstar Asia 557 Dep: 2:00PM Arr: 3:05PM

Dinner at 8:00 PM Cuc Gach Quan
10 Dang Tat, Ward Tan Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City District 1
Vietnamese, and this is one of the places I visited 3 years ago.

If anyone wants to meet at a central hotel to head over to this place PM me or others at your hotel.

Tuesday, January 22
Between 7:30 and 9:00am, exact time TBD we will head out for a Mekong Delta tour/cruise.
There are a number of options for tour length, but expect this to be 8 to 10 hours.
Pricing will very depending on the group size and tour company, but I'm expecting this to be about $80
Depending on the tour we do I expect we will be back in HCMC around 7 at the latest, so dinner will be planned for 8:30 but I'll let you know if it goes later.

Dinner at 8:30 PM: Quan An Vietnames Restaurant
71/5+6 Mac Thi Buoi St | Ho Chi Minh City, District 1

Wednesday, January 23
"Unseen Saigon" tour where they will take you through Ho Chi Minh on motorbikes.
This is about 5 hours.

After lunch, War Remnants Museum and Saigon Central Market. Possibly Reunification Palace if time permits.
Dinner at There will be a late lunch or dinner to follow depending on when everyone's flights leave.

For Visas you must go through a service to apply for a visa online and have a visa approval letter. PM me for suggestions if needed. There is a $45 stamping fee when you land in Saigon, you need exact change in USD. This has increased from $15. This is for US citizens so verify what it is for your country and the processing time for the online applications is about 3 days.

Attendees
Code:
Bschaff1                  1/21        JQ557                Intercontinental
caspritz78                1/21        SQ172                Novotel Saigon
deirdre                   1/20        SQ186                Park Hyatt
iridge                    1/21        JQ557                Sheraton
Itsalongwaydown           1/21        SQ172                Sheraton
ksuckow +1
monitor +1                1/21        SQ172                Sheraton
ParanoiaTX                1/21        SQ186                Sheraton
PlusOne	Peter             1/21        SQ172                Renaissance
SEA777Guy                 1/21        JQ557                Sheraton
skye1
solanoma                                                   Park Hyatt
Sue OZ                    1/21        SQ172                Sheraton
ThatAdamGuy
UncleJed                  1/21        JQ557                Park Royal/Sheraton
upup&away                 1/21        JQ557                Park Hyatt
where2next?               1/21        SQ172                Renaissance

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Old Feb 10, 12, 3:25 pm   #4
  
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Woohoo!

First to say that I'm planning on attending!!! Hope for another great turnout!

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Old Feb 10, 12, 6:04 pm   #5
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I'll be there with bells on.

Had a great time this year and looking forward to 2013.
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Old Feb 11, 12, 6:22 am   #7
  
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I'm planning on making this one...
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I will plan to attend, staying in Thailand just before the event.
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definitely interested again. I have to be back to the party ...
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Count me in. Looking forward to another great event.
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Pending a good fare on UA. i'm seriously considering this. I was going to jump in on today's SIN fare for this spring but want to save my first visit in SIN to attend SIN DO
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