Pre-Conference Tour

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
08–09 November 2017

Pre-Conference Tour for a reduced group of participants has been organised for conference delegates wishing to extend their understanding of Southeast Asia. The tour program designed for CIMAM delegates will include visits to key art institutions and centres in Ho Chi Minh City, and provide them with a keener understanding of the historic and contemporary contexts of the making and display of art in Vietnam.

The Pre-Conference Tour has an additional fee on top of the Annual Conference Registration. We strongly recommend confirming your seat as early as possible as the tour is capped at 40 persons. For queries about the Tours, please contact Mr. Ben Low or Ms. Andrina Yeo at Participants wishing to join the Pre-Conference Tour must be also registered to attend the CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference in Singapore.

 Tour Registration Form

Pre-conference tour fee of 450€* includes:
08 November flight from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
09 November flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore
1 night’s accommodation
Transfer and coach service as mentioned in the itinerary
Visits in Ho Chi Minh City as mentioned in the itinerary
Receptions and lunches as mentioned in the itinerary

* The fee does not include a 6% Pay Pal administrative fee.

→  Registration fee for the Pre-Conference Tour is to be paid directly to the conference organising partner, The Events Artery. Flights and accommodations will be arranged by The Events Artery. Registration for the tour is only completed when the payment has been processed by The Events Artery.

Pre-conference registration closes on 30 September 2017
Deadline to complete the payment is 30 September 2017

Tour registration fee refund policy:
Fully refundable prior to 15 August 2017, excluding 6% PayPal admin fee
50% refundable from 15 August to 01 September 2017, excluding 6% PayPal admin fee
Non-refundable after 01 September 2017

Visa requirements: It is the responsibility of each delegate to obtain the necessary visas for Vietnam. Delegates requiring visas to enter Vietnam should obtain them as soon as possible. Newway Enterprise is an agent designated by the Vietnam Embassy in Singapore to assist in visa applications for both residents and non-residents of Singapore. Alternatively, delegates can apply for:
- Visas at the Vietnam Embassies or Consulates in their home countries;
- Electronic visas online (limited countries only)
For more information, delegates can visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam or enquire with the Vietnam Embassies or Consulates in their home countries.

Preliminary program (subject to change)

Wednesday, 08 November 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

07:45 – 08:45 Arrival & check-in at Changi Airport (Check-in counter closes 1 hour before departure time)
08:45 – 09:45 Immigration
09:45 – 10:55 SIN to SGN (Singapore Airlines SQ172)
10:55 – 12:00 Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City
12:00 – 12:30 Coach to lunch
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at Cuc Gach Quan Restaurant
13:30 – 14:00 Coach to Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum
14:00 – 15:00 Visit Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum
15:00 – 16:15 Bus and Walking Tour: Salon Saigon, Saigon Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Saigon Post Office, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
16:15 – 16:45 Check-in to Hotel Des Arts Saigon
16:45 – 18:15 Coach to inpages
18:15 – 18:45 Visit inpages
18:45 – 19:00 Coach to The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
19:00 – 21:00 Visit and dinner at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
21:00 – 22:00 Coach to Hotel des Arts Saigon

Thursday, 09 November 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

09:00 – 09:30 Check out of Hotel des Arts Saigon
09:30 – 9:45 Coach to Independence Palace
9:45 – 10:45 Visit Independence Palace
10:45 – 12:00 Coach to Dinh Q. Le’s studio
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and visit at Dinh Q. Le’s studio
13:00 – 14:00 Coach to War Remnants Museum
14:00 – 15:30 Visit War Remnants Museum
15:30 – 16:00 Coach to Galerie Quynh
16:00 – 17:00 Visit Galerie Quynh
17:00 – 18:15 Coach to Tan Son Nhat International Airport
18:15 – 19:50 Immigration
19:50 – 22:55 Flight SGN to SIN (Singapore Airlines SQ185)
22:55 – 23:30 Arrive in Singapore
23:30 – 24:00 Coach to preferred conference hotels