Pulau Redang, Sihanoukville, Laem Chabang
The 2018 International Conference on Quality of Life will be a 5-night Genting Dream Cruise leaving Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 from Singapore and visting Pulau Redang Island in Malaysia, Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Laem Chabang in Thailand, and returning to Singapore on Friday, September 6th, 2018.
Check in is on September 2nd at 1:00pm at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore.
By special arrangement with the cruise operators, the first 100 participants will receive a generous discount (under negotiation). Full details, including fares, itinerary, accommodations, and dining options available here.
Pulau Redange (Redang Island, Malaysia)
Redang Island (Malay: Pulau Redang) is an island in Kuala Nerus District, Terengganu, Malaysia. It is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is famous for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is one of nine islands, which form a marine sanctuary park offering snorkeling and diving opportunities for tourists.
The 2000 film, Summer Holiday was filmed on the Laguna Redang Island Resort, and a replica of the tea house now serves as the resort's gift shop.
Sihanoukville (Khmer: ក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ, Krong Preah Sihanouk), also known as 'Kampong Som' (Khmer: កំពង់សោម), is a coastal city in Cambodia and the capital city of Sihanoukville Province, located at the tip of an elevated peninsula in the country's south-west at the Gulf of Thailand. The city is flanked by an almost uninterrupted string of beaches along its entire coastline and coastal marshlands bordering the Ream National Park in the East. The city has one navigatable river, the mangrove lined Ou Trojak Jet running from Otres pagoda to the sea at Otres. A number of thinly inhabited islands – under Sihanoukville's administration – are in the city's proximity, where in recent years moderate development has helped to attract a sizable portion of Asia's individual travelers, young students and back-packers.
The city, which was named in honour of former king Norodom Sihanouk, had a population of around 89,800 people and approximately 66,700 in its urban center in 2008. Sihanoukville city encompasses the greater part of six communes (Sangkats) of Preah Sihanoukville Provinces. A relatively young city, it has evolved parallel to the construction of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, which commenced in June 1955, as the country's gateway to direct and unrestricted international sea trade. The only deep water port in Cambodia includes a mineral oil terminal and a transport logistics facility. As a consequence, the city grew to become a leading national center of trade, commerce, transport and process manufacturing.
Sihanoukville's many beaches and nearby islands make it Cambodia's premier seaside resort with steadily rising numbers of national visitors and international tourists since the late 20th century. As a result of its economic diversity, the region's natural beauty and the considerable recreational potential, a constantly increasing number of seasonal and permanent foreign residents make Sihanoukville one of the most culturally varied and dynamic population centers in Cambodia. As of 2014 the tourism sector remains insignificant in comparison with neighboring Thailand.
Laem Chabang (Thailand)
Laem Chabang (Thai: แหลมฉบัง, pronounced [lɛ̌ːm tɕʰābāŋ]) is a port city (thesaban nakhon) in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It includes tambon Bang Lamung of Bang Lamung District, the tambons Bueng, Surasak, Thung Sukhla, and parts of Nong Kham of Si Racha District. As of 2006 it had a population of 61,801. The town has grown up around the port, but also serves as a major stop on the coastal highway linking Pattaya and Bangkok via Sukhumvit Road (Hwy 3). The town is also known for hosting a Japanese retirement community with specialty stores geared towards them.
Laem Chabang has world class golf courses, such as the Laem Chabang International Country Club designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Visa and Immigration Procedures
We do not issue invitation letters or letters of guarantee for visa applications. Please contact the consulate in your country of origin.
Conference Off-Session Local Tours
Weather and Attire
In order to provide for your comfort during for the conference at this time of year, we recommend clothing should be clean, neat, convenient, and casual, but not too casual. Short- and long-sleeved shirts or dresses are generally appropriate. We recommend light breathable fabrics. We do not recommend short pants or skirts during the conference itself, as the conference rooms are air-conditioned. Suits and ties and other formal wear will not be comfortable and are not required at the conference.
The dress code is informal, though clean, comfortable attire is recommended. Suits and ties will not be pleasant in the summer heat.
We advise attendees to take out appropriate travel insurance for their trip. Local clinics and hospitals may not treat foreign patients who do not have insurance.