China’s only Orient Express Train joins with Singapore Airline Annual Great Promotions

ASA Holidays Unprecedentedly Presents *Double Deluxe Silk Road Itinerary *

Guangzhou-Urumqi-Turpan-Dunhuang-Jiayuguan-Tianshui-Baoji-Xi’an (OECA1)

Orient Express Western Style Deluxe Special Train

Most Luxurious & Most Stylish

Enjoy Good Sightseeing Of Ancient Silk Road Tour

Beijing To & Fro Singapore Airlines most luxurious Aircraft*

Only Four luxurious Special Trains claimed to be “Orient Express”

We are the ONLY One, No other competitors

Special Departure: 01 Sep’2019

Tour Highlights:

Urumqi:the farthest city from the ocean
Turpan:known as the “Golden City” or “City of Fruits”
Dunhuang:Mogao Grottoes – the world’s greatest art gallery
Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass):the most western end of the Great Wall
Tianshui – the birthplace of Fuxi, the earliest Chinese ancestor, Maijishan Grottoes - is top four grottoes in China
Xi'an – One of the four Great Ancient Capital Cities
Bao'ji – The ninth wonders of the world, the eastern Han dynasty ancient underground palace "shakyamuni Buddha phalanx" Famen Temple and Sarira

*Special Arrangement*

1. Special Privacy Deluxe Cabin: Guests only wait at the platform for the special train to arrive to go for sightseeing.

2. There are porters to help you carrying luggage to aboard and alight from beginning to terminal, convenient for you not to worry about your luggage, you just have to carry the handy belongings and happily enjoy the whole journey relaxedly.

3. The temperature of China Orient Express is generally 72 degree centigrade in winter spring time and it will be fully air-conditioned when guests aboard the train during spring time. You will feel comfortable like return home after you have completed your tour.

4. Guests will enjoy 3 sweet nights in Orient Express and the balance of 7 nights will lodge in local luxury or distinctive hotels.

5. There is bar facility in the Orient Express. You may savour the fragrant and strong on-the-spot ground fresh brewed Coffee either playing chess with your friends or thoroughly enjoy with Karaoke.

6. National class chefs will be on the spot to cook special sumptuous cuisines to whet your appetite. Guests will enjoy different flavours of every regular meal scrupulously cooked to let them have a chance to savour the sort of Chinese dishes from different areas. There will be complimentary of red wine, beer, beverage and fruits after each regular meal.

7. Onboard Doctors and medical facilities. To give you peace of mind our tours are accompanied by a doctor who travels with us for the entire journey; so you can rest assured that medical assistance is always available.

8. Famous Dunhuang specialist will be specially invited to narrate about <<Dunhuang Culture and Murals>> for you to be more knowledgeable about Silk Road Culture.

9. Fresh and sumptuous fruits will be free offer to your privacy cabin. You can leisurely and carefree sit in your luxury privacy cabin to enjoy the dainty fresh fruits of Tibet and Middle Asia as well as appreciate the most primeval scenery of Silk Road along the journey.

10. There are only 4 Luxury Special Rails to be qualified and claimed “Orient Express Trains” in the world. Those who aboard the Orient Express will get a unique “Boarding Certificate” personally signed by the captain for your memorabilia forever.

*Hotel Arrangement*

1. Hotel arrangement: Elaborate guest of the hotel, all in the downtown area with sumptuous breakfast

2. Local Delicacies :

(1) Market value of up to 500 yuan per person “Xian Tang tasting Palace Le Palace banquet”, and enjoy the Tang Palace dance show, better than most teams only selected at the Shaanxi Opera watch Tang dynasty music and dance and dumpling banquet.

(2) The local-style meal:Palm of Dunhuang Snow Camel, Jiayuguan Flame leg of Lamb, Xinjiang Roasted Whole Lamb; Turpan Big Chicken Plate.

3. Entertainment show:

(1) Xian Tang tasting Palace Le Palace : Tang music and dance not only inherit the songs and dance of the preceding dynasties but also assimilate the new and exotic cultures that came along the Silk Road. The Tang Dynasty was distinguished as the most progressive and prosperous era in the history of China and its music and dance symbolize the splendor and the glory of the Chinese civilization. Traditional Chinese folk dances originate from sacrificial rituals, where rhythmic movements and prayers combined to appease the gods and progressed with the development of Chinese culture. Combined with authentic Tang musical instruments - bells, drums and zithers - the show is a cultural experience that is both extravagant and entertaining.

(2) The special arrangements in Xinjiang enjoy the song and dance performances.

4. Coach Arrangement:All use of air conditioning seater coach makes your trip even more distinguished and comfortable.

5. Guide: Chinese tour guide in the wonderful explanation and Chinese professional full service national guide on the Orient Express.

6. Specially selected wonderful attractions, covers the essence of Silk Road

7. The intimate arrangement:Terracotta warriors & horses Museum, Jiayuguan Tower, Tianshan Tianchi, Yueua (Crescent) Spring - Four segment battery vehicle access.

8. VIP tours with No Shopping Stops throughout

1. Time of departure and arrival of the train is subject to Department of Railways Authority

2. Gratuity: A nominal fee of total USD150 per person (Silk Road) , SGD$10 (Guangzhou) will be given to the guide & driver in reciprocation for the service rendered.

3. Tour groups on different flight schedule may be merged.

4. Tour is conducted in Mandarin .

5. In the event of local religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances and/or bad weather conditions, the sequence of the itinerary may be changed or altered. Alternative attractions will be substituted without prior notice and/or at short notice in order to ensure a smoother journey and tour.

6. All hotel ratings are based on local standards. In the event that accommodation in the stated hotel is unavailable, it will be replaced by another hotel of similar standards.

7. ASA Holidays recommends you to buy travel insurance for your travel to ensure coverage.

8. All flights are subject to change without prior notice

9. In the event of discrepancies between English and Chinese itinerary, please refer to Chinese version.

10. Room types are based on run of the house and allocated by respective hotels. ASA Holidays will not be responsible for the differences of the room allocated. (27/6)

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Day 1SINGAPORE / GUANGZHOU

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Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Guangzhou. Upon arrival, transfer to Beijing Predestrian Street or Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street for leisure shopping. After dinner at own cost, check into hotel for a night stay. Accommodation: Holiday Inn Guangzhou Airport Zone or similar

Meals On Board

Day 2GUANGZHOU / URUMQI

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Early the morning, transfer to Guangzhou Airport for the flight to Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, the farthest city from the ocean. Upon arrivial, meet and transfer to Hotel. Accommodation: Universal Hotel Urumqi or similar

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Day 3URUMQI

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Tianchi Lake (Heavenly Lake) and Mt Tianshan. Take a cruise to enjoy the lake’s amazing scenery. Aboard the cruise, we can also view the snow-capped summit of Bogda Peak, which forms a captivating contrast to the jade-green lake waters International Bazaar, symbolizes the boom of Sinkiang's commerce and tourism. It is the landscape architecture as well as landmark architecture. At night, you will attend a party where you can sample Xinjiang's widely known roast lamb. Accommodation: Universal Hotel Urumqi or similar

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Day 4URUMQI/TURPAN/DUNHUANG

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Karez irrigation system. It is said that the Karez irrigation system, the Great Wall of China and the Jinghang Grand Canal are the engineering miracles of ancient China. Flaming Mountain, immortalized in the classic story ‘Journey to the West’.Jiaohe Ancient City. Also known as Ya’er City, it is located 10km from Turpan, so named because it lies where two rivers meet. It is also said to be a Han Period Cheshi structure. 20:30hrs we will onboard the ‘Orient Express’ Charter Overnight Train to Dunhuang.

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Day 5DUNHUANG

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11:30hrs arrived in Dunhuang.The world famous - Mogao Grottoes, designate as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO for its 1600 year accumulated cultural, architectural, and art treasures. Dunhuang Night market -- Shazhou Night Market. It is one of the best night market in China and famous for its tasty snacks, local specialties, and crafts etc Accommodation: Dunhuang Hotel or similar

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Day 6DUNHUANG/JIAYUGUAN

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Mingsha Hill and Yueya (Crescent Moon) Spring. It is said that if we slide down Mingsha Hill sleep slopes, we can hear sounds made by the moving sand. If the weather is good, the sounds are likened to melodious orchestral music. Yueya (Crescent) Spring, which has crystal-clear spring water. A special arrangement for you - ride a camel, the “boat of the desert” in these enormous sand dune where you can enjoy the unique beauty of the desert scene.15:00hrs we will onboard the ‘Orient Express’ Charter Luxury Train to JiayuguanSpecially arranged for you on the train institute of Dunhuang experts and professors explain in detail for you. 20:00hrs arrived in Jiayuguan Accommodation: Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or similar

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Day 7JIAYUGUAN/TIANSHUI

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Jiayuguan (Jiayu Pass), is the most western end of the Great Wall. Also known as ‘the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven’, and it is the best preserved and most magnificent military building among the passes of the Great Wall.Overhanging Great Wall. It is about 7 miles away from Jiayu Pass. It's located on a ridge that is 45 degrees from vertical, hence the name Overhanging Great Wall. At 20:30hrs, we embark the ‘Orient Express’ Charter Overnight Train to Tianshui

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Day 8TIANSHUI/XI’AN

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11:30hrs arrived in Tianshui. The Maijishan Grottoes (Wheatstack Mountain). Maijishan Grotto's history can be traced back 1,600 years ago. It is reputed as the “Oriental Sculptures Museum” and “China Sculpture History Museum”. At 22:30hrs, we embark the ‘Orient Express’ Charter Overnight Train to Xi’an.

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Day 9XI’AN

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07:00hrs arrived in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties' ruling houses.visit Faman Temple, a famous Buddhist temple which holds the genuine relics of Gautama Buddha (Sakyamuni). Patronized by a succession of emperors, this temple became one of the four most sacred Buddhist sanctuaries in Chinavisit Xian City Wall, the existing city walls built in the Ming dynasty, and is the most complete ancient city wall China's existing architecture. The Statue of start point of Silk Road and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square The marvelous Tang Dynasty Dinner Show at Tang Dynasty Palace will be prepared for you. The various savory dishes together with the exciting show will be sure to give satisfaction to your appetite, your eyes and your mind. Accommodation: Hotel Gran Melia Xian or similar

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Day 10XI’AN

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One of the eight wonders of the world, the Terracotta Warriors’ Museum, known as the eighth wonder of the world, now is a museum to display the terra-cotta warriors and horses which were made in Qin Dynasty. Qin terracotta warriors have guarded the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang for over 2000 years. In 1987, the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and Terracotta Warriors were approved by UNESCO to list in the World Heritage List. The Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum is the first and largest mausoleum in China. Huaqing Pool (Huaqing Hotsping) has been the site of a famous imperial bathing pool and various palace complexes over its 3,000 year history. It is a National Cultural Relic and one of China's Hundred Famous Gardens. Accommodation: Hotel Gran Melia Xian or similar

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Day 11XI’AN / GUANGZHOU / SINGAPORE

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After breakfast, we transfer to airport for our domestic flight to Guangzhou and transfer to international flight back to Singapore. We hope you had a memorable vacation with ASA Holiday and thank you for your support.

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Day 1新加坡 / 广州

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齐集樟宜国际机场乘搭直飞航班前往广州白云机场。接机后,导游迎接您的到来,前往上下九或北京路自由逛街、自由活动。尽享广州娱乐、餐饮、购物等精彩活动。晚餐(自理)后,送入住酒店休息。住宿:广州空港假日酒店或同级

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Day 2广州 / 乌鲁木齐

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今早,搭乘内陆航班飞抵新疆维吾尔自治区首府—乌鲁木齐,这是世界上离海洋最远的城市。抵达后导游迎接您的到来,并入住酒店休息。 住宿:乌鲁木齐环球国际酒店或同级

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Day 3乌鲁木齐

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游览【天山天池(船游)】天山天池以高山湖泊为中心,雪峰倒映,风光如画,古称“瑶池”。它位于天山山脉博格达冰峰之半山腰,海拔1980米。乘船遨游天池,湖光山色、冰峰树影、令人陶醉,这里流传着许多美丽动人的神话传说,为天池的自然美景披上了一层神奇的色彩。它是全新疆最负盛名的旅游风景区。在此可以眺望天山雪峰,白雪皑皑【国际大巴扎】是世界规模最大的大巴扎,这里不仅各类商品琳琅满目,而且各种美食也是层出不穷晚餐享用新疆特色风味餐——烤全羊,欣赏精彩的民族歌舞表演。 住宿:乌鲁木齐环球国际酒店或同级

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Day 4乌鲁木齐/吐鲁番—敦煌

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古代地下水利工程—【坎儿井】,它与万里长城、京杭大运河共称为中国古代三大工程,总长度约 5000 公里, 享有“中国第一井”的美誉,它是滋润着吐鲁番这片绿洲的主要命脉。<<西游记>>中所描绘的【火焰山】,在阳光照耀下一片赭红色的山体形如飞腾的火龙,十分壮观,仿佛您置身于大火炉旁边。参观已有2000多年历史,早在唐朝就已设立为西域最高军政机构安西都护府的【交河故城】,如今,昔日辉煌的庞大建筑已成为历史,身临其境,让您感慨万千。晚餐后于20:30踏上专列东进经星星峡,进入甘肃境内,前往敦煌。入夜您可以在专列上的娱乐车厢,喝酒聊天或弹琴听歌,或自己用卡拉OK高歌一曲。 住宿:中国东方快车舒适包厢

早餐 (专列早餐) / 午餐 (中式午餐品尝大盘鸡) / 晚餐 (中式晚餐)

Day 5敦煌

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专列于11:30抵达敦煌,历史文化名城,历来为丝绸之路上的重镇。 【莫高窟】,被誉为20世纪最有价值的文化发现、“东方卢浮宫”,是世界上现存规模最宏大,保存最完好的佛教艺术宝库,是联合国命名的“人类文化遗产”。有位名人这样评价:“看了敦煌莫高窟,就等于看到了全世界的古代文明。”莫高窟南北长1600 米,现保存石窟多达492个,壁画多达45000平方米,彩塑2415尊。来到这里会让您叹为观止, 流连忘返著名的【沙洲夜市】,仿佛一幅活生生的“民俗风景画”,被誉为敦煌“夜景图”和“风情画”。沙洲夜市划分为风味小吃、工艺品、茶座及农副、土特产品五大经营区域,工艺品可谓是种类繁多。艺术家们把莫高窟精美的壁画、彩塑艺术都在画布、丝巾、葫芦、木料、石板上栩栩如生地表现了出来。 住宿:敦煌宾馆或同级

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Day 6敦煌-嘉峪关

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【鸣沙山】整个山体由细米粒状黄沙积聚而成,轻风吹拂时,似管弦丝竹,因而得名【月牙泉】当您登高俯瞰,沙丘林立清泉荡漾,从山顶下滑沙跞随人体下坠,鸣声不绝于耳,使人无不感叹大自然神奇的魅力。特别安排贵宾骑骆驼。当您骑乘“沙漠之舟”徜徉在茫茫大漠时, 您仿佛穿越回汉唐盛世, 体会那遥远的西域商队将欧亚文化在这条漫漫长路中交融。。。不骑骆驼的贵宾们, 我们贴心安排电瓶车游览。15:00乘专列前往嘉峪关在列车上特意为您安排了敦煌学院专家教授为您详细讲解<敦煌文化>。专列于20:00抵达嘉峪关。 住宿:嘉峪关广场假日酒店或同级

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Day 7嘉峪关-天水

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‘天下雄关’ 【嘉峪关】。嘉峪关是古丝绸之路的必经关隘和东西文化的交流要道,距今600多年的历史,是万里长城西段终点。游览【嘉峪关城楼】,它是万里长城最西端,南面是终年积雪的祈连山,北面是连绵起伏的马鬃山,地势险要,建筑宏伟,故称天下雄关。当您登上城楼,您就会有一种不到长城非好汉的自豪感。参观【悬臂长城】,因筑于约四十五度的山脊之上,形似凌空倒挂,因而得名“悬臂长城”。 悬臂长城是嘉峪关关城的北向延伸部分,是嘉峪关古代军事防御体系的重要组成部分。20:30乘专列前往天水

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Day 8天水-西安

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专列于11:30抵达天水。天水是中国古代文化的发祥地,享有“羲皇故里”的殊荣,海内外龙的传人寻根问祖的圣地。参观与敦煌莫高窟、大同云冈石窟、洛阳龙门石窟幷称中国四大石窟的【麦积山及麦积山石窟】,这里荟萃着后秦、西秦、北魏、西魏等十多个朝代的塑像7200余尊,壁画1300多平方米,分布在194个洞窟里。22:30乘专列前往西安 住宿:中国东方快车舒适包厢

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Day 9西安

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专列于早07:00抵达西安。西安古称“长安”,是举世闻名的世界四大文明古都之一,居中国古都之首,是中国历史上建都时间最长、建都朝代最多、影响力最大的都城,是中华民族的摇篮、中华文明的发祥地、中华文化的代表。【法门寺】,2004年被联合国教科文组织评为“世界第九大奇迹”,始建于东汉末年恒灵年间,约有1700多年历史,宝鸡法门寺地宫出土了珍贵的“释迦牟尼佛指骨舍利”等佛教至高宝物以及两千多件大唐国宝重器,为世界寺庙之最。【西安古城墙】, 现存城墙建于明洪武七年到十一年 (1374-1378),至今已有600多年历史,是中世纪后期中国历史上最著名的城垣建筑之一,是中国现存最完整的一座古代城垣建筑。印证西安做为丝路起点的象徽-【丝路起点雕像】及亚洲最大的音乐喷泉广场-【大雁塔广场】。晚餐参观当今中国唯一的“Las Vegas”式国际歌舞剧院餐厅——【西安唐乐宫】。品尝宫廷宴的同时欣赏仿唐乐舞。 住宿:西安盛美利亚大酒店或同级

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Day 10西安

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参观游览【兵马俑博物馆】。兵马俑被誉为“世界第八大奇迹”,“二十世纪考古史上的伟大发现之一”,是中国第一个封建皇帝秦始皇嬴政之陵园中一处大型从葬坑。1987年12月,联合国教科文组织已将秦始皇陵(包括兵马俑坑)列入“世界文化遗产名录”。馆内有近万个陶制卫士,组成步、弩、车、骑四个兵种,各持实战武器,形神各异,活灵活现。游览【华清池】,位于唐华清宫遗址之上的一座皇家宫苑,历经周秦汉唐四个朝代的建设,这里是3000年来帝王亲睐的皇家园林。尤其是在大唐盛世时,唐玄宗的宠妃杨贵妃在海棠汤(贵妃池)沐浴8个春秋,此外,华清池园内现存目前中国唯一一口唐代水井遗址,都是极其珍贵的,天宝年间这是杨贵妃在华清宫的专用井。住宿:西安盛美利亚大酒店或同级

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Day 11西安 / 广州 / 新加坡

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早餐后,告别西安,乘搭国内航班飞广州转国际航班飞返新加坡。祝您有个愉快又难忘的东方快车丝路假期。与中欧航旅度过美好时光。谢谢您的支持。

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Visa

Filipino: Yes
Australian: Yes
American: Yes
Indian: Yes
Chinese: No
Singaporean: No
Indonesia: Yes
Malaysian: Yes

*Please note that the above visa information should be used as a reference without warranties.

Tipping

Gratuity: A nominal fee of RMB25 person / per day will be given to the guide & driver in reciprocation for the service rendered.e.g.8 days =RMB200/P

Useful Info

Remark:

1. In the event of local religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances and/or bad weather conditions, the sequence of the itinerary may be changed or altered.

Alternative attractions will be substituted without prior notice and/or at short notice in order to ensure a smoother journey and tour.

2. Admission and entrance ticket will be included when specified.

3. Minimum group size of 10 passengers is required for a confirmed departure. Group size of 10 and below will solely be at the discretion of ASA Holidays and passengers need to accept the arrangement.

4. Tour is conducted in Mandarin.

5. All hotel ratings are based on local standards. In the event that accommodation in the stated hotel is unavailable, it will be replaced by another hotel of similar standards.

6. During major events, accommodation may not be in the city mentioned

7. ASA Holidays recommends you to buy travel insurance for your travel to ensure coverage.

8. All flights are subject to change without prior notice

9. In the event of discrepancies between English and Chinese itinerary, please refer to Chinese version.

10. Room types are based on run of the house and allocated by respective hotels. ASA Holidays will not be responsible for the differences of the room allocated.

11.Singapore tour leader service fee :SGD 2 person / per day = SGD16/P

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