Important Dates
Submit Papers (closed)
By 1 March 2016
Extended to 22 March 2016
Notify Acceptance
1 June 2016
Registration Opens
1 June 2016
Final Paper Due
1 July 2016
Extended to 15 July 2016
Author Registration
1 July 2016
Extended to 15 July 2016

Conference Tours

Twilight Bangkok Excursion

Twilight Bangkok Excursion
Monday, 19 September 2016, 18:00 to 23:00
Price per Person: SGD50 / USD38

First up, you will visit Asiatique, a night market located by the Chao Phraya River for an experience away from the city. Then, stopover Chinatown where you can find plenty of market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops. Next, head to the Temple of Dawn, Reclining Buddha and Grand Palace Complex to learn more about the significance of each place. We will then drive pass the Democracy Monument to visit our last stop, the equestrian statue located on the Royal Plaza. This is the best-known tribute to King Rama V who was responsible for many developmental projects and the modernization of Thailand in the 19th century. You will then take a stroll around the area for a closer look at the King’s Audience Hall, Dusit Zoo, Wat Benchamabophit also known as the Marble Temple and Chitralada palace which is the royal residence of Thailand’s present king.

Thailand Science Park Technical Visit & Ayutthaya Tour (Includes Lunch)
Thursday, 22 September 2016, 08:00 to 17:00
Price per Person: SGD110 / USD80 CANCELLED

In the morning, you will visit the Thailand Science Park to learn about how Thailand has strengthened its capabilities in research and innovation to bring about its country’s development. You will then continue on a drive up north towards Ayutthaya city. Lunch will be served upon arrival in Ayutthaya.

Located 86 kilometres north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya was Thailand’s capital from 1350 to 1767 until it was invaded by Burma. It is full of ancient relics and historical temples and monuments ruins which are still quite spectacular. Visit the Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre to learn why Ayutthaya is considered as the second capital in Thai history. Next, explore the ruins of the grandest royal temple which was home to all 33 kings who ruled the kingdom and the ruins of Wat Mahathat where you will see a stone Buddha head being consumed by roots of a tree. Our last visit will be at Elephant Kraal, where wild elephants are rounded up and trained for domestic use and war.