EXPEDITION CRUISE

Expedition to Borneo and Beyond (10 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Singapore, Singapore to Benoa (Bali), Indonesia
Dates: 05 Jan 2019 - 14 Jan 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
05 Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore
6:00 PM
DAY 2
06 Jan 2019
Tambelan Archipelago, Indonesia, Indonesia
DAY 3
07 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 4
08 Jan 2019
Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia
DAY 5
09 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 6
10 Jan 2019
Banyuwangi, Indonesia
DAY 7
11 Jan 2019
Sumbawa, Indonesia
Moyo Island, Indonesia
DAY 8
12 Jan 2019
Pink Beach, Indonesia
DAY 9
13 Jan 2019
Loh Liang, Komodo, Indonesia
DAY 10
14 Jan 2019
Benoa (Bali), Indonesia
9:30 AM
Expedition to Borneo and Beyond map

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About the Ship

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Le Lapérouse

As the first ship in the new Explorer series, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is Ponant's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy & comfort. She offers innovative and environmentally-friendly hardware and elegantly designed accommodations with 100% balcony.

What's Included

Included

  • Port Charges or Gratuities

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Shore Excursions- Expedition Cruising

  • All meals while on-board ship

  • 24-hour room service (special selection)

  • Evening entertainment and events

Not Included

  • WiFi, sundries, spa treatments, Premium Spirits, Shore Excursions- Traditional Cruising, Airfare, Transfers, Travel insurance, Medical services, consultations, and drug, prescriptions, Laundry Visa fees, if applicable

About Us

The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!

Insider Tip

PONANT is the only luxury cruise line to feature three brand new ships sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic each season with 46% market share, making us #1 in luxury expedition cruising.

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Singapore, Singapore - 05 Jan 2019

Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: 18 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
Portals of the past

Start off at the Civilian War Memorial, a structure dedicated to all those who perished during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. Continue with a scenic drive around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Stop by the Lim Bo Seng Memorial, and let our guide narrate the story of this anti-Japanese resistance fighter.En route to Kranji war Memorial cementery dedicated to the men and women from United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaya against the invading Japanese forces during World War II, it comprises the War Graves, the Memorial Walls, the State Cemetery, and the Military Graves.

Then, rekindle the memories at the Old Ford Factory. This historical building was the site where the British surrendered to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. A permanent exhibition gallery showcasing the memories of life during the Japanese Occupation was developed by the National Archives of Singapore. MOFF also houses the repositories of NAS.

Lastly, you will come to The Changi Chapel and Museum. Relocated in February 2001, it was built to honour the spirit and commitment of those who rose from the depths of adversity.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Crafts And Birds In The Heartland Of Singapore
The culture of hand-made crafts is fascinating, but in most locations, as generations die out, it is losing its audience as well as the talented people that have mastered these special products. Our expert and very personable guide will direct you to an area of the city where the last remaining businesses still fashion their wares by hand. This scene is becoming a rarity in Singapore and around the world. Along with the special crafts you will witness an interesting hobby call Bird Singing, where you will find yourself serenaded by these special Song Birds.

The excursion is comprised of several stops, each of which will give you a window into the past life here. The first is right in the local heartlands where one of the largest Bird Singing corners is located. In this spot, birds actually get to practice their vocal chords and give you a chance to chat with the 'uncles', the owners who love their birds. Imagine the photographs and the stories you can return home with from just this one stop!

If you have ever watched Lion Dances and noticed the incredible colorful Lion Heads? One of the last remaining craftsmen who still makes these Lion Heads out of his home is one of your visits. It will not be long before these will no longer be created and on your visit you can order one of these beautifully crafted heads, though no pressure to do so. This is more about the exposure of a dwindling art.

Every think about incense sticks and how they are made, particularly those giant ones at the Chinese temples? Find out more about their history and creation right from the horse's mouth. If you wish, you can even try your hand and use the raw materials to fashion your own scented stick.

Finally you will be introduced to the 'master' craftsman who makes some of the most gorgeous lanterns by hand. This master artist provides the lanterns for numerous Chinese temples and Clan associations. These lanterns are all constructed of paper and the 'factory' you visit has an array of paper offerings that are commonly sold as donations at temples all over the world. These offerings are used as burnt for the Gods, Ancestors, and Ghosts, for good fortune and good health. No doubt you will want to select some pieces as perfect souvenirs to take home. At the least, you will bring back an incredible understanding of the culture and talent of the Singaporeans.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Tokens of appreciation for the businesses visited should be considered around $80 SGD.
- Please dress comfortably.
- Lunch and beverages are not included.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Tour Award Winning Public Housing In Singapore
Singapore was once known to have the worst slums in the world. Today the public housing program is a source of national pride. Singapore's Housing and Development Board (HDB) has now received 3 UN awards over the last 25 years and over 80% of Singapore's resident population has called HDB flats home. On this tour you will really be immersed in the culture of the country as you learn the hows and whys of public housing policies that have proven successful.

On the first part of the tour you will find yourself with your outstanding guide in Toa Payoh, one of the first public housing projects in the country. Here you will visit the Hub of Public Housing and see the mock up of various apartments. As you view them, you will hear why they are considered more like a 'marriage proposition' than a lease agreement. As one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, Toa Payoh was the first to benefit from the Estate Renewal Strategy – an integrated and systematic approach to rejuvenate older HDB towns, making them more comparable with newer estates. The estate renewal efforts revitalized Toa Payoh, and the pioneer HDB town is a vibrant place today.

On the second part of this tour you will visit the tallest public housing in Singapore - and in the world! It is called Pinnacle@Duxton and this award-winning development features the world's two longest sky gardens. One of the highlights of this tour is to see the inside of a 4-room HDB flat within the development. You will also visit the sky bridge on the 50th floor where you will be a wonderful view of the central part of Singapore.

Though the subject matter of this tour may sound more like a thesis, in today's modern world, you will see how Singapore has handled a problem that every country, and every major city is faced with. A view into these solutions also tells you much about the creativity and the sensitivity that the country of Singapore has exhibited in its problem-solving.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please dress comfortably.
- Please note that while transportation is included, this tour does include a significant amount of walking. Please wear appropriate footware.
- Lunch and beverages are not included.
- Additional $6 SGD per person to enter the sky bridge at Pinnacles.
- Gift to the home owner of $15 SGD.
- This excursion can be combined with more sightseeing for a longer tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Geylang, The Last Frontier
Mention Geylang and for many, the name immediately conjure the image of the 'red light district'. The Geylang area of Singapore continues to be one of the hottest topics in Asia, and millions wander the three mile Geylang Road and it’s surrounding “lorongs” each year.

But beneath this seedy image, it is a colorful mix of food, sex, history, culture and vintage. Arguably Singapore's most colorful enclave, Geylang has managed to maintain her authenticity by resisting gentrification. With more than 120 buildings in the area that houses religious groups, volunteer welfare organizations and clan associations, the neighborhood fills you with a palpable sense of spirituality and humanity.

Amble through the 'Lorongs', small roads, learn about the history of the various sectors, marvel at the beautiful shop houses and munch on one of best 'Dim Sum' around. We will visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple with an amazing collection of 'Thangkas' and a beautifully restored Mosque built in the 1920s. We will also find out about the Hakka people and their contributions to Singapore when we visit their clan association. Finally, we will visit a wonderful shop house, whose owner, an enthusiast and collector, operates a home-store with an amazing array of religious and cultural artefacts, a virtual 'Aladdin's Cave'. At this last stop, you may stay and linger at your leisure.

Join in and enjoy this multicultural and multisensory experience.

Departures:
09:30 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.
- Please expect to leave a donation at places of worship, about $5.00 SGD.
- You will be expected to leave a gift for the Clan Association and Home Store of about $20.00 SGD.
- Food and beverages are not included in the tour cost.
- Please note that while transportation is included, this program involves a lot of walking. Please wear appropriate footware.

Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Day Tour - Singapore's Secret Gardens

Singapore not only boasts its 2 famous gardens, but it is also known to be a City built in a Garden. Nurturing different community parks, private gardens and rehabilitation gardens, this program will bring you to the different outskirt areas of Singapore where lush greens and beautiful gardens are often missed.

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Itinerary Includes:

1. Unknown Gardens (2 hours)

2. Chinese and Japanese Gardens (2 hours)

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Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy • Wheelchair Acceesible
Experience(s): Sightseeing
Day Tour - Singapore City within a Garden

Singapore is a Garden City. Every step you take, you get to admire flowers and plants all around. It is no wonder that Singapore is named as the Garden City.

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Itinerary includes

1. Singapore Botanic & Orchid Garden (2 hours)

2. All around the City Tour (1 hour)

3. Gardens by the Bay (2 hours)

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Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate • Wheelchair Acceesible
Experience(s): Romance & Honeymoons • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Day tour - Singapore in Bloom

This tour is catered to Naturalists as we will be exploring Singapore's two main garden attractions. You will be able to learn more about the concept of "The Garden City" and what it takes for Singapore to be developed into our current state. Join us to discover more about Singapore's beauty! Enjoy a journey where you will be brought to explore hundreds of plant species in three of our popular tourists nature site - Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Botanic & Orchid Garden and Chinese & Japanese Gardens.

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Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Sightseeing • Walking & Biking • Wildlife & Nature
Exploring Pulau Ubin's nature reserve

This unique expedition unveils the separation, journey right across Pulau Ubin, along a secluded route that only a few have ventured. Among the mangroves, be amused by the wildlife and the serenity. Enjoy and be enchanted of this trail of nature.

Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Singapore Architectural Intricacies

What goes into the consideration when designing a structure in Singapore?

This tour brings you on a journey to uncover how culture and the element of "Feng Shui" were used to build or re-design buildings to ensure harmony with nature and flow of good business. Visit historical monument and watch how it has been transformed into the biggest museum in Singapore. Singapore is known to be a "Garden City", but the notion is now changing to become a "City in a Garden". Visit the magnificent Gardens by the Bay which has transformed the landscape of the Singapore's Marina skyline.

Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Romance & Honeymoons • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
City Highlights

Depicting both the nostalgic atmosphere of the past along the historical and cultural sights and also, showcasing the city's modernity through sky scrapers and state of the art developments, experience a modern approach on Singapore's discovery during this program.

Explore the vibrant culture of Singapore when you visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the Kampong Glam - Malay community, relax as you cruise down the Singapore River and enjoy the view of the beautiful skyline, marvel at Singapore's own superstructure Gardens by the Bay and watch the sunset at the top of the luxurious Marina Bay Sands Skypark.

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Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Snack
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Local Community Experience

Embark on a journey to experience the life of a local Singaporean. Travel to our first location - Tiong Bahru Market. This is one of the most popular hawker centers and community market in Singapore. Over here, guests can have a taste of some of the local flavor food where it is called hawker food as you watch the locals pass by or doing their morning market errands.Next, travel to a local community estate. Tiong Bahru community centre located in a serene neighbourhood, surrounded by pre-war houses, a rare sight in modern Singapore. All community centres is managed by the People's Association (PA) and it aims to offers a wide range of programs to cater to Singaporeans from all walks of life - connecting people to people, and people and government. As you walk to the centre, you will see HDB flats where about 85% of Singaporeans live in such houses. These flats are located in housing estates, which are self-contained satellite towns with schools, supermarkets, clinics, hawker centres, and sports and recreational facilities. There are a large variety of flat types and layouts which cater to various housing budgets.Thereafter, identify Singapore's local living. Visit the HDB hub where guests can see an actual typical size and interior furnishing of a regular HDB flat ranging from 2 - 5 room flats. Each of the HDB showflats are well renovated with a different theme to cater to the various types of household preference. This showcase will provide guests of an overview of how a local housing in Singapore looks like.

Offered by: East West Planners - Singapore
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Cruises & Water Tours • Sightseeing
Singapore by Night

Commence this night tour by boarding your bumboat at one of the busiest evening spots of Singapore, at Clarke Quay. Glide on the Singapore River; marvel at the extravagant contrast of the historic Boat Quay area and the striking skyscraper skyline of modern Singapore. Upon arriving at the Merlion Park, take the opportunity to snap a few shots of the Merlion, Singapore's landmark. Stroll towards the amazing Marina Bay Sands; one of Singapore?s newest and most interesting landmarks and an innovative 24/7 destination in itself by crossing the Helix Bridge, an impressive architectural structure. Upon arriving to the Marina Bay Sands, immerse yourself in an amazing convergence of light, music and sound in the show "Wonder Full". Set to an orchestral soundtrack, the show uses various electric light and laser effects to tell the universal tale of the journey of life. The stunning city skyline of Singapore backs up the impressive light and water show creating a theatrical experience. Finally, experience the breath-taking panorama of Singapore from the Sky Park set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform and view the new exciting developments surrounding the Marina Bay area as you sip on one of the delicious drinks at the observation tower (drinks on own cost).Note: Smart casual attire is needed upon visiting the Observation Tower. No shorts, slippers, singlets and tank tops are allowed. SkyPark admission and Laser show subject to weather condition. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. Wheelchairs are not permitted.

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