5th Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum

The 5th Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF) will be held at the 

Concorde Hotel, Orchard Road in Singapore

November 17-18, 2016

Mr. Brian George
+ 65 91385750, +65 91301493
Technical Co-Chair
Mr. Robert Hood

Dr. Arvind Sinha
+61 429455028

ARF HotelThe 5th Asian Australia Rotorcraft Forum (incorporating 9th Australian Pacific Vertiflite Conference on Helicopter Technology), organised by American Helicopter Society International, Australian and Singapore Chapters; will be held in Singapore from November 17-18, 2016. The conference will cover all the disciplines of Aerospace and Aviation from design to operation and support of helicopter platform and systems. Abstracts are invited on topics in the following domain areas:

  • Aerodynamics

  • Structures & Materials

  • Propulsion

  • Avionics & Mission Design 

  • Systems Design

  • Operation & Product support


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Bus Tour of Malacca, Malaysia — a UNESCO World Heritage Site NOW CONFIRMED

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Cost: S$150/USD$115 per Person

*Minimum of 20 People Required to Proceed with Tour/Maximum Capacity of 28 People*

0630 Assemble at CONCORDE HOTEL ( Kramat Lane / Taxi stand ).
0700 Coach depart to Custom for Immigration clearance. Meet by our Tourist Guide. Proceed to MALACCA, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Malacca, the 15th century Malay Sultanate, which was colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and British conqueror who sought to control the whole region and the lucrative spice trade. Malacca is a quiet old town and also a historical city. Stroll the streets where Malay folk heroes such as Hang Tuah once did around 1400 AD.
1130 Est. time of arrival at Malacca. LUNCH will be provided.
1230 Begin your Melaka Heritage Trail (Walking Tour), visiting historical site which will plunge you deep into Melaka's history…
DUTCH SQUARE- also known as Malacca Town square. A numerous of bright, terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings built in the middle of the 17th century.
THE STADTHUYS- built in the 1650's by the Dutch as Municipal Town Hall and Governor's residence on the site of an earlier Portuguese building.
CHRIST CHURCH- one of Malacca's most defining structures built by the Dutch. It is instantly recognizable brick-red building with a huge white cross at the top. The interior of the cathedral has 200 year-old handmade pews, decorative fanlights and plaques. It became an Anglican Church when the British took over.
QUEEN VICTORIA's FOUNTAIN- part of the icon of Malacca. The fountain was built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
ST. PAUL's HILL- stand the statue of St. Francis Xavier, who preached 300 years ago. You can see the spot where his body was buried temporarily in 1552 before transferred and reburied in Goa, India.
PORTA De SANTIAGO- originally constructed by Alfonso de Albuquerque in 1512, is one of the four main gates of the famous Portuguese fortress.
CHENG HOON TENG Temple- one of the oldest Chinese Temple in Malaysia, and is still an active and important religious center for the Chinese community in the area.
JONKER STREET- the center street of Chinatown, was once renowned for its antique shops. However over the years, it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, that sells everything from fashions, bargain
1600 Assemble at respective point for departure back to Singapore.
2000 Est. time of arrival in Singapore.

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