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Malaysiatripinformationnight Coreena

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Malaysiatripinformationnight Coreena

  1. 1. WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW?  excursion status  who will be coming along  where will we go  cost and changes in cost  passports  injections  cash  trip expectations  to the airport  where to from here?
  2. 2. EXCURSION STATUS why Malaysia and not Indonesia? DET excursion approval
  3. 3. WHO 63 people have shown interest 33 students without parents 3 teachers – Coreena Allen, Noel Glover and 1 more to be decided 27 others students with family members priority to students of MHS planning to study Indonesian in 2011
  4. 4. WHERE WILL WE GO?
  5. 5. PENANG
  6. 6. Holiday Inn Penang http://www.holidayinnpenang.com/penmy/index.html
  7. 7. KUALA LUMPUR
  8. 8. Royale Bintang Hotel http://www.royale-bintang-hotel.com.my/corporate/index.html
  9. 9. TAMAN NEGARA
  10. 10. Mutiara Taman Negara Resort http://www.tamannegararesort.com
  11. 11. COSTS AND CHANGES IN COST  if numbers change prices can change  sudden increase in airfares before final price  travel insurance- we can arrange as group for good price  spending money - $300 probably come home with change, some meals need to be bought  injections- doctor fees  passports- need to arrange by self  transport to airport
  12. 12. THIS TRIP LAST TRIP COMPARISON 2008 - $2348 per person for 9 day trip 2011 - $ 2415 (40 people) / $2369 (50 people) 10 day trip TRIP PRICE NOT FINALISED YET NEED NUMBERS FOR THAT
  13. 13. PASSPORTS https://www.passports.gov.au/web/Queries/Fees.aspx child passport $104 adult passport $208 apply through post office in a few months time, we need details from them for purchasing tickets and visas
  14. 14. INJECTIONS  SEE YOUR DOCTOR FOR ADVICE WELL IN ADVANCE  Diphtheria Sometimes ,Hepatitis A Yes, Malaria Sometimes*, Rabies Sometimes Tetanus Yes, Typhoid Yes, Yellow Fever No** Read more: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/159 /health/South-East- Asia/Malaysia.html#ixzz0pbnLEwbt
  15. 15. WATER FROM TAPS NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No icees on the street, slushies etc No fruits that the peel can not be removed from We will play it safe : )
  16. 16. CASH & OTHER TID BITS  Students who took $300 in most cases came home with change  Some meals need to be purchased but is cheap  Mobile phones- way too expensive, think about buying phone cards there- bills returning home can be a huge shock, parents can call hotels at night or morning, kids can call from hotel reception to home and pay  clothing to be appropriate- nothing skimpy, no short shorts, revealing clothes etc, mindful of culture and Islam  computer access very limited if at all
  17. 17. TRIP EXPECTATIONS Need to be mindful we are travelling in a group behaviour punctuality keeping an eye on each other watching what we eat and drink accommodation and rooming
  18. 18. TRIP EXPECTATION CONTINUED parents on trip swimming activities- use of pool never going off alone, students without parents will be under staff supervision at all times hotel night curfew visits to shops
  19. 19. TO THE AIRPORT hire a coach or two both to and from MHS was much cheaper than airport parking, petrol etc all in one place, group check in more convenient, goodbyes said at school
  20. 20. WHERE TO FROM HERE  consent forms  $300 deposit  communication via email or a blog  DET approval of excursion at each stage  students behaviour at school prior to trip  parents to fill in same paperwork for every traveller (even if it is repetitive) to meet requirements  relax we will look after your kiddies!!!!!!
  21. 21. CONTACT  Coreena Allen – 1st point of contact Indonesian teacher and Year 8 Adviser, tour organiser MHS Phone: 49 693855 Email: coreena.allen@det.nsw.edu.au  GET TOURS http://www.getours.com.au/ Maree has kindly been helping us.. thank you Maree! Toll Free (Australia wide): 1300 660 825

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