GUARDIANS (for participants under 19)
Due to past experiences in previous missions, mission leaders have considered it prudent to institute the following guidelines for guardianship:
- Guardians of youths should be >= 25 years old
- Maximum of 2 wards per guardian
- Guardians must fly in with their wards
- Guardians must be responsible for their wards in “off” hours
- 1 ward can have 2 guardians (in case they move from 1 mission to another etc)
Participants are responsible for purchasing their own flight tickets and travel insurance (this is mandatory).
Hotel reservations will be arranged for participants and all room and miscellaneous charges incurred will be settled by participants upon check out on the last day.
Mission fee for Battambang is SGD160 per person. This amount is used to help defray costs incurred for Cambodia airport transfers to and from hotel, all meals, daily water supply, local coach transfers and any expenses that may arise during mission week. Any excess balance from the total fee collected will be put back into the ACTS Central Mission Fund for use the following year. There will be no issuance of refunds unless on medical grounds or exception reasons.
In preparation for a meaningful outreach experience, you will need to attend 3 Pre-Mission sessions. In particular, participants will not be accepted until after they attend the mission awareness session on Sunday 1 July. Please do not book travel until you have been officially accepted by the mission.
Participants travelling on budget airlines, please purchase luggage space as we would like to request each participant to carry up 5-10kg of gifts/medicines needed for the mission.
Participants may choose to fly into Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.
The bus journey from Siem Reap to Battambang is 3.5 hours.
The bus journey from Phnom Penh to Battambang is 7 hours.
If you fly into Siem Reap, you must arrive at Siem Reap airport before/by 8 December 15:05pm. (no later)
If you fly into Phnom Penh, you must arrive at Phnom Penh airport before/by 8 December 1:05pm. (no later)
NOTE: Airport transfer to Battambang will be provided only at these locations and times.
If you intend to be in Phnom Penh prior to 8 December Saturday, you may either
a) meet at the Phnom Penh airport at 1:05pm on 8 December to take the bus journey together or
b) stay at Asia hotel in Phnom Penh (No. 170 Monivong Blvd) where a bus will pick you up to meet those arriving on the Silkair flight before heading to Battambang together. Should you decide on this option, do note you will need to book this hotel stay directly yourself. The booking can be done online.
For the return journey, participants will leave Battambang in the morning on Saturday 15 December.
Phnom Penh Departure: As it is a 7 hours drive to Phnom Penh, participants will arrive in Phnom Penh after 4pm. The earliest flight out from Phnom Penh on this day should be from 6pm onwards in order to accommodate a reasonable time allowance for check-in at airport.