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DATES: July 17-21, 2013
REDUCED REGISTRATION FEES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 31!
|Registration Type:||Applicable to:||Fees:|
|Country Group A||Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, USA and Western Europe||
Before May 31,2013
After May 31, 2013
Country Group B
Other countries in Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America and Central and Eastern Europe
Before May 31, 2013
After May 31, 2013
Meals, air tickets, airport transfers, cost of hotel accommodation are NOT INCLUDED in the conference fee
If you are under 18 years of age at time of the Conference, please fax or mail the Parent/Guardian Authorization form.
Cancellations must be made in writing to the BWA Youth Department office by March 31, 2013. An administration fee of $50.00 will apply to all cancellations by this date. There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.
Other methods of payment:
DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORM:
Checks should be made payable to the Baptist World Alliance, drawn on a U.S. Bank
Please note that you will not be registered for the Youth Conference until the Conference fee is paid.
The BWA has appointed Safe2Travel Pte. Ltd. as the Official Housing Bureau for the Conference.
Please visit the Safe2Travel website to make your reservation selection.
Prices are in SGD$ (Singapore Dollars), per person, per night.
The website is not an online reservation system.
Once you complete the F.I.T. booking form, save it as an Excel file for your reference and email a copy to Safe2Travel at
, kindly indicate "16thBYWC - BKG ID" as the subject title to help expedite your requests.
NOTE: Safe2Travel cannot process PDF Format.
In order to qualify for consideration, the applicant must be:
- Actively engaged in Baptist youth work in his/her country
- He / She must be recommended by the National Baptist Convention/Union
- Age between 16 and 35
The applicant should understand that filling out an application for a scholarship does not assure that granting of a scholarship.
The Scholarship Committee will make final decision concerning the awarding of scholarship by May 1, 2013.
The deadline for receiving the Scholarship application form and all documents is April 15, 2013.
We invite you to apply to participate in the Performing Arts events at the 16th Baptist Youth World Conference. We are seeking to provide a balance of worship styles and cultural experiences through the varied music experiences at the Conference. We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible.
Mission projects will be offered before and after the conference. The Singapore Baptist Convention in conjunction with other BWA Member Bodies in Asia is planning to provide opportunities both in Singapore and other countries in Asia.
Country/Group representatives can contact Singapore Baptist Convention, Mission Coordinator at:
**Updated February 5th
A major feature of the conference is a series of Seminars for youth, youth leaders and young adults.
More than 20 Seminars will be targeted toward the thousands of youth going to Singapore. Among these are Practical Advice for Growing in Faith, The Role of Christian Youth in the Fight against HIV/AIDS, and establishing ministries through the creative arts, sports and creation care. Others will examine how to live out one's faith in school, how to study the Bible, the dynamics of worship, social media, women in the sex trade, the environment, and peace and justice issues.
Some sessions will focus on youth telling their stories of life and ministry in difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstances.
Youth leaders workshops include Integrating Youth into the Church, Engaging Youth who are Involved in Risky Behavior, Balancing Career and Youth Ministry, Encouraging and Leading Young People in Short Term World Mission, and discussions exploring why youth are leaving the church.
Young adults will discuss Living a Life of Mission at Home, Connecting with Young Adults Outside the Church, Maximizing Ministry, and Discovering God's Purpose, among others.
Facilitators and presenters are drawn from around the world such as India, Singapore, Nepal, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Argentina, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and other countries.
Traveling within Singapore
Singapore has a world class, highly efficient and reliable public transport system. It consists of the Mass Rapid Transit System, bus service and Taxis.
1) Mass Rapid Transit and Light Rapid Transit systems are the backbone of the city’s public transport system, taking passengers to all parts of Singapore; they are fast, efficient and comfortable.
The Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) is a modern, air-conditioned passenger train service with stations all over the city. There are two main lines – one from Marina Bay to Jurong East via Woodlands and other from Changi Airport to Boon Lay. From the city center, the MRT ride to the Changi Airport is only 27 minutes. The train service from the Changi Airport station operates at an average of 12 minutes.
Traveling on the MRT is cheap, with rides ranging from SGD 0.80 to a maximum of SGD 2.20.
2) BUSES: Visitors can easily get from one point to another by bus with an ez-link card, which can also be used on the Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT Trains). SBS bus 36 runs between Orchard Road and Changi Airport. The public bus stations are located in Terminal 1 at Basement 2, and in Terminal 2 at Basement Level.
Fares range from SGD 0.70 to a maximum of SGD 2.20.
3) TAXIS: Over 15,000 air-conditioned cabs provide comfortable, hassle-free travel at a very reasonable cost. They can be flagged down 24hours a day on most roads, with well-marked taxi-stands available outside most major shopping centers and hotels.
At Changi Airport, the taxi stand is located just outside the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 1, and located at the end of the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 2.
Prices are quoted in Singapore Dollars
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Please check with the Singaporean Embassy or Consulate in your country to determine if you require a Visa to enter.
You can also visit http://www.ica.gov.sg/services_centre_overview.aspx?pageid=252&secid=165 for more information.
If you need a visa, when you register for the Conference, please enter the information requested in the form to receive a Visa Letter to include in your visa application.
The BWA will issue an invitation letter only after you have completed the registration process. To ensure your participation, please apply for your visa no later than three months before the event.
703-790-8980 ext 153