Conservation Biology University Tour to Singapore

Example study tour 

Created for the University of Derby

 

The University of Derby required a group travel to a tropical environment where students could explore the primary rainforest, mangrove communities and seashore wildlife to develop skills in field techniques, observation skills, data analysis and presentation, and teamwork and life skills.

StudyLink created a 9-day study tour package to Singapore, enabling students to investigate the scientific principles underpinning conservation biology and explore practical solutions to environmental problems.

 

Group travel services provided by StudyLink

  • Return flights from Heathrow International Airport
  • Airport assistance during check-in, security & gate checks on departure from Heathrow International Airport
  • Airport transfers in Singapore
  • 6 nights’ B&B accommodation at the centrally-located Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
  • Pre-booked meals at local restaurants
  • Coach transportation throughout the tour to support visit programme 
  • Services of a Local Guide throughout the tour to support visit programme 
  • Services of our representatives in Singapore to provide 24hr assistance 
  • Extensive group travel insurance 
  • Bespoke free-place ratio 
  • 24/7 on-call service
  • Services of a dedicated Account Executive
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service 
  • Online trip organiser & travel app
  • Risk management services including live trip tracking 

 


Custom-made 9-day itinerary to Singapore

Day 1 to 2 - Arrive in Singapore

After boarding an evening flight to Singapore, the group travelled overnight and was met by our coach provider for transportation to their accommodation.

Staying at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, the group was based in the centre of the city and only 5 minutes’ drive away from Marina Bay Sands. 

Free time was scheduled in the evening for students to explore the nearby area and taste the local cuisine. 

Day 3 - Southern Ridges & Labrador Nature Reserve

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then met with our Local Guide and travelled by coach to HarbourFront MRT station, coach on-hand all day for the group to use at their discretion

Southern Ridges is a 10-kilometre trail that connects parks along the southern ridge of Singapore providing a wide variety of suitable food sources as well as shelter and nesting areas for native birds. Students can learn about the diverse collection of birds and trees and the ecological projects in place to help with conserve their habitats and species.

Labrador Nature Reserve is home to the only rocky sea-cliff on the mainland that is accessible to the public. 10 hectares of coastal secondary-type vegetation and its rocky shore have been gazetted as a nature reserve and its flora and fauna preserved by NParks.

Day 4 - MaCritchie Trails

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then met with our Local Guide and travelled by coach to MaCritchie Trails, coach on-hand all day for the group to use at their discretion. 

MaCritchie Reservoir is described as nature’s playground to those who love the outdoors. With its nature trails and tree top walks, MaCritchies offers students the opportunity to meet long-tailed macaque monkeys, squirrels and monitor lizards whilst exploring the tropical rainforest of Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

 

Day 5 - Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then met with our Local Guide and travelled by coach to Changi Point Ferry Terminal and sailed over to Bukit Timah. 

Coach on-hand all day for the group to use at their discretion. 

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems. Students will see an astonishing variety of plant, animal and insect life, typical of a humid equatorial climate.

Day 6 - Sungei Buloh Wetlands Centre

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then travelled by coach to Sungei Buloh Wetlands Centre, coach on-hand all day for the group to use at their discretion.

Sungei Buloh Wetlands Centre  is a nature reserve in the northwest area of Singapore. It is the first wetlands reserve to be gazetted in Singapore, and its global importance as a stop-over point for migratory birds was recognised by the inclusion of the reserve into the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Site Network. 

 

Day 7 – Group-planned Activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then chose to arrange their own activities including meals and transport, however StudyLink can pre-book visits, dinner reservations and transport tickets.

 

Day 8 to 9 - Return to Heathrow International Airport

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group were met by our coach provider at their accommodation and travelled to Singapore Changi International Airport, travelling overnight and arriving at Heathrow International Airport early-morning.