The 13th edition of Crossing Bridges will take place over 9 days from Friday 28 October to Saturday 5 November

Photography communities from 9 Asian countries will be sending representatives for this annual gathering ... The program outline is listed below

The participating countries are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan , China, Sri Lanka and South Korea

Please note that although we'll be doing a lot of shooting, the aim of each Crossing Bridges trip annually is creating friendships and building bridges of friendships amongst Photographers from different cultural and national backgrounds

You are required to have the following:
  1. A cheerful open attitude towards Friend-making
  2. Able to do with little sleep
  3. Not fussy with food (non-pork , non-beef and veggie diets are ok)
  4. Can put up with clean but simple accommodations
  5. Can put up with snorers
  6. Willing to commit to photo sharing sessions and/or a photo exhibition

The cost of the trip (LAND ONLY) is US$650 which includes accommodation , transport, all meals and all logistics support from 29 Oct to 5 Nov 2016

Those who are keen please Email for shortlisting WITH YOUR EMAIL , copy of your passport, and mobile number .... 15 slots are available for Malaysia
Your email subject title MUST be "APPLICATIONS TO JOIN CROSSING BRIDGES 2016 IN TAIPEI" so that it will not go to my spam folder
Once shortlisted you will be asked to provide other personal details for registration

Once shortlisted you will be asked to transfer the participation fee of US$650

Preference will be given to those who have helped in the organizing of past Crossing Bridges events when they were hosted by Malaysia. But the intent is to have at least 50% of new faces

You are responsible for buying your own plane tickets and you should plan to arrive in Taipei on 29 October 2017 and leave on 6 November.. As there is a special tour of Taipei city on the 29 Oct, its advisable that you should come on the 28 October although board and lodging for 28 Oct will be for your own account. At the moment I understand the last night will be 5 Nov and you will fly home on the 6th Nov, but the program is not fully confirmed yet, so the start and the end date could be adjusted.

Here is the tentative program:
  • 10/29 welcome reception, and special tour in Taipei city
  • 10/30 1st day: The Japanese architectures in Taipei. Opening banquet
  • 10/31 2nd day: The President Villa, models shooting in Chiang Kai Sek Memorial Hall
  • 11/1 3rd day: The dutch and England architectures in Danshuei. Sunset shooting in Fisherman's Wharf
  • 11/2 4th day: Yangmingshan National Park and Yehliu Geopark
  • 11/3 5th day: Traditional Taiwanese arts in Yilan
  • 11/4 6th day: Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village at Sun Moon Lake (including sunrise shooting)
  • 11/5 7th day: Roundhouse in Changhua(including shooting steam locomotive) and Traditional Chinese architectures in Lukang, Closing ceremony