The US$170,000 Five-Star Aviva Singapore Open 2004 will be held from Nov 15-21, immediately after the China Open. The first two days, Nov 15 & 16, for the preliminaries will be played in the Singapore Badminton Hall (SBH) at Guillemard Road and admission is free. For the tournament proper from Nov 17 - 21, to be held in the bigger and first-class indoor stadium, the Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS) at Kallang, an admission charge is payable. There are ticket concessions for 'early bird' (purchase by Oct 31), bulk discounts of a min. 20 tickets, season passes, senior citizens (55 yrs and above) and children. Eg an adult season pass for the entire tournament costs S$43 (as opposed to S$65 bought seperately) plus S$2 for SISTIC booking fee. Free Seating applicable throughout, unless specified otherwise within the venues. Ticket and tournament details are available on the following websites: www.sistic.com.sg www.singaporebadminton.org.sg For reasonable hotel accommodation, even for backpackers at S$24.50 per person and Standard Room ranging from about S$50, you may find the Hotel 81 chain suitable and they also have many hotels in the Geylang area, which is close by to the SBH and SIS. Transportation is easy. Hotel 81's website is as follows: www.hotel81.com.sg Do let me know if you need another other info. Hope you can pay us a visit and watch world classs badminton in congenial surroundings at the same time. A few overseas BFers have contacted me for relevant info and I thought I should share this with you if you are coming.