Changes to charges and booking processes at SAFE and Maliau
Dear SAFE community,
This is to give you advance notice of several changes to the booking process, charges and invoicing for accommodation and working at SAFE and at Maliau Basin Field Centre.
SAFE PROJECT CHARGES
Our current charges were set seven years ago now and we're unfortunately unable to continue offering these low rates. Our new daily rate for accommodation will be:
We will also begin asking for payment of accommodation charges in advance, with payment requested on arrival at SAFE camp. We will, of course, issue receipts immediately for all payments.
These new charges will come into force beginning August 1, 2017.
MALIAU BASIN CHARGES AND BOOKINGS
MBFC have recently changed the way they want bookings handled. MBFC now require all bookings to be made two weeks in advance, and for payment to also be made in advance. To facilitate this, we have updated SAFE's online booking system to automatically notify MBFC of any request for accommodation that you make. This notification will be in the form of an email that will be cc'ed to you, and MBFC will invoice you directly. It is YOUR responsibility to notify MBFC of any changes to your booking; SAFE management will not amend your bookings on your behalf.
RA SUPPORT AT MALIAU BASIN
Many researchers working at SAFE take SAFE Research Assistants to Maliau with them, but there is a cheaper alternative that you might want to consider. You can hire Maliau Rangers for RM 10 per hour. Contact MBFC directly if you want to hire their field staff; SAFE management will not manage bookings for Maliau staff on your behalf.
SAFE Project Science Director
Posted by: Robert Ewers