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Do you dream of exploring the Mysterious Ancient Cultures of the Far East? Do you require specialized, personal service that will meet your concerns of economy, efficiency, and safety? Are you tired of the machine-made travel itinerary, with the usual sight-seeing spots and tourist restaurants, with no local specialties? Are you wary of dealing with foreign operators?
If you`ve answered ^Yes ̄ to any of the above, we would like to introduce our company to you.
Who We Are
Shanghai Far East Expeditions (SFE) was founded in 2001 to provide outstanding and unique travel experience to sophisticated travelers seeking culture and art in China as well as in Southeast Asia.  We combine over thirty five years of tour management experience in the travel industry.  We take pride in satisfying the distinct and personal requirements of all our clients, be they individuals, families or large groups.
SFE enjoys a hard-earned reputation for premium quality and consistent service. We do virtually no advertising. The majority of our clients, both personal and institutional, come from referrals. International corporations turn to SFE to provide trips and entertainment for visiting business clients. Academic and museum groups rely on us to provide unique cultural experiences.
Our highly motivated and well-trained staff, plus our partners throughout Asia, supports our efforts to make your travel experience as efficient and hassle-free as possible, all within tightly controlled budgets. We provide the greatest possible value for monies spent.  
What We Do
Shanghai Far East Expeditions provides travel services and operates tours throughout China, as well as Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar (Burma). We work with all the regional airlines, a large number of premier hotels, and the best local operators in order to provide outstanding and custom designed services tailored to your needs.  Our excellent contacts developed over several decades in all the travel related activities assure you that the best arrangements possible will be made.
We specialize in tours to remote, out-of-the way and exotic places, far from the usual tourist destinations. Our services cover from itinerary planning to securing access to interested sites and to provide all the travel arrangements and booking functions.  Because of our extensive network, we are able to provide the best services on the best financial terms.  Our dedicated team has the capacity to respond to changes of all kinds (ex. weather, traffic, accidents) with the utmost effectiveness.
Most importantly, we have the unique capability to arrange "behind-the-scenes" visits, art and culture tours and activities, offering clients unprecedented access to areas not available to the general public.
Our Principals` Unrivalled Experience
Cindy Shi, Executive Vice President
Ms. Shi studied tourism in university, and after graduation, she began to work in a large state-owned inbound tour company.  Ms. Shi gained valuable knowhow while working up the organization over several years.  This experience gave her the courage to start her own tour management business with Mr. Jonny Chung in Shanghai in 2001.  Since then, the company has grown into a professionally organized firm specializing in Far East art and culture travel services.
Over the years, Ms. Shi has arranged and managed tours in collaboration with world-renowned museums, associations and galleries, such as the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), American Friends of Shanghai Museum (AFSM), San Francisco Museum of Art (SF-MOMA), as well as artists such as Paul Matisse, collectors such as Donald Fisher (founder of Gap), Cynthia Polsky, art critics including Holland Cotter, Roger Bevan, museum directors such as William Griswold and Henry Moy and a variety of major art institutions and galleries in Beijing and Shanghai.
Ms. Shi has been a notable collector of contemporary art and this gives her an insight that is unique in the travel industry.  Her passion in her work is reflected in her excellent handling of specific needs of clients with charm, patience, flexibility and great understanding.   
Johnny Chung, President
Mr. Chung is a co-founder of Shanghai Far East Expeditions. His tour management experience included twenty years of service with the renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong and three years with the Hotel Nikko Hong Kong.  Mr. Chung has demonstrated his expertise in the tourist industry with his excellent service record, strong marketing, sales and operation skills. Over the last eleven years, Mr. Chung has acted as Tour Manager to many destinations in China, including the Silk Road, Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces, Tibet and the Yangtze River Cruise for many prestigious organizations such as MIT, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California Institute of Technology and the American Museum of Natural History, etc...
Our Representative Clients List
,           The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010,2011,2012), 
,           American Friends of the Shanghai Museum, New York City (2002, 2005, 2007, 2009,2012)
,           The Ullens Art Center Director Circle, Beijing (2012)
,           Shanghai Museum Patron Group (2012)
,           Archeological Institute of America (2011)
,           San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Director Circle, San Francisco (2008)
,           High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2009)
,           Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO  (2002, 2004, 2008),
,           Museum of the Red River (2003, 2005, 2008, 2010) 
,           American Ceramic Circle  (2008)
,           Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (2007) 
,           Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ (2005)  
,           The Museum of Modern Art, New York City (2002)
Educational Institutions
,           The Joyce Theatre Foundations, New York City (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010, 2011,2012)  
,           The Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012)
,           Vassar College Alumni Association, Poughkeepsie, NY (2006)
,           The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia  (2004, 2005)
,           Philips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH and the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville CT (2005) 
,           University of California, Irvine (2004)
,           The University of Southern California (2002)
Cultural Organizations
•     International Collectors Forum, Houston Taxes (2010, 2011)
•     Exhibitions Circle Abroad (2009)
•     Total Eclipse Trip for Alumni of California Academy of Sciences, Smith College, Princeton University, Wellesley College, Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), MIT, UCLA, Colgate University (2009) 
•     Garden Club of America, New York City (2008) 
•     National Trust of Historic Conservation (2006)
We invite you to contact us for more information. 
Johnny Chung, President
Cindy Ming Shi, Executive Vice President

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