Visa

Generally, many foreigners do not need visas for entry to Singapore. Please refer to the requirements of the Immigrants & Checkpoints Authority (this link) to check whether you need to apply for a visa or not. Tourists visiting Singapore may be given up to 30-day social visit passes upon their arrival in Singapore. For more information on visa requirements, click www.ica.gov.sg.

For those who require a letter of invitation for the Visa application, please register with the conference first, fill in the Form V39A, and send it to Ms. Clara Chan (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: +65 6338 2321). For more information on registration, please look at the registration page.

Introduction to Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country lying on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It is only 137 km (85 miles) north of the equator. Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons. Temperatures usually range from 22°C to 35°C. 

Now, Singapore is one of the world's leading commercial hubs with the 4th biggest financial centre and a top5 busiest port. This country ranks high in education, healthcare, government transparency and economic competitiveness. Singapore Changi International Airport is one of the best in Asia and the world. Singapore is also a paradise for shopping.

Welcome to Singapore!

Tourist Information

Transport

Airport

Singapore is a major air hub in the Asia Pacific region and is served by more than 60 airlines flying to more than 150 cities in over 50 countries. The Singapore Changi Airport is located at the eastern tip of Singapore, about 20 kilometres (and 20 minutes drive) from the city centre. The airport is served by an efficient public transportation network. You will be spoilt for choice on how you can get to your hotel or to the city centre.

Airport Shuttle Service

This is a two-way service which goes to any hotel within the Central Business District. You can make a booking at the counters in the Arrival Hall and pay the fare in cash to the driver. Return trips to the airport can usually be arranged at the concierge of the hotel.

Taxis

Taxi services are available 24 hours daily at the Arrival Hall. During peak hours, the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system is operational on major highways and within the Central Business District area. You may be required to pay a surcharge during operational hours. A midnight surcharge (50% of metered fare) applies between midnight and 6am. There is also an airport surcharge of S$5 (Friday to Sun, 5pm to midnight) and S$3 at other times. You may choose to hop onto a Mercedes taxi or London cab available at the Limousine Service Counter. The service is available at a flat rate (S$35) and from 6am to 2am daily.

Trains (MRT)

The airport is served by the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). A MRT station is located at Terminal 2 of the airport and is accessible from Terminal 1 via the Skytrain. The ride to the city is approximately 27 minutes and cost below S$2 (not inclusive of S$1 refundable deposit for the single trip ticket). Trains arrive at 12-mins intervals and the service is available from 5:31am -11:18pm (Mon-Sat) and 5.59am - 11.18pm (Sun/Public Holiday).

Public Buses

The public bus terminals are located at the basement of Terminals 1 and 2. The ride to City will cost less than S$2, please prepare exact fare before you board the bus as no change will be given. Information on the bus services is available near the bus stands. Bus services are available daily from 6am to midnight.

Attractions and Theme Parks