About Singapore

Located right in the heart of Asia, Singapore thrives as an international financial and trading hub. Its reputed efficiency, skilled workforce, strong trade agreements, excellent infrastructure, extensive and high-growth networking base make Singapore a compelling destination for business and conventions. Look further beneath Singapore’s business legacy and you will find a rich social fabric that is vibrant, colourful and unique in many ways.

Singapore is a city of contrast. It is East and West. It is where the ideas of the future mingle with the ways of tradition, where one can enjoy breakfast with orang utans at the famed Singapore Zoo and another can groove to a different beat in the company of party animals.

This is a city with many unique and enriching experiences, now and throughout the year. Enjoy a rich events calendar, from world-class musical to boisterous festivals. For culture vultures, museums and art venues are a must-see, and traditional Chinese operas have been and remain hot on the list.

For more information about Singapore, visit www.yoursingapore.com .

CONFERENCE VENUE

The Conference will be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre (www.suntecsingapore.com ).

Only 20 minutes from Changi International Airport, Suntec Singapore is conveniently located in the Marina Bay area and just minutes from the city’s entertainment and cultural attractions. Suntec Singapore offers direct access to 5,200 hotel rooms, 1,000 retail outlets, 300 restaurants, 6 museums and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

Climate

Singapore has a pleasant, tropical climate year round, varying from an average of 28 – 31 degrees Celsius during the day to 23 – 27 degrees Celsius in the evenings. It is not unusual to have intermittent showers on a sunny day but the showers rarely last long and they provide a cool respite. The rainy season in Singapore is from November till February.

Currency and Exchange

The local currency is the Singapore Dollar.

Most international currencies are accepted in banks, hotels and by many licensed money changers in major shopping centres.

Foreign Missions Accredited to Singapore

There are 67 resident foreign High Commissions and Embassies, 41 foreign Consular posts and 10 International Organisations in Singapore. In addition, more than 40 non-resident foreign High Commissioners and Ambassadors are accredited to Singapore.

Language

There are four official languages in Singapore: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is widely spoken and it serves as the official language of business and administration. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother tongue as well as English.

Time Zone

Singapore Standard Time Zone:
GMT/UTC +8