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Singapore Local Information


Visas are not required to enter Singapore for citizens of the USA, EU and Commonwealth countries.

Generally a free entry with a minimum of 14 days is the norm though citizens of the USA may be eligible for as many as 90 free entry days. For further information, please check with your country’s Singapore Consulate, or clickhere to visit the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website.

If you require a letter of invitation for the Visa application, please register with the conference first, fill in the Form V39A, and send it to asiasim2013@ssagsg.org. For more information on registration, please look at the registration page.

About Singapore

Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links. Singapore has everything to make your stay a most memorable experience. Situated at one of the most important crossroads of the world, Singapore is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city where tradition and modernity, East and West, meet and mingle most agreeably and harmoniously. As Asia's convention and exhibition capital, Singapore offers superb facilities and excellent support in every aspect of event planning and co-ordination. The climate is warm and welcoming all year round with temperatures ranging between 30°C in the day and 23°C in the night. English is a widely spoken and the common business language of all. Further information on Singapore can be found here.

Tourist Information


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.

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.

Alternative Accommodation

Other than the official AsiaSim 2013 conference hotel, which is listed under "Venue and Accommodation" page, there are a number of accommodation options near the conference venue. Below is the Google map showing the conference location, you can find a number of alternatives around the area:

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Attractions and Theme Parks