Registration and Information

 

Important Dates

  • Registration opens: 17 June 2019
  • Registration closes: 18 October 2019
Date Day Activity
25 Dec Wednesday Arrival day
26 Dec Thursday Solar Eclipse/Arrival day
27 Dec Friday Session 1
28 Dec Saturday Session 2
29 Dec Sunday Departure day

 


Registration

Registration Fees:

  • Student: SGD 60
  • Regular: SGD 90

The registration fees covers the tea breaks, 2 lunches (27, 28 December), 1 dinner (28 December), conference banquet (27 December) and publication fee. Accomodation fees are not included.

How to Register

1

Fill in and submit the registration form here

2

The LOC will be in touch with you to followup.

 


 

Accomodation

Accomodation for all participants has been arranged on campus, NUS, to provide unparalleled convenience for on-campus living and daily commuting to the event venue.

Participants will be staying in single rooms in 6-Bedroom Apartment/Single Room Apartments at UTown, NUS. There is common shower and toilet facilities shared between 6-9 residents. Each single room is furnished with a single bed, a ceiling fan, a writing desk and chair, a bookshelf, a wardrobe and a mobile pedestal.

Rooms are available at SGD 79 per person per night on a first-come-first-served basis. A reduced rate of SGD 52 per person per night is available to students with a valid student ID.

Rooms can be booked through the organising committee. Booking of rooms is subject to availability

 


 

Transport

Getting around Singapore is easy and inexpensive. Excellent bus services complement one of the world's most modern and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) systems. Taxis are all metered, complemented by ride-sharing services such as Grab and Go-Jek.

The estimated cost from Changi Airport to NUS by taxi/Grab/Go-Jek is about SGD 25-40 depending on traffic conditions, time of day and passenger demand.

The nearest MRT station to NUS is CC24 Kent Ridge from which there are free internal shuttle buses to locations within NUS.

NUS is well connected and easily accessable via e-scooters, internal shuttle services or simply walking. Click here for more information about getting around NUS.



Transport within Singapore is mainly land-based. Many parts of Singapore are accessible by road, including islands such as Sentosa and Jurong Island. The other major form of transportation within Singapore is rail: the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) runs the length and width of Singapore, and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) runs within a few neighbourhoods. The main island of Singapore is connected to the other islands by ferry boat services.


Buses complement the rail system and bring commuters closer to their destinations. All bus stops in Singapore provide bus route information guides to help you get to your destination faster. Several bus stops across the island are equipped with real-time bus arrival information to help commuters better manage their waiting time.

MRT and LRT constitute the most efficient way to get around the main island. Our rail system moves more than 2 million passengers daily.

Taxis offer a choice for commuters who wish to have a personalised and door-to-door service.

To get more information on the various modes of transport, maps and fares etc, click here.

 


 

Travel Information

Singapore is a Garden City consisting of one main island and 63 offshore islands. It lies one degree north of the equator and naturally enjoys a tropical rainforest climate throughout the year. Singapore has an amazing tale: it was once a sleepy fishing village that defied the odds to transform itself into a first-world metropolis.

Despite a lack of natural resources, Singapore has developed rapidly from the day it gained independence on 9 August 1965. Operating on a free-market economy, Singapore’s business-friendly environment makes it a safe haven for investors. Singapore’s economy relies heavily on manufacturing which includes the digital and electronics, biomedical and pharmaceutical as well as the petroleum and petrochemicals industries. It also has a vibrant transportation, business, and financial services sector. Unemployment rate remains low. Today, Singapore enjoys a high ranking globally from education, healthcare, housing to personal safety.


Singapore has a multi-racial and multi-cultural society with major ethnic groups consisting of Chinese, Malays and Indians. Now home to 5.7 million residents, about a third of whom are permanent residents and other foreign nationals, Singapore has always prided itself with its strong emphasis on meritocracy and good governance. The four official languages used here are English (common language), Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

Racial and religious harmony is regarded by Singaporeans as a crucial part of Singapore's success, and played a part in building a Singaporean identity. The variety of food representing different ethnicities bears witness to Singapore’s unique multiculturalism.

Singapore is situated near the equator and has a typically tropical climate with abundant rainfall, high and uniform temperatures, and high humidity all year round. Daily temperature varies between 28 and 36oC. Many of its climate variables, such as temperature and relative humidity, do not show large month-to-month variation. However, many variables exhibit prominent diurnal variations from hour to hour, indicating the strong influence that solar heating has on the local climate. Keeping an umbrella, water bottle and cap in your bag is advisable. Daily temperature updates can be found here.

Check out the Singapore Tourism Board website for more information.