About Singapore

Singapore is proud to host ICIRT 2018. Besides being able to present your work and enjoy the technical exchange, this city-state has much to offer you.

See and Do

A garden city or a concrete jungle? Talk a walk along the Marina Bay area and enjoy Singapore's skyline. Or head to the nearby Gardens by the Bay to see the Supertrees. From the country's first UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Singapore Botanic Gardens to the many skyscrapers and buildings, this city in a garden is truly a work of art.

 

Singapore is also a melting pot of culture. A walk down Chinatown, Little India or Arab Street will give you a sense of each ethnic's history, arts, architecture and way of life. This diverse mix has contributed to the cosmopolitan city that it is today.

Eat

From Michelin-starred fine dining to cheap hawker fare, Singapore offers a variety of cuisines and dining choices. Engage in Singapore's favourite pastime and savour some of the local delights like chicken rice, chilli crab and satay. 

Buy

Shopping is second only to eating as Singapore's favourite pastime. A shopper's paradise, visit international flagship boutique stores in Marina Bay Sands and along Orchard Road or engage in the local sights and sounds in the ethnic enclaves of Chinatown or Kampong Glam.

Key Information

Climate

Located at the equator, Singapore's weather is mostly hot and humid. Temperature ranges from 22 °C to 35 °C, with November to January being the wetter monsoon season.

Visa

Most nationalities can enter Singapore without a visa for up to 30 days upon their arrival in Singapore. Please refer to the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority website for exceptions. 

 

Language

English is the main language used, spoken by almost every Singaporean.

 

Currency

The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar, symbolized by SGD, S$ or $.

Money exchange services can be found at the airport or easily across the island in shopping malls and hotels.

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are located everywhere and credit cards are widely accepted.

Electricity

Singapore uses the UK-type 3-pin electrical plug with a voltage of 230V, 50Hz.

 

Getting Around

Singapore has an extensive transport system.

The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system is the fastest way to get around as most of Singapore's key attractions are close to a MRT station.

For a more scenic mode of transport, the bus network system is  equally comprehensive. 

Taxis are also a popular mode of public transport. They use meters and are reasonably priced

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© 2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation

12 - 14 December 2018

Marina Bay Sands | Singapore

2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation