Congress Information

Date:

  • Pre-congress workshop – Friday, 31st March 2017
  • Main Scientific Meeting – Saturday and Sunday, 1st and 2nd April 2017

 

Venue:
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr Joshua Loh (NUHCS)
Dr Chia Pow-Li (TTSH)
Dr Daniel Yeo (Private)
Dr Yong Thon Hon (CGH)
Dr Tan Swee Yaw (NHCS)
Dr Justin Tang (KTPH)
Dr Lim Toon Wei (NUHCS)
Dr Nikolas Wanahita (NTFGH)
Dr Nadira Hamid (NHCS)

 

ABOUT SINGAPORE

Climate
The island is warm and has humidity all year round with an average temperature of maximum 32 oC and minimum of 23 oC.

The average temperature in March is between 24°C to 31°C. Most indoor facilities are fitted with air-conditioning; a light jacket for gentlemen or shawl for ladies is recommended.

Credit Card and Currency
Major credit and charge cards are widely accepted. The local currency used is Singapore dollar and cents (SGD).
Banks and money changers are located in major shopping centres and airport terminals to facilitate exchange.

For more information, you can contact the local office of the credit card operators at the following numbers
American Express – 1800 396 6000
JCB – (65) 6734 0096
Diners Card – (65) 6416 0800
Visa – 800 448 1250
MasterCard – 800 110 0113

Tipping
Tipping is not practised as most hotels and restaurants in Singapore already levy a 10% service charge on customers' bills. Tipping is not a way of life in Singapore and is prohibited at the airport.

Electricity
Singapore voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second. On request, most hotels will provide transformers to visitors with electrical appliances of a different voltage, such as 110-120 volts, 60 cycles per second. When shopping for electrical appliances, do remember to check the voltage of the item against the acceptable voltage in your home country. The power plugs used in Singapore are of the three-pin, square-shaped type.

Time Zone
Singapore is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+8GMT).

Passport Validity
Do ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months before arriving in Singapore.

Please visit www.visitsingapore.com for more information about “What you can do in Singapore’.

 

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