Congress VenueThe MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO is the congress venue of the 15th World Congress of the ISDE.
Singapore EXPO is located in the vibrant eastern part of Singapore, beside the Changi Business Park. It is conveniently located 5 minutes from Changi International Airport and 15 minutes from the Central Business District; at the crossroads of 3 main expressways. The conference venue has a dedicated Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station with trains arriving every 5 minutes from Changi International Airport.
The MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO
1 Expo Drive #02-01Singapore 486150
Dynamic is the word that best describes Singapore – a vibrant, cosmopolitan city-state where different cultures, ethnic groups and religions blend harmoniously. A bridge between the East and the West for centuries, Singapore, located in the heart of fascinating Southeast Asia, continues to embrace tradition and modernity today. Brimming with unbridled energy and bursting with exciting events, the city-state offers countless unique memorable experiences waiting to be discovered.
Visa & Customs
Most visitors coming into Singapore do not require a visa for entry and would be given social visit passes. If you are unsure if a visa is required, you can check with the Immigration & Check- point Authority (http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=96) or with your local consular office.
CurrencyThe Singapore Dollar (SGD) is the official currency in Singapore. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants.
Notes are in denominations of $1000, $100, $50, $10, $5, $2
Coins are in denominations of $1, $0.50, $0.20, $0.10, $0.05
BankingYou can find Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in most convenience stores, hotel lobbies and other public places.
Credit Cards are welcome at most establishments throughout Singapore.
In the tropics, Singapore is warm and humid all year-round, with temperatures in the day usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time, which can be torrential but usually brief.
Tipping / GratuitiesRestaurant tipping is left to the customer discretion, but the customary amount is 10%. It is also customary to tip bell service for luggage handling, housekeeping, and taxi drivers.
ElectricitySingapore operates on 220-240V, 50Hz, which is the same as in the United Kingdom (British 3-Pin). Visitors should bring a plug adapter if they wish to use their own small appliances from home (razors, hair dryers, laptops, etc.).
In Singapore you are not allowed to smoke in any air-conditioned places, such as malls and eateries and some common spaces, such as public bus stops.
Delegates should protect themselves from mosquito bites by wearing long, covered clothing, applying insect-repellent and staying in air-conditioned rooms. They should seek medical attention promptly if they become unwell. For more information see https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/Current_Issues/2016/zika-virus.html