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​Arriving in Singapore



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Useful Information



​Arriving in Singapore

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​General Entry Information

  • Passport Validity of minimum 6 Months if you are not a Singapore passport Holder.

  • Visa – Short term travellers holding a passport or travel documents from a vise-required country/region must apply for a visa – Click ICA | Check if You Need an Entry Visa to see if you need a visa

Security and Immigration Processes on Arrival

  • Ensure that you do not bring prohibited items into Singapore - ICA | What You Can Bring

  • Familiarise yourself with immigration / custom clearance procedures, including whether you are eligible for automated clearance - ICA | Clearance Procedure for Travellers

  • Short-Term travellers should have sufficient cash and proof of onward travel (tickets, visas), and ensure that you do not stay beyond your visit pass validity. You may retrieve your e-Pass after arrival using the e-Pass Enquiry Portal or check your visit pass validity using the visit pass validity tool.

SG Arrival Card (SGAC)

All travellers are required to submit the SG Arrival Card within three (3) days (including the day of arrival) before arriving in Singapore, except:

  • Those transiting / transferring through Singapore without seeking immigration clearance; and

  • Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders entering via land checkpoints.

Submission of SGAC is Free and can be done via the SGAC e-Service or MyICA Mobile app. Please refer to SGAC with Electronic Health Declaration for more information.

COVID-19 Measures

There are no longer any COVID-19 measures for travellers arriving in Singapore from 13 Feb 2023, regardless of vaccination status or traveller profile

Should you feel unwell or test positive for COVID-19

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has issued an advisory that you should follow if you are feeling unwell, displaying COVID-19 symptoms or test positive while visiting Singapore.

Simplified COVID-19 Measures

With our latest COVID-19 measures, explore the best of Singapore with greater peace of mind.


Mask-wearing is not required on public transport, indoor and outdoor places. However, masks are still needed when interacting with patients in healthcare and residential care settings.


Dine-in is allowed for all persons. This includes F&B establishments, hawker centres and coffee shops.


Events and nightlife

Entry to events and nightlife establishments (including bars and karaokes) is open to all persons.


Depending on where you are travelling to and/or from, some flights may require you to wear masks onboard. Travellers are advised to check with the respective operators on the mask-wearing requirement prior to their trip. 

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Dorsett Singapore

333 New Bridge Road, Singapore 08876

15 minutes walking distance to SGH Campus

MRT: Outram Park

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Orchid Hotel

1 Tras Link, Singapore 078867

10 minutes Taxi Ride to SGH Campus

MRT: Tanjong Pagar

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Furama City Centre Singapore

60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059804

5–10 minutes taxi ride to SGH Campus

MRT: Chinatown

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Sofitel Singapore City Centre

9 Wallich St, Singapore 078885

10 minutes taxi ride to SGH Campus

MRT: Tanjong Pagar

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3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289

10 minutes taxi ride to SGH Campus

MRT: Chinatown

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Furama RiverFront

405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633

5–10 minutes taxi ride to SGH Campus

MRT: Havelock

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Four Points by Sheraton

382 Havelock Road, Singapore 169629

5–10 minutes taxi ride to SGH Campus

MRT: Havelock

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Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075

5–10 minutes taxi ride to SGH Campus

MRT: Havelock


Useful Information

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Official Language


The official language of the conference is English.


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. 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 (or daily) variations from hour to hour, indicating the strong influence that solar heating has on the local climate.

Climate of Singapore | (


Singapore Time Zone: UTC+8


In Singapore the standard voltage is 230 V, and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Singapore because the standard voltage (230 V) is the same as in Singapore. So you don't need a voltage converter in Singapore, when living in Singapore. The power plug sockets are of type G.

To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets / laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.

Insurance and Liability

The Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel, or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their insurance policies before departure from their countries.

While every attempt is made to ensure efficient, trouble-free hospitality, including hotel accommodation, sightseeing, and tours, participants are advised that no liability accrues to the Organizers in the event of any necessary modifications, including change in itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights / other exigencies beyond the Organizers’ control.



Tipping is encouraged when you experience good service, and this would be above the standard 10% gratuity to your bill added by some restaurants and hotels

Safe Drinking Water

You can drink water straight from the tap as the water in Singapore passes World Health Organization standards. You can also buy bottled water easily.

Useful Numbers

  • Police 999

  • Ambulance and Fire Brigade 995

  • Flight information 1800 542 4422

Wi-Fi and Connectivity

Visitors can access free Wi-Fi at any Wireless@SGx Hotspot with their foreign mobile number by downloading the Wireless@SGx App.

Overseas charges may apply.


Please log onto to calculate the approximate current currency values. The rate of exchange changes every day.

GST Tax Refund

If you make any purchases of more than SGD$100 (including GST) at participating shops, you may claim a refund on the 9% Goods and Service Tax (GST) paid. This is known as the Tourism Refund Scheme.

For more information, please click here

Smoking Policy

All public areas are non-smoking except for specifically labeled smoking areas. Smoking is prohibited by law throughout the Hospital complex.

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Bus Service


LTA | Bus Services

Train Service

TransitLink eGuide - MRT/LRT Journey Information

The Singapore Tourist Pass is an all-day pass that offers tourists unlimited travel on Singapore’s public transport system which includes the MRT, LRT and basic bus services. This excludes rides on premium services such as Sentosa Express, RWS8, express buses as well as other premium and niche bus services. The Pass is brought to you by EZ-Link Pte Ltd, the largest CEPAS issuer in Singapore.

Home page - The Singapore Tourist Pass

Getting to Academia - Public Transport (MRT)

1. Alight at Nearest MRT: Outram Park

Exit 7                                               

or Exit 6 

2. Board the Free Shuttle Bus Service: Orange Bus

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday : 8.00am to 7.00pm 

  • Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays: 8.00am to 2.00pm

  • Sun & Public Holidays: No Service

  • Frequency: Approx. every 20 mins               

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Private Transport


In Singapore, you are able to book taxi or private transport from ride hailing apps such as Grab, Gojek, Comfort Delgro Zig and Tada.

Getting to Academia - Private Transport 

By Taxi

The address of the Academia is:

20 College Road, Singapore 169856 (Located in SGH campus)

By Grab: Academia @ SGH


By Gojek: The Academia - Main Entrance


By Comfort Delgro Zig: Academia


By Tada: Academia

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