About Singapore

Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. Singapore’s geographical location and its many strengths make it an excellent location for international events.


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Easy to Get To and Get Around

  • Singapore offers visa-free entry for citizens of most countries.
  • Serving more than 100 airlines and 300 cities worldwide, Changi Airport (SIN) is consistently voted the world’s best airport in both industry and consumer polls.
  • Singapore has an excellent public transportation system - safe, clean, efficient, and cheap - as well as readily available and inexpensive taxi services.
  • English is the common language.

Safe, Modern, Clean and Convenient

  • Singapore enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
  • Singapore is one of the cleanest and greenest countries.
  • Consistently ranked as Asia’s Top Convention City by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Singapore has top infrastructure, conference facilities and event management services.
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Friendly, Inclusive and Multicultural

Singapore has a unique model of multiculturalism, embracing multiple races, languages, religions, histories, and cultures, which are reflected in its food, architectures, places of worship and shops, and museums and theatres.

National University of Singapore

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. NUS enrols 38,000 students from more than 100 countries across 17 faculties and three campuses, and forges partnerships around the world.

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Most academic sessions of the Congress will take place at the newer NUS campus, University Town (UTown), an organic living quarter consisting of educational facilities, meeting rooms and theatres, dorm buildings, food courts, restaurants, and a range of shops. Everything is within walking distance.
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UTown and other NUS economy dorm lodging is available for Congress attendees. Off-campus, there is a wide selection of lodging options, from high-end resorts to inexpensive accommodation.

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Gardens by the Bay

Nature

Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate and enjoys rich bio-diversity. Decades of planning and cultivation have given Singapore the name of 'Garden City'.

  • Gardens: Gardens by the Bay, National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Beaches: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, East Coast Park, Kusu Island, Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Changi Beach Park, Pulau Ubin
  • Zoos: Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park, S.E.A. Aquarium

Culture

Singapore is a combination of Asian and European cultures, influenced by Malay, South Asian, East Asian and Eurasian cultures.

  • Museums: National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
  • Ethnic and Religious Monuments: Malay Heritage Centre, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Raffles’ Landing Site, Sri Mariamman Temple, Sultan Mosque, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple
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Asian Civilisations Museum

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Food

Food is an acknowledged national obsession and reflects Singapore’s diverse cultures. The range of excellent food, in diversity of both cuisines and budgets, is unmatched elsewhere in the world.

  • Hawker Centers and air-conditioned food courts
  • Ethnic districts: Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam
  • Holland Village and Dempsey Hill

Events

There are several national events in Singapore in the summer of 2021.

  • Dragon Boat Festival – 14 June 2021
  • Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) – summer 2021, over one-month long
  • Singapore Food Festival – July 2021
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