Visiting Singapore

Located at the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula, Singapore is an island nation that enjoys a year round tropical climate. This vibrant and cosmopolitan city is home to about five million people and boasts of historical and cultural landmarks, bustling shopping centers and many more exciting tourist attractions. Singapore's reputation as a culinary paradise will not disappoint; the island offers a wide variety of flavours and choices.

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Visa and Entry Requirements for Foreigners

All visitors to Singapore must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Valid travel document (minimum validity = 6 months);
  • Onward / return ticket;
  • Entry facilities to next destination;
  • Sufficient funds to stay in Singapore and
  • Visa for Singapore (if applicable *)

* For details on entry visa requirement, please visit the Singapore Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority Website at:

Request for Visa Application Document(s) - Invitation Letter, Forms V39A and V52

If for visa purposes, you require an invitation letter to allow you to travel to Singapore, please email: [email protected] the following details.

  • Registration ID
  • Name (as it appears on passport)
  • Passport Number
  • Nationality
  • Country of Departure
  • Job title
  • Organisation
  • Mailing Address
  • Email
  • Fax No.

Kindly ensure that you have completed your registration and have made the payment before sending in your request for visa application document(s) to the conference secretariat. The document(s) will be prepared and sent by email.
Please approach the Singapore Embassy / Consulate Office nearest to you for visa application and submission procedures. For the list of Embassy or Consulate, please visit:

Alternatively, you can find all services relating to entry and visa requirements online. Please visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore website Their contact details are:

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority

ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718
ICA 24-hour call centre: (65) 6391 6100
Fax number: (65) 6298 0843/ 0837

Official Currency

Money changing services can be found not only at the Singapore Changi Airport but also at most shopping centres and hotels around the island. Singapore Dollar (SGD; symbol S$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of S$10,000, 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 2. Coins are in denominations of S$1, and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 cents.


Singapore is known for its warm and very humid summer temperatures throughout the year (approximately 30C/86F during the day and 23C/74F in the evening). There is no distinct wet/dry season. Most rain falls during the northeast monsoon (November to January) and showers are usually sudden and heavy.

Air conditioning is often very cold, so participants are advised to bring a jacket/sweater to the conference.


Electric appliances need to be 230V/50Hz (although appliances set for 220 to 240 volts will operate). Singapore uses a Type-G plug and for wall sockets. This is a flat three-pin plug (as used in the UK).