Adult Learning Symposium - Welcome

Days to ALS 2014

Discover Singapore

Singapore Workforce Development Agency Institute for Adult Learning

General Info

About Singapore

Singapore is a cosmopolitan city-state that is strategically located at one of the crossroads of the world. It attributes its success as a major centre for trade, communications and tourism to not only the richness in the arts, architecture, entertainment, hospitality and culinary fare, but also the harmonious blend of ideas, cultures, experiences and people. Singapore prides itself for its excellence, cutting-edge innovation and leadership in tourism, healthcare, business and education. Get ready to experience the Singapore Difference as you immerse in the distinctive and exotic ethnic enclaves to efficient business centre, serene gardens to sleek skyscrapers, embodying the finest of both East and West. Click here to find out more about Singapore.

Getting around

Singapore has developed an efficient public transportation network of buses, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system and taxis, which makes travelling in Singapore convenient and affordable for everyone. For more information on getting around within Singapore view the SMRT Network Map.

Places of Attraction

There is so much to see and do in Singapore! You can experience the richness of the arts and entertainment or explore the nature and wildlife or shop in the ever-popular Orchard Road from day to night or just sit down to enjoy the variety of sumptuous food that Singapore offers. Recently, Singapore has also unveiled a transformed landscape with the opening of the two anticipated entertainment destinations - Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, along with the newly revamped Orchard Road and Singapore River. Click here to find out about the various attractions in Singapore.

Language

There are four official languages in Singapore: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Most Singaporeans speak English in addition to their own mother tongue or dialects. The signages in Singapore are mainly in English.

Weather/Time Difference

Singapore enjoys a warm tropical weather with occasional rain throughout the year. The average temperature is around 28 degree Celsius. The wettest months are from November to January and the hottest months are July and August. Singapore is eight hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Currency/Currency Exchange

Major credit and charge cards are widely accepted. The local currency is the Singapore dollar and cents. Foreign currencies can be changed either in banks or at money changers conveniently located island wide in major shopping centres and airports.

ELECTRICITY/WATER

Electricity used in Singapore is 220 to 240 volts AC, 50Hz. On request, most hotels can provide transformers or adapters to guests to convert electrical app Singapore is known for its safe and clean drinking water straight from the tap. Bottled and mineral water are also readily available in supermarkets or convenience stores located island wide. Appliances from 110-120AC, 60 Hz to the local voltage.

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Travel Information

Travel Information

Singapore Changi Airport is one of the best-connected airports in the world with over 100 international airlines flying to some 280 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. There are four terminals, Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and also a Budget Terminal for travellers who are looking for more affordable alternatives. Visit Changi Airport Website for flight information.

All visitors are required to go through immigration clearance on arrival into Singapore. Visitors must satisfy the following basic entry requirements before they are allowed to enter Singapore:

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months validity;
  • Valid Singapore visa, if applicable;
  • Sufficient funds to stay in Singapore;
  • Confirmed onward/return tickets;
  • Entry facilities to their onward destinations, e.g. visas

Visa is not required for most foreigners travelling into Singapore. The imposition of visas is part of Singapore's multi-pronged approach in ensuring that Singapore remains a safe and secure place.

Please visit the Immigration & Checkpoints authority to check if you require a Visa to enter Singapore.

Accommodation

Accommodation

There are two hotels in the vicinity of the symposium venue and both are equidistant to the conference venue.

Swissotel The Stamford

Step into a world of ease and comfort and experience the finest in Swiss hospitality at Swissotel The Stamford, the Luxury City Hotel, Singapore's Leading Business Hotel and one of the tallest hotels in Southeast Asia. Be treated to unrivalled comfort in 1,261 beautifully appointed guestrooms and luxurious suites with private balconies providing breathtaking views of Singapore's bustling cityscape and nearby islands of Malaysia and Indonesia. With high-speed Internet access in the rooms and wireless access in the other public areas of the hotel, as well as comprehensive business services at the Swiss Executive Club, travelling executives will find working away from home much more convenient.

For more information or reservations, please visit the Swissotel website.

Fairmont Singapore

As a pioneer property of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Asia, Fairmont Singapore remains strongly committed towards efforts of embracing the unique culture, traditions and heritage of the extraordinary locale amidst maintaining luxury and relevance. The 769 lavish guestrooms and suites cater to the desires of the most astute travelers, offering a wealth of amenities carefully chosen to offer the highest degree of pampering. With an extensive collection of 15 distinctive restaurants and bars, uncover our enticing and globally inspired dining choices that will bring guests on a journey of sensory delights.

For more information or reservations, please visit the Fairmont Singapore website.

About RCCC

About Raffles City Convention Centre

Strategically located in the heart of Singapore's Central Business District, and is easily accessible via various modes of transportation i.e. buses, MRT rail system, cabs and cars.

RCCC is situated just above the City Hall MRT station and is part of Raffles City complex, which comprises two sister hotels: Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford, the Raffles City Convention Centre, Raffles City Shopping Centre and Raffles City Tower.

Parking and Rates

Ample car parking facilities are available in the 3-level basement providing more than 1,000 lots.

Car

Monday - Friday
  • 8am to 5.59pm: S$2.20 for first hour
    S$0.55 for subsequent 15 minutes
  • 6pm to 7.59am (the next day):
    S$3.00 per entry

Motorcycle

Monday - Sunday
  • 8am to 7.59am (the next day):
    S$1.00 per entry

The above charges include GST.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available at both Swissotel and Fairmont Singapore, at $30nett for 24-hours.

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