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This page is a translated version of the page 2023:Attendee Guide and the translation is 32% complete.

What’s in the guide?

  • ウィキマニアについて
  • 本年の全体テーマ
  • The Singapore experience
  • Headline schedule
  • Programming
  • Our platform Eventyay
  • Side events
  • Venues
  • Volunteers working at the event
  • What to prepare (personal use)
  • How to get around Singapore
  • Making the most of Singapore - partnership & suggestions
  • Being respectful of each other
  • Friendly space policy
  • Emergency contact list
  • Practical notes
  • Partners
  • Social channels

The Singapore Experience

Singapore is a diverse, friendly, easy to navigate city with a great transport network. The main venue will be the Suntec Convention Center in the heart of Singapore. It is an exciting multicultural place, with an amazing array of food, heritage, arts, museums, libraries, entertainment and green spaces to enjoy. During the conference and on Sunday the 20th we are organising photo walks, editathons, visits and tours to help make the most of the Singapore experience.

Headline schedule - Merlion welcomes you!

Tuesday 15th

  • Pre conference day at Suntec
  • Google side event at Google Offices, Singapore

Weds 16th

  • First day of the conference
  • Wikimedian of the Year ceremony and opening event from 5pm at Suntec Main venue

Thurs 17th to Sat 19th

  • On going conference at Suntec Main venue
  • Closing event 7pm onwards at Gardens by the bay venue - Flower Field Hall

Sunday 20th

  • National Library side event
  • Tours


The program will revolve around the theme: Diversity. Collaboration. Future, and will include topics like:

  • Education
  • Equity, Inclusion and Community Health
  • GLAM, Heritage and Culture
  • Governance
  • Advocacy
  • Open Data
  • Research, Science and Medicine
  • Technology

See the full programme is here on the Wikimania Wiki.

Programming spotlight: Wikimedian of the Year

  • The beloved award returns to in-person after 3 virtual iterations.
  • Winners featured from every region of the world.
  • Multiple categories to better celebrate who we are – Newcomer, Laureate, Tech and Media, honourable mentions, and the main award, of course.
  • Get ready for a magical opening event at Wikimania with performances, and so much more.

Hybrid elements

We are basing the hybrid Wikimania off learnings from previous virtual Wikimanias as well as other virtual community events. There will be on demand content submitted ahead of time that viewers can watch at their convenience. Presenters who can’t make it to Singapore can deliver their session virtually to an audience in Singapore and online. Many sessions will have a mix of in person/virtual panels and discussions. All sessions that have permissions will be recorded.

Eventyay - our virtual platform

Eventyay is open source and will host registration for in person and virtual attendees. Live interpretation for a number of tracks will go through the platform directly. Languages are: English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese and Indonesian. Attendees will be able to chat and interact on the platform. Please register whether you are planning to attend in person or virtually!

Side events

There will be a number of optional side events happening throughout Singapore that attendees can sign up for.

  • Google event on Tuesday the 15th
  • Various pre conference meet ups at Suntec on Tuesday the 15th
  • National Library event on Sunday the 20th
  • Other general tours about Singapore heritage, culture, sustainability and gardens.
  • These will be added to the wiki this week so people can sign up via eventbrite

Meals for attendees

  • Lunch at Suntec on the 16th to 19th
  • Dinner at Suntec on the 16th for the opening event
  • Dinner at Gardens by the Bay on the 19th
  • There are a few malls right under and near Suntec for other meals.
  • Try the hawker markets! They are clean, friendly and cheap but wonderful food!

Volunteers and scholars

Alongside working staff, we will have a large group of volunteer roles to help make the event a success. We are working with the National Youth Award Association in Singapore and 50 or so of their volunteers will be on site. We’ve also asked scholars to lend a few hours of their time during the event to support with volunteer activities.

Travel documents - make sure you have:

  • Tickets for travel
  • Hotel booking information
  • Visa
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine Certificate if you have come from or visited these countries: See more here
  • Covid 19 Vaccine Certificate (it will not be needed but we advise to have it)
  • Arrival Card - to be filled out within 3 days before arrival
  • Make sure passport is valid for at least 6 months after your intended return home
  • パスポートを何枚かコピーして、留守宅に預けておくこと、シンガポールに持ってきてホテルの金庫に入れておくこと。
  • 旅行中は、必ずパスポートを携帯してください
  • 医薬品に関する法規は厳しいので必ず守ってください


  • 医薬品(事前にHSAを調べること)- このツールの使い方を確認
  • お菓子を持って行ってシェアしよう!(ただしアレルギーのある人もいるのでご注意)
  • 絵葉書を持って行くと送らなくても交換できる
  • シールは共有したり交換したり
  • 充電器、電源アダプター
  • タバコも機械式タバコも一切、吸えません。チューインガムも禁止です。
  • 常識で考えて自信がないことは - 主催側のスタッフに質問してください


  • Follow the sign
  • Connect to Wifi/Turn on Roaming Package
  • Prepare documents
  • Choose the right line according to your departing country/passport country.
  • Answer the immigration officer and show the needed documents
  • Take your luggage
  • If you are not sure, no worries, the information service are very nice and helpful!
  • Prepare to take transportation


  • 空港から都心部へ
  • MRT(鉄道、2 SGD前後)
  • 料金メーター付きタクシー/e-ヘイリング相乗り(20 SGD前後)
  • 会場のサンテック Suntec /近辺に行く - 徒歩で、タクシー予約アプリのGrabで、メーター付きタクシーを拾って、バスで。
  • 閉会式会場の行きと帰り - バス輸送あり
  • タクシー予約アプリの Grab は便利なのでダウンロードがお勧め


  • 995(救急車、火事の通報)
  • 999(警察の緊急通報)
  • 1777(救急車、緊急ではない搬送)
  • 71999 (police emergency SMS)

On site at Suntec there will be event stewards, trusts and safety team members, first aid staff and scholar and general helpdesk support.

皆で集まる - 互いを尊重する

We have many people coming from all over the world, be respectful, welcoming and kind to each other. Be mindful of others and their own space - some may hug, some may shake hands - test it out or ask. Be mindful of other cultural practices around meals, prayers, use of alcohol etc. Some people may be shy or overwhelmed at times - we have quiet spaces and members of staff to help. There will be jetlag - but also plenty of great coffee to help! Be respectful of different energy levels. There are shared spaces in Suntec - be respectful, take turns and let’s make space for everyone!


Trust and Safety team will be on site in Singapore and also in the virtual sessions. Please let your room host or a T&S staff or volunteer know if you experience or see any behavior which goes against our policies. The Wikimedia community is dedicated to providing a welcoming experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, appearance, race, religion, or preferred free license (and not limited to those aspects). We do not tolerate harassment of event participants. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the discretion of the event organizers.


  • ウィキマニアの公式プログラム後、二次会用の部屋をパークロイヤルホテルとヴィレッジホテルに1つずつ予約してあり - 前者はエンタメ設備としてカラオケ、後者は編集機材などが利用できる予定です
  • ウィキマニア会場のサンテック(Suntec)には宗派ごとの礼拝室に加えて、会話禁止の部屋を1室、ボランティアの休憩用の1室をご用意します。
  • こちらは高温多湿です! 機構に適した服装を準備して、健康管理は自己責任でお願いします。長い時間、歩いても楽な靴と、傘もお忘れなく。
  • 食事 - 毎日、朝食、昼食(16日から19日まで)、夕食は16日19日限定です。カンファレンス期間は、午前と午後に軽食とコーヒーが出ます。その他の食事は個人負担です。
  • その日の臨時の情報を入手するため、チャットアプリのテレグラム(Telegram)で繋がりましょう。@wikimania.chat
  • Singapore uses the Singapore dollar. Most places take contactless card payments
  • Places like hawker markets and smaller shops take cash
  • Transport including the MRT, buses and taxis take card
  • Wifi is everywhere in Singapore! Our main venue Suntec will have wifi as well as charging points for laptops and phones
  • Remember to bring an adaptor, but if you forget there is a mall next to our main venue where you can buy one
  • シンガポールドルに両替するには:
    • 出発前に両替商もしくは銀行で手続き(シンガポールの金融機関で両替しない通貨があるため)
    • シンガポールの空港で ATM にVisaかMastercardのシールがあるもの(紙幣はシンガポールドルSGDの10ドル、50ドル、100ドル)、サービス料はSGD 5前後
    • Travelex(トラべレックス=外貨両替機)は空港の到着棟にあります。
    • 外貨の両替機。