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16–19 August 2023, Singapore and Online

Venue[edit | edit source]

The event will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre in downtown Singapore. It includes the pre-conference and main conference.
1° 17′ 36.96″ N, 103° 51′ 18″ E.

Our closing party will take place at Gardens by the Bay.

Venue for the post-conference will be announced soon!

Entry to Singapore[edit | edit source]

Please see the e-Visas section for further information on entry requirements to Singapore.

Personal Medications[edit | edit source]

Please use the the online service to check the status of any medications may need to bring. Some medications may need you to apply for pre-approval at least 10 days before arrival, other could be banned. see: Medication check tool

Check each medication by its compound/generic name ie Paracetamol rather than its retail name Panadol/Panamax, you may be asked for the capsule or table measure 500mg for this example. As you go through each medication the page keeps a track of the searches and produces a PDF you can keep that list each with those that are pre-approved and those that you require approval for.

Medication requiring specific approval[edit | edit source]

If you have a medication that requires specific approval you go to this page https://www.hsa.gov.sg/personal-medication/apply-approval here you fill in a series of forms that needs your travel details it does ask for a passport number, arrival details, and length of stay. It will generate an application PDF, and you are required to provide a photograph of either the script from your doctor or the pharmists/chemist label that shows your dosage and name.

The page asks you to allow 10 days for a response please do this about 14-21 days before departure to allow for processing, my application took 3 days. If its rejected talk to your doctor and see if there's an alternative they will accept.

When its approved you will receive an email which you must produce when passing through Customs in Singapore.

About Singapore[edit | edit source]

Wikivoyage has a detailed travel guide about Singapore. For deeper understanding about the country, you may refer to this article in Wikipedia.

Quick facts about Singapore
Demonym Singaporean
Time zone UTC+8

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Sunrise / sunset 07:00 / 19:15 (during conference)
Official languages
Dominant religions
Currency Singapore Dollar (SGD / $)

US$ 1.00 = SGD$ 1.35

as of 12 March 2023 (check latest exchange rates)

  • Tropical rainforest climate all year round
  • Average rainfall: 146.9 mm/month
  • Relative Humidity: 80.7%
  • Average High: 31.6 °C
  • Average Mean: 28.1 °C
  • Average Low: 25.3 °C
Plug type Type G (British)

Mains: 230 V / 50 Hz

Driving orientation Drives on the left
Country code +65
Population 5,637,000 (2022 estimates)

Density: 7,804/km2 (2022)

Total land area 733.1 km2
Ride hailing / rideshare Gojek, Grab, Ryde, Tada, Zig
Dominant mobile / internet
  • Singtel
  • Starhub
  • M1
  • Simba (formerly TPG)
Emergency dial numbers
  • 995 (ambulance & fire emergency)
  • 999 (police emergency)
  • 1777 (ambulance non-emergency)
  • 71999 (police emergency SMS)