Day 1 | Opening Day | February 26: Park Hotel Alexandra
323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972 | Tel: +65 6828 8888
Day 2 & 3 | Scientific Sessions | February 27-28: Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119595 | Tel: +65 6874 9700
The conference will be held in English without translation.
AESCON has negotiated a special rate at the Park Hotel Alexandra (this is also the venue for the first day of the conference) where participants can benefit from a special rate of 223.63 SGD NETT with breakfast per room per night (single room) secured by the event team. To book a room, please contact Ms Jennifer Xue before 25 January 2020. NB: hotel rate can vary if you book after the 25 January 2020.
Contact person: Jennifer Xue, Director Corporate Travel
Tel: +65 6828 8888
Booking code: AESCON
Participants are free to book into any hotel – please check the time it will take to travel from the hotel to the conference venues.
Participants should make their own travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel or conference venue and back.
Directions from Changi Airport to Park Hotel Alexandra:
- Public transportation: The journey takes approximately 1 hour. Take MRT train at Changi Airport MRT Station to Tanah Merah Station (2 stops). Board the train towards Tuas Link and stop at Queenstown Station (15 stops). Take Exit B and board Bus Service 195 for 2 stops (before IKEA). Walk 1 minute to Park Hotel Alexandra.
- Taxi: The journey takes approximately 30 minutes and costs between S$20 and S$40. All fares are metered.
To Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) on February 27 and 28:
For participants staying at Park Hotel Alexandra, complementary morning transfer will be provided to the conference venue on 27th and 28th February (Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Headquarter), but not a return to the hotel.
See more in Getting Around Singapore.
VISA AND INSURANCE
Singapore offers entry visa-free or visa on arrival to citizens of 44 (of 51) Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries – see again the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal for an interesting overview. Specific information on visas can be found here.
Participants requiring an entry visa should make their own arrangements to obtain such visa and any further documentation that may be required. In some particular cases a nominal invitation letter may be required in order to obtain a visa. AESCON Organising Committee will issue such a nominal invitation letter to enrolled participants upon request.
Participants should take care of any travel & health insurance at their own expenses. We advise that insurance should cover health and medical issues, travel insurance (such as unexpected cancellations or delays) and luggage insurance.
The climate in Singapore in February is warm, with temperatures averaging around 27oC in the daytime. There may be rainy days due to the end of the monsoon season, so bring a rain jacket and/or umbrella. Read more here.
Currency and Money Exchange
Singapore’s official currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). ATMs are widely available across Singapore, and major credit cards are accepted in most places.
In Singapore the electricity supply is 230V at 50Hz. The plugs are type G – these are the same plugs as used in the UK, and attendants from most countries will need a plug adaptor. You can find out more details here.
SITES OF INTEREST
Singapore Botanic Gardens: The Singapore Botanic Gardens was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. It is the first and only tropical garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Guided Tours are organised on Saturdays.
Garden by the Bay: Located by the Marina Bay Waterfront in the heart of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a sanctuary for nature lovers and budding horticulturalists alike.
Jewel Changi Airport: Discover how artistry and nature intertwines at Jewel Changi Airport.
Visit www.visitsingapore.com to find out what Singapore has to offer.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to address them to email@example.com
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore