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Accommodation at Nanyang Executive Centre (NEC)
Single room: S$130 per night
Twin Sharing room: S$150 per night.
The rates exclude breakfast of S$10.
NEC website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/nec/Accommodation/Pages/Rates.aspx
Please send your accommodation requests to the conference secretariat at IASQISntu.edu.sg by 06 March, 2011 (the rooms are subject to availability). Kindly indicate:
(1) date and time of arrival/departure (2) type of room, and (3) with or without breakfast.
Unless otherwise arranged, please settle the payments directly with NEC upon checkout.
Nanyang Executive Center (NEC)Nanyang Technological University60 Nanyang View, S(639673)Tel: (65) 6790 6699/ 6790 6697 Fax: (65) 6794 7860Website: www.ntu.edu.sg/necEmail: ntu-nec @ntu.edu.sg
Other Useful Information
The most convenient way of getting to NTU from Changi Airport is by taxi. The taxi stand at Changi Airport is located just outside the Arrival hall on Level 1 in Terminal 1, and located at the end of the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 2 (South Wing).Have the taxi driver take East Coast Parkway (ECP), then Pan Island Expressway (PIE) going towards Tuas, and exit the expressway at Exit 36 Jalan Bahar and keep right. Turn right to Jalan Bahar and soon you will see a white road sign leading to the university. Turn left into Nanyang Avenue, and after a long drive you will reach the main gate. Continue along Nanyang Avenue, and immediately after the bus-stop, turn left into Nanyang Crescent. Drive up along Nanyang Crescent, and turn in to the first road on your right and you will notice the prominent Centre. (See map above.)
The ride will cost you from S$35 to S$40 depending on time of traveling, and it will take 30-40 minutes in smooth traffic. Alternatively, at the Changi Airport taxi stand you can take a limousine taxi, which will cost you S$45 flat (+$10 for midnight surcharge if time of arrival is after midnight) to any part of Singapore. This cab has a bigger capacity and it is somewhat more comfortable then a regular cab.
Taxis charge according to the meter. A surcharge of S$3.00 - S$5.00 is payable for all trips originating from Changi Airport. Details of other surcharges may be found at the taxi stand or posted on the door of the taxis. Please scroll down to the section on "Transport" under "General Tourist Information" for these surcharges.
By Mass Rapid Transit, MRT (Subway)
Should you choose to take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, the Changi Airport MRT station is located outside the Arrival Hall in Terminal 2. Take the west-bound MRT from Changi Airport Station (CG2), transfer at Tanah Merah Station (EW4), and alight at Boon Lay Station (EW27). This trip will cost you S$1.90 and it will take 1 h 10 min.
SMRT Route map: http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/routemap/routemap.pdf
From Boon Lay MRT station to Nanyang Executive Centre, participants may either take a 10 minute taxi ride costing about S$6 (follow the driving directions from Jalan Bahar described above under the section on "Taxi"), or take bus service number 179 or 199 at Boon Lay Bus Interchange located right next to the MRT station. Thereafter, alight at B05 "Canteen 2" (2731A) if you take bus 179 or B09 "Hall 8" (2720Z) if you take bus 199. The 15 minute bus journey costs S$1.10 by cash. Participants will have to make a 5-minutes walk from the bus stops to Nanyang Executive Centre. (See map above.)
Getting around Singapore by taxi and MRT is very convenient and not too expensive. However, should you wish to travel by other transport alternatives like Public Bus, information on other forms of public transport can be found under "General Tourist Information" at the bottom of the page.
There are plenty of choices of food in Singapore. At the universities, the price of food seldom exceeds S$5 and you can often get a decent meal for much less.
General Tourist InformationTravel information
Situated at one of the most important crossroads of the world, Singapore is truly a place where East and West come together. The Republic.s geographical location (between latitudes 1°09.N & 1°29.N and longitudes 103°38.E & 104°05.E) has long been instrumental in Singapore.s growth as an important centre in trade, tourism and communications.Click here to visit Singapore Tourism Board for more about travelers’ essentials.To know more about Singapore, please visit UNIQUELY SINGAPORE. We also have compiled some of our favorite place of interests here.
VisaGenerally, foreigners who do not require visas for entry and are visiting Singapore astourists, may be given up to 30-day social visit passes upon their arrival in Singapore.
For the list of countries that need visa to Singapore, please refer to the Singapore Checkpoint Authority website.
To find out more about the types of visas and to download the necessary application forms, click here.
BankingThe local currency is Singapore dollars and cents. Notes come in denominations of SGD 2, SGD 5, SGD 10, SGD 50, SGD 100, SGD 500, SGD 1,000, and SGD 10,000. Coins come in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 cents and SGD 1.Banking hours are Monday to Friday: 10 am to 3 pm, and Saturday: 9.30 am to 1 pm (some banks are open until 3 pm). Sunday, 9.30 am to 3 pm (some banks in Orchard Road). Most banks handle travellers cheques and change foreign currencies. However, some banks do not have foreign exchange dealings on Saturday. Passports are required when cashing travellers cheques. A nominal commission may be charged.
There are plenty of food choices in Singapore. Some eating places include non-air-conditioned neighbourhood coffee shops and hawker centres, air-conditioned food courts located at various shopping centres conveniently located near MRT (Mass Rapid Transport) stations, and other air-conditioned restaurants located also in various shopping centres and hotels.
CurrencyOther than the Singapore Dollar, the Australian Dollars, Yen and British Pound are also accepted in most major shopping centres and big departmental stores.An online currency converter service is available at asiaone.
It is perfectly safe to drink water straight from the tap in Singapore. However, for those who prefer bottled mineral water, local supermarkets and grocers always have ample stocks.
ElectricitySingapore voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second. On request, most hotels will provide transformers to visitors with electrical appliances of a different voltage, such as 110-120 volts, 60 cycles per second. When shopping for electrical appliances, do remember to check the voltage of the item against the acceptable voltage in your home country. The power plugs used in Singapore are of the three-pin, square-shaped type.
Useful Telephone NumbersHere is a list of useful telephone numbers.Police: 999 (toll-free)Emergencies/Ambulance/Fire Brigade: 995 (toll-free)
Singapore Tourism Board Tourist line: 1800 736 2000 (24-hr automated tourist information system; toll-free in Singapore only)
Time of day: 1711Weather: (65) 6542 7788
TransportGetting around Singapore is easy and inexpensive. Excellent bus services complement one of the world's most modern and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) systems. The island's plentiful taxis are metered and air-conditioned. Self-drive and chauffeur-driven cars can be hired from a number of operators. Even trishaws can be hired for a new adventure in sightseeing.
Over 15,000 air-conditioned cabs provide comfortable, hassle-free travel at a very reasonable cost. They can be flagged down 24 hours a day on most roads, with well-marked taxi-stands available outside most major shopping centres and hotels. The basic flag-down fare is S$2.80 - S$3.00 for normal taxi. For traveling by taxi, the various surcharge that one needs to pay in addition to the meter fare are:
Airport surcharge for every trip starting from Singapore Changi Airport
- 5pm to midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday : S$5.00
- All other times : S$3.00
Peak Hour surcharge Monday - Friday, 7.00am to 9.30am &Monday - Saturday, 5.00pm to 8.00pm: 35% of metered fare
Midnight surcharge12 midnight to 5.59am: 50% of meter fare
Public Holiday SurchargeFrom 6pm on the eve to 12 midnight of the public holidays below: New Year's Day, 1st and 2nd Day of Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali, Christmas Day: S$1.00
Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) surchargeERP surcharges incurred during trips as shown on the IU are payable by commuters during operational hours
Payment of fare by credit cardextra 10% of fare
Current call booking of taxiMonday - Friday 7.00am to 9.30am & 5.00pm to 11.00pm: S$3.50 At all other times including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: S$2.50
Advance booking of taxi (at least half an hour in advance)S$5.20
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
Changi Airport MRT extension was completed in February 2002. With the Changi Airport MRT extension, passengers now enjoy greater convenience and accessibility. From Changi Airport to the city center, all it takes is a 27-minute ride and with its affordable fares, it is one of the more economical ways to get from the city to the airport and back. MRT is one of the most convenient, cheapest and fastest means of transportation in Singapore and is a hallmark of efficiency as it is clean, punctual and air-conditioned.
The trains operate from 6am to midnight at frequencies of 2.5 to 8 minutes. Travelling on the MRT is cheap, with rides ranging from S$0.90 to a maximum of S$1.80. There are fines for littering, smoking, eating and drinking in MRT stations and on board the trains.
Tourist Day Ticket priced at S$10 allows you to take up to 12 rides a day regardless of distance travelled, on the MRT and on all basic fare bus services. You will need to inform the ticketing officer of the exact date you wish to use the card as it is printed on the card and valid for that day only. Tickets can be bought at any MRT Control Station.
BusYou can easily get from one point to another by bus with cash or a EZ-Link card which can also be used on the MRT. The fares are S$0.70 to S$1.40 for non air-conditioned buses and S$0.80 to S$1.70 for air-conditioned buses. Exact fare is required so it would be best to check with the bus driver on the appropriate fare for your destination. The buses operate from 6am until midnight every day.
This is a scheduled shuttle service which use 9-seater executive coach with flexible routing between the Singapore Changi Airport and almost all hotels within the city (excluding hotels on Sentosa Island and Changi Village Hotel.
The Airport Shuttle operates 24 hrs daily at frequencies of 30 minutes (midnight to 6am) and 15 minutes (6am to midnight).
The fares are S$9.00 for adults and S$6.00 for children.
Booking can be made at the airport shuttle counters located in the arrival hall of Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3 and budget terminal.
*All information provided is for reference. Exact information may be slightly different from above.
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