SICOG Host Country Singapore
Winner of multiple awards, including Asia's Top Convention City in International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)'s global rankings for 16 years running, Singapore is a pioneering and stimulating presence in the MICE industry in this region.
It has all the basics of a good host: a great business environment, world-class facilities and infrastructure, professional services, exclusive event venues and cool attractions, all in a rich and unique Asian setting like nowhere else.
As a compact city, it is convenient to travel around Singapore. Hotels, restaurants, venues, shopping and sightseeing spots are conveniently clustered in various neighbourhoods, such as Marina Bay, Orchard Road, Changi etc and are easily accessible via Singapore's safe and reliable public transportation system.
As Singapore and ASEAN’s Healthcare and Biomedical industries develop, there is rising demand and market relevance for healthcare thought-leadership conferences. The shift in focus on the continuum of care and preventive care studies is another trend that is surfacing. Alongside Asia’s demographic trends and Singapore’s medical specialities, there is also a captive regional audience for trade conferences and exhibitions on chronic and infectious diseases, cardiology, ageing and rehabilitation, healthcare technology, nutriceutical and medical sub-specialities.
Singapore’s incredibly diverse range of dining options will cater to food lovers from all walks of life. If you appreciate a good meal, there’s a cuisine for every taste and budget. Our local street fare is a delicious melting pot of Singapore’s diverse cultures, while the country’s vibrant fine dining scene has emerged as one of the world’s most exciting, featuring many celebrity chef restaurants.
Singapore standard time is 8 hours ahead of GMT (+8 GMT).
The weather in Singapore is usually warm and humid, at 30°C - 35°C. Light clothing is advisable.
The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220- 240 volts AC (50 cycles). Power plugs with three square prongs are used here. Please check the voltage of appliances before using the power socket.
Tap water is potable as the water in Singapore passes World Health Organization standards.
The official currency of Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Major international credit cards are widely accepted and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and money changers are easily accessible throughout the city. The average exchange rate is 1 USD = 1.35 SGD as of April 2019.
English is the working language in Singapore. Many Singaporeans also speak an additional language, usually Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil.
Wi-fi and Connectivity. Visitors can register for a free public Wi-fi account with their foreign mobile numbers at any Wireless@SG hotspot. Overseas charges may apply.
Tipping is not necessary as a service charge of 10% is usually automatically incorporated in bills.
Places of Interest. For further tourist information, please visit the Singapore Tourism Board’s website.