Located right in the heart of Asia, Singapore thrives as an international financial and trading hub. Known for its efficiency, skilled workforce, strong trade agreements, excellent infrastructure, extensive and high-growth networking base, Singapore is a compelling destination for business and conventions. Beneath Singapore’s business legacy, discover rich social fabric that is vibrant, colourful and unique in many ways.
Singapore is a city of contrast where the East meets the West. It is where the ideas of the future mingle with the ways of tradition. Don’t stop at finding out what you can do when you visit. Visit Singapore Official Site
Venue InformationRaffles City Convention Centre
DistanceFrom Changi Airport 18.5 km (18 mins drive)
City Hall MRT station (EW13/NS25) along the East-West Line/North-South Line.
Esplanade MRT station (CC3, Exit G) along the Circle Line.
Bus stop located along Bras Basah Road
14, 14E, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 130, 131, 133, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 700, 700A, 850E, 857, 951E, 960
Bus stop located along Stamford Road
7, 14, 14E, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 175, 700, 700A, 850E, 857, 951E, 971E
Bus stop located along North Bridge Road
61, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174E, 197, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
Car park facilities are available from B1 to B3 with more than 1,000 lots.
8am to 5.59pm: S$2.20 for first hour
S$0.55 for subsequent 15 minutes
6pm to 7.59am (the next day): S$3.00 per entry
*Prevailing GST rate applies to all parking charges.
Located just one degree north of the equator, Singapore has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 25 to 34 degrees Celsius (77 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit) all year long. Although most days are sunny, Singapore does experience the occasional downpour, so have an umbrella handy!
While English is the main language used for business and education throughout the city-state, Singapore actually has four official languages – Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English – with Malay being Singapore’s national language.
The local currency is the Singapore dollar (S$).
Money changing services are readily available at Singapore Changi Airport, and at many shopping centres and hotels in the city.
You may also choose to withdraw money using major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) from any automated teller machines (ATMs), which can be easily found throughout the city.
The international dialling code is +(65).
With an international roaming service, you can dial local 8-digit phone numbers without adding +(65).
Goods & Services Tax
Goods & Services Tax (GST) in Singapore is 7%.
Spend at least S$100 a day from selected retailers to qualify for refunds. Enjoy tax-free shopping at retailers that offer the Tax Refund service.
At other retailers, ask for GST Refund Forms and retain your receipts to get your refund processed at the airport right before you fly out of Singapore. Tax refunds do not apply if you are leaving by land or sea.
Tax Refund – YourSingapore.com
Goods & Services Tax
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Most foreigners coming into Singapore not require a visa for entry, and may be given a social visit pass for up to 30 days upon arrival in Singapore. All visitors must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity, onward or return airticket. To find out if you require a visa to enter Singapore, kindly check with the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority of Singapore (ICA). The application procedure can be found on ICA website.
Swissotel The Stamford – Premier Room
We have secured discounted accommodation rates for delegates attending the CAA International Cocoa Conference. Book your rooms here.
Room Rate: S$260++/S$306.02nett includes of 1 breakfast & internet access.
Newly renovated, our Premier Rooms are inspired with a touch of Swiss precision and offer 40 square metres of functional living space with an unobstructed view of the city from the balcony.
Ideal for both business and leisure, these brand new and modern rooms feature a 55” LED TV, free Wifi, spacious work area, dynamic lighting system with night lights, universal wall plug and multiple USB ports to enhance your stay. You can also enjoy a splash of contemporary comfort with our Nespresso machine as well as a welcoming bathroom fashioned by thoughtful amenities, beauty light vanity counter and standing rain shower.