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Tourist Information

Singapore is a vibrant, multi-faceted destination with lots to offer to conference participants looking to explore the city during their visit. Here are some practical tips for tourists:

  1. Language

    • English: Widely spoken and is the primary language of communication. Signage and public information are mainly in English, making it easy for tourists.

    • Mandarin: is also widely spoken in Singapore. Many taxi drivers and hawker centre stallholders also speak mandarin.

  2. Weather Preparedness

    • Umbrella/Raincoat: Singapore has a tropical climate with frequent, sudden rain showers. An umbrella or lightweight raincoat can be handy.

    • Sunscreen and Hat: The equatorial sun can be intense. Protect your skin with sunscreen and wear a hat or sunglasses.

  3. Attire

    • Light Clothing: Wear breathable, light clothing due to the warm and humid weather. Cotton and linen are good choices.

    • Swimwear: Pack a swimsuit if you plan to visit the numerous pools or beaches, such as Sentosa Island.

    • Comfortable Shoes: Bring comfortable walking shoes as Singapore is a great city to explore on foot.

  4. Transportation

    • Public Transport: Use the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system, buses, and taxis for efficient travel. Consider purchasing an EZ-Link card or Singapore Tourist Pass for convenience.

    • Walking: Many tourist attractions are close to each other and can be accessed by walking.

    • Taxi: Some well-known taxi operators include ComfortDelGro, CityCab, and SMRT Taxis. Taxis can be booked by calling their hotline numbers or using their apps.

  5. Sightseeing and Leisure

    • Gardens by the Bay: Visit this iconic garden with futuristic domes and Supertree Grove.

    • Marina Bay Sands: Check out the stunning SkyPark and Infinity Pool (staying at the hotel is required for pool access).

    • Sentosa Island: Enjoy beaches, Universal Studios, and adventure parks.

    • Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam: Explore these cultural districts for a rich experience of local heritage.

    • Museums: National Gallery Singapore, ArtScience Museum, and National Museum of Singapore offer insights into art, history, and culture.

  6. Food and Dining

    • Hawker Centers: Sample local dishes at famous hawker centers like Maxwell Food Centre, Lau Pa Sat, or Newton Food Centre.

    • Water: Tap water is safe to drink, but bottled water is also readily available.

  7. Useful Apps

    • Grab: For ride-hailing and food delivery services.

    • MyTransport: Helps with navigating the bus & MRT system.

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