Course Venue

The Academia, Singapore
20 College Rd, Singapore 169856
Click here for the directions.

CME Accreditation

The courses will be accredited with professional points by the Singapore Medical Council, Singapore. In order to claim the appropriate professional points, healthcare professionals are required to sign in for the sessions that they attend. Participants should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the education activity.
CME points application is in progress.

Visa Requirements & Applications

Upon request, the Organiser will issue a letter of invitation to facilitate the delegate’s travel and visa arrangements.
This invitation does not imply provision of financial or other support.
Please email the following details the course secretariat.

  • Name (as it appears on passport)
  • Passport Number
  • Nationality
  • Country of Departure
  • Job title
  • Organisation
  • A scanned copy of your passport particulars page

Important

  • Kindly ensure that you have completed your registration and have made the payment before sending in your request for visa application document(s) to the course secretariat. The document(s) will be prepared and sent by email or snail mail.
  • Apply for your visa no later than 2 months before your departure date. No refund will be given if you are unable to attend the course due to visa matters.
  • Please visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/services_centre_overview.aspx?pageid=252&secid=165 should you like to find out if you require a visa to enter Singapore.

Language

The courses will be conducted in English.
There are four official languages in Singapore: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is the language of business and administration, and is widely spoken and understood.

Weather

Singapore is known for its warm weather, with little variation throughout the year. The average daytime temperature is 31ºC (88ºF), dropping to around 24ºC (75ºF) in the evenings. The monsoon season can bear down on our tropical weather from November onwards, so be prepared for some rain during this period.

What to Wear

Our indoor venues for the courses are mostly air-conditioned. The temperature will be about 23ºC (73.4ºF) in lecture rooms and it will be lower in laboratories. You may wish to bring along a sweater or jacket for the course.
Light and summer clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton is best for everyday wear. Casual dress is acceptable for most situations and occasions but some establishments may require a more formal dress code.

Currency

Singapore’s currency is the Singapore dollar (S$ or SGD). Other than the Singapore Dollar, the US and Australian Dollars, Yen and British Pound are also accepted in most major shopping centres and big departmental stores.

Apart from banks and hotels, money can be changed wherever the sign “Licensed Money Changer” is displayed. Most shopping complexes have a licensed money changer. Visitors are discouraged from changing money with unlicensed money changers.

There is also an abundance of automated teller machines (ATMs) which accept most major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, theatres, cinemas, air-conditioned restaurants, hair salons, supermarkets, department stores and government offices, as well as in a 5-metre radius from any entrance/exit and bus shelter. Offenders can be fined up to S$1000.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

A 7% GST is levied in Singapore. As a foreign visitor, you are entitled to claim back the GST that you pay on your purchases when you take them home. GST refund is not applicable for land and cruise departures.

Transportation

Getting from place to place in Singapore is not just easy, it is also economical. An efficient public transportation network offers taxis, buses and the modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system.

Mass Rapid Transport (MRT)
This is a fast and efficient form of transport, with a train arriving every few minutes. Fares range from S$1.00 to S$2.30 and tickets may be purchased from vending machines at the stations. Operating hours vary a little but trains run from around 05:15 to 00:15. It is recommended to check what time the last train leaves from the respective stations if you are planning a late night.

Bus
Bus fares range from S$1.00 to S$2.00. If you are paying in cash, please ensure you have the correct fare, as bus drivers do not give change. Alternatively, you can purchase an Ez-Link card, which is a stored-value fare card, from bus interchanges and MRT stations. Ez-Link cards may be used for bus and MRT fares.

Taxi / Private Car
Taxis can be flagged from hotels and taxi stands, as well as on the streets, if there are no taxi stands nearby and traffic is not disrupted. Flagged taxi fares vary from S$3.00 and S$3.90 for the first 1km. There are additional charges for trips from Changi Airport (from S$5.00 onwards, depending on the time); to and fro from the Central Business District (S$3.00 from Monday to Saturday, 17:00 to midnight), Peak Hours (25% of the metered fare on Monday to Saturday from 06:00-09:30 & 18:00 to midnight); After Midnight (50% of the metered fare shown).

You may also use Apps like GRAB and UBER in Singapore.

About Singapore

Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore’s tropical climate welcomes both leisure and business travelers year round. The island republic’s excellent infrastructure enables visitors to enjoy its many sites and attractions in a safe, clean and green environment. Award winning Changi Airport provides airlinks to major cities around the world. The train and subway systems are clean, fast and efficient. In addition, its state-of-the-art cruise terminal has established Singapore as one of the premier cruising centers of South East Asia and an exciting port of call on any Asian cruise itinerary. Find our more at http://www.visitsingapore.com/en.html.