Travel & Stay

PARK AVENUE ROCHESTER

31 Rochester Drive
Singapore 138637

Reservation Hotline: +65 6830 8260

The Park Avenue Hotel is set in Singapore’s next generation, knowledge and research enclave. Not just brimming with intellectual vision and technological inspirations, it is also cuddled by lush greenery with a vibrant lifestyle and cultured environment. Aside from being surrounded by the wonders of nature near the lush greenery of Rochester Park, one is also spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and night life with a great selection of restaurants, pubs and gourmet marts just around the corner.

Room Rate per Night: SGD 250++ (Single Occupancy)

  • Rates are applicable for stay from 16 November 2018 to 24 November 2018 (inclusive) only.
  • The above special rates will not be applicable for bookings received after 05 November 2018.

Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in the region. However, despite its humble geographic size, Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city of high-rise buildings, landscaped gardens and heritage-rich precincts that embody aspects of both the East and West in many interesting ways.

 

To find out more about Singapore and all its wonderful possibilities, visit YourSingapore.com

 

 

Language

English is the language primarily spoken in Singapore. Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and other local dialects are used as well.

 

 

Weather

Singapore is known for its hot and humid weather, with little variation throughout the year. The average daytime temperature is 32ºC (90ºF), dropping to around 26ºC (79ºF) in the evenings.

 

 

Cell Phone Usage & Prepaid Cards

Singapore’s international dialing code is +(65). Singapore supports dual-band, tri-band, quad-band mobile phones. The prepaid SIM cards in Singapore come in various denominations ranging from S$10 to S$50. There are 3 mobile phone service providers that offer prepaid phone service in Singapore – SingTel, MobileOne (M1) and Starhub.

 

 

Prepaid SIM cards in Singapore for any of the three phone companies can be purchased at the following locations:

Retail outlets of Singtel, Starhub, and M1

7-eleven stores

Cheers Convenience Stores

 

 

Since 2006, Singapore government has made the prepaid SIM registration a mandatory requirement. This means the card must be registered under the name of the person who will be using it, in this case you. As a result, you will be required to produce your passport or Singapore ID at the time of buying the prepaid mobile card. Once registered, the card is ready for use immediately.

 

 

Tipping

Singapore is known for its hot and humid weather, with little variation throughout the year. The average daytime temperature is 32ºC (90ºF), dropping to around 26ºC (79ºF) in the evenings.

 

 

Smoking

Smoking is considered an offence in all air-conditioned or public areas such as: shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment outlets and cinemas, on the SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit system), public buses, taxis and in lifts. Recently, the smoking ban has also been imposed on public eateries and within a five-meter radius from most building entrances, except for allocated smoking areas that are clearly marked with bright yellow paint.

 

 

Currency Exchange

Singapore’s currency is the Singapore dollar (S$ or SGD). Money changing services can be found at Singapore Changi Airport, shopping centers and hotels around the island. There are also an abundance of automated teller machines (ATMs) which accept most major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

 

 

GST Refunds

To enjoy a refund on the 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on your purchases, you need to make at least S$100 worth of purchases from participating outlets which display a “Tax Refund” logo or a Global Blue “Tax Free Shopping” logo. Request for a refund voucher upon purchase, which you should present with your purchases, receipts and passport at the Tax Refund Counter of the airport before you fly off.

AIRPORT TRANSFER

TAXIS

The most convenient way to get to the city from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival levels of each Terminal. The journey to the city is estimated to cost between SG$18.00 and SG$38.00 and takes approximately 30 minutes. Fares are metered and there is additional airport surcharge for all trips originating from the airport.

$5 airport surcharge – 5.00pm to 12.00am (Fridays to Sundays)

$3 airport surcharge – all other times

Midnight surcharge of 50% of final metered fare – 12.00am to 6.00am (daily)

 

 

LIMOUSINE TAXIS & LARGE TAXIS

The service uses dedicated taxis to bring you to any destination in Singapore.

Please approach the Ground Transport Desks at the Arrival Halls.

 

Rates:

  • 4 seater Limousine Taxi – $55.00* per departure (from airport)
  • 7 seater Large Taxi – $60.00* per departure (from airport)

 

*Additional surcharge of $15.00 applies per additional stop.

 

Information posted on this page are correct at time of publishing, but may be subjected to changes. It is recommended that you check with the relevant organisation/authorities for the latest information.

AOC7-GSC recommends international attendees review Singapore’s visa requirements before traveling.

Do I need a VISA to travel to Singapore?

Most foreigners coming into Singapore do not require a visa for entry and may be given social visit passes for up to 30 days upon their arrival in Singapore.

 

To check if you require a visa, please click here.

 

If you would like to stay in Singapore for a longer period, you may apply  here  to  the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) upon your arrival.

 

 

What Documents are required to enter Singapore?

It is best to consult your local consular office for the latest information with regards to coming into Singapore. If you do require a visa, visit the Singaporean Immigration & Checkpoints Authority  here  to see all the proper documents required.

 

You should have a valid passport with at least six months validity, onward or return tickets, onward facilities (such as visas or entry permits) to your next destination, and sufficient funds for your stay in Singapore.

 

 

What are the minimum requirements for visitors staying in Singapore?

Should you require a visa, please refer to  ICA’s website  for application procedures.

 

As with most countries, do note that the possession of a visa does not entitle a visitor to enter Singapore automatically. Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a valid passport, possession of sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore and confirmed onward or return air tickets. The grant of a visit pass to a visitor is determined by the ICA Officers at the Singapore checkpoints and each case is considered on its own merits.

 

 

How do I apply for a VISA?

If you require a visa to enter Singapore, please follow the proper procedures in the Immigration Checkpoints & Authority’s website  here.

 

 

Who do I contact if I need an official letter of invitation for my VISA?

If necessary, we can send you an Official Letter of Invitation after you register, which you should include in your application and bring to your visa interview. To request your letter of invitation please contact the secretariat after registering for this event:

Email:  secretariat@aoc-gsc.org

Note: Information posted on this page are correct at time of publishing, but may be subjected to changes. It is recommended that you check with the relevant organisation/authorities for the latest information.

MATRIX @ BIOPOLIS


Address

Level 4, Matrix Building, Biopolis
30 Biopolis Street, Singapore 138671

 

At the lobby of Matrix Building, please use either the escalator or passenger lifts to access to the conference theatrettes on Level 4.

BY MASS RAPID TRANSIT (MRT)

Commuters may take the East-West (Green) train line or the Circle line (Yellow) and alight at Buona Vista MRT Station (E21). The walk from the station to Biopolis takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes.

 

BY TAXIS

Taxis can be hailed at various taxi stands, along major roads or by booking a taxi. All taxi fares are metered and are based on a flag down rate and the distance travelled. Additional surcharges will apply during the morning and evening peak hour times.

 

BY PUBLIC BUS

Public bus services operating along North Buona Vista Road include 91, 92, 95, 74, 191, 196, 198, 200. You can take these buses and alight along North Buona Vista Road and walk up to Biopolis.

 

BY CAR

From North Buona Vista Road, turn right into North Buona Vista Drive. Please use Car Park Entrance A and park your vehicle in the public car park at Basement 3. The Orange Zone is the closest parking zone for Matrix building. Follow the signs to “To Matrix Lift Lobby” and locate Lift D. Take Lift D to Lobby at Level 1.

 

 

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