Conference Venue

FICC 2018 will be held in the beautiful Garden City of Singapore.

Venue Name: Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Address: 317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075
Phone: 65- 6733 0188

A 25-minute ride from Changi Airport brings you to the hotel, only minutes to the Central Business District, and the bustling nightlife scene of Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay.


FICC 2018 will be held in the beautiful Garden City of Singapore. Singapore is a modern city-state known for her effi­cient policies and management in keeping up with advanced technology. This diamond-shaped island is the confluence of several major ethnic cultures in Asia, and simultaneously an international hub for residents and visitors from different corners of the world.

Singapore is a dynamic, multiracial and multicultural society. Singapore is where east meets west, a cosmopolitan melting pot with a unique identity. The signature trait of Singapore is its multi-cultural makeup. This diversity also translates into a unique mix of religions, languages, cultural traditions and cuisines.


The Conference is non-residential and delegates are requested to make their own stay arrangements while in Singapore.
A list of nearby hotels with booking links is given below. You can book your hotel online using the links below.


Airport: Singapore is well-connected to key destinations around Asia and the Pacific, most of which are just a few hours’ flight away. With Singapore Changi Airport served by more than 100 airlines with over 6,300 weekly flights connecting to 210 cities in 60 countries worldwide, Singapore is the world’s gateway to Southeast Asia.

Taxis: Getting around by taxi is a common option as taxis are inexpensive and in abundance. In the Central Business District you can hail one from the road, in other areas there are designated taxi stands. App based taxis such as Uber and Grab are quite popular, switch on your location maps for smooth travel.

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT): Clean and efficient, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is a fast and popular mode of public transport to get around Singapore! Do note that some of the train lines (shown by dotted lines) are still in construction, so be careful when planning your journey! With the continual addition of railway lines, Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit system is dynamic and ever-improving! Clean and efficient, this mode of travel is undoubtedly one of the more popular ones in Singapore!

Buses: A leading bus and rail operator in Singapore, SBS Transit carries more than three million passengers and has over 200 bus services to many parts of the island!

Visa & customs

Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. For more information on visa requirements and the Visa Free Transit Facility, you can check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you. The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement in your passport.

Request for Visa Support Letter

For security purposes, the conference has policy for issuing official Visa Support Letters as follows:

  • Visa Support Letters will be issued only after you have successfully registered and paid for your conference.
  • Visa Support Letters can only be issued for the person accepted to attend the conference. Unfortunately we cannot issue Visa Support Letters for guests of participants.

Visa Support Letters will be issued via email in PDF format. Please contact the Conference Manager at [email protected] to arrange for a Visa Support Letter. You must include:

  • Your name as appears on your passport
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Passport Number
  • Passport Date of Issue
  • Passport Date of Expiry
  • And, if you are an author of an accepted paper or poster, please provide the title.

Note: Obtaining a Visa Support Letter will not guarantee that your visa application will be approved. The letter is merely supplementary information that explains a visa applicant's intended purpose of travel to Singapore.

It is important to note that the conference or its representatives will not issue a Form V39A. If this is a requirement in your country, please contact your local consultant to provide the same.

Credit Card and Currency

Major credit cards and charge chards such as American Express, Diners , MasterCard and Visa are acceptable at most establishments. The currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Banks and exchange bureaus are located in major shopping centres and airports to facilitate currency exchange.


Tipping is officially discouraged in Singapore. Most hotels and restaurants levy a 10% service charge on their bills


Smoking is not permitted in public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, theatres, cinemas, air-conditioned restaurants, non-air-conditioned eating houses, hawker centres, hair salon, supermarkets, department stores and government offices. In line with efforts to improve the nightlife experience for all, there are smoking restrictions on entertainment outlets. Smoking is no longer permitted in pubs, discos, karaoke bars and nightspots, unless within approved smoking rooms or smoking corners. Offenders can be fined up to SGD1,000.00.

Time Difference

Singapore Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.