Visiting Singapore

Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. The weather is hot and humid throughout the year, with daily temperatures reaching over 30°C (86°F) and occasional bouts of tropical rain.


Getting to Singapore should be fairly easy – you can fly directly to Singapore's Changi Airport from 320 cities worldwide.

Once in Singapore, the public transport system is able to take you to any part of the island. The trains, or Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, is the fastest way to get to any location. You can pay for a single trip or buy an EZ-Link card which stores value. The EZ-Link card can also be used on public buses.

You can also travel by taxi. You can hail a taxi cab from the roadside or queue for one at a taxi stand. Taxi cabs in Singapore have a flag-down rate of between S$3.00 and S$5.00 depending on the taxi company and car model. Trips are metered, and there may be additional surcharges depending on the time and locations of your taxi journey.

(Source: Singapore Tourism Board)



BIG Hotel is a trendy boutique hotel located in the heart of the city near Orchard Road and Bugis. The hotel has over 300 rooms, each equipped with a queen-sized bed, flat-screen TV, desk, tablet to control the room's electronics, rain shower and toilet, USB and universal power sockets, and free Wifi. BIG Hotel was rated Best Hotel in Singapore for under S$200 by AsiaOne.

The two symposium venues are located close by. Centre 42 is a 5-minute walk away from Big Hotel, down Waterloo Street. Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is one train station away from Bras Basah MRT station or 25 minutes away on foot.

Visitors attending the "Mapping Out, In & About" Symposium can enjoy an exclusive rate at BIG Hotel for the period 20-27 April 2016. For reservations, please email with the subject title "Reservation for ADN Symposium 2016".

200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980


Tel:             +65 6809 7998

There are also plenty other hotels in the area for every budget. A few are marked out in the map below in red.