|2012 Annual Meeting Location/Travel|
22nd Annual Meeting
Thursday – Saturday, October 25 – 27, 2012
Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city with high-rise buildings and landscape gardens. Brimming with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture, Singapore is a dynamic city that’s rich in contrast and colour. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula at the natural meeting point of sea routes, Singapore is an independent republic with a land area of about 710 square kilometres, making her one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in the region – hence the moniker "The Little Red Dot." Singapore commands an enormous presence in the world today with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce. Also, her strategic location in the region has enabled her to become a central sea port along major shipping routes.
As a former British colony, English is widely spoken, and all street signs and other public signs are in English. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience Singapore’s unique cultural diversity in various ways – through exploring the museums ranging from the Asian Civilisations Museum to the Art Science Museum; visiting Chinatown, Little India, and the old Arab enclave; and sampling the diverse food choices. Singapore is a foodie’s paradise, from the nation’s iconic street food to fine dining representing all the major cuisines in the world, so do make time to savour the offerings! Visits to some of Singapore’s dance companies will also reflect the diverse cultural influences of this region. Since this is the first time the IADMS Annual Meeting is being held in Asia, delegates should also seize the opportunity to visit some of the neighbouring Asian countries – Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos.
More information can be found at www.YourSingapore.com.
Climate and Clothing
Revised 28 May 2012