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2012 Annual Meeting Location/Travel

22nd Annual Meeting

Thursday – Saturday, October 25 – 27, 2012
Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 28, 2012


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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.

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All meeting sessions will be held at the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay. Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay is situated in the middle of the city, a short distance from all the major attractions located in the heart of Singapore. The hotel is ideally located beside the Singapore River which has played a quintessential role in the growth and development of Singapore. The hotel has 401 guest rooms and restaurants serving local, western, Indian and Cantonese cuisines.

Clarke Quay
Named after Sir Andrew Clarke, Singapore’s second British Governor who was responsible for the growth of the colony in its early years, the buildings located here were once used as warehouses to store grains and spices. After two redevelopments, the second of which was completed in October 2006, Clarke Quay has been transformed into a popular area of restaurants, pubs and nightspots.

Climate and Clothing
The average daytime temperature is 31 °C (88 °F), dropping to around 24 °C (75 °F) in the evenings. Rainfall in October is generally moderate, and when it does rain, it usually clears within a few hours. Inside, air conditioning can make the rooms quite cool, however, so it’s a good idea to pack a sweater.

Time Zones
During the annual meeting, Singapore will be on Standard Singapore Time (SGT) (UTC/GMT +8 hours).

Local Information
PDFCLICK HERE to download complete local information, including travel tips, alternate accomodations, and regional tourist information.


Revised 28 May 2012



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