We’ve gathered some information about traveling to Singapore to help you plan your trip.
Southeast Asia is a subregion of about 4.5 million square kilometers, south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. Singapore is that tiny red dot you see, and it’s easy to reach, and to get around and stay for a week. It’s a very well-connected city-state. It is quite tiny, but surrounded by big neighbors with even bigger hearts. Malaysia, which Singapore was once part of; the Indonesian archipelago; the Philippines; Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. It is all close enough to hop over for a day or two to explore what was the East Indies.
Important Travel Information
Before you go, please be aware that you may need a visa, and that each country has different rules. This website lists countries and regions that require a visa to enter Singapore, but you should conduct your own research to verify this information. All travelers to Singapore must meet these entry requirements, according to Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Singapore’s Changi Airport is the “World’s Best Airport” three years running!
Hotels in Singapore
Look to stay near the National Design Centre, which is where we will gather in the mornings.
The Oxford Hotel has offered Symposium participants a discounted rate of S$130 per night, including breakfast. To take advantage of this special, contact Josephine at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are attending the Urban Sketchers Symposium.
Group accommodations are now available. Our co-host, Temasek Polytechnic, is offering their learning space, an apartment block at Global Connect Village. See this post for more information.
A wide variety of hotels are available within walking distance of the National Design Centre. Here are some with a variety of prices and ratings:
1 Star – S$27 to S$47 per night including taxes
G4 Station Backpackers’ Hostel, Mackenzie Road
Hawaii Hostel, Bencoolen Street
Plush Pods Hotel, Tan Quee Lan Street
2 Stars – S$51 to S$146 per night including taxes
The Pod – Boutique Capsule Hotel, Beach Road
85 Beach Garden Hotel, Beach Road
Hotel 81 Heritage, Jalan Sultan
Fragrance Hotel, Middle Road
Hotel 81, Bencoolen Street
Beach Hotel, Beach Road
Hangout @ Mt Emily, Upper Wilkie Road
Amaris Hotel by Santika, Middle Road
Victoria Hotel, Victoria Street
3 Stars – S$83 to S$210 per night including taxes
Soluxe Inn, Mackenzie Road
Fragrance Hotel Selegie, Selegie Road
J8 Hotel, Townshend Road
Marrison Hotel, Beach Road
Summer View Hotel, Bencoolen Street
Hotel Bencoolen, Bencoolen Street
Strand Hotel, Bencoolen Street
Ibis Singapore, Bencoolen Street
Bayview Hotel, Bencoolen Street
4 Stars – S$158 to S$258 per night including taxes
V Hotel Bencoolen, Bencoolen Street
The Sultan, Jalan Sultan
BIG Hotel, Middle Road
Hotel Royal @ Queens, Queen Street
Hotel Grand Pacific , Victoria Street