Conference Venue: Suntec Singapore (Suntec Convention Center, Level 3
The main conference sessions will take place in Summit 2 (at Suntec Convention Center, Level 3).
Thursday workshops will take place in Room 332, 334, 335, and 336 (at Suntec Convention Center, Level 3). The room assignments are available here.
Suntec Singapore is the World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre, located at the heart of Asia's most integrated meetings, conventions and exhibitions hub. With 42,000 m² of flexible customisable space, free WiFi, a digital signage network, an excellent range of culinary choices and a dedicated team of service experts, this award-winning Centre caters to events from 10 to 10,000 persons. With a high degree of digitalization, Suntec Singapore has an innovative edge in always delivering a seamless customized experience for its customers.
Only 20 minutes from Changi International Airport, Suntec Singapore is conveniently located in the Central Business District and just minutes from the city's entertainment and cultural attractions. Suntec Singapore offers direct access to 5,200 hotel rooms, 1,000 retail outlets, 300 restaurants, 6 museums and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
A variety of hotels are available at special conference rates. Room/night rates and availability are only applicable for reservations made through hotels.tv (http://www.hotels.tv/booking_areas/mobisys_2016/). The discounted rates will be available until 10 June 2016 for all hotels, or till the blocks last, whichever is earlier. More detailed information about individual hotels can be found at the following links.
- Marina Mandarin: available until 10th June
- The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore: available until 10th June
- Conrad Centennial Singapore: available until 10th June
- Pan Pacific Singapore: available until 10th June
Budget options are available from:
- Marrison Hotel: available until 10th June
- Bayview Hotel, Singapore: available until 10th June
For those who need a visa to travel to Singapore, a visa support letter can be issued by local organizers. Note that the Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. Should you require the visa support letter, please send all requests to MobiSys2016-LocalArrangements@acm.org with the following information:
- Your name as it appears on your passport
- Your nationality and the passport/travel document number
- Your registration confirmation number (you must register before requesting a visa support letter)
- Current postal mailing address
- If you have any papers accepted for the conference/workshops/symposium, please indicate the title of your paper and where you will present. Also, indicate whether you are the ‘sole author’ or a ‘co-author’
Those requesting a letter should allow up to one week to receive it, as requests are handled in the order they are received. Please note visa support letters are issued via email by PDF, and the email will be sent to the email address that you used to make your request. More details on Singapore visa requirements can be found at http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=96.
- Changi Airport (IATA: SIN)
Changi Airport (IATA: SIN) is the primary airport for Singapore where all the international flights will arrive and depart. Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying to some 320 cities in about 80 countries and territories worldwide. The airport is located in the village of Changi, at the eastern end of Singapore, approximately 17.2 kilometres (10.7 mi) northeast from downtown Singapore.
Ground transportation to/from the airport
The simple and easiest way to the conference venue/hotels is to take a taxi. It takes 20-25 minutes, and regular taxi costs about 20-25 USD depending on the time of arrival. You can easily grab a taxi 24/7, and no prior booking is required.
Other inexpensive options (about 2 USD one-way) using public transportations:
- Take a green line at Changi Airport station (accessible by foot from terminal 2 or terminal 3)
- Transfer to the westbound train at Tanah Merah station.
- Get off at Paya Lebar station, and transfer to the yellow line bound to Dhoby Ghaut station.
- Get off at Esplanade station. The station is connected to the Suntec convention center.
The total travel time will be about 1 hour. Trains operate quite frequently (every 5-10 minutes). Also, all the trains and gantries at the stations are luggage-friendly. For those who arrive at late night, the last train that connects to the city leaves Changi Airport station at 11.18pm.
Take Bus No. 36 (from any airport terminal). This will take you to Suntec Singapore directly. The 36 buses operate every 10 minutes, and it takes about 50 minutes (may differ depending on traffic). Buses are also luggage-friendly.
Note: Rental car is the least preferred option to travel around Singapore. Taxis are affordable, and almost every parts of the city are well connected by buses and metros.
We've compiled a list of things to do and places to visit during your stay in Singapore. Visit our travel page for details.
The Singapore Zoo (combined with The Night Safari after banquet)
The conference banquet will be held at the Singapore Zoo. All attendees will get to experience a unique dining experience at a tropical rainforest in an outdoor yet sheltered pavilion. Immediately, after dinner, all attendees will have the opportunity to experience the Night Safari, which has been consistently ranked as one of the best experiences in Singapore, and across Asia, over the last two decades.
The Singapore Zoo Night Safari
Opened in 1994, Night Safari is the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals. Today, the award-winning park welcomes more than 1.1 million visitors a year. They come from all over the world to enjoy the unique experience of seeing over 2,500 animals in their naturalistic nighttime habitats.
12-time winner of best attraction category awarded by Singapore Tourism Board, the star of the Night Safari experience is a guided tram ride that takes you across 7 geographical zones of the world. From the rugged Himalayan Foothills to the swampy banks of the Asian Riverine Forest and more, your tram guide will share fascinating facts and tales about the animals and habitats along your journey. Those who prefer a more personalised experience can book a VIP experience on the Safari Adventurer Tour where a dedicated guide can take you and an intimate group of guests on a private tour of the park.
Explore the walking trails to see even more animals not visible from the tram journey. Stroll into the realm of the animals at our two giant aviaries where the Malayan flying foxes and giant flying squirrels can come right next to you. The aviaries are along the Leopard Trail where you can get within a whisker of the beautiful leopards from their dedicated glass observatory. Head along the Fishing Cat Trail and look in on fishing cats as they engage in their nightly river-side hunt. Then, trek right into the Outback to discover native wildlife of Australia including a family of wallabies in their walk-through habitat along our all-new Wallaby Trail.
No visit is complete without enjoying our famous performances filled with humour, thrill and surprises. Catch our talented troupe of tribal warriors as they thrill you with their fiery stunts in the Thumbuakar Performance and don’t miss the must-see Creatures of the Night Show. This highly entertaining and interactive 20-minute show highlights the natural abilities of some of the most fascinating nocturnal animals.
It’s an after-dark wildlife adventure that is truly one-of-a-kind. We look forward to seeing you soon.