Venue and accommodation

Workshop venue

The workshop will take place in hotel Swissôtel Merchant Court, located in the central entertainment district of Clarke Quay which offers a multitude of restaurants, cafes, and bars. It is within walking distance to many points of interest such as Singapore’s Chinatown, the Merlion Park by Marina Bay, or the Central Business District, and within a short bus or train ride away to most other attractions.

Getting there

By taxi

The most convenient way to reach the conference venue from the airport is by taxi, which can be taken from designated taxi stands at each terminal. A trip to Swissôtel Merchant Court should cost up to S$30-35 and take no longer than half an hour.

Please note that Uber is not available in Singapore; the local alternatives are Grab and Gojek, both of which accept international payment cards.

By public transport

Swissôtel Merchant Court can also be reached from Changi Airport by the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). The easiest way is as follows:

  1. Take the East West line (green line) from Changi Airport. At Tanah Merah station, you will need to change trains across the platform to continue the journey.
  2. At Outram Park station, transfer to the North East line (purple line) going towards Punggol.
  3. Get off at Clarke Quay station. Take exit G and exit the mall onto Tew Chew Street. The hotel will be right in front of you, on the opposite side of the street.

Please consult the map below for more details and alternative routes.

 
Single-journey tickets can be purchased by cash or card at each MRT station, and prepaid Ez-link cards are available at the Changi Airport station. Alternatively, all of Singapore’s local trains and buses accept contactless Mastercard and Visa credit/debit cards, including international ones. They can be used to tap in and tap out just as a public transport card.

Public transport trips within Singapore can be planned with Google Maps or Citymapper.

Accommodation

All workshop participants are entitled to discounted rates at Swissôtel Merchant Court, starting at S$230 (+taxes) per night for a Premier Room. For more details and booking instructions, please consult the booking form.

There is a wide variety of other hotels in the vicinity of the Swissôtel, all of which can be found through websites such as Booking.com or Hotels.com. Alternatively, we suggest to search for others hotels around the Chinatown and Bugis areas, which have many cheaper options and are within a 10–15-minute bus ride to the workshop venue.

  Scam alert

We have been notified that an unaffiliated company "EHotel Services" is contacting participants about alleged accommodation bookings for the workshop. Please note that this is a scam, and you will not be contacted by any third party on our behalf.