IETF 106 - Singapore, November 16-22, 2019

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Meeting Venue

Swissotel “The Stamford” Singapore and Fairmont Singapore are both part of the Raffles City Complex. The closest Mass Rapid Transit (subway) station is City Hall Station (under the Raffles City Complex).

The closest airport to the Raffles City Complex is Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN).

Raffles City Complex is strategically located in the heart of the city's business, historical, cultural and shopping districts, just 20 minutes away from Singapore Changi International Airport.

Airport Transportation

The IETF 106 Meeting Venue, Raffles City Convention Center, is part of the Raffles City Complex.

By Subway:

The train station is accessible by foot from Terminal 2 or Terminal 3. Board the MRT (subway) at Changi Airport (CG2). Transfer to a west bound train at Tanah Merah Interchange station (terminus point “Tuas Link”), and alight at City Hall (NS25 / EW13). There is an exit from the station directly into the Raffles City complex where the two conference hotels are.

Buy an EZLInk stored-value fare card at the MRT ticket booth. Fares vary by distance; from the airport to City Hall is S$1.75. You can use the same card for bus and trips in Singapore, and can refund the remaining value at the Changi MRT station when you depart.

By Shared Ride Shuttles

The airport shuttle bus provides drop-offs to most downtown hotels. The bus departs every 15 minutes during peak hours and up to 30 minutes during non-peak hours. Tickets cost S$9 per adult and S$6 per child below 12 years of age.

Please approach the Ground Transport Desks at the Arrival halls for bookings or call the hotlines for more information:

Terminal 1 – Tel: +65 6543 1985

Terminal 2 – Tel: +65 6546 1646

Terminal 3 – Tel: +65 6241 3818 (main booking hotline)

For advance booking of airport shuttle service to hotels, please visit:

By Bus:

Take public bus service 36/36A to the city. The first bus arrives at around 6.00am and the last leaves just before midnight. A single fare is estimated to cost around S$2.50 and the ride takes about an hour. Bus stops are located at the basement bus bays of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Please prepare the exact fare as no change will be given. Alternatively, a stored-value EZ-Link card for multiple rides can be purchased from any Changi Recommends store or the Changi Airport train station.

By Taxi:

SMRT Taxis airport limousine counters are located at Terminals 1, 2, 3 and the Budget Terminal.

Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival levels of each Terminal. A ride to the city takes about 30 minutes (depending on time of day and traffic conditions) and costs between S$20 and S$40. Fares are metered and there is an additional Airport surcharge for all trips originating from the Airport:

S$5 Airport surcharge: 5.00pm - midnight (Fri - Sun) S$3 Airport surcharge: All other times Midnight surcharge of 50% of final metered fare: midnight - 6.00am Peak hours surcharge of 25% of final metered fare: 6.00am - 9.30am (Mon - Fri) and 6.00pm - midnight (Mon - Sun)

First hand report that a taxi from the airport to the IETF Meeting Venue was about S$23 at near midnight (local time), and the ride was about 15 minutes long.

For Wheelchair Users:

“London Taxis” offer wheelchair users point-to-point service in safety and comfort. The interior is designed for passenger to remain seated in his/her wheelchair throughout the journey.

Fare information for Taxis from the Airport.

Arrival Coordination

Arrival Coordination

Departure Coordination

Departure Coordination

Side Meetings

In order to facilitate the scheduling of conversational side meetings, the IESG is providing a number of attendee sign-up rooms at IETF 106 in Singapore. These rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis. Projectors are provided in these rooms but MeetEcho support is not. Attendee sign-up rooms are available for participants in working groups, BOFs, design teams, and other community groups to further the work of the IETF, IRTF, or IAB. Rooms may be reserved by any registered IETF meeting attendee.


  • Meetings held in attendee sign-up rooms are normally open for anyone to attend. Holding a meeting in one of these rooms that is not open for anyone to attend requires prior AD approval.
  • Meetings held in these rooms are subject to the IETF Meeting Rooms Policy [​​] and the Secretariat will monitor usage for compliance.
  • Please include the name of a contact person when you reserve a room.
  • The ​IETF Note Well applies to side meetings.
  • Please do not collect blue sheets for side meetings; blue sheets are only produced for official WG sessions

Reserve a room for a side meeting

Remote Hubs

Remote participation is available individually or from a Remote participation Hub.

Remote Hubs?

Hackathon and Code Lounge


Hackdemo Happy Hour Sign-up

Code Lounge The Code Lounge utilizes part of the IETF Lounge, Room: TBD


The official languages of Singapore are English, Tamil, Malay, and Standard Mandarin.

IETF Language Buttons

Miscellaneous Information

It seems that Singapore is running a beta test of electronic arrival cards:

Singapore is prone to mosquito borne diseases. The city is usually safe, but rural, forested and wet areas are a potential risk. Tropical strength (DEET) insect repellant may be recommended. Singapore is not a high malaria risk, but its not impossible given that travellers from S.E. Asia come into the country. and

There are wild otters living in the river close to the venue. and (map of specific family river regions)

The orchid collection at the botanical gardens is worth a visit.

Singapore has a complex WWII history. Changi Prison:

Bringing personal medication into Singapore.

Tipping in Singapore:

  • Don't tip within a hotel (except for the bellhop - S$1-$2 per bag is normal).
  • In restaurants - Despite the no-tipping rule, locals tell us that a small tip is greatly appreciated when someone has gone out of their way to help you, even if it's just the change, or rounding up a bit.
  • Don't tip in spas.
  • Don't tip your tour guide.
  • Don't tip your taxi driver. You can "round up" the fare for convenience, and it will not be refused, but it is not necessary.
  • Do not tip at Changi Airport - service staff can not accept a tip.

Social Etiquette:

  • When meeting someone, shake hands firmly.
  • Public affection and showing anger in public are frowned upon.
  • Do not touch someone’s head, as it is considered sacred.
  • Do not point or nudge.
  • Feet are considered dirty. Do not point with them or use them to hold open doors.

Public Transportation and Area Maps

Singapore has a Mass Rapid Transit (subway) system (MRT). There is a fare calculator for figuring out the cost of any single trip.

Also a Mass Rapid Transit Map.


Getting Around (to and from the Meeting Venue)


Running Trails:



ATMs & Money Conversion

The Singapore dollar (sign: S$; code: SGD) is the official currency of Singapore. It is divided into 100 cents. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or S$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. Coins are available in five, ten, twenty, fifty cents, and one dollar denominations. Bank notes are available in two, five, ten, fifty, one hundred, one thousand, and ten thousand denominations.

Self-Service Laundry

Electrical Plug / Outlet

Electric Plug, Outlet, and Voltage Information for Singapore.


Cellphones / Data

Information on Singapore Prepaid SIM Cards for Travellers


The Raffles City Shopping Center, attached to the IETF 106 Meeting Venue hosts markets and specialty shops.

Raffles City Market Place - Cosmetics & Fragrances, Baby Products, Homeware and Appliances, Groceries, Health & Personal Care, Fresh Products

Umeya - Looking for something to munch on to curb those out-of-nowhere cravings? Heading down to Umeya to stock up on preserved fruits, dried squid and other addictive snacks to keep those cravings at bay!


Across the street from the Raffles City Center is CHIJMES, a former convent, school, orphanage, and boarding house complex redesigned and re-imagined as a restaurant complex. Many different cuisines can be found at CHIJMES, including Japanese, Mexican, Pan Asian, Italian, Brazilian, Western, European, and many many others.

Espresso, Coffee, and Tea

Raffles City Shopping Center has coffee and tea available:

Joe & the Juice - What better place to pick up a juice, sandwich or coffee, or sit-in and take in all the great vibes from the awesome music and atmosphere.

O' Coffee Club - O' Coffee Club is more than just a place where you can sit down to an aromatic blend of premium roasted coffee beans. Be it piping hot or ice-blended, taste the mellow bitterness perfectly balanced with a variety of spices infused in our concoctions. We also keep bellies happy with an impressive menu. Favorites like the OCC Club Sandwich and Chili Crab Linguine pleases even the most finicky eaters.

Starbucks - Starbucks Coffee Company is the premier roaster and retailer of the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup.

The Coffee Academics\] - Love Sunday brunch but never ever make it early enough? Fret not for The Coffee Academics serves All-day Breakfast that would awaken your taste buds. Freshen up with a cuppa aromatic brew and save some stomach for dessert because we serve The Academics Pancake Tower, literally.

Other shops in Singapore:

The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. - The 1872 Clipper Tea retails a variety of tea blends ranging from essential blends like Masala Chai and Early Grey to blends with floral notes and fruit infused tea. If you love all things refined and aromatic, then head down to The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.


Current weather conditions in Singapore.


Last modified 2 years ago Last modified on 04/12/19 23:13:18