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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.

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

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 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).

Fare Calculator.

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.

Airport Transportation

Arrival Coordination

Arrival Coordination

Departure Coordination

Departure Coordination

Side Meetings

The Side Meeting Wiki page will be available after the IETF 106 Agenda is posted.

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

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.

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


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

Plug, Outlet, and Voltage Information for Singapore.


Cellphones / Data



Espresso, Coffee, and Tea