Venue and Accomodation Information


DS-RT 2009 will be held at the:

Nanyang Executive Centre
Nanyang Technological University
60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673
Tel: (65) 6790 6697
Fax: (65) 6790 6701

Nestled amongst the greenery, hills and lakes of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus in Singapore, the Nanyang Executive Centre (NEC) is the home of NTU's Executive Programmes and continuing education. It provides an excellent environment away from the city and distractions of the office for executive learning. The centre is strategically located in a quiet corner of the NTU campus, tucked away discreetly yet easily accessible by private or public transport.


All participants will be housed in Nanyang Executive Center, NEC (Nanyang Technological University, NTU). A single room costs S$120 a day while a shared double room costs S$140 a day. These rates exclude breakfast of S$10. All conference programmes will also be held in the Nanyang Executive Center.

Photos of rooms:

NEC room rates:

To request for accommodation in NEC, please complete this reservation form and e-mail to before 14-th September. Please note that the availability of rooms are not guaranteed after 14-th September, 2009.

Getting there


PDF map to Nanyang Executive Center.

By Taxi

The most convenient way of getting to NTU from Changi Airport is by taxi. Taxis charge according to the meter. A surcharge of S$3.00 - S$5.00 is payable for all trips originating from Changi Airport. Details of other surcharges may be found at the taxi stand or posted on the door of the taxis. The ride from Changi airport to NTU will cost between S$35 to S$40 depending on time of traveling, and it will take 30-40 minutes in smooth traffic.

By Mass Rapid Transit, MRT (Subway)

Should you choose to take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, The Changi Airport MRT Station is located under Terminals 2 and 3, and is linked to the arrivals and departures by escalators and lifts. The first train arrives at around 0530hr and the last leaves at 2318hr. Tickets are available at the station. For more information, please visit Singapore Mass Rapid Transit.

Take the west-bound MRT from Changi Airport Station (CG2), transfer at Tanah Merah Station (EW4), and alight at Boon Lay Station (EW27). This trip will cost S$1.90 and it will take 1hr 10min.

SMRT Route map:

From Boon Lay MRT station to Nanyang Executive Centre, you can either take a 10 minute taxi ride costing about S$6, or take bus service number 179 or 199 at Boon Lay Bus Interchange located right next to the MRT station. The 15 minute bus journey costs S$1.10 by cash. You will have to make a 5-minutes walk from the bus stops to the Nanyang Executive Centre. (See NEC map.)

VISA and Information on Singapore


Generally, foreigners do not need visas for entry to Singapore. Tourists visiting Singapore may be given up to 30-day social visit passes upon their arrival in Singapore.

For more information on visa requirements, click here. To find out more about the types of visas and to download the necessary application forms, click here.

For those who require a letter of invitation for the Visa application, please register with the conference first and then fill in the request form and send it to Ms. Joo-Sing Tan (Email , Fax:+65 6793 4528).

Click here for the invitation request form.

About Singapore

Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links. Singapore has everything to make your stay a most memorable experience. Situated at one of the most important crossroads of the world, Singapore is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city where tradition and modernity, East and West, meet and mingle most agreeably and harmoniously. As Asia's convention and exhibition capital, Singapore offers superb facilities and excellent support in every aspect of event planning and co-ordination.

The climate is warm and welcoming all year round with temperatures ranging between 30 Celsius degrees in the day and 23 Celsius degrees in the night. English is a widely spoken and the common business language of all.

Further information on Singapore can be found here.