Bugis street market, Singapore

IAPB’s 2020 Global Assembly will be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore. The world-renown Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) are our local organising partners.

Raffles City Convention Centre

80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

Centrally located in the heart of the city, the venue is easily accessible by public transport and is close to a range of amenities including the official conference hotels, bars and restaurants.


Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities.

While the earliest known historical records of Singapore are shrouded in time, a third century Chinese account describes it as “Pu-luo-chung”, referring to “Pulau Ujong” which means the “island at the end of a peninsula” in the Malay language. Today, many slices of Singapore’s multi-cultural, colonial and wartime past are preserved in and around the city. You can visit monuments, museums and memorials, or for a real trip through time, take a walk along a heritage trail.

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Travel to Singapore

Don’t get tripped up by the unexpected. Here are some key things you need to be aware of before you make your way to our fun-filled shores.


Visa & customs

Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. For more information on visa requirements and the Visa Free Transit Facility, you can check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you. The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement in your passport.

For a smooth arrival experience, do view this video to learn about the immigration process.


Getting to Singapore

Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the busiest and best connected in the world, handling over 100 airlines flying to some 400 cities. The airport is also home to Singapore Airlines, the flag carrier of Singapore. Together with Scoot, both airlines fly to more than 135 destinations globally.

The award-winning airport itself is jam-packed with activities and amenities, making it a world-class attraction in its own right.

Travel tips

Getting around

Please explore your travel options within Singapore by checking the recommendations from the Singapore Convention Bureau here.

Travel Tips such as Currency, Wifi & Connectivity, Prayer Facilities, Weather, Languages, Accessibility and Useful numbers are easily available on the Singapore Convention Bureau website.


If you are interested in exploring Singapore by a pre- or post- event tour, please consult the recommendations of the Convention Bureau.