Instructions for the LBM 2007 Attendees

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On behalf of the committees of the symposium we welcome you to Singapore. Being a dynamic city rich in contrast and colour, you will find a harmonious blend of culture, culinary delights, arts and architecture. This is an environment of traditional and modern lifestyles, fusion cuisine and innovative thinking. As such Singapore is a suitable venue for reflection on synergies between established and emerging technologies.


From Singapore Changi International Airport to Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore.

There is a MRT station in the Airport and the name of station is Changi Airport. Board a train from that station and travel to City Hall Station. Click here for MRT train route.

Taxis would provide a faster, though more costly, mode of transportation. They can be flagged anywhere along the road but in the airport there are Taxi stands where taxis would stop by specifically. At Singapore Changi Airport, the taxi stand is located just outside the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 1 and at the end of the Arrival Hall on Level 1 in Terminal 2 (South Wing). Upon boarding the cab, let the driver know that you are going to Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore.


See here. Here, apart from Swissotel The Stamford, you'll also find a list of secondary hotels with a range of varied pricing.

Note: This page is hosted on GIW 2007 web site, but the instructions apply for LBM 2007 as well.


LBM2007 will be held in the Creation Theatrette at Matrix, Biopolis, Singapore on Thursday 6th Friday - 7th December 2007.

Address of Biopolis:

30 Biopolis Street,
Singapore 138671.

Getting to Biopolis:

By MRT: Alight at Buona Vista MRT station and walk 8 minutes; or take the free Biopolis Shuttle Bus service.

By Taxi: Instruct driver to take you to "Biopolis" or "MOE" (MOE = Ministry of Education, about 2 minutes walk to Biopolis). See here for location map & bus routes.

Once you reach Matrix building:

* Take the lift to Level 2, go thru registration at the lobby and collect the Handbook and other materials.
* Take the lift (or elevator) again and reach Level 4 where the venue Creation theatrette is located.


Bus transfer between the conference hotel (Swissotel) and conference venue (Biopolis) has been arranged. The conference bus will leave from the Swissotel Lobby each morning at 7:45am. If you wish to take the conference bus, please be sure to assemble at the Swissotel Lobby by 7.45am and look out for the bus. The hotel does not allow the bus to wait beyond 5 minutes.

On 6th December, we have arranged bus transfer from the conference venue (Biopolis) to the banquet venue (Made in China @ Haw Par Villa). We have also arranged bus transfer from the banquet venue to the conference hotel (Swissotel) after the banquet. (If you wish to go to the banquet venue yourself, the address is "Made in China, Hua Song Museum, Haw Par Villa, Pasir Panjang Road". The keyword to tell taxi cab driver is "Haw Par Villa".)

On 7th December, we have arranged bus transfer from the conference venue (Biopolis) to the conference hotel (Swissotel) at 5:30pm.


WIFI wireless connection (NCS OneSuf) is available almost throughout Biopolis. You'll receive instructions for hooking up your Notebook/Laptop, at the registration desk. If you don't have a computer, we have a few public pc's available opposite the registration desk.


All About Singapore

Singapore is situated at one of the most important crossroads of the world, Singapore is a fusion of East and West, modernity and old world charm. When you meet in New Asia Singapore, you are at the centre for business and pleasure. Singapore represents a blend of cultures, customs and cuisines that is as diverse as it is captivating.

The total land area is 685.4 sq km and it comprises one main island(604.2 sq km) and a number of islets scattered off its norther-east and south.

Singapore is an equatorial country with relatively uniform temperature, high humidity and abundant rainfall.

For weather updates, click here.

What makes Singapore such a special destination is the multi-cultural mix of people. The population is 4.351 million, and around 75.6% are Chinese, 13.6% Malay and 8.7% Indian. The remaining 2.1% comprises people from all over the world who have chosen to make Singapore their home. Singapore's many races live together in harmony, united by the motto, 'Many races, one Singapore', and it is this ethnic diversity that is one of Singapore's strengths.

Singaporeans speak a variety of languages and dialects amongst family and friends, but English is a common language spoken by all. Visitors will find English used everywhere they go. Signs in Singapore are also written in English.

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