We welcome all delegates and invited guests to the 37th Annual Executive Council Meeting and AGM of FAPAA. The meetings will be held in the Resorts World Convention Centre on Sentosa Island, Singapore between June 4 – 6 and we are suggesting that guests stay in the Hard Rock Hotel as the most convenient accommodation to the meeting venue.
Please refer to the following detailed information regarding the event and the location and navigate through the pages by clicking the tabs at the top right-hand side of the page.
Please kindly REGISTER for the meeting as soon as possible.
MEETING VENUE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa is linked by a bridge and cable cars to mainland Singapore. It is Singapore’s first casino which is free to all foreigners with show of passports. Singaporeans pay SGD100 per 24 hour entry.
It also boasts four hotels, the Universal Studios Singapore® family theme park and MICE facilities that include one of Asia’s largest Grand Ballrooms. It also offers a wide range of entertainment and shows, as well as celebrity chef restaurants, brand-name boutiques and a half-kilometer long shopping and dining Strip named FestiveWalk.
Great Singapore Sale
This year’s ECM has been scheduled to coincide with the annual Great Singapore Sale. This sale commences on the last week of May and ends of the first week of July. Each year, shopaholics from the region and beyond flood to these shores to get their hands on bargain buys. With prices slashed up to 70% off its original prices at the main shopping belts and in suburban shopping malls throughout Singapore. This much-anticipated annual mega sale promises nothing less than tremendous bargains on a dizzying array of items from both Singaporean and international brands.
Accommodation at Hard Rock Hotel
All guests are to settle their charges directly with the hotel.
- Special lighting makes the bathroom look like the dressing room of a “rock star”
- Simmons “Cool Max” bed
- Large LCD TV with 28 Channels including the Hard Rock Music Video Channel
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Electronic Safe
- Well-stocked Mini-Bar
- Complimentary Refreshment Facilities
- Complimentary Bottles of Mineral Water
- Wireless High-Speed Broadband Internet Access (separate charges apply)
- CD & I-Pod player and iPod docking station
There is a free shuttle bus service between the airport and Resorts World
Please refer to the following information.
Date: June 03
Date: June 04 and 05
Venue: Resort World Convention Centre
Date: June 05
Golf Course: Tanah Merah Country Club
Pick up from Hard Rock Hotel: 06:45
Tea off: 08:00
Lunch: 12:30 approx
Return to Hotel: 14:30 approx
Golf Fee: SGD 250 all inclusive to be paid to SAAA on the day.
- Collared T-shirts and soft spike shoes to be worn only (Metal spike shoes are not allowed)
- Shorts are allowed. Jeans or anything in jean material is not allowed.
- Please advise whether you require to rent golf clubs and SAAA will endeavour to arrange to obtain sets from their members.
Singapore enjoys warm tropical weather throughout the year. Temperatures reach a maximum of 33C during the day, falling to a pleasant 25C during the evening hours.
Delegates are expected to arrive at and depart from the Changi International Airport which is about 15km from the central business district (the journey takes about 25 minutes and costs about S$25.00 by taxi).
The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) System is also available at Airport Terminal 2.
The unit currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Foreign currency and traveller’s cheques can be exchanged at the airport and at most hotels and shopping centres.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted. Banks throughout Singapore generally open from 9.30am to 3.30pm Mondays to Fridays and from 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturdays. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are open around-the-clock.
British-style plugs, with two flat blades & one flat grounding blade, are used in Singapore. The voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 Hertz.
For emergencies please dial the toll free numbers: 999 (Police), 995 (Ambulance).
Food is a national passion among Singaporeans. The city is home to a delicious array of Chinese, Indian and Malay cuisines as well as culinary favourites from all over the world. There are restaurants that suit every budget.
There are four official languages in Singapore: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is the language of business and administration, and is widely spoken and understood. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother tongue as well as English. Malay is the national language.
Be gently reminded that Singapore has a strict anti-littering policy.
Passport and Visa
All international delegates entering Singapore must possess a passport with minimum six months validity. Visas are not required for most countries. To check if you require a visa to enter Singapore plese click on the following link http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=96&secid=94
Singapore has a strictly non-smoking policy at all our events. In addition, smoking in Singapore is banned in public buses, taxis, lifts, theatres, government offices, cinemas, shopping centres, restaurants, covered areas and food centres.
The standard time zone of Singapore is UTC/GMT +8 hours, 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST); 14 hours ahead of Central and 16 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time (PST).
It is prohibited to tip at the airport and tipping is discouraged in hotels and restaurants where a service charge of 10% is usually included. A tip should only be given in instances where the bill does not include a service charge.
Inexpensive public transport is readily available in Singapore. Beside taxis, the bus network and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system offers quick access to all parts of the island.
the bus network and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system offers quick access to all parts of the island.
MAP OF SINGAPORE
A range of new attractions are under construction, particularly around Marina Bay. The Singapore Flyer, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, opened in 2008, and the giant Marina Bay Sands casino, hotel and entertainment resort was due to open in late 2009. Other new attractions include new Botanic Gardens south of Marina Bay and the Marina Barrage with its futuristic curving pedestrian bridge across the bay.
The efficient and aesthetically pleasing Changi Airport is repeatedly voted the world’s best. Suntec City boasts the biggest man-made fountain, the Night Safari is the first night zoo, and the world’s highest man-made waterfall, at 30m (98ft), is at Jurong Bird Park.
The most efficient way to get to know local culture is on foot, particularly around Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam in the heart of the city. These areas especially illustrate how Singapore’s successful economy is based upon ancient traditions, and multicultural influences. It is usually this combination that entices people, but for a healthy dose of pure consumerism and entirely modern architecture, Orchard Road is where the best shopping is at.
Singapore also has many areas of natural beauty. The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore Zoological Gardens, the Night Safari and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve are all hugely popular.
For history lovers and culture vultures, there is also an impressive selection of museums, exhibitions and architectural heritage, like the superb National Museum of Singapore, the Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum and the Singapore Art Museum. New attractions include the MINT Museum of Toys and Aramsa Garden Spa for resting weary feet.
Registration Fee of USD 120.00 (or the equivalent in SGD) will be payable by ALL ATTENDEES directly to SAAA Singapore at the time of Registration at the meeting. The fee can be paid at the registration desk on the first day of the meetings – 4th June 09
Approximate exchange rate is 1 USD : 1.4 SGD
Please send your details and formal address in advance to SAAA if you require a receipt.
The ECM is for FAPAA Country Member Delegates and invited guests only.
Please click here to view the FAPAA 37th ECM AGM Program.
Delegates please note the Dress code for functionson the following dates:
3rd June – Welcome Reception
Smart Casual or National Costume
4th June – Meeting Day
(note: Official Photograph in the morning)
Coat & Tie
5th June – Meeting Day and Gala Dinner
Smart Casual for meeting.
Coat & Tie or national costume for dinner