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The official language of the conference is English.


The 2nd WIN international Conference will be held at the:

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

392 Havelock Road

Singapore 169 663

Tel +65 6733 0880



Take advantage of the promotional hotel room rate at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (same place as the meeting venue) USD 170 (145 EUR/SGD 230) - per night for a single room, including Breakfast, Broadband, Parking & On-site gym facilities. If interested, please follow the link below. Note that the link will be deactivated at the latest by September 14, 2018 based on the room availability.

Getting to Singapore

Please ensure you have the necessary visa(s) to enter Singapore.

From Singapore Airport to the Grand Copthrone Waterfront Hotel

The Singapore Changi Airport is on the eastern tip of Singapore and is located about 30 minutes from Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel by taxi.


From the airport there are a number of ways to transfer to the hotel:

> Taxi is the easiest – simply follow the signs after clearing Customs. Meters are always used in Singapore and prices are reasonable. A trip to the city during the day will be between S$20 – S$30, including a-S$3 – S$5 airport surcharge. An additional 50% surcharge applies between midnight and 06.00am.


> Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) – the trains run from a station between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, but you’ll need to change trains at the Tanah Merah station to a city-bound train. The closest station to the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore is Tiong Bahru MRT (EW17) station and to Academia is Outram Park MRT (EW16), both of which are on the East West Line (Green line).

> Bus – Bus terminals can be found in the basements of Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.  The bus service runs from 06.00am to midnight only.

The closest MRT station to Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is the Tiong Bahru Station on the East West Line (Green line) and to Academia is Outram Park MRT (EW16). Note this is the same MRT line as Changi Airport.

For more information on the public transport service, please refer to the website: http://journey.smrt.com.sg/journey/mrt_network_map/

General information


Average daily temperatures in Singapore in October can range between 25°C (78°F) and 31°C (88°F).


The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore dollar (S$). Money changing services can be found not only at the Singapore Changi Airport, but also at most shopping centres and hotels around the island. You can also access the automated teller machines (ATMs) located conveniently across the island that accepts most of the main credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express.


Electricity in Singapore is 230V, with a frequency of 50hz, the following plugs are used:

Note that Singapore uses British style plug sockets.

Get in touch

For further enquiries, please contact the WIN organization committee at winprojectoffice@ird.fr.