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Check list before your business trip to Singapore

As Asia's premier business hub Singapore is a preferred corporate event hub in the region. From logistics to travel essentials here is a checklist for all business travellers heading to the Lion City.

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Reservations

Oct 30, 2014
Reservations

When a business tour of Singapore is looming ahead it is imperative that corporate travellers make their hotel reservations well in advance. As a popular tourist hub and business epicenter the Lion City welcomes countless visitors each day and the five star accommodation options in the island nation are exhausted faster than expected. Depending on the venue of the business even inquiries must be made on the nearby hotels and transportation options available if accommodation is not provided by the hosts. Top pick business hotels occupying the CBD include the Riverdale Residence Singapore which houses some of the premier short stay apartments Singapore has on offer.

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The Travel Basics

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The Travel Basics

From weather friendly clothing to one's technical necessities the travel basic checklist when travelling to Singapore is similar to those of any other business related journey. With high temperatures prevalent for most of the year dressing light is a priority for business travellers visiting Singapore. Packing for summer weather is therefore paramount. Electronic equipment such as laptops, chargers, smart phones, extra batteries, adapters converters and sunglasses should also be included in one's luggage while business cards, ear plugs, travel pillows and reading material will also make for useful additions to one's carry-on.

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Travel Documents and Other Particulars

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Travel Documents and Other Particulars

Citizens of the U.S enjoy visa free travel to Singapore for over 90 days although other nationalities only enjoy a 90 day visa free period. Contacting one's local travel agent on visa requirements based on the duration of stay is therefore vital. Documented proof of one's professional identity as well as invitations from the business event hosts and approval documents from the organization one represents should also be readily available to produce upon request by immigration authorities.

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Local Travel Arrangements

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Local Travel Arrangements

With one of Asia's most comprehensive and convenient metro train networks servicing the city getting around Singapore is a relative breeze although having relevant information on securing one day or several day MRT passes will also prove useful. Car rental and taxi cab pickup arrangements can also be made online prior to one's arrival.

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Health

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Health

Home to one of the more costly healthcare systems in Asia a business traveller heading to Singapore would be well-advised to make precautions so as not to fall ill during the tour. From personal prescriptions to allergy medications, having one's own personal emergency medical supplies kit is a must when travelling to the Lion City.

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Attractions and Sightseeing Plans

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Attractions and Sightseeing Plans

Regardless of the event schedule business travellers are bound to make time to do some sightseeing while they are visiting Singapore. Those who wish to see the island's favorite attractions in a few hours time can hop on a FunVee tourist bus which allows visitors to hop on and off at any point in the route which covers the city's top highlights. With more than 40 strops the buses that travel along two routes start the journey at the Singapore Flyer Tourist Hub. Available every 30 minutes the buses crisscross the city from 9am to 5pm. Visitors hoping to attend concerts, theme parks and other attractions in Singapore while on business can purchase tickets to most rides and events online to avoid disappointment.