2010 International Conference on CYBERWORLDS


The conference will be held at the Nanyang Executive Centre (NEC) on campus at the Nanyang Technological University. The centre is ideally located in a quiet corner of the University and is easily accessible by public and private transport. Located about 25km from the city, the Nanyang Executive Centre is just 30 minutes away from Singapore’s main shopping and business districts, and is approximately 45 minutes from Changi Airport, by car.

Click at the picture to see the place in Google maps

Accommodation is available at the Centre. Each room is tastefully furnished and equipped with internet broadband connection, a color television with teletext and cabled channels, electronic key card access, hairdryer, telephone and an alarm cum radio clock.

Room rates are available here.

The Guest Wing


The Educational Wing


The University Swimming Pool, located just opposite the hotel

For reservations, follow the instructions at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/nec/accommodation2/Pages/booking.aspx
To guarantee your stay at NEC please make reservations before 22 August.

Getting to NEC:

By Taxi

This is the most convenient mode of transport to the University. From the airport, tell the taxi driver to head to NTU by use of the ECP, then by the PIE, and later to exit via Pioneer Road.
The ride to the University should cost about S$35 to S$55 depending on the time of travel, and should take approximately 40 minutes. When you enter the campus, ask the driver to follow the CW2010 or NEC direction signs. The ride from the airport is a scenic spectacle, which will take you through Singapore’s central business district. So do have your cameras ready!


By Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Bus

Take the MRT from Changi Airport and alight at the Boon Lay station. This trip will cost you S$1.90 and will take 1 hour and 10 minutes. From the train, switch and board bus 179 or 199, at the Boon Lay bus interchange, which is located right next to the MRT station. Thereafter, alight at B03 "Hall 2" (2729A) if you take bus 179 or B09 "Hall 8" (2720Z) if you take bus 199. The bus trip will cost S$0.90 and should take approximately 20 minutes. After alighting, follow the CW2010 or NEC direction signs. It may be a problem to get a taxi from Boon Lay station after 24:00 hrs.

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Conference banquet

The conference banquet will be held at Marina Mandarin Hotel,
Vanda Ballroom on 21 October 19:00-23:00.

Futuristic lobby of Marina Mandarin hotel. View at Vanda Ballroom

Vanda Ballroom


Cosmopolitan Singapore is a vibrant city which offers a kaleidoscope of activities, sure to keep you occupied, entertained and pleasantly surprised. Situated at one of the most important crossroads in the world, Singapore is a cultural melting pot, which has allowed for the harmonious pairing of both Eastern and Western cultures. A bustling city, Singapore boasts a solid infrastructure and is dubbed as, Asia’s premier exhibition capital. Backed by its superb location, this roaring city provides outstanding facilities and excellent support in every aspect of event planning and coordination. Apart from its reputation for being the region’s leading financial, economic and trading hub, Singapore is also a tropical playground, and a well known family destination that offers something for everyone.


Currency Exchange

Major credit cards are accepted at the Nanyang Executive Centre. Money changers can be found downtown in shopping malls that are open from about 10-11am and close at 10pm. 


Dining in Singapore is a 24 hour, international gastronomic adventure that will fit every budget. Whether you choose to dine in a fancy restaurant or a local ‘kopitiam’ (food-court), your taste-buds will be spoilt for choice. The food culture in Singapore is an extension of its diverse ethnic population.   

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When it comes to fun, Singapore is the perfect destination. With a reputation for being one of the safest countries in the world, you can set your worries aside, relax and immerse yourself in a wide range of leisure activities - from spa treatments to pub-hopping, sightseeing, and non-stop shopping; Singapore has something to fit your every fancy.

This thriving city is also a stage for an ever-growing arts scene. Be spell-bound by the many cultural and modern dance performances, concerts as well as world-class musicals found in this blossoming City for the Arts.

2010 will prove to be an exciting year to visit Singapore. Other than hosting the first ever Youth Olympic Games, Singapore will be unveiling its Integrated Resorts. A multi-billion dollar project, the Integrated Resorts will be a perfect addition to the city’s already bustling entertainment scene.

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Event Calendar


Other than dining, Singaporeans are well known for their love for shopping. Shopping malls can be found throughout the island. The closest shopping complex to the University is Jurong Point, which is located near the Boon Lay MRT. However, if you are looking for a full fledged shopping experience, visit the city’s largest shopping stretch, Orchard Road.    

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Traveling around the City

Getting around Singapore is simple. The entire city is easily accessible through the many different types of public transport. Perhaps the most convenient and cost effective mode of transport is the well-connected and efficient MRT – Singapore’s subway system that dots the entire island.
Metered taxis are also readily available 24 hours a day and can be booked* in advance through the various hotlines. English is a commonly used language in Singapore, so don’t be shy to ask for directions.

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*Please note that booking fees will be charged by the taxi operator.


The climate is warm and welcoming all year round with temperatures ranging between 28°C to about 35°C. For those who enjoy the sun and the beach, Singapore is an ideal place to be.

Places to go

Please note that the fares indicated are approximates, and are dependant on the time of travel as well as traffic conditions which can be quite bad at peak hours. Use taxi fare calculator. All journeys listed are from NTU.  MRT fare will be less than S$ 2 to any destination.


Lobster salad - signature dish of Singapore sea food restaurants

There are many other sea food restaurants there as well. Just across the SKI360 Cable skiing  lagoon there is East Coast Lagoon Food Village. Try BBQ sea-food from stall 43 - highly recommended by the Conference Chair.


BBQ sotong sambal (squid) and stingray - each SGD 10 only!


Singapore video (requires RealPlayer):