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Unwind after OMRS15 with fellow attendees after the event.
Attendees may choose from a wide variety of dining options in the SMU Food & Beverage outlets in the underground concourse, or from nearby establishments.
Join OpenMRS volunteer Mayank Sharma in an exploration of Singapore's Little India!
Little India is, as the name promises, the centre for the large Indian community in Singapore. While a rather sanitized version of the real thing, Little India retains its distinct identity without degenerating into a mere tourist attraction and is one of the most colourful and attractive places to visit in Singapore.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is the area's busiest and oldest temple, dating back to 1881 — although the present structure was completed in 1986. The temple is particularly busy on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Be sure to take your shoes off before venturing inside.
The thing to eat in Little India is obviously Indian food. Both southern and northern cuisines are well represented, food is cheap even by Singaporean standards, portions are generous and vegetarians in particular will have a field day. Note that these are authentic Indian places and people around you will be eating the way Indians do, namely by hand — it's best to shed your inhibitions and dig in, although cutlery can be provided on request.
Mustafa Centre is Singapore's supreme discount department store: floor after floor of absolutely everything at what some say are rock-bottom prices, ranging from Rolex watches and washing machines to fresh mangoes, bags of lentils, tailored suits and airline tickets. Open 24 hours; the exchange counters in front are probably the best place in Singapore to exchange any currency you can think of (and many you can't) at competitive rates.
ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED. You must purchase additional tickets (which include round-trip transportation, admission ticket, and tram ride) in advance through the tour vendor at: http://www.localsingaporetours.c...
For more information about the Night Safari, see: http://www.nightsafari.com.sg/
If you are staying in one of Singapore's major hotels you will be picked up from your hotel and taken in an air-conditioned vehicle to Singapore Night Safari. If your hotel is not a pick-up point, then you should arrange to arrive at the assembly point at the Tourist and Transit Hub #01-05 at the Singapore Flyer, 15 minutes before the tour starts. The journey will take about 30 minutes and you can enjoy an onboard commentary in English on the way.
The world's first wildlife park custom-built for visits at night, the Singapore Night Safari is an experience unlike any other. Nestled in 40 hectares of lush secondary forest, it offers visitors the chance to observe the activity and atmosphere of a tropical jungle at night.
Arriving at the venue, you will board a tram for your exciting safari. As you roam the jungle in complete safety and comfort, you can enjoy an onboard commentary in English. You will wend your way across a night landscape that includes the following habitats and animals:
• Himalayan foothills:look for Himalayan tahr, blue sheep, and vultures
• Nepalese River Valley: inhabitants include the otter, wolf, great one-horned rhinoceros, jackal and sambar deer
• Indian subcontinent: home to striped hyena, Gir lion, sloth bear
• Equatorial Africa: look for giraffe, serval, spotted hyena, bongo and hippo
• Indo-Malayan region: hog deer, bearded pig and Malayan tiger live here
• Asian riverine forest: watch for tapir, red dog, Asian elephant and banteng (wild cattle)
• South American pampas: home to maned wolf, capybara and giant anteater
• Burmese hillside: features the gaur (wild ox) and brow-antlered deer
At around 2100h (9:00pm) you will be invited to view the Creatures of the Night Show. Get ready for the nonstop action with a star cast that includes puma, barn owls, python, raccoons and more. The show demonstrates the behavior and incredible abilities of the animals, from predatory to survival skills. The Creatures of the Night Show lasts around 30 minutes.
Afterwards, you will be driven back to your hotel/ starting point in Singapore.
This optional post-conference for attendees provides an option to unwind after the event while enjoying the food, drinks, and entertainment options at Clarke Quay. Break into small groups & see why this location is one of Singapore's most exciting nightlife areas! Meeting point & time to be announced.
8th–14th December 2015