Venue and transportation details

Getting around

When you register at the conference, you will be given an A5 printout of the guide below. The other side of that printout contains the schedule. It is available here.

Conference venue

Yale-NUS campus at night

Yale-NUS College is a residential liberal arts college that was founded by the National University of Singapore and Yale University in 2011. Its beautiful facilities include a performance hall, lecture spaces, a black box theatre, a library, and a multipurpose hall—all built around a green space and pond.

The conference will enjoy the use of these spaces, and the College is also a convenient launching point for exploring other parts of Singapore.

Yale-NUS campus


  • Catered buffet lunch as well as morning and afternoon coffee, tea, and snacks provided by Grain. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available, and Grain is Halal certified.
  • Closing Banquet at Siri House. Buses will depart from the Oculus at 6:15-6:30 pm on 12 July. Buses will depart Siri House at 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm, making stops at Holland Village MRT station, Buona Vista MRT station, Kent Ridge MRT station, and Prince George Park Residence.
  • There are also numerous food options around UTown. See here for descriptions and hours.

Getting here

The National University of Singapore is located eight kilometers west of the city centre. It has good public transportation links and internal shuttle buses.

The nearest MRT station is Kent Ridge  CC24  on the Circle Line.

Yale-NUS College is located in UTown, in the northeast corner of NUS’ Kent Ridge campus. To get from Kent Ridge MRT to UTown, take the D2 or BTC bus provided by the NUS Internal Shuttle Bus (ISB). There are covered paths from the bus stop to Yale-NUS College.

PDF slides and video of the route from Kent Ridge MRT station to the D2 bus stop towards UTown:

PDF slides (dry weather, wet weather) and video of the route from the UTown bus stop to the Oculus in Yale-NUS College:

Alternatively, you can reach Yale-NUS College from other parts of Singapore by bus. The final stop is the Yale-NUS bus stop bus stop on Clementi Road, serviced by buses 33, 151, 183, or 196.

From the airport

Jewel Changi Airport

If you are coming from Changi Airport, take the Green Line to Buona Vista  EW21  CC22 , then transfer to the Circle Line and exit at Kent Ridge  CC24 . The first train usually departs at 05:31 and the last train at 23:18.

Alternatively, a taxi or a ride-hailing service will get you to NUS in about 30 minutes and costs S$25-S$45. These services are readily available 24 hours a day.

The city

Singapore is a vibrant city-state located just north of the equator at the tip of the Malay peninsula. The island is only 734 square kilometers, yet contains some five million people.

Most Singaporeans are ethnically Chinese, Indian, and Malay, and these different backgrounds combine with global influences to produce a culture of diverse food, architecture, religion, art, and institutions. Many cultural elements reflect their origins, but they also have unique combinations and expressions in Singapore.

Despite being a bustling and efficient metropolis, Singapore is also a "city in a garden". Tended greenery abounds, as do wilder areas in both the island's center and its coasts.

A city in a garden

Where to stay

University housing

There is limited university housing available at a reasonable rate. A single room is S$57 per night for students and S$80 per night for others. Check-in is after 2 p.m. on 9 July and check-out is before 12 p.m. on 13 July. Although we cannot guarantee housing after the 13 May deadline, you can still indicate if you are interested in this option during conference registration. We will then check with the University to see whether any rooms are still available.

Rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with a single bed, a ceiling fan, a writing desk and chair, a bookshelf, a wardrobe and a mobile pedestal. Shower and toilet facilities as well as kitchenettes are located along the common corridors.

PGPR room


APCV 2024 does not block book hotel rooms. Below are some nearby hotels, though this list should not be taken as a recommendation or endorsement. All are in safe areas, with fairly easy access to the conference venue itself.