Associate Professor, Economics & Head, Master of Management (Urban Transportation) Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences
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The official currency in Singapore is the Singapore dollar (SGD). It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign ‘$’ or ‘S$’. Notes come in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$1,000 and S$10,000 and coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S$1.
It is recommended to exchange your currency at banks, airport or currency exchange booths. Credit cards are widely accepted in Singapore, but carrying some cash with you is advisable, especially for smaller transactions.
Singapore has a tropical climate and is hot and humid all year-round with temperatures ranging between 25°C to 33°C. It is advisable to bring lightweight and breathable clothing. You should also bring along an umbrella or raincoat to be prepared for rain which can be torrential but usually brief.
The electrical current used in Singapore is 220 to 240 volts AC, 50 Hz. You can use a three-pronged type G plug, which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. If your device uses a different type of plug, you may need to bring an adapter.
James Park is Fitbit vice president and general manager, Google, as well as co-founder of Fitbit. In his role, James leads the team responsible for development of wearables at Google. With a commitment to innovation, James and his team aim to make health more accessible, fun and achievable by offering a range of affordable, cross-platform devices.
James co-founded Fitbit alongside Eric Friedman in 2007 with a vision to make the world healthier, through hardware, software and services that give people a better understanding of their health and wellness. Since its founding, Fitbit has sold millions of devices across 100 countries, pioneering the wearables industry to make fitness tracking a cultural phenomenon and redefining how the world thinks and learns about health and wellness.
Previously, James was director of product development at CNET Networks. He also served as president and co-founder of Wind-Up Labs, Inc., an online photo-sharing company that was acquired by CNET Networks in 2005, and chief technology officer and co-founder of Epesi Technologies, Inc., a business-to-business software company.
Rohini Mathur is a Professor and Chair of Health Data Science at Queen Mary University of London, specialising in the application of precision medicine approaches in globally diverse datasets to address health inequalities, particularly around cardiometabolic disease. Professor Mathur has active collaborations with colleagues across India, Singapore and Thailand. She was previously Associate Professor at LSHTM, where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Wellcome Trust examining ethnic inequalities in the care and outcomes of type 2 diabetes, and was a member of the OpenSAFELY collaborative working on a range of COVID-19 related projects. She completed an undergraduate degree in public health at the University of Waterloo in Canada, followed by an MSc and PhD at LSHTM.
Beverly Lorraine Ho is the Assistant Secretary of the Public Health Services Team of the Department of Health. As Assistant Secretary of PHST, she leads the development, implementation, and monitoring of standards, policies, and programs for population- and individual-based health services. She also oversees the Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Epidemiology Bureau, and Health Promotion Bureau.
Prior to this, she was the Health Promotion Bureau Director, which leads the implementation of policies and programs that promote healthy behaviors and support conducive environments for health and the Director of the Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, which leads the primary care integration of various health programs. She previously served as the Chief of the Research Division of the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau, where her efforts significantly contributed to the passage of key legislation on sugar-sweetened beverage taxes, tobacco taxes, and universal health care. She has also worked for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and the Asian Development Bank.
Bev is a fellow of the Maurice Greenberg World Fellows Program at Yale University, the Equity Initiative, and the Atlantic Institute. She holds an MD from the University of the Philippines and an MPH in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Fulbright Scholar
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan was appointed as the inaugural Chief Health Scientist and concurrently, Executive Director of the new Office for Healthcare Transformation in Singapore’s Ministry of Health since 1 January 2018.
Before joining MOHT Professor Tan served as President of the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2008 to 2017. Prior to that he also held the positions of NUS Provost, then Senior Deputy President between the years of 2004 and 2008. He was former Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine and served as the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, from 2000 to 2004, where he was responsible for leading the public health response to the 2003 SARS epidemic. More recently, he was appointed member of the Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination in 2020, which advises the government on Singapore’s vaccination strategy.
In 2022, Professor Tan was were conferred The Distinguished Service Order. His other awards include the Public Service Star in 2003 for outstanding contributions to overcoming SARS in Singapore; the Public Administration Gold Medal in 2004 for his work as Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health; and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2015. He was awarded the National Science and Technology Medal in 2008 and is the first Singaporean to be elected as an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine.
A renal physician, Professor Tan obtained his medical training at NUS, and research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford.