Singapore sits just off the southern tip of the Malay peninsula, and although it’s a relatively small city-state, it’s incredibly wealthy – it’s the world’s fourth largest global financial centre – operates an open and trade driven economy and is a leading global business hub.
It’s location not only puts it at the point where the major east and west shipping lanes converge, it also means 50% of the world’s population can fly there within six hours.
If you’re trading with Singapore, it’s worth having a cost-effective and reliable international conference call provider – so here’s how to set up a call in a few simple steps…
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Singapore
Go to ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN and then click on ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template.
Enter the time, date and subject of the proposed conference call, choose UK and Singapore dial-in codes, then click ‘Copy this invitation’, paste it into an email and to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843
– Singapore participants dial 3138-9320
Your conference call is ready to begin!
Where is Singapore?
A sovereign state situated in Southeast Asia, the Republic of Singapore lies in the southern tip of Malay Peninsula, and has many neighbouring countries including Thailand, Bangkok, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on traveling to Singapore?
Thousands of tourists and business professionals travel from the UK to Singapore each year without any incident, and so the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are not currently issuing any specific travel advice.
But it is worth noting there are a number of local laws you’ll need to be aware of before travelling, else you could find yourself in some serious hot water.
It’s illegal to drink alcohol in public places from 10:30pm to 7am and all day on weekends in specific areas and designated Liquor Control Zones. Offenders will be fined, but if you’re found guilty of being drunk and disorderly you might not just be fined, you could be imprisoned or even beaten with a cane, as corporal punishment (caning) is very much a thing in Singapore.
The FCO also highlights an increased risk of terrorism in the area.
On the plus side, violent crime is rare, but you should be wary of bag snatching.
For more information, go to GOV.UK
What’s the best time to call Singapore from the UK?
Sitting some 10,000 miles and almost 14 hours away from the UK, you’ll not want to making too many trips to and from Singapore.
And if you’re looking to set up a conference call you should bear in mind the the time difference is eight hours ahead of the UK – that’s a whole working day, meaning they’ll be clocking out as you’re clocking in!