Welcome to the 2nd edition of the
                             ESTRO meets Asia congress
                             in Singapore!
                             Singapore, the Lion City, from the Sanskrit words simha (lion) and pura (city),
                             has thrived as a fascinating hub since its independence in 1965.

PLAN YOUR VISIT          4   The cosmopolitan city-state offers an exciting blend of the vibrant bustle
                             of a modern metropolis and the rich cultural heritage of its Chinese, Malay,
                             Indian, Eurasian, and expat population.
METRO MAP                7
                             Singapore also attests to its global appeal with culture, arts, architecture,
                             hospitality and cuisines on the crossroads of East and West.
                             As a hub for all kinds of innovations, the city-state was the ideal location for
                             the first ESTRO meets Asia congress, aiming at presenting the state of the
Join the conversation!       art in radiation oncology. Bringing all the disciplines of our area together,
                             we are pleased to introduce you to our most international, educative and
                             collaborative congress yet, with teaching lectures, symposia, roundtable
                             discussions, proffered papers, debates and of course industry exhibition.
                             We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore!


    company/estro_rt            Prof Umberto Ricardi
    #ESTROAsia19                ESTRO meets Asia Conference Chair

Venue                                                 ESTRO will not be liable for any theft or damage
             Singapore Expo                                        to property and/or persons caused on site during
             Max Atria entrance                                    the Congress, by any factor whatsoever, unless
             1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150                           there has been a fault, intent or deliberate
                                                                   recklessness on the part of ESTRO. ESTRO shall
                                                                   not be held responsible in the event of poisoning

                                                                   or food intoxication during the event.
             An exhibition featuring equipment and medical
             publishers will be held in the exhibition area.
             The opening of the exhibition will be on Friday       Official language

             6 December 2019 at 9:30. The exhibition will          The official language of the congress is English.
             remain open from Friday 6 December to Sunday          No simultaneous translation will be provided.
             8 included. Entrance is free for all registered
             participants. Companies and publishers who            Luncheon and refreshments
             would like to participate in the exhibition may       The registration fee for the conference includes
             obtain more detailed information from the             coffee breaks and lunch to all participants and
             ESTRO Office.                                         exhibitors wearing their conference badges.

             For additional information, please do not hesitate
             to contact:
                                                                   Posters will be displayed in the poster area
             Hande Yilmaz
                                                                   during the conference.
             Tel: +32 2 775 93 41
                                                                   Satellite Symposia
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                                                                   lunch breaks. The programmes of the symposia
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                                                                   will be published on the ESTRO website.
             medical, travel or personal insurance. In the event
             of unforeseen or serious circumstances beyond
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             its control, ESTRO shall be entitled to cancel or
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             damages incurred as a consequence of such a
             cancellation or change. All delegates are urged
             to take personal travel insurance.

Plan your
Visas                                                How to reach Singapore Expo Exhibition and             SMS “BOOKsix-digit postal code” to
Nationals from a large majority of countries do      Convention Centre                                      71222. Fares start from $3.
not require visas for visits of a 30-day duration    Singapore EXPO is located in the eastern part
provided they are in possession of recognised        of Singapore, and only one Mass Rapid Transit          There are numerous taxis available in Singapore
and valid travel documents, adequate funds and       (MRT) stop or a 5-minute drive from Changi             that offer reliable services. The taxi fare from the
return or onward tickets.                            International Airport, and a 15-minute drive from      airport to Singapore EXPO is about $15 and to                                       the Central Business District (CBD).                   the city about $20, subject to surcharges.

                                                     By Bus                                                 By Train
Time zone                                                                                                   The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is probably
                                                     There are several bus services available to reach
Singapore Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of                                                                 the fastest way to get around Singapore and
                                                     Singapore EXPO. Services numbers 12, 24 and
GMT. Singapore is 1 hour behind Tokyo, 3 hours                                                              is renowned for being one of the cleanest and
                                                     38 stop near the main entrance of ESTRO Meets
behind Sydney, 7 hours ahead of London, 12                                                                  most efficient transport systems in the world.
                                                     Asia (Bus stop no. 96029).
hours ahead of New York.                                                                                    To get from Singapore Changi Airport to the
                                                     By Car                                                 city, passengers need to transfer to the west
Singapore Changi Airport                             Situated at the crossroads of 3 main expressways       bound train at Tanah Merah train station. The
The sixth busiest international airport in the       – East Coast Parkway, Pan Island Expressway            last train service leaving Changi Airport station
world, Singapore Changi Airport is one of the        and Tampines Expressway, Singapore EXPO is             which would allow a transfer to the last west
major air hubs in Asia, and most likely your entry   a 15-minute drive from the CBD and a 5-minute          bound train at Tanah Merah station departs at
point into Singapore. It serves more than 100        ride to Changi International Airport.                  11:18pm.
international airlines flying to some 300 cities
in 70 countries worldwide. A flight takes off or     By Taxi                                                Singapore EXPO has a dedicated MRT station
lands approximately every 90 seconds.                Taxis are one of the handiest ways to get to           next to Hall 6, which is also an interchange                                places not served by the bus or MRT. Estimated         station, part of the Changi Airport branch line
                                                     taxi fares from Singapore Changi Airport to the        of the East-West Line and the Downtown Line in
                                                     city is SGD 30 and takes about 30 minutes. Cabs        the Tampines planning area. Trains arrive every
                                                     are metered and there is an additional surcharge       5 minutes from Changi International Airport
                                                     for all trips originating at the airport. Taxi lines   and Tanah Merah MRT station. A direct, more
                                                     can be found at most shopping malls, hotels            convenient way to arrive at Singapore EXPO is
                                                     and tourist attractions, or you can hail a taxi        through the Downtown Line. It now takes only
        NETWORKING EVENING                           on the street. For immediate or advanced taxi          30 minutes from CBD areas such as Clarke Quay,
                                                     bookings, you can contact Dial-A-Cab hotline at        Marina Bay and River Valley.
        A networking evening will be held in the     6342-5222. Your call will be routed to the best
        exhibition area on Friday 6 December at      available taxi company. Alternatively, you can         The MRT, which runs from 05:30 to 00:30 daily,
        the end of the session day.                                                                         is the most practical and environmentally and

cost friendly way to get from your hotel to the       major shopping centres and big department           You can register for a free public Wi-Fi account
Singapore EXPO Convention Centre and back.            stores. Major credit cards are widely accepted.     with your passport number at any Wireless@SG
                                                      Singapore has an extensive ATM network that         hotspot and receive login details via an SMS text
Visitors should be advised that no food or drink      will give cash advances on major credit cards and   message sent to your mobile number (overseas
of any sort is allowed on the MRT.                    allow cash withdrawals with affiliated ATM cards.   charges may apply). Alternatively, you can buy                                                                                           a local prepaid SIM card from telcos M1, Singtel                                                                                         and StarHub to access Wireless@SG via the new
                                                      Voltage                                             SIM-based login feature.
                                                      The standard electrical current in Singapore is
Accommodation                                         220/240 volts AC 50 Hz. British BS1363 three-
Sing Express Travel is the appointed official         pronged square pin power plugs are used. You        Drinking water
housing agent for ESTRO Meets Asia 2019. And          may need an adaptor to fit the local electrical     The water in Singapore passes World Health
has blocked a variety of hotel rooms at attractive    receptacles. You may also need a converter to       Organization standards, making it perfectly safe
rates. Make sure you secure a room at your            change the voltage.                                 to drink water from the tap.
preferred hotel as soon as possible as availability
is limited. More information.
                                                      Smoking is prohibited in all air-conditioned
Weather                                               areas, such as shopping centres, restaurants,
Singapore is hot and humid all year-round, with       and the MRT. Public outdoor spaces sometimes
temperatures usually reaching over 25°C/80F.          also prohibit smoking. Look out for specially
Be prepared for rain at any time, which can           designated smoking areas.
be torrential, but is usually brief. Wear layers
as indoor venues often have powerful air
                                                      Tipping is not widely practiced in Singapore, as
                                                      most hotels and restaurants apply a default 10%
Language                                              service charge.
Singapore has four official languages: English,
Malay, Tamil and Mandarin Chinese.
English is the working language and is widely
                                                      Singapore is ranked the World’s Second and
spoken throughout Singapore.
                                                      Asia’s Most Network Ready Country by the
                                                      World Economic Forum (WEF). Within Singapore,
Currency                                              the broadband network reaches 99% of the
The currency in Singapore is the Singapore dollar.    population. Many areas of the city centre and
Some foreign currencies are also accepted in          the civic district have wireless network access.

Welcome to Singapore!
                                                        Did you know?
Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, a
natural meeting point of sea routes, Singapore
has flourished throughout history as a trading
post. The modern Singapore we know today             1.	Singapore consists of one main island and 63
was founded in 1819 by Sir Thomas Stamford               small ones, most of which are uninhabited.
Raffles as a British entrepot trading station        2.	The national symbol of Singapore is the
that attracted immigrants from China, India,             Merlion. Its fish body symbolises its humble
the Malay archipelago, and beyond.                       beginnings as a fishing village when it was
                                                         called Temasek (Sea Town’ in Old Javanese).
Singapore declared independence on 9 August              Its lion head represents Singapore’s original
1965, and has continued to thrive. Through               name, Singapura, (Lion City in Malay). You can
global trade links and the establishment of              meet the myth at the waterfront Merlion Park.
Free Trade Areas, Singapore has become a
highly developed market-based economy and            3.	In 2008, Singapore held the world’s first
one of the world’s major financial centres.              Formula 1 Grand Prix night race.

                                                     4.	The famous Raffles Singapore Hotel is where
One of the 20 smallest countries and the
                                                         the Singapore Sling, a world-renowned cocktail,
second most densely populated sovereign
                                                         was invented around 1915. It is made from
nation in the world, Singapore is home to a
                                                         gin, cherry brandy, Cointreau, Benedictine,
multi-ethnic population of around 5.4 million,
                                                         grenadine, pineapple, lime juice and Angostura
a quarter of whom are foreign expatriates
and workers. This exciting cultural melting
pot translates best in the varied, delectable        5.	Gordon Ramsay lost to local hawkers in a 2013
cuisines that make Singapore such a food                 cook-off challenge.
                                                     6.	The lyrics to the Singapore national anthem
Singapore presents an exciting cocktail of               are in Malay and printed in micro-text on the
cosmopolitan energy, multi-cultural charm                back of the SGD 1,000 note.
and business innovation. Extend your visit           7.	Singapore is also known as the ‘city in a garden’:
after ESTRO meets Asia to discover that this             Almost 50% of the city is greenery. Bukit Timah,
city-state is so much more than a “red dot”.             one of four nature reserves, has more species
                                                         of trees than the whole of North America.


Marina Bay                            Singapore River                         Orchard Road                           Chinatown
A life of modern luxury               Where it all began                      Every shopper’s paradise               A story of Chinese heritage

Home to super-stylish hotels,         During the colonial days of the past,   Orchard Road has been voted as         Designated as a conservation
exclusive nightlife spots, fine       the Singapore River was a bustling      one of the top shopping streets        precinct, Chinatown has, over the
dining destinations and world-class   hub for trade and commerce. Today,      in the world, alongside illustrious    years, cultivated its own unique
theatre venues, all of which are      the 3km river, consisting of Clarke     counterparts like Paris’s Champs-      identity. Its well-preserved and
connected by a beautiful waterfront   Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson           Élysées and New York’s Fifth Avenue.   historical shophouses, converted
promenade. Walk along the bay for     Quay, is abuzz, this time with an       It’s famous for good reason as it’s    into modern bars and restaurants,
scenic views, which are best seen     interesting array of cultural, dining   home to nearly 800,000sqm of high      are a charming blend of old and
in the evening when there is also a   and nightlife spots. Take a ride on     fashion and massmarket retailers.      new.
spectacular daily light show.         the River Taxi and explore the vibe     There are also top-notch dining
                                      of each Quay.                           and nightlife venues where you can
                                                                              unwind after a long day of meetings.
Little India                          Kampong Glam                               Joo Chiat/Katong                          Bras Basah.Bugis
A buzzing ethnic district             The glamour of Malay delights              Home of the Peranakans                    A vibrant arts precinct

A cacophony of car horns, bicycle     Once a Malay enclave, Kampong              Peranakans are the descendants            For a slice of Singapore’s rich
bells and vibrant chatter of its      Glam has an eclectic blend of              of the early Chinese immigrants           heritage, preserved architecture
residents welcome you to Little       history, culture and a super-trendy        to the Malay archipelago and              and palpable energy, head to the
India. It is one of the most lively   lifestyle scene: from the landmark         British Malaya. Discover Peranakan        heart of the city’s civic centre.
and culturally authentic districts    Sultan Mosque and the intriguing           culture as you stroll past heritage       Museums, monuments, and
of Singapore. Take in the sights,     Istana (palace), to the colourful          shophouses, quaint stores and             art schools abound in one of
sounds and smells of the area as      Haji Lane and Arab Street, and the         eateries in this charming corner          Singapore’s oldest districts.
you immerse yourself in a truly       bustling night markets.                    of east Singapore. Once filled with
Indian experience.                                                               coconut plantations, this residential
                                                                                 district is also one of the city’s best
                                                                                 foodie destinations.

4. Peace and reflection                                  7. Sentosa
   Top 10 things to do                               Step away from the hustle and bustle of the              Sentosa island is Singapore’s favourite leisure
                                                     city in these places of worship fit for all faiths.      destination with exciting attractions, golden
                                                     The Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam was built              beaches, renowned golf courses, a yachting
                                                     in 1824 for the first Sultan of Singapore. It has        marina, luxurious retreats, and more than 200
1. Gardens by the Bay                                a massive golden dome and huge prayer hall.              dining options. A playground for all, Sentosa is
In 2012, Gardens by the Bay won the World            The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown               just 15 minutes away from the central business
Building of the Year at the World Architecture       hosts a 27-foot tall statue of Maitreya Buddha,          and shopping districts.
Festival. Three waterfront gardens span 101          as well as the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic. Sri
                                                     Veeramakaliamman Temple in Little India is
hectares of reclaimed land. Their most distinctive                                                            8. Singapore Flyer
feature is the Supertrees Grove in Bay East          dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, and built
                                                                                                              At a height of 165m, Singapore Flyer is the
Garden. These stunning manmade trees are             in the style of South Indian Tamil temples.
                                                                                                              world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel outside
up to 16 storeys tall. Visitors can stroll between
                                                                                                              the United States. It promises more than just a
two Supertrees on elevated walkways and enjoy
                                                                                                              view, but a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s
treetop views of the gardens and catch the 
                                                                                                              skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia
evening light show.                                                                                           and Indonesia.                           5. Peranakan Museum
                                                     The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of
                                                                                                              9. Singapore Food Trail
2. Hawker Centre                                     Southeast Asia’s mixed ethnic communities
                                                                                                              Be transported back to a bygone era in this
A hawker centre is an open air food complex          descendant from ancient world traders. Installed
                                                                                                              unique 1960s themed food street. Reminisce
that houses many stalls that sell a variety of       in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built
                                                                                                              about carefree good old days while savouring
inexpensive local dishes. Must-try items are the     in 1912, this intimate museum has one of the
                                                                                                              the rich flavours of Singapore’s most popular
famous chicken rice, laksa (Peranakan noodles        most compre-hensive collections of objects that
                                                                                                              local fare.
in spicy, creamy broth), savoury carrot cake, and    illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive
char kway teow (stir-fried rice noodles).            visual arts of the Peranakans.
                                                                          10. Singapore River Cruise
                                                                                                              Start where Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped
3. National Museum of Singapore                                                                               foot on Singapore and cruise down the Singapore
Singapore’s oldest museum is a progressive           6. Sands SkyPark®                                        River from there. Admire waterfront attractions,
showcase of the country’s history and culture.       Perched 200 metres in the air, this is a roof
                                                                                                              such as the Merlion, and behold the contrast
In the year Singapore celebrates 50 years of         like no other. With an infinity pool, observation
                                                                                                              between the rich old-world architecture of the
independence, it’s a superb opportunity to           deck, lush gardens, top-notch restaurants, and
                                                                                                              quays and the modern skyscrapers in the central
explore its unique culture and history.              rooftop bars, Sands SkyPark® is a destination
                                                                                                              business district.                                in its own right.

Famous Singapore foods

Hainanese Chicken Rice                                 Laksa                                                Chilli Crab
Singapore’s unofficial national dish can be found      Just the right balance of spice and coconut milk,    A messy, sweet and spicy treat, this is as much
at nearly every dining spot: from humble hawker        this distinctive noodle soup has a spicy stock the   about the fun of eating as the taste. The steamed
centres to high-end restaurants. The chicken is        colour of a flaming sunset, and is topped with       crab is smothered in a spicy tomatobased sauce
blanched until it is fully cooked, then served with    cockles, prawns and fishcakes.                       and small dough balls are used to mop up the
oily rice cooked in chicken stock with ginger and                                                           remains. Top tip: wear the bib!
pandan leaves, and with a tangy, spicy chilli sauce.
                                                       Fish Head Curry
                                                       This scintillating stew combines curry with          Kopi
Char Kway Teow                                         vegetables and the whole head of a Red Snapper       A dark, full bodied brew from coffee beans that
These stir-fried flat rice noodles are a local         fish. It is served with a mix of vegetables such     have been roasted in sugar and butter and
favourite comfort food.                                as okra and eggplant. Not for the squeamish!         can be served with condensed or evaporated
                                                                                                            milk and sugar. Don’t miss the local Kopitiams
                                                                                                            throughout the city serving this local speciality.

Great places to eat and drink

Jumbo Seafood
One of the most well-known stops for chilli crab.
The five outlets each offer a distinctive menu in
addition to the awardwinning signature dishes.

Lau Pa Sat
Built in the 19th century, Lau Pa Sat or Telok
Ayer Market is the grande dame of markets in
Singapore. It blends history, striking architecture
and scrumptious local food into one heady
experience. A true Singapore landmark, it was
gazetted as a national monument in 1973.

Palm Beach                                            Makansutra Glutton’s Bay
Since its inception, Palm Beach Seafood has           Surrounded by retro-inspired push-carts and
been providing Singaporeans and visitors alike        offering a spectacular view of the Marina Bay
with a uniquely Singaporean dining experience         skyline, this open-air, moon-lit food centre
with its affordable and quality seafood               offering a wide range of famous local treats                              is a hotspot for visitors and the sleepless in
Maxwell Road Hawker Centre
With food so good, and at such reasonable prices,
iconic Maxwell in the heart of Chinatown is easily
one of Singapore’s most beloved hawker centres
with more than 100 stalls to choose from.
A 1 Kadayanallur Street \ MRT Chinatown

― LOCAL ACCLAIMED                                      ― SCENIC SPOTS
Chatterbox                                             1-Altitude                                           Sky on 57
Feast on award-winning Mandarin Chicken Rice,          The world’s highest al-fresco bar, 1-Altitude        Located at the Sands SkyPark, the highest point
a household name and bestselling item on the           perches at the very top of Singapore’s third         of Marina Bay Sands, Sky on 57 offers an array
menu since the restaurant opened in 1971.              tallest skyscraper. The views are vertiginous, the   of modern Asian cuisine delivered against a
A 5/F Mandarin Orchard, 333 Orchard Road               clientele exclusive and the drinks are something     spectacular bird’s eye view of the city.
metro: Somerset                                        special indeed. Be sure to dress smart.              A Sands Skypark Tower 1,                                                           10 Bayfront Avenue
                                                                                                            metro: Bayfront
Iggy’s                                                 Lantern                                    
One of the top regional restaurants and number 26      A rooftop pool bar at the Fullerton Bay Hotel with
in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants      some of the best views of Marina Bay, Lantern        LeVeL33
list, Iggy’s offers a menu incorporating ideas and     also has a couple of resident DJs. Sink into a       The world’s highest urban craft brewery, with
ingredients from Europe, Asia and Australia.           couch, sip on some Champagne and soak in             stunning views of Marina Bay, continues to draw
A The Hilton Singapore, Level 3, 581 Orchard Road      the atmosphere of the side of Singapore usually      the corporate crowd with beers that stay true
metro: Orchard                                         seen in postcards.                                   to European brewing traditions, top-class food                                          and sophisticated indoor and outdoor settings.
Din Tai Fung                                           Salt Grill and Sky Bar
With branches all across the city, you’re never        Enjoy sky-high dining set against the backdrop
too far from one of these affordable Michelin          of the breath-taking city skyline. Both restaurant
star awarded Taiwanese restaurants to indulge          and bar showcase Australian celebrity chef Luke
in their signature steamed pork dumplings.             Mangan’s expertise in modern Australian cuisine.                                  A 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Level 55 & 56
                                                       metro: Orchard
Les Amis                                     
Featuring contemporary European cuisine and
one of the largest cellars of fine wine in Southeast
Asia, Les Amis is among Singapore’s best fine
dining experiences.
A 1 Scotts Road, #02-16 Shaw Centre
metro: Orchard

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3. Marina Bay Sands / Raffles Hotel Singapore
4. Peranakan houses in Joo Chiat & Katong
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