The Malaysian currency is Ringgit Malaysia (RM) which comes in notes and coins. Major currencies can be exchanged at most hotels, banks and licensed money changers. One Ringgit Malaysia is approximately USD 0.22
Kuala Lumpur operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 8 hours.
Malaysia’s year-round tropical weather has sunny days with occasional rainfall and the average temperature ranges from 22°C to 32°C.
Business attire is most appropriate for attending conference and business functions. For sightseeing or shopping, light cotton clothing is advised. Most malls and restaurants are air-conditioned.
220–240V AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard UK-type three pin plugs are used.
Bottled mineral water is easily available in shops, restaurants and supermarkets.
Travellers must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum of six months beyond the intended period of visit. Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits. For more information, please check the status in www.kln.gov.my or check with your local consulate. If you require a letter of invitation to facilitate your visa application, please contact the Conference Secretariat.
Getting to Malaysia is easy with over 40 airlines, including Malaysia national carrier - Malaysia Airlines. Malaysia primary gateway is the state-of-the-art Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Visitors can take flights from KLIA to all major cities and towns in the Peninsula as well as Sabah and Sarawak. The national budget airline is AirAsia – which flies the domestic routes as well as some international and Asian routes.
Airlines that operate flights to Kuala Lumpur include:
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This service is operated on a pre-paid coupon basis and is available 24 hours a day. Please purchase the coupons at the Limousine Counter in the International Arrival Hall. The journey from KLIA to the congress venue is around 60 minutes and cost about RM200 per way. Budget taxis are also available. Please purchase coupon at the designated counters.
The KLIA Ekspres service links KLIA and Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station. The journey from KLIA to KL Sentral is 28 minutes. Trains are available every 15 minutes to 20 minutes from KLIA to KL Sentral. From the Sentral Station, passengers may purchase coupons at the taxi counter for the journey to their respective hotels.
The pick-up point for Airport Coach is at the Ground Level of Block C at KLIA. Passengers will disembark at the Hentian Duta where shuttle services are provided free of charge to major hotels in Kuala Lumpur. The journey is one hour to Hentian Duta and another 30 minutes to the congress venue. This costs RM25 per way.
The Light Rail Transit (LRT) covers a distance of 12km and consists of 13 stations. Daily operating hours are between 0600 - 2400. Season tickets can be purchased at any LRT station.
The Kuala Lumpur Monorail system in Malaysia serves 11 stations running 8.6 km and its route starts from Titiwangsa Station to the KL Sentral Station. Daily operation hours are 0600 to 2400 and it is operating at 3-minute intervals.
KTM Komuter operates speedy electric train services from the KL railway station to designated points within the city as well as to Port Klang, Seremban, Kajang and Rawang.
Major bus lines service the city and suburban areas is Rapid KL.
All taxis in KL are fitted with meters and can be hailed at designated taxi stands or booked through phone.
Cars can be hired from car rental agencies. Drivers must be in possession of a valid international driving license. Drivers must always drive on the left side of the road.
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