At 451.9 meters, the Petronas Twin Towers is the world's tallest twin structures. The Twin Towers are the centrepiece of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre which is also home to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Suria KLCC shopping mall, star-rated hotels, a mosque and a beautifully landscaped KLCC Park
Once a wholesale and retail wet market, Central Market is among Kuala Lumpur's most prominent heritage buildings. It is now a hub for all things to do with crafts and ornaments.
Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.
Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre.
With over 90 attractions spread across 88 acres, Sunway Lagoon provides the ultimate theme park experience in 6 adventure zones — Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park & Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon– Asia’s 1st Nickelodeon Themed Land. Book your tickets at sunwaylagoon.com.
In Malaysia, we have wide ranges of food from Indian, Chinese to Malay cuisine.
A classic Malaysian breakfast of Indian derivation, though this flaky finger food is good any time of day
Nasi lemak could be considered Malaysia's national dish—a little banana leaf parcel that cradles a bed of coconut rice with spicy sambal, roasted peanuts, egg.
Rice noodles stir-fried in seconds over a smoking, sparking charcoal fire.
Seafood is a must to try in Malaysia! Crabs are good to go with various choices of gravy from Sweet & Sour, salt and pepper, Kam Heong or Butter.
The conference will be conducted in the English language. Externally, most of the locals are fluent in English and easily converse in the language.
There are many currency exchange outlets available in the airport, major shopping malls, and bank offices, where you may change your currency with the Malaysian currency Ringgit Malaysia (RM).
High temperatures and humid climate. Heavy rain, mostly in the afternoons. We advise attendees to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water.
Below is a list of hospitals you may refer to in the event of an emergency:
In case of an emergency - dial (the call is free within Kuala Lumpur):
Shops are generally open between the hours of 10:00 - 22:00. Banking hours are between the hours of 09:30 - 16:00. Government offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
All our main shopping malls and department stores accept credit cards. Major credit cards such as Visa, and MasterCard (American Express is also available, though not in as many places) are accepted. However, check with the store or restaurant on their card use terms before you shop or dine there. Also, keep in mind to bring some Ringgit Malaysia (RM) cash for good measure.
In Kuala Lumpur tipping is not necessary. The more expensive hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge to their bills. While tipping is not expected, it is appreciated in places where there is no service charge or where one is given truly exceptional service.
Smoking is not permitted in hospitals/clinics, airports, public lifts and toilets, air-conditioned restaurants, public transport, government premises, shopping complexes and private spaces with central air-conditioning.