Travel Information


Visa Requirements:

All citizens require a valid passport to enter Malaysia with a validity period of six months beyond the length of their stay. Participants are strongly advised to make sure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Malaysia. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa may also be required. Please visit the official website of the Immigration Department of Malaysia http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa to find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence, and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Malaysia. It is highly recommended to start the process a minimum of 2 ½ months prior to your arrival. Please contact your nearest Malaysian consulate or embassy in your country of residence for further information.

Connectivity

You may find flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) via the following airlines:

  Malaysia Airlines
  Singapore Airlines
  Garuda Indonesia

  Air Asia
  Emirates
  Air India

  Malindo Air
  Biman Bangladesh Airlines
  Qatar Airways

We highly recommend Air Asia for an affordable and hassle free booking of your flight. For more information on flights to KUL, please visit www.klia.com.my


SIGHTSEEING IN KUALA LUMPUR

Petronas Twin Tower
PETRONAS Twin Tower

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

Central Market
Central Market

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
Batu Caves

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.

Sunway Lagoon
Sunway Lagoon

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.


DINING

In Malaysia, we have wide ranges of food from Indian, Chinese to Malay cuisine.

Roti Canai
Roti Canai

A classic Malaysian breakfast of Indian derivation, though this flaky finger food is good any time of day

Nasi Lemak
Nasi Lemak

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.

Char Kuey Teow
Char Kuey Teow

Rice noodles stir-fried in seconds over a smoking, sparking charcoal fire.

Seafood
Seafood

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.


Language

The conference will be conducted in the English language. Externally, most of the locals are fluent in English and easily converse in the language.

Currency

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).

Climate

High temperatures and humid climate. Heavy rain, mostly in the afternoons. We advise attendees to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Nearby Hospitals

Below is a list of hospitals you may refer to in the event of an emergency:

Emergency

In case of an emergency - dial (the call is free within Kuala Lumpur):

  • Ambulance: 999
  • Police: 999
  • Fire: 994

shopping

Business Hours

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.

Electrical Plugs

240V, 50Hz


Local Time

Standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Credit Cards

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.

Gratuities

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 Restrictions

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.

Address

    AAR 2017 Secretariat

  • 4, Lengkungan Jenjarom,
    Taman Seputeh, 58000
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • secretariat@aar2017.com
  • www.radiologymalaysia.org

Organiser

    College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

  • Unit 2.4 (Suite 1) Enterprise 3B,
    Jalan Innovasi 1, Technology Park Malaysia,
    Lebuhraya Puchong-Sungei Besi,
    57000 Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
  • +603 8994 2808
  • secretariat@radiologymalaysia.org