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Malaysia enjoys tropical weather throughout the year, it has sunny days with occasional rainfall.  Due to its proximity to water, the weather is often quite humid. The average temperature ranges from 24°C to 34°C at sea level, however highlands have cooler temperatures .

Time Zone

Malaysia is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).


Malaysian Ringgit is the currency of Malaysia, it comes in notes and coins.  Major currency can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and licensed money changers based in most shopping malls in cities. 

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. 


Business attire is most appropriate for attending conference and business functions. Malaysia is hot and humid, for leisure activities, clothing made of lightweight and breathable material is advised. Most malls and restaurants are air-conditioned. 


The standard voltage is 240V and the frequency is 50Hz. Standard UK type 3-square-pin plug is used. 


Drink water that has been treated (boiled, filtered or bottled water). Bottled mineral water is easy available in convenient store, supermarkets, and restaurants across the country.   

Entry Requirements / Passport / Travel Documents

Travellers must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum of 6 months beyond the intended period of visit. For more information, please check the status in or check with your local consulate. If you require a letter of invitation to facilitate your visa application, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Access by Air

There are more than 40 airlines providing flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) serves as the primary gateway for tourists travelling into Malaysia. 

Airline that provides flights into KL include:

  • Malaysia Airline

  • AirAsia

  • Air France

  • American Airlines

  • British Airways

  • Cathay Pacific

  • China Airlines

  • China Southern Airlines

  • Emirates

  • Etihad Airways

  • Garuda Indonesia

  • Japan AIrlines

  • JetStar

  • KLM

  • Lufthansa

  • Qantas

  • Qatar Airways

  • Royal Brunei Airways

  • Saudi Airlines

  • Singapore Airlines

  • Thai Airways

  • Turkish Airlines

  • Virgin Australia


Malaysia has a well-established infrastructure system that facilitate smooth intra-city and inter-state road travel.  Most cities and towns in Malaysia have public transport. In Kuala Lumpur, public transportation consist of buses, taxis, express trains, monorail and light rail transit that all connect every part of the city.  If you plan on mostly using public transit, however, pick up a Touch ‘n Go (TnG) card to use on most public transportation.

From KLIA to Hotel / Conference Venue

  • 24 hours Airport Limousine service is operated on a pre-paid coupon basis, the coupon is available at the Limousine Counter in the International Arrival Hall.  The journey from KLIA to hotel or CCEC is about 70 minutes.  Budget taxis are also available, kindly purchase coupons at the designated counter.  

  • The KLIA Ekspres service links KLIA/KLIA2 and Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station.  Trains to KL Sentral are available every 15 to 20 minutes.  The journey from KLIA/KLIA2 to KL Sentral is 28 minutes (KLIA) and 33 minutes (KLIA2).   

  • Airport Coach service is also available.  The pick-up point for Airport Coach is at the Ground Level of Block C in KLIA and at Level 1 of the gateway@klia2 mall in KLIA2 for ticket booking and bus boarding.  Passengers will disembark at the KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

  • From KL Sentral Station, travellers may hire a taxi for their journey to respective hotels.  Taxi coupons are available at the taxi counter. 

Getting Around Kuala Lumpur

  • Buses are an easy and efficient way to get around Kuala Lumpur.  Bus operators include RapidKL, GoKL, KL Hop-on Hop-off, Cityliner, and SJ Bus.  GO KL City Bus covers most of the tourist hotspots, like Bukit Bintang and Chinatown.

  • Taxi is a flexible option to get from one point to another, travellers may hail one from the road.  Grab and MyCar are another easy option to take. Grab and MyCar mobile applications can be easily downloaded from AppStore or Google Play. 

  • Kuala Lumpur is linked by 5 major rail lines: The RapidKL LRT (Light Rail Transit), KL Monorail, KTM Komuter, ERL Transit (Express Rail Link) and MRT (Mass Rapid Transit).  The services are frequent, and linked up with other public transit. Click here for map.

  • Cars can be hired from registered car rental agencies, either on hourly or daily basis.

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