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Malaysia Fact Sheet

Climate

Malaysia is a country where its weather benefits from a tropical climate with high temperatures with high humidity all the way through the year.
Temperature during the day may rise above 30°C (86°F) year-round and temperatures at night rarely drop below 20°C (68°F).

Clothings

In Malaysia, we recommended participants to wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes which are sensible at any time of year. This is to avoid offending local sensibilities. Female participants should wear clothes that cover the legs and upper arms. Full-length trousers will create a better impression. Due to the rainfall patterns, make sure to always carry along an umbrella.

Upon Arrival - Arrival Hall

At the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) flights arrive at KLIA’s Satellite Building and the aero- train brings you to Gate 5 of the Main Terminal; other flights arrive at the Domestic Terminal.

Immigration

To enter Malaysia, one must have a legal passport valid for at least six months beyond the period of your intended stay. Despite the numerous counters at Immigration, usually only few counters are open for foreign passports.

Baggage Reclaim

Baggage reclaim can be very long and if the immigration is time- consuming your bags will probably be set beside the respective carousel.

Duty Free Upon Arrival

These stores are located just after Immigration. The following can be brought into Malaysia duty free:

  • 1L of alcohol
  • 225g of tobacco (200 cigarettes or 50 cigars)
  • Souvenirs and gifts not exceeding RM200 (RM500 when coming from Labuan or Langkawi) Cameras, portable radios, perfume, cosmetics and watches do not incur duty. Prohibited items include weapons (including imitations), fireworks and ‘obscene and prejudicial articles’(pornography, for example, and items that may be considered inflammatory, or religiously offensive) and drugs. Drug smuggling carries the death penalty in Malaysia.
  • Participants can carry no more than the equivalent of US$10,000 in ringgit or any other currency in and out of Malaysia.

Transportations from KLIA Airport Limousine

For participants whom preferred a first class car journey, airport limousines will be the only way that operates on a coupon system basis. These coupons can be bought at the booth by the main entrance of level 3 in the Main Terminal. Then hand over the coupon to the taxi driver and the trip will cost you from RM68 onwards depending on your preferable destination.
http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/transportation/klia-transport.htm

KLIA EKSPRESS

Passengers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) can easily reach the city with the Ekspress Rail Link (ERL) and KLIA Transit on the first level of KL Sentral Station. This train is the fastest way to travel to and from KLIA. At this arrival, departure lounge, passengers of certain airlines can even check in their flight luggage two hours before their departure.
http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/transportation/klia-transport.htm

Airport Bus Shuttle

The cheapest way to get from KLIA to KL Sentral is by taking airport bus shuttles that operates at 30 minutes intervals.
http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/transportation/klia-transport.htm

Transportation Within Kuala Lumpur and City Wide Rails

All participants wishing to explore city wide or inner city mostly will hop on the KL Monorail, KL Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and even KL Intercity Rail Network (KTM) in order to access the rail line from KL Sentral, the main railway station. To go to KL Sentral from Bukit Bintang area where all participants will be located, we recommend to hop on the KL Monorail (Imbi, Air Asia Bukit Bintang or Hang Tuah Station) which will take less than 15 minutes to the main station.
http://klcityguide.my/kuala-lumpur-train-map/

Buses in Kuala Lumpur

To lift up your day, there are few handy transport options. The most handy option is the KL Hop On Hop Off tourist bus which will drive passengers around the major sight seeing sites in KL city. Second option will be RapidKL, the largest single bus network operator in the country. Recently, RapidKL has divided its fleet of buses into four classes: express routes, city shuttles, trunk routes and local shuttles.
http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/transportation/

Taxis in Kuala Lumpur

Taixs are usually red- and- white or yellow- and blue and are metered taxis that can be hailed throughout the city. Some taxi drivers charge tourists extravagant fares so be sure to insist that they turn on the meter.Local metered taxi fares are cheap, starting from MYR 3.00.
http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/transportation/

Important Information Ringgit Denominations

Coins (5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen) Printed (RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100)

Money Exchange

There are money changers located on the 5th Floor of KLIA behind the airport check – in counters along with the rest of KLIA’s stores.

ATM and Money Exchange

There are many ATM’s located around the airport. Most of them can be found beside the restrooms. Other ATMs’ are located at the 3rd floor beside the Cadbury’s Favourite store, at 5th floor between VIP Lounge and the Tie Rack and the other one on the same row beside the Traveller’s Bar.

Banks

There are banks located in KLIA on the 3rd (RHB Bank) and 5th floor (CIMB Bank & Maybank). Credit Cards - There are two credits card that is widely used in Malaysia; Master Card and Visa.

Electrical Plug and Voltage Information used in Malaysia Voltage

The standard voltage in Malaysia is 220 to 240 Volts.

Primary Socket Type

British BS -1363 We recommend all participants to use a travel plug adapter in order to plug in.

Hotels in the Vicinity (Hotel Rate Guide)*

  • Berjaya Times Square Hotel (Convention Hotel) From RM260 until 1st April 2017
  • Furama Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur From RM240.00
  • The Royale Bukit Bintang From RM249.00
  • Federal Kuala Lumpur From RM190.00
  • Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur From RM320.00

*Own arrangement for accommodation