Visiting KL

VISITING KL

SOME ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Weather

The tropical climate of Kuala Lumpur makes the weather warm and pleasant all-year round with temperatures between 20 and 33 degrees centigrade.

Business Hours

Retail shops generally open from 10.00am till 8.00pm, while shopping centres and malls are open till 10.00pm. Government offices operate from 8.00am till 4.30pm on weekdays only. Banking hours are from 9.30am till 4.30pm – Mondays to Fridays, and Post Offices are open from 8.30am to 5.30pm – Mondays to Saturdays.

Currency

The Malaysian currency is a decimal system, where 100 Sen make 1 Ringgit. The Ringgit (or Ringgit Malaysia) is often written as ‘RM’. The notes come in denominations of RM100, RM50, RM20, RM10, RM5 and RM1. Coins come in 50Sen, 20Sen, 10Sen and 5Sen denominations. Money changers are commonly found in commercial areas and accept most major currencies. Travellers checks can be cashed at banks, licensed money changers and some hotels. Most hotels and retail outlets accept major credit and debit cards.

Time Difference

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

Languages

Bahasa Malaysia is the national language, although English is widely spoken. The different ethnic groups also speak their own languages and dialects. For example, Mandarin and Cantonese is commonly spoken amongst the people of Chinese descent while the majority of Indians speak Tamil.

Visa Requirements

Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits to Malaysia that are shorter than two months. Visitors to Malaysia must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the period of stay. For more information on visas, please CLICK HERE to refer to the Malaysian Immigration Department.

GETTING HERE

Most major airlines that fly to Kuala Lumpur will arrive either at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or the KLIA 2, both of which are located in Sepang, about 55km from the city centre.

There are a few options of public transport to get to the city from the airports.

THE KLIA EXPRESS TRAIN

One of the fastest and most convenient ways to get to the city from either the KLIA or KLIA 2 is on board the KLIA Ekspres train that will take you to the KL Sentral Station in the heart of the city. The ride from KLIA takes just 28 minutes and from KLIA 2 it is 33 minutes.

PREPAID TAXIS

Prepaid taxi booths are located at the arrival area at both KLIA and KLIA2. Tickets are purchased based on destinations and the size of vehicle requested – larger vehicles are available for small groups or to accommodate extra luggage. Taxi rides take approximately an hour depending on peak or off-peak traffic conditions.

KLIA EXPRESS COACHES

Several express bus companies operate routes to and from the KLIA & KLIA 2, taking passengers to either the KL Sentral Station, the Hentian Duta Bus Terminal or the TBS Bus Terminal. Express Bus rides take approximately an hour depending on peak or off-peak traffic conditions.

RIDE HAILING SERVICE

In Kuala Lumpur the ride hailing service available is Grab. Download this handy mobile application that is available for iOS & Android.

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GETTING AROUND

Kuala Lumpur is an accessible city with plenty of transportation options for all budgets. There are three major rail networks, several bus companies that offer air-conditioned buses to all areas of the city and the outskirts, numerous taxi operators and a comprehensive ride hailing service. Of course, if the weather is nice and you have the time, the best way to get around while taking in the sights and sounds of Kuala Lumpur’s city life is to walk it. Most roads have comfortable sidewalks and in the city centre there are many elevated walkways to keep pedestrians safe from traffic and sheltered from the elements.

Buses

Most of the city’s main areas are served by a fairly reliable bus service. The bus schedules are reliable although travel times will vary according to traffic conditions and time of day.

Trains

The city is linked by three major trains networks – The KTM Komuter, Rapid KL and the MRT. The services are frequent, punctual and hassle-free, and there are feeder bus services from the major train stations to designated areas.

Taxies

Taxies in Kuala Lumpur are available 24 hours a day and can be flagged down at any of the taxi stands. Common places for taxi queues are at the major shopping complexes, hotels and main trains stations.

Ride Hailing Service

In Kuala Lumpur the ride hailing service available is Grab. Download this handy mobile application that is available for iOS & Android.

KL Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus

The Kuala Lumpur Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus is a convenient and fun way to see the sights of the city and then visit some of the major attractions that Kuala Lumpur has to offer. With a day ticket, passengers can Hop-On at any one of the 23 stops in the city centre and Hop-Off at their attraction of choice for a visit before Hopping-On again to get t the next attraction.

STAYING IN KL

Kuala Lumpur offers a wide variety of accommodation options from luxurious 5-Star hotels to warm and welcoming family-run guesthouses. The casual visitor will find that whichever type they opt for, healthy competition keeps the prices reasonable for any budget.

While there are many convenient accommodation options for delegates that are in close proximity to the official event venues of the WECP Kuala Lumpur 2018 and the anchor event (IGEM 2018), the two official hotels will offer delegates preferred rates.

The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur Hotel

The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur Hotel is the official venue for most of the WECP Kuala Lumpur 2018 programme. It is where the meetings, forum, B2B sessions and official dinner will be held. It will also be the official bus pick up point for delegates to travel to the other event venues on the programme.

As the official hotel and venue for the WECP Kuala Lumpur 2018, special rates for accommodation are offered to delegates. Bookings at these preferred rates are available from the 1st of May until the 25th of September 2018 only.

 

Room Type Special Rate for Single Room Special Rate for Double Room
Deluxe Room

Includes breakfast & internet access

RM554.00 nett RM600.00 nett
Premier Room

Includes breakfast & internet access

RM612.00 nett RM659.00 nett
Grand Premier Room

Includes breakfast & internet access

RM670.00 nett RM717.00 nett
Club InterContinental Room

Includes Club Benefits

RM775.00 nett

 

WECP Delegates who wish to make hotel reservations at the InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, may DOWNLOAD the room booking form and send it directly to the hotel.

Impiana KLCC Hotel

The Impiana KLCC Hotel is the official alternate accommodation hotel for the WECP Kuala Lumpur 2018. As the official alternate accommodation hotel, special rates for accommodation are offered to delegates. Bookings at these preferred rates are available from the 1st of May until the 25th of September 2018 only.

 

Room Type Special Rates for WECP Delegates
Superior Queen

Includes buffet breakfast

RM340.00
Deluxe King

Includes buffet breakfast

RM390.00
Deluxe Twin

Includes buffet breakfast

RM390.00
Club Deluxe King

Includes buffet breakfast

RM530.00
Club Deluxe Twin

Includes buffet breakfast

RM530.00
Premier Club

With Exclusive Club Lounge Facilities

RM590.00
Executive Suite

With Exclusive Club Lounge Facilities

RM610.00
Deluxe Suite

With Exclusive Club Lounge Facilities

RM1,050.00

 

WECP delegates, please CLICK HERE to make your room bookings at the preferred rates.

Note:
Both the official WECP Kuala Lumpur 2018 accommodation hotels will also be the pick-up points for transport to the various event venues in the programme. Delegates who choose to stay at any other hotels in the city will need to make their own transportation arrangements and airport transfers.

DINING IN KL

Kuala Lumpur is a city that s simply bursting with flavours, both local and international. This is not surprising with its rich mixture of people and cultures that have sculpted the city’s culinary scene.

Whether you’re looking for haute cuisine or hawkers’ fare, international delights or local delicacies, there’s an eatery that will serve you just what your taste buds crave. Food is, quite unashamedly, one of the primary currencies in Kuala Lumpur. And there’s an unending variety to choose from, whether you’re looking to dine in an air-conditioned restaurant or go al-fresco at any one of the numerous hawker centers.

For the most authentic Malay fare, including nasi lemak and satay, the place to head to is Kampung Bharu. The oldest residential area in KL, Kampung Bharu retains much of its historical charm amidst modernity.

Brickfields, named so because the area was once a clay pit that produced bricks, is the place to go for good Indian food. Due to the large Indian community there, you will also find a variety of authentic Indian things from sarees to spices to ceremonial offerings.

Go to Jalan Alor if you’re in the mood for “hot-from-the-wok” Chinese food. The numerous stalls offer a splendid variety of oriental delicacies. Hawker centres can be found in almost every corner of the city, serving every type of food in Malaysia – and most, if not all, are open 24 hours.

THINGS TO DO IN KL

There are many thing s to see and experience in Kuala Lumpur that will appeal to almost every visitor, both young and old. Here are 15 “Must-Do” things that will complete your visit to this city of contrasts and diversity.

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Get a “bird’s eye” view of the city from the Kuala Lumpur Tower.

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Explore the wonders of Malaysia’s tropical waters and more at Aquaria KLCC.

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Ride the Kuala Lumpur Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus and see the sights of the city.

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Go for a shopping spree along Jalan Bukit Bintang – the city’s premier shopping destination.

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Visit Petaling Street (Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown) to hunt for some bargain and to savour the authentic street food.

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Stroll through the Perdana Botanical Gardens and take in the lush tropical greenery of this over a century old public park.

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Watch the sun set over the city at the historical Dataran Merdeka, and take in the view of the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building when it is lit up.

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Try your hand at batek painting and take home what you produce at the Jadi Batek Gallery.

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Shop for unique souvenirs, antiques, arts and crafts at the Central Market of Kuala Lumpur.

10

Learn about the history of Kuala Lumpur and tower above a miniature scale model of the entire city at the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

11

Have fun with the whole family at the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park – Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park.

12

Make your own pewter souvenir and take it home from The Foundry Workshop at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre.

13

Be amazed at the thousands of colourful butterflies at the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Garden.

14

Take some really whacky photos at the Kuala Lumpur Upside-Down House.

15

Work together with colleagues and friends as a team to solve the mystery and escape the Escape Room at Berjaya Times Square.

THE KL PASS® IS YOUR ULTIMATE PASS TO THE CITY

With the KL PASS®, you can enjoy entry without further payment to multiple attractions in the city while saving time and money. You can use the special ‘Fast Track’ lanes for KL PASS® holders to skip the queues for tickets and admissions.

Use the KL PASS® to tour the city on board the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus and then use the service to get around to the different tourist attractions. Shop and dine with the KL PASS® and you will be entitled to privileged discounts and special offers at malls, dining and retail outlets.

The KL PASS® is available in validities of 1-Day, 2-Days, 3-Days and 6-Days. There are also Adult passes and Child passes available. Each KL PASS® comes with a complementary guidebook that is packed with useful information on how to make the most of your visit.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR KL PASS® ONLINE.