Malaysia is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and between two giant-economies, China and India. Malaysia is easily accessible from all parts of the world by air, land and sea. It also serves as the travel hub for the Southeast Asia region, being the first-entry destination within the region.
Malaysia is easily accessible with international airports in major cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Miri. The main travel hub is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which serves as the gateway to the region. Visitors arrive from more than 100 destinations around the globe on the 60 international airlines and low cost
carriers that fly into the country.
Apart from air access, Malaysia is also easily accessible by sea with international ports in Sabah, Penang and Port Klang, and via land transport from Thailand and Singapore. Getting around within the country is easy, too. Within Kuala Lumpur, taxis and buses are readily available, as well as a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system and monorail service to help get around. Outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has an extensive road network, covering 63,445km, which includes 1,630km of expressways. Air-conditioned express buses and non air-conditioned regional buses connect Kuala Lumpur to other cities and towns in Malaysia.
World Class Meeting Facilities
With meeting and convention facilities aplenty, it is easy to see why Malaysia is a choice destination for meetings and events. There are a number of purpose-built convention and exhibition centres around the country that caters to a wide range of budgets and requirements as well as within close proximity to a wide choice of accommodation options. Along with an array of state-of-the-art facilities and range of accommodation options, delegates will always be treated with the warm hospitality and world-class standards of service that Malaysia is well known for. Whatever event you are planning for, Malaysia is ready to host it.
Variety of Accommodation
Malaysia offers a diverse range of accommodation choices to facilitate events of any magnitude. There are 5-star business hotels in the city centre as well as hideaway business retreats on idyllic islands or the surrounding tropical rainforests. Types of accommodation vary from luxury, boutique class hotels to fully-equipped service apartments. Most of the major international hotels are located within the city centre.
Strong Track Record
Malaysia has played host to a number of international meetings and conferences, often drawing record attendance along the way.
Rich Cultural Diversity
With its population of 30 million, Malaysia offers a unique vibrant blend of cultures from Asia’s three major races: (Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous groups) making it easy to cater for delegates and visitors from around the world.
As a tropical country, Malaysia enjoys a warm and attractive climate throughout the year, with mild showers seasonally. On the whole, it gets quite warm during the day and pretty cool at night with temperatures reaching up to 32°C (90°F) during the day and down to 21°C (70°F) at night. Balmy evenings are ideal for outdoor dining, night markets and late night shopping. All in all, Malaysia’s climate is ideal for visitors, making it a very welcoming destination for conference delegates any time of the year.
Social and Tour Programmes
Malaysia has a variety of affordable pre- and post-conference tour options offering exotic and exciting experiences such as 130 million-year-old lush tropical rainforests with abundant wildlife, UNESCO World Heritage Cities (Georgetown and Melaka), and some of the world’s best resorts and idyllic beaches. Kuala Lumpur is a shopper’s paradise with world-class shopping malls carrying designer brands throughout the city. Once the malls close, the city comes alive with the various night markets that stay open all night long, where bargains and unique treasures can be found.
Pre- & Post-Conference Tours
It is not all work and no play in Malaysia as there are endless things to do and see outside of the meeting room. Malaysia is filled with an array of diverse and easily accessible attractions to suit all tastes. Malaysia has a diverse range of local culinary delights to sink your teeth into, ranging from upscale fine dining fare to the various street foods at the hawker centres. Malaysians really love their food and this is evident in its cuisines. Kuala Lumpur is a city that never sleeps as the night comes alive with all sorts of late night entertainment and gastronomical delights available all over the city.