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Coming to Malaysia

This page has been reproduced from the website of the
2015 APSR Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-6 December 2015.

About Malaysia

Malaysia, a land of ready smiles and incredible contrasts, gives the visitor a rich diversity of experiences. A charming, fascinating land of warm, friendly people, here you get a taste of all of Asia in a single destination. The country's social, political and economic stability have ensured a well structured development. Malaysia today is a cosmopolitan, progressive nation of great opportunity which has managed to retain its rich heritage of culture and traditions despite modernisation.

Geographically, Malaysia is divided into thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea with eleven states and two federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and one federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.

In Malaysia, you can choose to cityhop to experience the incredible variety of shopping opportunities, entertainment and accommodation or lie back blissfully on white sandy beaches as you gaze upon the rustic charms of the countryside. Or take an ecoholiday and climb Kinabalu, one of the region's highest mountains, visit the orangutans in Sepilok, or go diving in Sipadan. Malaysia has something for everyone, the historian, the businessman, the ecotourist, cityhopper or beachcomber.

Kuala Lumpur, is the capital of Malaysia and the main gateway to the rest of the country. This "Garden City of Lights" is the home of the spectacular Petronas Twin Towers still the tallest twin towers in the world today.

Within her boundaries, varied and interesting architectural styles of the old and new can be found. Her many attractions amidst her tree lined city streets include a bustling Chinatown, magnificent colonial buildings, beautiful temples and mosques, parks, gardens and lakes. Kuala Lumpur also offers a sophisticated and pulsating night scene from her fine arts theatre shows and classical symphony performances of Asia's foremost orchestra to her dazzling array of pubs, latest dance clubs and discos.

Get ready to experience Malaysia!


Official Hotels Details

City View SingleRM 730
City View DoubleRM 770
Grand Room SingleRM 715
Grand Room DoubleRM 791
Deluxe Room SingleRM 690 RM 620
Deluxe Room DoubleRM 740 RM 660
Novotel Hotel Superior Room (5*)RM 460
Intercontinental Deluxe Room (5*)RM 460
Maya Hotel StudioRM 430
Corus Hotel DeluxeRoom RM 360
Impiana KLCC DeluxeRoom (5*) RM 400


Mandarin Oriental (5 star)

Enjoying a prime city centre location, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is ideally situated for all of the capital's main attractions. Set between the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park its close to Little India, Merdeka Square and the Golden Triangle. Only 28 minutes from the airport by Airport Express train and 45 minutes by car.

City View Room (Single): RM 730 (Breakfast Included)
City View Room (Double): RM 770 (Breakfast Included)

Traders Hotel (4 star)

Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, is perfectly situated within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and offers the best view of the Petronas Twin Towers.

It offers direct access to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and is near to the city's iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC Shopping Mall and local tourist attractions, which are all surrounded by restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes.

Deluxe Room (Single): RM 690 (Breakfast Included)
Deluxe Room (Double: RM) 740 (Breakfast Included)

Grand Hyatt Hotel (5 star)

The Hotel is ideally located in the city centre, adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and surrounded by the lush gardens of Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park. The hotel in Kuala Lumpur is also within walking distance of the entertainment district, popular shopping malls and tourist attractions, including Aquaria KLCC and KL Tower. The hotel is a 60 minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Grand Room Single: RM 715 (Breakfast Included)
Grand Room Double: RM 791 (Breakfast Included)

Novotel Hotel (4 star)

Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's central business district, the Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre is only a short stroll away from the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC and the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, all offering worldclass shopping avenues.

Close by is the famed Bintang Walk with its outdoor cafes and trendy shops offering endless options for dining and shopping.

Superior Room (Single/Double): RM 460 (Breakfast Included)

Intercontinental Hotel (5 star)

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city's prominent KLCC address, is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers. The international hotel presents a finely tuned blend of elegant hospitality and deep connections in a dynamic city by offering guests "In the Know"; unique, authentic and local cultural insights resulting in enriching and memorable experiences for guests.

Deluxe Room (Single/Double): RM 460 (Breakfast Included)

Impiana KLCC Hotel (4 star)

Centrally located amidst the cosmopolitan capital of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Impiana KLCC Hotel is a chic business hotel with a total of 519 rooms of which 188 comes with a 5-star club rooms services. The hotel is centrally connected via a multi-million ringgit fully airc-onditional link-bridge linking Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to the hip and happening Bukit Bintang area and surrounded by some of the world's top business organizations.

Deluxe Room (Single/Double): RM 400 (Breakfast Included)

Click here (/cdn/gallery/9/5339b5dc51e0879654156e493f24cb72.pdf) for Terms and Conditions.

For Accommodation Enquiries and Group Bookings and Tours write to:
Suhaila Soraji / Craig Ansibin
E: bookings@relianceconventions.com
P: 032170 2136 / 2143

Travel & Visa


Visa applications must be made at any nearest Malaysian Representative Office Abroad. Applications can also be made online through I-Visa System (Applicable for tourist from India and China only).

Application for a Visa Without Reference:

Documents required for the application of a visa without reference (approval of visa is given by High Commission of Malaysia) are:

  • Original passport
  • Two (2) photocopies of the applicant's passport
  • Two (2) photocopies of the visa application form (Form IMM.47)
  • Two (2) passport size photographs of the applicant
  • Original and two (2) photocopies of the ticket (confirmed and returned ticket)
  • Bank statement / traveller's cheque
  • Invitation letter (if any)
  • Payment of visa fee

Note: Visa Without Reference is required for the purpose of a social visit.

Application for a Visa With Reference

Documents which are required for the application of a visa with reference (visa will issued after the application is being referred and approved by the Department of Immigration Malaysia / Other Agencies of Authority):

Original approval letter from the Immigration Department of Malaysia/other authority agencies

  • Original passport
  • Two (2) photocopies of the applicant's passport
  • Two (2) photocopies of visa application form (Form IMM.47)
  • Two (2) passport size photograph of applicant
  • Original and two (2) photocopies of an air ticket
  • Payment of visa fee

Note: Visa With Reference is required for students, those seeking employment, dependents and professionals on a visit pass.

List of countries which require Visa to enter Malaysia click here (http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-requirement-by-country)