and Entry Facilities
All citizens require a valid passport to enter Malaysia with a validity period of six months beyond the length of their stay. Participants are strongly advised to make sure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Malaysia. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa may also be required. Please visit the official website of the Immigration Department of Malaysia http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa to find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence, and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Malaysia. It is highly recommended to start the process a minimum of 2 ½ months prior to your arrival. Please contact your nearest Malaysian consulate or embassy in your country of residence for further information.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is easily accessible with many modes of transportation available to and from the Airport. For more information, visit http://www.klia.com.my and click on Getting Around.
Kuala Lumpur enjoys sub-tropical weather condition throughout the year with temperatures from around 22°C to 33°C (90°F) and can drop to around 24°C (75°F) in the evenings.
time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.
used in Kuala Lumpur is the Malaysian ringgit (RM). Money changing services can
be found at the Kuala Lumpur Airport and at authorized locations all over the
country. You can also access your
accounts directly through automated teller machines (ATMs). Alternatively, you can exchange major
currencies and traveler’s cheques for a fee at banks. American Express traveler’s cheques are the
most readily accepted, while Visa and MasterCard are the two most accepted
credit cards. Apart from banks and money exchangers, major hotels are also
approved to exchange foreign currency provided in notes and traveler’s
electric current is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second (British BS-1363),
and power plugs are three-pin, square-shaped. On request, most hotels will
provide transformers to visitors with electrical appliances of a different
voltage. However, it is advisable to bring an adaptor and transformer for your
electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage.
Sights and Activities in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia is one of Asia’s safest countries, boasting a
vibrant and colorful fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures
and customs. Over the recent years, Kuala Lumpur has transformed into a
thriving cosmopolitan city and emerged as a major transportation hub for the
region. Fondly known as ‘KL’, it has become a modern, bustling city of 2.3
million people and is one of the region’s most prosperous capitals. Kuala Lumpur
boasts an intriguing mix of architecture throughout the city with elegant
colonial buildings set amidst soaring modern edifices such as the Petronas Twin
Towers. Combine this with the hustle and bustle of the city’s numerous street
markets and you will find Kuala Lumpur a veritable treasure cove.
Kuala Lumpur’s fascinating sights, irresistible shopping,
endless festivals, exciting nightlife and gastronomic delights make it a
memorable and enchanting destination.