Approximately 160 countries have visa-free entry to Malaysia. Only 31 countries are required to apply for visa and 10 can apply through e-online. To check if you require a visa to attend WAS#9 refer to the following site: http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/visa/evisa.html
This service is operated on a pre-paid coupon basis and is available 24 hours a day. Please purchase the coupons at the Limousine Counter in the International Arrival Hall. The journey from KLIA to the convention venue is about 60 minutes and cost about RM200 per trip. Budget taxis are also available. Please purchase coupon at the designated counters.
The non-stop 57-kilometer journey takes around 28 minutes with trains departing at 15-minute intervals during peak hours and 20-minute intervals during off-peak hours.
At the KLIA airport you will find the KLIA Ekspres on Level 1, below the arrivals hall (which is on the 3rd floor) and two below the departure hall (on the 5th floor).
There are a number of sales booths at the airport where you can buy tickets for the KLIA express.
In partnership with KLIA Ekspres, Anam Asia has negotiated discounted rates for WAS#9 delegates for airport transfer with KLIA Eskpres. Enjoy Promotional RM 85 (original price at RM110) for KLIA Ekspres adult return ticket from Kuala Lumpur International Airport / Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 to and from KL Sentral.
Unless it’s raining heavily or you don’t have luggage, you are best to take a taxi from KL Sentral to KLCC or your hotel. Journey time should be approx 10 minutes and taxis are very cheap.
KL Sentral is only about 6 km away by car from KLCC. The taxi fare to KLCC from KL Sentral is about RM11 to RM16 on a budget taxi, depending on the traffic condition. If you want more comfort, hire an executive taxi (usually blue in colour). Executive taxi from KL Sentral to KLCC will cost you about RM18-RM21. Best to buy a taxi coupon at the coupon taxi counter at KL Sentral from where you will be directed to your taxi.
Take Kelana Jaya Line LRT (Light Rapid Transit) line. One-way token to KLCC from KL Sentral costs RM2.40.
The LRT Ticket can be purchased at KL Sentral LRT Platform, either from the ticket counter or through the ticketing vending machine. The one way fare from KL Sentral to KLCC Station is RM 1.60.
From KL Sentral, go to the Rapid KL LRT Platform to board the LRT train to the Gombak direction (not Putra Heights direction).
The LRT will stop at 4 stations before reaching the KLCC.
KL Sentral – Pasar Seni – Masjid Jamek – Dang Wangi – Kampung Baru – KLCC
The KLCC LRT Station is directly connected underground to Suria KLCC shopping mall and Petronas Twin Towers. Aquaria KLCC and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre are also connected to the station.
(On your way home – If you fly with Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Royal Brunei or Emirates, you can check in your bags immediately at KL Sentral. This will save you time standing in line at the airport, waiting to check in.)
Metered taxis in Kuala Lumpur are called budget (red and white in colour) and executive (yellow and blue in colour) taxis – the former charges RM3 for the first 1km and RM0.10 for each consequent 115 metres while rates for the latter are RM6 for the first 1km and RM0.20 for each consequent 150 metres.
A common occurrence in KL is cabbies refusing to turn on their metres and offering a flat (and overpriced) rate. Therefore, buy taxi coupons (counters can be found in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), KL Sentral station and bus terminals) or only board a taxi if the cabbie agrees to turn on the metre.
To avoid any complication concerning hailing taxi by the roadside, we recommend to use a reputable taxi booking app.
Malaysia ‘s most popular easy-to-use taxi apps, Grab (download in app store) which provide important information such as the driver’s name and photograph, contact details, plate number, and estimated fare after you’ve booked a ride.
Malaysia enjoys a tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Temperatures range from low of 21°C (70°F) to high of 34°C (90°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm. April sits within a transitional period between monsoons, meaning winds are light and showers are localised and infrequent. So while downpours are likely in Kuala Lumpur , the rainfall is typically short and intense and brings a welcome relief to the humid conditions.
Bahasa Malaysia or Malay is the official language while English is widely spoken. Most Malaysians can speak at least two languages, Malay and English, while some are tri-lingual, being able to converse in Mandarin and Tamil too. The indigenous groups also speak various languages and dialects.
The currency in Malaysia is Malaysian Ringgit, indicated as ‘MYR’. Visit https://www.xe.com for the latest exchange rates.
Foreign Exchange Booths are common and clearly state the exchange rate for all major currencies.
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are located at major bank branches, most shopping malls, airports, bus terminals, etc. Note that ATMs in Malaysia require a six-digit PIN. Please be advised that if your ATM PIN is more or less than six digits, it should be change before departing.
Generally banking hours in Malaysia are from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (Mondays – Fridays), although some banks do extend their banking hours. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are available at convenient locations throughout the country. All the main credit cards and travellers cheques are accepted in major institutions and an ever growing number of shops and restaurants.
Most states: Monday – Friday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
* Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday. Some banks do open on Saturdays
Eight hours ahead (+8) of GMT and 16 hours ahead (+16) of U.S. Pacific Standard Time. Click here for Malaysian Standard Time
Voltage is 230 – 240 volts AC at 50hz cycles per second. Plug type is 3 pin square.
Weight and Measures
Malaysia follows the metric system in weights and measures.
High Speed Broadband is easily accessible at hotels, internet cafés and shopping malls, among other places.