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Welcome To Malaysia…….Truly Asia

In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia, serene splendour awaits. A hidden paradise and an urban sanctuary in the midst of a vibrant city. Just 5 minutes away from the KL city centre – home of the famous Petronas Twin Towers as well as Malaysia's glitzy shopping haven. This hotel boasts a fascinating juxtaposition between the old and ultra-modern. Located an hour and 45-minute from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Summit venue respectively.

Such diversity is also extended to the landscape. Feel the rhythm of vivacious cities and serene countryside. Marvel at centuries-old rainforests and caves, idyllic beaches and colourful reefs. Savour mouth-watering culinary specialties, from spicy to sweet to exotic. Bask in the fragrance of stunning flora and pure, invigorating air and enjoy the warm hospitality of the friendly and engaging Malaysians.

Malaysia combines all of those with the best of East Asian economic development. The country has fully embraced the technological age with heavy investment in modern infrastructure. Malaysia boasts two of the world's tallest skyscrapers and a huge "cyber" centre for computer businesses, and its transport network system is amongst the best in the region. This is a country where the old and the new sit side by side, where ancient traditions blend nicely with the thoroughly modern settings of the urban landscape.

Radiant with colour and throbbing with life, the Malaysian people invite all our guests to the World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013 (WMS2013). Come and enjoy our abundance and hospitality.

KUALA LUMPUR AWAITS YOU

Enjoying direct air links from almost every major city from all corners of the world, Kuala Lumpur capital city of Malaysia is a grand gateway to fascinating destination and it typifies the continuation of country's rich past. Kuala Lumpur's commercial centre is a grand meeting place for merchants and travelers from all over the world.

Kuala Lumpur brings together Malaysia's past and present, as characterised by the sight of the evocative British colonial buildings in the midst of the city's bustling streets and its shining, modern office towers. One of Southeast Asia's most impressive and energetic capitals, the city has grown over the course of the last century from a sleepy tin mining colony to a glittering global cosmopolitan. The Malaysian metropolis has weathered the turn-of-the-millennium Asian economic crises and continues to develop, optimism symbolised by the iconic thrust of the ultra-tall and modern PETRONAS Twin Towers – pride of Malaysia.

Home to some of Southeast Asia's biggest and most prestigious shopping malls, it is a popular shopping destination for both locals and international visitors. Kuala Lumpur is a city full of wonderful sights, lively neighbourhoods, magnificent architecture and rich culture.

Facts that Figures on Malaysia

Country

The Federation at Malaysia comprises of Peninsular Malaysia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

Location

Situated between 2° and 7° to the North of the Equator line, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. In the northern part of Peninsula Malaysia lies Thailand, while the neighboring Singapore resides to the South. Sabah and Sarawak are bounded by Indonesia with Sarawak also sharing borders with Brunei.

Conference Venue

WMS2013 will be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre located in the purposed-built administrative capital of Malaysia government in Putrajaya.



How to get to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is located 75 kilometers (35 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) – an hour's casual drive by direct motorway link or 28 minutes on the KLIA Express Rail Link (ERL).

KLIA is served by 47 airlines operating to over 100 scheduled destinations and this number is increasing.

Geography

Covering an area of 329,758 square km, the two distinct parts of Malaysia share a largely similar landscape featuring coastal plains which rise to often densely forested hills and mountains, the highest of which Mount Kinabalu at 4,095.2 metres on the island of Borneo.

Climate

The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures are from 21°C(70°F) to 32°C(90°F). Higher elevation are much colder with temperatures between 15°C(59°F) to 25°C(77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.

Population

29 million. Malays comprise 57% of the population, while the Chinese, Indian, indigenous bumiputras and other races make up the rest of the country's population.

Language

Bahasa Melayu or Malay is the national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups are also converse in the various languages and dialects.

Religion

Islam is the official religion of the country, but other religions are widely practiced.

Currency

The monetary unit of the country is Ringgit Malaysia and is written as RM or MYR.

Government

Malaysia follows the bicameral legislative system, adopting a democratic parliamentary. The head of the country is the King or the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, a position which is changed every five years among the Malay Sultanates. The head of government is the Prime Minister.

Economic Profile

Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia's economy. Tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are major contributors to the economy.

Banking Hours

Most States:
Monday – Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed (Some banks and its branches are opened Saturdays).

Kelantan & Terengganu:

Sunday – Wednesday: 9.30am to 4.30pm Friday/Saturday/Public Holiday: Closed

Post Office

Opening Hours are from 8.30am to 6.00pm daily except for the first Saturdays of the month, Sundays, and public holidays. In Kelantan and Terengganu the post office operates at the same time, but is closed on Fridays and public holidays.

Local Time

Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of US Standard Time.

Electricity

Voltage is 220 – 240 Volt AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3-pinsquare plugs and sockets.

Measurement and Weight

Malaysia follows the metric system for a measurement and weight.

Telephone

Local calls can be made from public phones using coins or prepaid cards. International calls can also be made using card phones or at any Telekom office.

Malaysia's Immigration and Visa Rules

Visa Information

Please visit the following links below to find out more about visa and entry requirements for travelling to Malaysia from your country.
http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/syarat-kemasukan-ke-malaysia
http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa
http://www.kln.gov.my/web/guest/requirement-for-foreigner

Passport or travel document

Every person entering Malaysia must possess a valid National Passport or internationally recognized Travel Document valid for travel to Malaysia. Any person not in possession of a Passport or Travel Document which is recognized by Malaysian Government must obtain a Document in lieu of Passport.

Application for the Document in lieu of Passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad. Holders of Travel Documents like a Certificate of Identity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage or a Country's Certificate of Permanent Residence must ensure that their return to the country which issued the document or the country of residence is guaranteed. The documents shall be valid, for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia.

Visa Requirement

Foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a visa in advance at Malaysian Representative Office before entering the country. A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognized travel document of foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted. Foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country.

[Note: A Visa which has been granted does not mean that it gives absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entry point.]

Visa Requirement by Country

Countries that require Visa
Afghanistan (Visa with reference)
Angola
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Central African Republic
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo Democratic Republic
Congo Republic
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea






Ethiopia
Guinea-Bissau
Hong Kong (C/I or D/I)
India
Liberia
Mali
Myanmar (ordinary passport)
Nepal
Niger
Rwanda
Serbia & Montenegro
Taiwan - 15 days without visa
United Nations (Laissez Passer)
Western Sahara






Commonwealth countries that require Visa
Bangladesh
Cameroon
Ghana
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Sri Lanka










Countries that require Visa for stays exceeding 3 mths
Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Austria (Vienna)
Bahrain
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic










Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Morocco
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Peru
Poland
Qatar
Romania
St Marino
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Yemen






Countries that require Visa for stays exceeding 1 month
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Barbados
Belarus
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Barbados
Belarus
Benin
Bolivia
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Cape Verde
Chad
Chile
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Gabon
Georgia
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea Republic
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong SAR
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lithuania






Macao SAR
Macedonia
Madagascar
Moldova
Mauritania
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Nicaragua
North Korea
North Yemen
Panama
Paraguay
Portugal
Russia
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Slovenia
Sudan
Surinam
Tajikistan
Togo
Ukraine
Upper Volta
Uzbekistan
Vatican City
Venezuela
Zaire
Zimbabwe


Countries that require Visa for stays exceeding 14 Days
Iran (90 days)
Iraq (30 days)
Libya
Macao (Travel Permit/Portugal CI)
Palestine (30 days)
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Yemen
Syria (30 days)
Cote d'ivoire / Ivory Coast


  • No visa is required for U.S.A. citizens visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes (except for employment).
  • No visa is required for stays of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar nationals. For a stay exceeding one month, a visa will be required, except for Brunei and Singapore nationals.
  • For nationals of Israel, visas are required and permission must be granted from Ministry Of Home Affairs.
  • For nationals of Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro, visas are required without permission granted from Ministry Of Home Affairs.
  • Nationals of countries other than those stated above (with the exception of Israel) are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceeding one month.


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Hotel Reservation Information


• PLEASE BOOK THROUGH OUR OFFICIAL & PARTNERING HOTELS TO ENJOY THE PRE-ARRANGED BENEFITS INCLUDING SPECIAL RATES, FREE WIFI & FREE TRANSFER TO SUMMIT VENUE. • THE ORGANIZER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THE PRE-ARRANGED BENEFITS IF RESERVATION IS MADE WITH NON-OFFICIAL AND NON-PARTNERING HOTELS.

OFFICIAL HOTEL

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia, serene splendour awaits. A hidden paradise and an urban sanctuary in the midst of a vibrant city. Just 5 minutes away from the KL city centre – home of the famous Petronas Twin Towers as well as Malaysia's glitzy shopping haven. This hotel boasts a fascinating juxtaposition between the old and ultra-modern. Located an hour and 45-minute from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Summit venue respectively.

The room rates quoted above are:
- Subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax
- Inclusive of daily buffet breakfast and Hotel Wi-Fi
- Airport transfer is at RM 320 nett per car per way (Mercedes Benz E Class)
(surcharge of 50% will be levied for transfer between 2300 hours and 0600 hours)

For bookings, please click here.



OFFICIAL HOTEL

Putrajaya Shangri-La Hotel

Putrajaya Shangri-La is the exclusive address for business or leisure, an intimate, stylish city resort committed to personalized service. By road, Putrajaya is 25 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 12 minutes away from the Putrajaya International Convention Centre. The hotel is strategically located on a green hilltop enclave overlooking the heart of Putrajaya. The Hotel boosts 118 spacious and stylishly decorated Deluxe and Suites with private landscaped terraces.

The room rates quoted above are:

- Subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax
- Inclusive of daily buffet breakfast
- Inclusive of wireless internet access throughout the hotel
- Inclusive of Sunset Cocktail at the Lobby Lounge from 6 pm to 7 pm daily
- Inclusive of complimentary scheduled shuttle to Alamanda
  Shopping Centre and Kuala Lumpur city
- Airport transfer at RM 220 nett per car per way (Mercedes Benz E class)
  (surcharge of 50% will be levied for transfer between 2300 hours and 0600 hours)

For bookings, please click here.


PARTNERING HOTEL

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside

The first premier 'Malaysian icon hotel', Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside is located a mere 25-minute from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 10-minute from the Summit venue. It also has an easy access to Kuala Lumpur and the Sepang Circuit, home of Formula 1 races every year. Besides its breathtaking view, Pullman Putrajaya features an extensive array of restaurants, bars, a fit and spa lounge for guests to unwind after a long hard day, and swimming pools with a sun deck.

The room rates quoted above are:

- Subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax
- Inclusive of daily buffet breakfast and Hotel Wi-Fi
- Airport transfer is at RM 202 nett per car per way (Mercedes)
 (surcharge of 50% will be levied for transfer between 2300 hours and 0600 hours)

For bookings, please download reservations form here.


PARTNERING HOTEL

Cyberview Resort & Spa

A unique 5-star boutique tropical paradise located only 10 minutes from Putrajaya International Convention Centre, in the heart of Cyberjaya. Cyberview Resort & Spa promises a true Malaysian feel within its spacious grounds covered with lush greenery and fountains, ponds and waterfalls. The resort features 112 cozy rooms refurbished with four-poster beds and teak furniture of which 106 are chalets, two are two-bedroom suites and two are two-bedroom bungalows. There is also an exclusive honeymoon suite and a presidential suite, both with garden view Jacuzzi tubs. Besides the usual in-room amenities with kitchenette and refrigerator, all rooms feature complimentary wireless internet services, cable television, in-room safe, private balcony, desk and living area as well as international direct-dial facilities.

The room rates quoted above are:

- Subject to 6% government tax only
- Inclusive of daily buffet breakfast (Single or Double Occupancy)
- Complimentary Wireless Internet available throughout the resort
- Airport transfer is at RM 150 nett per car per way
(surcharge of 50% will be levied for transfer between 0001 hours and 0600 hours)

For bookings, please click here.


PARTNERING HOTEL

Sama-Sama Hotel, KL International Airport

Designed for ease, efficiency and comfort, the Hotel with its covered Skybridge link directly to the nearby arrival/departure terminals, offers an oasis for visitors in transit and those on business. Beyond this unrivalled convenience, the diverse surroundings provide the perfect respite. For guest commuting to downtown Kuala Lumpur, the Express Rail Link provides seamless access between the city centre and the airport. Distance to Summit venue is not more than 20 minutes.

The room rates quoted above are:

- Subject to 6% government tax only
- Inclusive of daily buffet breakfast and Hotel Wi-Fi.
- Main Terminal Airport transfer is at RM 60 nett per car per way (Mercedes Benz E Class).
- LCCT Terminal Airport transfer is at RM 100 nett per car per way
  (Mercedes Benz E Class).
- Transport Hotel to PICC is at RM 180 nett per car per way
  (Mercedes Benz E Class).
  (surcharge of 50% will be levied for transfer between 2300 hours and 0600 hours)

For reservations, please click here.



PARTNERING HOTEL

Palace of the Golden Horses

Tagged as Asia's Most Extraordinary Hotel it is a world-class award winning luxury hotel located within the iconic MINES Wellness City and just 20 minutes away from the heart of the city where guests have a chance to be amazed by Malaysia's pride, the Petronas Twin Towers and shopping havens. The Hotel is 35-minute and 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Summit venue respectively. The resort is a twice winning 'Best Luxury Golf Resort' by the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The room rates quoted above are:

- Subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax
- Inclusive of daily buffet breakfast and Internet (accommodation room only)
- Complimentary shuttle transfer to Kuala Lumpur City Centre
   (Lot 10 & KLCC) at regular schedules.
   (subject to availability)
- Airport transfer is at RM 280 nett per car per way (Mercedes Benz E Class)
- Airport transfer is at RM 200 nett per car per way (Toyota Camry)
  (surcharge of 50% will be levied for transfer between 0000 hours and 0700 hours)

For reservations, please click here.



PARTNERING HOTEL

Putrajaya Mariott Hotel

The Hotel is designed for those with discerning tastes. Standing majestically in Putrajaya, the hotel is a landmark in the area with its beautiful and grandeur architecture, with a stunning landscape. Located 30 minutes from the city centre gives you the chance to savour Malaysia's iconic twin tower, the only in the world and shopping havens. The Hotel is 30-minute and 25-minute from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Summit venue respectively. Be sure to enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness centre and the signature Dewi Sri Spa.

The room rates quoted above are:

- The above rates are subject to 10% service charge and 6 % government tax
- These rates are inclusive of 01 buffet breakfast and Wifi Internet except Suites.
- Exec Suite , Palm Suite ,Palace Suite & Presidential
   Suite are inclusive of minimum 02 breakfast
- Extra Bed @ RM 80++
- Additional Breakfast @ RM 58++

For reservations, please click here.


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