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Malaysia – Asia’s Business Events Hub
Malaysia is fast emerging as a choice destination for
international conventions and incentives in this part
of the world.
For meeting planners, Malaysia is well located
between two of the world’s fastest growing
economies, India and China. Excellent international
air access, award-winning convention facilities, a
wide variety of accommodation, economic stability
and local experience and expertise make Malaysia a
wise choice for meetings in Asia.
Incentive and meeting planners will find a destination
which provides an exotic range of experiences
including lush tropical rain forests, wildlife, island
resorts and a rich blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian
cultures as well as the best of Asian hospitality.
To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling,
bustling melting pot of races and religions where
Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic
groups live together in peace and harmony.
Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a
gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia
home to hundreds of colorful festivals, cuisines, art
and heritage and traditions.
Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture.
Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 Federal
Territories, separated by the South China Sea with
11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and
Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and
1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.
One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme
contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon
wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels
sit several meters away from ancient reefs. Cool
hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down
to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
Contact Information
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)
No 8 Jalan Sultan Ismail
Suite 14.3, Level 14 Menara IMC
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Contact:
Zulkefli Hj Sharif, Chief Executive Officer,
or Ho Yoke Ping, General Manager Sales & Marketing
Phone:
+603 203 420 90
Fax:
+603 203 420 91
Email:
Website:
Member of:
ICCA - International Congress and
Convention Association, UIA - Union of International
Associations, DMAI - Destination Marketing Association
International, AACVB - Asian Association of Convention
and Visitor Bureaus
Convention Bureau Services
• Facilitating bids for regional and international events
• Advising and assisting on local products and services
• Assisting with selection and appointment of
professional meeting/event management companies
• Providing government liaison and contacts
• Assisting with site inspections
• Event promotion advice and assistance
• Providing promotional materials, welcome kits
• Support program including cultural shows, city tours
Arriving in Malaysia
Most visitors arrive by air at one of the six international
airports in Malaysia. The main gateway is the Kuala
Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The rest of the
country, including Sabah and Sarawak is well serviced
by 14 domestic airports and airstrips.
Located about 50 km/31 miles from the capital city of
Kuala Lumpur, KLIA is served by over 50 airlines
operating to over 100 destinations. Transport from KLIA
to the city center takes 28 minutes on the KLIA Ekspres,
a high-speed rail service.
To meet the increasing demand of budget carriers, the
first purpose built Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) was
specifically built at KLIA to cater to the growing
passengers of the low cost airline, Air Asia.
By Air From
Hrs
Singapore
0.45
Hong Kong
3.40
Beijing
5.40
Tokyo
6.40
Sydney
7.55
Amsterdam
13.05
London
13.30
Los Angeles
17.50
By Train To
Hrs
Singapore
6.0
Incentives and Meetings
in Malaysia
Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur
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