Visitor Information

Accessibility and Local Transportation:
Peninsular Malaysia transport network is diverse with extensive roadways stretching over 63,445km, including 1,630km of expressways. Its main highway extends over 800km, from the Thai border all the way to Singapore.

Buses and taxis are most popular form of transportation. Express buses and regional buses connect many towns and cities to each other. Buses connecting towns and cities charge fares according to the distance covered.

Taxi Services - This is the most widely and easily available form of transport. City taxies operate by meter and may be hired from taxi stands, hailed by roadside or through a radiophone paging system. There are also minivan-type taxis for carrying larger parties.

Light Rail Transit (LRT) and KL Monorail provide inner-city public transportation for Kuala Lumpur, serving businesses, hotels and shopping districts, and also major parts of greater Kuala Lumpur. Fares are more affordable than taxis and will link-up with other LRT and train networks at KL Sentral.

KLIA Express
When you are going from and to the Airport, the fastest way is the new KLIA Express. The non-stop travel takes less than 30 minutes and ends at the new KL Sentral. Click here for more information.

Weather
Malaysia's weather is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity. Daytime temperature is approximately 32-34 degrees Celsius, while it is 26-28 degrees Celsius at night in Kuala Lumpur.

Time Zone
Kuala Lumpur operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 8 hours.

Currency
Please click here for the latest currency exchange rate.

Electricity
Voltage is 220 – 240 Volt AC at 50 cycles per second, adaptable to standard 3-pin square plugs and socket.

Banking Hours
Monday – Friday (9.00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Closes on weekends and public holidays.

Goods & Services Tax (GST)
GST has been imposed to any eligible goods or services products effectively since 1st of April 2015. Tourists are allowed to claim a GST refund under the “Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)” from an Approved Refund Agent at the airport upon leaving Malaysia via flight from one of the 8 international airports in the scope of the TRS. Please click here for more information.

Visas
If you do not know whether you need a visa to come to Malaysia, or which immigration category is most suitable for you, please click here for more information.  

If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application, please click here or contact the WAAVP 2017 Conference Secretariat at secretariat@waavp2017kl.org.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Conference. The policy should include loss of fees/ deposit through cancellation of your participation in the meeting, or through cancellation of the meeting itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the meeting secretariat nor the organising committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.
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Important Dates

  • Call for Abstract Opens

    1 Jul 2016

  • Abstract Submission Deadline

    31 Mar 2017

  • Super Early Bird Registration Opens

    1 Jul 2016

  • Early Bird Registration Opens

    1 Jan 2017

  • Regular Registration Opens

    15 May 2017

  • Late Registration Opens

    15 Aug 2017



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