Malaysia, located in Southeast Asia, is aptly known as “Truly Asia” because of its multicultural heritage, reflected in the fine blend of its people, including Malays, Chinese, Indians, and other ethnic groups. Malaysia's meeting and convention venues, many adjacent to five-star hotels, are perfect for a wide range of meetings, from large-scale conventions to small regional conferences.
Where We Are capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is 27 miles from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) • served by 37 international airlines including Air India, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, KLM Dutch Air, Lufthansa, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines
Where to Stay Kuala Lumpur — 16 hotels with 5-star ratings and 14 hotels with 4-star ratings totaling 13,144 rooms • Selangor covering Bangi, Petaling Jaya, Subang, Putrajaya, Seri Kembangan, Shah Alam — 11 hotels with 5 stars and 7 with 4 • Penang — 8 hotels with 5 stars and 10 with 4 • Langkawi — 7 hotels with 5 stars and 5 with 4 • 5 percent tax on hotel rooms
Where to Meet main convention centers: Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), almost 121,000 square feet of exhibit space, 19 meeting rooms, one plenary hall (21,624 square feet) • Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Genting International Convention Centre
Where to Play rich in culture, cuisine, and history • popular national sports include soccer, badminton, hockey, tennis, bowling, squash • attendees can enjoy golf, scuba diving, motor sports, jungle treks, white-water rafting, canoeing • sandy beaches, enchanting islands, lush rain forests • shopping at sophisticated malls, roadside stalls, colorful bazaars, night markets • Bahasa Melayu is the official language; English is widely spoken
What's New the $171 million Putrajaya Convention Centre, with a 51,613-square-foot exhibit hall, a 2,500-seat banquet hall, and more • the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, with state-of-the-art wireless telecom, digital audiovisual facilities, a 3,000-seat plenary hall and more, to be complete in March 2005
Weather tropical with year-round temperatures ranging from 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 90 degrees
Convention Division Tourism Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Director: Ms Poon Siew Lean
In the Western U.S.
Contact: Normasila Musa
Phone: 213.689.9702, 800.336.6842; Fax: 213.689.1530
In the Eastern U.S.
Contact: Raja Normala R. Shamsudin
Phone: 212.754.1113, 800.558.6787; Fax: 212.754.1116