Visitor Information

Currency
The Malaysian currency is Ringgit Malaysia (RM) which comes in notes and coins. Major currencies can be exchanged at most hotels, banks and licensed money changers. One Ringgit Malaysia is approximately USD 0.22.

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

Weather
Malaysia’s year-round tropical weather has sunny days with occasional rainfall and the average temperature ranges from 24°C to 34°C.

Attire
Business attire is most appropriate for attending Congress and business functions. For sightseeing or shopping, light cotton clothing is advised. Most malls and restaurants are air-conditioned.

Electricity
220–240V AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard UK-type three pin plugs are used.

Water
Bottled mineral water is easily available in shops, restaurants and supermarkets.

Entry Requirements / Visa / Passport
Travellers must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum of six months beyond the intended period of visit. Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits. For more information, please check the status in www.imi.gov.my or check with your local consulate. If you require a letter of invitation to facilitate your visa application, please contact the Convention Secretariat.

Access by Air
Getting to Malaysia is easy with over 40 airlines, including Malaysia national carrier – Malaysia Airlines. Malaysia’s primary gateway is the state-of-the-art Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Visitors can take flights from KLIA to all major cities and towns in the Peninsula, as well as to Sabah and Sarawak. The national budget airline is Air Asia – which flies the domestic routes as well as some international and Asian routes.

Airlines that operate flights to Kuala Lumpur include: