Kuala Lumpur

The UIA cordially invites you to its Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018.

For over 100 years the UIA has been working to promote and facilitate the work of international associations.

The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice:

  • meet representatives of other international associations and share experience and knowledge
  • gain practical skills and tools to help you do your work better

This year the Round Table Asia-Pacific will take place Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please join us!

L'UAI vous invite cordialement à sa Table Ronde d'Associations Asie-Pacifique 2018.

Depuis 100 ans, L'UAI a oeuvré à promouvoir et faciliter le travail des associations internationales.

La Table Ronde d'Associations de l'UAI est l'occasion d'apprendre au travers d'échanges et par la pratique:

  • rencontrez des représentants d'autres associations internationales et partagez expérience et connaissance
  • acquérez des compétences pratiques et des outils qui vous aideront à améliorer votre travail

Cette année la Table Ronde en Asie-Pacifique aura lieu le mercredi 26 et jeudi 27 septembre à Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie. Afin de répondre aux besoins d'une communauté d'associations internationales très diverses la langue utilisée sera l'anglais. Soyez les bienvenus !

What participants said about the UIA Round Tables 2017

“Good platform to meet people in related fields. Help improving our work. Learn new knowledge.”

- Niyada Kiatying-Anngsulee, HAI - Asia-Pacific

"Continue organizing these events, they are great. The proposed topics are really tuned to our needs."

- Cécile Mayer, International Institute of Welding

“Share, learn, connect: that is UIA!”

- Andy Cubalit, Global Educators Network - Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

“UIA technique for separating group discussions is great.”

- Voravit Chansiri, World Organization of Former Students of Catholic Education

“Inspirational and motivational, lot of best practices shared and nice people met.”

- Sidonie Pauchet, European Food Information Resource

“I will be back!”

- Karel Praet, International Association of Railway Radio Amateurs

UIA Associations Round Tables: What, where, why? from World of Associations News, April 2016

UIA Associations Round Tables: since 2007 from World of Associations News, December 2016

List of the participating associations 2009-2017


Wednesday 26 September

9.00-12.00 Optional tours of KL for international delegates
Note: Pre-registration is required! Sign up when you register for the Round Table
Tour 1: A Taste of Bijan
Tour 2: KL Heritage Walk
Tour 3: School of Hard Knocks
Tour 4: The Art of Batik Making
See the tab "Extras" for more information
12.30-14.00 Lunch for all delegates
Optional, on request: site visit of the venue
14.00-15.30
UIA Round Table session 1

Opening keynote by UIA President Cyril Ritchie on the role of international organizations today

Panel of speakers:

What impact/influence does your association have on society/environment?
What external factors impact/influence your association’s work?

followed by round table discussions
15.30-16.00 Refreshments
16.00-17.30
UIA Round Table session 2

Case studies: associations share their experience in meeting challenges

17:45 Walk together to Pool Residence at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for a "Colours of Malaysia" dinner

Thursday 27 September

9.00-10.30
UIA Round Table session 3

Case studies: associations share their experience in meeting challenges

10.30-11.00 Refreshments
11.00-12.30
UIA Round Table session 4

Panel of speakers:

What external factors impact/influence your association’s work? (reprise)
How do you respond to these factors, and in turn, influence them?

followed by round table discussions
12.30-14.00 Lunch for all delegates
Optional, on request: site visit of the venue
14.00-17.00 MyNEXT 2018
Where local associations meet and share knowledge on association management

Cyril Ritchie

President of CoNGO - the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (2011-2018)

First Vice President of CoNGO (2018-2021)

President of the Council of Europe Expert Council on NGO Law (since 2008)

Senior Policy Advisor of WFC - World Future Council (since 2012)

Chair of ELCI - Environment Liaison Centre International (since 2000)

President of UIA - Union of International Associations (since 2017)

Titular of the World Order of the Smile (since 1979)

President of FIIG - Federation of Semi-Official and Private International Institutions established in Geneva (since 1978)

President of ICSFD - International Civil Society Forum for Democracy (2006)

Chair of WOCSOC - World Conference on Civil Society (1999)

Executive Director of ICVA - International Council of Voluntary Agencies (1964-1978 and 1990-1991)

Steve Tunstall

CEO & Co-Founder, Inzsure.com
General Secretary and Co-Founder, Pan Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association
Pan-Asia Ambassador, International Insurance Society, New York
CEO & Owner, Tunstall Associates Pte Ltd

Inzsure is a technology solution transforming commercial insurance. The platform leverages a conversational interface on a mobile friendly basis powered by AI and informed through intensive actionable intelligence data analytics. The radical, transparent and trustworthy business model significantly lowers frictional transaction costs and improves both speed and security. The platform is blockchain ready and investigating the adoption of Ethereum smart contracts.

Steve has over thirty years of experience in owning, running and future proofing companies. He has been CEO, Managing Director or equivalent in seven companies in four countries managing teams of up to 500 employees and based in Asia for over 20 years. He has deep domain knowledge in Insurtech, Fintech, commercial insurance, compliance, risk and crisis management.

“RISK and the Asian CEO” Steve’s first book, was published on Amazon Kindle in 2016. He has been recognised as the No.1 worldwide influencer in Insurtech according to the Global Instech 100 in early 2017. He features in the Top 20 Global Influencer lists of Rise, Richtopia and Onalytica in the areas of Insurtech, Fintech and Blockchain. He has a significant presence on Twitter (42k), LinkedIn (22k), Instagram (6k) Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat and Tumblr.

Previous roles include:

  • Head of Compliance, Insurance, Legal and Risk at Cathay Pacific and risk advisor to the rest of the Swire Group globally
  • Vice President of Risk for Genting Singapore & Resorts World Sentosa, responsible for enterprise-wide risk management, insurance and business continuity management
  • Managing Director for Jardine Pacific, Schindler Lifts Singapore

MSc in Project Management & Risk, BSc in Surveying and a Diploma in M&E Engineering. Member of the Institute of Risk Management, the Business Continuity Institute, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Association for Project Management and the Association of Cost Engineers.

Clara Fernández López

External Relations Manager of UIA

Clara is a skilled mediator with a training in understanding-based approach to conflict. As an independent consultor, she supports academic and professional publishing houses, organizations and academic institutions in diverse areas of company strategy, publishing, marketing and in international relations development.

Clara joined the Union of International Associations as External Relations Manager in 2011. In her role as Publisher, Managing Director and Member of the Management Board with various international publishing and media companies such as K. G. Saur in Germany, Gale in the U.S., Thomson Learning in U.K. and De Gruyter in Germany, from 1988 to 2011 she was the Publisher of UIA’s "Yearbook of International Organizations".

Since 1998, Clara is a Lecturer in Media Sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and since 2017 Member of the Executive Board of the International Youth Library Foundation.

Jeffers Miruka

Mr. Jeffers Miruka is the President and Founder member of the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE). AfSAE is a pan-African professional community of association executives formed in 2015 to serve as the professional society for those within the Association Management profession in Africa.

Mr. Miruka is also the Executive Director of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), a Nairobi based association of agricultural and development economists with over 3000 members spread globally, with specific interest in African agricultural transformation.

Mr. Miruka has over 13 years combined experience in association management and MICE. He has a rich experience in association development, convention bureau management, and is a frequent speaker and contributor to many global publications, media interviews and association forums.

Mr. Miruka is currently involved with the government of Kenya, activating the Kenya National Convention Bureau. He is well known internationally in the MICE Business events industry and easily recognized as the pre-eminent African associations ambassador and a leader of the association movement in the continent. He has a Masters in Global Marketing.

Noor Ahmad Hamid

Regional Director Asia Pacific, International Congress and Convention Association

Noor has been the Regional Director Asia Pacific of ICCA since 2009. Prior to joining ICCA, he began his career in tourism marketing with the national tourist authority - Tourism Malaysia where he has handled and overseen the international & domestic tourism promotion, media hospitality, meeting & incentive projects and event organising.

In 1989, he was posted to Los Angeles and high-jumped to the meetings & incentive side for 5 years when the sales responsibility was incorporated into his portfolio. After 16 years with Tourism Malaysia, he joined the business sector in event management, sponsorship and innovative tourism projects, a background that uniquely helps him understand ICCA members’ vast range of business cultures and working environments.

Under Noor’s leadership, ICCA Asia Pacific Office has seen a major expansion in terms of size with the establishment of a Global Research Centre, and it paved the way for more comprehensive research projects undertaken by Kuala Lumpur-based research team for the benefit of members and the association community worldwide.

In his current role as Regional Director Asia Pacific, Noor continues to be a vital ambassador for ICCA and represents ICCA in numerous talks in the region at national & regional meetings forums. In addition, he provides training workshops and leads educational seminars in bidding & marketing. He also sits on the Founding Advisory Board and serves as Ambassador for the ASAE Great Ideas in Association Management Conference Asia Pacific. His aim is to help grow the international meetings industry in the Asia Pacific region.

Stacey Huang

Stacey is the Executive Director of the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA). She is responsible for setting up and implementing strategies and programs that will maintain PARIMA as the fastest growing professional association for Risk managers in Asia. Besides managing the overall planning and development of PARIMA, she is also in charge of the day to day operations. PARIMA’s members are solely corporate risk managers and it has currently more than 1400 members, representing more than 800 companies and spread across 30 countries. Since joining PARIMA, she has grown the association by more than five times and introduced new initiatives such as certification, partnerships, competency modelling and self-assessments.

Stacey believes in the need and importance of strategic development. A management consultant with over 10 years of experience, she has helped companies with their transformation and growth agenda. She has worked across multiple industries, countries and cultures, having lived and worked in Kenya, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. She has a Business Management Degree and a Masters in Business Psychology and has a passion for enabling organisational and individual change. Her expertise are in Business modelling, Process Improvement, Change Management and Digital Transformation.

Professor Dr Teo Soo Hwang PhD FASc OBE

Chief Executive, Cancer Research Malaysia

Prof Teo Soo-Hwang is Chief Executive of Cancer Research Malaysia. Her team works with global teams to ensure that the fight against cancer doesn’t miss Asians.

Cancer Research Malaysia is a company limited by guarantee, governed by a Board of Trustees and in her role as founding CEO, Prof Teo has worked closely with the Founding Trustees to establish a governance framework, strategic plan and operational plans for the Foundation.

Prof Teo’s contributions to medical research have been acknowledged through appointments as an Adjunct Professor of University Malaya in 2008, an Eisenhower Fellow in 2010, a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences on 2014, Top Research Scientist Award in 2014 and Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017.

At the Round Table in Seoul in 2013 Steve told us about the birth of PARIMA: the reason for founding it and for selecting the location; the challenge of attracting partners; and, of course, engaging members. PARIMA has grown considerably since those beginnings six years ago and now has 1400 members representing 800 companies in 30 countries in Asia Pacific. Steve and the other founders have done an outstanding job in creating a community of risk managers in the region. We invite him back to the Round Table in 2018 to tell us how they did it.

Fundraising is often a topic and a function that can strike a raw nerve in the heart of even the most seasoned association professional. Fundraising is fundamentally viewed as asking people for money, and this often makes many of us feel uncomfortable and we are, generally, untrained in this key area.

As association executives, we constantly ask people and organizations to invest in our mission, programs and services. Each membership contribution, each event registration, and each education class or credential application are all the result of creating a compelling value proposition in which a member believes giving his or her funds to you will result in mutual gain or return on investment.

Although fundraising is different from a purely transactional relationship, the elements of research, marketing, budgeting, and assessment are all fully present. When applicable to an association, or to any non-profit organisation, many of us think that finding money is always the first step. The not-for-profit executives will agree that it is more difficult to get funding than it often seems at the start. Besides, there is a lot more to fundraising than just having a good idea.

UIA’s 2015 Survey on International Meeting Issues shows that 51% of international associations worldwide are not familiar with the services offered by a Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) – and only 14% have used the services of a CVB in the past 5 years.

There is a huge potential for associations finding neutral support, assistance and advice for planning their events in destinations worldwide. And at UIA we see a huge need of increased communication between the meetings industry and international associations.

  • What is a CVB and why is its service free of charge for you?
  • How can you approach a CVB, which information will the CVB need from you, how do CVBs and international associations cooperate?
  • Why could your event be more successful with the support of a CVB?
  • Where is there a potential for win-win interactions between a CVB and international associations?

Discussing and finding answers to these questions is crucial for an enhanced networking and interaction between international associations and those players in the meetings industry, who will help associations planners in the organization of their events.

The UIA focus and aim is to encourage and undertake all activity aimed at promoting the development and efficiency of non-governmental networks, as well as intercommunication between people working in the international framework and in interassociative cooperation. One of the most important tools for associations work is their meetings and congresses, and UIA encourages the interaction between the meetings industry and associations by providing a networking space.

The growing phenomenon of so called "predatory conferences" is not something new by now, as demonstrated in the recent number of high-profile news stories on this subject. Increasingly we are learning that these disreputable “conferences” have been on the horizon for a long time - they are being organized under the umbrella of “international associations”, or predatory entities which have become notorious for organising conferences that appear to be scholarly but are strictly exploitive money-making. These are often referred to as fake, fraudulent, scam or downright bogus, however we regard them as "questionable meetings".

In this presentation we’ll talk about what you need to know about questionable conference, what a predatory organizer is, why they are a menace to academia and a checklist to detect and avoid falling prey to this type of conferences. The goal is to provide a clear overview of what is going on out there and highlight some of the specific concerns as predatory conferences should ring the alarm bells not only to the associations, but also the academics.

  • How PARIMA set it up
  • Lessons learnt in the process of setting it up
  • Making it sustainable after the launch

Venue

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
http://www.klccconventioncentre.com/

Arriving in Kuala Lumpur

KL has an advanced and well-connected transportation infrastructure. So whether you choose to fly in with Malaysia Airlines or take a ride on any of the transnational buses, getting into KL is easy. While you are here, as KL is the national transportation hub, you can take advantage of KL's network to see the rest of Malaysia and the world.

By air

Flying into KL would be the most preferable option as it is fast and convenient. The airports have the capacity to adequately serve the needs of all air travelers, ensuring that getting in and out of the city is smooth and swift. There are three gateway airports that will lead you directly to KL: the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) and the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Skypark).

By land

There are many ways to travel into KL by land. You can either take the bus, train or drive a car and enjoy the scenic views that the country has to offer. Travelling on the road in Malaysia is safe and most transportation services are comfortable and reliable.

By sea

All passenger sea vessels berth at the Port Klang Cruise Centre (PKCC), a dedicated passenger cruise terminal located at Westport, Port Klang.

To provide comfort for travelers, this terminal is modern and equipped with various facilities and amenities including link bridges for embarkation and disembarkation, covered walkways connecting the wharf side and terminal, ATMs, foreign exchange counters, restaurants, souvenir and gift shops, and duty free outlets. Ample parking space is also available for cars and buses. Access to and from the city centre is either by KTM Komuter (station stops at Port Klang) or by taxi. It takes about an hour, on road, to reach KL from Port Klang. For travelers with more than 5 hours of layover here, it is highly recommended that you visit KL and its main attractions.

Getting to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

By road

If you are in a taxi or a chauffeured car, approach the Convention Centre along Jalan Pinang and turn left into the Main Entrance (second turn after the Mandarin Oriental Hotel) for drop off.

If you are driving, here are your parking options:

  1. Take the first left after the Mandarin Oriental Hotel from Jalan Pinang up the ramp to access the car park at the Centre’s basement.
  2. Park at the KLCC Suria car park and exit to the Concourse level Centre Court. Make your way past Cold Storage to the Guardian Pharmacy where there is a covered walkway through to the Centre. Take the elevator to the Ground Floor where you will be directed to the Registration area.

By train

Take the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Kelana Jaya Line to the KLCC Station. Turn left after exiting the turnstiles and walk through the Suria KLCC shopping centre Concourse level to the Centre Court. Turn left and make your way past Cold Storage to the Guardian Pharmacy where there is a covered walkway through to the Centre. Take the elevator to the Ground Floor where you will be directed to the Registration area.

On foot

From the Suria KLCC shopping centre’s Concourse Level Centre Court, make your way past Cold Storage to the Guardian Pharmacy where there is a covered walkway through to the Centre. Take the elevator to the Ground Level of the Centre where you will be directed to the Registration area.

The Centre is also accessible for delegates and visitors via the air-conditioned Bukit Bintang-KLCC Link Bridge. The link bridge features entrance/exit at the Pavilion Mall (Bukit Bintang), Wisma Cosway, Jalan Perak and the Impiana KLCC Hotel with convenient exit escalators and staircases) located at the main entrance to the Centre. This air-conditioned link allows delegates and visitors to travel conveniently, comfortably and safely on foot.

Getting Around Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a relatively accessible city with many ways to get around conveniently. There are three major rail networks within the city, a number of air-conditioned buses to all areas in the city, and a fleet of taxis that will take you anywhere you need to go. Nevertheless, the best way to experience the sights and sounds would be to go for a walk around town.

  • Buses
    • KL Hop-on Hop-off – The best way to experience all of KL is via the KL Hop-on Hop-off city tour, more info visit website
    • RapidKL Bus – Services 6 key areas of the Klang Valley with total of 165 routes with 5 types of bus services
    • GoKL Bus – Free bus service, which operated by the Land Public Transport Commission Malaysia
  • Taxi
    • Premium taxi
    • Budget taxi
    • GrabCar Malaysia – Alternatively, use GrabCar for a quicker & a much more convenient way of getting taxis! In just two taps, you can get a taxi to pick up and send you to your next destination, more info visit website
  • Train - The city is linked by rail with three major lines: The RapidKL LRT (Light Rail Transit), KL Monorail and KTM Komuter. The services are frequent, punctual and convenient, with feeder bus services from train services to designated areas.
  • On foot - Taking the scenic route on foot around KL is a good way to explore the city. Travelers and shoppers in KL can enjoy safe and secured pedestrian walkways built specifically for their convenience and comfort.

For more information: http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/index.php?r=column/ctwo&id=23

Suggested hotels within a 5 minute walk from the Convention Centre

Room rates are indicative only)


Hotel Single Double Remarks Link for booking
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Grand Room (City View)
RM590++
Grand Room (City View)
RM650++
Inclusive of 1 or 2 breakfast
Subject to 10% service charge and 6% GST
Reservation Form
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe Room
RM524.70nett
Deluxe Room
RM571.34nett
Reservation Form

Impiana KLCC Hotel
Deluxe Room
RM420nett
Deluxe Room
RM420nett
Inclusive of 1 or 2 breakfast
Rate inclusive of service charge and taxes
Reservation Link

Suggested hotels within a 5 to 15 minute walk from the Convention Centre


Hotel Website
Mandarin Oriental https://www.mandarinoriental.com/kuala-lumpur/petrona-towers/luxury-hotel
Shangri-la http://www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/shangrila/
Fraser Place https://kualalumpur.frasershospitality.com/en
Westin http://www.thewestinkualalumpur.com/
JW Marriott https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/kuldt-jw-marriott-hotel-kuala-lumpur/
Grand Millennium https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/kuala-lumpur/grand-millennium-hotel-kuala-lumpur/#rooms
Hotel Istana https://www.hotelistana.com.my/en/accommodations
The KL Journal Hotel http://www.kljournalhotel.com/
Holiday In Express https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/kuala-lumpur/kulcc/hoteldetail
E & O Residences http://www.eoresidences.com/main.php
Pullman Kuala Lumpur http://www.pullman-kualalumpur-citycentre.com/
Royale Chulan https://www.royalechulan-kualalumpur.com/
Dorsett KL http://www.dorsetthotels.com/malaysia/kualalumpur/

Our partners in Malaysia are pleased to offer delegates a selection of tours in the morning of 26 September, before the Round Table.

Pre-registration is required! When you register for the Round Table, you can also choose to sign up for the tour(s) of your choice. Or send an email to nancy@uia.org.

Please note that there is a maximum number of participants for each tour.

Tour 1. A Taste of Bijan

Enjoy a culinary experience in Kuala Lumpur with this 3½ hour food masterclass and lunch. At Bijan restaurant, you'll learn how to make a Malay dish under the guidance of a sous chef, who provides a delicious immersion into Malay cuisine. Then sit down to eat lunch at the popular restaurant.

Maximum participants: 18 persons

Tour 2. KL Heritage Walk

This is an interesting tour that reveals the beauty and charms of the combination of old and new Kuala Lumpur. Rich in its history, Kuala Lumpur was developed from a small tin miner’s settlement to the present modern and highly developed city. Here you will discover the incredible splendor of this city that incorporate elements of oriental and colonial along with component of Moorish, Mogul and Islamic stylish building.’

Maximum participants: 38 persons

Tour 3. School of Hard Knocks

Relax, this school doesn’t hurt like it sounds. The School of Hard Knocks offers you a speed lesson on pewter smith skill (if visiting the Royal Selangor Visitors Centre got you curious). Armed with a hammer, mallet, wooden mould and scraper, you’ll be forming, scraping, polishing and packing your own piece of pewter, engraved with your initials or a personal message.

Maximum participants: 25 persons

Tour 4. The Art of Batik Making

The translation for batik is “writing in wax.” To do this, one will use a canting or a spouted, pen-like tool to draw dots and lines on a cloth with hot wax. The wax acts as a dye-resist, so that once the cloth is dipped in dye, only the desired area will be coloured. Once dry, another section of wax is removed (either by scraping or boiling in hot water) and dipped in dye again. This process is repeated until the entire cloth is coloured. This somewhat differs from the Malaysian style of making batik. In Malaysia, batik makers or artist rely more on a brush painting method instead of dipping in dye to apply the colours onto the cloth. The Malaysian style of batik is also famous for its geometrical designs and uses more leaves and flower designs instead of animals or human forms. So, batik is more than just “patterns on fabrics.”

Let’s try your hand to create your own batik pieces! All the necessary equipment such as cloth, canting, wax, colour and brushes are provided. There will also be a batik artist to guide you along the way. After your class, the helpful people at the gallery will dry your batik, fix the colour and remove the wax for you. Then, your masterpiece is ready to bring home!

Maximum participants: 38 persons

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and its partners, Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) and Sabah Convention Bureau invite you to join a familiarisation trip after the UIA Round Table.

This special invitation is reserved for registered Round Table delegates from regional or international associations.

To find out more, please send an email to leefen@myceb.com.my.

There are three trips offered:

Penang

Penang’s rich historical and cultural heritage, alongside its God-given natural heritage combined with modern advantages, distils into a refreshingly unique experience for the business traveller. We have identified a variety of unique experiences that make Penang the destination of choice for those seeking to move beyond the confines of the meeting room for a special encounter.

website

Sarawak

Sarawak - the land of the hornbills, located on the island of Borneo, the third largest island in the world north of the equator. Sarawak is unique in that there are significant differences in culture, administration and lifestyle. Under beautiful blue skies and tropical breezes you can bathe at the sandy beaches of the palm-fringed state of Sarawak. Tropical showers cool the land with heavier rainfalls during the monsoon months.

website

Sabah

Sabah is richly blessed with natural diversity, unique cultures, fun adventure, beautiful beaches, and fantastic cuisines for the adventurous taste buds. We have it all, from the world’s largest flower (the Rafflesia), one of the highest mountains in South East Asia (Mount Kinabalu), to one of the world’s top dive sites (Sipadan Island). Sabah is also known for its great natural treasures, which include the world-renowned Danum Valley Conservation Area and Tabin, Sabah’s largest wildlife reserve.

website




Kuala Lumpur. A city that is truly one-of-a-kind. You'll find the world in this city but you'll never find anything quite like it anywhere else in the world.

For starters, KL (as we fondly call it) has its very own global icon in the PETRONAS Twin Towers, soaring 452 metres above street level and 88 stories tall. This mega structure towers majestically over KL, presenting a universal view of the icon from any corner of the city. Just beneath the Twin Towers are Malaysia's best shopping spots, featuring haute couture brands to trendy street fashions. For those with a penchant for Broadway-like theatres, meet KL's talented acting community that brings you fine shows and performances from the traditional to the satirical. Partygoers will find KL's vibrant night scenes perfect to satiate their appetite for the most happening places to party.

But if you yearn to experience the traditional old world appeal of Malaysia's culture and values, the old streets of KL with its captivating day-to-day activities and aromatic smells will charm you. You'll experience this city, with the echoing music of its entertainment outlets, the beam of vehicle lights searching for the perfect late-night snack and colourful streetlights - a spectacle that proves KL as a definite place to visit for world travellers.

Here, we will show you the must-see destinations and must-do activities that will thrill you for sure. With so many places to go, a trip to KL may seem overwhelming. To help, we've rounded up the best attractions that'll guide you in and around this amazing city.

For more information, visit the website http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/index.php?r=column/cone&id=3

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Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2018

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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