Hotel & Travel

 

Welcome to Kuala Lumpur!

A stunning city where east meets west, Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. Fondly known as KL by the locals, the vibrant city is well known for its iconic buildings such as The Petronas Twin Towers and its seemingly endless range of shopping and retail outlets. However, there is more than meets the eye. KL is the hidden gateway to marvellous wanders of nature, history, and not forgetting its variety of delicious food and plethora of festivals and celebrations, all a reflection of Malaysia’s unique multicultural society.

 

Accommodation

Shangri-La Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel is the official conference venue for MOA 2015.

Nestled amidst lush greenery in the heart of the city, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is just moments from the city’s leading business, shopping and entertainment districts. The hotel is merely a five minute walk to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower, and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is only 45 minutes away by car.

The award winning hotel comprises 662 luxurious guestrooms, including 101 elegant suites, all offering panoramic views of the city or the tranquil gardens. Approximately 700 parking lots are available for the guests of the hotel.

Room rates are as follows:

Room Category

Single Occupancy Room Rates

Double Occupancy Room Rates

Executive Room

RM 500.00++

RM 550.00++

Premier Room

RM 540.00++

RM 590.00++

Horizon Executive Room

RM 650.00++

RM 700.00++

Executive Suite

RM950.00++

RM950.00++

Premier Selection Suite

RM1,050.00++

RM1,050.00++

  • Above room rates are subject to 10% service charge and the prevailing government tax or GST at 6%

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Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel is the official conference venue for MOA 2015.

The Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur is an international 4-star business hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Located across the road from Shangri-La Hotel, it is a mere 3 minute walk to the conference venue.

Concorde Hotel is also within walking distance to KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, and plenty of restaurants and bars including the Hard Rock Café.

Room rates are as follows:

ROOM CATEGORY

ROOM RATES

ROH (Superior and Deluxe)

RM345.00++ (RM400.20nett)

*Premier Room

RM440.00++ (RM510.40nett)

*Premier Executive Room

RM475.00++ (RM551.00nett)

  • Rates quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax

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Upon Arrival

Taxi

We recommend taking a taxi from the KLIA airport to the conference venue, Shangri-La Hotel as it is the fastest and most efficient method. The price rates shown below are provided by the airport taxi operator, Airport Limo (M) Sdn Bhd.

Upon arrival, follow the signage that leads to the exit points of the airport. You will find counters where taxi coupons are being sold. Using this system, they will calculate exactly what you have to pay for a certain distance. Below is a reference for the pricing of different taxis.

 

Pickup time between 6.01 am to 11.59 pm

Pickup time between
12 am (midnight) to 6 am

Budget Taxi (Proton Waja/Proton Saga)

RM 74

RM 124

Premier Taxi (Perdana V6/Nissan)

RM 102.10

RM 152.10

Luxury Taxi (Mercedes Benz)

RM 190.80

RM 240.80

*The prices shown are correct at the time of printing and may be subject to change.

 

 

Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

If you have time to spare after the conference, why not check out some of these superb attractions right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur? Be it retail therapy, magnificent landmarks and buildings, or fun filled theme parks, there is definitely something special that would make your trip more memorable.

 

Petronas Twin Towers

Anchoring the sprawling Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Hailed as the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur, a visit to KL just is not complete unless you have visited these doppelganger structures. The 88-storey chrome and steel towers are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58m-long, double-decker Sky Bridge.

 

Suria KLCC

Located at the base of the 88-storey, steel-clad Petronas Twin Towers (which rise to 451.9m), the crescent-shaped Suria KLCC is amongst the top shopping and dining ventures. Opened in 1999, the retail and entertainment complex on the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee houses a plethora of interesting attractions including Aquaria KLCC.

 

Aquaria KLCC

On the concourse level of the KL Convention Centre, the 464,515sqm Aquaria KLCC is home to over 150 species of marine life. Some people write it off as a tourist trap, but they’re sorely missing out – beyond the gallons of water filled with necklaces of kelp, coral and sea creatures, is one of KL’s foremost sightseeing attractions with real depth and complexity.

 

Menara KL Tower

Standing atop the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the 421m-high KL Tower is, at present, the world's fifth tallest structure. Officially known as Menara KL, it has been outshone by the Petronas Twin Towers but remains an important architectural marker and boasts spectacular views of the city. AN interesting fact to note is that the viewing deck is at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Tower’s Skybridge.

 

Chinatown (Petaling Street)

The colourful Chinatown is a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise that seemingly never sleeps. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, it is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia, and holds its own against its more glamorous neighbours, KLCC & Bukit Bintang. Representing Malaysia’s multihued multicultural background perfectly, you can find all sorts of stuff, from Chinese herbs to imitation goods in this area.

 

Central Market

The focus for the city’s artistic community, Central Market is a KL cultural landmark, just a short walk away from Petaling Street. Also called Pasar Seni, it was built in 1928 and used to be a simple wet market, until the early 1980s when it was revamped into a handicrafts outlet. In similar vein to New York’s SoHo flea market – the merchandise here is cheap and comprises traditional goods such as batik, embroidery carvings, souvenirs, and sculptures.

 

Batu Caves

11 km north of KL, Batu Caves is a 400-year old limestone hill (with a 100-year old temple incorporated within it), best known as the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam. The celebration attracts thousands of visitors who come to see the colourful spectacle of devotees who pay homage by carrying ornately-decorated ‘kavadis’ (frameworks) combined with various metal hooks and skewers which are used to pierce the skin, cheeks and tongue.

 

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a distinguished city landmark that originally served as the secretariat for the colonial British administration. Today it is home to the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Built in 1897 and designed by AC Norman, it is set to the east of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and is frequently the backdrop for Malaysia’s annual Independence Day parades.

 

Putrajaya

Putrajaya is a garden city with an attention-grabbing variety of beautiful, colossal architecture. The Federal Government’s administrative hub of the country, it is about 25km from KL and spans a distance of 4932 hectares. A showcase of gorgeous urban planning, there is so much to see here that a tour should definitely be on the itinerary when you visit. A prime example of architectural ambition, at the heart of Putrajaya is a 600-hectare manmade lake (with a towering, twin-deck bridge) fringed by landscaped parks and a diverse jumble of buildings. The Putra Lake and Putra Bridge, plus the pink Putra Mosque and Putra Perdana (PM’s office), are the city’s chief tourist attractions.

 

KL Bird Park

The showpiece of the renowned 600,000sqm Lake Gardens, the 209,000sqm KL Bird Park (also called Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur) is billed as the world’s largest covered bird park. It is home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 species all over the world, most of which are free and accustomed to being around people. Twice the size of neighbouring Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park, the park is divided into several sections, keeping different species of feathered creatures separate but free to fly around their respective enclosures.

 

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Water slides that whirl and twirl, a manmade 'river' ride, surf beach, wave pool and 360° revolving pirate ship… the list of fun attractions at the 323,749sqm Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is extensive. Located in Petaling Jaya, the park encompasses a total of five different zones - the water park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park.

 

Shopping in KL

Low Yat Plaza Shopping Mall

A one-stop destination for electronics and IT products, Low Yat Plaza – commonly referred to as Low Yat – is a well established commercial shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur’s busy city centre. Ranking high as one of the city’s best known spots for gadgets and gizmos, the 12-storey mall is divided into a series of inter-connected stores surrounding a main concourse.

 

Bukit Bintang

Called the cultural heart of the city’s local cuisine, Jalan Alor (ocated just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang), is basically a strip of atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants, with a row of hawker stalls set up on the five-foot walkway on both sides and plastic tables and chairs spilling out onto the road. The variety of food available is amazing with barbecued meats, noodles and desserts recognised as some of the best (and cheapest) in the city.

 

Pavillion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall

Located at the centre of the uber trendy Bukit Bintang district, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling 1.37 million square feet complex comprised of three major components – a retail mall, an office block and two residential towers. Occupying prime real estate along Jalan Bukit Bintang, the mall was opened in 2007 and is noteworthy as the city centre’s trendiest and most popular shopping development.

 

Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur

Connected directly to the five-star JW Marriott, Starhill Gallery is a high-end shopping mall with seven floors of luxury retail experience. The Feast and Relish floors feature a myriad of fine-dining options, while the Indulge and Adorn floors showcase a variety of designer labels with the former focusing more on fashion labels.

 

Mid Valley Megamall

The best shopping opportunity is not actually within Bangsar itself, but very near it; the Mid Valley Shopping mall is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and is arguably the Klang Valley's most popular shopping attraction. From Bangsar, it is a mere few minutes away using a large flyover that cuts across the smaller Bangsar roads that lead to other areas.

 

The Gardens

Linked to Mid Valley Megamall via a covered pedestrian bridge and underground corridor, The Gardens Mall offers an upscale retail environment with a lengthy roster of luxury labels under its roof. Some of the brands represented at this mall include Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Hermes, Michael Kors, AX Armani Exchange, Gucci and Calvin Klein.

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