Travelling to Kuala Lumpur


Key Trends and Opportunities: The Time to Act Is Ripe

Malaysia is one of the most economically developed countries in Southeast Asia and has successfully transitioned from an economy dependent on agriculture and natural resources to one with robust manufacturing and services sectors.

However, it is fast becoming an ageing nation. Declining fertility rates along with a labour force participation rate of 68% raises concerns about continued growth.

Improved education is needed in order to boost productivity and increase the skilled labour force. There is also a need to address the urban-rural divide and the gap between Peninsular and East Malaysia for equitable growth.

Malaysia’s social economy has had recent renewed government support in ecosystem building efforts to promote innovation and social entrepreneurship. There is a role for private sector to play.

Malaysia’s prominence in Islamic finance, notable through its issuance of green sukuks, makes it the second-largest socially responsible investing market in Asia.

Corporates are also becoming more engaged with social impact by deepening their engagement with sustainability.


Estimated non-profit organisations, 20,800 social enterprises & 14,000 cooperatives in Malaysia


Explore Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur offers something for everyone! A friendly and affordable city blended with local authenticity, heritage and contemporary living.

Conference Venue

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is Malaysia’s premier award-winning purpose-built facility and Asia’s first AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue. The Centre is strategically located in an integrated precinct in the heart of the city, overlooking the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers and the KLCC Park, with direct access to vibrant entertainment, recreation, great dining and accommodation.

The Centre is committed to supporting the long-term sustainability of the business events industry in Malaysia, the environment and the society and communities at large.

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Ground transportation

Travel to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is located about 50km (31 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur; an hour’s drive by direct motorway link or 28 minutes via the KLIA Express Rail Link (ERL).

Located less than 2km away from KLIA, KLIA2 links low-cost carrier and legacy airline passengers for a seamless transit to any destination worldwide.

Arrival and transfer to Kuala Lumpur city centre

KLIA Express Rail Link (ERL)

The KLIA Express is an express train that exclusively serves the route between KLIA2, KLIA and KL Sentral, the main downtown rail station in Kuala Lumpur. The journey takes 28 minutes (from KLIA) and 33 minutes (from KLIA2) each way. The train is equipped with comfortable seats, digital entertainment, wheelchair seat restraints, wheelchair-friendly washrooms, and luggage racks.

Schedule of the Services

  • Every 15 minutes during peak hours 
  • Every 20 minutes during off-peak hours


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Metered Taxi

Available at level 1 and 3 of the KLIA Main Terminal Building, the metered taxis offer an alternative for travelers to get around. Passengers have to purchase a RM2 (US$0.50/EUR0.40/AU$0.70) coupon prior to boarding these taxis.

Budget Taxi Fares

  • RM3.00 (US$0.70/EUR1.30/AU$1.10) for the first 1 KM or first 3 minutes
  • RM0.20 for each consequent 115 metres or consequent 21 seconds
  • 50% surcharge from 12a.m – 6a.m

Executive Taxi Fares

  • RM6.00 (US$1.50/EUR1.30/AU$2.10) for first 1 KM or first 2 minutes
  • RM0.20 for each consequent 150 metres or consequent 45 seconds
  • 50% surcharge from 12a.m – 6a.m

Ride-Hailing Services

Grab is one of the more popular ride-hailing apps in Malaysia. Some other popular apps include: MyCar; MULA; DACSEE; EzCar; and Riding Pink. They can be downloaded from Google Play or Apple AppStore.

Getting to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)

Light Rail Transit (LRT)

If you have taken the Light Rail Transit (LRT) to KLCC Station, dis-embark and follow the directional signage that takes you through the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall. Proceed to the pedestrian tunnel that leads to the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

If you have taken the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) dis-embark at the Bukit Bintang MRT Station. Proceed to the Pavilion KL Shopping Mall from which you can access the KLCC-Bukit Bintang Walkway that connects you to the main entrance of Centre. 

GOKL Free City Bus

The GOKL free city bus serves the Kuala Lumpur Central Business District (CBD) and has free Wi-Fi on board! Take the Green Line and dis-embark at the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall. Proceed to the pedestrian tunnel that leads to the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Taxis & Ride-Hailing Services

Other options to get to the Convention Centre include budget and executive taxi services and e-hailing. The drop off point is the Main Entrance of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. 


Advisory on Covid-19

From 1st August 2022, all travellers are allowed to enter Malaysia regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status and do not require a pre-departure or on-arrival COVID-19 test. There are no quarantine orders related to COVID-19 enforced by the Malaysian Government upon arrival.


The weather in Malaysia

As a tropical country, Malaysia is hot and humid year-round, with two main seasons: wet and dry. June, along with July, also happens to be the month that experiences the least amount of rainfall. The average minimum and maximum temperature in Malaysia in June range from 22.6°C to 31°C, whereas the average temperature is somewhere around 26.7°C. Be prepared with an umbrella, though, as showers can occur almost any time.

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