Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia is a modernistic metropolis with an impressive skyscraper filled skyline. And Malaysia truly has it all: bustling cities with breathtaking architecture, wild jungles, relaxing islands and granite peaks.
Why exhibit there
Malaysia is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which is predicted to become the fourth largest single market by 2030. It’s also known as one of the world’s top locations for offshore manufacturing and service based operations. Benefits for exhibiting there include:
- current exchange rate makes products and services attractive.
- close to major Asia Pacific economies.
There are three airports in and around Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is the main airport where all international flights arrive at.
There are many ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to the airport (and vice versa). The quickest way probably is the KLIA Express; this train takes you in 28 minutes from Kuala Lumpur central train station (KL Sentral) to the airport.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
You are not allowed to import any goods from Haiti. You are also prohibited from bringing non-prescribed drugs, weapons, any reproduction of any currency note or coin, or pornographic material. Any amount of illegal drugs found on your person will get you the death penalty, so don’t even think about it.
Main exhibition centres
- Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
- Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre
- Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
- Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
This city allows its visitors to experience a different culture through its ethnic foods and architecture, whilst keeping a reassuring foot in the 21st century. It is the perfect blend of the East and the West. Oh, and it’s famous for its shopping: CNN lists Kuala Lumpur as one of the four best shopping cities in the world.
Where to eat
- Limapulo - try the mixed meat skewers of barbecued chicken and beef with a delicious sauce, or the small pancakes with chicken stew/sauce.
- Kafe Old Market Square - It has a big menu, so there are plenty of options. Try the Mee Hoon (or rice vermicelli, a thin form of rice noodles) with chicken and the Malaysian national dish Nasi Lemak (a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf) with peanuts, boiled egg, curry, cucumber, chili paste, and fried chicken.
- Local currency is Malaysian Ringgit.
- Language is Malay.
- Some visitors to Malaysia are required a visa, check the list to see if it applies.
- Plug sockets in Malaysia are the three pronged ones you would find in the UK.
- Cultural sensitivities to take note of:
- Initial greetings should be formal and show appropriate respect.
- If in a team, always introduce the most important member first.
- Many Malays are uncomfortable shaking hands with a member of the opposite sex.