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 0.24.
Penang operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 8 hours.
Malaysia’s year-round tropical weather has sunny days with occasional rainfall and the average temperature ranges from 24°C to 34°C.
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.
220–240V AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard UK-type three pin plugs are used.
Bottled mineral water is easily available in shops, restaurants and supermarkets.
Entry Requirements / Visa / Passport
Travelers 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 Congress 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 may be required to stopover at Kuala Lumpur city before embarking on a different flight en route to Penang International Airport. Penang International Airport sees incoming flights from many international destinations, such as China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Qatar.
Airlines that operate flights to Penang include
Air Asia - http://www.airasia.com/
Batik Air - https://batikair.com
China Airlines - http://www.china-airlines.com
China Southern Airlines - http://www.csair.com/en/
Citilink - https://www.citilink.co.id
Firefly - https://www.fireflyz.com.my
JetStar - http://www.jetstar.com
Lion Air - http://www.lionair.co.id
Lucky Air - http://www.luckyair.net
Malaysia Airlines - http://www.malaysiaairlines.com
Malindo - https://www.malindoair.com
Qatar Airways - http://www.qatarairways.com
Scoot - https://www.flyscoot.com
SilkAir - https://www.singaporeair.com
Sriwijaya Air - https://www.sriwijayaair.co.id/
Thai Smile - https://www.thaismileair.com