Malaysia is a uniquely diverse country with a multicultural population that will not fail to amaze. From the rich lush rainforests in Srawak and mountainous peaks of the Crocker Range down to the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, the country has something for everyone. Malaysia's multicultural population is comprised of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous groups.
Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also make Malaysia home to hundreds of colorful festivals.
During the conference, weather in KL will be warm. Temperatures will range between 74-90 degrees Fahrenheit. Please bring an umbrella or raincoat in case of rain.
Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 federal territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Petrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal terriroty (Lubuan) in East Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL, is the capital of Malaysia. Literally meaning "muddy estuary" in Malay, Kuala Lumpur has grown from a small, sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis of around 6.5 million (city-proper population of 1.8 million) in just 150 years. With some of the world's cheapest 5-star hotels, great shopping and even better food, increasing numbers of travelers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding urban areas form the most industrialized and economically, the fastest growing region in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is a centre for finance, insurance, real estate, media and the arts of Malaysia. The infrastructure development in the surrounding areas such as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang, the creation of the Multimedia Super Corridor and the expansion of Port Klang further reinforce the economic significance of the city.