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Letter of Invitation
The Organising Committee will issue a letter of invitation upon request. The sole purpose of the letter is to facilitate the delegate’s travel and visa arrangements. The invitation does not imply provision of financial or other support.

The official language of the Symposium is English.

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be issued to all delegates.

The Organising Committee will not be liable for personal accidents, loss or damage to private properties of participants during the conference. Participants should make own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.

Venue of Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner on 23 June 2011 will be held at the historic landmark Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. Click here to find out more.

Whilst every attempt would be made to ensure that all aspects of the Conference as mentioned in this publication will take place as scheduled, the Organising Committee reserves the right to make last minute changes should the need arises.



Travel Information

Penang, an island just off the northwest coast of Malaysia, forms a part of the Malaysian state of the same name. The major city on the island, George Town, is also often called Penang. The island offers a wealth of tropical beaches, historic sights, and one of the best opportunities to experience the diversity of Malaysian culture.

To view entry requirements by country of origin, please click here.

The Malaysian currency is the ringgit, divided into 100 sen (cents). The currency is abbreviated both as RM and MYR. Credit cards are generally accepted in hotels and major shopping outlets. Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies. Click here to view exchange rates.

Hotels and restaurants add a government tax of 5% and a service charge of 10%.

Penang has a typically tropical climate of warm, sunny weather throughout the year. Rain is most frequent from November to January, but can be expected in any month.

Airport Connections
Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Hotel, located on Penang's finest beach, the famed Batu Feringgi Beach. Only 20 minutes' drive from George Town and 45 minutes from the Penang International Airport. Taxis and private limousines are available at the arrival halls until the last flight. All transportation fares are fixed with issuing of receipt.

Driving from Kuala Lumpur
Click here for driving guide.

Map of Penang
Click here to view map of Penang.
Click here for pdf map / guide to Penang.

Tourism Penang

Tourism Malaysia