Malaysia

 City View in Kuala Lumpur  Traditional dress

Why Malaysia?                                                                   Click here to view video

Pacific World operates offices in the wilds of Borneo, the old world charm of Penang, the beautiful tranquility of Langkawi and the pulsating heart of Kuala Lumpur, providing the most extensive event expertise and local knowledge throughout the country, embracing all of Malaysia’s flavors in beautiful and creative events.

The award winning team includes many seasoned professionals with a lifetime of experience under their belts, gaining a reputation for service excellence among international clients and local partners, securing the best rates available and incorporating added value and flexible conditions at every opportunity.
Inspiring Moments: New Perspectives

Meetings:  Arrange a meeting at the KLCC, a multiple award winning convention centre with outstanding facilities, in the centre of Malaysia’s thriving capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Incentive: Visit the Wild Men of Borneo – the Orangutans at Sandakan or go sailing with an exclusive Barbeque Lunch on board or at a secluded beach around the 99 islands of Langkawi.

Conference: Hold a conference at the spectacular Sabah International Convention Complex, complete with an integrated five-star meeting hotel, the SICC accommodates a 6,600 capacity theatre and 400 exhibition booths at one time.

Event: Host an event at the Sepang International Formula One Circuit or with a bird’s eye view of Kuala Lumpur from the famous “Skybridge” or at other hidden gems discovered by the Pacific World team.

Malaysia has a myriad of captivating and unique experiences, from tribal culture and indigenous wildlife to eco-travel, world heritage charm, modern cities and tropical islands. Malaysia offers wonderful twin centre options within one country, state-of-the-art facilities with world-class hotels and an award-winning convention centre.  A country of stunning island destinations for the ultimate travel experience, including beautiful beaches with excellent resorts in locations like Borneo, Langkawi and Penang – perfect for a pure incentive or a relaxed meeting programme. Kuala Lumpur is the lively capital, offering a spectacular contrast between the towering skyscrapers and the heritage buildings from the British era, a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races, religions and festivals for an exciting start to your event. In Malaysia, travelers can encounter indigenous culture and unique wildlife for something a bit different or for an exceptional CSR programme. Malaysia is a multicultural melting pot but its indigenous tribal culture is fascinating and very much alive. Malaysia: a destination of unique flavours and opportunities.

Malaysia offers a world of options for travel planners: an up-and-coming destination that mixes a fascinating multi-cultural tapestry with a booming business culture. Excellent value for money for meetings and incentives. Malaysia is one of the most affordable destinations in the world and in Asia, with unbeatable hotel rates. Fantastic options with city, beach, culture and wildlife experiences. A world of contrasts within one country for a unique twin destination programme. State-of-the-art facilities. From world-class hotels to an award-winning convention centre. Stunning island destinations. Beautiful beaches with excellent resorts for incentives and corporate meetings – perfect for a pure incentive or a relaxed meeting programme.

  • When should I travel?
Malaysia can be visited throughout the year. There are two not very marked seasons - a moderately wet and a moderately dry season. Thunderstorms are frequent in the late afternoons because of its high humidity, but they are brief and seldom dampen the mood for outdoor activities. The East coast of Peninsular Malaysia is avoided during the monsoon period beginning in late November, when most of the beach resorts take a break, to revive their vitality to receive visitors again in March. The average temperature ranges from 24º Celsius to 30º Celsius in the lowlands.

  • Is it safe to travel and are there places to avoid?
Malaysia is one of the safest countries worldwide and it is absolutely safe to travel to any part of the country, also for women travelers. 

  • What money should I take?
Most major currencies, traveler cheques and international credit cards are widely accepted at money changers and banks throughout the country. Banks and licensed money changers offer usually better exchange rates than do hotels and shops, where a service charge may be levied (usually 2-4 per cent).

  • What language will they understand?
English is widely spoken throughout Malaysia. Road signs are written in both in Bahasa Melayu and English throughout Malaysia.

  • How about my health?
Malaysia is one of the healthiest countries of South East Asia and enjoys a good standard of health and cleanliness throughout the country. 

  • Public Holidays
  • 2012
January 01New Year's Day
January 23 Chinese New Year
February 01 *Federal Territory Day
February 05 Mawlid al-Nabi (Birth of Prophet Muhammad)
April 28 Wesak Day (Birth of Buddha)
May 01 Labour Day
June 02 King's Birthday
August 19 Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
August 31 Merdeka Day (National Day)
October 26 Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of the Sacrifice)
November 13**Deepavali
November 15 Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
December 25 Christmas Day

2013
January 01 New Year's Day
January 24 Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
February 01 Federal Territory Day
February 10 Chinese New Year
May 01 Labour Day
May 25 Wesak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
June 01 King's Birthday
August 08 Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan)
August 31 Merdeka Day (National Day)
October 15 Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice)
November 03 Deepavali (Festival of Lights)
November 04 Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year)
December 25 Christmas Day

  • Do I need a visa?
South African passport holders do not require a visa when visiting Malaysia.

  • Will I need any innoculations before I depart?
Malaysia requires no vaccination from foreign visitors.