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IMG goes to Malaysia: 5 Things to Know Before You Go


Two months from now, we will be having our Malaysia Convention of Builders 2016 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It's going to be the first time in Malaysia and first time, I believe, for most of us to set foot on that country. This is really one of the perks of being part of IMG, not only do we learn and earn but we get the chance to travel the world.
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural place, you’ll get to feel a diverse culture of Malay, Chinese, and Indian experience in one place. You will be truly amazed by its colonial mixed with contemporary architectures as well as the enchanting natural attractions. 

Here are 5 things you need to know before you go:

IMG's Malaysia Convention 2016
IMG's Malaysia Convention 2016 
1. WHAT TO BRING:

Things to bring during travel
Things to bring during travel
Remember the packing list? Take note of them every time you travel. As much as possible travel light, bring only what is necessary to avoid excess baggage.

Travel Documents – Passport, Flight Itinerary, Valid IDs, Hotel Bookings, Travel Insurance & E-Ticket
Clothes – Lightweight clothes - temperature is likely similar here in the Philippines.
Comfortable Walking Shoes/Sandals
Toiletries – Towel, shampoos, toothbrush, etc.
Medical Kit – First Aid Kit, Travel Sickness Tablets, Personal Prescriptions, etc.
Money – Cash/Credit Card
Gadgets – Cameras, Mobile Phone, Tablets, Charger, Adapter
Notebook & Pen – Important during the Convention
Others – Sunglasses, Travel Pillow, Books, etc


2. WHAT TO DO:
There are a lot of things to do in Malaysia - exploring the cultural cities, shopping in the grand malls, dining in luxurious restaurants, eating street foods, wandering in the mountains or relaxing at the beach. It's a great place to escape but since we are here on a business trip with only few days to wander, here are a list of must-see places.


WITHIN KUALA LUMPUR

Petronas Twin Tower
Petronas Twin Tower (credits: 

Merkada Square
Merkada Square

Kuala Lumpur Tower
Kuala Lumpur Tower
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Batu Caves
Batu Caves

Central Market
Central Market

Chinatown
Chinatown
Little India
Little India

OUTSIDE KUALA LUMPUR

Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands
Legoland Malaysia
Legoland Malaysia
(If you are planning to come here, take note it's more than 3-hr travel from KL)
For more attractions, click link: http://bit.ly/1MltLBc


3. WHERE TO STAY:
Accommodations in KL are not that expensive, depending on your preference.


Hostels in Malaysia
 Hostels - range from P800.00-P1,500.00.
You can check Agoda or Tripadvisor for cheaper accommodations.

Apartments in Malaysia
Apartment - range from P1,000.00 - P2,500.00 in Airbnb
Hotels in Malaysia
Hotel - if you want to splurge a bit, there are a lot of hotels near the convention area
4. WHERE TO EAT:
Finding a place to eat is not a problem in Malaysia, you can find it anywhere. Due to it's diverse culture, you can try different cuisines all over the world here.


Street Food in Malaysia
Street Food in Malaysia
Street Food - If you are up for some food trip then this would be the best place. Try to visit Jalan Alor or the hawker stalls in Chinatown. Click on the link for more KL StreetFood info.

McDonald's the ultimate food destination
McDonald's the ultimate food destination
Fast Food - If you are hungry and in a hurry, McDonald's is the ultimate food destination. You can try Marrybrown restaurant for a change too.

Restaurant for those with extra budget
Restaurant for those with extra budget
Restaurant - If you have extra budget for food then you can check the restaurants nearby.

5. HOW TO GET AROUND:
Transportation is not a problem in Malaysia, you just need to plan ahead where you are going and ask Google Map how to get there. Or you can just ask the friendly locals, English is spoken here as well. 

Buses in Malaysia
Buses in Malaysia
Bus & Trains - Like in Singapore and Hong Kong, Malaysia has a transport card also - Myrapid & Touch 'N Go Cards - which you can use conveniently for RapidKL buses, monorail and LRT.
Taxi in Malaysia
Taxi in Malaysia
Taxis - Most taxis don't use meter here so cab drivers have tendencies to charge higher or go in circles if you don't know the place you are going - similar to our own country, so I think we know well what to do.

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