ICAFS2019 |International Conference on Agricultural & Food Sciences

2019 The 3rd International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (3rd ICAFS2019)

ICAFS2019, December 8-11, 2019  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Venue

1. Conference Venue

Conference Hotel: Functional Conference Room (to be confirmed), ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Address: 32 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
 
The confence venue strategically located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre is only a 5-min walk from Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park and major shopping malls including Suria KLCC. 

Kuala Lumpur, is the capital city of Malaysia, boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. Divided into numerous districts, its main hub is called the Golden Triangle which comprises Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown. KL is widely recognised for numerous landmarks, including Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves, which is over 400 million years old.

2. Visa

To enter Malaysia, visitors must have a national passport or other internationally recognized travel documents with a validity period of at least six months beyond the length of stay in Malaysia. All passports and travel documents must be endorsed for travelling in Malaysia. For more details about Visa, please refer the official website at http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/index.php?r=column/cone&id=14 and https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/visa/types-of-visa.html

3. Transportation: Arriving Into Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (KL) has an advanced and well-connected transportation infrastructure. So whether you choose to fly in with Malaysia Airlines or take a ride on any of the Transnasional buses, getting into KL is easy. As the national transportation hub, you can take advantage of KL's network to see the rest of Malaysia and the world.
By Air: There are three gateway airports that will lead you directly to KL: the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) and the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also known as Subang Skypark).
 - Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KLIA (IATA: KUL; http://www.klia.com.my/), is the main airport, located about 50 km (31 mi) south west of the city, in the Sepang district of Selangor. KLIA has been ranked as one of the world's top airports.
 - KLIA2 which is two kilometres from KLIA. Air Asia and other low-cost carrier flights do not fly out of KLIA main terminal but from KLIA2. KLIA2 is served by an extension of the KLIA Ekspres and by a free shuttle bus service from KLIA. As of 2018. 
 - Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, also known as Subang Skypark. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is only used for chartered and turboprop flights by airlines such as Firefly and Malindo Air.
Airport Transport: 
ERL:Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) is the company that introduced high-speed rail services to KLIA
Airport Coach:Airport Coach Sdn Bhd (AC) started operating on 28th June 1998 with 5 busses. Its primary route was from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang to Hentian Duta.
Airport LIMO:Airport limousines are available to cater to your transporting needs. Rates vary depending on your destination.
City Public Transport: Public transport in Kuala Lumpur and the rest of the Klang Valley covers a variety of transport modessuch as busrail and taxi.
By Land: KL can be accessed by land from two international entry points - Singapore and Thailand via bus, train or car.
- Train: There is a rail service operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), which links the city to Singapore and Thailand. For more information please visit here.
By Sea: Enter Malaysia through the Port Klang Cruise Centre. Click to find out more about the cruises that stop here and plan your trips.

4. Accommodation

KL has a wider variety of accommodation options. 
(1). ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel (Address: 32 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 KUALA LUMPUR)
    Single room: 218 MYR; Double room: 238 MYR
    Reserve on booking.com at: booking.com
(2). GTower Hotel (199, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur)
    Reserve on booking.com at: booking.com
More hotel information please check at booking.com.

5. About Kuala Lumpur

Brief Introduction
Kuala Lumpur is home to me and to 1.8 million other KLites. It is a place where a variety of cultures are all infused into one melting pot to offer a unique experience to visitors. KL is definitely a place where everyday fun and world-class sophistication meet to create a unique destination for travellers, filled with Malaysian charm and friendliness – with greetings of "Selamat Datang" (Welcome) everywhere you go.
Kuala Lumpur, the main gateway to Malaysia has a variety of attractions ranging from culture, heritage & places of interest, shopping, entertainment, nature & adventure, luxury travel, sports, business & events, medical & wellness, and education all showcases the city’s contrasts and diversity. This is what makes KL distinctive and the city’s identity was built on its history, people and tradition in the arts and culture.
Location
KL is located on the west coast of the Malaysian peninsular in between Thailand and Singapore. "Kuala Lumpur" literally means "muddy confluence", signifying the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers. KL is located half an hour away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport by train, or 45 minutes away by taxi. KL is well connected via the expressway networks and light railway transportation systems.
History
KL was founded in 1857 by a member of the Selangor royal family, Raja Abdullah, who was the representative of the Yam Tuan who administered Klang. Together with Raja Jumaat of Lukut and 87 Chinese workers, he came to explore the district in search for tin ore. After travelling up the Klang River to reach its confluence with the Gombak River, they made their way through deep jungle and found tin near Ampang. That moment marked the beginning of KL's development. Over the years it grew from a tin miner's camp into a commercial centre that was able to attract large numbers of investors from around various places.
After the arrival of Yap Ah Loy in the 1860s, development progressed at a faster pace. In March 1880, the British moved their seat of administration from Klang to KL. With this, the British took charge of the running and expansion of the town and continued its development. This led to KL becoming a revamped urban centre with a completely new look.
KL continued to grow despite two World Wars, the crash of rubber and tin commodity and during the communist insurgency. In 1957, the Federation of Malaya gained independence and Kuala Lumpur was designated as the state capital. In 1972, KL achieved city status and appointed its first mayor. It was established as a Federal Territory in 1974 and is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
Weather
There are three phases to KL's weather - hot, hotter and hottest! KL's weather is perfect for lightweight clothing so dress light and drink lots of water for a fun-filled day exploring this bright and sunny city. Occasionally, there's rain to cool down the weather and relieve the heat. The rain won't cause you to take a rain check for your plans as KL still offers ease of mobility via our covered walkways and pavements.
Population
KL is home to 1.8 million people over an area of 243 square kilometres, roughly translating to 6 people per square kilometre - all working, living and playing in this beautiful city. Despite the diverse mix ethnicities and cultures, KLites are strongly united by the national language of Malaysia, Bahasa Malaysia.
Religion And Culture
Malaysia is a cultural fusion with various festivals being celebrated throughout the year. For example Aidilfitri, Aidiladha, Chinese New Year, the mid-autumn festival (also known as Mooncake Festival); Deepavali and Christmas. Hence, it is not unusual to have a Muslim mosque, a Hindu shrine, a Christian church and a Buddhist temple in the same neighbourhood.
When you enter KL, you'll notice the city's colourful vibe - a result of the diversity of its people. To showcase this, KL has its own Chinatown, Little India and Malay village (Kampong Bharu), each highly popular and crowded with visitors shopping for trinkets and food. It is the unity and tolerance between the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic people that makes KL beautiful and highly adored by travellers.
Currency
The Malaysian Ringgit (currency code: MYR) is the main trading currency in Malaysia. Other major currencies such as the US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds can also be used in selected major stores city-wide, though often these are congregated within the vicinity of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Denominations for the Malaysian Ringgit come in different sizes and colours for convenience. The acronym "RM", stands for Ringgit Malaysia while "Sen" refers to monies less than RM 1. Notes are printed in RM 1 (Blue), RM 5 (Light Green), RM 10 (Red), RM 20 (Yellow), RM 50 (Blue Green), RM 100 (Purple), and Sen are coined in form of 5 Sen, 10 Sen, 20 Sen, and 50 Sen.
Licensed money changers are easy to find throughout the city, and typically accept most of the major currencies. In addition to this, traveller's cheques can also be cashed in at banks, licensed money changers and selected hotels. Most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, and Amex. However, it is highly recommended that you do keep sufficient cash in hand for emergencies.

6. Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

For more attractive information, please visit here.
*Note: Some of the above information are from the authority website: http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/index.php?r=home2/index&id=2