The workshop will be held at Sunway
lagoon Resort Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), August
Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur had its origins in the 1850s, when the Malay Chief of
Klang sent Chinese upriver from China to open new and larger tin mines.
They landed at the
confluence of Sungai Gombak
(previously Sg. Lumpur, which means Muddy River) and Sungai Klang
(Klang River) and established mines at Ampang. In 1880 in view of its
strategic location, the Selangor state capital
was moved from Klang to Kuala Lumpur. Nothing of this earlier period
remains as all structures were of wood and atap (thatch) which were
destroyed in the fire and subsequent flood of 1881. The development of
buildings intensified in the 1890s so
that it warranted the establishment of a Sanitary Board. In 1896, Kuala
Lumpur was chosen as the capital of the newly formed Federated Malay
Kuala Lumpur continued to grow. In 1957, the Federation of Malaya
gained its independence
from British rule. Kuala Lumpur remained the capital through the
formation of Malaysia, achieving city status in 1972, and was
established as the Federal Territory in 1974. The current population is
about 1.8 million.
Some must-see places in Kuala Lumpur (KL) are:
- Petronas Twin Towers (above, left): the world's tallest
twin towers and second and third-tallest
singular towers, standing adjacent to one of the busiest shopping malls
in Malaysia. They are the most popular symbol of the new Malaysian
architecture. They also appeared in a number of Hollywood films. You
can enjoy going up to the corridor connecting both towers.
- Menara Kuala Lumpur (above, middle right): it is the KL
Telecommunications tower. Currently the world's fifth tallest
telecommunication tower, is located on the Bukit Nanas hill beside
Convent Bukit Nanas.There is an elevator to the top, where you can
enjoy beautiful views of the city.
- Masjid Negara (above, middle left): is the national mosque
of Malaysia, located in Kuala Lumpur.
It has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres of
beautiful gardens. The original structure was designed by a
three-person team from the Public Works Department - UK architect
Howard Ashley, and Malaysians Hisham Albakri and Baharuddin Kassim.
Originally built in 1965, it is a bold and modern approach in
reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a then
- The Chinese Night Market area
(Chinatown), Petaling Street, has recently undergone a
makeover; the most notable feature is the new covered walkway. If you
like shopping, this is your must-go place.
The conference will be held at the Sunway Lagoon Hotel
Kuala Lumpur (Malysia).
The flagship Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel is an award-winning 5-star
hotel offers a collection of 441 deluxe guestrooms and suites. Most
guestrooms and suites have a splendid view to the lagoon or the
resort’s breathtaking skyline while selected rooms provide balconies.
Some facilities include:
- Hi-speed Broadband service in all rooms
- Dual IDD telephone lines with voice mail
- Electronic safe box
- Satellite news & movie channels
- Coffee & tea making facilities
- Fully stocked mini-bar
- 24-hour room service
- Non smoking rooms
- Five (5) food & beverage outlets
- Landscaped free-form swimming pool
- Easy access to the theme park & shopping mall
Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 46150, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Below, you can find a sketch of the city with the location of the hotel
Below, a map of the surroundings of the hotel: