CounCil of ASiAn SHoPPinG CEnTERS ConfEREnCE

10 - 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

JW Marriott Hotel

Conference Venue

183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Happening Hotel : Kuala Lumpur’s Latest Vibrant Scene

Located along Bintang Walk in the Golden Triangle, JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations within the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur's city centre. It features an outdoor pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

JW Marriott is directly connected to Starhill Gallery Mall, a 20-minute drive from Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is approximately 45 km away.

The facilities at the property include a tennis court and a fitness centre. Guests can approach the 24-hour front deskfor currency exchange and concierge services. A business centre is available.

Feast is a themed village for an array of international cuisines, while Shanghai serve authentic Shanghainese dishes. Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisine feature in Sentidos Tapas and Al-Halabi Lounge. Marriott’s 5 other dining options include dessert and coffee choices.

About Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia is an easy place to stage international conventions. English is widely spoken yet it is multilingual. Malaysia's mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern and Western -cultures means it can cater well for a diversity of food, language and cultural needs.

Malaysia is emerging as a role model for other developing countries making it an attractive destination and centre as the leading electrical and electronic product exporters worldwide. It is the true melting pot of Asia as the major cultures of China, India and the Malay Race flourish in an exciting blend of multi-ethnic experiences.

General Information

The Federation of Malaysia comprises of Peninsular Malaysia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

Situated between 2℃ and 7℃ to the North of the Equator line, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. In the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia lies Thailand, and in the south, neighbouring Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are bounded by Indonesia while Sarawak also shares borders with Brunei.

329,758 square km

27.56 million

Kuala Lumpur

Malays comprise 57% of the population, while the Chinese, Indian and Bumiputeras and other races make up the rest of the country's population.

(Bahasa Melayu) Malay is the national language in use, but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also converse in the various languages and dialects.

Islam is the official religion of the country, but other religions are widely practised.

Malaysia follows the bicameral legislative system, adopting a democratic parliamentary. The head of the country is the King or the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, a position which is changed every five years among the Malay Sultanates. The head of government is the Prime Minister.

The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures are from 21℃C (70℃F) to 32℃C (90℃F). Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15℃C (59℃ F) to 25℃C (77℃F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.

New Year, Hari Raya Aidiladha, Federal Territory Day, Chinese New Year, Awal Muharam, Maulidur Rasul, Labour Day, Wesak, King's Birthday, National Day Deepavali, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Christmas,

Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia's economy. Tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are major contributors to the economy.

The monetary unit of the country is Ringgit Malaysia and is written as RM. The exchange rate is valued at USD1 = RM3.15. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and money changers.

Most states: Monday- Friday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Saturday & Sunday: Closed (Some banks and its branches are opened Saturdays). Kelantan & Terengganu: Sunday - Wednesday :9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Thursday :9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Friday/Saturday*/Public holiday: Closed

Opening hours from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily, except for the first Saturdays of the month, Sundays, and public holidays when it is closed. In Kelantan and Terengganu the post office operates at the same time, but is closed on Fridays and public holidays.

Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S Standard Time.

Voltage is 220 - 240 Volt AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3- pin square plugs and socket.

Malaysia follows the metric system for weight and measurement.

Local calls can be made from public phones using shillings or prepaid cards. International calls can also be made using card phones or at any Telekom office.

Malaysia has a wide range of accommodation at competitive rates. International standard hotels, medium and budget hotels, youth hostels are just some of the types of accommodation available.