Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu (Conference Venue)

Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, 88991,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 88 22 1234    Fax: +60 88 22 5972

http://kinabalu.regency.hyatt.com/
Email:
kinabalu.regency@hyatt.com

APSA10 participant special room rate(++) per-night

for Malaysian Government Rate

Room Type Room Rate (++) Per Room Per Night
Single Occupancy(inclusive of breakfast for 1 person) Twin-Sharing(inclusive of breakfast for 2 person) Triple-Sharing(inclusive of breakfast for 3 person & 1 extra bed)
Guest Room RM 200.00++ RM 230.00++ RM 295.00++
Sea View Room RM 230.00++ RM 260.00++ RM 325.00++
Club Room RM 320.00++ RM 320.00++ RM 415.00++
Executive Suite RM 520.00++ RM 520.00++ RM 615.00++

for Non-Malaysian Government/Corporate Rate

Room Type Room Rate (++) Per Room Per Night
Single Occupancy(inclusive of breakfast for 1 person) Twin-Sharing(inclusive of breakfast for 2 person) Triple-Sharing(inclusive of breakfast for 3 person & 1 extra bed)
Guest Room RM 270.00++ RM 300.00++ RM 365.00++
Sea View Room RM 300.00++ RM 330.00++ RM 395.00++
Club Room RM 370.00++ RM 320.00++ RM 465.00++
Executive Suite RM 520.00++ RM 520.00++ RM 615.00++

*room rate quoted for Guest Room ans Sea View Room categories are inclusive of daily buffet breakfast in Tanjung Ria cafe situated in the Lobby Level

rate quoted for Club Room is inclusive of continental buffet breakfast and evening cocktail served daily in the exclusive Regency Club Lounge situated on the 13th Floor.

the above rate are quoted on per-room, per-night basis, subject to 10% services charge and 5% government tax, non-commissionable

Please take note the department to receive reservations for the 10th APSA Conference in December is the Reservation Department.

Our staff in Reservation Department are Natasha Toyong (Team Leader), Ruth Bingkasan and Marjorie Benedict. They can be contacted at 60 88 22 1234 extension 5218, 2218 and 2220 or through email at reservations.bkiki@hyatt.com.   Please copy to grace.goukum@hyattintl.com and  Erni.Larkins@hyatt.com in your  mailing list.

 

Please be advised that we encourage all bookings are only being channeled to Sales and Marketing Department or Reservation Department to avoid missing of information and leads.

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Travels

Malaysian Airlines Discounted Fare Offer  For International Flights

1) 25% discount from normal Malaysia Airlines Business Class Nett Market Fare
(MHbusiness – booking class “C”)
2) 15% discount from normal Malaysia Airlines Economy Class Nett Market Fare
(MHflex – booking class “Y, W or K”)
3) 10% discount from normal Malaysia Airlines Economy Class Nett Market Fare
(MHsmart– booking class “M or B”)
Note**
  • Fares quoted exclude taxes and other surcharges.
  • Fares offered are valid on MH operated flights only.
  • Not valid on MH9000 series flight.
  • Not applicable for Singapore-Malaysia vv & Brunei- Malaysia vv sectors.
For Booking and Reservation

A. Reservation
1) Confirmation of booking class is subject to seat availability upon reservation.
2) Please ensure your flight reservations are made directly with the nearest local Malaysia Airlines’ office only. (The discounted fare offer is not applicable for booking through travel agent or by internet booking.)
3) Please quote the Conference Entry Code “EZ: 18/1/137” for The Asia Pacific Sociological Association Conference 2010 (APSA 2010) upon reservation.
4) A booking reference (PNR) will be provided once the reservation is confirmed.

B. Payment/Ticketing
1) Please make payment to the nearest Malaysia Airlines ticket office.
2) Payment can be made by cash or credit card.
3) Upon ticketing, kindly quote:
a. Booking reference number (PNR)
b. Conference Entry Code “EZ: 18/1/137”
For More Enquiries
For airfares, reservations and ticketing enquiries, please contact the nearest local Malaysia Airlines office closest to you.
For other enquires, please email the following person in Malaysia Airlines MICE Unit if you require any further assistance.
1) Arinna Mohamad Fauzi e-mail: arinna.fauzi@malaysiaairlines.com
2) Lim Kai Theang, e-mail: limkt@malaysiaairlines.com
3) Norlela Musa, e-mail: lelamusa@malaysiaairlines.com

Location

Map

Weather

http://sabahbah.com/sabah-weather

http://www.tripadvisor.com/


Clothing

What to Wear

There is no particular dress code in Malaysia.  Generally, wear casual and relaxed but modest clothes (light, loose cotton clothing).  Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and legs when visiting mosques, temples or churches.

However, it is also hot and humid so we suggest that lightweight clothes in natural fibers; linen, silk and cotton will be more comfortable. Rain is frequent during the wet season, so lightweight clothes will also dry more quickly.

T-shirts and shorts are perfectly acceptable, but avoid skimpy or revealing clothes or you will get unwanted attention.

Hotels, restaurants and shopping malls are usually air conditioned and at times this can be pretty fierce so be sure to tuck a shawl or pashmina into your day bag.

If you are visiting on business, then trouser suits are acceptable for women.

Malaysia Currency Exchange

Currency is the main concern while traveling to distant places. In a country like Malaysia, money conversion is really easy. All you have to do is simply walk into any high street bank or bureau de change and exchange your currency. If you’re carrying traveler’s checks, then too, you can convert them into Ringgit (MYR) at banks and authorized money changers all over the country. Pound Sterling is the best currency to exchange, however Dollar (USD) also makes a good deal.

Each and every commercial bank is endorsed to deal in foreign exchange, be it foreign currency or traveler’s checks. Credit / Debit Cards of American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted countrywide. Apart from banks and money exchangers, major hotels are also approved to exchange foreign currency provided in notes and traveler’s checks. Always prefer converting your money at main tourist centers because it could be difficult to exchange in other areas.

Some large departmental stores also deal in currency exchange. To get better value for your money while avoiding additional exchange rate charges, it is always recommended to carry traveler’s checks in Pounds Sterling, US Dollars or Australian Dollars. Banks usually charge US$2-3 for each money conversion transaction. Though Money changers are faster to deal with and don’t charge commission, their rates are changeable.

General Information
Visitors may bring in or take out any amount of currency, except Malaysia Currency. When leaving Malaysia, a person must NOT have more money than the amount he brought in. If the person has more money, he must declare from where the extra money came from.

Ringgit Malaysia (RM)
One may bring in and out of Malaysia,
only RM1000 and NOT more than that.

Foreign Currency
If the amount is more than US$2,500, one has to fill in form IMM26. This form IMM26 will then be endorsed by immigration officers and returned to the visitors to be kept.

 

Visa

Malaysia Visa:-

Foreign nationals who require a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa in advance at Malaysian Representative Office before entering the country. A visa is an endorsement in a passport or other recognized travel document of foreigner indicating that the holder has applied for permission to enter Malaysia and that permission has been granted. Foreign nationals who require a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country. Visa, which has been granted is not absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entry point.

How to apply for a visa

Application for visas should be made at the nearest Malaysian Missions abroad. In countries where Malaysian Missions have not been established, application should be made to the British High Commission or Embassy. The applicant should present himself together with the following documents:

(a) Passport or Travel Document
(b) Form IM.47 (3 copies)
(c) Three (3) passport sized photographs
(d) Return or onward – journey traveling ticket
(e) Proof of sufficient funds

Visa Requirement:-

1. Nationals of the following countries DO NOT REQUIRE VISA for Social Visit. The duration of stay is 3 Months only. The countries are :

ALBANIA, ALGERIA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BAHRAIN, BELGIUM, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, BRAZIL, CANADA, CROATIA, CUBA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, EGYPT, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ICELAND, ITALY, JAPAN, JORDAN, KIRGYSTAN, KUWAIT, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, LEBANON, LIECHTENSTEIN, LUXEMBOURG, MOROCCO, NETHERLAND, NEW ZEALAND, NORTH YEMEN, NORWAY, OMAN, PERU, POLAND, QATAR, ROMANIA, ST. MARINO, SAUDI ARABIA, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TUNISIA, TURKMENISTAN, TURKEY, U.S.A, U.A.E, UNITED KINGDOM, URUGUAY.

2. Nationals of the following countries DO NOT require a visa to enter Malaysia For Social Visit and the duration of stay is 1 Month only. The countries are :

All ASEAN countries except: MYANMAR, ANTIGUA & BERMUDA, ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, BELARUS, BELIZE, BENIN, BHUTAN, BOLIVIA, BOTSWANA, BULGARIA, CAMBODIA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CYPRUS, DOMINICA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, ESTONIA, FIJI, GABON, GAMBIA, GEORGIA, GHANA, GREECE, GRENADA, GUATEMALA, GUYANA, HAITI, HONDURAS, HONG KONG (SAR), IVORY COAST, JAMAICA, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KIRIBATI, LATVIA, LESOTHO, LITHUANIA, MACAU (SAR), MACEDONIA, MALAWI, MALDIVES, MALDOVA, MALTA, MAURITIUS, MEXICO, MOLDAVIA, MONACO, MONGOLIA, NAMIBIA, NAURU, NICARAGUA, NORTH KOREA, PENAMA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PARAGUAY, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SAO TOME & PRINCIPE, SLOVENIA, SOLOMAN ISLAND, ST. KITTS & NEVIS, ST. LUCIDA, ST. VINCENT, SUDAN, SURINAM, SWAZILAND, TAJIKISTAN, TANZANIA, TOGO, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, TUVALU, UGANDA, UKRAINE, UPPER VOLTA, UZBEKISTAN, VANUATU, VATICAN CITY, VENEZUELA, WESTERN SAMOA, ZAIRE, ZAMBIA, AND ZIMBABWE.

3. Nationals of the following countries DO NOT require a visa to enter Malaysia For Social Visit and the duration of stay is 14 days only. The countries are:

IRAQ, LIBYA, SYRIA, MACAU (TRAVEL PERMIT), PORTUGAL (ALIEN PASSPORT), PALESTINE, SIERRA LEONE, SOMALI, SOUTH YEMEN.

4. Nationals of the following countries DO NOT require a visa to enter Malaysia For Social Visit and the duration of stay is 15 days only. The country is : IRAN

5. Nationals of the following countries DO NOT require a visa to enter Malaysia For Any Purpose of Visit. The countries are:

All Commonwealth Countries except: INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, SRI LANKA AND NIGERIA.

6. Nationals of the following countries REQUIRE a visa to enter Malaysia For Any Purpose of Visit. The countries are:

Sub Continent Nationals: BANGLADESH, INDIA, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA.

African Countries: ANGOLA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CONGO REPUBLIC, CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, COTE D’IVOIRE, DJIBOUTI, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, GUINEA-BISSAU, GHANA, LIBERIA, MALI, MOZAMBIQUE, NIGER, NIGERIA, RWANDA, WESTERN SAHARA.

Other Countries: TAIWAN, MYANMAR, NEPAL, BHUTAN, PR CHINA.

All holders Certificate of Identity, All holders of Laisser Passer, All holders of Titre

Tours

AN HISTORIC WALK THROUGH KOTA KINABALU CITY

Kota Kinabalu city has a lot more to offer and the only way to know Kota Kinabalu, more popularly known as KK and also Api locally, is to stroll down the streets down memory lane.  It is a city with an interesting mix of history and modernization and made up many points of interest, as well as faces and colors that reflect the history of our people.

gaya street building

Sabah Tourism building

Sabah State Mosque

Atkinson Clock Tower

Jesselton Hotel

Double Six

If you would like to get a well rounded understanding of our city’s historical streets and sights, there will be the opportunity to join some fascinating guided walks around Kota Kinabalu  city areas on the last day of the conference (December 11, 2010). Take a nice jaunt with local Historians Md.Shaukhi and Rizal Zamani Idris and explore the historical settings of the oldest street in Kota Kinabalu(Gaya street), Atkinson Clock Tower, Sabah Tourism Building, Jesselton Hotel, Double Six Monument, North Borneo War Memorial, City Mosque and learn about its pre-war, post-war (when Sabah was known as North Borneo) and post-independence eras while mingling with the locals. The walk will start at around 2pm and take approximately two and a half hours before returning back to the Hyatt Regency hotel. The Walk will definitely be a memorable one for delegates and complementing one visit to Sabah.

If you are interested in knowing more about Kota Kinabalu’s history, please sign in at the APSA10 front registration desk and for a fee of RM 10 per person during the registration day until 2 days before the visit.

Other Tours

1) Full Day Mamutik / Manukan Islands (ex Kota Kinabalu)
Morning, pick up from your hotel and transfer to jetty to take a boat ride to Mamutik Island, a peaceful and tranquil island with sandy beaches. You may snorkel, swim or relax on the beach or take a walk around the island. Beach mat and snorkelling gears are included. Thereafter, transfer to Manukan Island for a BBQ lunch. Relax and look for colourful fishes at the jetty. Return to the mainland and transfer to your hotel.

What to bring : Insect repellent, swim wear, sun block lotion, hat/cap,  towel and drinking water. Beach wear recommended.

Tour Price : RM200 nett per tour per person, seat-in-coach basis, minimum 2  adults per booking

Includes : Tour & transfer, English speaking guide, jetty fee, entrance fee,  BBQ lunch.

 

2) Poring Hot Springs/Kinabalu National Park  (ex Kota Kinabalu)
Morning, pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Poring Hot Springs. Upon arrival at Poring, proceed to the canopy walkway through nature trails of the lowland forest. Observe wildlife and the tropical rainforest from the canopy. You may be able to see birds & butterfly that fly below you. After lunch, depart Poring for Kinabalu National Park. Guided walk to the mountain garden to see rare collection of mountain plants and flowers. Return to Kota Kinabaluand transfer back to your hotel.

What to bring :  Disposable raincoat, Insect Repellent, hat/cap, Sun Block Lotion. Use good walking shoes.  Comfortable cotton T-shirts with long or short pant recommended.

Tour Price : RM200 nett per tour per person, seat-in-coach basis, minimum 2  adults per booking
Includes : Tour & transfer, English speaking guide, conservation fee, lunch.

 

3) Full Day Kudat Longhouse Tour (ex Kota Kinabalu)
Morning, pick up from hotel in Kota Kinabalu and drive north to Kudat. Villages, rice field and nice scenery can be seen along the way. Visit a traditional Rungus longhouse in a village just outside Kudat. The architecture of the longhouse is unique, with towering poles rise some feet above the ground and walls sloped outwards. The interior fittings are exquisitely furnished with locally-sourced materials like bamboo stems and rumbia leaves. Enjoy a traditional lunch cooked by the Rungus women. After lunch proceed to a modern Rungus longhouse. The Rungus people still maintain their traditional spiritual beliefs and this gentle tribe is known for their stunning handicraft especially beadworks and ornamental items. Observe the way of life and the living arrangement of the longhouse.  Mingle with the locals and observe their way of life. Return to Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to your hotel (Lunch included)

Tour Price : RM250 nett per tour per person, seat-in-coach basis, minimum 2 adults per booking.

Includes : Tour & transfer, English speaking guide, entrance fee, lunch.

 

4) Monsopiad Cultural Village/Seafood Dinner with Cultural performance

Afternoon, pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and proceed to visit the ancestral home of Monsopiad, the most feared and infamous of warriors of the Kadazan Dusun tribe. See the artifacts and relics from his headhunting days, including swords, costumes and megaliths. Learn the history and rich tradition of the indigenous people of Sabah. Transfer to a local restaurant for scrumptious dinner with cultural performance before transfer back to your hotel.

Tour Price : RM250 nett per tour per person, seat-in-coach basis, minimum 2 adults per booking

Includes : Tour & transfer, English speaking guide, entrance fee, welcome drink at Monsopiad, cultural dance, dinner.

 

Contact Person

Pauline Chin, Marketing Manager,
Wildlife Expeditions Sdn Bhd
Lot A1202-1, 12th Floor,
Wisma Merdeka, Jalan Tun Razak,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel : +6088-246000   Fax : +6088-257106
Mobile : +60128290387
Email : pauline@wildlife-expeditions.com
Website : www.wildlife-expeditions.com

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