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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Currency & Exchange Rate
The Malaysian Ringgit is equal to 100 cent. Currency notes are issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Ringgit while coins are issued in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent.
For latest Exchange Rate please refer to this currency tools: https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Passport & Visa
Passports, or other internationally recognised travel documents, must be carried by all persons entering Malaysia. Such documents must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into the country.
Visas are not required by Commonwealth citizens (except from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), British protected persons and citizens of the Republic of Ireland.
Visas are required for nationals of Albania, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Mongolia, Israel, South Africa, Laos, Cambodia, and North Korea on social or business visits for a stay of more than two weeks. Visas are also required for nationals of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Poland and Russia staying in Malaysia for visits of over one week’s duration.
For those with a valid passport who require a visa, the following types of passes can be issued, free of charge:
- Social or Tourist Visit Pass – the visitor cannot take up employments, business or professional work while in Malaysia.
- Business Visit Pass – permits foreign visitors to conduct business negotiations, and investigate business opportunities, but does not allow for temporary employment, such as installation of new machinery, or the construction of a new factory.
Passes to be obtained prior to arrival in Malaysia:
- Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) – issued strictly for temporary employment of visitors.
- Employment Pass – issued for visitors taking up a temporary contract of employment for a period of not less than two years, and with a minimum salary of RM1,200 per month.
- Visit Pass (Professional) – issued to persons such as an artiste performing in show business.
- Dependant’s Pass – issued to the wife and children of a visitor granted a Visit Pass (Employment).
- Student Pass – issued to a visitor who intends to take up studies in an approved educational institution.
Hotels and Accommodation
Accommodation in Kuching ranges from budget hotels to luxury international class hotels. The premises listed below are all located in the central area and ‘Within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions and the central business district.
International Class Hotels – Promotional rates are sometimes available during low season or weekends. All rates are subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax.
- Merdeka Plaza Hotel & Suites
- Holiday Inn Kuching
- Hotel Grand Continental
- Kuching Hilton International
- Harbour View Hotel
- Imperial Hotel Miri
Medium Class Hotel (RM50 and above) – offering high level of comfort and excellent value for money. All hotel listed are centrally located and most have in-house food outlets.
- Borneo Hotel
- Kingwood Inn
- Kuching Park Hotel
- Hua Kuok Inn
- Liwah Hotel
- Regalis Court
- Rajah Court Hotel
- Supreme Hotel
- Telang Usan Hotel
How To Get To Sarawak?
For your information, Kuching is the Capital of Sarawak and Sarawak is a State in Malaysia. To get to Kuching you have options of flight routes as follows:
- Those participating in Brunei, can fly direct to Kuching or take a bus to Miri and then fly to Kuching.
- From other destinations around the world, you can fly to Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia) and then take another flight direct to Kuching.
- You can also fly to Singapore and take another flight direct to Kuching or Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and then to Kuching.
- There are also flights from Hong Kong direct to Kuching.
- Likewise from Australia then are flight available directly from Perth to Kuching.
- The other route that can also be taken by some Asian Countries is to take a flight from their
Country to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and then board another flight direct to Kuching.
- Likewise you can also board a flight to Brunei Darussalam and fly direct to Kuching from there.
Some note worthy facts that you should and will experience in Kuching, known as Cat City among often given names is that this City with a population of over half a million is famous for its scenic environment and Green thus making it also a Green City. Kuching is a City buzzing with life and development and such the infrastructure are quite excellent to say the least. It is also rated amongst the top 10 cleanest City in the world.
This City which comprises of multi racial citizens live together in the spirit of tolerance and harmony, and with that in view is politically stable and security mind you is superb. Dating back to Its existence there has been no record of political or racial strikes and riots.
Food of various nationality, style and origin can be easily obtained.
The weather throughout the year ranges from 25 – 32 degree Celsius and it is slightly humid.
We sincerely hope that you will take this opportunity to come to Kuching to participate in this Event and to enjoy our infamous hospitality and culture combines with scenic surroundings.
If you have any queries whatsoever, please email us at email@example.com.
Once again, we would like to offer our warm and sincere welcome to each and everyone of you. We hope to see you in Kuching.
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Sarawak enjoys a tropical climate with average daytime temperatures hovering between 24 and 32 Celsius. At night, on rainy day, the mercury might dip to a minimum of 22 Celsius.
Sarawak can be visited anytime of the year. Despite the monsoon season between November and February, Sarawak promises lots of sunshine to sun seekers visiting the state. The average annual rainfall is between 330cm and 460cm.