About Kuala Lumpur and Excursions

Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s capital city and one of Asia’s most dynamic urban centers. KL, as the city is known, had its origins as a tin mining outpost in the 1800’s. As the years passed, KL emerged as the centre of commerce in the country: its growth led to the conferment of city status in 1972 and two years later, on 1 February 1974, the city was established as a Federal Territory.

This metropolis is a melting pot of races and cultures. The hub of commerce, politics, culture and education, KL is a city of delightful contrasts between ultramodern structures and charming heritage buildings. The imposing Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin structures, is a major draw for most visitors and a world-renowned icon of the country. The limestone Batu Caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines in the world. Offering over 160 rock climbing routes, breathtaking scenery, and a host for various festivals, this alluring site is not to be missed.

KL’s fascinating sights, irresistible shopping, endless festivals, exciting nightlife and gastronomic delights make it a memorable and enchanting destination.

We look forward to welcoming you to the IOF Regionals – 3rd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting December 13-16, 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Visit the Kuala Lumpur official tourism site.

Excursions & Tours

The optional tours in Kuala Lumpur are organized by MCI Asia-Pacific Ltd. The tours can be booked in connection with your registration.  There will be a tour booking desk at the congress venue as well. 

Tour Date Time Price in US$
Ingredients of Kuala Lumpur Thursday 13/12 09:00-13:00 28
At the Suburbs, Bata Caves and Royal Selangor Thursday 13/12 09:00-14:00 35
After the Dusk Saturday 15/12 19:00-24:00 28
Ingredients of Kuala Lumpur Sunday 16/12 16:30-20:30 28


Terms and Conditions

  1. All tours will be conducted in English.
  2. All prices are quoted in United States Dollars and per person inclusive of GST and any applicable tax.
  3. Food and beverage are not included in the prices
  4. Gratuity to guides, drivers and service staff is not included and not compulsory, but highly appreciated for good service.
  5. Excursion duration and date of operation are subject to change (e.g. in cases of weather constraints or the minimum number of participants is not achieved).  Minimum 20 people.
  6. For all the tours the pick-up point and drop-off point  will be the Kuala Lumpur Congress Center, main entrance lobby with the exception of the  late afternoon and night tours when drop-off point  will be at the hotels. Kindly report to the tour guide holding an IOF sign 15 minutes prior to the excursion timings. 
  7. Cancelllation of tours with full refund can be made until october 16, with 75% refund until  october 30, with 50% refund until november 15 after which unfortunately no refunds can be made.

Ingredients of KL (4 hours)   - US$28 per person

Dates and times:
Thursday 13 Dec 2013 – 0900 hr
Sunday 16 Dec 2013 – 1630 hr

Ingredients of Kuala Lumpur focuses on the most important essence of what the city is made of – its rich historical background and its people that comes from difference races, beliefs and culture. Hear and learn about the rich colonial legacies, architectural heritage and decorative landmarks that once housed the British during their era.  Experience the unique and vibrant culture of the Malay, Chinese & Indian from the locals themselves – from the temples where one marvels at the beliefs of others, entertained by the music & dances, appreciate the local handmade handicrafts and savour the flavours of local delicacies.

Experiences :

  •  Independence Square, Mary Virgin Church, and Sultan Abdul Samad Building – once the seat of the British Administration
  • Railway Station, Malayan Railway Headquarters and National Mosque
  • Touch old British colonial buildings and learn on the history of how Kuala Lumpur first started
  • Explore Central Market & Chinatown
  • Taste Malaysia very own  Malay “teh tarik” or pulled tea which is Malaysia’s most popular drink

At The Suburbs … Batu Caves & Royal Selangor (5 hours) - US$35 per person

Date and time:  Thursday 13 Dec 2013 – 0900 hrs

The journey will take you towards the eastern suburb of the city. Highlights of this excursion includes visit to the Royal Selangor were the art of pewter crafting will be demonstrated and the Batik Factory to witness how wax and dye are used in the painting process. Later, proceed to Batu Caves. Batu Caves is a natural limestone formation estimated to be over 120 million years. Home to the annual Thaipusam festival, a climb of 272 steps leads one to the Temple Cave that houses sacred deities. Standing at 42.7 meter (140.09 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Lord Murugan, stands proud welcoming visitors.

KL After Dusk (5 hours) - US$28 per person

Date and time:  Saturday 15 Dec 2013 – 1900 hrs

KL comes alive after sunset. In the evening, the city lights up while skyscrapers enhance the night scene living up the name of “The Garden City of Lights”. A leisurely drive along the glowing streets of Kuala Lumpur leads you through some interesting spots of the evening. Visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple where the Hindu deities are housed and Chinatown for some street shopping where you will find a variety of designer look-alike products and also sample traditional Malaysian hawker fares.

Experiences:

  • Independence Square, Mary Virgin Church, and Sultan Abdul Samad Building – once the seat of the British Administration
  • Railway Station, Malayan Railway Headquarters and National Mosque
  • Touch old British colonial buildings and learn on the history of how Kuala Lumpur first started
  • Explore Central Market & Chinatown

Tourist Information

Kuala Lumpur, this vibrant capital of Malaysia is just waiting to be explored by inquisitive visitors. For more information on the city’s attractions, please visit the Kuala Lumpur On-Line Guide or the Malaysia

Tourism Websites:
www.myceb.com.my
http://www.tourism.gov.my/intl_en/places/state_list/kl