Vital Info

If this is your first time travelling to Malaysia, here are some important information to prepare you for your trip:


Please ensure that your passport validity is at least 6 months before your travel period.


Malaysia Visa applications must be made at any nearest Malaysian Representative Office Abroad. Applications can also be made online through I-Visa System (Applicable for tourists from India and China only).

Countries that require Visa to enter Malaysia

Afghanistan (visa with reference) Congo Democratic Republic Mali
Angola Côte d’Ivoire Myanmar (ordinary passport)
Bhutan Djibouti Nepal
Burkina Faso Equatorial Guinea Nigeria
Burundi Eritrea Rwanda
Central African Republic Ethiopia Serbia & Montenegro
China Guinea-Bissau United Nations (Laissez Passer)
Colombia Hong Kong (C/I or D/I) Western Sahara
Comoros India  
Congo Republic LiberiaArgentina  

Commonwealth Countries that require Visa to enter Malaysia

Bangladesh Nigeria
Cameroon Pakistan
Ghana Sri Lanka


The Malaysian unit of currency is called the Ringgit (RM). Foreign exchange booths are available all over Penang, but we advise that you bring enough expenditure for the 3 days during the conference. Major credit cards like American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are widely accepted at most places.


We’d advise you to pack for a tropical climate as Penang experiences temperatures ranging from 21°C (69.8°F) to a high of 32°C (90°F) all year round, with some plentiful rainfall during its monsoon season from April to September.


Prepaid sim cards based on selected durations are available upon arrival at the airport should you require one. High speed wireless connection is also available at the conference venue (Setia SPICE Convention Centre), hotels, cafes and shopping malls, many with complimentary usage.