Dress is generally informal in Kota Kinabalu except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when a suit and tie is appropriate for the non-Muslims.
Light clothing is appropriate as Kota Kinabalu only has one season which is summer. Shorts, miniskirts and sleeveless garments for women are not advisable, especially in rural areas.
The Malaysian currency is known as Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) or (RM). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.
LE MERIDIEN GUESTS
Complimentary airport transfers will be provided by the organisers for Conference delegates staying at the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotell.
Please provide your most updated flight details on the registration site for transfers to be arranged accordingly.
Taxi service is the the only form of public transport from the new Terminal 1. Fixed rate from the airport to the town center is RM30 per taxi (up to 4 people).
Buy a coupon from the Airport Taxi counter in the middle of Arrivals (Level 1). Proceed to the taxi rank outside and hand your coupon to the taxi driver.
All visitors are required to complete an Arrival/Departure card, a Customs Declaration, and if required, a Travelers Declaration Form (TDF) and Quarantine Form. These are given out during all inbound Malaysia Airlines' flights. Travellers are no longer required to complete the TDF except under the following circumstances:
The current practice of obtaining prior written approval from Bank Negara Malaysia remains unchanged for the following:
The TDF form should be handed to the immigration officer together with the disembarkation card and passport.
Under a special arrangement during the formation of Malaysia, non-local Sabahans must filled in immigration papers before entry into Sabah. This is inclusive of foreign, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia Residents.
Passport must be valid for a period of 6 months from the time of your visit to Sabah. Upon arrival, visas given are normally for 30 days, and can be extended for another 60 days at the Immigration Department in Kota Kinabalu.
Nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Republic of China, Cuba, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Certificate of Identity (CI) holders must obtain a visa before entering Malaysia.
Nationals of countries other than those stated above (with the exception of Israel) are allowed to enter Malaysia without a visa for a visit not exceeding one month.
Should you need assistance with your travel or visa application, kindly contact
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