LOCATION INFORMATION

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Today, Kuala Lumpur is a glittering, skyscraper-strewn capital city, bustling with honking cars and speeding motorcycles. But the historic downtown of the city has been left behind as critical functions were relocated to newer suburbs over the decades. Kuala Lumpur, meaning “muddy confluence” in Malay, began as a tin mining settlement at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers. Around this humble birthplace lies a plethora of heritage gems at risk of being lost forever if strategic, sustainable interventions are not put in place. At Placemaker Week ASEAN, you’ll join other placemakers in tackling the complex, interrelated challenges that must be overcome in order to draw people back to Downtown KL

George Town, Penang

Georgetown

George Town, the capital of northern Malaysian state Penang, gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2008. Thanks to its unique Straits architecture and rich cultural heritage, the food haven has become a bustling tourist hub as a decade of urban regeneration efforts come to fruition. Its once-abandoned streets are now home to Insta-famous murals and throngs of tourists, bringing on new challenges as the city fights back against over-tourism and controversial gentrification. Placemaker Week ASEAN will feature a place game in George Town that will explore rejuvenation projects in a heritage context.

Klang

Klang (photo by Ng Soo Ann in Timeout KL)
Klang (photo by Ng Soo Ann in Timeout KL)

Officially known as the Royal Town of Klang, Klang is one of the oldest towns in Malaysia, with origins dating back to the 15th Century. It is also home to Port Klang, Malaysia’s largest port and the main gateway into Malaysia by sea.  Although Klang was once the capital of Selangor and of great strategic importance, the historic city has seen decline with the rise of Kuala Lumpur. In many ways, Klang is becoming a dormitory suburb for the nation’s capital, but Placemaker Week ASEAN participants will have the opportunity to help reverse this: at the place game in Klang, participants will work with local stakeholders to produce rejuvenation solutions through on-site assessment and guided brainstorming.

GETTING AROUND

How to get to Chin Woo Stadium

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From KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)​

  1. Take the KLIA Express from KLIA to KL Sentral (approximately 28 minutes). Tickets can be purchased at the airport or pre-purchased online at https://www.kliaekspres.com/.

  2. Take the LRT (light rail) from KL Sentral to Pasar Seni (via the Kelana Jaya line). (Alternatively, download the ride-hailing app, Grab (https://www.grab.com/my/), to book a car and driver to pick you up at the station and drive you directly to Chin Woo Stadium.)

  3. Chin Woo Stadium is an 8-minute walk away from Pasar Seni LRT, but you may opt to call a Grab ride if you have luggage!
  1. Take the KLIA Transit from KLIA to KL Sentral. Tickets can be purchased at the airport.

  2. Take the LRT (light rail) from KL Sentral to Pasar Seni (via the Kelana Jaya line). (Alternatively, download the ride-hailing app, Grab (https://www.grab.com/my/), to book a car and driver to pick you up at the station and drive you directly to Chin Woo Stadium.)

  3. Chin Woo Stadium is an 8-minute walk away from  (via KLIA Ekspres) > Pasar Seni LRT, but you may opt to call a Grab ride if you have luggage!

From KL Sentral​

  1. Chin Woo Stadium is a 10-minute drive from KL Sentral. If you prefer not to drive, download the ride-hailing app, Grab (https://www.grab.com/my/), to book a car and driver to pick you up at the station and drive you directly to Chin Woo Stadium. Grab ride prices vary according to demand.

Public transportation: take the LRT (light rail) from KL Sentral to Pasar Seni via the Kelana Jaya line. Chin Woo Stadium is an 8-minute walk away from Pasar Seni LRT station.

ACCOMMODATION

Recommended hotels (special rates for participants of Placemaker Week ASEAN)

Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur

13, 15, Leboh Ampang, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

rates starting from RM180.00 per night

  • Free wifi
  • Free parking
  • 2-minute walk from Masjid Jamek LRT station
  • Clean, neat, and modern rooms. 
  • Easy access to public transportation 

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Avenue J Hotel

13, Leboh Pasar Besar, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

rates starting from RM120.00 per night

 
  • Free wifi
  • LCD TV
  • Strong shower
  • Walking distance from Masjid Jamek LRT station

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

No. 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

rate starting from RM380.00 per night

 
  • Directly adjacent to KL Sentral station
  • Free wifi
  • A trendy hotel right next to major public transport hub.. Indoor bridge directly connects to NU Sentral shopping mall.

Additional options:

70-72 JALAN PETALING, KUALA LUMPUR 50000
  • RM52 (agoda.com)
  • 6 minute walk from Pasar Seni LRT station
  • Free wifi 
  • Located in Petaling Street (Chinatown) with convenient access to many food stalls and restaurants.
  • The air conditioner is not very cooling but everything else is functioning well.
100, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur
  • RM263 (agoda.com)
  • 1-minute walk from PWTC LRT station
  • Free wifi
  • Inclusive of breakfast
  • Contemporary hotel with great hospitality and friendly staff 
  • Spacious and comfortable rooms
95 JALAN PADANG BELIA BRICKFIELDS, KUALA LUMPUR 50470​
  • RM78 (agoda.com)
  • 5-minute walk from KL Sentral station
  • Free wifi
  • Ample parking and good security. Staff are friendly and helpful. Hassle free check in.
2, JALAN SULTAN ISMAIL, KUALA LUMPUR, 50250 KUALA LUMPUR​
  • RM290 (agoda.com)
  • Free wifi
  • Inclusive of breakfast
  • 2-minute walk from Bukit Nanas monorail station
  • Many tourist attractions near the hotel
  • Great for families
NO.7, JALAN MUNSYI ABDULLAH, 50100 KUALA LUMPUR​
  • RM137 (booking.com)
  • Near Masjid Jamek LRT station
  • Opposite Jakel Mall
  • Free wifi
165, JALAN AMPANG, KUALA LUMPUR, 50450 KUALA LUMPUR​
  • RM550 (booking.com)
  • 2-minute walk from Ampang Park LRT station
  • Free wifi
  • Good service
  • Good security
38, JALAN TUN PERAK, CITY CENTRE, 50050 KUALA LUMPUR​
  • RM140 (booking.com)
  • Next to Masjid Jamek LRT station
  • Located above McDonald’s
  • Free wifi
  • Clean and comfortable, efficient staff
3, JALAN STESEN SENTRAL, KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL, 50470 KUALA LUMPUR​
  • RM594 (agoda.com)
  • Free wifi
  • Inclusive of breakfast
  • Luxury hotel that is located right next to KL Sentral with convenient retail and F&B close by

You can also refer to booking.com / agoda.com for other options.

WEATHER INFO

Weather in Malaysia in generally hot and humid year-round, but Novembers tend to be rainy.

  • Light, breathable clothing
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen, hat, and + sunglasses
  • Portable electronic fan or foldable paper fan
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Other personal travel essentials

TRAVEL INFO

If you are travelling to Malaysia from another country, you may find important information for you regarding entry and visa requirements below:

1. Entry requirements: https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/entry-requirements-into-malaysia.html

2. Visa requirements: https://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-requirement-by-country.html

*The organisers are not responsible for any inaccuracies and recommend that you check with the relevant embassies
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