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About Malaysia & Kuala Lumpur (KL)

 

Malaysia is an attractive place to visit

Strategically located at the centre of the vast Asia-Pacific region, Malaysia is the perfect location for the Congress. It is a renowned tourist destination in Asia, boasting a multicultural society living in a blend of old and new world charms. The political climate is stable, the economy robust. The government actively promotes Malaysia as a destination for international conventions and tourist attractions, and this guarantees ease of passage for delegates entering the country. Malaysia's competitive currency exchange rate gives good value for money to its international visitors.

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. Its multicultural society includes Malays, Chinese and Indians, living side by side. The official language is Malay or Bahasa Malaysia, and the currency of the country is Malaysian Ringgit.

KUALA LUMPUR (KL)

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, and home to gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, lively street markets and a myriad of natural attractions. Divided into numerous districts, its main hub is called the Golden Triangle which comprises Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and Chinatown.

KL is widely recognised for its iconic landmarks, including the famous Petronas Twin Towers, the Petaling Street flea market, and the Batu Caves which are over 400 million years old.

In addition, the city offers an abundance of gastronomic delights - with thousands of hawker stalls, cafes, and restaurants serving every imaginable type of delicacy.

Please consult our proposed guide, featuring the specialities and locations of some of the best restaurants in KL.


RECOMMENDED VISITS IN KUALA LUMPUR (KL)

img Petronas Twin Towers
Measuring 452 metres, the Petronas Twin Towers were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates with both towers joining at the 41st and 42nd floors through a 58 metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge. They used to be the tallest buildings in the world until the Burj Khalifa in Dubai surpassed them in 2010. The Petronas Twin Towers' architecture is Islamic-inspired, and the buildings primarily house the corporate headquarters of the Petronas Company and other offices.


img Menara KL Tower
The Menara KL Tower is one of Malaysia's most recognisable signature skylines, along with the Petronas Twin Towers. The Tower was built in 1994 and stands at 421 metres providing a spectacular view of the city.


img Chinatown - Petaling Street
Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, Chinatown is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots of KL. Chinatown is also a well-known bargain hunter's paradise, a place where you can find all sorts of things from Chinese herbs to bags, clothes and other wares.


img Batu Caves
Located approximately 13 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves host one of the most important Indian temples in South East Asia. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the 100-year-old temple contains idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it.


img Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang is Kuala Lumpur's glitzy shopping and entertainment district, with everything from large-scale shopping centres and five-star hotels to all-day restaurants and nightclubs. Nightlife in Bukit Bintang is also legendary, particularly the Changkat Bukit Bintang area. Whether you are looking for a live music scene, a posh nightclub, or an opulent rooftop bar, Bukit Bintang has it all.


img The National Mosque of Malaysia
Masjid Negara, the National Mosque of Malaysia, was built in 1965 and can welcome 15,000 people. The Mosque has a unique star-shaped dome representing the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam. Its 73-metre-high minaret stands impressively against the skyline. Visitors are required to be appropriately dressed while visiting the mosque.


img The Bird Park
The KL Bird Park is a public aviary, and home to more than 3000 birds representing more than 200 species. The park is divided into four zones - Zones 1, 2 and 3 are free flight aviaries where birds are allowed to roam freely. In Zone 4, the birds are kept in cages and mini aviaries.

 

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CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Plenary Lectures by world-class speakers
  • 5 concurrent sessions covering all sub-specialties and many other exciting areas
  • Meet the Experts sessions
  • Hands-on training sessions
  • 7 pre-congress meetings
  • OGSM Subspecialty Meetings
  • Enrichment Lecture

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Obstetricians and gynaecologists
  • Sub-specialists
  • Trainees
  • Midwives
  • Specialty trained nurses
  • Scientific officers
  • Embryologists
  • Allied health personnel

TOPICS
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Gynae-Oncology
  • Imaging in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Menopause
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urogynaecology
  • Maternal nutrition
  • Genetics and Genetic Counselling

 

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