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Congress Venue

Pullman Kuching

Pullman Kuching is situated in Sarawak’s capital city of Kuching, a diverse city of historical colonial buildings and contemporary structures, perfect for travellers and business leaders. The city surrounding the hotel is a key food destination for travellers and there are many sites of culture and history in the surrounding area. Additionally, the city has become one of the major commercial and industrial centres in East Malaysia. The hotel is a mere 20 minutes from Kuching International Airport, the gateway to Kuching.

Tour Booking

To book a tour of Kuching, you may visit: CPH TRAVEL - 8TH ASEAPS CONGRESS SPECIAL TOUR

Transportation & Visas

Kuching, the capital of the state of Sarawak is served by a number of national and international airlines. The total number of departure and arrival flights exceed 70 on a daily basis. Direct flights are available from the following locations. You may book flights on their websites, as provided below:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
to Kuching

Flights available:
Malaysia Airlines :
Air Asia :
Malindo Air :

to Kuching

Flights available:
Malaysia Airlines :
Air Asia :
SilkAir :

Hong Kong
to Kuching

Flights available:
Hong Kong Airlines :
Malaysia Airlines (via Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia) :

to Kuching

Flights available:
Malaysia Airlines : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Air Asia : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Singapore Airlines : (via Singapore)
Scoot : (via Singapore)
Philippine Airlines : (via Singapore)

to Kuching

Flights available:
Malaysia Airlines : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Air Asia : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Malindo Air : (via Kuala Lumpur)

to Kuching

Flights available:
Malaysia Airlines : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Air Asia : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Malindo Air : (via Kuala Lumpur)

to Kuching

Flights available:
Malaysia Airlines : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Air Asia : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Malindo Air : (via Kuala Lumpur)
Scoot : (via Singapore)
Thai Airways : (via Singapore)

Emirates and Etihad Airways provide code share flights from Europe and South America to Kuching

Kuching International Airport is a short distance away from the Congress Venue (Pullman Hotel Kuching). There is easy access to taxis at the exit, for which you will need to purchase coupons at the taxi reservation booth before exiting the airport. Alternatively, Pullman Hotel Kuching provides a limousine service, which you can request for by filling up the relevant section in the Hotel Booking form.

Visa Requirement

Upon entering Malaysia, every individual should possess a valid international passport or an internationally recognised travel document approved for travel to Malaysia.

Any person not in possession of a passport or travel document that is recognized by the Malaysian Government must obtain a document in lieu of a passport. Application for the document in lieu of a passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad. Holders of travel documents like a Certificate of Identity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage or a Country’s Certificate of Permanent Residence should ensure that their return to the country that issued the document or the country of residence is guaranteed. The documents should be valid, for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia.

Foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country.

Countries that require a visa:

Western Sahara

Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Hong Kong (C/I or D/I)
Siberia & Montenegro

Republic of Congo

Burkina Faso
Cote D’Ivoire
United Nations (Laissez Passer)

Commonwealth countries that require a visa:

Sri Lanka

  • No visa is required for U.S.A. citizens visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes (except for employment).
  • No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar. For a stay exceeding one month, a visa will be required, except for nationals of Brunei and Singapore.
  • For nationals of Israel, visas are required and permission must be granted from Ministry of Internal Security.
  • For nationals of Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro), visas are required and permission must be granted from Ministry Of Home Affairs.
  • 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.
  • For more information on Malaysian VISA requirements please visit:

Sites & Dining In Kuching

Gunung Mulu National Park

Whether you are looking for a tranquil escape in the rainforest of Borneo or climbing through expansive cave systems, Mulu promises to take your breath away.

Bako National Park

With its rainforest, abundant wildlife, waterfalls, secluded beaches, panoramic rocky shoreline extensive network of trekking trails, Bako National Park offers visitors an excellent introduction to the rainforest and coastline of Borneo

Sarawak Cultural Village

Possibly the finest "Living Museum" in South East Asia, Sarawak Cultural Village combines history, tradition, lifestyle and architecture with a dash of education and portion of theatre to create a unique multi-cultural extravaganza.

Semenggoh Nature Reserve

For over 20 years, the wardens here trained young orangutans, who had been orphaned or rescued from captivity, how to survive in the wild. The success of this programme has left the surrounding forest reserve with a thriving population of healthy adolescent and young adult orang utans, who are now breeding in the wild.




The conference will be conducted in the English language. Externally, most of the locals are fluent in English and easily converse in the language.


There are many currency exchange outlets available in the airport, major shopping malls, and bank offices, where you may change your currency with the Malaysian currency Ringgit Malaysia (RM).

Nearby Hospitals

Below is a list of hospitals you may refer to in the event of an emergency:

  • Sarawak General Hospital
  • Kuching Specialist Hospital
  • Timberland Medical Centre
  • KPJ Kuching Hospital

In case of an emergency - dial:

  • Ambulance: 999
  • Police: 999
  • Fire: 994

Sarawak has a tropical climate with temperatures that fluctuate little throughout the year. Average temperature is between 23oC and 30oC.

Business Hours

Shops are generally open between the hours of 10:00 - 22:00. Banking hours are between the hours of 09:30 - 16:00. Government offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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