Host & Venue
About Sunway University:
Sunway University is a leading not-for-profit private university committed to the pursuit of education through scholarship, research and enterprise. It is ranked among the top 2% of universities in Asia and rated as a 5-star institution by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). For the 2020 rankings, the University was ranked within the 751–800 range, out of 1002 universities ranked in the QS World University Rankings. The University was also ranked among the top 150 young universities worldwide in the QS Top 50 Under 50. The University has also been awarded a 5-Star rating in the SETARA 2017 assessment of Malaysian Higher Education Institutions, and is one of only eleven universities in Malaysia to be awarded the Premier Digital Technology University status by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation.
The University is committed to multi-disciplinary research in sustainable development within an urban environment, and promoting health, well-being, and the development of new technologies in addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. We are establishing ourselves on the global stage with some of our researchers being among the most highly cited globally and actively engaged in cross-border collaborations. The University is committed to investing in the next generation through research-led teaching and to this end, continues to equip our campus with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
The University is recognised by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, and its programmes are designed to fulfil the needs and interests of a modern society. In adopting a global approach, the University has established close partnerships with Lancaster University and Le Cordon Bleu International, which lend international qualifications to Sunway’s programmes. The University has fostered ties with Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley in the United States, and University of Oxford and University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in multiple bilateral exchanges of expertise and research.
To date, the University has drawn more than 26,000 students from over 90 countries to its vibrant, 880,000-square-feet campus. Supported by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, the University has invested in excess of RM400 million in its infrastructure and continues to expand its teaching and learning, and research spaces. Here at Sunway, students and academics thrive in the discovery of ideas and opportunities in the heart of Sunway City, adjacent to some of the best public, medical and social amenities in Malaysia.
The University is in Bandar Sunway, Selangor which is now effectively a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. Bandar Sunway is an almost completely self-sufficient community with homes, businesses, schools, healthcare, shops and leisure facilities. It is located within the vicinity of Sunway hotels and the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre. There is a covered walkway from the Pyramid Shopping centre to the Sunway University building.
Sunway University directions: https://university.sunway.edu.my/contact-us
About the Host Partner
The Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia is an independent public policy think-tank, based at Sunway University on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. For more about us, visit our introduction page.
About Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Area: 243 km², estimated population: 1.80 million as of 2017.
Climate & Weather
Malaysia observes tropical, sunny, humid weather with frequent showers. At night time, temperatures fall to a pleasantly warm ambiance. In Kuala Lumpur, the rainy season takes place between November and February.
Average High: 32°C (day)
Average Low: 21°C (day)
Kuala Lumpur operates on GMT + 8 hours.
The Malaysian Ringgit is the currency of Malaysia. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Malaysia Ringgit exchange rate is the USD to MYR rate. The currency code for Ringgits is MYR, and the currency symbol is RM. Major currencies can be exchanged at most hotels, banks and licensed money changers.
220–240V AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard UK-type three pin plugs are used.
Please note this information is intended to give a general understanding and may be subject to change:
A valid passport with more than 6 months validity beyond the date of entry is needed for all countries’ citizens to enter Malaysia. Please visit the website of the Immigration Department of Malaysia to check if you need a visa.
If your country is not listed, you are allowed to enter without a visa for an ordinary visit of less than one month. Delegates and guests who require visa can request an invitation letter from the organizer once registered.
Airport Limousine: This service is operated on a pre-paid coupon basis and is available 24 hours a day. Please purchase the coupons at the Limousine Counter in the International Arrival Hall. The journey from KLIA to Sunway University is around 60 minutes. Budget taxis are also available. Please purchase coupon at the designated counters.
KLIA Express: The Express Rail Link (ERL) links KLIA and Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station. The journey from KLIA to KL Sentral is approximately 28 minutes. Trains are available every 15 minutes to 20 minutes from KLIA to KL Sentral. From the Sentral Station, passengers may purchase coupons at the taxi counter for the journey to their respective hotels.
Rail Transport in Kuala Lumpur
Commuter cards: West Malaysia uses the Touch N’ Go card, a contactless card for electronic payments for highway tolls, public bus fares, and public train fares with stored pre-paid value. They are available at most convenience stores and at most train stations.
LRT: The Light Rail Transit (LRT) is the first public rail line in the Klang Valley and covers a distance of 91.5KM and consists of 74 stations. There are three interconnected lines (The Kelana Jaya line, the Ampang line and the Sri Petaling line). Daily operating hours are between 0600 – 2400. Season tickets can be purchased at any LRT station. The closest LRT train station to Sunway University is USJ7 station on the Kelana Jaya line (approximately 40mins from KL Sentral).
MRT: The MRT is a higher capacity public rail line in the Klang Valley which first line opened in 2017 and a second line will be opening in 2021-2022. Unfortunately, the MRT does not serve the Sunway University vicinity.
Monorail: The Kuala Lumpur Monorail system in Malaysia serves 11 stations running 8.6 km and its route starts from Titiwangsa Station to the KL Sentral Station. Daily operation hours are 0600 to 2400 and it is operating at 3-minute intervals. The monorail does not serve the Sunway University vicinity.
Commuter Trains: KTM Komuter operates speedy electric train services from the KL railway station to designated points within the city as well as to Port Klang, Seremban, Kajang and Rawang. The closest commuter rail station connecting KL Sentral to Sunway University is Setia Alam (KD08) interchange station on the Port Klang line.
Bus Railway Transit (BRT): Sunway University and the general Sunway City area is served by an elevated Bus Railway Transit, connecting USJ7 LRT station on the Kelana Jaya line to the Setia Alam interchange station on the KTM Commuter Port Klang line.
Road Transport in Kuala Lumpur
City Buses: Major bus lines service the city and suburban areas is Rapid KL.
Taxis: All taxis in KL are fitted with meters and can be hailed at designated taxi stands or booked through phone.
Car Rental: Cars can be hired from car rental agencies. Drivers must be in possession of a valid international driving license. Drivers must always drive on the left side of the road.
GrabCar: Use Grab to get to wherever you want with safer and stress-free rides. Please refer to https://www.grab.com/my/car/
Business attire is most appropriate for attending conference and business functions. For sightseeing or shopping, light cotton clothing is advised. Most malls and restaurants are air-conditioned.
Food & Beverage
As a modern Islamic, multi-religious and multi-cultural country, we offer a wide range of dishes from indigenous food to Chinese, Malay, Indian, Halal, non-Halal, vegan, vegetarian and much more. This will no doubt appeal to your Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist delegates.
Corporate Rate bookings for EAEA-17 delegates will be made available for the following hotels for the convention dates of 14-15 August 2021:
- Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
- Sunway Clio Hotel
- Sunway Pyramid Hotel
PROMOTION CODE WILL BE GIVEN OUT IMMEDIATELY UPON REGISTRATION TO THE CONFERENCE. FULL RATES TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2021 DATES.
Disclaimer: Please note that these links are intended solely for information purposes and is not to be construed, under any circumstances, by implication or otherwise, as a recommendation or endorsement. We strongly advise all participants to do their own research on the hotels.
The organising committee is fully aware of the threat posed by COVID-19 to conference delegates and the people around them. We are monitoring university, government, and international guidelines on risk-mitigation practices in the conduct of our events and meetings.
- Malaysia National Security Council’s COVID-19 page.*
- Malaysia Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 portal.*
- Sunway University (venue university) Announcements
*These pages may be exclusively in Malay language.
The organising committee is awaiting further developments and will announce meeting practices closer to the date in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.