Getting to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is a regional aviation hub serviced by more than 50 airlines, which is located approximately 50km south of Kuala Lumpur. Flying to Asia via Kuala Lumpur is convenient because there are many scheduled flights to domestic destinations in Peninsular and East Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah), and to all the major gateway destinations of Asia.

Malaysia is also accessible by rail and road from Singapore and Thailand.

Getting to Kuching, Sarawak

International connections will require you to transit mainly in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Kuching International Airport has frequent air links from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Penang in Malaysia, as well as Singapore, Brunei, Jakarta and Pontianak (Indonesia). Kuching city is approximately 20 minutes from the airport by taxi. You can purchase the taxi coupon from the stand just outside arrivals hall. UBER and GrabCar facilities are also available in Kuching city.


Conference Venue

Pullman Kuching – Hotel and Resort

Positive vibes from the stunning panoramic views of Kuching City and Sarawak River, Pullman Kuching offers spacious and contemporary interiors, creating a 5 star luxury and comfortable atmosphere for an escapade or business.

Featuring a selection of outstanding facilities, restaurants and bar, Pullman Kuching also boost 389 rooms with uniqueness in mind that are designed to enrich guests with precious and exclusive comfort since inception in 2010.

Address: 1A Jalan Mathies, 93100 Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia
Phone: (+60)82/222888Fax: (+60)82/222999

Airlines Servicing Sarawak

Malaysia Airlines (MAS)

Provides approximately 10 daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching. It also operates a daily flights between Kuching and Singapore.

MAS Wings:

Connects small towns and rural destinations within East Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah).

Malindo Air:

An airline based in Malaysia, delivering exceptional service while offering low fares.

SilkAir: &

A subsidiary of Singapore Airlines which provides 4 weekly flights from Singapore to Kuching.

Air Asia:

Malaysia’s budget airline, which provides frequent flights to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore.

Xpress Air:

Operates flights from Jakarta to Kuching via Pontianak.

Approximate flight times between Kuching and:

  • Kuala Lumpur: 1 hour 45 min (MAS, Air Asia, Malindo Air)
  • Singapore: 1 hour 15 mins (Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir, Air Asia)
  • Kota Kinabalu (in Sabah): 1 hour 15 mins (MAS, Air Asia)
  • Brunei (via Miri) : 1 hour (MAS, Air Asia)
  • Jakarta (via Pontianak): 35 min (XpressAir)



Participants are requested to consult the Malaysian Embassy or Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for specific details relating to visa requirements. Alternatively, you can also determine your eligibility from this website (;


For participants who require a visa, please e-mail Prof Cecilia Essau ( to obtain the Letter of Invitation by providing the following information:

  • Full name (as appears in the passport)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Address and Telephone Number
  • Affiliation (e.g. university or organization name)
  • Abstract Title
  • Type of Presentation


Please note that the letter of invitation is to help participants to obtain a visa to attend this conference. It does not represent the organizer’s commitment to provide any financial support.