FAVA 2020

Getting Here

Kuching is located on the mystical Island of Borneo, capital state of Sarawak, Malaysia. Kuching serves as an entry point to numerous great attractions within the heart of Sarawak. Also known as the City of Unity, Kuching is home to over 28 ethnic groups living in peace and harmony. It is rich in biodiversity, cultural heritage and historical landmarks surrounded by lush greenery.

How To Get Here?

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:

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com 
SilkAir : www.silkair.com

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Singapore Airlines : www.singaporeair.com (via Singapore) 
Scoot : www.flyscoot.com (via Singapore) 
Philippine Airlines : www.philippineairlines.com (via Singapore)

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com (via Kuala Lumpur)

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com (via Kuala Lumpur)

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com (via Kuala Lumpur)

Flights available: 
Malaysia Airlines : www.malaysiaairlines.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Air Asia : www.airasia.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Malindo Air : www.malindoair.com (via Kuala Lumpur) 
Scoot : www.flyscoot.com (via Singapore) 
Thai Airways : www.thaiairways.com (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 and Official Hotels. 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. 

Visa Requirements

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:

  • Afghanistan 
  • Angola 
  • Bhutan 
  • Burkina Faso 
  • Burundi 
  • Central African Republic 
  • China 
  • Colombia 
  • Comoros 
  • Cote D’Ivoire 
  • Democratic Republic of Congo 
  • Djibouti 
  • Equatorial Guinea 
  • Eritrea 
  • Ethiopia 
  • Guinea-Bissau 
  • Hong Kong (C/I or D/I) 
  • India 
  • Liberia 
  • Mali 
  • Myanmar 
  • Nepal 
  • Niger 
  • Republic of Congo 
  • Rwanda 
  • Siberia & Montenegro
  • Taiwan
  • United Nations (Laissez Passer)
  • Western Sahara

Commonwealth countries that require a visa:

  • ​Bangladesh 
  • Cameroon 
  • Ghana
  • Mozambique 
  • Nigeria 
  • Pakistan 
  • Sri Lanka 

Other important information:

  • 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: www.imi.gov.my

Accomodations

Pullman Kuching
 

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.

Riverside Majestic - Astana Wing

In the Riverside Majestic Hotel’s premier Astana wing, rest assured that you will be treated like royalty. Right next to our Riverside Majestic Hotel Puteri Wing and overlooking the winding beauty of the scenic Sarawak River, enjoy a panoramic view of the Kuching Waterfront from the Darul Hana Bridge or take in the splendour of the iconic State Assembly Building.

Cross over easily to the other parts of Riverside Majestic Hotel Puteri Wing via the connected pedestrian bridge. Not to forget, it is strategically located in the heart of Kuching’s business entertainment, dining and shopping district.

The Waterfront Hotel Kuching

Perched on top of Plaza Merdeka Shopping Center, The Waterfront Hotel is located in the heart of Kuching City, where decades-old heritage buildings sit side by side with modern buildings. With one of the best views of the Padang Merdeka and the Sarawak River, the hotel is not only a place to rest, but a start of your adventures in Kuching City.

Travels

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Attraction Points

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Public Amenities

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