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Kuching

Your Experience Hot Spot

Being the capital city of Sarawak, Kuching is the most populous city in the state and the epicentre of business and economy.  Kuching is synonymous with many success stories of collaboration and innovation especially in the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, technology, arts and culture among many more.

While the city is popular for its business landscape, it is also known for its tapestry of culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals. Every July marks the world renowned Rainforest World Music Festival where over 20,000 visitors – of all ages – comes to enjoy the best of ethnic music in the rainforest along the coastline of the South China Sea.

SUPPORT AND SERVICES

BESarawak is highly encouraging of conferences and exhibitions in Sarawak which is why we provide meeting planners with comprehensive financial and non-financial support.

Financial Support

Fundamental support to help ease one challenge of organising your business event.

Convention Bidding

Bid documents are crafted by our bid experts to ensure hassle-free bidding that include letters of endorsement and in-kind support for bid presentations.

Delegate Boosting & Marketing

Get the best attendance by utilising our vast selection of marketing and promotional resources.

Venue & Vendor Selection

We connect you to a network of reliable event professionals and suppliers.

Developing New Business Events

We provide professional advice and guidance to help you develop new events for topics of interest.

To Qualify

ConferencesExhibitions

Must be held in Sarawak

Programme is for a minimum duration of two (2) days

Must be initiated a minimum of seven (7) months prior to its execution

  • Must be able to attract delegates from outside Sarawak
  • Must be able to attract more than 150 delegates from outside Sarawak
  • Minimum 30 booths from outside Sarawak
For more information, contact Donny Tan (Senior Business Development Manager) on [email protected] or call +60 82242516.

COMPONENTS

International Airports: 1
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Number of Hotels:
Number of Hotel Rooms: 5,771

 

KEY INDUSTRIES

Education

Science, Technology & Engineering

Life Sciences

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Arts & Culture

Environment & Biodiversity

CONVENTION
VENUES

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) is the largest ISO-standard convention venue in Sarawak with a floor area of 15,200 square-metres and a maximum capacity of 5,000 in its plenary hall. 

VISA INFORMATION

Most nationalities do not require visas for short social or business visits to Malaysia. Passports are usually stamped for three (3) months. Visitors must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six (6) months beyond the period of stay.

 

Nationals from countries that require a visa can apply through the nearest Malaysian embassy by submitting the following documentation:

  • Visa application form with three (3) passport-size photographs
  • National passport with remaining validity not less than six (6) months
  • Letter of introduction or invitation letter.

APPLY FOR A VISA

Visa applications must be made at any Malaysian Representative Office.

Applications can also be made online through the I-Visa System (Applicable for visitors from People’s Republic of China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bhutan, Serbia and Montenegro only).

Apply for a visa here

The information above serves as a guide and is subject to change. For clarification, please visit https://www.imi.gov.my/portal2017/index.php/en/ for full information on visas and visa processes.

ACCESSIBILITY

There are 390 weekly direct flights to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur, 252 domestic flights from other parts of Malaysia, 21 weekly direct flights from Singapore, 14 weekly direct flights from Pontianak and 6 weekly direct flights from Brunei.

COVID-19
REGULATIONS

Policies and regulations are subject to change according to the current situation. For more information on travelling in today’s circumstances, please visit https://sarawakdisastermc.com/.

ACCOMMODATION

Kuching has a wide choice of accommodations to suit all budgets from 5-star resorts and hotels to exceptional guest-houses conveniently located around the city centre. There are over 329 accommodations with over 11,000 rooms available, most within walking distance to major shopping malls, eateries and medical facilities.

DMC/PCO

Kuching has a selection of highly experienced DMCs and PCOs to deliver engaging conventions, exhibitions and post event experiences. 

PAST/FUTURE EVENTS

World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies 2021 International Symposium on Acupuncture-Moxibustion and The 4th World Traditional Chinese Medicine Forum

  • Venue: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
  • Numbers: 700
  • Event Date: 2021

Congress of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Association (FAVA) 2021

  • Venue: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
  • Numbers: 1000
  • Event Date: 2021

Men’s Health World Congress (MHWC) 2021

  • Venue: Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
  • Numbers: 900
  • Event Date: 2021

BESLegacy Reward Programme

A great reward for any convention is a legacy that cannot be erased.

BESLegacy Reward Programme allows your convention to leave its greatest footprint for sectors, communities, economies and governance. We’re providing extra services to ensure that the government and the wider community knows what you’re doing.

For more information and to find out if your event qualifies, contact Anedia Kahar (Head of Business Development and Research) on [email protected] or call +6 082 242516.

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