“The goal for our participants is to help them create a vision for education and work within a new paradigm. Upon leaving, they will be armed not only with a clearer vision for the future, but their next steps to move sustainability forward in their homes, their place of work, and their immediate communities and broader communities.”
Malaysia in brief.
The Federation of Malaysia comprises of Peninsular Malaysia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
Situated between 2º and 7º to the North of the Equator line, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. In the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia lies Thailand, and in the south, neighbouring Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are bounded by Indonesia while Sarawak also shares borders with Brunei.
329,758 square km
Malays comprise 57% of the population, while the Chinese, Indian and Bumiputeras and other races make up the rest of the country's population.
(Bahasa Melayu)Malay is the national language in use, but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also converse in the various languages and dialects.
Islam is the official religion of the country, but other religions are widely practised.
Malaysia follows the bicameral legislative system, adopting a democratic parliamentary. The head of the country is the King or the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, a position which is changed every five years among the Malay Sultanates. The head of government is the Prime Minister.
The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures are from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
New Year*, Hari Raya Aidiladha*, Federal Territory Day **, Chinese New Year *, Awal Muharam*, Maulidur Rasul*, Labour Day*, Wesak*, King's Birthday*, National Day* Deepavali# Hari Raya Aidilfitri* Christmas*
Note: (*) - National Holidays (**) - Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur & Labuan only (#) - except Labuan & Sarawak
Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia's economy. Tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are major contributors to the economy.
Distance to Malaysia
London, United Kingdom to Kuala Lumpur : 6,557 miles (10,552 km)
Paris, France to Kuala Lumpur 6,483 miles (10,432 km)
Rome, Italy to Kuala Lumpur : 6,038 miles (9,716 km)
Stockholm, Sweden to Kuala Lumpur : 5,812 miles (9,353 km)
Berlin, Germany to Kuala Lumpur : 5,979 miles (9,622 km)
Madrid, Spain to Kuala Lumpur : 6,885 miles (11,079 km)
New York, USA to Kuala Lumpur : 9,400 miles (15,126 km)
Los Angeles, USA to Kuala Lumpur : 8,790 miles (14,144 km)
Vancouver, Canada to Kuala Lumpur : 7,944 miles (12,783 km)
The monetary unit of the country is Ringgit Malaysia and is written as RM. The exchange rate is valued at USD1 = RM3.15. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and money changers.
Most states: Monday- Friday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Saturday & Sunday: Closed (Some banks and its branches are opened Saturdays). Kelantan & Terengganu: Sunday - Wednesday :9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Thursday :9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Friday/Saturday*/Public holiday: Closed
Opening hours from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily, except for the first Saturdays of the month, Sundays, and public holidays when it is closed. In Kelantan and Terengganu the post office operates at the same time, but is closed on Fridays and public holidays.
Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S Standard Time.
Voltage is 220 - 240 Volt AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3- pin square plugs and socket.
Measurement and Weight
Malaysia follows the metric system for weight and measurement.
Local calls can be made from public phones using shillings or prepaid cards. International calls can also be made using card phones or at any Telekom office.
Malaysia has a wide range of accommodation at competitive rates. International standard hotels, medium and budget hotels, youth hostels are just some of the types of accommodation available.
On behalf of the organizing committee,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 3rd International Public Health Conference & 20th National Public Health Colloquium which will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from 28th-29th August 2013.
The Conference is jointly organized by the Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, The National University of Malaysia, Sarawak Health Department, Sarawak Nursing Professional Association and the United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health. It is also in collaboration with Malaysian Public Health Physicians' Association (Sarawak) and supported by Sarawak Convention Bureau.
This annual International Conference brings together many members and non-members, local friends and abroad colleagues who share a common goal; a view of global health and public advocacies. Understandably this conference will provide an excellent forum for the discussion of problems, challengers and mitigations efforts in public health.
During this conference, the discussion would revolve around the theme of “New Insights into Non Communicable Disease Prevention: The Next Step”. The theme is important nowadays with many changing public health facades and new perils, that needs great leadership and governance. Without such leadership, public policies will disintegrate leaving many gaps in health care and its related implications on the health environment. Several related sub-themes have also been identified to be deliberated and pondered upon.
Kuching, Sarawak is the historic administrative centre of Sarawak and hence is the most developed part of the State. Here, a vast range of convention facilities, visitors activities and unique experiences are available to groups of all sizes. Nature lovers will find their heaven in Kuching's numerous national parks, wildlife centres, mountains and caves where wildlife still roam. Nestled at the foothills of Mount Santubong is the Sarawak Cultural Village, a living museum show casting traditional lifestyle - perfect for delegate with time constraint. Eating, shopping and a night out Kuching style are things to explore first hand. There's nothing like immersing oneself in the local mojo of gazillion eateries, local craft shops, upscale shopping centres and cozy night-out coffee places. We hope that you will enjoy Kuching, Sarawak and Malaysia as much as we do and we look forward to seeing you all at the conference.
| Early birds special for registration
|31st May 2013
| Deadline for abstract submission
|15th June 2013
| Last date for online registration
|21st August 2013
Early bird rates.
Early Bird Rates are applicable based on the date of the payment received by the secretariat and NOT on the date of registration. To benefit the Early Bird rates, you are encourage to make a payment before the given date.
Cash / LO payment at the registration counter during the event are not entitled for Early Bird Rates. To enjoy the Early Bird rates for payment with LO, please email your scan copy of the LO to the secretariat.
“New Insight into Non Communicable Disease Prevention : The Next Step”
Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching Sarawak MALAYSIA.
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman,
P.O. Box 2928, 93756 Kuching,
Tel : +60 82 423111 ext 1661
Mobile : +60 16 8572470
Fax : +60 82 236041
Link : Online room reservation
Recommended Hotels :
> Merdeka Palace Hotel (5 star)
> Hilton Kuching (4 star)
> The LimeTree Hotel (3 star) >> reservation form
> Tune Hotel – Waterfront Kuching (budget hotel)
> Harbour View Hotel (budget hotel)
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Student (local & international)
|MYR 450 |
|MYR 550 |
|MYR 650 |
|MYR 750 |
|USD 500 |
|USD 600 |
|* Early birds date is before 31st May 2013.
Students need to submit a copy of proof of student status (ie: Student ID Card) upon payment and need to present the original student card at the registration counter during the event.
Mode of payment.
Cheque / Money Order / Local Order
Bank Transfer / Telegraphic Transfer (recommended)
Cancellations will not be refundable. Transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing to the firstname.lastname@example.org upon registration to the Conference. Non-attendance: No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.
Related website :
> International Journal of Public Health Research
> Malaysian Journal of Community Health
> Department of Community Health, UKMMC
> Sarawak Health Department (JKNS)
> Sarawak Nursing Professional Association (SNPA)
> United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
> Global Health Action
> Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association (PPPKAM)
> University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
> Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB)
> Tourism Malaysia Official Website
> Tourism Malaysia Official Corporate Website
> 1st National Elderly Symposium 2013 (NES 2013)
Visa requirement by countries.
Please follow this link - Immigration Department of Malaysia