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“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.

Country
The Federation of Malaysia comprises of Peninsular Malaysia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

Geographic Location
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.

Area
329,758 square km

Population

27.56 million

Capital City

Kuala Lumpur

People
Malays comprise 57% of the population, while the Chinese, Indian and Bumiputeras and other races make up the rest of the country's population.

Language
(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.

Religion
Islam is the official religion of the country, but other religions are widely practised.

Government
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.

Weather
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.

Main Holidays

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

Economic Profile
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)

Currency
The monetary unit of the country is Ringgit Malaysia and is written as RM. The exchange rate is valued at USD 1 = MYR 4.15. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and money changers.

Banking Hours
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

Post Office
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.

Time
Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S Standard Time.

Electricity

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.

Telephone
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.

Accommodation

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome notes.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 6th International Public Health Conference 2016 which will be held in TH Hotel and Convention Centre, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia from 31st May – 1st June 2016.

The Conference is organized by the Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, The National University of Malaysia.

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 “Public Health Responses For The Wellbeing of An Ageing Society”.

The theme is important nowadays with many changing public health that needs great leadership and governance. We look forward to seeing you all at the conference.

Best wishes.

Important dates.

 
Date
 Deadline for abstract submission
17th April 2016
 Last date for online registration
20th May 2016

Themes.
“Public Health Responses For The Wellbeing of An Ageing Society”


TH Hotel & Convention Centre Terengganu

Accommodation.

TH Hotel & Convention Centre Terengganu
Jalan Lapangan Terbang, 21300 Kuala Terengganu,
Terengganu MALAYSIA.

Tel : +60 (9) 6686666 or 1800 88 8447 (Toll free)
Fax : +60 (9) 6674000
Email : sales.thht@thhotels.com.my
Link : http://thhotels.com.my/v1/the-hotels/kuala-terengganu/

Recommended Hotels :
> TBA (5 star)
> TBA (4 star)
> TBA (4 star)

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Conference fee.

 

Normal Fees

Walk-in

 Student with valid student ID (Study in Malaysia)

MYR 600

MYR 700

 Local participant

MYR 800

MYR 900

 Overseas participant

USD 700

USD 750


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)

Cancellation statement.
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 healthconference.my@gmail.com upon registration to the Conference. Non-attendance: No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.

Conference dinner.
TBA

Related website :
> International Journal of Public Health Research
> Department of Community Health, UKMMC
> United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
> Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
> Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association (PPPKAM)
> Tourism Malaysia Official Website
> Tourism Malaysia Official Corporate Website

Visa requirement by countries.
Please follow this link - Immigration Department of Malaysia

 

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