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Site Visits and Technical Tours

Site visits and technical tours will be held during the congress to the following engineering attractions and live construction projects that will be ongoing. Roundtrip transportation will be provided and limited seats are available.

Monday (18 May 2020)

SMART Tunnel

Group 1 : Depart from KLCC to SMART – 14:00. Back to KLCC at 16:00
Group 2 : Depart from KLCC to SMART – 16:00. Back to KLCC at 18:00
Total Capacity : 80 pax (40 pax / 1 bus per group)

Brief: The SMART project provides a storm water diversion scheme including flood-water storage reservoir and a 9.7-km long, 11.8-m diameter bypass tunnel, sufficient to save the Kuala Lumpur city from flooding at the time of inclement weather in the foreseeable future. With no major flood events over most of the years after completion of SMART, the dual-purpose tunnel was engineered, with a waterway beneath the double-deck motorway built into the central 3km section, relieving traffic congestion by providing 2x2 traffic lanes for cars connecting the city centre to the southern gateway, the KL-Seremban Highway.

The visit will be an excellent opportunity for the congress participants to understand the concept and philosophy behind flood mitigation via SMART Tunnel. A video presentation will be included in the programme to showcase the project planning, construction, engineering innovation and latest technologies in tunnel construction and followed by soft part of the operation (i.e. challenges and limitation) as well as public and government related issues.

SMART Tunnel
SMART Tunnel
SMART Tunnel
SMART Tunnel

Tuesday (19 May 2020)

Tunnelling Training Academy

Group 1 : Depart from KLCC to TTA – 14:00. Back to KLCC at 16:00
Group 2 : Depart from KLCC to TTA – 16:00. Back to KLCC at 18:00
Total Capacity : 80 pax (40 pax / 1 bus per group)

Brief: The Tunnelling Training Academy (TTA) is the only facility in Malaysia dedicated to training workers in all processes concerned with safe high-technology tunnelling. Its curriculum is driven by the needs of the local industry to undertake major tunnelling works in the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit project and the vast building houses an unrivalled range of specialist plant and equipment. Visits will be arranged for demonstration, talks and a tour of the facilities.

Tunnelling Training Academy

Tunnelling Training Academy
Tunnelling Training Academy
Tunnelling Training Academy
Tunnelling Training Academy
Tunnelling Training Academy

Wednesday (20 May 2020)

KVMRT Line 2 & Line 3 Underground Works

Group 1 : Depart from KLCC to Site – 10:00. Back to KLCC at 13:00
Group 2 : Depart from KLCC to Site – 14:00. Back to KLCC at 17:00
Total Capacity : 80 pax (40 pax / 1 bus per group)

Brief: The Klang Valley MRT Line 2 is due to open in 2021/ 2022 and so the tunnel and underground station construction will be well underway in 2020. This will allow unprecedented acccess into a brand new piece of underground infrastructure to experience the quality of architectural design, the complexity of tunnelling works in both SCL and TBM construction and the integration with top side developments. Construction of MRT Line 3 is expected to commence by the time.

The Variable Density Tunnel Boring Machine (VD-TBM), the first-of-its-kind expressly for the Klang Valley MRT Project in collaboration between Herrenknecht and the tunnelling contractor MMC-Gamuda, has been specifically designed for coping with the specific challenges presented by Kuala Lumpur’s extreme karstic limestone geology.

This tour will visit a number of construction sites within the Greater Kuala Lumpur area to view the tunnelling work, station construction work and visitor centre.

KVMRT Line 2 & Line 3 Underground Works

KVMRT Line 2 & Line 3 Underground Works
KVMRT Line 2 & Line 3 Underground Works
KVMRT Line 2 & Line 3 Underground Works

Thursday (21 May 2020)

Tour to East Coast Rail Link & Pahang-Selangor Water Transfer Tunnel

Total Capacity : 40 pax

East Coast Link

Brief: To unlock the potential growth of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER), the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) has been identified as a key enabler for the east coast region (Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang states) that can connect economic centres including industrial areas and provide a link to Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley efficiently. ECRL is a high impact infrastructure project that will form the backbone of ECER’s multimodal transport infrastructure in complementing existing road/expressway infrastructure and KTMB East Coast Line and ports. A total of 688km railway (including approximate 80km connecting ITT Gombak to Port Klang), involves construction of total 49km long tunnel at 19 different locations with the longest 17.9km tunnelling at Bukit Tinggi – Gombak crossing the Titiwangsa mountain range.


East Coast Link

The Pahang – Selangor raw water transfer tunnel is one of the longest and biggest tunnels in Southeast Asia and the sixth longest in the world – a 44.6km long, 5.2m in diameter tunnel with a water delivery capacity of 1.89 billion litres per day, laid underneath a mountain range between Pahang and Selangor states. This huge excavation project was successfully completed overcoming the various challenges (e.g. over 50m high empty cavern inside a mountain, pressurized spring water that shot up as much as 24.6tons of water per minute, rock burst, etc.).

East Coast

 

Accompanying Spouse Programme

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus Kuala Lumpur

Date: 18th May 2020 (Monday)

Discover Kuala Lumpur’s major landmarks on an air conditioned double decker with an open top deck. KL Hop-On Hop-Off is a free and easy city tour that has 23 stops which cover more than 70 attractions. The interval between buses is around 20 to 30 minutes. Make the most of your trip and hop on and off at any time. Visit only the attractions you want to see along the bus route for maximum flexibility.

Learn about the history and culture of Malaysia as you tour through the city with English audio commentary. All buses also provide commentary in a choice of nine different languages and a friendly customer service officer assists guests while on the bus.

 

Royal Selangor School of Hard Knocks

Date: 19th May 2020 (Tuesday)

You will be taken for a tour of the Pewter Gallery which offers a host of interactive displays and fascinating exhibits. From the gallery, we continue with the highlight of the tour, the School of Hard Knocks. Using just a few simple tools (hammer, woodenmould, scraper), make a pewter dish personalized with your initials or message that you wish to engrave onto the dish.

Step by step, the experienced pewter smith will guide you through the simple process of forming, scraping, polishing and packing. The finished dish is for you to keep along with an apron to completethe moment. A personalized certificate will be presented to you to attest to your newfound skills.

 

Cooking Experience – Malaysian Favourite Dish

Date: 20th May 2020 (Wednesday)

Take the rare hands-on experience in a Malaysian home environment using traditional stone and wooden utensils in a modern kitchen. You will spend some moderate time at the local market and cook using fresh ingredients bought from site.

You don’t have to bring anything except a generous dose of enthusiasm, a genuine love for food and a pair of comfortable shoes. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided, even the aprons.

The chef will be at hand to help out, demonstrate special techniques or pass on a useful tip or two. Class ends with a sit-down meal of the dishes prepared.

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Pre & Post Congress Tours

Tour 1: 3 Days 2 Nights – Cameron Highlands & Berinchang Explorer

Price : from MYR 1,645.00 per person (Min. 2 pax) - Twin Sharing

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Cameron Highlands is nestled between the towering mountains of the Grand Titiwangsa Range and is well known for its charming scenery, flora, fauna and its agricultural produce. The tranquil sound of nature, serene landscapes and cool climate of Cameron Highlands mesmerizes and leaves special experience upon the multitudes of visitors to this green haven.

Hidden amongst the clouds and its green mountains is a complex Rainforest ecosystem with the wonders of nature that has been long held with fascination by researchers and environmentalists. Cameron Highlands has a rich biodiversity inhabited by a wide variety of flora and fauna endemic to the Montane Rainforest.

cameron
cameron
cameron

 

Tour 2: Malacca Historical City

Full Day, Price : MYR 695.00 per person (Min. 2 pax)
2 Days 1 Night, Price : MYR 1,742.00 per person (Min. 2 pax)

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Founded in 1403, the Sultanate of Malacca was once the greatest and most powerful empire and seaport in South East Asia. The Portuguese, Dutch and British ruled over Malacca’s silk and spice trade. This rich heritage is evident today in a unique mix of architectural styles. Visit the typical Malay House, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (@ Harmony Street), the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, the Dutch Stadhuys and walk through the ruins of St Paul’s Church where St Francis Xavier was once buried.

Malacca is also one of the birthplaces of the 'Babas' - a mix of Chinese and Malay cultures uniquely its own. Hop on the river cruise foranother kind of experience to explore Malacca City.

We will also use the traditional mode of transport in Malacca - trishaw, along the old part of the city of Malacca.

* Be prepared to wear comfy shoes, bring an umbrella or a sport cap and a bottle of water

Malacca
Malacca
Malacca

 

Tour 3: Genting Highland Experience

Price : MYR 275.00 nett per person (Min. 4 pax)

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Escape the heat of Kuala Lumpur and discover Genting Highlands. Located 6,000 feet above sea level. Take a cable car ride to the top of the highlands and admire the surrounding view of the hills.

Begin your journey to Genting Highlands with a beautiful scenic drive along the mountains. Amid the fresh air, ride the fastest mono cable car in the world to reach the top of the hill. While on it, marvel at the beautiful panoramic view of the green tropical rainforest below you.

As you reach the top, visit Malaysia’s only international casino resort, Casino de Genting. Afterwards, explore the many recreational facilities available here. Attempt the Sky Venture, the only skydiving simulator in Asia, and try other exhilarating rides at the resort’s theme parks.

genting
genting
genting

 

Tour 4: 3 Days 2 Nights – Penang Getaway

Enroute Tour of Ipoh Town

Price : from MYR 3,299.00 per person (Min. 2 pax)

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Pearl of Orient, Penang

Price: from MYR 475.00 per person (Min. 2 pax)

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Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fascinating blend of Malay, British, Indian and Chinese cultures, cuisines and architecture. Among the sights to be seen here is the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in George Town, once the home of a 19th century millionaire, which has been carefully restored and turned into a boutique hotel. Away from George Town, the tranquil beaches of Batu Ferringhi provide a relaxed location for delegates to soak up some sun or partake in watersports and spa treatments at any of the numerous deluxe resorts.

Penang is also known as the food capital of Malaysia. A visit to any of the numerous hawker centres, the most popular one being on Gurney Drive, will give delegates a sample of various types of cuisines.

Ipoh, the capital city of Perak state is a quaint city with its old town’s charm of beautiful and well-preserved colonial-style pre-war architecture buildings.

Penang
Penang
Penang

 

Tour 5: 3 Days 2 Nights – Glory Langkawi

Price: from MYR 530.00 per person (Min. 2 pax)

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Steeped in legend, Langkawi is a 99 island archipelago with numerous sandy beaches and natural attractions. A duty-free port, the scenic, tranquil island is a favourite destination for visitors, both local and international.

In 2007, Langkawi was given World Geopark status by UNESCO with three main conservation areas: Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park (Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake). These three parks are the most popular tourism areas within the Langkawi Geopark. For some breath-taking views of Langkawi’s rainforest canopy, there are cable cars to take visitors up to the famous Langkawi Sky Bridge.

The island is also well known for its beaches. From the restaurants and bars of the pictureasque Pantai Chenang to the peace and quiet of the tranquil Pantai Kok, there’s no shortage of beaches to enjoy some fun in the sun at Langkawi.

Langkawi
Langkawi
Langkawi

 

Tour 6: Sabah Getaway (Min. 2 pax)

3 Days 2 Nights – Tabin Wildlife or
3 Days 2 Nights – Borneo Rainforest Lodge or
4 Days 3 Nights – Kota Kinabalu or
4 Days 3 Nights – Sandakan & Kinabatangan Wetlands Resorts

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3 Days 2 Nights – Kota Kinabalu Park Sabah - Land Below the Winds
3 Days 2 Nights – Danum Valley Rainforest Trek

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Sabah takes pride in the mystical Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in South East Asia, at 4,095.2 metres high. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Sabah is also known for its beaches, rainforest, coral reefs and abundant wildlife, much of it within parks and reserves.

As you will discover upon arrival, there is no shortage of adventures to be had in Sabah. Begin your journey from the region’s capital, Kota Kinabalu, with tour that will show you the many treasures of Malaysian Borneo.

The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is home to various endangered wildlife such as the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau and exotic birdlife.

Sabah
Sabah
Sabah

 

Tour 7: Sarawak Getaway (Min. 2 pax)

3 Days 2 Nights – The Giant Caves of Mulu or
3 Days 2 Nights – Mulu Pinnacles or
4 Days 3 Nights – Mulu Caves & Pinnacles

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3 Days 2 Nights Kuching, Sarawak- Land of Hornbills

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Sarawak, a Malaysian state on Borneo, stretches along the island’s northwest coast. It’s known for the rugged, dense rainforest of its interior, much of it protected parkland.

The Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest national park in Sarawak and is dotted with swiftly flowing rivers, vertical cliffs and jungle streams. Its greatest attraction, however is the approximate 300-kilometre stretch of snaking passages buried beneath the forested mountains.

The Mulu Caves are the world’s largest network of caves. High atop Gunung Mulu is The Pinnacles, an impressive alien landscape made up of jagged limestone formations dating from between 17 and 40 million years ago.

Sarawak
Sarawak
Sarawak

 

Tour 8: 7 Days 6 Nights Splendous of Borneo

Price: from MYR 4,623.00 per person (Min. 2 pax)

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Borneo
Borneo
Borneo

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Tours During Congress

Tours 1: Full-day Kuala Lumpur Tours

Date: 18th May 2020 (Monday) - Price : MYR 390.00 nett per person (Min. 4 pax)

Tour Highlights:

  • King’s Palace photo stop
  • Petronas Twin Tower photo stop
  • National Mosque and Old Railway Station photo stop
  • National Monument
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • National Museum (Entrance Fee included)
  • Batik Painting
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant

 

This interesting tour will unveil the beauty and charm of the old and new Kuala Lumpur known as the "Garden City of Lights". Starting from where the city of Kuala Lumpur started, which is at the confluence of the two rivers, Gombak River and the Klang River. See the contrast of the magnificent skyscrapers against buildings of the colonial days.

By the end of the tour, you will probably feel as if you have "seen" the soul of Kuala Lumpur!

kltour
kltour
kltour

 

Tour 2: Selangor and Putrajaya Tours

Date: 19th May 2020 (Tuesday) - Price : MYR 390.00 nett per person (Min. 4 pax)

Tour Highlights:

  • Limestone hills of Batu Caves
  • Thean Hou Temple
  • Putrajaya Taman Botani
  • Putrajaya government complexes
  • Putrajaya Mosque
  • 3-deck Putra Bridge
  • Cruise Tasik Putrajaya – sharing
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant

 

A ride out from the city takes you to the lush countryside of the Klang Valley. At Batu Caves, admire the 140-foot-tall (42-m) statue of the Hindu god Murugan, as well as temple sites built into 3 limestone caves. The Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest Chinese temple in South East Asia and beautifully decorated by dragon-inspired columns and immaculate rooftops.

Putrajaya is a city located south of Kuala Lumpur. It’s known for its late 20th century architecture including the Putra Mosque, made from rose-colored granite with a pink dome. The 3-tiered Putra Bridge is inspired by Iranian architecture, with 4 minaret-type piers overlooking the man-made Putrajaya Lake.

selangortour
selangortour
selangortour

 

Tour 3: KL Shopping Discovering Day

Date: 20th May 2020 (Wednesday) - Price : MYR 362.00 nett per person (Min. 4 pax)

Tour Highlights:

  • Shopping at Brickfields "Little India"
  • Lunch at KL Tower
  • KL Tower Observation Deck
  • Shopping at Central Market & Chinatown

 

Little India of Brickfields is always a bustling street, you can find sarees of any colors and designs, glass bangles, Indian candies, savouries and so on.

Atmosphere 360° at KL Tower offers a glorious lunch buffet spread showcasing modern authentic Malaysian & International cuisine. Sky Deck is the main tourist attraction at KL Tower. It is located at 300 meters above ground level, offering spectacular views of metropolitan city Kuala Lumpur.

Central Market is a One-stop Centre for Malaysian handicrafts, art, kebaya, songket, batik and a wide varieties of Malaysian food. The Petaling Street (Chinatown) offers almost everything here from clothes, souvenirs to electronic items to fabrics.

craft
craft
craft

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