Event and Networking

 

Social Programme & Ancillary Events

Cultural Showcase

Experience batik painting, pewter-smithing, basket-weaving, henna art, calligraphy and songket-weaving to the sounds of the gamelan (traditional Malay orchestra) – comprising metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs, bamboo flutes, and bowed and plucked strings — this platform will give delegates an insight into Malaysia’s thriving cultural roots, in modern Kuala Lumpur during one of the World Cancer Congress 2018 evenings held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, and is complimentary.

These cultural activities will provide a fresh and exciting cultural exposure and insights all delegates and also serves as a way of giving back to the community by promoting traditional art.

Social Programme
Social Programme
Social Programme

 

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

 

Pre & Post Congress Tours

Malaysia’s diverse and easily accessible attractions have made it a popular choice for delegates and their accompanying persons. From idyllic tropical islands, to ancient rainforest teeming with flora and fauna, to world heritage sites, there is no shortage of venues to choose from. Visiting delegates have an array of pre and post congress options, such as late night shopping, excursions or unique cultural experiences. Being a relatively small country with a strong transportation network, no destination is too far away.

Penang – The Pearl of the Orient

Witness the delightful fusion of the East and West as well as the old and new in Penang, the Pearl of the Orient and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Penang
Penang
Penang

Penang

Langkawi – The Jewel of Kedah

The jewel in the crown of Kedah, part of the 99-island Langkawi Archipelago, this charming tropical isle boasts some of the region’s best natural attractions.

Langkawi
Langkawi
Langkawi

Malacca – The Historic State

One of the most pronounced influence is the Portuguese architectural that one can see around Malacca. Malacca was also granted the prestigious title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Malacca
Malacca
Malacca

Malacca

Sabah – The Land Beneath the Wind

Stunning tropical islands and luxuriant nature makes Sabah the ideal destination for eco-adventures.

Sabah
Sabah
Sabah

Sarawak – The Land of the Hornbills

Utterly fascinating and mystical destination. This is the largest state in Malaysia, occupying the south-western ridge of Borneo.

Sarawak
Sarawak
Sarawak

Sarawak

 

Accompanying Persons’ Programme

Discover Kuala Lumpur with Hop-On Hop-Off

Duration: 2-3 hours

KL Hop-On Hop-Off is a free and easy city tour that has 22 stops which covers more than 40 attractions. All buses provide commentary from a choice of nine different languages and a friendly tourist service officer would assists tourists while on the bus.

KL Hop On Hop Off
KL Hop On Hop Off

Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Duration: 4 hours

This tour will unveil the soul and charm of the old and new Kuala Lumpur known as the ‘Garden City of Lights’.

See the contrast of the many magnificent skyscrapers against old buildings from the colonial days. The KL city tour offers an insight of both old and new, setting off from where the city of Kuala Lumpur started at the confluence of the two rivers to the Petronas Twin Towers, King’s Palace, National Mosque, National Monument, Handicraft Centre and Independence Square.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Shopping Paradise - BBKLCC

Duration: 2-3 hours

Featured as the world’s fourth best shopping city in CNNGo, Kuala Lumpur is indeed a shopper’s paradise.

Three out of the world’s 10 largest malls are located in KL, while year-round sales offer value for money. The BBKLCC stretches from Bukit Bintang to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, in particular, will leave you spoilt for choice with its abundance of fashion, food and entertainment options. Lose yourself in the huge selection of local and international brands available across nine signature malls within the area. The shopping district is also well-connected via a covered pedestrian walkway and an efficient network of public transport.

KLCC
Pavilion
Lot 10
Pavilion

Malaysian Home Cooking with Markets’ Visits

Duration: 6 hours

Gets hands-on experience in a Malaysian home cooking class with traditional stone and wooden utensils in a modern kitchen. Participants are taken to a local market to source for fresh ingredients. No experience is needed except a generous dose of enthusiasm, a genuine love for food and a pair of comfortable shoes. All ingredients, equipment and recipes are provided, including aprons. The chef will be on hand to help out, demonstrate special techniques or to pass on some cooking tips. The class ends with a sit-down meal to taste the dishes prepared.

Cooking Malaysia
Cooking Malaysia
Cooking Malaysia

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