Venue

  • GeneralGetting ThereAccomodationUseful Phone Numbers

    Conference Venue

    The venue of the 3rd Regional Conference of the Society for Conservation Biology will be the Equatorial Hotel, located at the center of the town of Melaka.

    Address: Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia Hotel website: https://www.equatorial.com

    Melaka

    Melaka is a lovely town in the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A meeting point of cultures, Melaka is now a favorite destination for travelers looking for strait history, great food, and enjoyable urban strolls. Soon we will update more information about the town. For the time being you can check wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malacca

    Malaysia

    Malaysia is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country blessed with lush rainforests, pristine beaches and world heritage sites located in South East Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories. Malaysia is separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions which is Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. The population of Malaysia is approximately 28 million. Its capital city is Kuala Lumpur and the administrative capital is the Federal Territory of Putrajaya. Malaysia’s tropical climate is hot and humid all year round. The average temperature ranges from 21°C to 34°C. Malaysia receives an annual rainfall of 2,000mm to 2,500mm. The dry season is between May and September, while rainy season is between November and February. 2014 is Visit Malaysia Year.

    For more information about Malaysia please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia For more Information on tourism in the country please visit http://www.tourism.gov.my/en/my/Web-Page/About-Malaysia

    GETTING THERE

    Travellers may arrive in Malaysia via three entry points. The first two is via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) & KLIA 2 (where Air Asia & other budget airlines land). Both these international terminals are located within 5km of each other. The third entry point to enter Malaysia from the South is via Singapore.

    In KLIA, taxi counters are available at the arrival halls at the main terminal building:
    1. International Arrival Hall (just after Customs, before the public arrival area)
    2. Domestic Arrival Hall (public area after Domestic Baggage Clearance)
    3. Domestic Baggage Reclaim, Arrival Level

    In KLIA 2, the transportation hub will be at level L1. There are signboards within the airport to guide you. These 2 links will give more comprehensive information about the 2 airports: http://www.klia2.info/transportation & http://www.klia.com.my/index.php?m=airport&aid=1

    FROM KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT(KLIA) & KLIA 2

    A. Private taxi counters available at arrival hall
    – Approximate fare from RM 150-280 depending on time & type of vehicle
    – Distance : 130km
    – Approx travel time: 2 hours depending on traffic

    B. Online booking of private taxi's http://www.klia2.info/taxis & http://www.airportlimo.my
    – Approximate fare from RM 150-280 depending on time & type of vehicle
    – Approx travel time: 2 hours depending on traffic

    C. My Taxi App: http://grabtaxi.com/myteksi/ This app will help you book and track taxis travel within Kuala Lumpur.
    – Phone: 1700-81-9696

    D. Transnasional bus from KLIA2 to Melaka  http://www.klia2.info/buses/bus-operators/transnasional/service-routes-from-klia2-to-malacca
    – Infoline: 1300 888 582
    Kindly please double check timings and prices with service providers before purchasing tickets

    The first bus from KLIA2 starts at 12:15am, and the last bus from KLIA2 starts at 9:15pm. There should be operators attending to your trip to Malacca (Melaka). Approximate travel time to Melaka is 2.5 hours from KLIA2.

    Depart KLIA2

    Arrive

    Destination

    Adult Fare (RM)

    Child Fare (RM)

    12:15AM

    2:45AM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    7:45AM

    10:15AM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    9:15AM

    11:45AM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    10:45AM

    1:15PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    11:45AM

    2:15PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    1:15PM

    3:45PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    2:15PM

    4:45PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    4:15PM

    6:45PM

    Mahkota Medical Center

    21.90

    16.50

    6:15PM

    8:45PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    8:15PM

    10:45PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    9:15PM

    11:45PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    E. Transnasional Bus From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Melaka https://www.ticket4u.com.my/transnasional/
    – Infoline: 1300 888 582
    (Kindly please double check timings and prices with service providers before purchasing tickets) Approximate travel time to Melaka is 2.5 hours from KLIA.

    Depart KLIA

    Arrive

    Destination

    Adult Fare (RM)

    Child Fare (RM)

    7:45AM

    10:15AM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    9:15AM

    11:45AM

    Mahkota Medical Center

    21.90

    16.50

    11:45AM

    2:15PM

    Mahkota Medical Center

    21.90

    16.50

    2:15PM

    4:45PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    4:15PM

    6:45PM

    Mahkota Medical Center

    21.90

    16.50

    6:45PM

    9:15PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    9:15PM

    10:45PM

    Mahkota Medical Center

    21.90

    16.50

    10:15PM

    12:45PM

    Melaka Sentral

    21.90

    16.50

    F. Car rental companies (Self Drive)

    Car Rental Malaysia +6012-382 7589 | +6012-631 7158 www.carrentalmalaysia.com
    Sime Darby Car Rental +603-77181266 (within Malaysia) www.simedarbycarrental.com
    Mayflower Car Rental +603-6253 1888 www.mayflowercarrental.com.my
    Orix Car Rentals +603-9284 7799 www.orixauto.com.my
    IPRAC +603-2287 4118 | 603-2287 4119 www.iprac.com

    If you choose to self-drive, head onto the North-South Highway heading south towards Johor Bahru and exit the Ayeh Keroh exit. The highway journey will take you approximately 2-2.5 hours. From the Ayeh Keroh Exit, you may follow the directions attached

     

    FROM SINGAPORE TO MELAKA

    A. (Bus/Coach)
    – Distance: 254km
    – Travel time: 3-4 hours depending on traffic condition
    http://www.singaporemalaysiabus.com/malacca.html (for Bookings & Timings)
    – Fare: (one way) from S$ 20-35 depending on service provider

    B. Private Car/Taxi
    – Approximately SG250-300 per trip
    – Can be obtained from the airport

     

    TRAVEL WITHIN MELAKA

    If you arrive at the Melaka Sentral Bus Station, you can take public busses to your respective destinations or local taxis. Panorama Melaka Sdn Ltd manages all the public busses in Melaka. Charter taxis are also available through the panorama website.
    – Website: http://panoramamelaka.com.my/,
    – Helpline: +06-282 6466

    Depending on where you stay in Melaka, you can Travel on any of the hop-on hop-off buses that include 23 destinations (Hotel Equatorial Melaka at No.8) costs RM2 only per day. http://www.cityturtle.com/Panorama_Melaka.html

    ACCOMMODATION

    Melaka was selected as a conference venue for its large range of accommodation options suitable for all type of travellers. Participants are encourage to look and book for accommodation at the earliest possible time due to high influx of tourists in August in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 and it corresponding with summer holidays some countries abroad.

    The organizing committee have attempted to engage with some local hotels to offer discounts to conference participants. Please note that no rooms have been booked in advance in any of the hotels listed. All bookings will be based on a first come first serve basis. The lists below are some of the hotels ranging from backpackers to medium to high end hotels. Malacca is not limited to the hotels listed in this page, many other hotels can be found on travel and tourist websites.

     

    Budget Hotels/Backpackers

    • Mostly located in Jonkers Walk which is about 1.5km from the conference venue and roughly a 15 minute walk.
    • Many of the guest houses along Jonkers Walk either provide free wi-fi either in rooms or common areas
    • Bicycles are available for rental at a nominal fee
    • The prices stated below are given in a range since most of the hotels have various room types to suit the needs of various travellers. Please contact the hotels directly for more information.

    No. Hotel Name Rate/night (RM)
    1 Layang-Layang Guest House
    26, Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka
    Tel: +60182002525
    Contact: Ms.Daphne
    Email:daphne.yym@gmail.com
    Website :https://www.facebook.com/layanglayangguesthouse
    RM 165-130
    * Mention SCB Asia Conference when booking
    2 Fenix Inn Melaka
    Wholly owned by Cempakaraya Sdn Bhd 73229-K
    156, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya
    75000 Melaka, Malaysia
    Tel: +606-281 5511 Fax:+606-284 2581
    Contact: Mr.Vivek
    Email:info@fenixinn.com
    Location: N02°11’23.3” E102°15’12.0”
    Website:http://www.fenixinn.com/
    RM 92nett (18-21/8/2014)
    RM 132 nett (22-23/8/2014)

     

    * Superior Rooms

    * Mention SCB Asia Conference when booking
    * Closest to the conference venue

    3 Hotel Cheng Hoe Guest House
    14, Jalan Tukang Emas (Harmony St)
    75100 Melaka
    Tel/Fax: (6)062817261
    Contact: Mr.Dass
    Email:chenghoguesthouse@live.com
    RM 40-65
    * Mention SCB Asia Conference when booking
    4 Chong Hoe Hotel
    26, Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka
    Tel: 606-2826102
    Contact: Ms.Tan
    Fax: 606-2835149
    Location: N02°11.807’ E102°14.862
    Website:www.chonghoehotel.com
    RM 40-90
    5 Sama-Sama Guest House & Café
    No.40, Lorong Hang Jebat
    75200 Melaka
    Email:voyagetravellerslounge@hotmail.com
    Tel: +606-2815216
    RM50
    * Mention SCB Asia Conference when booking
    6 Da SomInn
    28, Jalan Tukang Emas, Melaka
    Contact: Mr.Tan
    Tel: +606- 2866577
    Fax: +6 (06)2866578
    RM 100-200
    7 The Explorer Hotel No.1 Jalan Plaza Merdeka
    Plaza Merdeka, Melaka
    Tel: +606-2882662/2668
    Contact: Ms.Yuki The Sueh Yin, Ms.Siti Salbiah bt.Khalid
    Fax: +606-2882992
    Email:contact@theexplorer.com.my
    RM130-200
    * Mention SCB Asia Conference when booking

     

    Medium-High Range Hotels

    • Located at about 1-2km distance from the conference venue
    • Most hotels will offer breakfast and some offer free shuttle service to the city
    • Prices are given in a range due to various room types available

    No. Hotel Name Rate/night (RM)
    1 Malacca Straits Hotel
    No. 37A Jalan Chan Koon Cheng,
    Off Jalan Parameswara
    75000 Melaka, Malaysia
    Tel: +606 286 1888
    Fax: +606 292 1199
    Website:http://www.malaccastraitshotel.com
    RM 150-300
    2 Hallmark Crown Hotel – Melaka
    170 Jalan Parameswara Melaka 75000 Malaysia
    GPS Co-ordinates: 2.189056N, 102.25725E
    Website: http://www.hotelhallmark.com
    RM 150-300
    3 Time Hotel Melaka
    Lot 467, Jalan Melaka Raya 12
    Taman Melaka Raya
    75000 Melaka
    Tel: 06-2921311
    E-mail:reservations@timehotelmelaka.com.my
    Website:http://www.timehotel-malacca.com
    RM 150-300
    4 Hatten Hotel Melaka
    Hatten Square ,Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
    Tel: +60 6 2869696
    Fax: +60 6 2819696
    Email:reservation2@hattenhotel.com
    RM 250-400
    5 Hotel Equatorial (Conference Venue)
    Bandar Hilir
    75000 Melaka
    Tel: +6062828333
    Contact: Puan Salbiah
    Fax: +6062829333
    Email:info@mel.equatorial.com
    Website:www.equatorial.com
    RM 250-300
    * Mention SCB Asia Conference when booking
    6 Casa-Del Rio
    88 Jalan Kota Laksamana
    75200, Melaka
    Tel: +6062896888
    Fax:+6062896999
    Email:Reservation1@casadelrio-melaka.com
    Nelly.wong@casadelrio-melaka.com
    RM 385-775
    * Mention SCB Asia Conference when booking

    USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

     

    EMERGENCY NUMBERS

    The Nationwide Emergency Number : 999 is the nationwide emergency number. The 24 hrs 999 operating system is manned by Telekom Malaysia. 999 can be dialled through fix-line phone or 112 through mobile phone. Below is the list of very useful telephone numbers for your references when you are in Melaka, Malaysia.

    • Melaka Historic City Council: +606 2326 411
    • Royal Malaysian Police Force (Melaka HQ): +606 2854 222
    • Royal Malaysian Police Force (Central Melaka District): +606 2842 222
    • Rakan Cop / Friends of Cops (Malaysian community police corps): +606 2851 999
    • Melaka Fire and Rescue Department (Melaka HQ): +606 2513 100
    • Melaka Fire and Rescue Department (Central Melaka District): +606 2838 481
    • Melaka State Health Department: +606 2356 999
    • Melaka Department of Environment: +606 2345 720
    • Melaka Legal Aid Department: +606 2345 277
    • Melaka Public Complaints Bureau: +606 2345 890
    • Melaka General Hospital: +606 2892 344
    • Mahkota Medical Centre: +606 2813 333 / +602852 999
    • Putra Specialist Hospital: +606 2835 888
    • Malaysian Meteorological Department (Melaka): +606 3174 755
    • Malaysian Tourism Centre – MaTiC (Kuala Lumpur): +603 9235 4800 / 4900
    • Tourism Malaysia Melaka (Kuala Lumpur): +603 2693 5188
    • Tourism Malaysia Melaka Tourist Information Centre: +606 2836 230
    • St. John Ambulance Malaysia (Melaka): +606 2826 586
    • Malaysian Red Cresent (Melaka Branch): +606 2817 376

     

    EMERGENCY SERVICES NUMBERS

    • Police & Ambulance: 999
    • Fire Brigade: 994
    • Civil Defense: 991
    • Accidents / Natural Disasters: 991

     

    TOURIST POLICE

    • Hotline (HQ): +603¬ 2149 6590
    • Enquiries: +603 2149 6593
    • Customs: +603 8787 2312

     

    DOMESTIC AIRLINES

    • Malaysian Airlines: (Outside Malaysia) +603 7846 3000, (Within Malaysia) 1300 88 3000
    • AirAsia: +603 7809 6888
    • Pelangi Air: +603 5511 0557
    • Berjaya Air: +603 7846 8228
    • KLIA Infoline: +603 8777 8888

     

    TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

    • KLIA: +603 8787 3894
    • Hentian Duta: +603 ¬6203 3064

     

    TAXI / CAB COMPANIES

    • Out Station / Airport Taxi: +603 2380 213