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    th12 World Sport for All Congress

    General Information

Climate

    Genting Highlands Resort City is situated on the main mountain range of Malaysia, about oo2,000m above sea level, with year round fresh cool climate ranging from 15 C to 23 C

    and magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Delegates are reminded to bring

    along a jacket or track-suit as it can be quite cool in the Convention Centre.

Time Zone

    Malaysia’s time zone is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 8).

Language

    The official language is Bahasa Malaysia. However, English is spoken widely together

    with a host of vernacular languages including Chinese dialects and Tamil.

Smoking

    All breakout rooms, function rooms are NO SMOKING area. Smokers are welcome to

    light up in the general public areas of the hotel and in the easily accessible outside area.

Location Map

    Location Map of the Resort will be provided. Please check your Conference Bag.

Medical

    The medical clinic is located at First World Hotel (Mezzanine Floor) & Genting Hotel

    (Left turn from Genting Hotel Entrance). For emergency assistance, please refer to OCM

    Office at MR 2, Lower Level at Genting International Convention Centre.

E-mail Services

    There will be 2 computers available at First World Business Centre (Lower Lobby Level)

    to Congress delegates (Lower Lobby Floor) for complimentary internet services. Please

    note that 30 minutes is the time limit per session. Operation hour for Business Centre

    will be extended to 10pm from 3 - 6 November.

For a small fee of less than USD 10.00, you can have unlimited WIFI access in the

    Genting International Convention Centre for the whole duration of your stay in Genting

    Highlands. So bring along you notebooks or laptops.

Foreign Exchange & Banking

    The unit of currency is the Malaysia Ringgit, which is denoted as RM. Money exchange

    service will be available at Public Bank (located at First World Lobby Level), Maybank

    (located at Genting Hotel Lower Lobby Level) & CIMB Bank (located Mezzanine Floor

    Genting Hotel) from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Monday to Friday. ATM machine will be

    available at Lobby of First World Hotel (near to Starbucks Café).

Money exchange also available at FOREX Exchange Counter located at Level 2A, First

    World Plaza.

    Post Office Post Office is Located at Lower Lobby Floor of Genting Hotel.

    Operation Hours Monday - Friday 8.30 am to 4.00 pm

     Saturday 8.30 am to 1.00 pm

    Prayer Room The prayer room or “Surau” is located at Mezzanine Floor, First World Hotel (Opposite

    clinic) & Lower Level of Genting International Convention Centre (Opposite MR 11).

MICE Privilege Card

    MICE Privilege Card will be issue upon check in. The following offers will be accorded

    - 30% discount for Food & Beverages outlets operate by Genting

    - 30% discount for purchase of Theme Park All Park Tickets

    - 20% discount at M Spa & Fitness, Genting Hotel

    - Free Entrance to Safari Disco & Pub

Please produce the card for the special offers.

Congress Pick up & drop off point

    Pick up & drop off point will be in front of Genting International Convention Centre.

    Travel Desk Travel Desk will be located next to Registration Counter from 2 - 6 November. Operation

    hours daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

RECREATION ACTIVITIES

Gym

    A gym is located at Lower Level of Genting International Convention Centre. Free

    admission for all congress delegates to use the gym. Please present your Congress Tag

    upon using the gym.

Awana Genting Highlands

    Tennis courts, Squash courts & Badminton courts are available at Awana Genting

    Highlands. Awana Genting Highlands is 30 minutes from First World Hotel. You can use

    Genting Skyway (from Highlands Hotel) to go down to Genting Lower Skyway Station.

    There is a shuttle service from First World Hotel to Highlands Hotel every 30 minutes

    between 8.15 am to 12.15 am. Prior arrangement will be required for the activities. Please

    refer to Travel Desk for the booking.

Hourly complimentary shuttle service will be available daily from 8am to 10 pm between

    Lower Skyway Station and Awana Genting. Please request your Complimentary Skyway

    tickets from Registration Counter.

Outdoor Activities such as Jungle Trekking, Abseiling, 18 holes Golf Course is also

    available at Awana Genting Highlands. Please refer to Travel Desk for the booking.

    Sports and Cultural Programme Sports programmes have been arranged for delegates in the evenings, after the Congress

    sessions. Volunteers have been engaged to conduct Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong, etc. in

    special designated rooms at the Lower Level of Genting International Convention Centre

    A special designed Aerobics programme, accompanied by music has been drawn up for thparticipants of the 12 World Sport for All Congress. The beauty of exercising in music is that each participant can exercise at his or her own pace. The Aerobics programme

    will be in the evenings after the Congress sessions on 4 and 5 November 2008 at a

    designated room at the Lower Level of Genting International Convention Centre

    The 2008 Genting Trail Blazer, a sport for all adventure event in a natural environment, will be held on 2 November 2008 at Genting Highlands. Delegates can participate in this event, by

    logging into the Website http://www.gentingtrailblazer.com or the Genting Trail Blazer blog

    http://verydirtypeople.blogspot.com. Hashing is a participative sport comprising two elements, exercise and fellowship.

    Hashing originated in Malaysia in 1938 and today there are over 2,000 chapters in some

    180 countries or territories, including Antarctica.

A paper on Hashing is scheduled under Parallel session 1B on 4 November 2008 from

    12.00 pm to 12.15 pm. A Hash Run in the evening of 4 November 2008, from 6.00 pm

    is organized near Awana Genting. After the Run, a party will be held at the site to

    strengthen fellowship among the Hashers. A small participation fee of RM 50.00 will be

    charged to any delegate who is interested to participate. The fee is to pay for

    transportation from Genting International Convention Centre to the Run site and return thafter the party. In addition, each participant will be provided with the Hash 70 Year

    Anniversary Souvenir T-shirt, food and drinks (beer) after the Hash Run, The bus leaves

    from Genting International Convention Centre to the Run site at 5.30 pm. Registration

    forms for the Hash Run from the Registration counter. For more details of the Hash

    House please log into the Websites: http://www.malaysiahash.org and

    http://www.thehashhouse.org.

Please bring along your jogging shoes, sports attires and sports equipment to participate

    in the various sporting activities, including the once in a life-time Hash Run, drawn up thfor the 12 World Sport for All Congress.

M Spa & Fitness

    Situated at Lobby Floor of Genting Hotel, the M Spa & Fitness offers finest treatments

    and therapies.

    Operation Hour for Spa Treatments

    Sunday - Thursday 11.00 am to 1.00 am

    Friday & Saturday 2.00 pm to 2.00 am

    Indoor & Outdoor Theme Park The cool mountain air makes it an exhilarating experience to enjoy the many rides at

    Indoor & Outdoor Theme Park

    Operation Hours for Outdoor Theme Park

    Monday - Friday 10.00 am to 7.00 pm

Operation Hours for Indoor Theme Park

    Monday - Friday 9.00 am to 12 midnight

    Bowling, Rock Climbing, Archery

PLACES OF INTEREST

Visitor Galleria

    Located at Lobby Floor of Genting Hotel, Take a walk down memory lane and get to

    know the history of Genting Highlands Resort and the Founder's Vision!

Chin Swee Temple

    The Chin Sweet Temple is situated in the most scenic site of Genting Highlands. Within

    the Temple is seated a black statue of the Reverend Master Chin Swee who has long been

    referred to as a deity in Fujian Province of his supernatural abilities to summon rain and

    drive away evil spirits. Free shuttle is available with below schedule:-

    Daily Schedule:

    Depart from Depart from

    Highlands Hotel Lobby Chin Swee Cave Temple

    9.00 am 10.15 am

    10.00 am 11.15 am

    11.00 am 12.15 pm

    12.00 pm 1.15 pm

    2.00 pm 3.15 pm

    3.00 pm 4.15 pm

    4.00 pm 5.15 pm

    5.00 pm 6.15 pm

Gems of the World Exhibition

    Mystical Gemstone display at Genting Hotel Grand Ballroom. Located Lobby of Genting

    Hotel . Entrance fees of RM 18.00 nett per person for Adult.

    Operation Hour (daily) 11.00 am to 10.00 pm

Shopping Outlets

    First World Plaza has got to be the coolest, if not the highest shopping destination in

    Malaysia. It carries over 90 different labels with F & B outlets and attraction for all ages.

Cineplex

    Located at Time Square, First World Plaza.

Nigh Entertainment

    Be A Star Karaoke

    Safari Disco (Lower Lobby, Genting Hotel) 6.00 pm to 3.00 am

    Cloud 9 Lounge (Lower Lobby, Genting Hotel) 6.00 pm to 2.00 am

    Sports Book (Lower Lobby, Genting Hotel) 12.00 pm to 2.00 am

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