Sabah is well-connected domestically and internationally. The main gateway to Sabah is the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) situated about 7 kilometers away from the city.
Sabah is accessible from Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and South Korea.
Visitors from Australia and other countries could also arrive in Sabah via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Malaysia Airlines also has direct domestic flights to Kota Kinabalu from Johor Bahru, Kuching, Sibu, and Miri, with in-state service to Sandakan and other towns.
AirAsia has direct domestic flights from Johor Bahru.
You may use Google Flights to check for flights from your cities to Kota Kinabalu.
A valid passport (and visa wherever applicable) is required for of non-Malaysian citizen entering Malaysia. A passport is also recommended for travel between Peninsular Malaysia and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, as well as interstate travel between Sabah and Sarawak.
Visa requirement by countries are detailed in www.imi.gov.my.
Please contact us if you require a formal letter of invitation.
Currently, taxi service is the most popular form of public transport from the new Terminal 1. Fixed rate from the airport to the town center is RM30 per taxi (up to 4 people).
Buy a coupon from the Airport Taxi counter in the middle of Arrivals (Level 1). Proceed to the taxi rank outside and hand your coupon to the taxi driver.
Another option is to use the Kota Kinabalu City-to-Airport Shuttle bus service. The shuttle service is available from 7:30am to 8:30pm daily, and costs RM5.00 per person.
Uber also operates in Kota Kinabalu.
The official hotels are very close to the symposium venue. Transports shall be advised later.