This year, two half-day sightseeing tours are included in the accompanying person´s registration package. IFLA and the National Committee are delighted to offer both tours for the accompanying person´s programme. Tickets for the half-day guided tours can be reserved during the online registration process or when registering onsite at the congress. Please note that these tours are subject to availability and require a minimum amount of confirmed bookings in order to take place.

Please note these tours are subject to availability.

1. Halfday City & Landmark Tour                         

Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Time: 9:00
Duration: 3,5 – 4 hours
Meeting Point: Asia Experience booth in the registration area

This is an interesting half-day tour which unfolds the beauty and charm of an old and new Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is rich with its history on how it developed from a small tin Miners Settlement to a growing modern city currently.

Kuala Lumpur with a character of its own is also known for its colorful cultures, races and traditions. The city is further furnished by its interesting architecture, prominent landmarks and unique modern skyscrapers and colonial architecture building.

You will be amazed to see that the Oriental and colonial part of the city intertwine with interesting Moorish, Mogul and Islamic stylish building. Later, explore the local crafts at the handicraft center for an opportunity to learn, sample and buy some of its finest products.

Tour highlights: King’s Palace • National Mosque • National Monument •  Independence Square • House of Parliament • Petronas Twin Towers • Handicraft Centre

2. Countryside Delight                      

Date: Monday, 27 August 2018
Time: 9:00
Duration: 3,5 – 4 hours
Meeting Point: Asia Experience booth in the registration area

Head out of the Metropolis and visit Batu Caves is a Hindu Temple located at the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur City. These limestone caves are 400 million years old. There is a total of 272 steps leading up to the top of the main cave temple. Batu Caves consists of three big caves. The world’s tallest Lord Muruga Statue with the height of 42.7m (130 feet high) is located here. This destination attracts a huge crowd during Thaipusam, which is an annual festival for the Indians to pay homage to Lord Muruga. This festival will be celebrated in January or February of every year.

Next visit the world famous Royal Selangor pewter factory, learn about the production methods of this pioneering pewter maker and enjoy a short guided tour of the factory where you can watch skilled artisans at work.

The tour concludes with a visit to a batik factory and learn how local artists create this exquisite fabric.

Tour highlights: Batu Caves •  Batik Workshop • Royal Selangor Pewter Factory

Please note: When visiting sacred temples or places of worship, it is best to show respect in dress code. Dress as modestly as possible (shorts, miniskirts and sleeveless tops are inappropriate and must be avoided).