Information for parents and travelling supporters
Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, are looking forward to welcoming you to the SEASAC Swimming Championships 2016. We know many parents, family members and supporters will be travelling to Kuala Lumpur for the event and have provided the following guidance.
Each School is required to appoint a parent representative who will communicate with our Garden’s Parent Representative and collect information on their schools travelling parties details. We are very grateful to Carol Lee, who has voluntarily taken on the role as Garden International School’s Parent Representative. We will forward Carol’s contact details on to school’s nominated Parent Representative. We kindly ask that only the school’s Parent Representative contact Carol.
Arrival to Malaysia:
For further information regarding visas for entry into Malaysia, please click on the following link. You may also check with the Malaysian Embassy/Consulate in your country.
The Malaysian Ringgit (RM) is the currency of Malaysia. Currency exchange is very easy in Kuala Lumpur, and ‘money changers’ can be found at the airport, hotels and in every shopping mall and precinct. At time of print, the USD-MYR exchange rate was approximately
Accommodation for Parent Supporters
Parents are required to make their own bookings with the hotel of their choice. We recommend
The Gardens Hotel (5 star parents option)
The Cititel Hotel (3 Star parents option)
Both hotels are in a very convenient location, with fast access to Mid Valley MegaMall and The Gardens Mall, a premium shopping haven that has more than 200 outlets and a wide array of top cuisines.
The approximate distance and time from the above hotels to the Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre is about 25.5km and 30 mins. Kindly note that all journey times are approximate and is subject to traffic level especially at peak periods
Parents and visiting families are free to choose their own accommodation but we ask parents NOT to book rooms at the Boulevard Hotel, as it is the Swimmers and Staff option.
Parent Transport for the event
For travelling to and from the hotel to the Aquatics Centre, we are recommending that parents and travelling supporters use GNB Enterprise. Kindly contact:
Ms. Jakie (Lim Yoke Phin)
HP: +6 012-2248455
There are numerous taxis in KL, but it can be difficult to catch a cab at peak time or during heavy showers. All taxis in Malaysia are metered and the flag-off fare is RM3, with additional charges for road toll charges. The Blue cabs are a lot more expensive but are more spacious, seating up to 6 passengers. There are incidents of taxi drivers overcharging tourists, so be watchful and always ask the taxi driver to use the meter.
Alternatively, download the MyTeksi: Taxi Booking App on your android or iphone. This is a free taxi-booking app that dispatches a cab in just a few taps, and allows you to accurately monitor the arrival time of your taxi.
Food and Drink at the Competition Venue
Packed lunches will be provided to the participants at the venue on all two days of the competition. Stalls will be available to parents and spectators to purchase food, snacks and drinks at the Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre. Cash must be paid directly to the vendors at each stall.
Garden International School has an onsite medical centre that is staffed with 4 full time nurses, who will be on hand to help with minor ailments.
There are many hospitals and clinics in Kuala Lumpur providing high quality western medical services. The one’s most widely used by foreigners are:
Pantai Medical Centre
Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre (DAEC), Shah Alam, Malaysia – More info on venue
Jalan Aerobik 13/43, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
Shopping & Dining
The Kuala Lumpur shopping scene is a pretty comprehensive one and there’s something for every taste and budget: designer labels, local indie brands, and street markets with artsy finds and cheap reproductions – it all depends on what you are looking for.
For high end fashion, the Bukit Bintang and KLCC areas provide the most variety, with upmarket malls such as Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC home to international brands such as Jimmy Choo, Diane Von Fürstenberg and Louis Vuitton. Meanwhile, shopping centres like Low Yat Plaza and Berjaya Times Square are great places to spend your ringgit on tech-related products, and indie fashion finds. If you’re looking for street markets, Petaling Street and handicraft emporium Central Market are the perfect places to get a real sense of the city’s local shopping scene.
Kuala Lumpur is well-regarded for its wide array of tantalising local delicacies and international cuisine. Click on the following links for places to eat:
Parents’ Code of Behaviour
Encourage participation by your children
Provide a model of good sportsmanship for your child to copy
Be courteous in your communication with players, team officials, game officials and sports administrators
Encourage honest effort, skilled performance and team loyalty
Make any new parents feel welcome on all occasions
Do not interfere with the conduct of any events
Spectators’ Code of Behaviour
Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour
Remember children play for enjoyment. Don’t let your behaviour detract from their enjoyment
Let game officials conduct events without interference
Support skilled performances and team play with generous applause
Demonstrate respect for opposing players and their supporters