Under 13 FOBISIA Games
Thursday 12th March – Saturday 14th March, 2015
Information for parents and travelling supporters
Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, are looking forward to welcoming you to the Under 13 FOBISIA Games 2015. We know many parents, family members and supporters will be travelling to Kuala Lumpur for the Games and have provided the following guidance.
Information, such as schedules for the Games, can be found on our website.
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 Ruzwana Knight, who has voluntarily taken on the role as Garden International School’s Parent Representative. We will forward Ruzwana’s contact details on to school’s nominated Parent Representative. We kindly ask that only the school’s Parent Representative contact Ruzwana.
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
For all parent supporters, we would recommend the Boulevard Hotel in Midvalley. The hotel is centrally located and is of relatively close vicinity to the FOBISIA Games venues.
Approximate distance and times from the Boulevard Hotel to the respective Games venue (per way):
- To Shah Alam Aquatics Centre and Athletics Stadium (Athletics and Swimming): 25.5km, 30 mins
- To Garden International School, Mont Kiara (Football and Basketball): 11km (20 mins)
Kindly note that all journey times are approximate and is subject to traffic level especially at peak periods.
To enjoy a special discounted room rate during the Under 13 FOBISIA Games, kindly contact:
Mr Perry Lee De Silva (Sales Manager)
We can also recommend the The Royale Chulan Damansara Hotel. Again it is located close to all the games venues.
Please contact Agoes Lim (Assistant Sales Manager): firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and visiting families are free to choose their own accommodation but we ask parents NOT to book rooms at the One World Hotel. As stated in the FOBISIA Handbook, ‘it is desirable that supporters stay in alternative accommodation in order to allow staff to monitor their own teams satisfactorily and not put a strain upon hotel resources etc.’
Parent Transport for the Games
For travelling to and from the hotel to the different FOBISIA venues, 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 Venues
Packed lunches will be provided to the participants at the venues on all three days of the competition.
Stalls will be available to parents and spectators to purchase food, snacks and drinks at the Shah Alam Aquatics Centre and Athletics Stadium venues. Cash must be paid directly to the vendors at each stall. For the Football and Basketball events, these will take place at Garden International School, where the school canteen serves an extensive menu, including energy drinks and healthy snacks.
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.
In addition, directly beside Garden International School is The Global Doctors Hospital, which is a one-stop centre providing the entire range of specialty medical and dental services.
There are many hospitals and clinics in Kuala Lumpur providing high quality western medical services. The one’s most widely used by foreigners are:
Stadium Matsushita Panasonic
No 4, Persiaran Perkilang, Seksyen 21, 40700 Shah Alam, Malaysia
Shah Alam Aquatic Centre,
Jalan Aerobik 13/43, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
Garden International school – directions can be found here
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