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LOCATION:
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is accessible from Jalan Pinang near KLCC. If you are driving to the convention centre, the main entrance is located just opposite Menara UOA which is next to Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa. There is also a secondary entrance from Persiaran KLCC where Menara Exxon Mobil and Traders Hotel are situated. This entrance points directly into the underground parking for the convention centre.

The convention centre can also be reached on foot from two train terminals, namely KLCC station for Putra LRT and Raja Chulan station for KL Monorel. From the former, one has to walk either across the KLCC Park or alongside Mandarin Oriental Hotel. From Raja Chulan station, there are a number of alleyways that pass through Crowne Plaza Hotel, Novotel Hydro Majestic Hotel and Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa before you find the main entrance of the convention centre on Jalan Pinang.

DESCRIPTION:
Opened in mid-2005, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the country's most technologically-advanced, purpose-built convention and exhibition facility at the heart of KLCC. Sprawling over some 7.3 acres of prime land space within the prestigious KLCC development precinct, the convention centre serves as a catalyst to put Kuala Lumpur on the world map as a preferred MICE destination. Its location could not be more strategic with literally thousands of international-class hotel rooms, a wide variety of public transportation and an overwhelming array of shopping districts are all within a short distance from the convention centre. In fact, the convention centre is said to be fully booked until the year 2012 which points out to the tremendous success of the project.

Just like other buildings in the massive development of Kuala Lumpur City Centre, or affectionately known as KLCC, the convention centre is owned by a subsidiary of KLCC Property  Holdings Bhd. Its operation is co-managed by KLCC Holdings Sdn Bhd and Ogden International Facilities Corporation Pty Ltd of Australia. The total function space alone is tagged at 20,058m² which is not small by any standard, not inclusive of ancillary space for supporting services.

In general, the various facilities are spread over a five-storey function and exhibition areas. On the ground floor are five exhibition halls which can also be combined into one mega conference hall with a whopping 104,480ft² of function space. On Level 1, a two-tiered 3,000-seater plenary hall is a massive auditorium equipped with tech-savvy paraphernalia such as the latest audio-visual arrangement, digital conference voting system, interactive microphone on each seat and built-in language interpretation. A plenary theatre on Level 3 is a much smaller auditorium that can fit in 500 audience. In general, it also offers similar state-of-the-art features that can be found in the plenary hall on Level 1.

Level 3 of the convention centre is loaded with more function halls such as two grand ballrooms which can be amalgamated into a 25,706ft² function space, one banquet hall, and three conference halls. Twenty meeting rooms ranging from a built-up size of 463ft² to 1,861ft² are also available on Level 3 and Level 4 of the convention centre. These meeting rooms are aptly numbered 301-310 and 401-410 for easy reference. General supporting facilities in the convention centre are prayer rooms, ATM machines, bureau de change, travel agencies, transport desk, concierge station and convenience kiosks.

The convention centre should not be mistaken merely as a place for work. Visitors can also embark on a tour of Aquaria KLCC which is a superb oceanarium that hosts a massive display of marine organism from the underwater world. Aquaria KLCC is located on Concourse Level of the convention centre and it can be easily reached by an underground tunnel from Suria KLCC. In addition to that, a great selection of F&B outlets are packed on Concourse Level as well, such as Starbucks Coffee, Asian Delights, Shwe Yangon, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Rainforest Bistro, Maha Indian Stall, Ninkii Ramenten and New Zealand Natural ice-cream parlour.


MY VERDICT:
Modern architectural design that can become a landmark of the city. Easy access from public transportation and by public vehicles due to its strategic location. Good selections of food and beverage outlets along with a stunning oceanarium.

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