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Malaysian Grand Prix 2015

Niamh McNamara | - 03/24/2015
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The Malaysian Grand Prix takes place in Kuala Lumpur on March 29. Here’s some travel information necessary if you’re planning on making the trip.

Malaysian Immigration

Passengers

  • Visitors’ passports need to be valid six months in advance and at least one blank page is necessary
  • Passengers can stay 90 days without visa but must have documents to prove their next destination
  • Visitors must prove they have sufficient funds for their stay (at least $500)

Note: Nationals of the United Arab Emirates who don’t hold a return/onward ticket could be either refused entry or requested to purchase one.

Crew

The same regulations apply to crew as applies to passengers.

Health

Malaria risk exists in limited areas in the deep hinterland of the states of Sabah and Sarawak and central areas of Peninsular Malaysia. However, urban, suburban and coastal areas are quite free from malaria.

Customs

The trafficking of illegal drugs is a serious offence and the penalty for this is death.

Goods from South Africa or Israel are prohibited

Free export of reasonable quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

Baggage Clearance

Labeled baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.

Currency

The local currency is Malaysian Ringgit-MYR

There are no restrictions when entering with cash, but amounts exceeding MYR 30,000 or USD 10,000 or equivalent must be declared.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

  • Kuala Lumpur, MYS
  • N 02° 44.6′ E101° 41.9′ Mag Var: 0.0°W
  • Elevation: 70′
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+8:00 no DST

For private flights overflight and landing permits are required for foreign registered aircraft.

Commercial / Non-commercial flights, overflight and landing permits are required for foreign registered aircraft.

An agent request is necessary to obtain a landing permit.

It’s advisable to arrange in advance to reduce risk of parking restriction.

The hours of most congestion on WMKK depends on the weather conditions.

Fuel Service

UAS offer supply via truck/bowser and hydrant fuel delivery. JET A1 readily available.

No significant NOTAM

Accommodation

Hotels close to the airport:

Sama Sama Express, Airport Transit Hotel (.4km) ; Capsule by Container Hotel (.9km) ; Sama Sama Airport Hotel (1km) ; Tune Hotel (1.36km) ; Concorde Inn Airport Hotel (1.87km) ; Gelenggang, Klia Transit House (3.1km)

Sepang International Circuit

Located in Selangor, near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, approximately 60 km south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur.

The venue used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix, Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and other major motorsport events.

It’s accessible via rail and road.

Regular train services from all directions run to Kuala Lumpur International Airport train station. From there you can either take a taxi or the shuttle bus to the circuit.

The circuit is accessible via major highways and expressways.

Limousines, shuttle services, and car rentals are available at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) – a 10-minute drive from the circuit.

From Kuala Lumpur (KL), take the North-South Highway towards the KLIA Interchange.

It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the circuit from the city.

Hotels in the locality

  • Concorde Inn Sepang
  • Pan Pacific KLIA
  • De Palma Inn Sepang
  • Allson Klana Nilai
  • Renaissance Palm Garden
  • Hotel Equatorial Bangi
  • Palace of the Golden Horses
  • Mines Beach Resort & Spa
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