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Persada International Convention Centre Johor

Conference Venue and Accommodation information:

We would like to enhance the attendance at our annual Congress, and to facilitate this, we offer free attendance, covering all fees at the Congress, including accommodation and ground transport for two* representatives per institution. We encourage you to bring other academics and staff to contribute and enjoy the Congress. Please note that there is no fee for WTUN members to attend the Congress; however, the travelling and accommodation costs of additional delegates will be the responsibility of the member’s institution.

We would, of course, be very happy if you also wish to bring other academics and staff, to contribute and enjoy the Congress. There is no fee for WTUN members to attend the Congress however travel costs and additional delegate accommodation are at the responsibility of the member institution.

Johor Bahru

Amari Johor Bahru – Deluxe King (for example only)

Dates: 1 – 4 October 2024

Whilst in Johor Bahru, delegates will stay at Amari Johor Bahru which is a 5 minute walk from the conference venue, Persada Convention Centre, Johor Bahru

Accommodation costs: The cost of rooms at Amari Johor Bahru approx £70 (GBP) per person per night.

*The hotel will also charge a £10 GBP for international tourism tax

(This is only applicable for any additional room; for our delegates, UTM will bear the charges)

Arriving at Amari Johor Bahru

Distance from airports:

  • Singapore Changi International Airport  40 km 60 mins
  • (Johor Bahru) Senai International Airport 32 km 50 mins

Amari Johor Bahru
82C Suasana Iskandar Malaysia,
Jalan Trus Road,
Johor Bahru
80000 Malaysia
Tel: +60 7 266 8888
Fax: +60 7 266 8899

Tioman Island

Dates: 4 – 5 October 2024

Paya Beach Resort, Tioman Island

Whilst on Tioman Island, delegates will stay Paya Beach Spa and Dive Resort  located just few minutes walk from the ferry jetty.

Island visit costs: Full package will cost approx £117.51 (GPB) per person and includes a return ferry ticket, accommodation, and meals.

Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort
Kampong Paya, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Reception Number: +60 94197100
E: sales@payabeach.com
W: www.payabeach.com


It is suggested that delegates arrive in Johor Bahru on Tuesday 1 October (see programme here – 2024 Congress.)

Registration Amari Hotel:

Check-in Level 6 hotel lobby:

  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM

Welcome and support:

UTM will have a dedicated WTUC2024 Help Desk in the lobby area for any general inquiry

1 October 9.00 – 11.00 am

2 October 7.30 – 8.30 am

Travel Advice

Getting to Johor Bahru
Delegates to make their own arrangements for travel between their port of arrival and Johor Bahru.

For International/Long Haul Arrivals:

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

KLIA —> Senai, Johor Bahru —> Amari Hotel

From KLIA, please make your way to Johor Bahru by connecting flight to Senai International Airport or by public transportation. See here to book your bus ticket:


To get to the bus station (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan TBS), you need to get on the KLIA transit train first. See here for more information: https://www.kliaekspres.com/products-fares/klia-transit/

The typical way for bus to Johor Bahru is to Larkin Sentral.

From Larkin Sentral CIQ you can book a Grab car to the Amari Hotel. Install the Grab application through this link:  https://www.grab.com/my/

Singapore Changi Airport

Changi Airport  —->  Johor Bahru CIQ  —->  Amari Hotel

From Changi Airport, please head to Johor Bahru CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex) by public transportation. See here for suggestions: https://www.towertransit.sg/route/858

From Johor Bahru CIQ, you can walk 15 minutes to the Amari Hotel or book a Grab car to the Amari Hotel. Install the Grab application through this link:  https://www.grab.com/my/

Airport Collection Service

Pick-up from Johor Bahru Senai International Airport ONLY:

Please inform us of your arrival time, and we will arrange transportation to the Amari Hotel (all registered delegates will be surveyed for arrival information).

There are 4 pickup times available (all times MYT):

Tuesday 1 October 2024

  1. 09.00
  2. 12.00
  3. 15.00
  4. 22.00

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia will set up a WTUC2024 Help Desk at the lobby area of the hotel for registration and other coordination. UTM and WTUN Secretariat staff will be available to welcome you on arrival.


Post Congress (end of Programme)

Departing Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

For those departing KLIA, onward travel from Mersing Jetty will be provided by hosts UTM.

  • Pulau Tioman to Mersing Jetty – 2 hour transfer time
  • Mersing Jetty to Kuala Lumpur International Airport – 6 hour transfer times

Please consider the flight schedule at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) from 22:00 MYT onwards.

Departing Singapore Changi Airport

If sufficient number of delegates indicate that they will return to Singapore Changi Airport, another direct charter to Johor Bahru CIQ may be available.

Pulau Tioman to Mersing Jetty – 2 hours

Mersing Jetty to Johor Bahru – 2 hours

Johor Bahru to Changi Airport – 4 hours (due to congestion at immigration)


We will only provide transportation to JB CIQ, delegates are required to find another means of transportation to Singapore Changi Airport (e.g. upon arrival in Singapore).

Please consider the flight from Singapore Changi Airport from 22:00 MYT onwards.


*Increased from one at the request of host UTM. This additional cost will be covered at no additional cost to the WTUN.

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