7 ASIA PACIFIC PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
THEME: ENGAGING PATIENT IN RESEARCH
27 - 29 June 2019
Bayview Hotel, Georgetown Penang
SOCIAL PROGRAM & ACCOMMODATION
MALAYSIA IS AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE TO VISIT
Strategically located at the centre of the vast Asia-Pacific region, Malaysia is the perfect location for the Congress. It is a renowned tourist destination in Asia, boasting a multicultural society living in a blend of old and new world charms. The political climate is stable, the economy robust. The government actively promotes Malaysia as a destination for international conventions and tourist attractions, and this guarantees ease of passage for delegates entering the country. Malaysia’s competitive currency exchange rate gives good value for money to its international visitors.
Malaysia - one of the countries in the Lonely Planet's ten hottest countries for next year Malaysia named one of the top value-for-money destinations in the world.
Malaysia Truly Asia
"Malaysia, Truly Asia" captures and defines the essence of the country's unique diversity. It sums up the distinctiveness and allure of Malaysia that make it an exceptional tourist destination.
There is only one place where all the colours, flavours, sounds and sights of Asia come together – Malaysia. No other country has Asia's three major races, Malay, Chinese, Indian, plus various other ethnic groups in large numbers. Nowhere is there such an exciting diversity of cultures, festivals, traditions and customs, offering myriad experiences. No other county is "Truly Asia" as Malaysia.
Bordering three other countries, Malaysia is a multiethnic and multicultural place. The demography consists of several ethnicities. Half of the population is made up of Malays, while the other half consists of descendants of Chinese, Indian, Aboriginal background, as well as other indigenous people. Culturally, influences include English, Persian, Arabic as well as the surrounding countries. This place is full of variety and this diversity extends to its cities, languages and landscapes as well.
Malaysia is also noted as a 'Food Paradise' where you can taste a diversity of delectable food at reasonable prices. Be it Malay, Chinese, or Indian cuisine, Malaysia is home to a distinctive palette and a tapestry of flavours. In view of the historic influence of Islam and European culture from its colonized period, Malaysia stands out as the centre of diversity that is unique in Asia.
Penang - Malaysia Truly Asia
Pulau Pinang or Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Melaka, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is nicknamed Pulau Mutiara or Pearl of the Orient. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite.
Penang is the oldest of the British Strats settlements in Malaysia, predating both Singapore and Melaka. Captain Francis Light, on behalf of the East India Company, acquired possession of the Island from the local sultan in return for protection against enemies. He set foot on the uninhabited island in 1786 and established a free port for trading. Soon after, the small town of Georgetown, named after the Prince of Wales, was established. By 1800 Light managed to negotiate a strip of the mainland adjacent to the island and was called Province Wellesley, after the governor of India.
Its main centre, Georgetown, attracts the most tourists with its impressive temples, old Chinese shops and houses, colonial architecture and mosques. Other attractions include the beaches of the northern coast, charming Penang Hill and the huge Kek Lok Si Temple.
SOCIAL PROGRAM - GALA DINNER
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a State tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works with various tourism industry players locally and abroad in hosting tourism-related events such as familiarisation trips to Penang.
PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and habitat choice for many from around the world. On the home front, PGT supports annual events such as the George Town Festival, George Town Literary Festival and Penang Island Jazz Festival.
PGT has set up a Tourist Information Centre in the city where tourists can obtain additional information on Penang. PGT also gathers and monitors data pertaining to tourism, and provides free information leaflets and booklets on Penang. All these efforts are targeted at promoting Penang as Asia’s destination of choice.
The Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant and Sky Bar
Dine in style with unbeatable vistas of the city and the sea
With breathtaking views over colonial Penang and its myriad twinkling lights, our rooftop Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant is the ultimate place to soak up the city’s intoxicating nocturnal atmosphere. Served every evening, its extensive international buffet includes local specialities such as kerabu chicken with black fungus, laksa lemak soup and beef rendang, as well as sweet desserts, fresh fruit and cooling ice cream. After dinner, you can sit back and relax in the Sky Bar’s circular lounge, or luxuriate in the soothing breeze on the open-air terrace while a DJ provides the perfect chill-out soundtrack.