VENUE AND ACTIVITIES
This year's event will take place at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)
Address: Demak-Isthmus Bridge, Jalan Keruing, Sejingkat, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching is the first international purpose-built convention center in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is strategically located equidistant from the two main hubs of Kuching City, Kuching North & Kuching South.
As the first purpose-built convention center in Sarawak, its award-winning architecture was crafted with Sarawak’s lush rainforests in mind. Its main inspiration was found in the native ‘ririk’ leaf, showcasing Sarawak’s unique fusion of nature and modernity.
BCCK is designed with accessibility in mind, with elevator access to all floors, wide-open spaces, ramps for easy access for wheelchair users and other mobility devices as well as handicap stalls. The first aid room located on Level 2 is fully equipped and ready for use at all times. The Centre’s personnel are trained in first aid and fire safety response. Visit BCCK’s official website https://www.bcck.com.my for more information.
Official Hotel: The Waterfront Hotel
Delegates of AfA Sarawak Conference 2023 get to enjoy special rates at the Conference's official hotel, The Waterfront Hotel. Perched on top of Plaza Merdeka Shopping Center, The Waterfront Hotel is located in the heart of Kuching City, where decades-old heritage buildings sit side by side with modern buildings.
With one of the best views of the Padang Merdeka and the Sarawak River, the hotel is not only a place to rest, but a start of your adventures in Kuching City.
To book your room, follow the following steps:
1. Download the booking form
2. Fill in the form
3. Email the filled form to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. The hotel will get back to you within 2-3 days regarding your booking status
Conference Shuttle Schedule
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We would like to inform you that on October 14, 2023 (Day 4 of the Conference), there will be no conference shuttles provided. Instead, delegates are kindly requested to make their own transportation arrangements to and from the conference venue, the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).
To facilitate your transportation, we recommend using the Grab app, which you can easily download. Grab fares from the Waterfront Hotel to BCCK typically range from RM10 to RM20, but please note that charges may vary depending on the time and day.
Hop On Hop Off (HoHo): Unwind and Explore After the Conference
Join us for an exciting post-conference activity, the Hop On Hop Off (HoHo) experience!
After a full day of engaging sessions and networking at the conference, it's time to relax and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the city. HoHo is designed to provide conference delegates with the perfect opportunity to unwind, socialize, and explore some of the city's finest bars and venues.
On Day 1, right after the conference concludes, a designated bus will depart from the conference venue (BCCK) at 6:00 PM. To secure your spot, simply head over to the registration booth on Day 1 and sign up. As space is limited to 40 participants, reservations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register at the HoHo Registration table on Day 1. This opens to conference delegates (no fee imposed) and their companions (partners/friends/family members). Companions are to be charged RM15 (cash only) per pax. Payments are to be performed at the HoHo Registration table on Day 1. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this memorable experience!
The organizing committee will take care of the logistics, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free transportation experience from the conference venue to the HoHo bars. However, it's important to highlight that the cost of food and beverages at the bars will be the responsibility of the HoHo goers. This gives participants the freedom to choose their own preferences and indulge in the culinary delights offered by each establishment.
During the HoHo experience, we will visit a selection of vibrant bars. Our itinerary includes stops at Southside Cafe Bistro, The Nobleman Bar & Dine, Zinc Restaurant & Bar and The Junk. Each bar will be allocated a one-hour time slot, allowing ample opportunity to socialize, enjoy the ambiance, and savor the unique offerings of each venue.
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to unwind, connect with fellow conference delegates, and discover the local bar scene. Secure your spot for the HoHo experience by registering your name at the designated booth on Day 1.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Southside Cafe Bistro is a Western restaurant located in Kuching, Malaysia. It was established in 2022 by a team of local and British partners, who wanted to bring a western feel and menu to the city's famous golden triangle. The restaurant offers a wide variety of food, including pizzas, burgers, pasta, and salads. They also have a full bar, serving beer, wine, and cocktails.
Address: 16, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Phone number: +6010-403 4213
Hours: 10am – 10pm daily
More information coming soon!
More information coming soon!
Zinc Restaurant & Bar offers a contemporary dining experience with its modern cuisine. The menu features a fusion of international flavors and local ingredients, creating a diverse range of dishes to suit various tastes. They offer a wide range of alcoholic beverages, including cocktails, wines, and spirits, as well as non-alcoholic options. Whether you're looking for a refreshing mocktail or a classic cocktail, you'll find something to enjoy.
Address: 38, Tabuan Rd, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Phone number: +6016-350 0960
Hours: 6pm – 12am (Closed Monday & Sunday)
5. The Junk Bar
The Junk Bar provides a cozy and intimate setting for patrons to unwind and enjoy their drinks. It is a great place to relax, have conversations with friends, or simply savor the unique atmosphere. The bar occasionally hosts live music performances and other forms of entertainment, adding to the vibrant atmosphere.
Address: 80, Wayang St, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Phone number: +6082-259 450
Hours: 6pm – 1am (closed Tuesday)
Day 1 - October 11, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00pm onwards
Limited to 40 pax
This is a first come first served basis. Kindly register at the HoHo Registration table on Day 1. This opens to conference delegates (no fee imposed) and their companions (partners/friends/family members). Companions are to be charged RM15 (cash only) per pax. Payments are to be performed at the HoHo Registration table on Day 1.
Any orders/purchases made are to be borne by HoHo goers.
Southside Cafe Bistro
The Nobleman Bar & Dine
Zinc Restaurant & Bar
Wiggle Waggle Walk
Introducing the Wiggle Waggle Walk (WWW) happening on Day 4 - October 14, 2023 (Saturday) from 8am - 9am.
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WWW is a paw-some public event for pet owners to join their furry friends on a delightful walk around Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)! 🐾🚶♂️🐕
Enjoy a day filled with wagging tails, laughter, and community spirit as we celebrate the bond between pets and their loving owners. Whether you have a playful pup or a curious kitty, everyone is welcome to participate. Dogs from the shelters will be brought to participate and we encourage delegates to walk with them.
Explore the scenic surroundings of BCCK, soak up the fresh air, and create unforgettable memories with these furry friends 🐈🐕
So come and join us for the Wiggle Waggle Walk + Pet Blessing happening on October 14, 2023 (Saturday) from 8am - 9am at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)!
More info of the walking route coming soon.
Hosted Post-Conference Tours
Join us on a complimentary post-conference tours organized by Sarawak SPCA!
You get to pick one from three exciting options: Experience animal welfare efforts at SSPCA Shelter, delve into Sarawak's rich heritage on a city tour and visit the Borneo Cultures Museum, or get close to nature at Semenggoh Nature Reserve and witness incredible orangutans in their natural habitat. Choose your preferred option and embark on an unforgettable adventure in Sarawak!
SSPCA Shelter Visit
City Tour + Borneo Cultures Museum
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Please take note that the hosted post-conference tours mentioned above are complimentary for all conference delegates. However, companions (such as partners, friends, or family members) of conference delegates may join at an additional cost, depending on the selected tour. It is important to note that the available seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
*subject to change
Pick-up shuttle arrangements and schedule will be updated soon.
Registration to sign up for the hosted post-conference tours is on Day 1 conference on-site, BCCK (Borneo Convention Centre Kuching). There will be a credit card terminal(s) at the registration counter for payment transactions. These tours are performed by Amansar Travel and Tours.
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Other hotel options within the Conference Shuttle Route