Life/major health and travelling insurances for all participants are the responsibility of his/her institution.

The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). The currency symbol is RM. Banknotes available are RM 1, RM 5, RM 10, RM 50 and RM 100. Coins available are 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen.

Malaysia enjoys a tropical monsoon climate. It is pretty much hot and humid with a bit of rain throughout the year. Through the centre of peninsula Malaysia, and in both Kuala Lumpur and Malacca you can expect low rainfall during August, although short tropical showers are likely in the afternoon. The region experiences an average temperature of 29 °C.

In Malaysia, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.