Malaysia - World Class Team Building Destination
In the international corporate world, Malaysia has fast emerged as one of the most popular (MICE) destinations in South East Asia. The country has everything you require for a successful incentive event – catering for meetings, incentive trips, team building activities and conferences.
With its well-developed infrastructure, extensive range of MICE friendly hotels and resorts, pleasant tropical climate and guest-friendly culture, Malaysia combines this with its charm to afford successful incentive events throughout the country.
Beyond the conference room there are endless ways to experience the country’s wonderful heritage, beautiful countryside, natural rainforests and stunning beaches. Exotic cuisine, glitzy malls and quaint markets all add to the Malaysian Incentive trip experience. Where-ever you choose your event to be, your Malaysian MICE event is sure to be memorable.
Kuala Lumpur has transformed itself into a thriving metropolis with spectacular architecture ranging from the Menara KL to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. The city has emerged as a leading incentive destination in South East Asian MICE events because of its unique and diverse cultural mix and world class corporate venues. With time to explore KL’s fantastic heritage, glitzy malls and quaint markets during your MICE event, KL makes a perfect choice for your corporate experience.
A fascinating combination of styles, Penang embraces modernization while retaining its traditions and old worldly character. The MICE industry has developed into a successful part of Penang’s tourism business because of its multicultural mix and purpose built range of MICE facilities with hotels catering for groups of many sizes. Penang has it all and more for your Incentive trip. Making Teams recommends discovering the colonial capital on foot, with use of a map and clues to navigate the old town or taking a trek to the islands highest point Penang hill.
An archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast, Langkawi is one of the country’s top holiday destinations known for its outstanding natural beauty, beaches and tropical rainforests. As a MICE destination Langkawi has plenty to offer with world class hotels complimenting its natural surroundings. Team Building opportunities are unlimited in this showcase of nature. Making Teams recommends trekking through the rainforest, using maps and compasses to guide you from point to point. There are also many eco-adventure options available to compliment your incentive trip here.
Sabah and Sarawak
The Malaysian parts of Borneo located in the South China Sea are fast becoming new destinations for incentive trips. They combine the existing natural beauty of National Park and nature areas with new conference venues being built to cater for MICE business to the region. Combine your incentive trip with a trek up Mount Kinabalu, or visit the well-known orang-u-tang centre at Sandahakan during your stay in Malaysian Borneo, and discover local cultures unique to this region. Team building with nature is the theme that Making Teams recommends here with various group bonding activities available.
Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara National Park provides the perfect get away from it all location, to discover nature and wildlife in a stunning National Park setting. Taman Negara is ideal for corporate groups and MICE incentive trips because of the range of challenging activities available including trekking, the canopy walkway and rafting. Making Teams recommends the survivor theme for your business, to discover each person’s strengths and build close bonds within your work force.
Malacca is the historical state of Malaysia, rich in heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures with new hotel venues suited to MICE events. Major chains have built excellent accommodation to cater for the incentive trip market and Malacca makes a unique corporate event location because of its colonial history. It was here that colonial forces first made contact with Malaysia, which eventually shaped the country into its current economic and political system. Making Teams recommends the Amazing ‘Historical Race’ as your team building outdoor activity in Malacca.
To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. Malaysia is a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.
Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals.
Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 Federal Territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.
One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.