MALAYSIA

Learn more about Malaysia, the host country of WRO 2012 and all the essential quick facts you need to enjoy your stay here.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Click here to see a table listing of the full organizing committee for WRO 2012.

Challenges

Check out all the events available in WRO 2012 here, where you'll find full game descriptions, rules, and the theme.

Logistics

Get your hands on the latest schedule and all venue-related information right here.

Results

Click here to see category result for WRO 2012.

Participant Tour

If you would like to extend your stay and travel around Malaysia, here are a few packages for your information.

Media

Click here to see all images and video uploaded during WRO2012 Competition Event

Sponsor

Click here to see a listing of sponsors for WRO 2012.

Registration

Click here to sign in as national partner,media registration.

Contacts & Downloads

Need help? Find all the important contact information and various documents for download right here.

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REGISTRATION FOR WRO 2012

If you wish to know more about registering as a participant, judge, VIP, or media, please click here .

 
OFFICIAL VENUE

The official venue for the competition is:


Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Persiaran Lagoon
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

And the official hotels for the competition are:


Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa (5 Star)

Persiaran Lagoon
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

 


Pyramid Tower Hotel (4 Star)

Persiaran Lagoon
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia



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ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation for all participants, judges, and VIPs will be automatically arranged once you have registered yourself via your National Organizer. However, guests and visitors are required to make their own arrangements and bookings (see next section).

The duration of stay for all registrants is four (4) days and three (3) nights, from Friday 9th to Monday 12th which is displayed in the following table.

Registrant Type Do I have accommodation?
Friday 9th Saturday 10th Sunday 11th Monday 12th
Participants Yes Yes Yes Check-Out
Mentors/Coaches Yes Yes Yes Check-Out
Judges Yes Yes Yes Check-Out
VIPs Yes Yes Yes Check-Out
National Organizers Yes Yes Yes Check-Out

In any case if you require more information, simply contact the National Organizer in your country (www.wroboto.org/member-countries).

 


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Parents & Guests

Unfortunately, we regret that guests will have to make their own lodging arrangements this year. You're encouraged to arrange for rooms at the official hotels in order to stay close to your teams.


Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa (5 Star)

Persiaran Lagoon
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

Home Page:
http://www.sunwayhotels.com/
Enquiries:
http://sunwayhotels.com/contactus/index.aspx

Pyramid Tower Hotel (4 Star)

Persiaran Lagoon
Bandar Sunway
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

Home Page:
http://www.sunwayhotels.com/
Enquiries:
http://sunwayhotels.com/contactus/index.aspx
 

Alternatively, here is a list of hotels situated close by to the competition venue, not more than 10-15 minutes taxi ride away. Parents and guests do not need to register themselves via National Organizers or in any other way. These hotels communicate in English and their room rates are generally lower than the official hotels'. Another option is to engage in a travel agency in your country to make these arrangements.

Grand Dorsett Subang

Jalan SS12/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Home Page:
http://www.granddorsett.com/subang/index.php
Enquiries:
http://www.granddorsett.com/subang/contact-us.php
Holiday Villa Hotels & Suites Subang

9, Jalan SS 12/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Home Page:
http://www.holidayvillahotelsubang.com/index.htm
Enquiries:
http://www.holidayvillahotelsubang.com/contactus.
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Empire Hotel Subang

Jalan SS16/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Home Page:
http://www.empirehotel.com.my/index.html
Enquiries:
http://www.empirehotel.com.my/contact-us.html



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SCHEDULE

It's important to keep yourself updated with the latest schedule of WRO 2012. Download the PDF here.


DATE START END PROGRAM INVOLVEMENT / VENUE
9th November 2012
(Friday)
ALL DAY Pick up of participants at the airport. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) & Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)
ALL DAY Hotel check-in & WRO registration Sunway Resort Hotel Lobby
14:30 22:00 Regular Category/Gen II Football simulation/testing/warm-up and Open Category set-up Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
15:00 17:00 Judges' meeting/orientation Sunway Resort Hotel
18:00 20:00 Dinner for participants and mentors Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
20:00 21:30 Coaches' meeting Sunway Resort Hotel
10th November 2012
(Saturday)
GENERAL
07:00 08:30 Breakfast Pyramid Tower Hotel & Sunway Resort Hotel
08:30 09:00 Arrival of guests, welcome & seating for opening ceremony Grand Lagoon Ballroom, Sunway Resort Hotel (Level 15)
09:00 09:30 Arrival of VVIP for opening ceremony Grand Lagoon Ballroom, Sunway Resort Hotel (Level 15)
09:30 10:30 Opening ceremony Grand Lagoon Ballroom, Sunway Resort Hotel (Level 15)
11:00 17:30 Special Exhibitions open for public viewing Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
12:00 14:00 Lunch for participants and mentors Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
14:00 17:00 WRO Symposium on Robotics in Education Auditorium A, Sunway Resort Hotel (Level 7)
19:00 22:00 Friendship dinner Grand Lagoon Ballroom, Sunway Resort Hotel (Level 15)
OPEN CATEGORY
11:00 16:30 Open Category judging Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
13:00 17:30 Open Category open for public viewing Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
REGULAR CATEGORY
11:00 13:30 Regular Category - Assembly Time Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
14:00 15:00 Regular Category - Qualifying Round 1 Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
15:00 15:45 Regular Category - Maintenance Time Round 2 Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
15:45 16:30 Regular Category Qualifying Round 2 Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
16:30 17:00 Regular Category - Maintenance Time Round 3 Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
17:00 18:00 Regular Category Qualifying Round 3 Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
WRO GEN II FOOTBALL CATEGORY
11:00 18:00 WRO GEN II Football - Qualifying Round Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
COLLEGE REGULAR CATEGORY - PILOT
11:00 11:30 College Regular Category Pilot - Practice Matches Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
11:30 12:00 College Regular Category Pilot - Robot Check Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
14:00 15:00 College Regular Category Pilot - Qualification Matches Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
15:00 15:30 College Regular Category Pilot - Semi Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
15:30 16:00 College Regular Category Pilot - Final Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
11th November 2012
(Sunday)
GENERAL
07:00 08:30 Breakfast Pyramid Tower Hotel & Sunway Resort Hotel
12:00 13:30 Lunch for participants & mentors Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
14:00 16:30 Awards presentation & closing ceremony Grand Lagoon Ballroom, Sunway Resort Hotel (Level 15)
OPEN CATEGORY
08:30 12:00 Open Category & Special Exhibitions open for public viewing Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
REGULAR CATEGORY
08:30 08:45 Regular Category - Maintenance Time Quarter Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
08:45 09:00 Regular Category - Quarter Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
09:00 09:15 Regular Category - Maintenance Time Semi-Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
09:15 09:30 Regular Category - Semi-Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
09:30 09:40 Regular Category - Maintenance Time Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
09:40 10:00 Regular Category - Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
WRO GEN II FOOTBALL CATEGORY
08:30 09:15 WRO GEN II Football - Quarter Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
09:15 10:00 WRO GEN II Football - Semi-Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
10:00 10:45 WRO GEN II Football - 3rd Place Decider Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
10:45 11:30 WRO GEN II Football - Finals Grand Pyramid Convention Centre (Level CP3)
12th November 2012
(Monday)
07:00 09:00 Breakfast Pyramid Tower Hotel & Sunway Resort Hotel
Before 12:00 WRO check-out and departure Pyramid Tower Hotel & Sunway Resort Hotel

 

 

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GETTING HERE

There are two airports that you should book your flight(s) to, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT). It is important to get into contact with your respective national organizers and coordinate your flight times for easy travel. To find your national organizer, click here .


Map of KLIA

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Map of LCCT

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GETTING THROUGH IMMIGRATION

Once you arrive at KLIA or LCCT, you will be greeted by our friendly Liason Officers. They will guide you from the airport to the venue every step of the way, so never fear!

It is recommended you attach your WRO 2012 Airport Tags on all your check-in luggages for smoother customs inspection. Where can you get these tags? Your national organizer should be able to help.

Please be aware that there is a list of prohibited items that you are not allowed to bring into Malaysia. These include weapons, illicit drugs, and certain food products. Please visit Royal Malaysian Customs Department for a full list of these prohibited items to ensure a smooth and easy immigration experience for your contingent.

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TRANSPORTATION TO THE VENUE

All WRO 2012 entourages will be ferried to the venue by our designated WRO busses. In addition, each country will be assigned a lorry and/or truck to ferry large boxes, tools, and items used in the Open Category. Your Liason Officers will guide you to the right busses.

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HOTEL CHECK-IN

Once you arrive at the hotel, proceed to the WRO Registration Counter (not the hotel check-in counter). Your Liason Officer will continue to guide you, or look for signages placed around the hotel. At the registration counter you will be given the keys to your rooms. Please follow the instructions given by our registration officers for a smooth check-in.

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VISA

Some countries require a travelling visa to enter into Malaysia. Please refer to the table below. If you do require a visa, remember to contact the Malaysian embassy in your country well ahead of time. We recommend a timeframe of at least 1 month before your date of travel. You are responsible for the perfection of your own visa, so please do not overlook this!

Countries that require visa (for stays less than 1 week)

Countries that require Visa

Afghanistan (Visa with reference)
Angola
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Central African Republic
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo Democratic Republic
Congo Republic
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea

Ethiopia
Guinea-Bissau
Hong Kong (C/I or D/I)
India
Liberia
Mali
Myanmar (ordinary passport)
Nepal
Niger
Rwanda
Serbia & Montenegro
Taiwan - 15 days without visa
United Nations (Laissez Passer)
Western Sahara

Commonwealth Countries That Require Visa

Bangladesh
Cameroon
Ghana
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Sri Lanka


The table above is the visa requirement for stays less than a week. If you plan to extend your stay, make sure you visit this link (http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-requirement-by-country) for the correct requirements.

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HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

All visitors from certain countries are required by our Health Ministry to get Yellow Fever vaccination. Yellow Fever is an acute infectious disease and is a major health threat in countries with Yellow Fever transmission. The agent is a virus of the Genus Flavivirus and Flaviviridae families, and the mode of transmission is through the bite of infective Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Incubation period is roughly between 3 to 6 days.

We would like to kindly remind countries who are vulnerable to Yellow Fever to get vaccinated before coming to Malaysia. Here're some information released by our Health Ministry:

  • A Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all visitors or delegates (Malaysians and Foreigners) coming from or going to/through countries with risk of Yellow fever transmission (As stated in International Health Regulations 2005 and Prevention And Control Of Infectious Disease Act. 1988).
  • Travellers or delegates without a valid Yellow fever vaccination certificate shall be quarantined upon arrival in Malaysia for a period not exceeding 6 days.
  • The period of validity of an international certificate of vaccination against Yellow fever is 10 years, beginning 10 days after the date of vaccination.
  • If a person is revaccinated before the end of this period, the validity is extended for a further 10 years from the date of vaccination.
  • If the revaccination is recorded on a new certificate, travellers or delegates are advised to retain the old certificate for 10 days until the new certificate becomes valid.

Countries which require vaccination are as follows:

 

SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA (13 COUNTRIES)

. Bolivia
. Brazil
. Colombia
. Ecuador
. Paraguay
. French Guiana
. Guyana
. Panama
. Peru
. Suriname
. Venezuela
. Trinidad & Tobago
. Argentina



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AFRICA (29 COUNTRIES)

. Angola
. Benin
. Burkina Faso
. Burundi
. Cameroon
. Central Africa Republic
. Chad
. Congo
. Ivory Coast
. Ethiopia
. Gabon
. Gambia
. Ghana
. Guinea
. Guinea Bissau
. Guinea Equatorial
. Kenya
. Liberia
. Mali
. Niger
. Nigeria
. Rwanda
. Senegal
. Sierra Leone
. Sudan
. Togo
. Uganda
. Mauritania
. Democratic Republic Of Congo



If you hail from any of these countries, please get vaccinated for Yellow Fever before arriving in Malaysia, otherwise you may be quarantined unnecessarily at the airport!

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RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

Food is included in your registration fees, and are as follows:

Code Registrant Type Friday 9th
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Saturday 10th
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sunday 11th
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Monday 12th
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
P Participant N, N, Y Y, Y, Y Y, Y, N Y, N, N
M Mentor N, N, Y Y, Y, Y Y, Y, N Y, N, N
J Judge N, Y, Y Y, Y, Y Y, Y, N Y, N, N
V VIP N, N, N Y, Y, Y Y, Y, N Y, N, N
NP National Organizer * N, N, N Y, Y, Y Y, Y, N Y, N, N

* There will be a separate National Organizer's dinner on Sunday 11th; special invitation only.

Besides this, we encourage you to try out as many local delicacies as possible, since Malaysia is famous for its variety of Eastern, Western, and Fusion food. There are several restaurants available for your picking in the adjacent Sunway shopping centre so feel free to explore on your own when you have time! If you're practising Islam, there are plenty of Halal restaurants around. Simply look out for restaurants with the Halal sign or ask any friendly waiter or waitress if their restaurant is Halal certified.

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WHERE TO GET HELP?

There will be two permanent Help counters set up for the duration of the competition. The first is the registration counter where you first get your hotel keys from, and the second is the help counter inside the competition venue itself. Look out for the sign which reads "WRO Help Counter". You will be able to get all the necessary information such as directions, schedules, travel arrangements, and answers to general enquiries at these help counters.

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