MyDispense Asia Symposium 2023 will be held at Monash University Malaysia, located in Bandar Sunway, Malaysia, about 20 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur.

Monash University Malaysia
Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Getting to the campus

Campus map

About Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur

Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. There are two parts to the country, 11 states in the peninsula of Malaysia and two states on the northern part of Borneo. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures sit between 22°C and 33°C (71°F and 91°F) throughout the year in most places, with higher altitudes being cooler than sea-level towns and cities. In October, it is generally wetter and (slightly) cooler than the dry season. Although levels of rain should not have much impact on travel, you should expect showers in most parts of the country.

Parking information

There are several public parking facilities available to the general public nearby the campus:

  • BRT Car Park (multi-storey parking lot located in front of Monash University Malaysia)
  • Western Car Park
  • Southern Car Park (Limited parking and available to Monash staff and students only)

Please note that illegally parked vehicles will be compounded by local authorities.

Getting around Sunway

🚗 Grab car, taxi and public buses
Travel by Grab car or taxi is cheap in Malaysia, especially if you are sharing a ride. For example, the Grab fare from Monash campus to Sunway Pyramid shopping mall will not cost you more than RM10. You can easily book your ride using the mobile application.
Download your Grab mobile app here
Taxis elsewhere run by meter, with the rate starting from RM3.

Subang and the area known as USJ are alternative, nearby shopping and entertainment centres. Aside from Grab car and taxi, You can also access them by public buses, but you’ll need to switch buses.

🚌 Sunway Shuttle Bus Service
The Sunway Shuttle Bus Service is a fast, convenient and free way of getting around Bandar Sunway. It runs every 25 minutes (subject to traffic conditions) between 7 am and 11.30 pm hours daily. The shuttle operates at:

  • Pyramid Tower Hotel
  • Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
  • Sunway Metro (Bus Stop)
  • Sunway Lagoon (BRT Station)
  • Bay Rocks
  • A Marine/Nautica
  • La Costa
  • Monash Residence
  • Monash University Malaysia
  • Sun-U Residence
  • Sunway Medical Centre
  • Lagoon Club (Bus Stop)

Download Sunway Shuttle Bus Tracker mobile app here

🚶 Canopy walkway
A secure canopy walkway links Monash University Malaysia directly to Sunway Pyramid, one of Malaysia’s most popular shopping complexes.

🚊 Bus Rapid Transit
The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station is just outside our door, providing a convenient mode of transport around Sunway. The stations are listed below:

  1. Setia Jaya – This station is connected to the current Setia Jaya KTM (train) station. You can hop unto the KTM train to Kuala Lumpur from here. To get to the airport, take the KTM to KL Sentral station and ride the express train to KLIA. If you’re coming from KL Sentral, Shah Alam or Klang, you may take KTM directly to Setia Jaya, and then the BRT to Bandar Sunway and USJ. RapidKL U80, U81, U64, U65, Causeway Link 58k, Seranas 99 and Cityliner 710 are the buses that stop at the Setia Jaya KTM station.
  2. Mentari – This station is situated near the apartments and shop areas. Commuters can now walk to Jalan PJS 8/8 and take RapidKL U63, U67, or Metrobus 10 and 13 to Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Sunway Lagoon – This station grants access to The Pinnacle, Sunway Lagoon, Sunway Resort and Spa Hotel, Sunway Pyramid Tower Hotel, Menara Sunway and Sunway Pyramid shopping mall.
  4. Sunmed – This station is connected to the Sunway Medical Centre.
  5. SunU-Monash – This is the only station that provides Park N Ride facilities. This station is situated in front of Monash University. It also provides access to Sunway College, Sunway University and Sunway International School.
  6. South Quay – This station stops at Mydin hypermarket. Commuters may access Segi College and Giant hypermarket from here.
  7. USJ 7 – The BRT is connected to the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) line station which will also situated at USJ 7, interconnecting the BRT station. Thus, the commuters are able to take the LRT to other stations as well as to KL Sentral and KLIA airport.

There are other public bus and light-rail networks that will get you in to and around nearby Kuala Lumpur.


Conference delegates are responsible for organizing their own accommodation. We cannot book accommodation on behalf of our conference delegates.
There are many comfortable and affordable accommodation options around Monash University Malaysia:

  1. Sunway Resort Hotel
  2. Sunway Lagoon Hotel
  3. Sunway Pyramid Hotel
  4. Dorsett Grand Subang
  5. Empire Hotel Subang
  6. Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel

Places of Interest.

Petronas Twin Towers Standing majestically at a height of 451.9m, this gleaming structure of steel and glass is the tallest twin buildings in the world. Visit the famous skybridge on the 41st floor to view the city from a dizzying height.

Petronas Twin Towers Standing majestically at a height of 451.9m, this gleaming structure of steel and glass is the tallest twin buildings in the world. Visit the famous skybridge on the 41st floor to view the city from a dizzying height.

KL Tower Have an unforgettable time at the world’s fourth tallest tower. Dine in a revolving restaurant or enjoy forest walks and cultural performances. For an adrenalin rush, try the reverse bungy jump.

KL Lake Gardens Enjoy verdant greenery in this refreshing enclave. Within the environs are the Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens, Deer Park, KL Butterfly Park and KL Bird Park.

Merdeka Square This is an important heritage site in the city. The Union Jack was lowered here on 31 August 1957 marking Malaysia’s independence from colonial rule. The nearby Sultan Abdul Samad Building is another heritage site.

Shopping The Sunway Pyramid is an all-in-one mall with over 1,000 international and local retail, dining and entertainment brands. From child-friendly playland and shopping streets to interactive, fusion dining enjoyment for the entire family, there is bound to be a new experience for everyone.

Visit Malaysia

Penang’s George Town is a highlight of any trip to Malaysia and could keep culture and history enthusiasts occupied for weeks. Visit the Cheong Fatt Tze Blue Mansion, the Peranakan Mansion, Armenian Street, Khoo Kongsi Clan Houses, Chew Jetty, and other Malay, Peranakan, Indian, Chinese, and colonial-era attractions around town. Foodies might also want to take a cooking class at the Tropical Spice Garden on Penang’s north coast. George Town is also famous for its street art, and you can take guided or self-guided street art walking tours.

Another popular place to visit in October is the Cameron Highlands, a hilly area roughly halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. With the increasing rains, the hillside vegetation will return to life, making October a great time to tour a tea plantation. There are numerous tea plantations here, with the Boh Tea Company being one of the oldest and most famous. Founded in the 1920s, it’s one of Malaysia’s best-known tea brands. Admire the patchwork of tea bushes that cover the hillsides and shop for souvenir packets to take back home in the tea shop.

Many travellers like to visit Malaysia for a beach vacation, and while the rains indeed start to pick up in October, there are pockets of dry weather to enjoy a relaxing time on a beach. Langkawi is generally sunny in October and is a fun destination for hikers and more active travellers, and those who want to chill out on a beach. This island in north western Malaysia has two volcanic peaks to climb, a cable car and stunning lookout platform at the SkyBridge, wildlife-spotting mangrove tours, and resorts ranging from budget to luxury.