"Engaging Minds, Indulging Wanderlust"


Officiating, Keynotes Session, Parallel Session, and GTIC

Primula Beach Hotel, Terengganu, Malaysia

Closing Ceremony and Networking Session

Sumai Hotel & Apartment, Terengganu, Malaysia

By Airplane

Because Kuala Terengganu is on the other coast of Kuala Lumpur, a flight will be your best option for getting there fast, and there are many of flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu available, frequently at low costs.

The nearest airport is Sultan Mahmud Airport in Kuala Terengganu, which is around 15 kilometres from the city centre and 9.3 kilometres from the conference venue, Primula Beach Hotel. There are four airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu on a daily basis (Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Batik Air, and Firefly). Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia travel from KLIA Terminal 1 and KLIA Terminal 2 to Sultan Mahmud Airport, respectively, while Firefly and Batik Air fly from Subang Airport. The flight takes roughly 45-55 minutes.

MARA Liner MyBAS buses run hourly from Sultan Mahmud Airport to Hentian Bas Majlis Bandaraya Kuala Terengganu. The fee ranges from MYR2 to MYR3, and the trip takes less than 10 minutes. There are also public taxis, Grab, Airasia Ride and Maxim, and the fee from the airport to the conference location is roughly MYR40.

 Alternatively, renting a car allows you to customise your stay in Kuala Terengganu. There are also various automobile rental counters on the airport’s ground level that provide competitive rates.

The local airport is Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu, which is located about 15km from Kuala Terengganu town centre, and around 7.6 km to the conference venue. There are four airlines which operate daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu (namely, Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines and Firefly). Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia operate from KLIA and KLIA2 (to Sultan Mahmud Airport, whereas Firefly and Batik Air operate from Subang Airport. Journey by air takes approximately 45-55 minutes.

There is a bus service – MARA Liner MyBAS available from Sultan Mahmud Airport to Hentian Bas Majlis Bandaraya Kuala Terengganu hourly. The fare is around MYR2 to MYR3, and the journey takes less than 10 minutes. Public taxis, Grab, and MyCar are also available.

Alternatively, hiring a car allows you to control your stay in Kuala Terengganu. There are also several car rental companies available on the ground floor of the airport which offer rentals at reasonable prices. 

By car

Travelling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu may be your best option if you own a vehicle or have opted to hire one for the duration of your visit. You may go at your own leisure with your own vehicle, stopping for lunch and sightseeing along the way.


The distance by vehicle from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu is 435.5 km through the East Coast Highway (LPT). The LPT, which starts from Gombak in Kuala Lumpur, has reduced travel time to Kuala Terengganu. It normally takes four to five hours to drive straight through, or more if you want to break it up and stop more frequently. Along the highway, there are several rest and relaxation (R&R) facilities.


Visitors may also enjoy picturesque views of the coastline and villages by taking Federal Route 3 from Kuantan, Johor Bharu, or Kota Bharu, which requires longer driving times.

By bus

Although flying is the quickest choice, it is not always the best. Going by bus from Kuala Lumpur or any other city to Kuala Terengganu allows you to explore parts of Malaysia that you would miss if you flew. Going by bus to Kuala Terengganu is the ideal alternative if you wish to avoid flying and go overland in a simple, pleasant, and direct journey. Travelling by bus to Kuala Terengganu is simple and inexpensive, with frequent departures available.


Kuala Terengganu is also extremely well connected by bus to the major cities in Peninsular Malaysia, notably its neighbouring city ‒ Singapore. A bus to Kuala Terengganu is available from a number of companies, with the majority of them costing between MYR50 and MYR70. If you are asking which is the best bus to Kuala Terengganu, the answer is dependent on your schedule because there is not much variation in service ‒ so simply pick the time that works best for you. If you prefer to sleep, there are night buses that depart late at night. The travel takes around six to seven hours, including two stops for food and drink.


If you are flying into Kuala Terengganu from KLIA Terminal 1, KLIA Terminal 2, or Subang Airport, buses will take you to Terminat Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). The bus costs from TBS to Kuala Terengganu range between MYR55 and MYR60, depending on the bus you choose.

By e-Hailing

In Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, e-hailing services such as Grab, Maxim, and Airasia Ride were offered. You may locate e-hailing services in Kuala Terengganu by following these steps:


  1. Install the App: First and foremost, ensure that you have a smartphone. Download the e-hailing app you want to use from the App Store (for iOS) or the Google Play Store (for Android). Grab, Maxim and Airasia Ride are three popular alternatives.
  2. Install and Sign Up: After downloading the app, install it and create an account if you do not already have one. To make an account, you must submit your phone number, email address, and other personal information.
  • Enable Location Services: Make sure the location services on your phone are turned on so the app can properly determine your current position for pickup.
  1. Enter Your Destination: Launch the app and type your destination in the “Where to?” area. The software will utilise the GPS on your phone to determine your present position as the pickup place.
  2. Choose Your Ride: After inputting the location, you will be presented with several ride options (e.g., Economy, Premium, and so on). Choose the one that best meets your requirements and budget.
  3. Confirm Ride: After you have chosen your ride type, the app will display the estimated fee as well as the nearest available drivers. Confirm your request for a ride.
  • Wait for the Driver: All that remains is for a driver to accept your ride request. You will be able to examine the driver’s information, such as their name, photo, and car specifications.
  • Enjoy Your journey: Once the driver comes, get into the car and relax as you journey to your destination via e-hailing.

Keep in mind that the availability of e-hailing services may vary over time, and there may be new e-hailing companies in Kuala Terengganu by the time you do your search. To remain up to date on the availability of services in the region, check the app store or visit the official websites of famous e-hailing companies.


There are several international standard hotels and affordable accommodations close to the conference venue from which delegates can select. We present a comprehensive selection of hotels around the GTC2023 conference venue. We wish that the participants have the greatest possible experience with the services they offer. We’ll see you at GTC2023!

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Other Affordable Hotels and Accommodations:


 Kuala Terengganu / Kuala Nerus



GTC Secretariat
Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development 
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
21030 Kuala Terengganu, MALAYSIA

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