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Parent Handbook
PARENTS INFORMATION
HANDBOOK
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
On behalf of all of us at elc International School, Malaysia, I am delighted to welcome you all to the 2014
FOBISIA Primary Games [B2].
elc is pleased to be hosting the 2014 Primary Games and we hope it will allow the students the opportunity to
compete to the best of their abilities, interact and make new friends, or become reacquainted with old friends,
to create life long memories.
elc looks forward to welcoming, with Malaysian hospitality, the students, staff, parents & friends from:
British International School, Phuket, Thailand
The International School, Brunei
International School of Penang [UPLANDS], Penang, Malaysia
Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar International School, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Regent's International School, Pattaya, Thailand
St. Andrew’s International School, Bangkok, Thailand
St. Christopher’s International Primary School, Penang, Malaysia
On behalf of elc School I would like to say thank you to all the visiting coaches and players for the time and
commitment they have put into preparing for the 2014 Primary Games. I would also like to thank elc’s PE
Department and the many non-PE staff, students and parents for their help and support during these Games.
With an exciting weekend of competition to look forward to, may I wish all participating schools every success!
Mrs. Margaret A. Kaloo
CEO
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
elc PARENT LIAISON
Each participating school will be required to appoint 1 Parent Liaison who will be responsible for the group of
parents & supporters travelling with their respective schools. The Parent Liaison will be responsible for sorting
out additional group transport needs such as from the airport to the hotel, to and from the hotel to the sporting
venues, and ticket requests. The Parent Liaison is in essence the point person representing the needs of the
group.
The elc appointed Parent Liaison for the Games is Mrs. Dorothy Bouman. Mrs. Bouman will be responsible for
disseminating information regarding the Closing Ceremony Dinner and BBQ Dinner Tickets, transport
requirements (if needed) for sporting venues and to the airport only and other general queries regarding what
to do and see while in town.
Mrs. Bouman can be contacted via email at [email protected] Please do feel free to send her any email if
you have any queries. Remember however that any arrangements required must be done through your Schools’
Parent Liaison so as to avoid any confusion with bookings and/or reservations regarding tickets and/or
transport etc. All ticket orders and transport needs must be pre-paid prior to your arrival in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
MALAYSIA – GENERAL INFORMATION
Entry Requirements to Malaysia
a. Every person entering Malaysia must possess a valid national Passport or internationally recognised
Travel Document valid for travelling to Malaysia.
b. Any person not in possession of a Passport or Travel Document which is recognised by the Malaysian
Government must obtain a Document in lieu of Passport.
c. An application for the Document in lieu of Passport can be made at any Malaysian Representative Office
abroad.
d. Holders of Travel Documents such as Certificate of Identity, Laisser Passer, Titre de Voyage, Permanent
Residence Certificate must ensure that their passage to the country of origin is assured.
e. The documents must be valid, for more than six (6) months from the date of entry.
All foreign visitors to Malaysia will be issued a short term Social Visit Pass upon arrival for the following
purposes:
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Visiting Relatives
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Tourism
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Journalist / Reporter
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Attending Meeting
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Attending Business Discussion
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
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Inspection of factory
Auditing Company's Account
Signing Agreement
Doing survey on investment opportunities / setting up factory
Attending Seminars
On a goodwill mission for students or sitting for examinations in University
Taking part in sports competitions
Other activities not mentioned above but approved by the Director General of Immigration
Visitors that do not qualify for the short term Social Visit Pass on arrival are required to apply for a visa prior to
arriving in Malaysia. Countries that requires a visa for entry to Malaysia are 1. Commonwealth countries that require a visa to enter Malaysia are – Bangladesh, Cameroon*, Ghana*,
Pakistan, Nigeria* & Mozambique*
2. Other countries that require a visa to enter Malaysia are – Afghanistan(visa with reference), Angola*,
Bhutan, Burkino Faso*, Burundi*, Central African Republic*, China, Colombia*, Congo Democratic
Republic*, Djibouti*, Equatorial Guinea*, Eritrea*, Ethiopia*, Guinea-Bissau*, Hong Kong (C.I/D.I), India,
Israel**, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)*, Liberia*, Mali*, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger*, Rwanda*,Serbia
Montenegro, Sri Lanka, United Nations (Laissez Passer), Western Sahara*, Yugoslavia
Please note that 1. for countries marked with an ‘*’ visitors may only enter Malaysia by air.
2. for countries marked with a double ‘**’ they must have a visa as well as approval from the Ministry of
Home Affairs, Malaysia before seeking entry to Malaysia.
3. for ASEAN nationals, except Myanmar nationals, a visa is not required for a stay of less than one (1)
month. Should the stay exceed 1 month, except for Bruneian and Singapore nationals, then a visa will
be required.
For foreign nationals who require a visa to enter Malaysia, must ensure that the visa is done prior to arriving in
Malaysia.
For all other foreign nationals, not listed above, on arrival in Malaysia they will be issued a short term Social
Visit Pass which can range from 14 to normally 30 days depending upon the country.
For parents & supporters arriving from outside Malaysia, information regarding entry requirements can be
confirmed at:
http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-requirement-by-country
http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/syarat-kemasukan-ke-malaysia
http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/pass/7-perkhidmatan-utama/267-short-term-social-visitpass
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
Malaysia – What’s Happening
This year it is
For more information about what you can do and see while you are in town, please visit
http://www.tourism.gov.my/en/my
Currency
The monetary unit of the country is Ringgit Malaysia and is written as RM. The international currency code is
MYR.
The word Ringgit means "jagged" in Malay and was originally used to refer to the serrated edges of silver
Spanish dollars which circulated widely in the area during the 16th and 17th century of the Portuguese colonial
era. The Singapore dollar and the Brunei dollar are also called Ringgit in Malay (although currencies such as the
U.S. and Australian dollars are dolar), hence its official abbreviation RM for Ringgit Malaysia. The term Ringgit is
used both in singular and plural form.
The Malay names Ringgit and Sen were officially adopted as the sole official names in August 1975. Prior to that
the money had been known officially as Dollars & Cents in English and Ringgit & Sen in Malay and today, in
some parts of the Malaysia, this practise still continues.
The exchange rate is valued at USD1 = RM3.30. Notes are available in RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and
RM100 denominations, while coins are issued in 5, 10, 20, 50 sen (cents) denominations.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at money changers, hotels and banks.
You can view the latest exchange rates at www.xe.com
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
PARTICIPANTS HOTEL INFORMATION
All FOBISIA student participants and staff will be staying at:
PULLMAN PUTRAJAYA LAKESIDE
2, Jalan P5/5
Presint 5
62200 Putrajaya
Malaysia
The hotel’s website is: www.pullmanputrajaya.com
HOTEL FOR PARENTS & SUPPORTERS
Family members, supporters and guests are requested not to stay at the same hotel as the student participants
and staff. Parents, supporters and guests are asked to make their own reservations/bookings at other hotels
within the general area.
Suggested hotels within the Cyberjaya/Putrajaya area are –
1. Cyberview Resort & Spa
Persiaran Multimedia
63000 Cyberjaya
Malaysia
www.cyberviewresort.com
2. Shangri-La Putrajaya
Taman Putra Perdana
Presint 1
62000 Putrajaya
Malaysia
www.shangri-la.com/putrajaya
3. Everly Hotel Putrajaya
1, Jalan Alamanda 2
Presint 1
62000 Putrajaya
Malaysia
www.everlyhotel.com
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
For additional information on various accommodation options please refer to:
www.expedia.com.
www.agoda.com.
www.booking.com.
www.asiarooms.com
www.travelocity.com
Local Areas: Putrajaya / Cyberjaya
Putrajaya
Putrajaya, the ‘Intelligent Garden City’ and federal administrative capital of Malaysia is a carefully planned
township which emphasizes on preservation of the environment. The central 1,605 acre manmade lake, in
addition to acting as a climate moderator also allows visitors a unique opportunity to cruise around the city in
either a small 4/6-seater gondola-like Perahu boat or the large 76-seater air-con boat. Alternatively you can of
course opt for conventional land tours. Putrajaya with its serenity, architecture and gardens has a unique
character all its own.
Putrajaya covers an area of approximately 12,187 acres and is located about 30-35 km south of Kuala Lumpur
and about 30 km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang. While the city has all the
trappings of a modern metropolis its architecture and street decorations draw upon local and regional
traditions and customs. Domed buildings combine the traditional Moorish style with modern steel and glass
features. It is an interesting blend that gives Putrajaya a truly distinctive appearance.
The Putrajaya project which began in 1993 still continues to grow gradually. Officially declared the new Federal
Administrative Capital in 1999, in 2001 Putrajaya became a self-governing Federal Territory (Wilayah
Persekutuan). Formerly known as Perang Besar the city was renamed after the first Malaysian Prime Minister,
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. "Putra" is a Malay word which means Prince while "Jaya" is the Malay term for
‘excellent’ or ‘success’.
Cyberjaya
Cyberjaya is the nucleus of Malaysia's strategic vision for the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia). This
ultra-modern city is set to be the main attraction for world-class multimedia and information technology (IT)
companies and educational establishments of a similar vein.
Spanning an area of about 7,000 acres, the town is the nucleus of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), now
known as MSC Malaysia. The site for Cyberjaya was primarily undeveloped land consisting of oil palm
plantations. It has since seen extensive building activities including a boutique hotel, numerous commercial
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
buildings, offices for MSC Status companies, schools both national and international, universities, a community
club and the headquarters for the local authority.
It was launched in 1999 by the country's fourth Prime Minister YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. The goal was,
and is, to establish and promote Cyberjaya as a regional and global ICT hub.
TRANSPORT
Taxis
Malaysian taxis do not enjoy the best reputation and it is not uncommon for visitors to be hustled. Taxi drivers
will often try to ‘do a deal’ in order to avoid using the meter. However there are now several taxi companies
offering online services, with easy to download apps, to try and avoid these issues from cropping up. Listed
below are the links to some of the more popular taxi services –
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EzCab – www.excab.com.my
MyTeksi – www.grabtaxi.com
Sunlight Taxi – www.sunlighttaxi.com/unicablink
EasyTaxi – www.easytaxi.com/MY
Blue Cab – www.bluecab.com.my
This link – www.taxiautofare.com/my/Default.aspx - will take you to Malaysia Taxi Fare Auto Fare and should
give you some idea of local taxi fares. However please remember that this is only just a guide.
Train
For those looking to get into Kuala Lumpur quickly or to the KLIA airport, you might want to try the KLIA Transit
train service which stops in Putrajaya. The links below will give you the information you will need with regards
to schedules and price 
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http://www.kliaekspres.com/plan-buy/fares-passes/
https://www.kliaekspres.com/plan-buy/schedule/
Just remember that KL Sentral is the stop for Kuala Lumpur and from there you can catch interconnecting trains
which will take you around the city.
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
Buses / Vans
Visiting parents and supporters may wish to hire a bus or van to facilitate transport, from one central location,
to and from the airport and the sporting venues. Buses available will sit up to 40 passengers and vans will
accommodate 10 passengers.
Please have your Parent Liaison contact the elc Parent Liaison, Mrs. Dorothy Bouman, and she will provide the
information you require along with a quotation. Please note that the hire charge will be the responsibility of the
parents and supporters requiring the transport. Your Parent Liaison should make arrangements to have the
transport fees settled prior to your arrival and directly to the Bus/Van Provider.
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR: Parent’s & Spectator’s
This is not always an easy area to manage since parents and spectators do not always see themselves as
representatives of their child’s school. Parents and supporters will be managed by their respective schools’
team leader. Any breach in the code of behaviour governing parents and spectators, in the opinion of the team
leader/team officials/PE staff and the Host School, may result in the individual(s) being asked to leave the area
or be banned from the event and the remainder of the Games. Any additional costs incurred as a result of this
decision will be borne by the parent(s) and/or spectator(s) concerned.
Parents
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Be a good model of sportsmanship for your child to follow
Be courteous in your dealings with the players, team officials, game officials and the sport
administrators
Be welcoming and approachable to all parents attending the Games
Encourage the players to give it their all and then recognise their effort, skilled performance and team
loyalty
Do not interfere or attempt to change the format of an event or the play of game
Respect the customs and dress code of the host country and host school
Spectators
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Display, at all times, appropriate social behaviour
Do not interfere with the game/event and/or the officials conducting or overseeing the game/event
Display the respect for opposing players and their supporters
Support team play and skilled and/or determined play with generous applause
Children participate in sports/games for enjoyment – do not let your behaviour diminish their
enjoyment
Respect the customs and dress code of the host country and host school
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
FOOD & DRINK @ SPORTING VENUES
All student participants and accompanying staff will be provided packed lunches at all the sporting venues for
the 3 days of competition.
Food and drinks will also be on sale to parents and supporters at the sporting venues. Payment for food and
drinks are to be made in cash using the local currency directly to the vendor.
For Day 1 & 2 at the CJ Campus the food and drinks from the school canteen will range in price, however to give
you some idea 
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Food (À la Carte / Set Menu):
Drinks (Water/Soft/Juice):
Coffee/Tea:
Mineral Water:
RM 6.00 to RM 12.00
RM 3.00 to RM 5.00
RM 2.00
RM1.50 small / RM3.00 large
For Day 3 at the University Malaya Stadium Arena, it is expected that on average prices will be around 30%
more.
MEDICAL INFORMATION
In the event of a medical emergency, here are a list of the more established medical clinics and centres –
Clinics
Putrajaya:
Klinik Mediviron Precinct 1 Putrajaya
Lot 10 No. SCG 04,
At Street Commercial Alamanda,
Precinct 1,
62300 Putrajaya
Tel: 03-88895004
Cyberjaya:
Klinik Mediviron Cyberjaya
P1-16, Shaftsbury Square,
2350 Persiaran Multimedia
Cyber 6, Cyberjaya,
63000 Selangor
Tel: 03-8322 1709
http://www.mediviron.com.my/default.aspx
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
Hospitals
Prince Court Medical Centre - http://www.princecourt.com/
Tel: [603] 2160 0000 / [603] 2160 0999 / 1-800-88-7262
Travel time: Approximately 30 to 40 minutes depending upon traffic / Distance approximately: 35 km
Gleneagles Medical Centre - http://gleneagleskl.com.my/
Tel: [603] 603-4141 3000 / [603] 4141 3017
Travel time: Approximately 30 to 40 minutes depending upon traffic / Distance approximately: 35 km
Columbia Asia Hospital - http://www.columbiaasia.com/puchong/
Tel: [603] 8064 8688 Ext: 8648/8600
Travel time: Approximately 25 to 30 minutes depending upon traffic / Distance approximately: 25 km
Source for estimated distances and travel time from Putrajaya: Goggle Maps.
Emergency Assistance
International SOS is the leading emergency assistance company in Malaysia.
Tel: + [603] 2787 3126
https://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_malaysia.htm
Please note that unless you have direct billing with your insurance provider and the medical clinic, centre or
hospital, you will be asked to pay for any treatment or medical assistance required first. Then you will need to
complete the necessary documentation required by your insurance provider in order to make a claim.
FIRST AID STANDY-BY @ SPORTNG VENUES
During the course of the Games there will be on-site medical assistance, if required, covered by St. John
Ambulance Malaysia - First Aid Stand-By Service. You can view their organisation by going to –
http://www.sjam.org.my/services/first-aid-standby
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]
BBQ DINNER @ THE CJ CAMPUS – June 6th 2014
On June 6th, Friday, at the end of the first day of competition, dinner will be hosted by elc International School
at the CJ Campus for the participants and their teachers.
Parents and supporters are of course most welcome to be a part of the BBQ Dinner, however it will be
necessary to purchase the tickets prior to your arrival in Malaysia/Cyberjaya. Again, please direct your request
for the BBQ Dinner Reservations through your Parent Liaison so that we can group families from the same
school together. Requests for BBQ Dinner Reservations made after your arrival in Malaysia/Cyberjaya will not
be possible.
Once payment has been made and your reservation confirmed, the reservation tickets will be sent to your
Parent Liaison. These tickets must be presented to an elc Volunteer at the Registration Desk so that parents and
supporters from the same school can be grouped together and, where possible, assigned the same table for
Dinner.
Parents and supporters who have forgotten to bring their tickets with them, will need to wait until all the other
guests have been seated and once elc can confirm that the reservation is valid, will you be assigned seating.
Please note however that in circumstances such as this, there is no guarantee that you will be seated with the
rest of your group.
The elc Parent Liaison, will inform your Parent Liaison of the confirmed ticket price when this information
becomes available to her. It is expected that pricing will be confirmed by the third week in May 2014.
CLOSING CEREMONY DINNER @ THE WARISAN BALLROOM – June 8th 2014
Due to space constraints, the Closing Ceremony Dinner will not be made available to parents and supporters of
the participating schools. Only the FOBISIA participants and their teachers will attend this event. This event will
include an International Buffet Dinner, medal and trophy presentation, followed by music and dancing until
midnight.
elc Head of PE Dept: Ms. Michelle Jane / email: [email protected] / phone: +[603] 61565001
elc International School, Cyberjaya Campus: phone: +[603]83191641
Parent Liaison: Mrs. Dot Bouman / email: [email protected]

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