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Asian Gaelic Games 2013

Fexco 2013 AGG

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11th - 13th October

Orang Éire GAA, based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, will host the 18th annual Gaelic Games over the weekend of October 11-13, 2013


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Location and Facilities

We have a new location this year. The 2013 Asian Gaelic Games will take place at Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya, just south of KL. The layout and setup will be similar to last year, but we’ll provide more information closer to the date of the games.

        


Closing Ceremony

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Apparently the fancy dress theme for the closing ceremony is the most anticipated bit of information each year for the AGG. Without further ado let me put all your minds at ease and formally announce that this years theme will be Cartoon Characters. Lots of room for creativity there guys and lots of time to get things sorted. I think I’ll go as Ben10 or Mickey Mouse or He-Man. No She-Ra. Oops. Now I’m confused!

Hotels

Istana Hotel
The opening ceremony of the games will be held here on the 11th of October and the closing ceremony will take place here on the 13th of October.
  • Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre
  • 5 minutes walk to Bukit Bintang Shopping
  • 5 minutes walk to Pedestrian Walkway Bridge, linking Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) to Bukit Bintang
  • 5 minutes walk to Changkat Bukit Bintang (Our pub street)
  • 10 minutes walk to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / Petronas Twin Towers
To make a reservation at the Istana Hotel, please visit their website at www.hotelistana.com.my and use the booking code ”gaelic” before the 15th of July.

Arrival Information

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is located 50km south of the city and has good transportation links to downtown Kuala Lumpur.

By train
The KLIA Ekspres links the airport directly to the KL Sentral transport hub in 28 minutes. Trains run at 15 minute intervals at peak times, and at 20 minute intervals at off peak times. The cost of a return ticket is RM70. Taxi coupons can then be purchased for the onward journey to city centre hotels for approx. RM20.

Taxi
Taxi coupons can be purchased on arrival and the cost of a budget taxi to a city centre hotel is approx. RM80. The travel time to the hotel would be around 60 minutes. This would be the most convenient way to the city.

Bus
Airport coaches run a one hourly express bus between KLIA and KL Sentral for RM18. Taxi coupons can then be purchased for the onward journey to city centre hotels for approx.RM20.

From the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), which services Air Asia and Tiger Airways, taxis or buses can be used for the same price as the main terminal.

Climate

The tournament will be held during Malaysia’s rainy season although rain normally comes during the evening or night. Kuala Lumpur is not badly affected by this season, the east cost of Malaysia normally experiences the majority of the rainy season leaving the west coast fairly normal. The facility we are using has a first class drainage system if some downpours do happen.

Click here for more weather information on Malaysia.

Mass

For anyone needing a few extra prayers, Mass is available at St John’s Cathedral, 5 Jalan Bukit Nanas, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, which is only 5 mins in a taxi from the tournament hotel.

Saturday – 6pm Novena, 6.30pm Sunset Mass
Sunday Mass – 8am, 10.30am, 6pm