October 28, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

After battling a wave of COVID-19 infections from July, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is welcoming back its first exhibition today, home and interior design show HOMEDEC, which will run until Sunday.

“We are delighted to resume business with HOMEDEC being the first major consumer exhibition in the venue and look forward to welcoming all visitors to our iconic facility,” said the Centre’s General Manager Alan Pryor.

“This event has always been a significant part of our annual event calendar and to host it again after a challenging two years, is a privilege to me and my team.

“This is made possible by the accelerated government move to re-open the industry allowing business continuity in the supply chain and stimulation of our economy.

“We have worked very closely with the organisers to ensure a safe and smooth journey for visitors and guests while at the Centre during these four days.”

Measures in place at the venue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include thermal scanners, no-contact hand santisers, frequent cleaning of event spaces before, during and after the event, and additional finer filters in the air ventilation system to maintain good air quality.

Kuala Lumpur moved to the final phase of Malaysia’s national recovery plan less than two weeks ago, which permits larger events to return.

Cases in Malaysia’s latest wave peaked in late August at over 24,000 cases reported in a single day. Cases are now around 5,000 to 6,000 per day.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, which was the nation’s largest mass vaccination centre now has around 50 events locked in for delivery by the end of the year.

Almost 95 percent of Malaysian adults are fully vaccinated.