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TH cautions against illegal parking at new complex, enhances pilgrimage process

Movenpick hotel and convention centre which doubles as the new Tabung Haji complex.

Movenpick hotel and convention centre which doubles as the new Tabung Haji complex.

Ahirul Ahirudin
Written by Ahirul Ahirudin

SEPANG – June 22, 2018: Visitors of the new Tabung Haji (TH) complex here have been advised to park their cars at the designated parking area to avoid being slapped with a parking fine.

Tabung Haji (TH) senior general manager of hajj management Datuk Seri Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman gave the advice today during an operation briefing at the complex.

Syed Saleh said he felt the need to emphasise the matter because he had been told by the police that it is important for visitors of the complex not to block the main roads in the area.

TH’s new complex, which also doubles as a convention centre and the 4-star Movenpick Hotel during hajj off season is located about 10 minutes drive away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

The hotel has a total of 333 rooms at a rate which starts from RM 550++ for a superior room, but offered to pilgrims at a discounted rate of RM385++.

“This new TH complex is strategically located by the main road to facilitate a more efficient transportation, hence the ten minutes’ journey from here to KLIA.

“Compared to our previous complex in Kelana Jaya, a lot of time will be saved and this also means a more pleasant experience for the pilgrims.

“However this also means that parking along the roads here is an absolute no. The police had warned that they will not tolerate anyone blocking the main roads and my advice is that, don’t test the police,” said Syed.

“After all, the police station is located just the  opposite of this new TH’s complex,” he added.

Syed Saleh said there are 600 parking spaces provided at the TH’s new complex.

If those were not enough, pilgrims and their families could park their vehicles at the compound of Masjid Sultan Abdul Samad, KLIA, which houses 800 parking lots, located beside the complex 

Also speaking at the Hajj operation briefing today, Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah said that a number of improvements has been made to ease the pilgrimage process.

“One of it is of course the new complex itself, which is an upgrade to the Kelana Jaya complex.

“Also, pilgrims can pass through the Saudi Arabia immigration checkpoint at the KLIA airport itself. Which means no hassle and long queue just to be cleared by the immigration upon arrival.”

The process involves pilgrims to undergo the pre-clearance at KLIA before departure, so they would not have to go through the immigration checks at airports in Saudi Arabia, thus speed up their hajj travel process.

The successful pilot test for this programme had been done on August last year. 

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