DRONE 101: An Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Rules & Regulations


What you need to know as a Recreational or Commercial Drone Enthusiast in Malaysia.

Drones are an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can be autonomous or controlled remotely. It is a very broad term describing several different types of UAVs that span a variety of uses, features, and models. Drones are rapidly set to soar and gaining popularity in Malaysia, however as drones are a novel idea, information on them are limited here.

Join us in a session to discover and learn more about drones. Find out about the rules and regulations governing the use of drones in Malaysia whether for recreational or commercial use such as aerial photography, mapping, surveying and others. Meet up with available support groups in this field who work closely with Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCAM) and other drones community. Find out what we can do to responsibly run drone activities for recreational, social or commercial purposes. Flyers, hobbyists and supporters or even beginners are most welcome to join this session.


  1. William Alvisse, Drone Advocate, Co-Founder of Tinker & Invent – Curator for Makers, Member of MUDAS (Malaysia Unmanned Drone Activist Society), President of the Malaysia Makers Association
  2. Johnson Lam, Founder of KakiDIY

Among the topic that will be covered in this talk are:

  • What is a drone?
  • Types of drones and usage
  • Components
  • Build your own drone
  • Demo
  • MUDAS Guidelines
  • DCA rules and regulations
  • Other related agencies (MCMC, JUPEM, SIRIM)
  • FLY Responsibly campaign
  • Privacy and Trespass
  • Drone Insurance (Public Liability and Hull coverage)

Join the drone community by registering for this sharing session now!

For youths and adults, 16 years old and above ONLY.

Refreshments will be provided.

This session is a collaboration between MUDAS, TINKER & INVENT MALAYSIA, MALAYSIA MAKERS, KAKI DIY and PETROSAINS.

This event is hosted by:

Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a gateway to inspire the learning in STEM and ignite the passion for life long knowledge attainment in society. Established by PETRONAS, Petrosains has reached millions across the nation, giving back to the community in the informal learning of science and helping to produce scientifically literate citizens and critical thinkers in the nation.

Presented by:

Tinker & Invent is a community based event for the gathering of a family friendly festival of inventions, resourcefulness and as a celebration of creativity. It’s a little bit of a technology-driven fair, a “show and tell” and a little bit of something else.

KakiDIY is a direct translation from a Malaysian slang "Kaki" means Buddy and also a Hokkien slang which sounds like "Yourself". The meaning is synonymous with DIY so it was chosen to be the 'brand' for the site. KakiDIY host DIY Articles and other automotive, home improvement and crafts for your reference & enjoyment.

In association with:

Malaysia Unmanned Drones Activist Society (MUDAS) is a non-governmental organisation devoted to the development and advancement of Unmanned Drones in Malaysia. MUDAS promotes social responsibility and educational awareness for the drone community and provides training, mentorship and compliance in unmanned flight operations. It also act as a conduit between Government and Public in areas of Public Policy (includes regulatory and licensing for compliance in Unmanned Flight Operations).

Malaysia Makers Association

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Thu Aug 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM MYT
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Petrosains, Level 4, Suria KLCC
Free Admission FULL
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Petrosains, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia