Occupying 23 acres of land located at the prime tourist belt of Tanjong Bungah, TAR UMT Penang Branch has proven itself to be an institution of academic excellence, attracting thousands of students from all over the different states in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. The campus comprises a team of professionally qualified academics who inspire and lead students towards achieving academic excellence. The campus is also strategically located – nestled between the lush greenery and scenic beach – and it is only a 15-minute drive from Georgetown.
THINGS TO DO
Covering a small land area but brimming with intriguing experiences for people to enjoy, Penang serves as a living testament to the diversity of heritage and traditions of Asia, where religions and cultures intertwine. Students on this campus will find themselves in awe admiring the creation of unparalleled unique architecture, culture and cityscape in the city – the result of cultural fusions of a plethora of ethnicities.
Shopping in Penang is a larger-than-life experience! Whether you are a fan of modern shopping malls, or traditional bazaars and street markets, Penang has it all. Penang Road and Chulia Street are great places for bargain hunters, antique hunters and vintage lovers. For those who prefer casual shopping, shopping malls like Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon are only a 10-minute drive from the campus.
Penang is known to be one of the most popular culinary hubs in the entire region! Here, the only culinary worry would be not having enough time to feast on all the city has to offer. Penang has the reputation of being the food paradise in the region as it offers a diverse and exotic mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine which reflects the multicultural mix of the city.
A variety of conveniently located restaurants and food stalls that serve affordable food can be easily found nearby the campus.
For the more adventurous foodies, you can head to the city centre where you will be able to enjoy multifarious cuisines that can satisfy both your tongue palate and your Instagram page! Foods like assam laksa, char koay teow and nasi kandar will surely captivate you and leave you wanting more.
TRADITION AND HERITAGE
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, Georgetown is a charming city that attracts both history and art enthusiasts from all over the world. For our inquisitive students, they have the opportunity to experience the rich tapestry of arts and cultures that Georgetown has to offer from its many fascinating sites.
Art lovers can visit the Street Art located in the heart of the city where they will be able to take amazing selfies with various quirky murals on the walls of random shops! For students with a deep fascination for history, there is a plethora of historical landmarks to visit in Georgetown such as Fort Cornwallis, Light Street’s Town Hall and the court buildings as well as the famous Peranakan House. To further understand the historical value of Penang, students can also head to the Penang State Museum where they will gain further insight into the early developments of Penang Island.
After a full day of exploring and adventuring, it is nice to just have an off day and spend it amongst the tranquil parks and gardens of Penang. Students can escape the heat of the city by heading up Penang Hill for cool temperatures or going for a walk in lush green parks such as the Youth Park and Botanical Garden. Students can also head to Batu Ferringhi for its popular beaches or learn more about local herbs, spices and fruits at the inspiringly designed Tropical Spice Garden and Tropical Fruit Farm. Students can also have their adrenaline pumped at Escape, a theme park located in the middle of the rainforest at Teluk Bahang.
Photographs credits to mypenang.gov.my
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