All hail to the A-levels students and graduates out there. Are you looking for a chance to get two birds with one stone? – a chance to travel and study in one of the world’s most uniquely scenic tropical countries? What better way than to put a tick on your exotic travel-study bucket list by setting foot in Malaysia, Truly Asia!
In Malaysia, you will enjoy tremendous doses of good hospitality and tantalizing food. You will never be short of eateries in and around the capital city, Kuala Lumpur that appeal to every palate. There are many foreign food joints such as Middle Eastern, Western, European, Japanese and Korean restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. You will not feel like a fish out of water. Understandably, you are thousands of miles away from your mother’s gourmet local dishes.
Malaysia is also a cultural melting pot consisting of Malays, Chinese, Indians and the indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak. This unique mix of people has created a heterogeneous community infused with diverse cultures and practices ready to be explored by anyone coming into Malaysia. Besides, you will also enjoy many holidays as Malaysia is known to the world as one of the countries that has the most holidays. With all the holidays at your disposal, you can really enjoy your travel escapade.
Since Malaysia is a tropical country, you can expect both rainy and sunny days throughout the year. Thus, you will most likely only need light-weight clothing while you are here. The hot weather can be slightly unbearable for some as temperatures may rise to 34 degrees Celsius during the dry season. So it is advisable to slap on some sun screen lotion in order to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the Malaysian sun. In case you feel under the weather, there are many public and private clinics and hospitals in Kuala Lumpur that would help to put you back on your feet.
As for what to wear when you are in Malaysia, there are many fashion trends that come and go according to the changes in the fashion industry. Traditional wear is also popular and worn freely in Malaysia. Feel free to join in the fashion adventure. You are however kindly requested to be decently clad when entering public government premises.
In case you are wondering about internet access, Malaysia has excellent connectivity, especially in the city center. Many cafes and rest areas also provide free WIFI and online entertainment. Sporting and leisure amenities, like exercise equipment, are also easily available in residential areas and also in malls or sport centers across Malaysia. You can thus be assured, there will never be a dry day out and about when you are in Malaysia, as there is so much to see and do!
As for studying in Malaysia, there are numerous opportunities to enhance one’s educational parameters. Education is given great prominence. There is a whole phalanx of institutions that offer a wide variety of disciplines. Among the many universities in Malaysia, MERITUS University is the brainchild of Tan Sri (Dr.) Halim Mohammad, who possess over 40 years of experience in the maritime industry. Given his extensive experience in the industry, you will benefit from a holistic learning environment where you will be exposed to theoretical knowledge, life-skills and a global perspective.
MERITUS University in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is very conveniently located near one of the most famous malls in Malaysia – Midvalley Megamall. What better way to study and have fun on the side as well. MERITUS University offers a unique approach to education by incorporating practical and effective blends of traditional, modern and hands-on learning experiences to ensure success. Because of its maritime and logistics background, you will even get the chance to climb aboard actual seagoing training vessels owned by Tan Sri (Dr.) Halim Mohammad. In addition, you will also be given the chance to do your internship with the Halim Mazmin Group which was pioneered by Tan Sri (Dr.) Halim Mohammad. This indeed opens up a further dimension in the learning processes – the fun element!
Having the chance to explore a new country and study at the same time is definitely any student’s dream and here at MERITUS University, we make sure that you will achieve your ambitions. You will get the best of both worlds – to explore a tropical paradise and simultaneously have the chance to pursue your studies in one of Malaysia’s top notch universities. An irresistible opportunity indeed.
If you are keen to obtain further details about the application process, feel free to check out the link below: Application Process. Here, a whole vista of information is laid bare for you to digest. We hope your sojourn in Malaysia will reap the rewards you yearn for. Good luck!
Lecturer, English Language