Sunway City Kuala Lumpur (SCKL) proudly presents “A Day in My Life as a Sunway International Student”, brought to you by the talented students and alumni of Sunway University School of Arts!
Introducing Sunny – a Sunway student hailing all the way from Portugal! – who will take you through a typical day in her life as a sophomore at Sunway University, studying her BA (Hons) in Digital Film Production at the University’s School of Arts.
A Day in my Life of an International Student at Sunway University!
Looks exciting, doesn’t it? Ever wondered what are the amazing hotspots that make up Sunway City Kuala Lumpur?
Let’s kick off at Sunway University!
Bearing the motto of Fortuna Eruditis Favet which translates into ‘Fortune Favours the Prepared Mind’, Sunway University is ranked among the top two percent (2%) of universities in Asia and rated internationally as a 5-star institution by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for teaching, facilities, employability, social responsibility and inclusiveness.
In the QS Asia Rankings 2022, the University moved up to position 121.
Dubbed the international heartbeat of the Sunway campus, its international office serves as a hub for students from more than 90 countries!
International Students’ Journey With Sunway
Students may look forward to clocking fundamental self-learning hours in the Sunway campus library furnished with some 400,000 books and e-books, including a prized Harvard collection!
Alternatively, engage in fruitful group study sessions with a mesmerising view at the Observation Deck – a conducive study space overlooking the magnificent SCKL skyline!
Where is the nearest gym, you wonder? Look no further than the SunGym – Sunway University’s resident fitness hub for the upkeeping of physical wellness of our students and staff community.
If you are passionate about communications and creative arts like Sunny, Sunway University’s School of Arts production studio is a fantastic launch pad for aspiring producers! Featuring state-of-the-art QS 5-star rated teaching and learning facilities offering practical and theoretical applications in all classes, where the magic of knowledge sharing happens.
Navigate around and beyond the city with ease via Malaysia’s first elevated, eco-friendly, electric Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): Sunway Line system that travels across seven stations around SCKL, linking commuters to commuter rail service (KTM Komuter) as well as Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. Alternatively, you may hop on and off of our dedicated free shuttle buses to access hotspots within the township.
Another fuss-free travel option available is none other than by foot! Via the ‘Eco-Walk’ canopy walk – our state-of-the-art 4km elevated covered treetop walkway interconnecting you with the best parts of our smart sustainable campus and city within the natural surroundings of a safe and secure environment.
In sync with the city’s image as a sustainable development, the roofs are installed with solar panels for power generation and equipped with power saving LED lights to illuminate the walkway at night.
As a safe city, the Canopy Walk is fitted with close-circuit TV cameras and patrolled by auxiliary personnel throughout its operating hours. SCKL employs a task force of 600 personnel on patrol around the clock to ensure the safety of the township.
Leveraging SCKL as a Living Laboratory for Out-of-Classroom Learning
Located right in the heart of SCKL, Sunway FutureX is an innovation hub designed to reform the future of food and education in Malaysia. It houses French coding school 42KL alongside FutureX’s flagship urban smart farm – Sunway XFarms!
Similar to its sister campuses in Paris, France and Silicon Valley, sign up for 42KL – Malaysia’s first groundbreaking coding school with a disruptive education model with zero tuition fees, zero teachers and zero traditional classrooms! As the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, it is also the first in the world to offer peer-to-peer learning and is completely merit-based.
The programme is open to students above 18 years old.
Learn about growing your own food and composting at home via apprentice programmes or farm tours at Sunway XFarms – Malaysia’s first innovative urban farm R&D hub incepted to produce fresh, pesticide-free vegetables using sustainable and safe farming technology.
Local Entertainment Paradise
We all know far too well that all work and no play make Jack a dull boy!
Opt to de-stress with exhilarating rides such as the Pirate’s Revenge at Sunway Lagoon Amusement Park and Cameroon Climb at Sunway Lagoon Water Park because nothing clears a muddled head better than a proper adrenaline rush!
Prefer something milder? Test out Malaysia’s largest man-made Surf Beach, otherwise known as a surfer’s paradise at Sunway Lagoon Water Park.
In need of some retail therapy? We’ve got you covered! Keep up with the latest trends, collectibles and gadgets at Egyptian-themed Sunway Pyramid! Featuring four shopping precincts – Fashion Central, Oasis Boulevard, Asian Avenue and Marrakesh (on top of an e-commerce platform – your one-stop online-to-offline retail hub to access all seven Sunway malls) – it offers a rejuvenating sanctuary for shoppers of all ages.
Besides satiating your tastebuds with endless F&B selections within the city (featuring major names like Hai Di Lao and Yeast Boulangerie-Bistro, not to mention the highly anticipated Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill – the first of its kind in the nation!), enjoy premium recreational facilities such as Stars Archery, internationally acclaimed bowling lane Sunway Mega Lanes or even Malaysia’s first world-class ice sports entertainment rink, Sunway Pyramid Ice!
A Fully-Furnished Township
When your family or hometown friends decide to pay you a visit in between semesters, host them with assurance and let them experience the signature Sunway Hospitality with our trifecta of hotels – be it our luxurious five-star Sunway Resort (housing multi-Michelin starred chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsey’s Malaysian debut!) or our deluxe four-star Sunway Clio Hotel and Sunway Pyramid Hotel – where your loved ones will be greeted with picturesque views of the lagoon as well as unimpeded city vistas, all seamlessly connected to Sunway Pyramid shopping mall and Sunway Lagoon theme park.
Named as “International Hospital of the Year” by International Medical Travel Awards (IMTJ) consecutively in 2016 and 2017, Sunway Medical Centre (SunMed) offers comprehensive tertiary healthcare services to accommodate all your medical needs, including a designated International Patient Centre and a 24-hour free in-house online healthcare help desk service. To date, SunMed has served close to half a million patients annually and more than 50,000 international patient visits from more than 135 countries.
The Best of Both Worlds
While other universities have campuses, Sunway University has a city – exclusively at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, where everything is a stone’s throw away from one another!