UTAR Kampar South Gate Entrance
Located amongst the hills, in a small secluded town established during the English colonial times stands in what was jungle and mining pools, a 1300-acre piece of land donated by the Perak State Government. University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Established in 2002.
UTAR was build to provide a high quality yet much affordable tertiary education for all Malaysians. Originally the first campus was build in Setapak, Selangor. UTAR has grown ever since and in 2005, this campus in Kampar, Perak was built.
Just finished it's phase 2 in 2012, UTAR Perak campus stands proud surrounded by wild birds and animals and serene landscape.
The University was named after the first prime minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman in honour of him encouraging the Malaysian Chinese Association to establish Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman (KTAR) which started over 30 years ago.
This Perak campus, is now the main campus. This campus has up to date more than 15 thousands students. UTAR offers a variety of undergraduate courses, pre-university, Masters and even Doctorates. Fields include, social sciences, business, ICT, Engineering and even more recently Chinese studies.
A new grand hall of UTAR.
Front view of Beijing house A.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.