With a total of 20 private universities and colleges, Melaka is fast becoming an education hub in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia. A city described as a cultural melting pot with influences from Malay, Portuguese, Dutch, British, Indian and Chinese cultures, Melaka will inspire any student with its charm and history, where a confluence of cultures have helped form the cultural fabric it is today. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Melaka serves as a living museum which will provide a conducive learning experience for any student who lives here.
Apart from their studies, students have a wide range of social and leisurely activities like taking a stroll along the Melaka River or taking an idyllic boat ride to see hidden parts of the city. Other activities could include visiting the modern shopping complexes such as Dataran Pahlawan, Mahkota Parade and The Shore, and the weekly night market in Jonker Walk, exploring the recreational forest, Melaka Zoo or butterfly farm in Ayer Keroh, or simply discovering some of Melaka’s museums and historic sites.
The cost of living in Melaka is considered low in comparison to other states. It offers residents and visitors a wide range of facilities and public amenities such as hospitals, clinics, sport complexes, libraries and parks. Where food is concerned, a wide range of local and international cuisines are available at the many restaurants and eateries found all over the state.