Campus life as a postgraduate student in Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cheras Campus
The campus is located in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Another nearby township is Bandar Sri Permaisuri.
Condominiums, apartment and landed properties are available for renting in both townships.
International Youth Centre Residence is within walking distance from the campus and accommodation for short-term stay is available
Outdoor recreation and sport
Taman Tasik Permaisuri (49.4 hectare) is located just besides the campus providing places for outdoor recreation and sport activities. A public swimming pool and Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium is also located nearby.
Several cafeterias, coffee shops and convenient stores are available in-campus. However, if you are running out of choice, there are aplenty of eateries and shops in the townships. Locations in campus are also known by food delivery services. A food truck park ( Tasik Permaisuri Foodtruck Valley) is a also situated within walking distance from the campus for a your dinner and supper needs.
The campus is easily reachable via major highways/expressways and public transports including RapidKL buses, LRT, MRT and KTM Komuter. An integrated modern transportation hub (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS-BTS)), which is 5-10-minute drive from the campus, provide multiple option to travel to more than 150 destinations due south, east, and northern Malaysia. TBS-BTS also provide express bus and rail service to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The campus is equipped with two medical libraries, the Clinical Library and the newer Pre-Clinical library. Wifi and computers with internet connection are available in the libraries as well as discussion and multimedia rooms. Various subscribed online resources including journals, databases and software are available to the students. Free wi-fi is available within the campus for the students.
Besides the Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz that function as a teaching and tertiary hospital, the Advanced Surgical Skills Centre (ASSC) and Center of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (CTERM) which are Centre of Excellence are also located within the campus.
Health and medical services
Services provided under UKM’s teaching hospital, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) including Poliklinik Warga and Klinik Primer are open to UKM students and staff. UKM’s Hospital Pakar Kanak-Kanak (HPKK) will also be operating soon. Besides these, health and medical services can be sought from nearby Klinik Kesihatan Cheras, Hospital Rehabilitasi Cheras and private clinics in Bandar Tun Razak and Bandar Sri Permaisuri.
Places of Interest Near Campus
As the campus is situated at capital city of Malaysia various attraction are available around the city. Besides that, various shopping complex are located within 5-10 min drive from the campus.
Places to Visit around Kuala Lumpur
- National Palace
- Batu Caves
- Bukit Bintang Shopping Area
- KL Tower
- Chinatown (Petaling Street)
- Central Market
- Islam Civilization Centre
- Perdana Botanical Garden
- National Monumen
- National Musuem
10 – 20 minutes from the campus