UiTM Seri Iskandar is the eighth out of twelve campuses of UiTM in the whole nation. It was originally located in Bandar Baru Seri Manjung in 1985 before moving to a bigger place, which is where it is located now, in Bandar Sri Iskandar. It was officially opened on 1st January 1999. UiTM Seri Iskandar was established with the cooperation of the Perak Government.
Today, the Perak campus of UiTM has more than nine thousand students, studying in more than thirty courses it offers about eight thousand students living in the campus accommodations. This campus is equipped with computer laboratories, technology-enabled classrooms, drafting studios, the main library, and a multipurpose hall. Courses offer here are in arts, architectures, applied sciences, and computer and mathematical sciences among others.
Driving to UiTM Seri Iskandar from Ipoh, Perak would only take less than an hour while if from Kuala Lumpur, it will be more than three hours’ worth of driving via the North-South Highway.
Bus to Seri Iskandar, Perak cost starting from RM 26 per one-way trip from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Kuala Lumpur. From the Seri Iskandar Bus Terminal to UiTM Seri Iskandar Campus, it is only a five minutes’ drive, less than two kilometres away.
KTM provides service to Batu Gajah, Perak, the nearest stop to go to UiTM Seri Iskandar. The ticket starts from RM 22 up to RM 35, depending on the type of class. The Gold Class has more stops, thus a longer travelling time compare to the Platinum Class. The price for Gold Class is also a bit more expensive than the later. From the train station in Batu Gajah, take a taxi or rent a car to drive to UiTM Seri Iskandar which is located twenty-five minutes away.
A limestone cave in Gopeng, Perak, fifty minutes away from UiTM Seri Iskandar. It is a popular destination among the caves enthusiasts in Malaysia with its depth. It is one of the longest caves in Peninsular of Malaysia. The Gua Tempurung has been developed to make the access easier and safer. Electric lights fixtures were installed together with walkways inside the cave. Inside the cave, visitors will be greeted with breathtakingly beautiful galleries of stalagmites, stalactites and other rock formations. Apart from that, the cave also has its own river, running for about 1.6 kilometres through the cave. Tours with different lengths and difficulties are available at the cave and each of them has different fees. The shortest and easiest tour is the Golden Flowstone tour that runs for forty minutes with the fees are RM 6 for an adult, RM 2.50 for a child of 6 to 12 years old and RM 3 for senior citizens. There are four tours available at different prices and entry time.
A trip back in time when one steps into this museum, located in a heritage house. This Hakka Miners’ clubhouse is one of the most prominent heritage houses in the old town of Ipoh. This museum provides insights of the life of the Hakka miners back in those days. A house where suspicious activities were carried out such as prostitution, gambling, opium smoking and also triad activities. These are shown in form of pictures, articles, artefacts and even life-sized mannequins are placed as to visualise the acts back then. Apart from that, this museum also tells the story about the mining industry that was the main economy of the old Ipoh. The museum opens daily except for Monday, with museum tour that has to be booked 30 days earlier via the website.
Less than a kilometre away from the UiTM Seri Iskandar campus, this hotel is the perfect place to stay. Five types of room available with the price tags start from RM 83 up to RM 176 per night that can accommodate four people comfortably. All of the rooms come with free Wi-Fi connection. They, however, do not provide breakfast as there is no restaurant but fret not as there are lots of eateries available outside.