Selangor, Malaysia · 223 hotels available
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) is a public university based primarily in Shah Alam. It was established in 1956 as RIDA Training Center (Rural & Industrial Development Authority) and opened its doors to some 50 students with a focus to help the rural Malays. The training centre later became known as MARA College in 1965. In 1967, the college was upgraded to MARA Institute of Technology. Its establishment came as a response to a need in Malaysia for trained professionals, especially among Bumiputera.
In August 1999, the institute was upgraded to university and the Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced the change in name of ITM to MARA University of Technology. With such acknowledgement from the government, a major restructuring exercise was carried out in order to consolidate the University's resources for optimum productivity.
University Technology Mara is accessible by a flight where you can fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport from any major airports around the world. From the airport, you can take a taxi to University Technology Mara. The distance from the airport to the university is about 49 km or 35 minutes’ drive from the airport.
University Technology Mara is easily accessible by major highway and expressway. If you are from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor you may reach University Technology Mara via Federal Highway, North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and Duta Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE). If you travel from South and North Peninsular of Malaysia you may use North-South Expressway to reach University Technology Mara.
You can take the train from KL Sentral to University Technology Mara and disembark at KTM Shah Alam Station, Padang Jawa Station, Batu Tiga Station or Kelana Jaya LRT Station. From the station, you need to grab a taxi or bus to the university.
You can take RapidKL Bus T604 services between Seksyen 7, Shah Alam and UiTM, Shah Alam. You also can board RapidKL buses U80 and T603 to reach UiTM Shah Alam.
I-City Shah Alam is a must visit destinations when you are in University Technology Mara. I-City Shah Alam is a theme park that best known as the City Of Digital Lights with a colorful display of LED as well as exciting rides and unique museums. The place provides an array of exciting activities such as Water Park and wax museums and the biggest snow park in Malaysia.
Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam is a nice and beautiful nature area to visit. The location is not far from University Technology Mara where the distance is only 5 km from the university. You can explore the agricultural plants that are grown here. The best way to enjoy this park is by renting a bicycle or taking a slow walk to explore the natural beauty of this place.
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is Selangor’s State Mosque, also known as ‘The Blue Mosque’. The mosque is located in Shah Alam and was built between 1983 and 1987 is the biggest in Southeast Asia at that time. The mosque was equipped with various facilities such as Islamic Art galleries, conference rooms, seminar halls, a library, religious classes and a huge multipurpose hall.
Wet World Water Park Shah Alam is another destination that you shouldn’t miss to visit during your trip to University Technology Mara. Wet World Water Park Shah Alam is a perfect place to relax and have fun with the whole family. The park is themed in the Caribbean, located on the outskirts of Shah Alam Lake Garden is built with safety features, especially for children.
Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam is a 5-star luxury hotel is suitable for the traveller looking for a luxury treat. It features rooms with modern equipment and with wide glass windows offering a panoramic view of the majestic ‘Blue Mosque’ or garden city of Shah Alam.
Staying at Best Western i-City is a perfect choice when you are visiting University Technology Mara. This 3-star hotel located only 1.9 km from the university. With its unique setting as well as excellent amenities and services, Best Western i-City provides a lovely stay to the guests.