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WP Kuala Lumpur

The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur offers many traditional, cultural and modern delights. Colonial architecture interspaced by gleaming skyscrapers, Kuala Lumpur is a modern, cosmopolitan city

Number of Higher Education Institutions 22
Population 1,800,000

Things To Do

The Sights and Sounds of Suria KLCC

Hiking Around Bukit Tabur Hill

Drive to Genting Highlands

Explore Kuala Lumpur with Your Tastebuds Through Food Streets and Night Markets

Enjoy Rides at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Enjoy Some Music with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) at KLCC

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Encircling the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor has its fair share of iconic attractions. Klang - a gastronomical haven, Sepang - home to Malaysia’s Formula 1 Circuit and Shah Alam - home to the largest mosque in Malaysia, help to attract tourist and locals alike. In addition to housing many education institutions, it is the centre of Malaysia making interstate travel convenient.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 36
Population 6,470,000

Things To Do

Try the Food of Klang

Hiking Around the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia

Drive to Sepang International Circuit

Batu Caves

State Mosque in Shah Alam

Take a Photo at Kuala Selangor’s Sky Mirror

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WP Putrajaya

Officially known as the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, the city is the federal administrative centre of the Malaysian government. Built as a planned city, Putrajaya has modern infrastructure coupled with lush greenery and parks.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 4
Population 91,900

Things To Do

Get Active at the Putrajaya Water Sports Complex

Drop by Taman Wetlands

China-Malaysia Friendship Garden

Putra Mosque

Putrajaya Challenge Park

Enjoy Life at Ayer@8 Promenade

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As Malaysia’s smallest state, Perlis is more known as a transit point between Thailand and Malaysia with a harmonious marriage of cultural influences from both sides. Stop over for the for its signature mangoes or weekend markets.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 2
Population 250,000

Things To Do

Padang Besar Markets

Hiking Around Gua Kelam Cave / Recreational Park

Perlis State Park

Kota Kayang Museum

Harvest Some Fruits at Bukit Bintang Agricultural Centre

Kuala Perlis

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Negeri Sembilan

Stretched along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan is known for its rich cultural heritage of the Minangkabau people and their beautiful architectural influence. Port Dickson, its coastal town is also heralded for its pristine beaches and delicious seafood.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 5
Population 1,130,000

Things To Do

Drive to Port Dickson for a Getaway

Shop at Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre

Hike the Cape Rachado Forest Reserve (Tanjung Tuan)

Tour the Grounds of Seremban Cultural Complex

Hike Gunung Angsi

Shop Until You Drop at Palm Mall Seremban

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Famed for its beautiful tropical islands, Terengganu is a mecca for divers, beach-lovers and tourists. It’s waters also host international sailing races and support many fisherman. Terengganu is largely influenced by the predominantly Malay culture seen from it’s cuisine, architecture and education.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 5
Population 1,230,000

Things To Do

Scuba Dive Around Redang, Perhentian Islands

Visit Breathtaking Mosques

Visit the Pantai Batu Buruk Night Market

Walk Through Chinatown for its Historical Monuments

Taste Some Local Flavours at Pasar Payang

Visit Terengganu State Museum Complex

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Pulau Pinang

Once a bustling port that linked eastern and western powers along the spice trade route, Penang is a cultural melting pot. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its culture, food and architecture as well as an thriving art scene make it a must-visit state in Malaysia.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 7
Population 1,767,000

Things To Do

Take in the Scents of the Tropical Spice Garden

Hiking the Nature Reserve Around Bukit Bendera and Penang Hill

Soak in the Cultural Heritage While Exploring Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Explore Penang with Your Tastebuds Through Food Streets and Night Markets

UNESCO World Heritage Zone and Armenian Street

Enjoy Some Contemporary Art at Hin Bus Depot

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As Malaysia’s most northeastern state, Kelantan sits on the border facing Thailand. An agriculture-focused state, most of the states consists of picturesque paddy fields, coastal fishing kampungs (villages) and white sandy beaches. The state also boasts archaeological sites dating back to prehistoric times and is home to many natural wonders.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 3
Population 2,001,000

Things To Do

Visit Siti Khadijah Market

Sample Some Kelantanese Fare

Visit Buddhist Temples and Islamic Museum

Ride the Jungle Railway

Gunung Stong State Park

Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach)

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Kedah is a thriving state considered as the “rice bowl” of Malaysia, producing almost half of the country’s main staple dish. Home to a wide range of Islamic schools, many come from the surrounding regions for quality religious education. Tourism also thrives thanks to Langkawi Island where it consists of many beautiful islands, pristine beaches and lush rainforests.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 4
Population 2,160,000

Things To Do

Swim in the Waters of Pulau Langkawi

Explore the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

Drive to Gunung Jerai - Kedah Peak

Alor Setar Heritage Trail

Visit Muzium Padi

Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum

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Named in homage to its tin deposits, Perak (silver in Malay) is a state with many wonders for everyone. The cooling weather of Cameron Highlands, wandering the streets of Ipoh while enjoying white coffee or theme park rides and exploring the caves of Gopeng are just some of attractions you can look forward to in Perak.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 4
Population 2,500,000

Things To Do


UNESCO World Heritage Site - Lenggong Valley Archeological Gallery

Explore Royal Belum State Park

Explore Pangkor Island

Enjoy Rides at the Lost World of Tambun

Explore the Landscape of Gopeng

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Johor is a state with many influences from many cultures. Being one of the country’s most populous state, locals from different cultures coexist harmoniously creating a mish-mash of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian cuisines, events and holidays. Johor also has its many ecotourism destinations to boast of.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 10
Population 3,700,000

Things To Do

Johor Bahru - Legoland and More

Gunung Ledang National Park

Drop by Desaru Beach


Book a Stay with Homestay Felda Semenchu

Shop to Your Heart’s Content

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Another one of Malaysia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Melaka is a must-see even for locals. With a colourful history and bustling streets, soak in the atmosphere as you stroll down quaint streets and old chinese shophouses. A gastronomical haven, foodies will not be forgotten too. Some streets also come alive after dark so regardless of day or night, there will never be a dull moment.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 4
Population 920,000

Things To Do

Visit Masjid Selat Melaka


Saint Paul’s Church

Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum

Shop till You Drop at Jonker Street Night Market

Stroll Through Dutch Square

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What do the world’s most extensive cave system, archeological dig site housing a 40,000 year old human skull and an Orangutan sanctuary and rehabilitation centre have in common? They are all based in Sarawak. From lush rainforests to cultural displays, Sarawak is home to many friendly locals. It also houses Gunung Mulu National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and host to many international music festivals.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 5
Population 2,790,000

Things To Do

Gunung Mulu National Park

Visit Kuching

The Oldest Record of Human Settlement in East Malaysia - Niah Caves

Explore the Sibu Central Market with Your Tastebuds

Try Foraging for Your Own Food at the Sarawak Cultural Village

Enjoy Some Music at the Rainforest World Music Festival

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Situated at the northern end of Borneo, Sabah is home to UNESCO World Heritage SIte - Kota Kinabalu National Park. You can find many modern amenities alongside buildings with traditional Sabahan influences. Touted as one of the most culturally diverse states, Sabahans are warm, friendly and very hospitable people. A cultural gem, you can be sure to find many different cuisines and events to occupy your time.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 3
Population 3,900,000

Things To Do

Explore Kota Kinabalu City

Hiking Mount Kinabalu / Kinabalu National Park

Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary

Tunku Abdul Rahman National and Marine Park

Diving the Sipadan Islands

Diving at Layang Layang Island

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The third largest state in Malaysia, two-thirds of Pahang play home to Taman Negara National Park - one of the world's oldest deciduous rainforest, which constitutes a large part of Malaysia’s ecotourism revenues. Pahang continues to advance in infrastructure and accessibility in tandem with Malaysia’s direction towards modern development.

Number of Higher Education Institutions 6
Population 1,670,000

Things To Do

Dive / Swim at Tioman Island

Visit / Volunteer with the Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary

Drive to Genting Highlands

Cameron Highlands

Hike Taman Negara

Display of Arts and Heritage of the Malay Sultanate

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Sarah Azreen Abdul Samat

Sarah has over 22 years of experience in corporate finance transactions involving equity issuance, mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, corporate restructuring, and corporate valuation, amongst others. She began her career in investment banking with Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad in 2001 after obtaining her professional qualifications from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Later in her career, she joined other investment banking institutions in Malaysia such as AmInvestment Bank Berhad, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

Presently, Sarah sits as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Reneuco Berhad and Independent Director of Pharmaniaga Berhad. She is currently the Executive Director of 3p Capital Advisers Sdn. Bhd., a company licensed with the Securities Commission Malaysia to provide advisory services to the capital market players.

Tuan Haji Ismail Bin Mohamed

Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed sits on the Board of Director for Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). He obtains his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Prior to sitting on the EMGS Board, he was also appointed to be the Board of Director to KEJORA from 2013 to 2018, and several companies such as Permodalan Darul Takzim Sdn Bhd, Perbadanan Usahawan Johor Sdn Bhd, PIJ Holding and Ranhil SAJ Sdn Bhd. Tuan Haji Ismail Mohamed also co-founded Pertama.

He started his career by setting up a company and being the founder of JYBB Enterprise. His career came to prominence when he became the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Pertama Polyerethane Technology (M) Sdn Bhd and subsequently became the Special Officer to the Minister of Education in 2013.

Ismail Mohamed is acknowledged for his expertise in Agriculture and Agro-based industry, landing him being appointed as the Chairman of the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee of the Johor State, the Chairman of Agro KEJORA and the Chairman of the Johor State Agriculture, Agro-based industry, Entrepreneurial Development and Cooperatives Committee.