Universiti Teknologi Mara Balik Pulau

Universiti Teknologi Mara Balik Pulau

Universiti Teknologi Mara Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau is a town and the administrative centre of the Southwest Penang Island District in Penang, Malaysia. The town is located at the southwest of Penang Island. The agricultural town of Balik Pulau was established in 1794 by the British East India Company. To this day, the economy of Balik Pulau still relies heavily on agriculture; Penang’s most famous produce, including nutmegs, cloves and durians, are grown and harvested in the town. These have also contributed to the town’s growing tourism sector; Balik Pulau’s reputation for its wide variety of durians, for instance, attracts hordes of tourists between May and August each year.

While Balik Pulau, and by extension, the western part of Penang Island, is generally seen as quieter in comparison to the bustling city of George Town on the other side of the island, urbanisation has also reached the town in recent years, with more residential developments being planned for this part of Penang Island.

Universiti Teknologi Mara Balik Pulau Campus is located at Kompleks Balik Pulau, a three-storey commercial building in Balik Pulau, Penang. This is the temporary campus for the university. It was officiated on 30 January, 2011 by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

Contact Details

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
MARA University of Technology
40450 Shah Alam

603- 5544 2101 / 2022

603- 5544 2086 / 2042


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