4 Most Instagrammable places around University of Malaya

Ok, tell the truth: which one of these is already in your IG collection?

  1. Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC)

You can never claim to be the University of Malaya student if you have never been to DTC. Yes, this is the place that you want to take your typical tourist photo as a visitor with the logo of the university. Tell the truth, you’ve got one too!


2. COLA @ Main Library

There are few libraries in University of Malaya campus.  but you never miss the 4-storey Main Library. Go to the third floor and you will find yourself entering a ‘hipster zone’ with plenty of sofas, group activities and individual working spaces (with an option for computers).

The area has plenty of natural light during the day which is the Instagrammer favorite! It makes a huge change in the pictures, trust us on this one!

Bonus: There is a maze right outside the library building!

3. Examination Hall

Examination hall might be the least favorite (and terrifying!) place for students to visit. In most colleges, people only go there when they really-really have to – but this is not the case for University of Malaya campus.

 You will be amazed by the crowd in the convocation robes or student uniforms (both formal & informal) having photoshoots there frequently. The unique building’s design with broad glass panels at the side gives great opportunities for photos – at any time of the day!

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4. Bukit Cinta (Bukit Simen)

Universities in Malaysia can have seriously gigantic campuses! University Utara Malaysia (UUM) is a kind of a city on its own! In University of Malaya, there is Bukit Cinta that connects the Damansara gate with the campus. (By the way, did you know that there are 5 entrances to University of Malaya & more than 20 gates for University Putra Malaysia (UPM)? Wow!)

It takes less than 20 minutes to hike up the cement steps, and you can get to the top even if you’re a non-fitness geek.

It’s seriously worth it – the pictures of the view of Menara TM and Petaling Jaya skylines are STUNNING! Especially during sunrise and sunset – while the night view is as good as from a rooftop bar in Kuala Lumpur!


Zuzanna Ch
World traveller, but with the heart stuck in Malaysia.

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