So often you hear that a college’s campus is great — until you step foot on it and find yourself awash with disappointment. While the quality of education is of utmost importance, that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a smashing time during your college years.
If you’re scouting for a campus that infuses lifestyle with education, then The Ship Campus by Peninsula College will be your thing. A brand spanking new ship-themed campus — seriously, as its exterior is modelled after a cruise ship — in Batu Kawan, Penang, The Ship Campus is going to knock your socks off.
Here are 7 reasons why you’ll be packing your bags to move to Penang for college.
#1. Mind-blowing architectural designs
There’s a reason why this campus is named “The Ship”! It features a life-sized bow that’s visually prominent, even from afar.
Take some time away from classes by stepping out into the sun on The Sunset Deck where you’re actually allowed to hang out for a picnic, catch the sunset or even better, reenact that epic scene from Titanic.
#2. Boulevard dedicated to all the foodies
Calling all foodies!
If you enjoy sampling foods from all over the world, then you’ll love The Grand Promenade, a semi-outdoor boulevard that houses an array of international food brands. With a French influence featuring cobblestone pathways, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee in between your classes.
Prefer something closer to home? There’s always the more casual Café Windjammer that serves a la carte Asian meals — all day long!
#3. Next-level lounging
If you’re trying to avoid the scorching Malaysian heat, fret not! The Ship Campus has a number of cool indoor lounging areas for you to hang out with your pals after class.
For starters, there’s the Pool Table Battleground where you can challenge your friends to a fun game of pool. Billiard sports not quite your thing? Unwind at the Recreational Lounge or catch up with a bit of studying at the fun and casual study area where you can collaborate with your coursemates without being constrained by the hushed confines of a library.
#4. A soundproof karaoke lounge
Whether you’re training to be the next Malaysian Idol or just looking to de-stress from a long day of lectures, The Ship Campus has exactly what you need.
Yes, that’s right — there’s a dedicated karaoke lounge called The Voice that’s located right on campus. Blow off some steam and belt out to your favourite tunes at this cosy space. After all, there’s nothing more therapeutic than singing your lungs out with a group of mates (seriously, it’s proven by science).
The best part? It’s completely soundproof so you don’t have to worry if you are out of tune.
#5. A gym overlooking the Straits of Malacca
If you think having a gym on campus is great, imagine working out to the view of the Straits of Malacca.
The Surfers Paradise Gym at The Ship Campus provides you with state-of-the-art equipment that’s great for both gym rats and newbies alike. Whether you’re running on a treadmill or lifting some serious weights, breaking out a sweat will truly be a breathtaking experience.
#6. A high-end entertainment hub
Imagine you get to see your favourite artist performing on stage — wouldn’t that be a dream? Now imagine these artists performing on stage right in your campus.
With a featured auditorium that can seat an approximate 500 people, The Ship Campus features The Opera Theatre that’s set to be a promising concert and entertainment hub! Not only that, but this up-and-coming centre can also be used as a space to host business conferences and seminars. That’s a next-level versatility you just can’t get anywhere else.
#7. Gain work experience while studying
Peninsula College has a philosophy of bridging academia with the industry. So, it’s no surprise that The Ship Campus is located right within an industrial park, giving you easy access to businesses.
Participate in Peninsula College’s Jom Bekerja Sambil Belajar programme where you can work part-time at the PKT Logistics Group, Malaysia’s leading logistics service provider, and earn some money while you study. Sharpen your skills and gain valuable experience in various departments from warehousing to accounting and administration.
What’s more, Peninsula College offers quality UK education with its collaboration with the University of Plymouth.
Campus life is one of the key things that make college a great experience and The Ship Campus certainly checks the box. It combines education and lifestyle all into one space, allowing you to have fun on campus while providing you with a conducive study environment at the same time.