1. Universiti Putra Malaysia

1. Universiti Putra Malaysia

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has a fairly new attraction, and it is in the form of an Edu-Park, to ride on the edu-tourism trend that is growing quickly around the world. With the motto “Play, Learn & Stay Young”, experiential learning begins here and now.

2. at the university lobby

2. at the university lobby

3. Associate Professor Dr. Goh Yong Meng

3. Associate Professor Dr. Goh Yong Meng

UPM’s Edu-Park has specially crafted an edu-tourism programme, and it encompasses attractions such as Putra Dairy, Deer Farm, Equine Centre, Human Anatomy Museum, Conservatory Park, Animal Anatomy Museum and Gallery Serdang.

4. Animal Anatomy Museum

4. Animal Anatomy Museum

5. some of the exhibits

5. some of the exhibits

Visitors to this Edu-Park can select their destinations and narrow down activities to participate in. Each pursuit comes at a different price. The delegates of Road to Agro Tourism Vol. 3 were at UPM and managed to visit the Human Anatomy Museum and Animal Anatomy Museum.

6. animal skeleton

6. animal skeleton

7. more of it

7. more of it

Prior to the tour, we were given a briefing by Associate Professor Dr. Goh Yong Meng from the Department of Veterinary Pre-Clinical Science Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Goh, who is an animal cardiologist, gave us a short history of the university, particularly its Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

8. a mounted Bear Cat

8. a mounted Bear Cat

9. Onagadori Rooster

9. Onagadori Rooster

As the first and most established vet school in Malaysia, it has produced six National Academic Laureates since 2009. Prior to April 1997, Universiti Putra Malaysia was named Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.

10. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

10. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

11. listening to a briefing on our digestive system

11. listening to a briefing on our digestive system

Over at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, delegates had the opportunity to learn about the digestive system. This was just one of the activities at the Human Anatomy Museum. The others are Cadiovascular System, Reproductive System, Respiratory System, as well as Skeletal and Muscular System.

12. musculoskeletal system

12. musculoskeletal system

13. head and neck models

13. head and neck models

After watching a short video on the human digestive system, some of the delegates grabbed the chance to take a test to find out if they were left or right brain dominant.

14. left brain vs. right brain

14. left brain vs. right brain

15. Acik does a quick test to find out if she's left or right brain dominant

15. Acik does a quick test to find out if she’s left or right brain dominant

Edu-tourism is still at its infancy in Malaysia, I would say, but with these packages by UPM, it would be unwise of us not to explore it. There’s so much to learn in life and what better way to do so in a fun and interactive way within an academic setting?

16. body parts

16. body parts

Suitable for both adults and children, visitors can extract as much knowledge as they wish from experts in these fields, as they explore the academic world of a Malaysian Research University.

For more information about UPM’s Edu-Park and the packages available, contact:

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office
Add: University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Email: edupark.upm@gmail.com
Phone: +6 (03) 8947 1413 / 1414
Fax: +6 (03) 8947 1417

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