Living in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR: THE GATEWAY TO ASIA AND BEYOND

Asia remains the world’s growth driver and Kuala Lumpur is right at the heart of it. A diverse metropolis that melds both the contemporary and historic. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. Its diversity, strategic location and world class infrastructure makes it the perfect location for Asia School of Business in this Asian-century.

Cultural Melting Pot

Situated right in the heart of Asia, Malaysia enjoys a strategic location and a year-round tropical climate at an average of 27 °C (80.6 °F). With a population of more than 31 million, Malaysia combines the best of Asia and is well known for its diverse cultural landscape, which includes three of Asia’s oldest civilizations – Malay, Chinese and Indian – and the unique ethnic communities of Sabah and Sarawak.

City of Opportunities

Kuala Lumpur has evolved from its humble beginnings as a mining town to where it is today to become a dynamic economic hub in the region. It holds a firm placing among the echelon of vibrant commercial centres in Asia due to its strategic location, the ease in doing business, its global connectivity, combined with world-class infrastructure, a highly diversified economy and a skilled and multilingual workforce.

This has resulted in Kuala Lumpur being consistently ranked as one of the top 10 Asian cities in the likes of the A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index, DHL Globalization Giants ranking, IESE Cities in Motion Index and Mori Global Power City Index over the past few years. Most recently, Malaysia was also ranked top 25 in in the World Talent Ranking due to the quality of its workforce, sitting above advance economies like the UK, France and Japan, making it very attractive for Multinational Companies (MNCs) such as GE, Honeywell, IBM, Linde Group, Schlumberger, GlaxoSmithKline, Panasonic to establish their regional hubs here.

Experience Asia

With the shift in global economic growth from advanced economies towards the emerging economies, Kuala Lumpur, with its strategic location, serves as the perfect hub for our students to experience Asia through our Action Learning projects, where frequent travel to neighbouring countries for projects are a part of the core curriculum. These projects allow our students to discover and experience unparalleled diversity in culture, food, to geography and lifestyles, experiencing Asia at its very best for themselves.

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