Sunway Theme Parks partners Sunway University on educational initiatives

(From left) Sunway Theme Parks' (STP) Kong Beng Kuin, Sunway Lost World of Tambun's Nurul Nuzairi Mohd. Azahari, Sunway Lagoon's Sean Choo, STP's Calvin Ho, Sunway Education Group's Elizabeth Lee, Sunway University's Donald Bowyer, Sunway University's Augustine Wong and STP Sunway Innovation Labs' Matt Van Leeuwen

Sunway Theme Parks (STP) and Sunway University have agreed to collaborate on a series of educational programmes for students of the university.

The programmes include a hosted speaker series at Sunway University by multi-disciplinary representatives from STP, which comprises Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Lost World of Tambun.

(From left) Sunway Theme Parks’ (STP) Kong Beng Kuin, Sunway Lost World of Tambun’s Nurul Nuzairi Mohd. Azahari, Sunway Lagoon’s Sean Choo, STP’s Calvin Ho, Sunway Education Group’s Elizabeth Lee, Sunway University’s Donald Bowyer, Sunway University’s Augustine Wong and STP Sunway Innovation Labs’ Matt Van Leeuwen

The venture will also see the creation of study trips by students of Sunway University to both STP’s themed parks, and the sharing of ideas for the future of careers in the entertainment, leisure, hospitality, tourism and other industries.

Through internship opportunities, the collaboration will give students of Sunway University the chance to experiment with and realise their ideas in a fully-functioning real-world setting.

Earlier this year, Sunway Lagoon had a first-phase design collaboration with Sunway University’s School of Arts and Design with the objective to nurture innovation among young students.

The students worked closely with the theme park’s retail team and developed “The Amazing Sunway City” creative merchandise. There was also an additional collaboration between the university and a lifestyle photographer at Sunway Lagoon.

Calvin Ho, senior general manager of Sunway Theme Parks highlighted: “Performing Arts and Drama Students from Sunway University are also recruited on an annual basis for Sunway Lagoon’s Nights of Fright event, Malaysia’s largest Halloween Festival.”

Meanwhile Sunway Lost World of Tambun (LWOT) has been initiating SDG programmes such as the collaboration with Sunway Youth for Sustainable Development society to create Malaysia’s first man-made Marmoset Island created using recyclable items.

LWOT has also worked with Sunway University to conduct educational environmental workshops at a couple of Q-dees centres in Perak, to raise awareness on the significance of waste management and conservation.

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