The concept of a city dedicated to education has no precedent. It is the first, and probably the only one of its kind in the world. It will be home to some of the finest international institutions of higher learning offerring an unrivalled choice of study disciplines.
Across a sprawling 1,564 acres ( 633 hectares), this university city is poised to fulful the nation's goal of establishing Malaysia as the regional centre for education.
An internationally renowned masterplanning consultancy, Arthur Erickson - Atelier has been engaged to bring this innovative concept into reality. Arthur Erickson - Atelier has undertaken a broad range of large-scale planning and urban design projects in North America, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia, including Malaysia. Their credentials include the planning and design of complete universities.
The Melaka Education City, to be called Bandar Sinar Ilmu, will be the hi-tech city of the future, but its very appearance will be softened by a touch of Melaka's historical heritage. These touches will be an architectural signature feature of the city, imparting a sense of identity that will set it apart from the chrome and glass anonymity of modern cities.
Extensive landscaping in addition to creating a conducive environment for study and gracious living will be in itself be a unique signature for Bandar Sinar Ilmu.