Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a 5-minute drive away from Taman Universiti, hence the name of the town. The town is dominated by civil servants (lecturers, office workers) and students from UTM. The university alone has 30,000 students who mostly live on campus but visit the town to shop.
Naming of area and roadsEdit
The town is divided into 10 areas; Pertanian (meaning agriculture), Penyiaran (broadcasting), Perubatan (medical), Perdagangan (trade), Kebangsaan (national), Kejayaan (success), Kebudayaan (culture), Kemajuan (progress), Kemuliaan (honour), and Pendidikan (education). The word Jalan (street) is added in front of the area name and a number is added after the area name to complete the road system. For example, Jalan Kebangsaan 23. It was named so that all the areas that begin with the letter P are on the West side of the Jalan Pendidikan that is the main road running through Taman Universiti and areas that begin with the letter K on the east side of Jalan Pendidikan.
The first shops opened were two story shop lots. On the 31st of July 2002, JUSCO opened its store in Taman Universiti. This is JUSCO's ninth store in Malaysia and the first in Johor. It has a lettable area of 202,000 square feet (18,800 m2) including 53,000 square feet (5,000 m²) of tenant space. It offers not only shopping but also a place for fun and fine dining for the family.
List of primary schools:
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 1
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 2
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 3
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 4
List of secondary schools:
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Universiti 2
List of university:
- Post Office
- Sports & Recreational Club
- Multi-purpose Hall
- Children's Library
- Government Clinic
- Fire Station
- Wet Market
Places of WorshipEdit
- Tan Sri Ainuddin Wahid Mosque
- Taman Universiti Guan Ti Temple (大学城关帝庙)
- Er Lang Sern Temple (大学城二郎神庙)
- Xian Fo Gong Temple (大学城仙佛宫)
- Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (ஸ்ரீ மஹா மாரியம்மன் ஆலயம்)
- "Laluan Bas Muafakat". Bas Muafakat Johor (in Malay). Retrieved 17 March 2018.