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6th October, 2013  

Immerse Yourself in Knowledge and High Level Interaction in the Mythical & Beautiful Island of Langkawi


Dear Guests & Participants, 

On behalf of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), host of the Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF) 2013, I would like to give you a warm welcome to one of the most anticipated events in our calendar this year. 

We are extremely excited to have your presence here. It is such an honor to be hosting you. On this occasion, Langkawi Island has been selected as the main venue for the AUPF 2013. In addition, you will also be brought to the main campus of UniMAP on a day trip in the state of Perlis for the opening ceremony, where there will be a number of activities lined up.

At this opportunity, I would like to reiterate our continued commitment to promote the growth of AUPF and establishing friendship as well as networking among Asian universities. We hope all of you will take this chance to enhance working relationship to further uplift the capacity of Asian universities and higher learning institutions as a whole.

In order to ensure the smooth running of the AUPF, I am attaching a brief set of instructions for the program. Please do not hesitate to forward any inquiries to the AUPF 2013 Secretariat, whose base is located in the lobby of the World Resort Hotel. I wish you a good time in Langkawi and Perlis. 

Warm regards,

Brig. Gen. Datuk Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Hussin

Vice Chancellor

Universiti Malaysia Perlis



We have a Hospitality Room at the hotel for participants & presenters to be given invitations and programs, as well as to provide further information as needed. Please inform our secretariat if you intend to sign an MoU with another institution so we may arrange for it to be done at the MoU signing ceremony on October 8.

Venue: Business Centre – Lobby of Resorts World


  6-9 th Oct : 0900 hrs - :0200 hrs



On Sunday, 6th October, we invite you to a networking session to welcome all members and participants of AUPF 2013.

Venue: Boardwalk – Resorts World

Date: Sunday, October 6

Time: 1800 to 2000

Dress Code: Smart Casual



On the Monday, 7th October, we invite all participants to our main campus in the state of Perlis for the opening ceremony. We will board a specially chartered ferry from the pier at Resorts World at 0800. Please make sure you have enough rest the night before and be punctual in the morning, because there will be only one ferry to take you to our Forum venue in Perlis!

After the opening ceremony in the morning, we will be having lunch in the vicinity of our Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Library. Then, there will be a Campus Life Program, whereby you will be taken to several campus sites to experience first-hand life in our Pauh Putra Nature Campus. There will be an opportunity for you to snap photographs in some fancy Malaysian costumes near our campus lake. You will be a part of history when we unveil the AUPF Sculpture Garden, located by the side of the lake. Next, dinner will be served in Seri Malaysia Hotel, Kangar.

As we will only return to the resort later that evening (expected to arrive at 2200 hrs), please be prepared for the day trip.

We will be providing you with a comfort kit so as to help make your trip more comfortable throughout the day.

Venue: Lobby  - Resorts World

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2013

Time: 0800 (Departure time)

Dress Code: - Ladies: Dress, - Gentlemen: Lounge Suit



On Tuesday, 8th October, our plenary and parallel sessions & discussions will be held. Our Gala Dinner will be held later that day with the presence of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Perlis (Chancellor of UniMAP) and Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Perlis (Pro-Chancellor of UniMAP).

The theme of the dinner is ASIAN FUSION. We will be most obliged if you can wear your traditional costume during the dinner.

Plenary & Parallel Session

Venue:  – Resorts World

Date: Wednesday, October 8

Time: 0900 to 1700

Dress Code: Lounge Suit


Gala Dinner: 2000

Venue: Grand Ball Room, Resorts World Awana

Date: Wednesday, October 8

Time: 2000

Dress Code: Traditional Costume



On 9th October, participating universities/institutions sign MoU’s with their prospective partner. The closing ceremony will be held after the MoU signing ceremony. Please let the Secretariat know if you are interested to sign an MoU during this time. We will facilitate the process for you. 

Venue:  – Resorts World

Date: Wednesday, October 8

Time: 0900 to 1700

Dress Code: Lounge Suit


General Instructions:

  • All participants will be assigned to a bus during the trip to the Opening Ceremony at UniMAP main campus. Please make sure that you board the right bus.
  • Please inform the secretariat if you have any sickness or on medication. The program will involve travelling by ferry (sea) and bus and the participants will spend the whole of 7th October on a day trip to Perlis, therefore it is important for you to bring along any medication or needs along with you. (Having said this, we have a MEDICAL TEAM who will be around at all times during the course of the Forum)
  • Although consuming alcohol is allowed in Malaysia, as an Islamic country, we would not serve alcoholic drinks in any of our events.

Thank you for your attention. To ensure the success of this event, we hope you follow these instructions carefully. Please remember that our staff is always on hand to assist you.

Secretariat – AUPF 2013

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