This is where I work:
Masterskill College, Ipoh Campus
It started its operation 2 and a half years ago. The headquarter is in Cheras, KL. Here in Ipoh only diploma and foundation programs are offered. I work in the Department of Biomedicine. I'm teaching Diploma in Healthcare subjects, such as Biostatistics; Health Promotion; Health, Safety & Security; Medical Ethics etc. I also do cross-teaching (teaching subjects of other department) for Department of Environmental Health.
The main gate & guard house
My office is at the highest floor. There's no elevator (it's not required by the government because the building is only 4-storey). From Monday to Friday, I have to climb up and down a few times per day. Library is at the 1st floor, and computer lab, 2nd floor. The A&R department, marketing, and management offices are at the ground floor.
The buildings of this campus are named after the chess pieces (our CEO loves to play chess). In the picture above, there is a chess board beside the word STRATEGY. As you can see in all the picture, orange is the theme color. The same design is being used in all other Masterskill campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu, Kota Bhara, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
This is the main hall, where we have our exams and college events. A the ground floor is security office, student affair department & logistic department. There are also big classrooms (for 100-200 students) at the second and third floors. This semester I have a few classes here every week.
Mock wards (for nursing students) & labs (pharmacy, physiotherapy & medical lab tech.) are here. I seldom go to Bishop because I don't teach those subjects. Only once in a while I sent sick students to the mock wards.
Most of my classes are held at this block. So beside climbing up and down Strategy's Block, I also do the same at Castle's Block. I wonder how many steps I climb per day... It's a good exercise.
The classrooms here are smaller so they are more suitable for tutorials. At the ground floor is the cafeteria. The blue roof part is an extension that is still under renovation.
At the cafeteria
This is a dormitory for staff. I don't stay here. The rooms are more suitable for singles.
Here students get their comforts, such as snacks, candies, chocolates, cup noodle, fruit etc. Stationery is also available. Actually this is a newly built mini mart. When I first worked in Masterskill, the Comfort Mart was located at the ground floor of Knight's Block.
Surau is a small mosque, something like a chapel. Since Malaysia is an Islamic country, so surau is found everywhere. Most of the students at Masterskill are Muslims.
It was raining before I took this picture. No students were playing basketball because it was still early in the morning.
Overall this is a nice campus. When I first stepped in here to apply for job, I was attracted by its colors and size. Usually in Malaysia colleges are located at shoplots; campuses as big as Masterskill Ipoh are quite rare.
I've never thought of working at Masterskill. I didn't even know there's such a health college in Ipoh. I was jobless for 6 months since I came back to Malaysia. I was thinking about relaxing for another 6 months before looking for a job. But then Pr.WS saw Masterskill's advertisement near Tesco and brought me there to apply for a teaching position. I'm very grateful that I am able to work here. It's been a wonderful experience.