Published: 19 February 2017
UTHM @ Parit Raja
UTHM is situated within the small town of Parit Raja in Batu Pahat district. The small town is surrounded by palm oil plantation and abundant with rivers and streams. There are small-medium local and international industries and businesses surrounding Parit Raja. Due to the rapid expansion of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Parit Raja town had undergone substantial rate of growth of its population and economy. The small town of Parit Raja now is home to nearly 17,000 students, university staff, lecturers and professors as well as more than 600 international students.
Local "pasar malam" or night markets are held in residential areas with petty traders setting up stalls and selling a variety of food and daily necessities at bargain prices. These night markets are held every night in different places with a weekly rotation schedule.