|Life in Salaya|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 23 September 2010 17:12|
Salaya Campus Fact Sheet
Salaya Campus, opened in 1982, is located just a few hundred meters from Bangkok’s city limits in Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province, on 520 acres (210 hectares) of natural beauty, landscaped gardens and tropical foliage. The relaxing semi-rural setting, within easy reach of central Bangkok, makes it ideal for studying or working in tranquility without losing out on the myriad opportunities available in the city proper.
Most international undergraduate students at Mahidol attend Mahidol University International College (MUIC) on Salaya Campus. Because all first-year native Thai students in national programs also study at Salaya, there is ample opportunity for international undergraduates to get to know their Thai counterparts. Many international postgraduate students, including full-time and visiting students and short training course participants, study or perform research at Salaya. Salaya is also home to many foreign staff members, including lecturers and administrative personnel at MUIC and other academic, research and administrative divisions.
Salaya Campus houses the largest number and widest variety of Mahidol University's academic and research facilities, including 7 Faculties, 7 Institutes and 5 Colleges. Numerous other sub-faculty level Research Centers and Laboratories are also located on campus, along with:
Health & Fitness
The Mahidol Campus in Salaya offers ample opportunity for playing sports and maintaining fitness.
The College of Sports Science and Technology has five swimming pools (one Olympic-sized) and a fitness center with weight equipment, sauna and aerobics, available for use by students, staff and the general public. To use all health, fitness, and exercise equipment, students and staff are required to apply at SS Sports Centre for membership, available for 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. For price details, please visit the centre’s website at www.ss.mahidol.ac.th or call 0-2441-4296-8 ext. 103. A medical certificate, easily and inexpensively available from any doctor, is required for membership.
Additional sport facilities on the campus, which are all free of charge, include a large indoor stadium for basketball, badminton and other indoor sports, four outdoor tennis courts, three large soccer fields, a volleyball court, a pétanque court and a running track. Bookings should be made to reserve the courts and the stadium at the window on the outside wall of the stadium.
Shopping & Food
There are many different options for buying groceries, basic necessities and any other supplies needed both on-campus and in the community surrounding the campus in Salaya. In addition, Bangkok city center, which is easily accessible from Salaya, is a major international destination offering an endless variety of choice.
On Campus Options
There are many nice, affordable eateries on-campus. The main cafeteria in the Student Union has a large selection of Thai rice and noodle dishes costing 20 - 30 baht, and inexpensive drinks. Many university buildings also have smaller, inexpensive cafeterias, coffee shops and food stalls that are dotted around the campus.
At Mahidol University International College, a more upscale restaurant on the second floor, the Herb Garden offers lunch buffets for 160 baht per person Tuesday and Thursday and a 195 baht set menu on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Princess Café, located behind the Food Science Lab, Faculty of Science, has both indoor and outdoor café seating, and serves fresh coffee and Western-style dishes.
Off Campus Options
Close to Mahidol Salaya campus, the commercial district on Phuttamonthon 4 Road (across from the main entrance to the campus), offers many shops, food stalls, and restaurants. As well, across the road from the University condominiums, is a yellow roofed open air daily market, the Dalat Salaya. A large variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as prepared foods and basic cooking supplies, can be purchased here at a low cost.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 01 May 2011 17:42|