Bandar Sunway – Students of Sunway University College (Sunway) can now enjoy the convenience and comfort of strolling along a “Canopy Walk” that links Sunway with Sunway Pyramid Mall. Besides providing a short cut to the Mall, the walkway also opens up a new parking option for students to take up seasonal parking at the Mall when Sunway undergoes expansion works in the near future that would cause a temporary shortage of car park lots available on campus.
The “Canopy Walk” is a 360m long pedestrian walkway that takes 6 minutes to cross and starts from Sunway University College East Building ending near the entrance of Sunway Pyramid Mall near Sunway Lagoon. The construction work of the stretch started in May and it is now a non-slip surfaced steel structure topped with double-layered laminated glass roof, costing around RM2 million to construct. Further shaded by many trees, users of the walkway will experience a scenic view of the Wildlife Park, The Surf Beach and the Wagon Wheel of the neighbouring Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.
The Canopy Walk is open daily except during public holidays from 7am – 12 midnight and is fitted with close-circuit TV cameras along the walkway.
“The walkway is a facility that allows students to find alternative parking so that they can continue to attend classes conveniently and punctually. We have also taken steps to ensure that students can use the canopy walk confidently and safely to enjoy greater accessibility to the wide range of services at the Mall. This is an excellent example of the symbiosis within the different Sunway Group entities working for the good of the community in the Integrated Resort City of Sunway” said Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director of Sunway University College.