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Published: Sunday December 15, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday December 15, 2013 MYT 10:52:02 AM

Visitors greeted with goodies galore

Early birds: Crowd arriving in the morning soon after the fair opened at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Early birds: Crowd arriving in the morning soon after the fair opened at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

KUALA LUMPUR: Visitors who poured into the five halls of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre were greeted with freshly-made tropical flavoured ice cream, paired with cones naturally flavoured in vanilla, green tea, tomato and even squid ink.

Nearby, refreshing mocktails called “Pink Elegance” made of watermelon syrup, soda water and Sprite, were also handed out to them at the Star Education Fair 2013 yesterday.

The fair, which runs for two days, has close to 600 booths and nearly 200 exhibitors for visitors to explore.

Brickfields Asia College (BAC) offered goodies like the Surface RT, textbooks and even a free gym membership for each new student enrolment.

New and current BAC students also stood a chance to win a Lotus Elise CR sports car, a Mini One which was on display, and even a free trip to watch the FA Cup Final in London.

Spotted among the booths that promoted Study in Europe under The MYEULINK Project was Rainer Tay Fei Yau, 17.

“I am specifically interested to study in Germany. I hope to venture into mechanical engineering or maybe psychology, as I know Germany has produced many Nobel Prize winners,” he said.

“I am glad to have expert advice and career talks at the fair to help me with my decision.”

With her husband and two baby boys in tow, Jazarina Jaafar came to the fair for her 17-year-old daughter Anis Syafiqah, who has just finished sitting the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.

“She doesn’t really know what she wants to do, so we came here to get more information on the different courses and universities available,” she said while waiting for her daughter who was discussing with one of the student volunteers at the HELP University booth.

“We’re probably going to be here all day,” she said.

Jazarina said she would like her daughter to pursue a law double degree abroad if possible.

“We would have to look into scholarships. But Anis is one of the top students at her school. I’m hoping for at least 9A’s,” she quipped.

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