Starchild: Malaysian children share what they love to watch on TV

Kaira Anne Isitor, five

What are some of your favourite TV programmes? Do you prefer entertainment-filled programmes like The Thundermans, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Fairly Odd Parents or Upin & Ipin? How about educational documentaries such as Ask The Story Bots or Brainchild?

Recently, we asked Starchild readers to send in their thoughts on the topic, My Favourite TV Programme. Here are some of the lovely letters and beautiful drawings we received.

Manisha Arun, eightManisha Arun, eight

Eight-year-old Manisha Arun thinks the television, invented by John Logie Baird in 1926, is a wonderful creation. “My favourite TV show is a British/German fantasy children’s show called The Worst Witch. It is about a group of young witches at a school for magic. I also like to watch Project mc2. In this series, mysteries are solved by detectives.

Erin Sonia Isitor, 11Erin Sonia Isitor, 11

Erin Sonia Isitor, 11, likes to spend her free time watching all sorts of TV shows. These include Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Phu Chu Kang and documentaries on the animals and plants. “I’ve been very bored at home during the stay at home period.

“To fill up my time, I enjoy watching many episodes of comedy show Phua Chu Kang and documentaries on birds. My father isn’t impressed that I’ve started to talk like the character Phua Chu Kang.”

Bernessa Yong Qian Wen, nineBernessa Yong Qian Wen, nine

“My favourite TV show is a Chinese cartoon called Happy Friends. They are about superheroes who go out of their way to save the world. I love the show because it is funny and has interesting stories, ” writes Bernessa Yong Qian Wen, nine.

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, fiveBethany Wang Qi Syuen, five

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, five, enjoys watching funny and educational documentaries for kids. “I watch these shows at my grandparents house. I also learn good moral values from the cartoons I watch. My current favourite is Blippi’s Educational Adventures For Kids. This show is informative and fun to watch.

Eight-year-old Daniyaa Praveen’s enjoys comedy show Austin and Ally. “This series is about a guy named Austin who steals music from Ally, a shy but talented songwriter. The show has taught me about perseverance and never giving up.”

Kaira Anne Isitor, five, says: “I like to watch My Little Pony TV series which is about a group of magical ponies. They show is fun and my favourite ponies are Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy.”

Alisha Anand, 12Alisha Anand, 12

Alisha Anand, 12, likes to watch documentaries on science. “I enjoy learning different topics including the solar system, animals and conservation. My current favourite is Our Planet, narrated by natural scientist David Attenborough.

Find the hidden words!Find the hidden words!

ITEM: Imagine being in a strange place where everything around you seems extremely huge.

Tell us about your adventures in this new land. Perhaps you could be seated on a dining table where a feast is laid out. Or how about being in a garden where giant plants and flowers tower over you? You could also find yourself in a child’s room with toys that are many times your size. Would you be excited or scared to be in this strange land?

Write about your experience and please include a drawing to go with it.

All letters must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below), gender, e-mail, phone number and address. Please write your name behind the drawing and the topic, Land of Giants, on the envelope. All letters must reach us by Dec 11.

Send your letters to:

Starchild, c/o Lifestyle

Star Media Group Bhd

Menara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11

46350 Petaling Jaya


You can also e-mail your contributions to Please put “STARCHILD” in the subject line of your e-mail. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

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