Starchild: Malaysian children design their own postcards

Mabel Loo Jia Ting, 9

When people go on holidays, they often pick out postcards from their holiday destinations and mail them home to tell their friends where they have been.

These postcards would often show iconic landmarks, scenic beaches, landscaped gardens or beautiful tourist attractions to identify the places that travellers go to. Of course, there are other types of postcards too, for example art cards with reprints of famous art works or those with humourous greetings. We asked Starchild readers to design their own postcards and they had some very creative designs to share.

Let’s see what they have to say about the topic, My Postcards.

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 5Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 5

“My postcard design depicts my cosy home and the activities I have done during the Covid-19 pandemic. This will serve as a memorable reminder in future, ” writes Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, five.

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3

Younger sibling Asher Wang Qi Chuen, three, wants to design many postcards for loved ones. “I’d draw postcards on construction vehicles to send to my grandparents.”

Ong Keat Hsin, 5Ong Keat Hsin, 5

Nine-year-old Mabel Loo Jia Ting, says: “My favourite holiday country is Hong Kong. I love Hong Kong Disneyland postcards because there are beautiful. Plus there are many postcards that feature my favorite Disney cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.”

Erin Sonia Colin, 12Erin Sonia Colin, 12

“I especially like batik-themed postcards that are proudly made in Malaysia, ” writes Erin Sonia Colin, 12.

ITEM: We will usher in the Year of the Ox in a few weeks. But this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations will have be kept on a smaller scale due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though it will be low-key, Starchild would like to hear what you think are the characteristics associated with people born under this zodiac sign. What do you like best about Chinese New Year? Is it the decorations at the mall, the reunion dinner or special treats you get to eat? Tell us about it.

All letters must include your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, e-mail address, phone number and correspondence address. All colouring must reach us by Jan 28.

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