Starchild: More dream homes by Malaysian children!


Wong Zhi Ying, 7

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ITEM: Animals are beautiful creatures. Some animals live in the wild, and some live in our homes as our beloved pets. In addition, there are many unique animals that live deep in the oceans. Which is your favourite animal? If you were an animal, which would you be? Tell us three fun facts about the animal you choose.

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Across the world, people live in different types of homes: A bungalow, an igloo or even abodes made of mud. In places near small rivers, some people live on houseboats. In mountainous Mongolia, for example, many nomadic families live in a yurt, a round tent with a conical roof.

But if you fancy a unique home, try living in a cave. In Cappadocia in Turkey, many homes and hotels are built in caves, partly carved from the rocks and partially built with locally-sourced stone.

We received an overwhelming response on the topic, Dream House, from Starchild readers. We ran the first batch of letters last week and this week, we showcase more drawings on our young readers’ dream homes.

“I would like to build a house that’s big and spacious. There’s a swimming pool where I can spend time with my family. It would have five bedrooms and a balcony where I can enjoy a good view. My lawn will have green grass where I can play with my puppy,” writes Sharveena S. Theyantran, 12.

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 12Jodie Tan Li Juen, 12

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 12, wants a home where her family and pets can live happily. “My dream house has a yard full of trees and plants that bloom with beautiful flowers. It has a beautiful balcony where I can participate in my online lessons. It also has a fully furnished basement. All the rooms are set up with cozy interiors.”

Chloe Leong Xizhen, 8Chloe Leong Xizhen, 8

Chloe Leong Xizhen, eight, wants her dream house to resemble Barbie’s rainbow house. “There is a tree house next to it with a swing, a tyre swing and a slide. Outside, there is a swimming pool. If it is my real house, that’s everything I wish for.”

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 6Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 6

Older sister Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, six, dreams of building an electric flying house made of chocolate, candies, and fruits. “The house will have solar panels to convert heat to electricity for the house with wings like butterflies to fly in the sky.”

Wong Jie Ern, 5Wong Jie Ern, 5

Wong Jie Ern, five, says: “My dream house is rectangle shaped. In my dream house, I can play hide-and-seek with my family.”

Isabelle Ooi, 7Isabelle Ooi, 7

Seven-year-old Isabelle Ooi dreams of having a castle. “I like it to be in pink and green. There will be a swimming pool and playground for me to play. Not only that, there will be plenty of big and cozy rooms for my family and friends to stay over.”

Mandy Tang, 4Mandy Tang, 4

Four-year-old Mandy Tang says: “My dream house is big and tall. There are pink pearls on the house. A lovely huge garden with lots of beautiful flowers.”

“My candy house has candy canes as the window panes and door frames. The roof is made from gingerbread and M&Ms. One of the rooms is called the Ice Cream Room because it has an ice cream machine. The second room is the doughnut room,” says seven-year-old Wong Zhi Ying.

Claire Yap Jyn Wei, 6Claire Yap Jyn Wei, 6

Six-year-old Claire Yap Jyn Wei writes: “My dream house is almost like a farm with many animals. I will keep sheep, ducks, monkeys and cows. I love to be surrounded by nature. My sister Sophie and my parents will stay with me in my lovely dream house.”

Adelyn Hui-Ling Yeo, six, wants a flying triple storey house with an attic. “There’s a living room and dining room on the ground floor. My parent’s room is on the first floor, while my sibling and I will sleep on the bunk bed on the second floor. The attic on the top floor will be our place for treasure hunting. Outside our house, there will be a hot tub with pink-coloured water and an invisible wall. Our home comes with laser security system to protect us from danger.” — by Sheela Chandran

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