Starchild: Malaysian children share what's great about their hometowns

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 7

Your hometown is where you were born and spent most of your childhood. It is filled with memories of your growing-up years surrounded by family, friends and neighbours.

For some of you, your family may have moved to the city or another town due to work or family commitments.

Let’s hear what Starchild readers had to say on the topic, My Hometown.

Wong Zhi Ying, 8Wong Zhi Ying, 8

Eight-year-old Wong Zhi Ying’s hometown is Penang. She thinks Penang is a beautiful, eco-friendly island. “If you visit Penang, you can visit Penang Hill, the TOP Komtar and Batu Ferringhi beach. Besides that, you can eat lots of delicious Penang hawker food like char kway teow, assam laksa and nasi kandar. Most of the people in Penang are friendly and relaxed. Welcome to my hometown and enjoy Penang."

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 4Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 4

“I live in Kajang, which is a medium sized town with many houses, trees and cars. The many people and cars have cause this bustling town to experience serious traffic congestion,” writes Asher Wang Qi Chuen, four.

Older sibling Bethany Wang Qi Syuen says Kajang is a developing town in Selangor. “There is a hospital, a nice stadium, multiple schools as well as many shops and shopping centres in my hometown. Kajang is most famous for its yummy skewered meat – satay!”

Erica Sofia,12Erica Sofia,12

Erica Sofia, 12, is from Kuala Lumpur and enjoys visiting the many tourist attractions that Malaysia’s capital has to offer. “I especially love to visit the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. There are many different bird species like brahminy kites, parakeets and peacocks.”

Emelia Chandrani Surenthran, 11Emelia Chandrani Surenthran, 11

"There are many parks with beautiful flowers and plants in my hometown, Kluang," says Emelia Chandrani Surenthran, 11. - Compiled by Sheela Chandran

Find the hidden words!Find the hidden words!

ITEM: Picture this – one day, someone knocked on your door and said, "Congratulations! You have just won the lottery and your prize is a million ringgit." What would you do with all that money? Would you buy a thousand story books, a computer, or lots and lots of clothes and toys?

Or would you perhaps travel the world?

Go ahead, let your imagination run wild, and teIl us what you would do if you won a million ringgit.

Email your contributions to by June 30.

Please put “STARCHILD: A Million Ringgit” in the subject line of your email. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone number and address.

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