Starchild: Malaysian children share how much they love dad this Father's Day

Wong Cheng Yang, 8

Father's Day is celebrated worldwide to recognise the role fathers play in their children’s lives. This Sunday is Father’s Day. What better way to celebrate the special occasion than by treating Dad to a sumptuous meal – or maybe help mummy cook him breakfast? You could also present dad with a handmade gift or card, or get him a present that you know will delight him.

Let’s check out our young readers’ tributes to their beloved dads.

“Happy Father’s Day! Thanks Daddy for taking us for holidays and teaching me how to swim and buying food for us to eat. I love you, Daddy,” says Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, nine.

Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, 9Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, 9

“Thank you Daddy for buying food for me, taking me swimming and bringing me out. Thank you for building a playhouse for me to play with. I promise I will eat fast and well, and I won’t make you upset,” writes Claire Yap Jyn Wei, seven.

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Eight-year-old Wong Cheng Yang hopes his father will bring him dessert and drinks on Father’s Day! “My dad’s favourite colour is green. He is a very strict person, but he will play games with us during free time. He brings us to the park every Sunday morning. I love my Daddy a lot. Happy Father’s Day to all fathers around the globe.”

Wong Cheng Yang, 8Wong Cheng Yang, 8

Younger sibling Wong Jie Ern, six, writes: “My Daddy always plays with me, and teaches me how to read and write. I love Father’s Day because I can spend time with Daddy. I want to eat ice cream fondue with my family on Father's Day. I love my Daddy so much.”

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Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, seven, thinks the world of her father. She says he’s one of a kind. “He washes the dishes and helps with the house chores. We have a lot in common – both of us love to read, wear spectacles, and we need to improve our Mandarin. Plus we share the same birthday! I love Daddy and I am glad that I can always look up to him for guidance in my life.”

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 7Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 7

Younger sibling Asher Wang Qi Chuen, four, says his father is tall, intelligent, fun and sometimes fierce. “He disciplines me when I am naughty. We often do fun activities together like watching the garbage truck pass by and having breakfast at our porch during the pandemic when we couldn’t go out. I love my Daddy!”

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

Chuah Seng Koon, seven, says: “Father, I know you want me to be a good boy. Your wish will be granted this Father’s Day. I will follow your timetable to do my homework at 10am on Sunday. That will be my best Father’s Day gift to you.”

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ITEM: All of us have our favourite places to relax. It could be our bedroom, the kitchen, hotel room or even by the beach. Which is your favourite spot? Do you like to read or listen to music in your hideaway spot? Starchild wants to know. Don’t forget to send us a drawing of your favourite place.

All letters must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below), gender, e-mail, phone number and address.

Email your contributions to by July 6.

Please put “STARCHILD: My Favourite Place” 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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