Starchild: Malaysian readers share their plans for a spooky Halloween


Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 9

Halloween is a time for scares, fun and candies.

Although Halloween, which is observed worldwide on Oct 31, is not widely celebrated in our country, many Malaysians have private parties or gatherings just for fun. They get dressed up in scary costumes and even decorate their homes so it looks spooky just to get into the spirit of Halloween.

Starchild readers are also excited about this day and sent in their letters on the topic, Halloween.

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, nine, writes, “Nearing Halloween, a few cake shops in my neighbourhood sell Halloween-themed cakes. The pumpkin cake design looks cute. I have also doodled some Halloween clip arts like cobwebs, spiders and witches’ hat for my school artwork.”

Yasvwan Sugamarum, 12Yasvwan Sugamarum, 12

“Halloween is celebrated in many scary but fun ways. There are many horrifying and ghastly masks. People also wear different types of frightful and creepy costummes. If I get the chance to celebrate this spooky day, I will wear the Jack Skellington skeletal zombie costume,” says Yasvwan Sugamarum, 12.

Varman Sugumarum, 11Varman Sugumarum, 11

Younger sibling Varman Sugumarum, 11, says: “People wear horror costumes during Halloween. Their clothing is creepy and spine-chiling. I want to wear a Minecraft zombie costume to terrify people on this spooky day.”

Chuah Seng Koon, 6Chuah Seng Koon, 6

“On Halloween, families will carve pumpkins, go trick and treating and wear scary costumes. Children especially enjoy Halloween as they can collect candies from houses in their neighbourhood. Furthermore, they will have lots of fun frightening one another with spooky stuff,” says Chuah Seng Koon, six.

Wong Jie Ern, 6Wong Jie Ern, 6

“Halloween is to scare away all the wrong things. Jack-o’-lanterns have many faces; there are happy, sad and angry faces. I can play trick or treat with my friends and family with a jack-o’-lantern. I love Halloween because I can get a lot of sweets,” says Wong Jie Ern, six.

Wong Jie Ern, 6Wong Jie Ern, 6

Older brother Wong Cheng Yang, eight, thinks Halloween is a spooky day. “It falls on Oct 31 every year. One of the scary figures is a green ghost. I used to celebrate Halloween in my kindergarten when I was small. I played trick-or-treat with my teachers and friends. I received many sweets.”

Kate Ang YuXuan, 6Kate Ang YuXuan, 6

Six-year-old Kate Ang YuXuan writes: “I like to celebrate Halloween. The best part of Halloween is the trick or treat session. I hope my kindergarten will not be decorated with frightening items.”

Find the hidden words!Find the hidden words!

ITEM: Rainbows are one of the most beautiful spectacles of nature. With their bright spectrum of colours, it’s no wonder rainbows have inspired numerous fairytales, legends and poems. What are your favourite colours of the rainbow? Tell us what you know about rainbows. Do you believe there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Email your contributions to lifestyle@thestar.com.my by Nov 11. Please put “STARCHILD: Rainbow” 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 contact, and address. Instead of handwritten letters, please type out your letters.


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