Treat awaits bookworms

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 22 Nov 2019

Popular’s 13th Mega Bookfair will be held at the Straits Quay Convention Centre from Nov 28 to Dec 8 (11am to 10pm daily). — filepic

CHECK out the great deals at Popular’s 13th Mega Bookfair at the Straits Quay Convention Centre from Nov 28 to Dec 8.

Open from 11am to 10pm daily, the fair offers not just enriching English, Chinese and Malay books but also stationery, CDs, DVDs, gadgets and IT items.

Members’ Day (Nov 28)

This privilege only for Popular card members offers first grabs at the many items on offer.

95th anniversary limited edition card and e-membership (Popular MY App)

Those who sign up will receive a Popular insulated lunch bag. A one-year card application will entitle members to a Pilot Juice Up gel pen. Sign up for, renew or convert to the Popular MY App to also receive a RM5 e-voucher.


Enjoy a 25% rebate when you purchase at least two English books and a 20% rebate on Chinese and Malay books (except assessment materials), Robin products and net-priced items. A 40% rebate applies to selected Chinese books when you buy at least three titles.


Single-day receipt of RM80 entitles visitors to PWP deals which enable savings of up to 60% off selected items.


Spend a minimum of RM150 in a single day to receive RM10 worth of vouchers and a single RM10 bonus treats voucher.

Foreign authors sessions

Taiwanese travel journalist Peter Su appears on Nov 28 (7.30pm to 9.30pm) to talk about his latest book. Taiwanese writer Huang Mu Cun appears on Nov 29 (7.30pm to 9.30pm) to talk about self-recovery while Hong Kong writer Bu Xiu will share his views on Chinese literature on Dec 1 (7.30pm to 9.30pm).

Local authors sessions

On Dec 1, meet Feng Shui consultant Jane Hor (1pm to 1.45pm) and comic artist Fang Mei (2pm to 2.45pm). On Dec 7, join novelists Niu Xiao Liu, Teng Guang and Gin (3pm to 3.45pm), entrepreneur Leow Leik Hong (4pm to 4.45pm) and Pinko comic artists Qin and Chang Jing (5pm to 5.45pm).

My Calligraphy Weekly Jour-nal design contest (Nov 30)Participants must be at least 13 years old. Register free via Popular MY App or

Once Upon A Time story- telling competition (Dec 2)

Open to five to eight-year-olds, and nine to 12-year-olds. Sign up via Popular MY App or

Assuredly Enriching kids’ storytelling contest (Dec 4)

Open to five to eight-year-olds, and nine to 12-year-olds. RM5 fee is required. Register via the Popular MY App or

Read Aloud poetry contest (Dec 5)

Open to 13 to 15-year-olds and 16 to 18-year-olds. Register via Popular MY App or

Creative Italian Pasta challenge (Dec 6,4pm to 6pm) Open to 13 to 17-year-olds. Register via Popular MY App or

Little Eco Warriors

Kids aged seven to 12 can join. Recruitment on Dec 3 and 4. Register via Popular MY App or


DIY Canvas Bag (Nov 28), Green Origin Little Soap Crafter (Nov 28), Oil Pastel Nagomi Art (Nov 30), Make Fun with Norion (Nov 30, Dec 6), Hot Dog Soap Clay Art (Dec 1), Mascot Balloon Craft (Dec 1), DIY Your Own Correction Tape (Dec 6) and Creative Colouring (Dec 6).

Quiz show: At the stage area daily (7pm to 7.30pm).

Read-Love-Share Charity Bookcase

Donate used or new books to needy kids.

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