Seeking education options for kids

Visitors making enquiries at the 8th Private & International School Fair held at Olive Tree Hotel, Penang.

THE 8th Private & International School Fair in Penang held at Olive Tree Hotel was well-attended by local and expatriate parents and their schoolgoing children.

According to Nickie Yew, co-founder and director of Mint Communications which organised the event, some 250 families attended the fair.

“We were happy to welcome local parents as well as expatriate parents from countries such as Japan, South Korea, India and Hong Kong,” she said.

Visitors had the opportunity to meet 17 exhibitors at the recent fair.

Exhibitors that are based in Penang included GEMS International School of Pearl City Penang, Fairview International School, Prince of Wales Island International School, Stonyhurst International School Penang, Straits International School, Tenby Schools Penang, The International School of Penang (Uplands) and Wesley Methodist School Penang (International).

The fair also featured City Harbour International School, Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM), Peninsula International School Australia, Sunway International School and Westlake International School. Most of these institutions provide boarding facilities.

Parents also visited Eye Level Penang, Speech Academy Asia and Telebort Technologies at the fair.

The children participated in exciting robotics and public-speaking workshops by GEMS International School of Pearl City Penang and Speech Academy Asia respectively.

Many visitors purchased the 2019/2020 edition of Education Destination Malaysia: Guide to International & Private Schools at the fair.

This annual publication by Mint Communications is a comprehensive guidebook that provides in-depth information on international schools in Malaysia.

The guidebook contains useful articles, infographics and comparative charts to help parents find a suitable school for their child.

For more information on international schools in the country, please visit

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