Back with options for new norm

Preparations under way for Star Education Fair 2021 at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre in Penang. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/ The Star

THE most critically acclaimed expo for budding young talents to explore their future – Star Education Fair – is back in Penang.

To keep everyone safe, the highest level of compliance with Covid-19 precautions will be in place.

Held in Hall Four of the Setia SPICE Convention Centre tomorrow and on Sunday, the fair will feature 40 exhibitors.

No more than 30 visitors will be allowed inside at any one time to meet them.

The thermal scanners at the fair’s entrance will keep a tally of the number of visitors entering. This is to ensure there will be sufficient space for everyone to observe physical distancing.

To encourage full registration, all visitors will stand a chance to win a Sony wireless speaker after registering.

Masks and temperature checks are a must and everyone is strongly encouraged to sanitise their hands before entering.

A worker cleaning the thermal scanner which will keep a tally on the number of visitors to prevent overcrowding.A worker cleaning the thermal scanner which will keep a tally on the number of visitors to prevent overcrowding.

The exhibitors, including renowned international universities, are ready to offer tertiary educational programmes tailored to fit the new normal.

Watch out for flexible degree programmes that offer a chance for students to partially complete the programmes overseas in the years to come after the pandemic has been dealt with.

For those who prefer remaining on Malaysian soil for tertiary studies, this is a good time to hunt for discounts and even waivers on tuition fees plus scholarships.

About 20 free talks will also be held throughout the two-day event.

The speakers are experts in various academic and industrial fields who will help visitors gain insights on the latest career prospects.

A bonus for parents is that Star Education Fair 2021 will be held alongside the Perfect Livin home expo, a one-stop centre for home owners to find fantastic deals on furniture and home appliances.

Star Education Fair 2021, which is the 33rd to be held since its inception in 1987, is organised by I.Star Events Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Star Media Group Berhad.

Admission is free to the fair which will take place from 11am to 7pm.

For more details, call 012-332 2156 (Christine) from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.30pm or email or visit and

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