Retiree nurtures his children’s vocabulary with word contest


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 30 Oct 2016

Waxing lexical: Leow (left) after signing up for The Star Bundle during the Win With Words 2016 contest final road show at AEON Tebrau City in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Retiree Leow Kok Aun enjoys playing word games with his children and putting their vocabularies to the test.

At the same time, Leow said the activity could help improve their command of English by way of looking up on the meaning and usage of certain words in a dictionary.

Leow, 72, who is a loyal reader of The Star, said Win With Words 2016 was similar to playing Scrabble, the classic word challenge game.

“I am no stranger to these kinds of contests as I also took part in the same challenge organised by The Star two years ago.

“Being a retiree, this kind of activity helps me keep me fully occupied.

“Although I have yet to win, I will keep on trying and challenge myself,” he said when met after signing up for The Star Bundle during the final roadshow held in AEON Tebrau City here.

Leow thanked The Star for organising such contests for its readers to try their luck in winning attractive prizes.

By being a subscriber, Leow will get an extra 500 points for the contest.

The fourth and final series – Bandar Rimbayu Series – will come to an end today but the deadline for submission is on Nov 3.

Shopper Diyana Mohd Jalil, 35, who renewed her e-Paper subscription said she looked forward to taking part in the contest again.

“I hope to send in more entries next time and join in the fun to win the prizes up for grabs,” she said.

Personal assistant Vincent Lee, 27, said he had been reading The Star for the past three years, which saw his English skills improve.

“More people should find time to read and newspapers provide good and informative sources,” he said while giving the thumbs-up to The Star for organising the contest.

Win With Words 2016 is organised by Star Media Group in conjunction with its 45th anniversary celebrations, with IJM Land Berhad and official car partner Naza Kia.

The first prize winner of each series and six lucky participants from across all the series will then take part in the Grand Finale Challenge on Nov 29 at the venue partner 1Utama Shopping Centre.

Prizes worth more than RM480,000, including two cars, are up for grabs.

In addition, 45 lucky participants for each series will walk away with RM500 as part of The Star Anniversary Bonus Prize.

Visitors can still sign up during the final roadshow today in AEON Tebrau City here and I Luv Coffee & Tea Expo in Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

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