Friday, April 19

Malaysia Mental Literacy Movement to hold ‘Festival of the Mind’


PETALING JAYA: Feeding our minds is just as important as feeding our bodies. Our minds are always hungry for new ideas and knowledge.

We have probably heard the phrase, use-it-or-lose-it, along with the idea that feeding your mind with stimulating activities such as sudoku, crossword puzzles or mind mapping help us keep our mind healthy, maximise our brainpower and ward off a decline in memory as we age.

“In today’s global creative economy, to sustain competitiveness, individuals, organisations and countries alike must continuously ‘feed’ and develop their minds. In short, you must mind your own mind to be competitive,” said Malaysia Mental Literacy Movement (MMLM) founder and chairman Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, who is also council chairman of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar).

Dr Ling says that it was for that reason that he founded MMLM on July 4, 2006.

The mission of the movement is to educate Malaysians from all walks of life about the human mind and its unlimited potential, and ways of tapping into and developing one’s brainpower to the fullest.

All year round, MMLM invites distinguished speakers to talk on topics related to mental literacy to create greater awareness among Malaysians of all ages on how to develop thinking, memory and creativity skills.

The largest event it holds on a regular basis is the ‘Malaysia Festival of the Mind.’

The eighth of such festival will be held on two weekends June 16 and 17 at Tunku Abdul Rahman (Tar) College, Kuala Lumpur Main Campus and June 23 and 24 at Utar Perak Campus in Kampar. Opening hours will be 10am to 5pm and admission to the festival is free of charge.

An exhibition to be held during the festival to showcase training programmes, courseware, books, videos, consultative services and other products related to mental literacy.

Lucky draw sessions will be held and the grand prize is a Samsung Galaxy Note smart phone for each venue.

For more information, visit or email [email protected] or call 03-7960 6191 or 03-7960 8767.