Wednesday, January 29

Natalie is Smart Reader Kids’ Little Miss Cheongsam

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Participants are seen during a photo call with organiser.

KUCHING: A big crowd gathered at Atrium B, Vivacity Megamall to witness 18 finalists strutting their beautiful cheongsam outfits vying to become the Smart Reader Kids® Little Miss Cheongsam 2018.

Hosted by Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Aim Smart Academics Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Vivacity Megamall, the pageant saw the participation of Smart Reader Kids®’ students aged 5 and 6 years old.

Wong Ping Ping and Cally Bong, representatives from Vivacity Megamall and Norma John, Manager of Operations & Business Development East Malaysia from Aim Smart Academics Sdn Bhd were the appointed judges for the day.

The contestants were judged on creativity of outfits, talent, confidence level and overall stage charisma.

Thanks to her beautiful cheongsam and charming performance, the Grand Prize went to Natalie Teo Swee Xing of Smart Reader Kids® Tabuan Jaya Baru 2.

First runner-up prize was granted to Yong Ning Yi from Smart Reader Kids® Jalan Keretapi and Renee Ng Liang Ying of Smart Reader Kids® Tabuan Jaya Baru 2 was the second runner-up.

All winners took home a trophy, hamper and certificate.

Manager of Business Development and Operations, East Malaysia, Norma John shared that this annual affair is vital to promote the spirit of harmony among the multi-cultural younger generation to ensure peace and joy in the country.

“At Smart Reader Kids®, we focus on a holistic approach to education that goes beyond academic excellence. We also strive to ensure that our students become  well-rounded, competent, and successful individuals,” she said.

Franchisee Evelyn Law from Smart Reader Kids® Tabuan Jaya Baru 2 said, “This yearly event is very popular among our students and they love to take part in this pageant to showcase their beautiful costumes. It allows children to appreciate the Chinese tradition and culture.”

Smart Reader® Worldwide has about 300 franchised centres within Malaysia and more than 150 centres internationally in China, Brunei Darussalam, Thailand, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Qatar, Australia and Indonesia.

The educational programmes offered by Smart Reader® Worldwide are Smart Reader Kids®, Smart Reader Kids® Islamic, Smart Reader Kids® Mandarin Medium, Smart Reader Kids® Intensive English Programme®, Smart Reader Kids® School Holiday Programme and Smart Reader Kids++® franchise programmes.

For more information on Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd’s programmes, the public may call 03-6279 5555 (Kuala Lumpur office), 082-232 555 (Kuching office), 088-702 757 (Kota Kinabalu office) or the SMARTLine at 1300-88- 5555.

Alternatively, they may visit www.smartreader.edu.my or log on to Facebook at smartreaderworldwide, Instagram at smartreaderworldwide or Twitter at Smartreader_SRW.