Our young readers let their imagination soar as they share their take on UFOs.
WHY are there sightings of UFOs on Earth? Do they exist? If so, what do these alien visitors want? Are they friendly or are they a threat? Is it wise to make contact with aliens? Will they conquer us?
Well, Starchild readers have their theories on the topic, Unidentified Flying Object or UFO. Some even spin their own stories of meeting with aliens.
Aliens have landed in Puchong, Kuala Kumpur, and are going to a restaurant. Well, this one is really creative!
“The green aliens have one eye each. They want to try our nasi lemak. I hope they like it and don’t find it too spicy,” writes Megan Hew Wei Xin, five.
In the year 3510, aliens will invade the galaxy in their spaceships, predicts Lucas Tan Jiale, nine. “When they visit their pals, they will use jet packs,” he says.
(A jet pack is a device worn on the back and uses jets of escaping gases to allow a single user to fly. The jet pack is currently for astronauts.)
Rebecca Wan En-Yi, nine, writes: “In the year 3010, aliens will take over the universe. We will no longer use cars but UFOs instead. Our towers will no longer be straight but crooked.”
Erin Chiew Yi Ling, nine, imagines friendly aliens from Mars who come in peace. They come to Earth to look for gold. Sibling Ryan Chiew, six, has also given names to his aliens.
Ryan Hong Yan Jun, eight, has a theory that aliens are friendly and kind. “They like to make friends with people and if I meet them, I will say ‘Hello’ to them.”
Sachika Mahadevan, nine, and Bhuvenraj Ganesh, four, both want to meet the aliens and make friends with them.
Isabel Yap Li Yen, seven, has dreamt about aliens and wishes to meet them someday. She imagines how aliens would look like in her drawing.
Sanjeevram Saravanan, five, lets his creative juices flow and writes about seeing a UFO behind his house. However, it disappeared in a flash. It was a scary experience for him.
Kushalini Dhamodaran, five, imagines an encounter with three alien spacecraft with purple lights.
Carmen Wong Xue Men, nine, spins a tale of how she and her sister went out of the house one night and found a spaceship. They met the aliens and learnt that their spaceship had broken down. The sisters want to help the aliens to repair the spacecraft so that they can return home safely.
“One morning, I saw a colourful UFO at the park near my house. The aliens come from planet Saturn. I asked if I could visit their planet and they welcomed me. However, their spacecraft had stalled and needed to be repaired,” relates Lim Xiwei, seven.
Lauryn Tan Zi Yi, five, had an alien encounter on a bright, starry night. “I looked at the sky with a powerful telescope which my father had bought for me. I could see shining stars and planets. All of a sudden, I saw a spaceship with three aliens. They were green and appeared friendly. I called out to my mum but she told me that it was just my imagination. I looked at the sky again but the aliens were gone.”
Jonathan Tan Chun Xin, six, dreamt that he was in a rocket in space and saw many UFOs. “I also saw an alien walking on a bridge connecting a planet to Earth. The aliens want to make friends with us.”
Low Jing Heng, seven, imagines a trip to outer space as an explorer. She wants to be in the city of the UFOs.
Low Jing Xuan, six, wishes that she can celebrate her birthday with aliens from another planet.
Khoo Su Yen, nine, thinks aliens are green beings with three legs and two hands. They also have two antennae coming out sideways from their heads.
Gracelyn V James, eight, will be thrilled and happy to meet the aliens. They will look very different, she says.
Adeline Quah Wei Ling, seven, imagines Jonathan Tan Chun Xin, 6 seeing a colourful alien. “It has a green head, horns for ears, small eyes and mouth, and a narrow neck. I was very frightened.”
Adrian Quah Wei Ming, nine, has a story about aliens who landed on a big open field. “As I ran towards the UFO, I saw four green aliens with big heads and three ear horns. One of them shouted at me. I was frightened and quickly ran away. Next, I saw the UFO flying away over my head.”
“I went fishing one day and had a close encounter with a UFO and four aliens. They were so happy to see me but I was really scared,” says Lim Ximum, five, of her fantasy tale.
A green reptilian-like beast that stands upright. It has orange eyes and a glowing red outline. That is an alien in the eyes of Immaculata James, 11. He writes: “When I see this alien, I will scream because I have never seen a creature like this before!”
Cyrille Yong Chun Min, 10, imagines a strange encounter with aliens. “I saw a gigantic saucer that was half-moon shaped, oval in
Lim Ximun, 5 front and convex in the rear. This UFO had flashing lights and a fierce-looking green alien with red eyes and razor-sharp claws. I also saw other UFOs hovering above. I slipped away, trembling with fear.”
Nicole Anastasia Stephen, 12, thinks that aliens regard us as enemies. She imagines them hatching an evil plot to destroy Earth during the eclipse of the sun. – Compiledby MajorieChiew ITEM: The Petronas Twin Towers form an iconic landmark of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). Johor Baru is planning to have its own KLCC, too, with its twin towers, hotels, condos, service apartments and retail complexes. Also planned for the site is a mass rapid transit system.
If you’re the mayor of your town, how do you want your KLCC to look like? Firstly, the must-have building is the Twin Towers. How many storeys will it be? How different will your skyscraper be?
Then, you need to inject life into the surrounding areas – a shopping mall and a landscaped garden to draw people to this hub. There will also be hotels to cater to tourists and condos for folks who want to live within this city centre.
Tell us your big plans for your own KLCC. What are the tourist attractions? Will the park be opened at night? Will there be special facilities for children? What souvenirs do you plan to sell to tourists?
Draw your dream KLCC project and the surrounding areas. Try and make the twin towers look different from the Petronas Twin Towers. Or you can draw the tourist attractions of this project.
All letters must contain your full name, age (open to children 12 and below only), gender and address. Don’t forget to write your name behind the drawing and the topic, My KLCC, on the envelope. All letters must reach us by Oct 29. Send your letters to: Starchild, c/o StarTwo Star Publications (M) Bhd Menara Star 15 Jalan 16/11 46350 Petaling Jaya
Khoo Su Yen, 9
Isabel Yap Li Yen, 7
Cyrille Yong Chun Min, 10
Adeline Quah Wei Ling, 7