Sharks up close

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STARCHILD - – By Ham­saraja Mu­niandy, 12

DUR­ING the school hol­i­days, my school or­gan­ised a trip to the Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur. There were 40 stu­dents and four teach­ers who joined the trip. The head­mas­ter, En­cik Fazari, came along, too.

Be­fore the trip, the teacher- in­charge, En­cik Azim, gave a short brief­ing about safety dur­ing the trip. He said that any­one who wanted to go any­where must in­form him first.

Our bus left Sg Pe­tani, Kedah, at 5am to avoid the morn­ing traf­fic jam. My friends and I were on cloud nine be­cause we were cho­sen to join the trip. The driver of the bus turned on the karaoke, and we sang along. Af­ter about five hours, we fi­nally ar­rived at our des­ti­na­tion. We gath­ered in front of the Aquaria.

My friend Hamim and I needed to go to the wash­room ur­gently and we for­got to in­form En­cik Azim. When we re­turned to the spot where we had gath­ered ear­lier, we were shocked to find that ev­ery­one had gone in­side with­out us.

Luck­ily, we saw two po­lice­men on pa­trol and ap­proached them for help. They showed us the way to the Aquaria.

In the Aquaria, we met up with our friends. They were very wor­ried about us. We were very happy to be re­united with them. We saw all kinds of ma­rine life like sharks, clown fish and rays. We en­joyed our­selves very much. It was a mem­o­rable day for me. Write away! We wel­come orig­i­nal con­tri­bu­tions ( of not more than 500 words) from chil­dren aged 12 and be­low. The topic can be any­thing you fancy. Please in­clude your full name, age, gen­der, ad­dress and phone num­ber. E- mail your let­ters to star2@ thes­tar. com. my.

We have a Faber- Castell ham­per worth RM150 for the writer who sends in the best Cre­ative Writ­ing con­tri­bu­tion for Septem­ber. Prizes are spon­sored by Faber- Castell.

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