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What is modern living if not being surrounded by technology? Understanding the science behind this is vital to the continued development of children. So, children, this fair’s for you.

Robots made of Lego? Kids building their own motors? Water rockets blasting off towards the sun in defiance of Granny Gravity’s eternal pull? That’s right, the Penang International Science Fair is back!

The first in the series was launched in December 2011 as part of the Penang Science Cluster’s (PSC) attempt to introduce the sciences to a new generation. Children, guided by hundreds of engineers from the Free Trade Zone, got to see science and engineering in action in a carnival-like atmosphere. With the backing of major multinationals including Intel, Agilent, B.Braun and Altera, among others, that fair, held at the Penang International Sports Arena, was flooded by some 12,000 excitable children and their parents. Needless to say, it was a success.


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