By Dinesh Paramasivan


‘Wow Kampar’, the title itself explains the wonders of the small city in Perak which were once a typical  tin mining area which has now transformed into a mini happening town filled with loads of colours, foods, entertainment and a great investment town.

The Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Perak Campus, Public Relation students have recently organised a mega event, ‘Wow Kampar’ which were open to public to bring life to this town and attract our fellow Malaysians and tourist from other state and country to learn, explore and live in Kampar as it is not a dead town as those days.

The event was held 3 days and 2 nights from March 24th to 26th.

Among the various events and competitions organised, the colouring contest organised for the young generations was the crowd favourite as many young children participated to showcase their talent in arts and to win the rewarding goodies and mock cheques.

Two categories were organised in the Colouring Contest, for children aged 12 years and below, and secondary students from 13 years to 15 years old.

As for the primary school kids, they were required to colour a ready-made drawn pictures of buildings or sceneries of Kampar and the secondary candidates were required to draw and colour on the given topic.


Rachel Tan, Wow Kampar Crew (Public Relation student) aiding the children during the colouring contest for primary school category.


Tan Chee Hock, 11, planning on ways to colour the Kampar Clock Tower image drawn on the paper.


Ismail Hassan, 7, in his comfortable position while colouring the Kampar Clock Tower organised in Wow Kampar event.


Jeremy Ng, 13, all set with his crayon sets to showcase his drawing of the Westlake lakeside situated opposite the Westlake International School.


(Front left) Meo Ching Hui, 9, Gregory Goh, 10 and Emilyn Yeoh, 12, winners of the ‘Wow Kampar Colouring Contest’ showcasing their art work along with their mock cheques worth of RM 100.

The event was a success and received  various compliments from the parents and were encouraged to organised more events as such to attract more young talents to showcase their special gifts in colouring and drawing.