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Clarisse Wong

Hello, my name is Clarisse and I am 10 and in grade 4. I was born in Malaysia but am half Chinese and have never moved from Malaysia. I enjoy reading because it’s like going out into an imaginary adventure and once I start it’s a bit hard to stop. Since I like to read, I have made it my TEDx talk topic.

Lee Ze Shen

Hi! My name is Jayden Lee, I am 10 years old, I was born in Malaysia, and I am still in Malaysia, I consider Malaysia as my home, I like to travel around the world, and I wish that in the future, I could fly first class around the world to North America, I like to play Roblox, Fortnite, and I also like to read books. I joined TEDx to eliminate my stage fright. My first language was English, then I started learning Chinese. My favourite type of animal is a dog/puppy. I like puppies because they are cute and they remind me of my old friend, Adrian.

Alex Wang

Hello, My name is Alex Wang. I am 10 years old and my birthday is on February 9th. I enjoy playing my Nintendo and making up stories. When I get bored, I like to read and collect Pokémon cards and I also like to listen to music. I like playing this online game called “ Roblox ”. It is a game where you can play millions of different games and enter various experiences for you to explore. I play the drums and am currently in grade 5 of it. I am very passionate about getting into grades 6, 7 and 8 for drumming. That's why I am trying very hard to get into grade 6 first.

Kelly Sun

Hi everyone!!! My name is Kelly and I’m 10 years old my birthday is on March 17. I’m from China but I live in Malaysia. I enjoy playing games on my PC and drawing when I don't know what to do, And I have 11 dogs in China. I can speak Chinese and English fluently and am also learning Spanish. I am passionate about art not just drawing but art in general what I chose for my TEDx is: to help others get inspired by Art you don't have to be perfect.

Shakira Pucher

Hi there! My name is Shakira, and I am 11 years old. I have lived in different countries, the USA, Qatar, and Malaysia, but I consider Malaysia my true home. Playing football, swimming, and basketball are some of my favourite hobbies, and I have four lovely cats as my pets. Although English is my first language, I am also learning Spanish. In the future, I aspire to become a model, and I have joined TEDx to inspire others to stay healthy and pursue their dreams for a brighter tomorrow!

Xiaotao Lin(Regina)

Hello everyone <3! My name is Regina Lin I’m 11 years old this year and I’m from China, my hobbies are: dancing, drawing, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends. My dream career is being a dancer and travelling around the world. My TEDx talk is about being yourself and not changing yourself because of negative comments from others. I joined TEDx because I want to share inspirational ideas and information with people who are listening and relate to my TEDx talk. This is my first TEDx speech so I hope you will enjoy it!

Emma Ooi

Hello Everyone! My name is Emma Ooi, I’m in Grade 5 and turning 12 years old this year. I‘m from Malaysia. My hobbies are dancing, drawing, travelling and gaming. And maybe when I grow older I'll become a dancer. Today, my TEDx talk will tell you why Dancing is good for your physical and mental health, as well as developing social skills. My talk will also focus on sharing how ANYONE CAN DANCE. I joined TEDx because I think this will help me with my speaking skills. I also want to change the stereotype of dance. This being my first time, I hope you will enjoy my TEDx talk.

Suhyeon Jeong

Hello! My name is Suhyeon and I’m grade 5. I’m from South Korea and I moved to Malaysia for 5 years. I like to play soccer and video games. I chose to give a  TEDx talk because my mum said to try it. I think this will be a new and special experience for me in my life.

Jinseo Yun

Hello! My name is Jinseo and I’m grade 5. I’m from South Korea and lived there for 5 years then moved to Malaysia for 6 years. I like to play soccer and video games. I am involved in TEDx because I thought it would be a really good experience for me.

Constance Wong

My name is Constance Wong and I am currently in grade 6. I have been in IGBIS for 9 years and this is my second time giving a TEDx talk. I was born and raised in Malaysia, KL. My hobbies are reading, crocheting, playing the violin and playing basketball.


Hi, my name is Tiana. I am currently in grade 6. This is my third year in IGBIS and my second year to get involved with Tedx. I was born in Hong Kong and since then have moved around Asia. Some of my hobbies are baking and reading.

Alia Shahid

Hello everyone! My name is Alia, and I’m 13 years old and in the eighth grade, currently studying in Malaysia. I enjoy Psychology, Literature, and the Arts very much. This is my second year participating in TEDx. I believe one’s life is something orientated around the choices one has made, is making and will make. Being proactive about situations brings about rapid change.


Hello, my name is Nina, and I am almost 12. I was born in China and lived most of my life in Malaysia. I enjoy dancing and drawing because they allow me to freely express myself. I am currently in Grade 6 and I have studied in IGBIS for 7 years. This is my second year participating in TEDx at our school, and this year I want to raise awareness for gender equality because it is a problem that the world is facing and it affects me a lot. Sometimes, the world is not giving both genders equal rights and it’s not fair. I want to do something to change that.

Seo Gaeun

Hi there, I am Gaeun, a 16th-year-old student in grade 10. One of my biggest passions is debating. From a young age, I would question the normal questions such as "why" and "how". As a teenager myself, going through the last year of my MYP journey, I understand how challenging it is to start planning the future beyond high school. I would love to share with my peers the answers that I have come up with in planning for the life ahead of us. I hope that my answer will inspire them to start dreaming about their future.

Bella Guo

Hi guys, I am Bella Guo, a grade 10 student in Kuala Lumpur. I identify myself as an introvert who doesn’t prefer socializing but rather spends time alone on the side. However, I found it interesting to observe people‘s behavior in social events and it’s fascinating to witness the diverse ways in which people navigate various situations. This has led to my passion for understanding the relevance of authenticity in a world where societal expectations often influence our actions and perceptions of ourselves. ⁤I'm willing to share my insights and experiences on authenticity with all of you. ⁤⁤Along the way, I hope to offer valuable tips and strategies to aid in your journey of self-discovery and authenticity. ⁤

Taejaayn Thiruchelvam

Hello! I’m TJ, a 16-year-old student currently in Grade 11. I am Malaysian-born and have lived here my whole life. When I’m not attempting to get a normal sleep schedule, I enjoy pursuing a multitude of hobbies, such as improving my music skills, especially with the guitar and drums, improving my physical health, and being an active leader in my MUN club. I always love challenging what is and taking the time to ask “Why is something the way it is?” I believe that any great idea can change the world, but it needs to be put into action first. One of my favourite quotes and sort of philosophies is this: “If you spend your time chasing butterflies, they'll fly away. If you spend your time making a beautiful garden, the butterflies will come to you and if they don't come, then you still have that beautiful garden.

Henry Ho

Hello. My name is Henry Ho, a Grade 11 student from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am always curious and I let my innate curiosity take control of my life. I cannot be satisfied with not knowing enough, and one of my ways to do that is to ask lots of questions and also, debate with myself…. Well, I would often debate with myself on issues of mainly philosophical topics, for example, ‘What is the right thing to do?’ and so on. I find this particularly rewarding as I always end up with new perspectives. While not on the quest for knowledge, I like listening to music, particularly to the works of the great late Romantic composer Gustav Mahler.

Tan Shi

Hi, my name is Tan Shi and I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am a student-athlete who loves to play basketball and volleyball. I like stepping out of my comfort zone to try things that are beneficial but “scary” for me, just like this event. Public speaking was never my strength but I am excited to take this opportunity to share some of the interesting ideas I have in my mind.

Xuan Rui

Hello, my name is Xuan Rui Mi. I am currently in grade 12 studying the IB Career-related Programme. I am from China, but I have been in Malaysia for almost half of my life. I am interested in fashion and textile design, and most things that are design and art-related. I like to paint. My favourite medium is oil painting. I work with charcoal a lot too, because I like drawing still life. I am excited to be presenting my idea in this TEDx talk. Hopefully, I will be able to make a positive impact on people and learn from everyone’s ideas.