When you get a rousing welcome from 150 children, you know that it is going to be a great day. And so it was.

We spent one delightful hour with Grace Wong, the storyteller, and the children of SK Sungai Stutong. What made it more fun was that along with the children (ages 6-9), the teachers were extremely friendly and helpful. Every one of them enjoyed the stories.

Grace started the session with ‘A Ram Sam Sam’ rhyme and followed it up with a story about the lion who could not write. Grace used two stories about tea and milk to highlight the nutritional benefits or lack of it. The principal of the school, Ismail, took us on a visit around the school and while wishing us a warm goodbye, expressed the hope that we would return – very soon.