Workshop on digital world at DISTED College, 28 Jul.

DISTED School of Computing and Engineering hosted its inaugural Creative Digital Workshop at DISTED College on 21 Jul 2018  which was open to all secondary schools student from the Northern Region and for free.

The workshop aims to equip secondary students with latest basic digital knowledge, skills and techniques and comprised of three different activities which allowed students to be exposed to different fields of the digital world.

Firstly students were introduced to The DSLR and smartphone photography activity which provided students with useful tips and skills on how to take the perfect photo for their social media post. They were also taught how to manage and store the photos as well as how to edit the shot.

After that, students were introduced to the world of digital drawing. This fun and interactive activity presented useful methods and techniques on how to construct drawings and to utilise cutaway effects with various software tools.

Finally students were introduced to the Internet of Things which provided students everything they need to know about big data such as collecting and sharing of data from Internet and where it goes next.

Students were invited to join in a friendly knock-out digital challenge at the end of the day. The champion team who scored the highest marks would stand a chance to walk away with hamper worth RM120 and VIP tickets to 3D Trick Art Museum. The 1st and 2nd runners up were also given hampers worth RM90 and RM70 together with VIP tickers to 3D Trick Art Museum to further encourage these students to utilize and promote STEM amongst many other things.

Champion – Uplands International School and PCGHS (Private) walked away a hamper worth RM 120 and 4 pcs of VIP tickets to 3D trick art museum.
1st Runner – SMJK Phor Tay walked away a hamper worth RM 90 and 4 pcs of VIP tickers to 3D trick art museum.
2nd Runner – Penang Free School walked away a hamper worth RM 70 +4 pcs of VIP tickets to 3D trick art museum.
Student Nur Sri Eliana from SMK Convent Pulau Tikus was the lucky draw winner and walked away a Mi-band worth RM 199.
Student Heavendran Thamil Selvan from Penang Free School emerged as the luckiest winner who walked away the grand prize, a camera which worth RM380.

Newly refurbished Heritage Hall opens to public on DISTED’s Dec Open Days.

DISTED’s Open Day is to be held at the newly-refurbished Heritage Hall and the school leavers and their family and friends are welcome to see the new-look.

The college’s Open Day event will take place on every Saturday and Sunday from 16th Dec till 7th Jan ’18, 9am – 5pm at DISTED College.

The hall had an internal facelift to upgrade all of its finishing and replaced with new backdrop design, new LCD TVs have been installed and a new curtain that will feature all the college’s latest promotions.

Public is encourage to pop in and have a look around. The hall could look for a community functions like graduation ceremony, contest, workshop and the like.

As a Penang first private Not-For-Profit higher learning institution, DISTED College offers globally recognised Pre-U programmes and 3+0 degree programmes from Staffordshire University, UK and HELP University, MY. Besides Pre-U and degree courses, the college also offers accredited dual award diploma programmes to school leavers.

During the open days, school leavers can enquire about the college’s early bird rebate, thrifty deals like Supre Saver Package that students can save up to 30% in tuition fee, overseas universities’ transfer programmes, provide fast track to earn a diploma and degree in just 3 years, Full scholarships and other bursaries available for academic excellent and deserving students.

Other highlights include “An Hour of Code” workshop, every Saturday from 10:30am – 12pm, “Painting with Light” photography workshop, every Saturday from 2pm-3:30pm.

If you wish to know more how we can help mapping your future, visit us on 16th -17th, 23rd -24th & 30th -31st Dec and 6th -7th Jan ’18 from 9am-5pm. Call us at 04- 229 6579 or email us at

Visit to Shan Children Society

13 students from DISTED’s School of Business and Administration visited Shan Children Society at Taman Inderawasih, Prai donating necessities and toys to the centre.

15 children from the centre thoroughly enjoyed themselves playing musical chairs with our students. On top of that, a learning and sharing session was conducted during the visit telling them about the various opportunities available upon completing their tertiary studies and the scholarships available at DISTED to assist students like them to achieve their goals.

DISTED’s Business Plan Challenge

Some 50 participants competed in team of 4 or 5 members in the recent Business Plan Challenge organised by DISTED CPA Australia and DISTED Club on 8 Dec at DISTED College.

The objective of the event was to inspire and develop participants’ creativity and innovation in entrepreneurship.

The panel judges included Mr Tan Khee Kwong, founder of KW Academy and/or Secretary General of The Society of Logisticians Malaysia, Mr Boon Fook Cheong, Managing Director of RJ Engineering Sdn Bhd, Mr Tan SB, CEO of Macrogine Sdn Bhd, Dr Joshua Loo and Ms Elaine Chan, DISTED College’s Senior Lecturers.

The winner went to Team Hunger of Khong Chu Ven, Ow Jing Xian, Phuah Kah Hock and Ho Bing Xian. Team Madeta of Khor Yi Yen, Lee Yen Fang, Lim Ming Yan and Rachel Lee Yern Sin won the 1st runner up and the 2nd runner up went to Team Any of Loke Wei Yee, Lim Yik Ching, Ooi Xin Yi and The Wen Ting.

Congratulations to all winners and all participants for a job well done.

Christmas Cakery

As the Holiday season is around the corner, the School of Hospitality Management has planned out some goodies to sweeten up your palate for this holiday season.

You may choose from the attached cakery menu below for the list of Christmas goodies and email your order to

The cakery order must be placed 48 hours in advance. Please call 04-2625579 for the pick up time.

After savouring the straight-from-oven sweets, your loved one will surely be asking for second!


Cakery Form 2017

Mad Hatter Annual Dinner in DISTED’s Wonderland

It was a night of crazies and madness at DISTED’s annual staff dinner with the theme, Mad Hatter! Staff came in their most creative hats featuring LED themed hats to a simple pinned-up brooch on the head. The function room at the Hotel Flamingo by the Beach was therefore brought to life with full extravaganza and excitement on 18th November 2017. Many even went the extra mile by theming their outfits to suit their headgear with full-on make up.

The annual staff dinner was a celebration of success and also serves as an opportunity to appreciate the hard work and commitment of its staff. As part of the appreciation, DISTED College presented its 5, 10, 20 and 25 years-long service award to 11 deserving staff. Its longest serving staff Ms. Rohayati was the only staff receiving the 25 Years-Long Service award from Dr Seah in the midst of thunderous applause. Next was Mr Kalaiselvan from the Human Resource and Admin Dept. and Mr Yeap Chin Poh from the School of Business and Administration being presented with their 20 Years-Long Service Award. Mr Ahmad Taiff, Director of Academic Support and Continuing Professional Development, Ms Susie Khoo, Head of School for the School of Hospitality Management and Dr Ian Leow were then presented with the 10 Year-Long Service Award. Last but not least, came the 5 Year-Long Service Award being presented to Mr Saravanan from LEDS, Ms Regina-Lucy from MFS, Ms Annie Lim from QARM, Ms Tan Siew Voon from SHM and Mr Luqman Aliff from SCE.

“This year DISTED celebrates its 30th Anniversary which marks a significant milestone in the existence of the college. Many of its staff have gone through many initiatives and has accomplished much over the years,” said Dr Seah Soo Aun, DISTED’s President and CEO during his opening remarks. “To see a handful of staff receiving their long service awards marks a deep sense of belonging and commitment to the betterment of the college by its staff,” he continued.

The night was packed with fun-filled performances by lecturer Liew Su Yee, Tan Su Lin and Khor Ee Keat who sang their own rendition of songs to keep their fellow colleagues entertained but it was Ms Josephine Foo who stole the limelight with her curvaceous and sexy rendition of a belly dance. Kudos to Josephine for her outstanding performance!

It was also a night of to be remembered for Ms Tan Cheng Yoke who’s the luckiest staff to walk away with the lucky draw grand prize of a 40” SHARP TV. 2nd prize went to Mr Mohd Syafiq from the School of Hospitality Management, bagging an OPPO smartphone and the 3rd prize went to Mr Maniam from MFS winning a 2-night hotel stay at Hotel Flamingo by the Beach.

The highlight of the night came with Ms Nadia and Mr Kalaiselvan who both won the Best Dressed Award for Female and Male category. Ms. Nadia from the School of Hospitality Management was perfect in every way, dressing exactly like the Mad Hatter himself while Mr Kalaiselvan dressed as a cowboy of the Wild Wild West respectively.

It was indeed a great and memorable night for all and a splendid way to end 2017 with a bang!


Emergency Response & Preparedness Training

DISTED College conducted the Emergency Response & Preparedness Training on 3 Nov from 9am – 5pm. The training was designed to provide DISTED ERT committee members how to respond to potential incidents which would threaten worker safety and assets that need to deal with swiftly and professionally.

The training was presented by principal consultant Mr Ramachandran Valautham holds a PhD in OSH (USA), a certified Safety Professional (CSP) & Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSPM) accredited by American Society for Safety Engineer, Certified Assessor by HRDF approved by Great Britain College consortium for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Lecturer for Open University on OSH topics and Trainer & Speaker for FMM & DOSH and his assistant Mr Krishnakumar Murhgesh, a Fellow member of Malaysia Safety & Health Professional Association, qualified trainer of OSH.