DISTED College awarded 5-Star in MyQUEST


DISTED College is awarded  the prestigious 5-star rating on the 2016/2017 Malaysia Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQuest) on 18 December 2017 at Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

The accolade was conferred by the Higher Education Ministry to reflect the institution’s overall excellence in providing high-quality education.

The evaluation takes into account the institution’s students’ and graduates’ performances, quality of its programmes and resources.

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 info@disted.edu.my

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.

PCA Welcomes DISTED to the family

Dr Seah Soo Aun, President and CEO of DISTED College, Ms Susie Khoo from School of Hospitality Management and Mr Ahmad Taiff, Director of Academic Support and Continuing Professional Development attended the Penang Chefs Association’s (PCA) 3rd Anniversary Dinner, themed “Tropical Christmas with Penang Chefs” at Bayview Georgetown Hotel on 6th December.

In addition to its annual celebration, New members were introduced to the community. During the reception, Penang Deputy Chief Minister Dato’ Haji Mohd Rashid Bin Hasnon presented the Membership Certificate and a Medal to Dr Seah.

The collaboration between PCA and DISTED College and LiFE Academy is to endorse and recognise DISTED’s food and beverage and hospitality programmes and LiFE Academy’s professional and short-course in culinary field.



Dear all,

You are cordially invited to be one of Project Occupy Beach Street partners for the “Largest Book Exchange Event in Malaysia”

Event date: 17th December 2017

Time: 7am – 1pm

Venue: Beach Street, Penang

The objective of the event is to urge our society to swap their preloved books for something different to read, saving the usage of papers and inks. The event also attempts to break the Malaysia Book of Records, 2000 individuals with 2000 books are needed to fulfill and complete the record. The organiser is anxiously looking forward to your participation in helping to gain avid individuals/readers and books to achieve this great milestone.

The event will be hosted by the officer of Malaysia Book of Records as well as the Chief Minister of Penang Mr Lim Guan Eng.

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 soosay@disted.edu.my.

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!