The KLESF, set to take place from Oct 27 to 29 (9am – 6pm), at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC), Selangor, is a vibrant and fully interactive event with 590 local and international students, including from China, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, participating.

The 2023 KLESF International Challenge is a highlight of the fair where 228 teams will be presenting their STEM projects.

This year, the Malaysian Autonomous Intelligence and Robotics Association (MyAIRA) will be bringing in innovators from China and Japan to showcase various technological advancements in hardware and supply chain solutions, as well as a robot band playing musical instruments made from tatami rugs.

Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) senior principal analyst II (Industry Development Division) Norhasrizam Hashim said the exhibits are not limited to high-tech gadgets, but also include simple ideas that benefit communities.

The focus is to provide students with an exciting experience they would not get anywhere else, he said.

“The exhibitors are not here to sell anything. They are here purely to provide eager minds with the opportunity to touch, feel and understand how science works.

“Almost 80% of visitors to our previous fairs were children. At their young age, they are capable of absorbing things quickly, and are keen to learn.

“We also encourage teachers to come as it will be a great avenue for them to pick up new teaching approaches to drive STEM interest in schools,” he said.

Some 60,000 visitors are expected to throng the fair, said Norhasrizam.

Admission is free. Details: Call 011-1888 9397 or email