Top 15 Finalists for Host Idol Search Contest 2019

Han Chiang University College of Communication today announced at a media conference the top 15 finalists for its annual Host Idol Search Contest 2019. 

The competition, in its fourth year running, attracted more than 200 secondary school participants from Penang, Perlis, Perak and Kedah, making it a national level competition. 

The top 15 finalists, five each for the three categories – Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin – are as follows: 

Bahasa Malaysia 

1) Haleemunnisa Mohamad Koya 2) Linda Cheang Mei Le 3) Hana Humaira Iliqa Bt Amirkhalid 4) Nuraleeya Aishah Bt Mohd Shukor 5) Puteri Nabila Binti Zulkefli 


1) Nhantinii A/P Ramachandran 2) Sentoash Naidu 3) Grace Chai Jeng Swan 4) Wong Zhi Ying 5) Wong Kae Jing 


1) Lim Win Nie 2) Lee Chen Yun 3) Loh Yin Hui 4) Tan Tze Yi 5) Neng Yi Qian 

Eleven of the 15 finalists posing for a group photograph at HCUC.  

HCUC Vice-Chancellor Dr Beh Kok Hooi chaired the media conference. Also present were Deputy Vice-Chancellor Dr Ooi Bee Peng, Head of Administration Miss Ng Li Leng, Host Idol Search Contest 2019 coordinator Miss Ooi Li Fang and assistant coordinator Chiang Chee Keat.

All finalists will compete live in the grand finale which will be held in Gurney Plaza, Penang on 13 July 2019, from 12pm to 5pm where they will be tested for their presentation as well as communication skills. The panel of judges comprises of renowned media personalities such as Ms Tan Lay Teng, Mr Ivan Toh and Mr Owen Yap. 

The contest offers a total of more than RM186,000 in prizes for all three categories: 

Champion (one for each category) Scholarship up to RM25,000, prizes worth RM2,000, certificate and trophy 

1st Runner Up (one for each category) Scholarship up to RM12,500, prizes worth RM1,500, certificate and trophy 

2nd Runner Up (one for each category) Scholarship up to RM12,500, prizes worth RM1,000, certificate and trophy 

3rd Runner Up (one for each category) Scholarship up to RM6,250, prizes worth RM800, certificate and trophy 

Consolation (one for each category) Prizes worth RM500, certificate and trophy 

The Most Popular Host Certificate and trophy 

The Most Supportive School Certificate and trophy 

HCUC is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning that offers quality education for the community. Since its establishment in 1999, it has become one of the renowned Colleges in the country catering to the educational needs of local and international students. 

HCUC currently offers one Foundation, nine Diploma, eight homegrown Degree and one Master’s Degree programmes.

HCUC also offers dual awards for its homegrown degree programmes in Communication, Multimedia and Logistics and Master’s programme in collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia. Intensive English Courses (IEC100, IEC200 and IEC300) which are approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE) are also available in HCUC.


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