YOU walk from room to room visiting 'country after country', and by the time you have finished your rounds you feel as if you had gone on a trip around the world. That was the novel experience of students, parents and well-wishers attending the Chinese International School's annual fair, held recently on the school premises. This year the Chinese International School took its cue from the United Nations, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and planned the fair on the theme of cultural diversity. Classrooms were filled with the costumes, games, handicrafts and art of a host of nations, stretching from Africa and the Middle East all the way to Kazakhstan and Scandinavia. Decked out in a colourful traditional Chinese costume, Year Six student Michelle Lam was having fun in the 'China Room' where she could try on clothes from various parts of the mainland and have her photograph taken. A parent helping at the China Room counter said a multi-cultural event like the fair was an enriching experience for everyone. 'Just by walking around the children are picking up the flavours of other cultures,' she said. Her son, a Primary One student, had learnt a lot about China and Korea by helping to set up the China and Korean Room. Over in the Ireland Room, Taryn Hwang, 11, was enjoying herself looking at Irish food and costumes, and taking in scenic pictures of the country. Traditional dance, songs and games were also featured at the fair.