Growing Future Success Stories

Welcome to Dwi Emas International School – Malaysia’s First Entrepreneurial International School – where we are resolute in outfitting every one of our students with the entrepreneurial mindset and human skills to be able to navigate their future of uncertainty and constant change. (…And yes, along with the academic excellence that parents can expect from an ACE EdVenture School.)

We have a strong feeling that you’re in the right place. You can rest assured that we are with you and your children on their journey of embracing the greatness they already possess.

Unleashing Greatness in Every Child

Let’s face it, we have all heard that everyone is good at something, but how many of us get recognised for our more unconventional talents?

It’s sad because we have witnessed so many great leaders and successful people around the world who rose to the top because of their other talents that were not recognised by their schools. As educators, we believe that ALL talents should be nurtured and recognised alongside the academic rigour. After all, all industries require both.

Over the past 26 years, when we help our students nurture the unconventional talents that make them unique, they become great leaders and successful people when they go to university and eventually begin adulting.

What's Your Greatness!

Right now, the evolving landscape of influencer dynamics emphasises more than just being in the spotlight. It’s about crafting meaningful connections, embodying authenticity and making a real impact. If you’re nodding along, feeling like this is your vibe, then our school is where you belong! We’re here to support you, nurture your talents and help you become a standout in the social media world.
Movers & Sharers (Social Media)
The world looks to creators and innovators to blaze trails for others to follow. Are you the type who can turn a tangled mess into a stroke of genius? Do you find yourself doodling solutions on napkins or tinkering with gadgets in your spare time? Whether that describes you or it’s someone you aspire to be, we at Dwi Emas will help unleash your brilliance and turn your dreams into the next big thing!
Creators & Innovators (Design)
Calling all extraordinary and dynamic young individuals out there - those who are still on the hunt for their unique calling! You’re undoubtedly talented, with a track record of accomplishments, but perhaps you haven’t quite found your niche yet. We understand the frustration of not fitting into traditional boxes; trust us, with decades of educational experience, we’ve been where you are. That’s why Dwi Emas is tailor-made to guide you on a journey of self-discovery and help you unearth your true passion in life.
Prolific & Terrific (Talent)
As entrepreneurs ourselves, we learnt from our mentors that entrepreneurship is not the pursuit of making money. The money you make is simply a result of solving a problem for people. The greater the challenge you tackle, the greater your potential rewards. At Dwi Emas, we’re committed to fueling our students’ entrepreneurial spirit, empowering them to thrive as innovative problem solvers and future job creators in the world of entrepreneurship.
Trailblazers & Pioneers (Entrepreneurship)
Academic brilliance knows no bounds - it’s as diverse as the people who possess it. Do you breeze through complex Math problems or have a way with words that brings literature to life? Whether your gift lies in numbers, words or creativity, we at Dwi Emas will celebrate your individual talent, guiding you towards success in whatever field sparks your curiosity.
Intellect & Intelligence (Academic)
Do you light up on the field or court, feeling the rush of adrenaline with each game? Are you someone who lives for the camaraderie of team sports and the thrill of competition? If you’re someone who lives for the excitement of sports and constantly seeks to improve, you’ll fit right in at Dwi Emas. This is because we expose our students to a wide variety of sports activities - giving them the opportunity to discover their true passion or talent for a particular sport.
Aces & Winners
Matisse said that creativity takes courage. Emerson said that every artist was an amateur at first. We say that’s true. If you are fortunate enough to be shown the early works of any artist, their initial work is usually horrible, enough to elicit cringes, even from the creators themselves. Here, we foster an environment where budding artists can explore their talents and creativity without fear of judgment!
Artsies & Fartsies
(The Arts)
Dreaming about exploring space? Training to be the next e-sports champion to go head to head with the likes of T1 or Damwon Gaming? Maybe you just get technology and you want to spend your life exploring tech gadgets or creating new apps that will change the way humankind lives. If technology is your jam, Dwi Emas is your launchpad to success. Our supportive environment and expert guidance will empower you to pursue your dreams in the exciting world of tech!
Thinkers & Tinkers (Technology)
“Someone had to do something to help.” We’re seeing so many teens and kids on social media who are making a difference in their neighborhood or community. From helping the homeless to setting up community farms so people have access to food, these kids are creating support systems for their community. Our mission is to instil the same values in our students, inspiring them to make a meaningful impact wherever they go.
Local & Vocal
(Community Service)
We guess this category makes it sound like we are looking for the Hulk. Far from it! Our focus is on nurturing greatness in those of you who are passionate about projects, efforts and causes that champion making the world a greener, better place for all. It’s for those of you who be-leaf that taking care of Earth takes care of us. Mother Earth needs you and we want to support you in your green efforts!
Lean & Green (Environmental Regeneration)

Ways in which we are associated with Finland to create the East-West Connection

Rated 96% by Education Alliance Finland
Rated 96% by Education Alliance Finland (EAF)
Our in-house Teacher Training Programme is certified by Education Alliance Finland (EAF) for its pedagogical quality, the first in Asia to have done so
Finnish-Asian Early Childhood Programme
The World's No.1 Finnish-Asian
Hybrid Preschool

Lil Unicorn’s (our kindergarten) curriculum was co-developed with Finnish specialists in early childhood education

Finnish-Trained Educators
Finnish-Trained Educators

Our teachers’ in-house training is further bolstered by them undergoing the University of Helsinki’s teacher education programme

Modern Digital Tools to Accompany Groundbreaking Education

Lil Unicorn also uses the pedagogical assistant, TinyApp, so you and the teachers are able to clearly visualise your child’s progress and growth

Finnish-Certified Award-Winning EduTech Product
A Finnish-Certified Award-Winning EduTech Product Developed In-House

ChemCaper, our Chemistry role-playing adventure, is also certified by EAF for its educational quality

Get to know Malaysia's First Entrepreneurial International School (Since 2015)

12 Pillars of Entrepreneurship

The 12 Pillars of Entrepreneurship is our True North in nurturing students in their entrepreneurial development during their time at Dwi Emas. Just as success isn’t an overnight endeavour, neither is growing habits and skill sets. When in doubt, students can always refer to these guiding principles to strengthen their entrepreneurial muscles and instincts.

Creating Massive Value
Think Win Win Win
Trust is The New Currency
Design My Money Blueprint
Build Empowering Wealth
Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.)
Become A Problem Solver
The 4Ps
Empowered to Pitch
Coding Creates Opportunities
Ecosystems Empower Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial Leaders Drive Change

Dwi Emas in Numbers

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Years of Experience
2000 +
Students Empowered with
The ACE Method
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Years in Business
13999 +
Number of As and A*s Nurtured
USD 79500 Million+
Revenue from Students’ Businesses
(as of May 2022)
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Experience Teaching
Cambridge University Student Union

Cambridge University Students' Union

The Star Outstanding Business Awards

The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA)

Ultimate Nation Builder Award

Other awards:

  • Sustainability & ESG
  • Industry Leadership
  • High Impact Economic Multiplier

Rated 96% by Education Alliance Finland

Rated 96% by Education Alliance Finland (EAF)

ASEAN Business Awards 2015 - SME Excellence in Innovation

ASEAN Business Awards 2015 – SME Excellence in Innovation

BabyTalk Malaysia – Reader’s Choice Awards 2021

Baby Talk & Mama Papa Readers' Choice Award 2021

  • Best Early Childhood Education with Entrepreneurship
  • Best Finnish-Asian Hybrid Kindergarten
  • Best Preschool (Entrepreneur)

Endeavor Malaysia

Her World Magazine - Woman of The Year 2016

Her World Magazine – Woman of The Year 2016

Awards & Recognition

At Dwi Emas, innovation is at the heart of our education approach. We believe we have to keep improving and update our teaching methods so the new generation is relevant in future industries. This is to create the most engaging classroom experience to maximise learning and integration. Such innovations are the key to unlocking brilliant grades too. In 2020, 1 in 5 of our students scored straight A’s in the IGCSE.

Our spirit of innovation has also been recognised by industry leaders both local and global. We want to be the best and continue being the best – to assure that we keep the marque of World-Class Education for parents who trust us with their children.


Sunil Palan A/L T.Sivapalan
Graduate, Class of 2020
Sunil is now pursuing a Diploma in ICT with a specialisation in Data Informatics and is planning to go into either AI systems or cybersecurity.
There are plenty (of lessons I’ve learnt), but one of the bigger ones would definitely be confidence/ability in speaking/presenting. The many years over and over of presenting in front of the class, year, school, hosting events, being the emcee for many opportunities the school had given me have all been stepping stones for me to get better and better at it. In my everyday life now, as a student, it helps me stand out in university and also present in lecture halls comfortably despite the huge classes and many strangers. In work life, as a model it has definitely helped me as well in being confident on stage, speaking to people, and working in front of crowds.
Jodi Yip Mei Kei
Graduate, Class of 2018
Jodi Yip Mei Kei is pursuing her Bachelor of Mass Communications (PR & Creative Media Design) at Taylor's University.
Being at Dwi Emas has taught me to be more independent and a goal-getter. I used to be quite hesitant and needed to always look for reassurance and approval before pursuing my ideas. Nowadays, instead of waiting for doors of opportunities to open, I knock on them instead.
Darlene Arifah binti Kamarul Ariffin
Graduate, Class of 2020
Darlene is now undertaking the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in Sunway College.
While studying here, I gained skills which I blindly thought would be easier for others. Having strong presentation skills and communicating with others is a strong asset, and Dwi Emas has certainly made it easier for me. Now, being in college has taught me that you will never find the people, the teachers, and the experience that you have in high school anywhere else. It wasn’t an easy road but all of it was definitely worth it!
Imraan Mikayil
Graduate, Class of 2020
Dwi Emas has taught me many things that have stuck with me. The teachers and students are supportive of ideas that I may have had and always helped as much as they could to turn my ideas into reality. Teachers never give up on us students and that has taught me to never give up on myself. Dwi Emas isn't just a school, it is an environment to grow. I am proud of who I've become.
Jaden Pathmanathan
Graduate, Class of 2020
Our teachers recognise how learning could be vastly different between students and proceed to help each of us find our most preferred method, whether it be active group discussion, religiously taking and revising from notes, interactive class experiments/activities or a combination of them all. This individualised approach to learning was instrumental to the success of my peers and it is also a testament to the various ways Dwi Emas is leading in the innovation of learning.
Low Jane
Graduate, Class of 2020
I always looked forward to every class because the teachers will always create games for us while learning, such as creating our own songs for chemistry reactivity series so that we can memorise it in a fun way, and my brain is always full of creative ideas when it comes to games. The teachers are always understanding and supportive, and it made me feel extremely comfortable to know that I could rely on them. This is a place where people can flourish. I am proud to say that I was a student from here.
Zoe Kirstyn Lee Shu Hui
Graduate, Class of 2020
Currently pursuing Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine.
Dwi Emas has given me the experience of being in an environment that allowed me to make mistakes without being criticised. Failure has always been a huge obstacle for me, every mistake made was an indication of how much I lacked. But the teachers here continued to remind and reassure me that it was okay to make mistakes and not understand immediately and that I shouldn’t feel bad. Now in college despite being out of my comfort zone, I am able to feel confident even with my mistakes.

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Board of Advisors

Anne Tham

Anne is the Founder and CEO of the ACE EdVenture group. In her 30-year experience as an educator and entrepreneur, she is acutely aware of the need for education to be pulled into the future. Her passion and vision lies in delivering Transformational Education that prepares all students for a future of uncertainty through practical entrepreneurial skills.

Melinda Lim

Melinda is the Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of ACE EdVenture. An engineer by training, she carved a greater purpose using her talent and skill in delivering the maths and sciences in ways where students go from “hating the subject” to “absolutely loving it”. She runs a tight ship of ensuring all of ACE EdVenture’s teachers uphold its standards and methodology so students love coming to school.

Stuart Patton

Stuart’s been a Director in UK SMEs, Corporate Business Development Director in a large private Euro company, and Business Development Director in a very successful privately owned Hong Kong company. He’s worked in many countries in the world especially Asia for the last 19 years in Hong Kong, China, and Indonesia, he is associated with many Finnish EdTech companies. Fundamentally he is a big picture thinker and strategist with an interest in maximising human potential through education and its relevance to the future of work.

Mike Handcock

Mike is an entrepreneur and Founder of Circle of Excellence (previously known as Rock Your Life) where he’s been a business mentor and friend to ACE EdVenture since 2007. His overall goal is to create the number one team of conscious leaders on the planet. Mike also draws from his vast arsenal of business experience as a speaker in talking leadership with any organisation on the planet.

Landi Jac

Landi has also been a business mentor and friend to ACE EdVenture together with Mike in Circle of Excellence. She is the Global Director of Worldwide Business Intelligence, part of a conglomerate of 5 international companies that has collectively impacted 300,000 entrepreneurs worldwide.

Professor Kirsti Lonka

Dr. Kirsti has been a Professor of Educational Psychology at University of Helsinki, Finland, since 2005, is involved in several strategic projects revolving around education, and is a published author of several articles. She is a popular keynote speaker all around the world and areas of specialty include higher education and teacher education. She is currently working on innovations for higher education and engaging learning environments.

Clinton Swaine

Clinton is the founder, owner, and lead trainer of Frontier Trainings – The World Leader in Experiential Business Trainings. For the past 9 years, he has taught on many of the top stages around the globe with world renowned speakers including T. Harv Eker and Brian Tracy, to name a few. He has created the largest curriculum of experiential content in the industry with a global reach. With over 200 unique games, exercises, and processes which teach a vast range of business, personal development and speaking skills, he is widely recognised as the leader in his field.

Dr. Richard Claydon

Dr. Richard’s the Co-Founder and CEO of Organisational Misbehaviourists. His work examines how people handle the complexity and ambiguity of modern organisational life and how original thought emerges in fast-changing, highly uncertain, often toxic environments via resilient coping methods such as irony and black humour to address the problem of organisational misbehaviour in the pursuit of good decision-making in complex organisational environments. His work has been described as “a touchstone for future work in management”.

Simplicio Michael Luis ("M")

With over 25 years in fashion design and branding, Simplicio Michael Luis (“M”) initially taught at FIDM, a Project Runway partner institution. Prior to his teaching role, “M” contributed his skills to a Fortune 500 designer streetwear company in Los Angeles, building a vast global network with manufacturers, designers, sales showrooms, and fashion PR firms. This network proves vital as “M” works on impactful projects for celebrities like Britney Spears and Snoop Dogg, and corporations such as Puma, Red Bull, BMW, and Ferrari.

Colin Brown

Colin brings sales, product development, operations, marketing and partnership experience for companies across 16 countries as well as a large network of relationships and sponsorship deals in multinational cities such as Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and London.