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Published: Saturday January 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 6:35:54 PM



THE OCBC Cycle Malaysia is taking place today and tomorrow at the KLCC. The two-day event, which is also the country’s largest get-together of cycling enthusiasts, have attracted more than 5,000 participants, both local and foreign. In the main event tomorrow, Sports and Youth Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek will flag off cyclists in the 48km challenge and 24km community ride. For details, log on to www.ocbc.cyclemalaysia.com.my


Calling all dog lovers! Adopt a puppy or bring your pets for an outdoor picnic and contribute to a good cause at a pet gathering themed “Love is All Around” at Central Park, Bandar Utama today from 9am to 1pm. Organised by property investment firm, Vision International Properties, the main aim of this community event is to raise funds for the Second Chance animal shelter and to encourage the public to opt for adoption instead of buying a pet. All funds collected will be channelled directly to the Second Chance animal shelter. Donations especially dog food are welcomed as the shelter is running short of supply for its 250 dogs. For details, email info@2ndchance-kennel or visit www.pawsmission.com.


Have a fun family time at Sunway Pyramid with the various activities organised. There will be a Spring Flower Market by Fleurs where you can get flowers to decorate your house for the upcoming Chinese New Year, browse the auspicious plants or buy a gift for your family, friends and loved ones. Learn more about Chinese Calligraphy by signing up for a workshop held at 1pm until Feb 8. Visitors can also learn how colourful sand layers are placed in a bottle that when pieced together, creates a beautiful image. The sand bottle is also available for sale from RM20 onwards at the Concourse. The workshop is conducted by a Syrian whose family has kept the art of sand bottling in its family for generations.


Spend your Saturday learning more about Kuala Lumpur by joining Rakan KL Walk 6 where they will be walking through some characteristic streets and neighbourhoods of the inner city. The walk is from 10am to 12.30pm. Those who are interested can gather at Lai Foong Restaurant at the junction of Jalan T.H.S Lee and Jalan T.T.C Lock. After the walk, immerse yourself at the photo and art exhibition at 3f Wisma Methodist, Lorong Hang Jebat which is open from 10am to 5pm. The photographs and sketches of the city were taken by Rakan KL members and are available for sale. From 2pm to 4pm, join the open discussion on the theme ‘Beyond Aesthetics: Art as Activism’. Special guest is Tang Ah Chai who will talk about his co-authoring the book Moving Mountains. For details, log on to their Facebook: Rakan KL.


Get to know the many masks in the world at the the World Masks Exhibition: 1001 Expression at the National Musuem, Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition is on until March 20. The activities include information on uses of clay and the uniqueness of masks motifs which would add to their knowledge on a country’s history. For details, call 03-22671111 ext 321.


Catch the elite and professional Hands Percussion team as they drum oriental and melodic Chinese New Year tunes through their fiery drums. The performance will have at least 10 drummers and will be for duration of 25 minutes. Catch them at Sungei Wang Plaza Concourse Level at 3pm on Jan 19, 24, 25, 26, 27 and on Feb 2 and 3 For details, call 03-21486109.


Head over to Jalan SS21/50 Damansara Utama playground for Healthy PJ Health Carnival tomorrow from 8.30am to 12.30pm. There will be health checks, including blood pressure, blood glucose, uric acid, cholesterol and BMI tests and consultation with a certified nutritionist by 1Malaysia PJ Service Team. Beabelle Academy will also introducing aromatherapy as an alternative theraphy. For details, call 016-233 2993 (Hoong Ling).


Head over to Tung Shin Hospital for a public health talk today from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. The topic will be presented by consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and consultant paeditrician in Tung Shin Hospital. For registration, call 03-20372288 or 016-9099665 (Cheryl Chia).


Calling all health freaks! Join a public talk by Rico Ricketts, a 70-year-old health and wellness coach, who is also Friends to Mankind Ambassador from Canada as he shares how it is more than merely nutrition and eating patterns, but also a state of empowering oneself that can break the myth of ageing. He will also be joined by Dr Rajbans Singh, Malaysia’s prominent consultant geriatrician, president of Malaysia Wellness Society, who will be speaking on “The 10 Points on Healthy Ageing”. The event will be held at Tropicana Medical Centre auditorium today from 9.30am to 1pm. For details, contact 03-615 777 46 / 019 382 9328 (Agness Foo) / 012 334 6320 (Uma).


Spend your Saturday morning learning Chinese New Year dishes by the members of the The Women’s Auxilliary (WA) of the Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Federal Territory who would be demonstrating their favourite dishes at their monthly cooking demonstration today at 10am at Ground Floor, Spastic Centre (behind the Crystal Crown Hotel), No. 14, Lorong Utara ‘A’, Off Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya. For details, call Datin Faridah Abu Bakar at 019-3944281 or Margaret Cheng at 012-9127203.


Celebrate Ponggal with the disabled and the elderly at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Bandar Kinrara BK1/1 in Puchong tomorrow. The Malaysia Hindu Darma Mamandram in collaboration with Damai Disabled Persons Association Malaysia will be marking the auspicious day from 5pm to 9pm. For details, contact 012-2016115 (Rishi) or Damai office 03-77823603.


For the health conscious, head over to Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre Klang (SKSMC) where there will be a public forum on Elderly Health Issues today from 8.30am to 1pm at SKSMC, SK Terbilang. Add knowledge with talks by the resident consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Prema Latha on Osteoporosis followed by a talk on Rheumatoid Arthritis, sleep disorders and consultation on ENT-Head and Neck. For details call 03-33733636 ext 7313/7335/7356.


If you have just graduated and looking for a job, attend a talk entitled “Chart Your Career in 21st Century” at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. The speaker is Singapore’s top speaker, Advocators Education Pte Ltd CEO Kong Yew Kiin. Kong, is the author of a book called “A is Easy”. The talk will be held today from 10am to 12pm at UTAR, PD Block, Level B1, No 9 Jalan Bersatu 13/4, Petaling Jaya. For details, call 03-79572818 (Joleena/Izad).


Immerse yourself in swirls of colourful paintings by Lui Cheng Tak and Ronnie Mohamad under one roof at Purple Houz Fine Arts Gallery from today to Feb 9. Lui’s Maiden Collection 2013 comprise nostalgic depictions of heritage building facades while Ronnie Mohamad: Satu Eksplorasi comprise portraits in realism. For details, call 03-7931 4326.

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