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Saturday November 10, 2012

Metro Watch

DEEPAVALI REBATES

In the run-up to Deepavali this Nov 13, the Malaysian Highways Authority (LLM) is offering various discounts and rebates as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme. In addition, selected major routes will also be offering rebates for Awal Muharam on Nov 15. The discount rates and rebates will vary between five per cent and 37.5%. The highways involved are the North-South highway, Elite, Seremban-Port Dickson, Kulim-Butterworth, SecondLink, Akleh, Guthrie, LKSA, Cheras-Kajang, New North Klang Straits Bypass (NNKSB), KL-Putrajaya, Duke, Smart, Senai-Desaru, NPE, Besraya, Lekas, Kesas, SKVE, LDP, Sprint, East Coast Phase 1 (LPT 1), KL-Karak (KLK) and KL-Kuala Selangor (Latar).

WATER DISRUPTION

SYABAS will be replacing its 600mm-diameter butterfly valves in Jalan Templer, resulting in water supply disruptions from 9pm tomorrow till 5am onMonday. The affected areas will cover Sections 1-9 (Petaling Jaya), Section 14 (roads 14/48 - 62), Sections 18, 22, 51 and 51A, as well as Jalan 219 to 243. Other affected areas include PPR Baiduri, SS9 (Sungai Way), Kampung Pasir Baru, Taman Sri Sentosa, the Assunta and Beacon Hospitals, the Jalan Tandang and Jalan Kilang industrial Areas and Jalan Penchala.

BLOOD DONATION DRIVE

Eyecare group Focus point is running the Focus Point Blood Donation campaign together with Caring Hearts Foundation team. Drop by the blood donation drive which will take place near the MPH bookstore at The Curve this Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

WELLBEING FORUM

Tropicana Medical Centre will organise a Relaxation For Health And Wellbeing Public Forum at Tropicana Medical Centre today from 10am to 1pm. Admission is free with lunch provided. To register, call 03-6287 1206 (Mei Yee) or 018-211 6789 (Benjamin) or e-mail meiyees@tropicanamedicalcentre.com

ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Local production house Astro Media is holding a free preview of their Holiday Animation Express Workshop for children and teens aged 10 to 13. The preview session are on Fridays (Nov 16 and 23) and Saturdays (Nov 17 and 24), from 2.30pm-4pm at the Taman Sea studio in Petaling Jaya. Seats are limited toeight, so register now by contacting 03-7803 2054 and 03-7803 1336 from Tuesday to Saturdays, 9.30am-6pm. For details, visit www.astromediastudio.com

CHARITY CALENDARS

Shelter Home for Children is having their annual sale of desk top calendars, drawn by the Shelter’s residents with the theme “Children — Leaders of tomorrow”. Each calendar is going for RM10. Fordetails, call 03-7955 0663 (Roland/Edwin), e-mail jallehshelter@gmail.com or visit www.shelterhome.org

FUND-RAISING BAZAAR

Titled “From Hearts to Hearts”, the GPL Group is organising a charity bazaar tomorrow at the Newcom Club along Jalan Kelang Lama to raise funds for two IJN (Institut Jantung Negara) Foundation infant patients and the SPCA. Besides the usual bazaar sales and fun activities, an IJN team will be on site to help check visitors’ BMI, cholesterol and blood glucose levels. For details, call 03-2617 8315 (Ritzzawati Rosli Mohd Rosli) or 03-6209 9100 (Teresa Chow).

IBU CHARITY BAZAAR

Back for the second year running, the Ibu charity bazaar for this Yuletide will take place at Whitebox and Art Row in Solaris Dutamas on Nov 18, from 10am onwards after Free Wheelie Sunday. Entry is free, and money raised from table sales and the bazaar’s lucky draw will be divided between Ibu and its chosen charities — the Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram, the Mizo refugees’ school and the Malaysian Glaucoma Society. A number of charity tables will be present as well. To help, e-mail evethong@gmail.com or nsmit82@gmail.com.

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