Help save a panda. Head on over to Publika Kuala Lumpur anytime between now and Jan 25 and visit the 1,600 figurines of pandas. The invasion is part of the ‘1,600 Pandas World Tour’ exhibition to raise awareness on the fragile number of pandas left in the wild. The two-week long exhibition is done to highlight the importance of conserving these bamboo-eating bears which numbers are fast dwindling in the world. Only as little as 1,600 are estimated to be left in the wild, and they are being represented by their figurine counterparts as they tour the world to raise awareness. The highlight of the Publika leg of the tour will be the seven limited edition Malaysia-themed pandas debuting during the exhibition.
Seri Pacific Hotel together with Artiseri Gallery is organising an Oil Plein Air Painting Exhibition by a group of seven popular artists from Malacca to exhibit and showcase their paintings at the hotel’s Artiseri Gallery. Visitors will be able to admire artworks by Azmi Murad Alias, PL Yus, Johari Ibrahim, Reyzan, Ude Rahman Kalip and Zakir Amir Md Derus. The exhibition will run until Jan 30.
Take part in the Muhibah Walk: Faces Without Races today, from 5pm to 11pm, at Dataran Petaling Jaya to show off the unity and diversity of Malaysians. The walk will be campaigning on the streets of Petaling Jaya to promote Malaysia’s vision of becoming a harmonious and united society. There will also be live music performances, and a fun-filled evening is promised for the children with bouncy castles set-ups, face painting and clowns. Participants are encouraged to bring a bottle of clean water each to be donated to the flood victims as a sign of support. Registration is RM10 per person. To register, visit
STAR EDUCATION FAIR
Just finished exams and not sure which career path to take? Visit the Star Education Fair that is happening today and tomorrow from 11am to 7pm at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Aside from offering numerous study options, the fair will also feature education and career talks such as Options After SPM, Funding Higher Education and Study and Work Overseas. There will also be representatives from Australia, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom to provide insights into study and work opportunities there. Admission is free. For details, call 03-7967 1388 (ext 1233/1243).
ZUMBA FITNESS PARTY
Join 6,000 participants in the largest Zumba fitness party organised by Great Eastern Life and SCORE FitMob tomorrow at 6.30am at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. The event will be bringing 15 instructors from over seven countries and featuring David Velez from Columbia who is currently the Zumba Education Specialist for South East Asia. To register, visit www.score.my
Catch Cheong Kiet Cheng’s latest body of works that explore the laws of the universe where all beings in this space go through the impermanent process of birth, aging, sickness and death. She uses images of humans, animals, flowers and plants to convey love, beauty, and life and death. For although beauty is not forever, decaying is not necessary ugly. The ‘Sing to the Land of My Heart’ exhibition will run until Feb 28 at Wei-Ling Gallery in Jalan Scott, Brickfields. For details, call 03-2260 1106.
Catch the mesmerising works of Gan Chin Lee, Haffendi Anuar, Hasanul Isyraf Idris, Justin Lim, Liew Kwai Fei, Raduan Man, Phuan Thai Meng, Saiful Razman, Tan Wei Kheng, Wong Perng Fey and Yeoh Choo Kuan at the Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) gallery in Bangsar Village II, titled ‘Malaysian Art, A New Perspective’. Curated by Richard Koh, the exhibition introduces diverse practices developing in the Malaysian visual art scene in recent years. The exhibition will run until Jan 29. For details, call 03-2283 3677.
Catch a mesmerising visual buffet at Art Accent gallery at Bangsar Village II for a group exhibition from prominent Malaysian artists such as Cheong Kiet Cheng, Chor Shy Miin, Donald Abraham, Faizal Suhif, Keiong Chooi Ling, Liew Choong Ching, Ong Xing Ru, Syahbandi Samat and Tang Yeok Khang. The event is currently ongoing until Jan 19. For details, call 03-2287 1908.
An exhibition of artworks by Rohingya children living in refugee camps will be held today and tomorrow at the Myanmar Muslim Association Malaysia, Bangunan Cahaya Suria, Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin, from 11am to 6pm. There will be about 200 artworks on display and for sale. The artworks were produced by Rohingya children from the refugee camp in Sittwe, Arakan. The proceeds of the sale will go towards helping the children in the camp. For details, call 018-255 2130.
Take in a little bit of culture this weekend with a makyong theatre performed by Year 2 Aswara students titled Cindalela tonight at 8.30am at the Aswara Black Box, Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are priced at RM5 (for students) and RM10 for non-students. To buy, call 017-579 3072 (Azmir).
BLOOD DONATION DRIVE
The Subang Jaya Church of Christ is organising a blood donation campaign with the National Blood Bank Malaysia today at Level 1, Subang Parade (in front of Celebrity Fitness) from 10.30am to 4pm. For details, call 03-5638 0046 or 012-3938 345.
LA SALLE EVENT
The La Salle Sentul Old Boys Association (OBA) will celebrate Francis Santa Maria’s 80 illustrious years, while commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of his distinguished career as an educationist today at 7pm in the Royal Lake Club at Taman Tasek Perdana, Jalan Cenderamulia, off Jalan Parliament, Kuala Lumpur. For details, call 012-3442 798 (Don) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cansurvice Malaysia is organising a health talk on essential oils and cancer from 4pm to 6pm at the Malaysian Association for the Blind hall, Brickfields. The talk is highly recommended for people challenged with cancer and their family members, alternative practitioners, medical professionals and anyone who wants to have a greater awareness of health issues. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, SMS name and email address to 017–881 2287 or email email@example.com