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The Royal Military College Old Putera Association will be holding a dinner fellowship at the Johor Cultural and Sports Club along Jalan Tun Razak in Johor Baru at 8pm on Oct 30. For details, call 019-773 6220 (David Yap).


The Sultan Ibrahim Girls School (Johor Baru) class of 1974 will be holding a reunion lunch at SIGS Hall in Johor Baru on Dec 27. Those wanting to attend should e-mail


The Flea Market at Danga City Mall, Level 4 in Johor Baru offers a mish mash of stalls selling anything from chic jewellery, contemporary craft, toys, men and women’s clothes, shoes, shades, sushi, cookies, cakes and much more. There are over 20 stalls with online traders also invited to take part. Open from 11am until 9pm. For details, call 07- 221 7003 (Julie).


Enjoy a free guided tour around tourist attractions and heritage places within the historic city of Malacca every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 9am to 11am. The 4km journey starts at the Tourist Information Centre near the Tan Kim Seng Bridge at Jalan Merdeka and ends at the Jonker Walk stage. Registration is required. For details, call 06-282 6526 or 281 1289 (Malacca Museum Corporation).


The Malacca Toastmasters Club is offering opportunities to improve public speaking and leadership skills every first and third Thursday of the month at Semabok Inn from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. For details, call 012-625 1533 (Erik), 016-668 2502 (Lim), 017-279 6681 (Tang).


Sign language classes organised by Johor Deaf Association at 64-01 Susur Larkin Perdana 2, Larkin Perdana Johor Baru. For details, call 07-232 0464.


The Pahang Handicraft Corporation complex at Kampung Pandan II, Kuantan-Terengganu bypass sells unique and beautifully carved wooden and traditional batik and ceramic products from Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm. For details, call 09-538 5677.


National Stroke Association of Malaysia Kuantan branch is looking for volunteers to help rehabilitate stroke victims. Training provided. For details, call 09-566 8195 or 019-951 0012 (Chua).


Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia Kuantan branch receives metal containers, aluminium cans, glass and plastic bottles and clothing at its recycling centre. Open every fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to noon. For details, call 09-517 2969 / 061.

• Tzu Chi Malacca holds Community Recycling Day on the fourth Sunday every month from 8am to 10am in several housing areas. For details, call 06-281 0818 (Tzu Chi Malacca).


Johor Baru Chinese Association holds jazz dance classes on Mondays from 11am-noon. For details, call 07-278 8999.


Woman Integration Shoppe in Kuantan is open daily from 9am to 5pm for the public to donate used items or buy them. The shop is in Taman Mahkota Putra, Bandar Indera Mahkota. For details, call 09-572 9666 (Razilah).


Johor Baru Senior Citizens Association conducts Line Dancing Classes every Friday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at its premises at JKR583, Jalan Petrie, Johor Baru. Fee: RM17 monthly. For details, call 016-717 4345 89 (Chee).


A special beginners line dancing class for cancer survivors and their caregivers will be held every Saturday from 10am to noon. Fees: RM3 monthly. Class is limited to 20 participants. For details, call Malacca Cancer Society at 06-283 0988 or e-mail


Watercraft Gallery in Pulau Beram (a small island in Pahang River opposite Pahang State Museum in Pekan) will showcase a range of water crafts, models of a fishermen’s houses and floating huts. It is open from 9am to 5.30pm daily except on Mondays. Free admission.


The Heart Unit of St John Ambulance Malacca will give free ECG and blood sugar tests to members of the public aged 35 years and above on every first and third Friday of the month from 8pm to 9pm at A-3, Block A, Taman Siantan, Tengkera. For details, call 016-668 9327 (Meow) or 012-607 7721 (Crystal).


Praise Family Centre at Jaya Jusco Bukit Indah in Johor Baru is offering a free counselling service on family issues, marriage, personality profiling, crisis and trauma. For details, call 07-238 3952 or 012-736 9553 (Maria Shalina). The centre is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

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