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Subscribe for three months toThe Star ePaper at RM60 today and you will receive a complimentary facial voucher worth RM240. For enquiries, call Kam (04-6473399) or Thana (019-4700904). The promotion will be on a first-come first-served basis and while stocks last.


Disted College is organising Penang’s 1st Symposium on Child and Adolescent Mental Health todayand tomorrow at its Yeap Chor Ee heritage campus in Macalister Road. Details, call 04-2296579.


Public Services Department director-general Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi Zainal will deliver a public lecture on Public Service Transformation at the ‘CEO Faculty Programme’ organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia at Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra on Monday at 9am. It is open to the public.


Charis Hospice’s Hunt for Charity 2016 themed ‘Cleaner, Greener and Healthier Penang’ will be held on April 23. Registration ends today. To sign up, visit or call Brenda/April (04-8279668/011-12466757).


Former Penang Mutiara Beach Resort staff are invited to join the 2nd Penang Mutiara Staff Gala Dinner at the Bayview Beach Resort today from 5pm. Tickets for children aged above four and adults are priced at RM75 and RM150 respectively. Details, call Jeeny (012-4080969) or James (016-3220575).


There are Japanese films screening and a workshop today from 2pm to 9pm at The Star Pitt St. in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. The tsumami-zaiku handicraft workshop is from 2pm to 4pm (RM20 fee per pax)followed by free film screening of ‘Bluebirds’ at 4pm and ‘Fireworks from the Heart’ at 7pm. Details, call Oga (017-8768010) or email


The Arulmigu Sri Ruthra Veeramuthu Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Temple will hold a chariot procession from the temple in Jalan Air Itam, Penang, at 10.30am tomorrowfollowed by a fire-walking ceremony. The chariot will pass through Jalan Air Itam, Jalan Paya Terubong, Jalan Kampung Pisang, Jalan Thean Teik, Lintang Angsana, Jalan Angsana, Jalan Boundary and Jalan Padang Tembak before heading back to the temple. Details, call 04-8296640.


Think City will host a public lecture by Dr Rachel Leow titled ‘Taming Babel: Language in the Making of Malaya’ at E&O Hotel Penang at 3.30pm on April 15. Dr Leow, ahistory lecturer in Cambridge University, will present key findings from her latest book on exciting issues around language and nation-making. She is also in Malaysia to promote the Tunku Abdul Rahman Fund, which provides scholarships to Malaysians keen on studying at University of Cambridge. Register by email to


MEF Toastmasters Club meetings are held every first and third Thursday of the month from 7.45pm to 10pm at the Safira Country Club in Seberang Jaya. Admission is free. For details, email or call Wuan Ying (016-3577116).

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