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  • Friday, 06 Apr 2018


The Star is organising a free Rakuten Trade Expresso workshop on April 12 (6.30pm-9pm) at Loft 29-29, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, Penang. The workshop is open to those aged 18 and above. The first 100 attendees will receive a year’s free subscription of Starbiz Premium Plus worth RM350 and dinner will be served. Go to for online registration or contact Kam (04-6473399), Loke (04-6473883) or Eileen (04-6473789) (Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm).


The Artisan Market and Garage Sale will be held tomorrow from 10am to 4pm at The Star Pitt St. in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town. The public can find artisanal products, books and secondhand goods. Admission is free. Call Janice (04-6473388) for details.


The Arulmigu Sri Ruthra Veeramuthu Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Temple in Penang will hold a chariot procession from the temple in Jalan Ayer Itam from 9am on Sunday followed by a fire-walking ceremony. The chariot will pass through Jalan Ayer 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.


Penang Hui Yin Seh Metta Blood Donation Group is organising its 270th blood donation campaign. It will be held on Sunday from 9am to 1pm at Wisma Hui Yin, 30, Lintang Paya Terubong 3, Penang. Details, call Thum (016-4980139).


Bukit Gelugor Toastmasters Club meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of the month from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. The venue is at Meeting Room 14C, Level 14, Menara IJM Land in Lebuh Tunku Kudin 3. The next meeting will be on April 9. For details, contact Amelia Lim (016-4821338) or Yoong Keat Wei (016-4442411).


Eden Handicap Service Centre Bhd will hold its Charity Food Fair 2018 on April 14 (9am to 2pm) at the Han Chiang Indoor Stadium in Jalan Lim Leang Teng, Penang. Call Derrick (04-2282758) or Elreen Wong (04-2295648) for details.


The Actors Studio Chorus and Orchestra, directed by Martin Rutherford, will present ‘Choral Favourites – Old and New’ on April 14 at 8.30pm at Stage 1, Penangpac (Straits Quay, level 3A). The programme will include music from Bach to Verdi and from Mary Poppins to ABBA. Details, call 04-8991722/2722.


Charis Hospice aims to raise RM200,000 through a Charity Hunt comprising motor and mall hunt on April 14. The motor hunt will be from 9am to 1pm at SPICE while the mall hunt will be from 10am to noon at Gurney Plaza. The fee for the motor hunt is RM400 per team (max four persons) while the mall hunt costs RM180 per team (max two persons). Visit or call 04-8279668/011-12466757 for details.


George Town World Heritage Incorporated will hold the Intangible Cultural Heritage Capacity-building Programme from April 16 to 23 at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang. It aims to equip locals with skills related to safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. The workshop is limited to 20 people. To register, visit or email


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