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  • Thursday, 24 May 2018


The Star will hold a UPSR workshop for Year Five and Six pupils in SJK(C) schools on June 30 from 8am to 5.30pm at KDU Penang University College. Registration fee is RM120 each. Subscribers who register before May 31 will enjoy a reduced fee of RM100. Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Kam (04-6473399) or Eileen (012-455 6809) from 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays to register.


Mark your date for the Food And Fun Fair on Saturday from 8am to 3pm at the Tamil Methodist Church Penang at 122, Perak Road. The event is to raise money to buy a new van for the church. Details, contact Rev Jerry Thomas at 012-3457852.


Mahindarama Buddhist Temple will hold an exhibition of Buddha relics from Saturday to May 31, 8am to 10pm, to mark Wesak Day. The opening ceremony is tomorrow at 8pm. The theme is to encourage the laity to put into practice the teachings of Buddha. Details, call 04-2825944.


Poney Clearance Fair is ongoing till Sunday from 10.30am to 10.30pm at Level One of Udini Square. Enjoy deals offered from RM19. For details, call the management office at 04-2915477.


Ideal Property Group is organising ‘My Ideal Homes’ photo contest. The registration is open until June 8. Registration is free and fabulous prizes await winners. For details, call Lim or Kate at 04-6411969.


Sian Chye Tong Temple’s Youth Section will hold its annual Wesak eve celebration at 7pm on May 28 at 395, Hye Keat Estate, Ayer Itam. All are welcome to participate in lighting the oil lamps, official opening of Buddha Float, bathing of Buddha ceremony and prayers. Vegetarian buffet will be served. Details, call 04-8283296 or Linda at 010-3372747.


Kek Lok Si Foundation has set up a RM500,000 fund to help needy students pursue higher education. It is open to all Malaysians aged above 18. Those interested can apply before May 31 at Complete the application form, attach the relevant documents and post them to the foundation. Applicants will be notified of their application status in July.


Charis Hospice will conduct a basic caregivers’ training session at its premises at 28, Lintang Paya Terubong 3, Penang, on June 23, 9am to 3pm. Registration closes on June 18. Details, call 017-4514258.


Lions Club and Pantai Hospital Penang are offering subsidised cataract surgery for the needy. Details, call the hospital’s Public Relations Department (04-6396517) or its careline (017-5782899).


George Town Heritage Celebrations 2018 is recruiting volunteers for its street festival to be held on July 7. The theme this year is ‘Potential: Of the Past, In the Present, For the Future’. To sign up as a volunteer, visit For more details, call Bernard (011-51319213).

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