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  • Saturday, 30 Jun 2018


Sign up for Penang Starwalk 2018 at the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas or The Star Pitt St. in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling from 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday except public holidays). Online registration can be done at Entry fee is RM18 each. Students registering via their schools pay only RM14. Registration closes on Aug 10 or when 20,000 participants have signed up, whichever comes first. The walk will be flagged off at Gurney Paragon Mall at 7am on Sept 2.


Eastern and Oriental Berhad (E&O) will host a Hari Raya open house today from 11am to 2pm at Straits Green public park in Seri Tanjung Pinang (near Tesco). There will be traditional Malay dance performances by pupils from SK Tanjung Tokong and Tadis Ar-Rasyidin. Details, call 04-8992268.


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town World Heritage Incorporated is organising site excursions under George Town Heritage Celebrations 2018. It gives the public the opportunity to explore eight places of worship in George Town at weekends in July. It is free of charge for Malaysians and RM100 for non-Malaysians. Places are limited. For details and registration, visit

DHARMA TALKSDr Mattia Salvini will give a series of Dharma talks on the Three Principal Paths of Buddhist Practice (July 2, 3, 14), Bodhicitta (July 4 to 6, July 9 to 13) and Introduction to Sanskrit (July 7) from 7pm to 9.30pm at Than Hsiang Temple in Bayan Lepas, Penang. He is the director of the International Phd Programme in Buddhist Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya campus, Thailand. For details, check out


The Temple of Fine Arts Penang will provide free specialist consultation, legal aid service and acupuncture treatment at Sivasanta Derma Clinic on July 3 from 7.30pm to 9pm at 11, River Road. A general practitioner, paediatrician and dental surgeon will be present. Details, call P. Murugiah (016-444 9246).


The JM Education Fair 2018 will be held at Hotel Jen Penang on July 8 from noon to 5pm. There will be free counselling and the public can meet representatives from various universities and colleges. Admission is free. Details, call 04-2288376, or 017-5813181, or 018-4037166 or email


Penang Hospice Society is holding a Charity Food and Fun Fair on July 8 from 10am to 2pm at Rumah Hospis Pulau Pinang at 250A, Jalan Ayer Itam. There will be health screenings, kids’ activities, an exhibition, short movies, games and more. Details, call 04-2284140 or email


Gurney Paragon Mall is organising the an outdoor live screening of the FIFA World Cup 2018 final match on July 15 at 11pm at the mall’s Festive Square. For details, call 04-2288266.


Ding Feng Wushu Academy is organising a one-and-half-hour stage performance featuring 300 wushu exponents at Dewan Sri Pinang on July 22. It will begin at 7pm. Tickets are priced at RM60 and RM80. For details, call Vincent 016-4852925, Sandy 016-4926090 or Jack 012-4619154.

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