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The Perak Academy will hold a talk on ‘The Happiness Philosophers: The West and the East – Aristotle, Epicurus and Lao Tze, Chuang Tze’ author Koh Chye Hock at its premises, 7A Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Ipoh, today at 8pm. Admission is free. For details, call 016-221 3742 (Lum) or email


The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair will be held at Aeon Big Falim from Sept 7 to 9 between 10am and 10pm. For details, call 05-255 2261 or e-mail


The Perak Heritage Society will hold a talk on ‘World War Two in Perak and Malaya’ at Hotel Seri Malaysia tomorrow at 2.30pm. Entrance is free, but seats are limited. For details, call 013-424 1917 (Norhisham).


The Malaysian Paediatric Association will hold a ‘Children with Special Needs’ forum at the Ipoh Convention Centre tomorrow from 2.30pm to 5pm. For details, call 03-5632 3301 or email


The Perak Palliative Care Society (PPCS) will hold the 5km Hospice Run at Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation Park (Polo Ground), Ipoh, on Oct 14 at 7am in conjunction with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Registration ends on Sept 9. For details, visit


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is organising an IELTS Preparatory Workshop at its campus in Kampar on Sept 12 and 13 from 8.30am to 5.30pm. For details, call 05-468 8888 ext 2236 (Joyce Loo).


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Centre for Extension Education will be organising a ‘Quick and Easy MUET Preparation’ course at its campus in Kampar on Sept 14 from 9am to 1pm. For details, call 05-468 8888 ext 2236 (Joyce Loo) or visit


The St Andrew’s Community Church will hold a charity food and fun fair at Glamour Square Commercial Centre in Taman Bercham Jaya, Ipoh, on Sept 15 from 8am to 1pm. For details, call 012-438 8709 (Ang), 012-512 9311 (Rebecca) or 012-481 0922 (Angel).


The Kinta Valley Symphonic Society will hold its ‘Rendezvous’ concert at Dewan Leong Wan Chin, Ipoh, on Sept 23 at 3pm. Entry is by donation of RM50 for reserved seats, RM30 for free seating and RM20 for students. For student bundle package, two tickets will be given free for every 10 tickets purchased. For details, call 017-508 1351 (Yam) or 017-570 7776 (Lau).


The KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital is organising an antenatal class at its Dewan Anugerah (5th Floor) on Sept 29 from 1pm to 5pm. For details, call 05-240 8777 ext 8111.


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Centre for Biodiversity Research and its Faculty of Science will hold an International Conference on Tropical Biodiversity 2018 at Tower Regency Hotel and Apartments, Ipoh, from Oct 8 to 11. A conference daily pass (RM50 to RM200) is available to the public and can be applied at A public forum themed ‘Conservation of biodiversity, a way forward for better life’ will be held on Oct 9 from 4pm to 6pm. Admission is free with prior registration at For details, email

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