Plenty of books and activities at mega book fair

IN conjunction with the 95th anniversary of Popular, the Popular Mega Bookfair will be held at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre from Aug 9 to 18.

Open 10am to 10pm daily, visitors are invited to indulge in the latest and most enriching assortment of books from all genres in English, Chinese and Malay, as well as stationery (including Popular’s in-house signature brand, UrbanWrite, and other international brands), CDs, gadgets and IT items, and tidbits at fantastic prices at the fair spanning an area of 50,000 sq ft.

Popular card members can head to the brand’s anniversary booth to grab the 95th anniversary limited edition Popular Card.

Valid for three years upon application or renewal, members also get an exclusive Popular multipurpose bag.

A one-year Popular Card application or renewal nets members an exclusive Popular pouch.

More amazing deals on selected products await all Popular Card members.

There will be plenty of activities and events at the fair, including an artiste appearance, meet-and-greet sessions with authors and bento and dessert cooking demonstrations.

Catch Hong Kong-based Malaysian musician, Gin Lee, when she makes a live appearance on Aug 16 (Fri) from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Horror fans can catch Malaysia’s own “Prince of Horror”, Tunku Halim, at his sharing session on Aug 17 (Sat), from 11am to 11.45am, while 988 radio deejay Sean will appear on the same day from noon to 12.45pm.

There’s also “So Aunty, So What?” columnist June H.L. Wong, who will appear live on Aug 18 (Sun), from 4pm to 4.45pm.

Make a date with celebrity chefs on Aug 18 (Sun), from noon to 2.45pm as chefs Michelle Lim, Chris Ng and Jeen Lee dispense culinary tips through live cooking demos.

As Malaysia turns 62 this month, celebrate National Day with the “I Love Malaysia” children’s colouring competition on Aug 13.

Consisting of Categories A (five to eight years old; 11am to 1pm) and B (nine to 12 years; 3pm to 5pm), with great prizes worth RM4,800 sponsored by Colleen up for grabs.

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A RM5 registration fee per child is required.

Children can dress up in the colours of our nation – made from recyclable materials – on Aug 16 (Fri).

This competition consists of Categories A (five to eight years; 10.30am to noon) and B (nine to 12 years; 2pm to 3.30pm), with prizes from Sunway Lagoon awaiting winners.

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Don’t miss the creative craft series of workshops on Aug 16, 17 and 18 hosted by Popular as it is free hands-on fun for all.

On Aug 16, take part in the National Day Windmill Craft activity by Artivo from 7pm to 7.45pm. Hurry though as it is limited to 30 participants only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Metallic Art Colouring on Button Pin Workshop by Pentel on Aug 17 from 2pm to 2.45pm will also be limited to 30 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Aug 18, from 3pm to 3.45pm, visitors can take part in the Badge-Making Workshop: Fingerprint & Drawing by MomentLAB.

This workshop will be limited to 30 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis as well.
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