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Thai fair 

In association with the Thai Fair at the Atrium, Level 1, in the Johor Baru ZON Mall, 100 kids from Nuri Kindergarten will take part in the Sand Art Competition on Sunday. On International Earth’s Day (April 22), a children’s colouring contest themed ‘Save The Planet’ will take place at the same venue from 1pm to 5pm. The contest is open to children aged 7-12 years. For further information call Jess Lee at 016-717 3141 or Ken Lim at 016-722 3141. 


Health seminar 

International Medical University with Batu Pahat Education Office and Batu Pahat Hospital will hold a Female Adolescent Health Seminar/Workshop at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (P) Temengong Ibrahim, Batu Pahat, on April 21 from 8am to 12.30pm. For enquiries, call 07-432 0580 or 07-432 2787. 

New addressThe National Registration Department in Malacca has moved from Wisma Persekutuan in Jalan Hang Tuah to the new Home Affairs Complex in Jalan Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh. The department can be reached at 06-232 6610. 


Outdoor course 

Sofitel Palm Resort is offering a professional ‘Low Rope Element’ course in Johor Baru. The course is an outdoor adventure consisting of different levels that can be conquered through closely-knit teamwork. It is offered to the public at a half-day rate of RM80++ and full-day rate of RM120++. Those interested can contact the resort’s sales deparment at 07-5996000. 


Health screening 

Mahkota Medical Centre is offering a health-screening package in conjunction with Fathers’ and Mothers’ Day celebrations. It includes medical history discussion, physical examination, chest X-ray, resting ECG, Urine FEME, Pap smear, SPA and blood tests. The package priced at RM288 is being offered from now until June 30. For enquiries, call the centre at 06-281 2418. 


Public forum 

Hospital Pantai Ayer Keroh will hold a public forum on April 29 (Saturday) at the hospital’s conference room. The event begins at 2pm and will include a talk by StemLife Sdn Bhd on the healing power of stem cells. Admission is free. For details, contact Ms Ng at 06-231 9999. 


Rainforest festival  

The 9th Rainforest World Music Festival at Sarawak Cultural Village on July 7-9 will feature 10 international groups from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America as well as several local groups, including the Malaysian Dhol Federation from Kuala Lumpur. The groups will take to the stage for nightly concerts and conduct two workshops in the afternoons. Tickets for the festival are available at Visitors’ Information Centres in Kuching (082-410 944), Sibu (084-340 980) and Miri (085-434 180). For details, check the festival website at  


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