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Clubhouse for seniors 

JB SENIOR Citizens’ Clubhouse is on a membership drive to attract more seniors between 45 years and 90 years within the Johor Baru district to join the club. Club activities include exercise, singing, dance, sports, gardening and computer classes. The clubhouse is located at No: JKR583, Jalan Petrie, 8100 Johor Baru. For details contact Madam K.M. Lim at 07-226 6176 or 017-773 0082. 

Health check-up package 

In conjunction with International Family Day and Teacher’s Day, Hospital Pantai Ayer Keroh will be promoting its general health check-up package until the end of next month. Priced at RM258, the package consists of a thorough physical examination and report, a comprehensive blood, liver and renal test, a chest X-ray, an ECG and two cancer tests. For men above 50, an additional prostate cancer test will be included for RM278. For details, call Health Screening Centre at 06-231 9999 ext 2130. 

Buffet special 

Pulai Springs Resort is offering The Pulai Longest Buffet that features more that a hundred dishes including all-time favourites such as nasi briyani, murtabak, lar mien, shepherd’s pie, beef stroganoff and prawn sambal The buffet is at RM38 per adult and RM19 per child. For bookings, call Gleneagles Terrace at 07-521 2121 ext 5211.  

Buffet dinner 

SOFITEL Palm Resort’s Ishwara Brasserie & Terrace serves a buffet every Saturday night dubbed ‘Typically Malaysian Hawker Fare & Grill’ until the end of June, featuring seven live cooking stations, between 7pm and 10.30pm. The dinner is priced at RM 30++ per adult and RM 21++ per child age five and below. For reservations, call 607-599 6000 ext 8607. 

Rest area closed 

THE Pagoh (south-bound) rest and service area will be closed until Sept 30 for upgrading works. However, the existing petrol station will operate as usual. Motorists are advised to utilise the Ayer Keroh Overhead Bridge Restaurant at Km210, Ayer Keroh Rest and Service Area at Km210 or Machap Rest and Service Area at Km74.7. For details, contact PLUSline at 1-800-88-0000. 

Rainforest music 

The 9th Rainforest World Music Festival at Sarawak Cultural Village on July 7-9 will feature 10 international groups from Africa, Asia, Europe and North 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 workshop sessions in the afternoons. Tickets for the festival are now 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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