City Watch

Lane closed 

THE right lane for traffic along KM10.3 at the Shahpadu Highway, heading towards Shah Alam and Port Klang, is closed until June 19. The closure is due to the construction of a bridge in Jalan Haji Sirat. The project is to be completed by June 20.  

Refurbishment works 

THE ALOR Pongsu Layby (North-bound at KM179.9 and South-bound at KM179.60) on North-South Expressway will be closed for 21 days for refurbishment works beginning today until July 2. Highway users are advised to utilise the Gunung Semanggol Rest and Service Area (South-bound, KM 194.80) or Sungai Bakap Layby (North-bound, KM158.20) instead. For details, contact 03-7981 8000 or 1 800 88 0000.  

Special fund mission 

KL MONORAIL users who buy a Store Value ticket at KL Monorail counters until June 17 will be contributing 10% of their ticket purchase price to the Yogyakarta Earthquake Relief Fund. Donation boxes will also be set up at its Imbi, Bukit Bintang, Hang Tuah, Raja Chulan, Chow Kit and KL Sentral stations.  

Calling tuition teachers 

Foundation for Community Studies and Development, an NGO aimed at improving the lot of the poor, is looking for retired, qualified teachers to provide tuition to underprivileged children in Prima Selayang. For details, call 019-207 9388 or e-mail: (Raymond Gooi).  

Adopt a pet 

SPCA Animal Home in Ampang is holding its annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon from 9am to 4pm daily throughout the month of June. All animals are healthy, well socialised, vaccinated, de-wormed and neutered. Adoption rates start at RM50 for dogs and RM20 for cats. For details, contact 03-4252 8382 or visit  

Art competition 

ELI Lilly and Company is organising an art competition entitled “Lilly Oncology on Canvas, Expressions of a Cancer Journey'', and is calling for entries from anyone diagnosed with cancer, healthcare providers, family members, friends or their carers. Applicants must be 18-years of age or older. Entry deadline is July 31. For details, contact 03-6272 0939 or e-mail  

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