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Karaoke contest

Auto-City, Juru in Penang is organising a Chinese New Year karaoke contest at 7pm on Jan 31 for those aged 18 years old and below and Feb 1 (19 years old and above). For details, call Jacky (017-5231688).

Healing service

There will be a healing service at the Fettes Park Baptist Church auditorium at 15, Jalan Meranti, Tanjung Bungah in Penang at 8.15pm on Feb 1. The service will be conducted by Josef Chow, author of ‘From Fear to Freedom’. For enquiries, call 04-8908331 or 012-4882230.


The Penang Buddhist Association will hold a Sanghikadana (offerings to the Order of Sangha/Community of Monks) at 10am on Feb 1 at its premises at 168, Jalan Anson, Penang. All are welcome to participate in this meritorous act. For details, call 04-2280910 or Peter Khoo at 012-4565866.


Tibetan Buddhist master, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be at Chokyi Gyaltsen Centre (CGC) at 37-Y, Lorong Zoo 1, off Zoo Road, Air Itam in Penang, from 6pm to 8pm on Feb 3 to offer spiritual blessings and teachings. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is founder and spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition which has more than 150 centres worldwide including CGC. Admission to the dharma session is free. For details, call Dr Daniel Yeoh at 012-3810622.


There will be a talk on ‘Depression in Pre-Menopause’ from 7.30pm to 9pm on Feb 5 at the YMCA Penang on Macalister Road. There will be a Q & A session after the health talk. Admission is free. For details, call 04-2298276.

Journey to God

Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Brown Garden, Penang, will conduct its service project ‘Journey To God’ to carry disabled people to the hilltop Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple on Thaipusam Day on Feb 8. Those interested, disabled people and volunteers can call Saravanan (012-5764833) or Gana (012-4766525).

Mental health

D’Home Mental Health Association will be running the Family Link Education Programme (FLEP) starting from Feb 14. FLEP provides free education & skills training for caregivers with loved ones suffering from mental illnesses. For details, call 04-2291111 or email: dhome@d-home.org.my

Cupid Club

Penang Wanita MCA will hold its annual Cupid Club Valentine’s Day gathering at City Bayview Hotel Penang at 7pm on Feb 21. Singles aged above 25 years are encouraged to participate. For details, call Goh Swee Gim at 016-4811899 (Bukit Mertajam), Sharon Song (012-4312738 - Butterworth) and Chan Lea See (012-4888835 - George Town).

Antenatal care

Penang Adventist Hospital is holding a public health talk entitled ‘Recent Advances in Antenatal Health Screening’ by a consultant obstetrician and gynae-cologist in English and Mandarin from 3pm to 4pm on March 1. For details, call 04-2227388.

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