Metro Watch

Safe home campaign

JOHOREANS leaving their home during the school holidays until June 14 can take part in the Safe Home Campaign. The campaign, which was started three years ago, has been successful with the participation of thousands of residents statewide. They are encouraged to fill a form to inform the police to visit and patrol around their homes when they are not around. This is a community service by the police, the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Danga Bay and The Star. The forms are available at all police stations and district police headquarters in Johor, the IRDA office in Danga Bay, Danga City Mall and The Star’s Johor Bureau at Jalan Maju. For details, call 07-221 2999 or 07-331 5666.

Traffic disruption

THERE will be temporary traffic disruption for 12 months due to commencement of construction work on Jalan Tebrau located close to the Pandan Interchange and the North South Expressway of the Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway. Road users are advised to be careful and always adhere to warning as indicated on the road notice. For details, call Traffic Monitoring Centre at 1800-88-7752.

Acrobatic show

ASIA Village and International Cultural Interaction Sdn Bhd will be organising an acrobatic show on June 14. Entrance ticket for adults is RM10 and RM5 for children. For more details, call Chua at 014- 665 5151.

Expo on Pudu Jail

THE Malacca Museums Corpo-rations (PERZIM) and the Malay-sian Prison Department will be setting up an exhibition entitled “Last Voices of Pudu Jail” at the Museum DMDI until July 17. For details, call 06- 282 6528.

Art show

THE Iskandar Malaysia Contemporary Art Show 2009 is being held at level 4 of Danga City Mall, Jalan Tun Razak, Johor Baru. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 10pm until June 14. More than 1,000 art pieces by 100 artists are on display. Admission is free.

Wushu show

LEE Wushu Arts Theatre presents an experimental wushu theatre show from June 12 until June 14. The tickets are priced at RM15 and can be bought at Popular Book Store in City Square Johor Baru, Plaza Pelangi in Johor Baru, Skudai Parade and Harris in Tebrau City. For enquiries, call 016-715 9193, 012-738 8162 or 07-511 3013.

Focus on philanthropists

A MONTH long exhibition entitled “The Legacy of Tan Kah Kee and Lee Kong Chian will be held at Sutera Mall Johor Baru from June 20. Tan Kah Kee and Lee Kong Chian were well known philanthropists in Malaysia, Singapore and China and have contributed to the growth of schools during the early development of Malaysia.

Computer classes

JOHOR Baru Senior Citizens Association is conducting classes on Microsoft Word and Excel every Tuesday from 9.30am to 11am at its premises in JKR 583, Jalan Petrie, Johor Baru. For details, call Soon Boon Keng at 016-717 4345 or Thong Kam at 012-771 2736 or email

Character building

KEAN Tao Baptist Church in Jalan Haji Ahmad welcomes children aged five to 12-years to special classes on character building every Saturday from 3pm to 5pm. For details, call 09-513 6059 or 012-618 8171 (Rev Princeton Tay).

New number

SWM Environment Sdn Bhd has changed its toll-free hotline number to 1-800-222-800. All complaints received from SWM service areas in Johor, Malacca, and Negri Sembilan will be transferred to the SWM customer call centre headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The complaints will be recorded on the SWM customer relations management system online.

Volunteers needed

SEGAMAT Association of Resource and Education for Autistic Children, a non-profit organisation, needs volunteers to help children for 90 minutes on reading, writing and living skills on Fridays and Saturdays. Those interested can call Tan Lay Ngoh at 012-7557 075.

Sign language

THOSE wishing to learn sign language can attend classes organised by the Johor Deaf Association at Johor Communication Centre, 64-01, Larkin Perdana 3, Taman Larkin Perdana, every weekend from 2pm to 4pm. For details, call 07-234 9925 (office hours) or 019-732 5100.

Line dancing

KWANG Siew Wai Kuan, Johor Baru holds line-dance classes every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm at its activity centre in Permas Jaya, Johor Baru. For enquiries, call Elaine at 012-704 3363 or email

Used items

WOMAN Integration Shoppe in Kuantan is open daily from 9am to 5pm for the public to donate used items or buy them. The shop is in Taman Mahkota Putra, Bandar Indera Mahkota. For details, call Razilah at 09-572 9666.

Recycling day

TZU Chi Malacca will hold a Community Recycling Day on the third Sunday of the month from 8am to 10am in several housing areas. For more information, call Tzu Chi Malacca at 06-281 0818.

Free yoga

ARULMIGU Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple at Jalan Kuil in Johor Baru organises free yoga classes every Tuesday at the temple hall between 7.30pm and 9pm. For enquiries, call the temple office at 07-223 3989.

YWCA classes

THE YWCA of Malacca is conducting computer classes under the Microsoft Unlimited Potential at its premises in 547-A, Taman Aman, Ujong Pasir, Malacca. To register or for more information, call Teh at 012-695 6444 or Geraldine at 016-642 4982.

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