GALERI Petronas presents Rhythm of the 21st Century – Monologues of Raja Shahriman, showcasing the latest artworks by one of Malaysia’s foremost contemporary sculptors, Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin. This is the sixth solo exhibition by the artist and his largest so far, bringing together 80 new works in a compelling show that symbolises the destructive nature of man. Exhibition is on till Jan 24, 2010 at Galeri Petronas, Level 3, Suria KLCC. Admission is free. Meanwhile, for today, the public can check out the Lecture Series II by Tengku Elina Raja Aziddin, entitled “The Development of Contemporary Sculpture in Malaysia” from 3pm to 5pm with free admission. For details, call 03-2051 7770 or 03-2051 5930.
Craft promotion KRAFTANGAN Malaysia is having a craft promotion at the Great Eastern Mall Concourse, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, today and tomorrow from 10am to 10pm. Themed Buy Malaysian Craft, the event aims to encourage Malaysians to wear and use local craft products. Besides the sale of craft products by 19 entrepreneurs, there would also be activities like batik-colouring, rattan- weaving and traditional musical instrument performances. For more information, call 03-2162 7459.
Home living expo MAKING its debut this month is the Perfect Lifestyle ’09 Home & Living Exhibition, to be held until tomorrow at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Mid Valley Megamall. With more than 100 quality exhibitors who occupy over 300 booths, this three-day exhibition, which started yesterday, is open to the public from 10am to 10pm. For details on Perfect Lifestyle ’09, logon to www.perfectlifestyle.com.my or call 03-8075 7375.
Public talk THE MCA Lifelong Learning is having a public talk on the topic “Start an Online Business - Are You Ready?” today at 2.30pm at the 12th Floor, Wisma MCA. The speaker is Liew Chew Keat, the founder and CEO of Cari.com. He has more than 13 years of experience. The speaker will share his experience in running an online business and also talk about the current trend of e-Business and the key tips of starting an online business. This is a talk under the Break Through Learning Series which aims to help the lower income group to increase their resilience and break through economic difficulties through workshops and public talks. Continuous learning and training help to develop key skills as well as build a positive mindset in overcoming economic challenges, and to turn adversity into opportunity. Admission is free. The talk will be conducted in Mandarin. For details, contact the MCA Lifelong Learning at 03-2161 8044 (ext 418/421) or visit www.lll.net.my.
Annual dinner THE Victoria Institution Old Boys’ Association (VIOBA) is having its annual dinner 2009 tonight. They have chosen the theme “1 Victorian” to reflect their vision of bridging relationships among old boys, across batches, generations and background, for a united effort in raising the VI flag to a higher level. This annual dinner will be a night to bring together and unite alumni of all the years to celebrate and share a year of activity, memories and friendship. It is especially significant this year as the recipient Victorian of the Year for 2009 is Datuk Jaffar Indot, a tower of strength to both the VIOBA and the foundation for the past two decades. Victorians and friends of the VI are invited to join in celebrating his achievements for his alumni this evening, at 8pm at One World Hotel. For details, call Farzeera Emir at 012- 358 0840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dental check-up THE DENTALPRO Group is providing free dental check-up for schoolchildren (7-17 years old) every Saturday throughout November and December as part of its Healthy Teeth Campaign. By appointment only. Call 03-2287 3333, email email@example.com or visit www.dentalpro.org.
World Diabetes Day A MONUMENT in Putrajaya will be lit up blue today to mark World Diabetes Day 2009 to raise awareness on diabetes among Malaysians. Organisers National Diabetes Institute (NADI) is urging people to view the monument which will be lit for a day only from 7.30pm to midnight. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai is guest of honour. This year’s theme of World Diabetes Day in Malaysia is “1Malaysia - Bring Diabetes to Light” in line with the global theme “Diabetes Education and Prevention.” The campaign’s primary objective is a call for action to each and every Malaysian to do a blood glucose test, whereby free tests will be given and made available at any Caring Pharmacies nationwide through the strategic partnership and support of Abbot Pharmaceuticals. Also supporting the World Diabetes Day in Malaysia is KPJ Healthcare.
MS Power Enterprise will be presenting a musical night called “Na. Valarmathi Nite” today at 8.01pm at Dewan Serbaguna MBPJ SS3/14 Universiti Garden. The show will feature local Indian artistes such as S.Sivaguru, Sharmila Sivaguru, R.S. Maniam, and Meena among others. Proceeds from the ticket sales would be channelled to charity. For details, call 010-360 8167, 019-267 9991 or 012-633 3726.
THERE will be a health talk entitled Cancer - Alternative Approaench by Cansurvive founder and president Eve Williamnson tonight from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Malaysian Association for the Blind Hall, Jalan Tebing, Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, Kuala Lumpur. Those who should attend include cancer victims and family members, alternative practitioners, medical professionals and anyone who wants to have a greater awareness of health issues. Free registration. To register, SMS name and email address to 019-619 9560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with name and handphone number.
Online games carnival THERE would be an Easyjoy online games carnival at the Berjaya Times Square Lower Ground Concourse today and tomorrow from 10am to 10pm. In conjunction with the carnival, look out for Hong Kong artiste Bosco Wong as he makes a special appearance tomorrow from 12.45pm to 3pm. Other activities include dance performances, Cosplayers, catwalk show and magic performances.
Charity concert THE Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia is organising a Royal Charity Gala Concert entitled “Unforgettable: Konsert Amal di-Raja” in conjunction with the 64th birthday of the Sultan of Selangor, DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. Hosted by the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre at the Plenary Hall today and tomorrow, the concert features a 66-piece orchestra of acclaimed international and local musicians led by New York-based Malaysian Eugene Pook performing grand orchestral works. Tickets for the Charity Concert Night tonight are priced from RM83 to RM383, while tickets for the Royal Charity Gala Night tomorrow are priced from RM100 to RM1,200. For more information, contact 03-7956 2008/7958 3008. For tickets, call Ticket Axcess at 03-7711 5000 or visit www.axcess.com.my.