Metro Watch

Mural painting

Calling art lovers to participate in the 1Malaysia Mural Wall painting contest at The Zone Regency Hotel Johor Baru car park on Feb 27, from 9am to 5.30pm. Each group of three painters will paint the 180 sq ft long wall and with chances to win up to RM5, 000 in cash and prizes. For details, call 07-221 2888.

Zero waste zone

Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) had launched the Zero Waste Zone 2011 and it is MPK’s aspiration to ensure Kuantan town centre becomes a zero waste zone from Jalan Tanah Putih to Teluk Cempedak. For details, call 09-512 1555/666 or visit

Cheongsam and more

There will be a children’s Chinese New Year fashion show at Skudai Parade on Feb 29. Enjoy colourful and vibrant cheongsams and traditional Chinese costumes on children from 2pm to 5pm at the mall’s atrium. For details, call 07-558 8996.

Sprint challenge

F1 wannabes and drifters should head to the Johor Circuit in Pasir Gudang for the Johor Sprint Challenge on Feb 26. The night event will be held from 7.30pm until 1am. For details, call 07-252 1313 (Syed Hamid) or e-mail

Latino theme

Come dressed in your Latino-themed Latin Dance Fever costume to Polo Lounge at Mutiara Hotel Johor Baru on Feb 25, from 9pm onwards and stand a chance to win a complimentary drink. For details, call 07-330 0300.

Chingay festival

Johor Baru Tionghua Federation will hold the yearly Chingay Festival from Feb 22 until Feb 24, at Jalan Ulu Ayer Molek Chinese temple with cultural activities. For details, call 07-278 8899.

Valentine fair

Valentine’s Day comes early at Berjaya Megamall shopping complex in Kuantan where a fair is ongoing now at the Melur concourse until March 6 with great bargains from 10am-10pm. Admission is free.

Cancer counselling

MAHKOTA Medical Centre will be providing comprehensive cancer counselling services for free to the public, in collaboration with Malacca Cancer Society, every Friday from 4-6pm at No.76, Jalan Taman Melaka Raya 25, Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca. For details, call 06-285 2931 (Dr Sanjeev), 06-285 2975 (Dr Jayendran) or 06-285 0988 (Michaelina/Koh).

Volunteers needed

NATIONAL Stroke Association of Malaysia (Nasam) Kuantan branch is looking for volunteers to help rehabilitate stroke victims. Nasam, a non-profit organisation, will provide training. For details, call 09-566 8195 or 019-951 0012 (Chua).

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