Fun with nature

The Kuala Woh Recreational Forest Park in Tapah is famous spot for picnickers and family wanting to have a splashing good time by the riverside. Opens daily.

Historical complex

Drive down to the Pasir Salak Historical Complex in Kampung Gajah to learn more about former Malay warriors and historical events from the early 14th to the 19th century. Opens daily from 10am to 5pm and weekends and public holidays from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free. For details call 05-776 5500.

Beautiful mosque

Architecture buffs can visit the Ubudiah Mosque in Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar, which is said to be the most beautiful mosque in the country.

The lost world

The Lost World Tin Valley will be opening in September as an added attraction for visitors to the Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh. During the current Ramadan month, only the Petting Zoo and Hot Springs & Spa will be open to the public. Tickets are priced at RM19 and RM15. For enquiries, contact 05-542 8888 or visit the website at www.sunwaylostworldoftambun.com

Fund-raising dinner

The Malaysian Hindu Sangam and Ipoh City Council will be organising a fund-raising dinner today at Tow Bow Keong temple hall, Ipoh at 7.30pm. Perak executive councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon is expected to attend. For details call 05-255 9704 or 012-515 1735.

Temporary closure

The Kuala Pari fish wholesale market in Ipoh will be closed tomorrow and on Aug 17 in conjunction with the Hungry Ghost Festival and Nuzul Al-Quran respectively. It will also be closed from Aug 30 to Sept 3 for the Merdeka Day and Hari Raya Puasa celebrations. For details call 05-253 2248/253 8810.

Travel fair

The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (Perak Chapter) will hold a travel fair today and tomorrow (aug 14) at Dewan Leong Wan Chin, SMJK (P) Ipoh, Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun. Ipoh. The public are welcomed to check out the offers.

Special celebration

Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association will hold its 87th anniversary celebrations at the New She Lai Ton restaurant tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Giving aid

Mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim will give aid to orphans and aprons to Ramadan bazaar traders on Monday at the main parking lot Bangunan MBI, Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil at 3.30pm.

Installation dinner

Ipoh Y’s Men’s Club will hold its 46th Installation Dinner of the President and Board of Directors on August 19 at the Royal Ipoh Club at 7.30pm. For details call K. Letchimanan at 012-538 1939.

Grand procession

The 100-year-old Huat Tian Keong temple in Bercham will hold a grand procession on Aug 20 under the 1Malaysia concept. The 4.5km procession along the main streets in Bercham will start from 7pm to 11pm. Several programmes have been lined up such as prayers to call the God by the riverside (on Aug 16), a nationwide Chinese singing competition (on Aug 18), and a fire-walking ceremony on (Aug 21).

Merdeka walk

ACS Sitiawan Old Pupils’ Association will hold its annual Merdeka Walk on Aug 31 at Marina Cove, Teluk Batik in Lumut at 7am. For details, call Jason Ling at 012-583 2108 or Peter Ling at 012-505 2948.

Blood donation

The blood bank of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh has extended its operating hours in conjunction with Ramadan. Donors can donate from 8pm to 10.30pm every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For details, call 05-208 5273 or 05-208 5272.

Orchestra show

Perak Society of Performing Arts will hold an International Ensemble 2011 orchestra performance “Butterfly Lovers and Love Songs” by musicians from South East Asia, Eastern Europe and America at Syuen Hotel on Aug 21 at 8pm. For details, call 05-548 7814.

Photo contest

The Lions Club of Ipoh Evergreen will hold a photo contest for secondary school Photography Club members and Leo Club members in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and Cameron Highlands (Pahang) with the theme “Exploring the World of Flora.” The closing date is Aug 31. For details contact Kelly at 012-565 5732, James (016-513 0998) or Nicholas (012-516 5122).

Fulfilling meal

The Old Andersonian Cafeteria, in front SMK Anderson, Ipoh, serves the authentic banana leaf rice in Ipoh. Choose either white or Briyani rice to go with their luscious selection of chicken, mutton or fish curries, vegetables and rasam. Opens daily from 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm. For reservations call 05-241 1615.

Tasty satay

Why travel to Kajang when its famous satay can also be found at Serai Kajang Satay, Jalan Medan Ipoh 1E, Medan Ipoh Bistari. Customers can select from chicken, beef, lamb and venison to be grilled and served piping hot with peanut and sambal dipping. Opens in the evening until night.

Cendol beckons

Happened to be in Taiping, head on down to Ansari’s Famous Cendol Restaurant at Jalan Barrack for a refreshing and heat-busting bowl of cendol. Opens daily from 10.30am to 6.30pm. For reservations call 012-562 9440.

Honey chicken

For the best honey chicken in town, head on to Wonderful Honey Chicken Restaurant along the Wai Sek Gai (Glutton Street) in Menglembu. The honey glazed chicken is bound to have one craving for more of its juicy meat. Opens daily from 5pm onwards.

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