Lantern competition

The Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletics Association will hold a lantern-making competition at Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre, Ipoh today in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival. An art competition and photo exhibition will also be held. For details, call 05- 254 4019, 241 5561 or 241 9413.

Places of interest

Unravel the past

To know more about the Malay chieftain Ngah Ibrahim, then take a drive to Jebong, Perak to visit the Matang Museum. Visitors will also get to unravel the past and the events that happened in the Larut, Matang and Selama district. Opens daily from 9am to 5pm.

Dutch fort

Located at the southern part of Pangkor Island at Teluk Gedung lies the remains of the Dutch Fort that was built in 1670. It used to serve as a stronghold against pirates and locals. It has gone through restoration works and is now a popular spot for tourists.


Turtle watch

Drive on down to Segari and have fun at the longest beach in Manjung. Measuring about 6km, it is situated about 2km from the Segari town. It is also known to be an area for turtles to nest.

Talent time

SMK St Michael’s Ipoh will showcase its “Michaelian Talent Time 2011” in conjunction with its 100th centennial celebrations at its school hall until tomorrow at 7.45pm. For details, call 05-254 0418.

Poetic moments

The National Cultural and Arts Department and several youth clubs will hold a “Malam Menghirup Puisi Merdeka 2011” programme today at the Leaning Tower Square in Teluk Intan at 8.30pm. For details, call 05-2537001.

Mooncake carnival

The Perak government and Ipoh Calligraphy Society will hold a Malaysian Mooncake Carnival at Bazaar Bulat Ipoh today at 7pm. For details, call Ho You Meng 012-538 7568 or Wan Song Chin 016-553 9948.

Cultural show

Greentown Indian Cultural Society will hold a Miruthangaa performance by Dr Sivaprasad from Kerala, India at the Dewan Serbaguna, state secretariat building, Ipoh today at 7.30pm. Entrance is free.

Contest time

Equatorial Cameron Highlands will hold its 2nd Equatorial Lantern Making Contest tomorrow. The contest is open to kindergarten and primary school level in Cameron Highlands. For details, call Josephine (012-791 7221) or Vijaya (014-347 5828).

Mid-Autumn fest

The Kuala Pari wholesale fish market in Ipoh will be closed on Sept 13 and 16 in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival and Malaysia Day, respectively. For details, call 05-253 2248 or 253 8810.

Heritage walk

The Perak Heritage Society will hold a heritage trail to Chemor On today from 9am to 5pm. For details, call Hong at 017-506 1875 or email: siakhongstudio@yahoo.com.


The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Institute Perak will hold its first Manufacturing Conference themed “Operational Excellence in Manufacturing” at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh, on Sept 13 from 8.30am to 5pm. For details, call 05-548 8660.

Annual dinner

The Perak Malaysian Employees Federation will hold its 4th annual dinner and Safety Awards 2011 for members at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh, on Sept 15 at 7.30pm in Impiana Hotel, Ipoh.


The Taiping Zoo and Night Safari will hold a Zoorama carnival at its premises from Sept 15 to Sept 25 daily. There will be a lot of exhibition, quizes and games daily from 8.30am to 3pm. For details, call 05-808 6577.

Charity run

Ipoh Roadrunners Club will hold the Sabah Tea PeztFree-KRI 12km charity run at Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation Park, Ipoh, on Oct 9 at 7am. Closing date is Sept 15. For entry forms, visit www.ipohrunners.org

Arts festival

Perak’s top 10 marching bands will showcase their talents at the close of the Perak Performing Arts Festival at Ipoh Padang on Sept 16 at 8am. For details, call 05-5487814.

Health talk

Mind Science Association Malaysia will hold a talk on “How to keep our kidneys healthy” on Sept 18 at Ipoh City and Country Club from 2pm to 4pm. Admission is free. For details, call Wong Chooi Yee at 017-573 2879.

Arm wrestle

Tower Regency Hotel will hold the quarter-finals of its Arm Wrestling Competition 2011 at the T-Lounge on Sept 23 at 11pm. For details, call Guna (013-520 2655), Zul (017-712 6494) or Hazimi (019-606 3205).

Banquet time

The Old Michaelians Association (OMA) will hold its 73rd Annual Banquet at SMK St Michael Ipoh on Sept 24 at 7.30pm. For details, call Terry Yip (019-556 7913) or Adrian Tsen (012-508 9191).

Food fair

The Perak Thalassaemia Society will hold a food fair and charity sale at the SJKC Yuk Choy basketball court on Sept 25 from 9am to 1pm. For details, call Chin Yook Fook (012-522 5233), Yong Chen Leong (012-501 3202) or Chan Yoke Lan (017-551 3663).


The Rotary Club of Bukit Larut Centennial will hold the Taiping International Marathon, starting from the Lake Gardens and ending at Padang Esplanade on Sept 25. For details, visit www.taipingmarathon.com or call Dr Rajendran at 019-472 9893 or 05-805 2525.

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