Metro Watch

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  • Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011


Kean Tao Baptist Church in Jalan Haji Ahmad, Kuantan 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).


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.


Segamat Association of Resource and Education for Autistic Children, a non-profit organisation in Johor, needs volunteers to help children for 90 minutes on reading, writing and living skills on Fridays and Saturdays. For details, call 012-755 7075 (Tan Lay Ngoh).


Those wishing to learn sign language can attend classes organised by Johor Deaf Association at 64-01 Susur Larkin Perdana 2, Larkin perdana Johor Baru. For details, call 07-232 0464.

Change of number

The Muar Inland Revenue Department at Sungai Abong here has changed its telephone number from 06-9527000 to 06-956 3100.

Handicraft’s lure

Looking for unique and beautifully carved wooden and traditional batek and ceramic products for souvenirs or home decoration? Check out the Pahang Handicraft Corporation complex at Kampung Pandan II, Kuantan-Terengganu bypass. Opens from Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm. For details, call 09-538 5677.

Zero waste zone

Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) had launched the Zero Waste Zone 2011 and it is MPK’s aspiration to ensure that Kuantan Town Centre becomes a zero waste zone from Jalan Tanah Putih in front of Giant Hypermarket to Teluk Cempedak. For details, call 09-5121 555/666 or log on to their website at

HELP 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).

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).

Dance classes

A beginner’s ballroom dancing class for cancer survivors, family, friends and caretakers is held every Thursday from 11am-noon at a monthly fee of RM10 at Malacca Cancer Society’s Oasis centre. Conversational Mandarin class is held every Tuesday from noon to 3pm at a monthly fee of RM20. For details, call 06- 283 0988 (Oasis), 012-399 7176 (Koh) or 012-323 9300 (Chua).

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