The Sri Subramaniar Temple will celebrate Thaipusam on Feb 7 from 6am onwards at the temple in Gunung Cheroh, along Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Ipoh. Special prayers and ‘Abishegam’ will be held. Devotees will be carrying kavadis at the temple grounds and after ‘Maheswara Pooja’ prayers while lunch will be served to the devotees and well-wishers attending the event. On Feb 6 at 5am there will be a chariot procession from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Jalan Sungai Pari, Ipoh to the Gunung Cheroh temple and the chariot will return to the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Feb 8 at 3.30pm. Those interested in acquiring Thaipusam temple shoplots can attend the auction session on Jan 8 at 10am. For details, call 05-254 0291.
Perak Academy will hold a talk on ‘The Larut Wars: Long Jaafar, Ghee Hin and Hai San’ presented by Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim on Jan 16 at the New Club, Taiping at 7.45pm. The talk focuses on the Silver State’s modern history, covering conflicts with the aim to control the tin mines. The ticket fee is RM25 inclusive of dinner. For reservations, call 019-570 3655 (Leong) or 012-501 4323 (Tan).
Open University Malaysia (OUM) will hold previews for those interested in furthering their studies part-time at Diploma, Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. It will be at OUM, 71, Jalan Lim Bo Seng on Jan 8, from 10am to 4pm; OUM, 55 & 57 Persiaran Greenhill on Jan 14 and at Hotel Leadview, Sri Manjung on Jan 15 from 10am to 4pm. For details, call 05-254 6006/249 0920.
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) Perak Campus will hold a Utar Torch Run at its campus in Kampar on Jan 14 from 6.30am to 11.30am. The event is open to public and closing date for regisration is on Dec 30. For details, call 03-7958 2628/7136 or 05-468 8888/2511/2235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.utar.edu.my
Pantai Hospital Ipoh General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery Clinic will have free consultation for colorectal and anorectal problems on Jan 14 2012 from 8.30am to 1pm. For details, call 05-540 5668/5712.
Wawasan Open University will hold an Open Day at its Ipoh Regional Office on Jan 7 to 8 from 10am to 4.30pm. Counselling sessions will be provided for the January intake. For details, call 05-242 6323/243 6323.
Artist Loo Win will hold his sixth solo art exhibition “Enchanting Landscape of Perak” at Garden Villa, No 5. Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah (formerly Jalan Gopeng), Ipoh from Jan 14 to 19. For details, call 016-553 3027.