Metro Watch


The Penang Hill funicular train now runs from 6.30am to 10pm (last train from top station) on weekdays and from 6.30am to 11pm (last train from top station) on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. The ticket counter will be closed one hour before the last train comes down. For details, call 04-8288880.


The investPenang will hold a talk titled ‘Driven to Success — Road to Build a $1billion Company’ on Wednesday at the Equatorial Hotel Penang at 9.30am. For details and registration, call Sherine Loke at 04-6468833.


There will be a career talk by Reliance College on Thursday from 9.30am at its campus in Lorong Abu Siti in Penang. For seat reservations, call Ch’ng, May or Anthony at 04-2260715.


Make Penang Breastfeeding Friendly (MPBF) is organising a flash mob at 8pm on Saturday at St Jo’s, Gurney Paragon in Gurney Drive. There will also be two short talks (2pm-3pm & 7pm-8pm) on Saturday and Sunday at the same venue. MPBF is a committee which organises events in support of breastfeeding. For details, call Connie at 016-5533782.


Lam Wah Ee Hospital will hold a public talk on ‘Medical Emergency’ on Saturday at 3pm at its auditorium, College of Nursing. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For details, call 04-6528926.


Play enthusiasts will have an opportunity to meet K.S. Maniam, the playwright of ‘The Sandpit: Womensis’ on Saturday at 10.30am at China House at 153 & 155, Beach Street in Penang. The play will be staged at PenangPAC at Straits Quay on Friday and Saturday at 9pm and on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. For details, call 04-2637299.


The World Press Photo Exhibition is being held at the Penang Town Hall, Esplanade, from now until March 19. The exhibition, which is being held in Penang for the first time, features 116 snapshots by 55 press photographers from 23 countries. The exhibition is open from 9am to 5pm, and admission is free.


The Penang Hospital is organising a World Kidney Day 2012 Speech Contest for upper secondary school students from 8.30am to 12.30pm on March 24 at Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra, USM. The theme is ‘Kidney Donation Saves Lives’. There will also be a health exhibition, registration to become organ donor and health personnel to answer queries on organ donation. For details, call Pakiam or Bavani at 04-2225780.


Penang YMCA will hold a one-day course on self-defence from 9am to 5pm on March 24. Call Fiona at 012-7938411 or 04-2288211 for registration.

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