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  • Saturday, 14 Apr 2012

Celebrating Indian culture

The People of Indian Origin (PIO) International Festival Kuala Lumpur will be held at Batu Caves from April 20 to 22. The festival celebrates the rich and colourful culture of people of Indian origin and is done in conjunction with the traditional Indian new year in April. Among the activities planned are traditional dances, games, competitions, art demonstrations and folk music. There will also be exhibition booths featuring cultural items such as body art (henna) and consultation booths on various topics including Ayurveda and astrology. The festival is open from 10am to 11pm and admission is free. For details, call 03-2276 0467 or visit


In conjunction with the World Creativity and Innovation Week, a public talk titled Art As A Way of Thinking (Outside the Box) will be held on April 16 from 3pm-4pm at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar), Petaling Jaya by the Malaysia Mental Literacy Movement, Utar’s Centre for Extension Education and the Malaysian Association of Creativity & Innovation. Admission is free, but registration is required. For details, contact Sia or Syed at 03-7957 2818/016-223 3563 or email



There will be water supply disruptions in the Hulu Langat district (from 10pm on April 23 to 3am the next day), Kuala Lumpur (from 8pm on April 25 to 5am the next day) and the Sepang district (from 9pm on April 25 to 5am the next day). This is to facilitate valve replacement works in Bangi Terminal Pond and Lorong Syed Putra Kiri. For details, visit, and


The 9th Community Weight Loss Challenge will be held over four weeks starting from April 18,8pm at the KLCC and Ampang Park LRT area. Exact location will be announced later. For details, contacts Jeffrey Alan at 016-948 3050 or email


Ex-students of Kent University in the UK are invited to attend the Malaysia Alumni Dinner 2012 on April 20 at 7.30pm at Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur. Vice-chancellor, Prof Dame Julia M. Goodfellow will be present. For details, email


The Parent-Teacher Association of SMK Assunta is organising To Truth Through Charity Fun Hunt on April 21 from 8.30am to 1pm at Sunway Pyramid. For details, call 012-611 9001 or visit


The Chempaka Buddhist Lodge will be organising a health talk titled Why We Need Health Check-Ups at 7.45pm today at the premises. For details, call 03-7880 3936 (Khong).

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