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The Little Big Club and Mintbrands will bring Thomas and Friends to Empire Shopping Gallery via a roadshow from Aug 25 to Sept 3. Children can go for train rides and meet Sir Topham Hatt Controller. Shoppers stand a chance of winning the Grand Prize of a family holiday to Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, including a two-nights hotel stay and four VIP tickets to The Little Big Club. To participate, spend a minimum of RM100 in a single receipt at any store in Empire Shopping Gallery, present the receipt at The Little Big Club booth and complete a contest form. There is also a lucky draw to win 200 tickets to The Little Big Club. For details, visit


Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia is organising a Monthly Dhamma Discussions on the third Saturday of every month, 3pm-5pm, at Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre, 524A, Jalan 12, Taman Gembira, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. The programme aims to encourage progressive understanding of the Dhamma within a supportive group setting. The first dicussion is on Aug 18 with the topic “Getting to Know the Buddha”. For details, call CK Chin at 012-541 6128.


PLUS highway users using PLUSMiles cards, Touch ‘n Go cards or SmartTAG will be able to enjoy 30% toll rebates today, tomorrow and on Aug 22, 23, and 31 during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Merdeka holidays. The rebate can be redeemed at all PLUS customer service centres from Oct 1 until Dec 31. The rebate will not be offered to those paying toll electronically at the Tanjung Kupang, Bukit Kayu Hitam, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, and Penang Bridge toll plazas.


The Creative Lantern Making Contest 2012 is open for registration now. Organised by Cheras Leisure Mall, this contest is open to all participants aged 15 and above. The design theme is ‘Enchanted Garden’. Submit it on Sept 9 from 10am to 2pm at LG Concourse. Judging will be on the same day at 7pm. The results and prize giving ceremony will be held on Oct 6. All lanterns will be displayed at the mall until Oct 5. For details, contact 03-9130 5088 / (Teresa /Esther).


In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, those above 12-years-old are invited to a free eye screening and consultation by eye specialist between Aug 19 and 21 (Sunday-Tuesday), 9am to 5pm at Pusat Pakar Mata Top Vision, Setia Alam. For inquiries, contact 03-3343 9911 / 0099.


The London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH-Asia) Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis begins Sept 22 at University of Malaya. For details, call the LCCH Secretariat at 03-7960 6439 / 7960 6449. Email : Website:

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