The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Perak branch (FMM) and the Manpower Department (JTK) will hold a series of help desks to guide and advise companies in the implementation of the Minimum Wage Order 2012 at FMM Perak (1, Lorong Raja DiHilir, Ipoh) from 9am to 4pm on Dec 5 and Dec 12. Registration is free and the deadline is Nov 23. For details, e-mail email@example.com, call 05-548 8660 (Mahinder) or fax 05-548 8331.
The Sri Sathya Sai Baba Temple will hold a birthday celebration of Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba at the temple grounds, Tambun Caves, from 7pm to 11pm on Nov 23. There will be a Bhajan (hymn singing) session and a blood and organ donation drive. For details, call 012-502 1269 (Foong).
Columbia Asia Hospital Taiping, Persatuan Diabetes Malaysia, Blood Bank Taiping and Lion Club will hold a diabetes awareness campaign and blood donation at Tesco Taiping from 8am to 1pm on Nov 24. There will be free basic health screening followed by a health forum at Columbia Asia Hospital Taiping from 2.30pm onwards on the same day. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 05-820 8888.
KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital will hold a public forum titled “Baby Massage and Baby Feeding” at the hospital’s 5th floor Dewan Anugerah from 3pm to 5pm on Nov 24. The forum will be conducted by resident paediatrician Dr Jasmine Lau and is limited to the first 30 couples. Registration is RM10. For details, call 05-240 8777 ext 8111 (Aziera/Sarah).
GLOBAL DIABETES WALK
Columbia Asia Hospital Taiping, Lion Club and the Taiping Municipal Council will hold a Global Diabetes Walk themed “Walk For Cure” at the Taiping Zoo at 8am on Nov 25. Registration is RM15. All proceeds will go to Persatuan Diabetes Malaysia. For details, download the registration form at www.columbiaasia.com/walkforcure, e-mail email@example.com or call 05-820 8888.
The Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Perak will hold its quarterly service programme at Rumah Seri Kenangan, Tanjung Rambutan, from 8.30am to 2pm on Nov 25. For details, call 012-457 9568 (Asogan) or 012-515 5520 (Alageswaran).
The Rotary Club of Greentown will hold a medical and health camp at SJK(T) Klebang, Chemor from 9am to 1pm on Nov 25. There will be free health and eye screening tests and a colouring contest for children. For details, call 012-505 1959 (Nachemuthu).
Perak International Chess Association (PICA) and Perak Sports Council (MSN) will hold a closed chess tournament at the MSN hall, Ipoh on Dec 1 and Dec 2. Open to all chess players in Perak. Registration fee is RM20 (normal) and RM15 (PICA members and those under 16) and the deadline is on Nov 26. For details, call 013-390 8129 (Yunus).
WALK THE TALK
Soroptimist International Region of Malaysia (Sirom) club will hold a walk themed “Stop Violence Against Women and Girls” in Ipoh on Nov 27. This is part of their Walk the Talk from Perlis to Sabah by three members of Sirom from Nov 23 to Dec 9. For details, call 012-501 9250 (Kuan) or 012-519 0189 (Lanka).
The Ex-Tarcisians Association (Tarcisian Convent School, Ipoh) will hold a get-together dinner for ex-pupils at the Ipoh Swimming Club at 7.30pm on Dec 1. For details, call 017-487 2795 (Mutharasi).
Tenby A Levels Centre will hold an open day for the Jan 2013 intake at the school’s hall (28, Jalan Kelab Golf, Ipoh) from 9am to 12pm on Dec 1. For details, call 05-253 8530.
Animal welfare group Noah’s Ark Ipoh (NAI) will hold a Christmas bazaar at Burps & Giggles’ 2nd floor (93 & 95, Jalan Sultan Yussuf, Ipoh) from 9am to 5pm on Dec 1 and Dec 2. There will be cookies, cakes, mugs and other goods for sale. All proceeds will be used to support animals under NAI’s care. For details, call 012-538 6366 (Jeya), 017-575 1556 (Malika) or 019-556 8292 (Dr Ranjit).
Wawasan Open University will hold an open day at its Ipoh regional office from 10am to 4.30pm on Dec 1 and Dec 2. Counselling sessions will be provided for the Jan 2013 intake. For details, call 05-242 6323 or 05-243 6323.
The Popular Mega Bookfair will be held at the SRJK Yuk Choy Hall from Nov 23 to Dec 2. There will be a wide selection of Chinese and English books as well as stationery, music and multimedia products. There will also be various events graced by famous personalities such as actor Jack Lim, chef Ricky Ng and master numerologist Jane How.
OIL PALM SEMINAR
The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Perak Academy will hold a seminar and exhibition on new technologies developed by MPOB from 8am to 4.30pm at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel on Dec 3. This will be followed by a dinner and the 10th Anniversary Perak Lecture from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. The exhibition is free from 11am to 5pm, while registration is RM250 for the seminar, dinner and lecture package and RM100 for the dinner and lecture. For details, visit www.perakacademy.com, call 05-547 8949 or fax 05-549 6675.
Saint George’s Institution Class of 1957 will hold their 55th anniversary at Soon Lee Restaurant, Taiping, at 7.30pm on Dec 3. For details, call 016-560 8378 (Kuan Toh Cheong), 012-566 2340 (Lee Tat Choy) or 016-544 1725 (Ong Ah Guan).
SMK Sultan Yussuf, Batu Gajah Class of 1958 will hold a reunion dinner at No 3, Jalan SCI 5/1, Country Homes, Sunway City Ipoh from 6pm onwards on Dec 8. For details, call 012-575 9633 (Chee) or 017-361 1781 (Yap).
The Taiping Convent Class of 1979 will hold a reunion at Perdana Hotel (1, Lorong Koperasi 1, Medan Koperasi, Taiping) on Dec 8. For details, call 012-209 9181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Monica) or 012-211 8482 or e-mail email@example.com (Karina).
Perak Homex (Home Exposition) 2012 will be held at Stadium Indera Mulia Ipoh from 10am to 10pm, from Dec 6 to Dec 9. Admission is free.
CRAFT AND BAKE BAZAAR
Kinta Craft Trail will hold a craft and bake bazaar at Garden Villa (5, Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah) from 10am to 5pm on Dec 8 and Dec 9. There will be over 30 local vendors selling goods from crafts to toys. Those interested in selling their homemade merchandise can rent tables starting from RM60. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 016-551 6018.
The ACS Sitiawan Class of 1962 of will celebrate its Golden Jubilee at Ah Hing’s Restaurant in Sitiawan at 7pm on Dec 14. For details, call 05-691 2391 (Dr Ting) or 012-505 2948 (Peter).
A property investment course will be held at Bukit Kinding Eco Resort, Tanjung Rambutan on Dec 15 and Dec 16. There will also be free previews for the course at the resort at 9.30am every Saturday. For details, contact Dr Arthur (012-226 email@example.com) or Cathy (010-393 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Centre for Prana Yoga and Self-Transformation will hold free pranic healing sessions for stress, depression, diabetes and other ailments at Wisma Ehsan (2-5 Jalan Sultan Yussof) at 7pm every Wednesday. For details, call 05-255 4590 or 012-295 9288.
DEMENTIA DAY CARE
The Dementia Society Perak operates a day care for dementia patients at No 15, Jalan Foo Choong Nyit, Ipoh, from 9am to 3pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For details, call 05-241 1691 or 019-571 2738 (April Loh).
The Kinta Valley Wind Orchestra and Perak Philharmonic Orchestra are recruiting musicians. They are also seeking financial assistance or contribution of instruments. To audition, visit www.kvss.com.my or call 010-565 0412.