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COFFEE CHAT SESSION and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) is organising a Finance SSO Coffee Chat with Experts for jobseekers at Starbucks, Sooka Sentral in Kuala Lumpur from 7pm to 9pm on Nov 26. Entrance is free. To register, email by tomorrow. Walk-ins are accepted. For information, call The Star at 03-79671388 ext 1466/1529 or visit


The right lane of PJ-bound Sprint Highway stretching 850m will undergo a one-year closure until Nov 16, 2014. The closure starts at the flyover at Maarof Interchange (PJ-bound), and ends just before the exit to Jalan Batai Barat. The closure is to facilitate MRT Corp’s work in preparation for the construction of MRT Piers.


Road closures at the MRT construction site along Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang will be enforced until Dec 6 from 9.30am to 5pm. The 30m stretch of road will not allow traffic to access Jalan Bukit Bintang, however an alternative route will be provided.


BMW Group Malaysia is conducting an Instagram video contest called #myminishorties. To join, contestants need to follow @bmwshorties on Instagram and choose a past BMW Shorties theme. After which they must create a 15-second Instagram video using the chosen theme, then hashtag #myminishorties and tag @BMWShorties. The closing date for the competition is Nov 29, with winners announced on Dec 2. For details, visit or the BMW Shorties Instagram profile @bmwshorties.


Malaysia Cat Club (KKM) is organising an International Cat Competition in conjunction with the Matic Fest 2013. The fest will run from Nov 30 to Dec 1 from 9.30am to 6pm at Matic, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. A free ‘Brit’ cat food feast is open to all cats on Nov 30 from 10am to 3pm as well as the beautiful cats contest at 11am. KKM is also launching a Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund with donations collected from the various activities and games including a paintball tournament, treasure hunt and Tamiya Mini 4WD Race. For details, call 013-698 1978 (Habbil) or 012-220 0982 (Khalid) or visit its Facebook page.


Sunway Pyramid, recently accredited by MySihat as Malaysia’s First Health Promoting Mall, will be living up to its reputation with “Fit for Thought” activities running from now until March 31, 2014. Shoppers can sign-up for Muay Thai, Fitness Classes, Tai Chi and a pedometer challenge. Community Health Screenings will also be available. For details, contact 03-7494 3000, log on to


Subang Eye Specialist Centre Sdn Bhd is organising free eye screenings (retina imaging) for diabetic patients in conjunction with World Diabetis Day. The screenings will be held on Nov 25 from 10.30am to 5pm at No. 107, Jalan SS15/5A, Subang Jaya. For details and to register, contact 03-5638 1162 or 03-5638 1163.


Tropicana Medical Centre (M) Sdn Bhd is organising a Community Care Carnival that will include a bake sale, bazaar, Christmas carolling as well as free basic health checks. Proceeds from the fair will go to the disabled, orphanages and underprivileged communities. The carnival is on Dec 8 from 9am to 4pm at the Tropicana Medical Centre, 11, Jalan Teknologi, PJU 5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya. For details, contact Lina at 018-211 1055 or Jeff at 012-462 6142.


Community Support Network, Selangor is having the first-ever NGO-Community Charity Carnival. It will feature 30 booths by non-profit organisations and government agencies as ‘Living Directories’ providing information on health services for senior citizens, the disabled and individuals in need of counselling. Fund-raising stalls and fun-fair games will be set up with coupon and sale items donated to social programmes of participating NGOs. The carnival is on Dec 8 from 9am to 4pm at Tasik Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya. For details, contact 03-7954 7172 or email


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