Literature award

THE Eye Level Literature Award 2014 is a great platform for aspiring authors and illustrators to showcase their talents.

While submissions for the Children’s Illustration category (kindergarten level and elementary levels) are now closed, the deadline for the Short Story category (for writers 18 and above) is on Sept 30.

The grand prize winner of this category will win USD10,000 (RM31,500) and an all-expenses-paid trip to Korea.

For more information, visit or call 1300 88 0909.

Productive opportunities

THE International Conference on Economics, Energy, Environment and Agricultural Sciences (ICEEEAS) will be held on Nov 1 and 2 at Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

The aim of ICEEEAS 2014 is to provide productive opportunities for academics and practitioners from the interdisciplinary fields of Business, Economics, Energy, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences to meet, share and take away expertise and ideas in related disciplines.

The last date for early bird registration is Oct 1. For more information email

Art Exhibition

THE One Art Club of The One Academy of Communication Design’s Illustration department is delighted to present Fictionary - an exhibition of fiction and visionary art by a group of young leading Malaysian concept artists.

This exhibition intends to promote the art of imagination and provide a showcase for both seasoned and emerging artists alike.

Featured will be 40 diverse pieces of art by professional and emerging Malaysian concept artists such as Tham Hoi Mun, Jarold Sng, Jeremy Chong, Ivan Tao, Johnson Ting, Wenjuinn Png, Rayden Chen, Lee Chak Khuen and John Liew, as well as Skan Srisuwan from Thailand.

These artists have been known for their work in commercials, video games, film and animation.

Fictionary will be held from Oct 1 to 10 at The One Gallery.

For more information contact Mr Liew Sio Yean at 03 5637 5510 ext. 348, or visit the Facebook page of One Art Club.

School Fair

THE third Private & International School Fair in Johor Baru will be held on Oct 4 at Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, from 12 pm to 5 pm.

With numerous options for education in private and international schools within Malaysia, parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to schools for their children.

Expatriate and local Malaysian parents can find out more about the education opportunities available, ranging from preschool to pre-university.

Parents can also speak to representatives from these institutions to learn about the international curricula and determine the right learning environment and programme for their children. Admission is free.

For more information, call 03 7986 0070 or email

Music lecture

BE inspired by Oxford-based conductor, harpsichordist and musicologist, Datuk Dr Ng Kar-Ming, director of multiple award-winning ensemble, Charivari Agréable.

He will be presenting a talk on facets of a career dedicated to engineering innovations in musical archaeology.

Organised by Sunway University under the Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series, the talk will be held on Oct 1 at 5.30 pm to 7 pm at Hall 3, Graduate Centre, Sunway University.

The lecture will include a brief recital on the harpsichord. Admission is free.

For registration, visit or call 03 7941 8622 ext. 8141.

Improving employment prospects

MORE than half of today’s fresh graduates are not offered a job despite their academic qualifications.

To avoid being another statistic, students need to equip themselves with the vital job skills employers are looking for.

The Taylor’s University Dean’s Award Programme aims to enhance all aspects of a student’s ability in order to improve the odds of securing employment upon completing their studies.

Moreover, the Dean’s Award programme comes with a tuition fees waiver of up to RM20,000.

As places are limited, be sure to submit your application before Oct 5.

For more information, call Geraldine at 017 354 1803, visit or e-mail

BBGS reunion

BUKIT Bintang Girls’ School (BBGS) is celebrating its 121st anniversary.

The reunion dinner will be held on Oct 11 at the Taming Sari grand ballroom, Royale Chulan Hotel in Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur from 630pm.

The diamond table costs RM15,000, emerald table RM10,000, ruby table RM5,000 and sapphire table RM2,500.

All proceeds from the dinner will go to the Elena Cooke Education Fund.

The fund provides scholarships or financial aid to underprivileged young people to help them pursue higher education after completing Form Five.

For more information, visit or e-mail

Essay competition

THE Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Malaysian branch) is inviting all full-time students enrolled in any programme in any university/college in Malaysia and below 40 years old to to enter the CIArb YMG Essay Competition 2014. Participants need not be members of the CIArb.

This year’s essay title is Malaysia, The Future Hub of Arbitration in Asia. The closing date for entries is Oct 15 at 5pm.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners and with an opportunity of an internship with leading law firms in Malaysia. For more information, email

Youth leadership programme

EXTOL Toastmasters Club Subang Jaya will be conducting its yearly Youth Leadership Programme for students between the ages of 12 and 18 years old.

The programme will be held on the from Nov 28 to 30.

For further details, please contact 019 231 9800, 012 718 7332 or 012 232 3578, or email, or
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