Saturday August 4, 2012
Visit Zoo Malacca during weekdays at a discounted rate from 9am to 6pm until Aug 18. Ticket price for adults is now reduced to RM8 per person, children below 12 at RM2 per person while senior citizens enjoy a cheaper price of RM4 per person. The zoo opens from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and from 9am to 5.30pm on weekends throughout the fasting month. The same ticket price also applies to the Night Zoo, which opens on Friday, Saturday and public holidays from 8pm to 11pm. Anglers can also fish at the lake area for RM30 per person that includes a Night Zoo ticket. For details, call 06-232 4053/4054.
The Pahang Arts Museum (Muzium Seni Negeri) on Jalan Masjid, Kuantan is home to exhibits such as relics that depict the history of the Malay Sultanate, and artefacts that portray the country’s struggle for independence. The museum is currently exhibiting the works of prolific cartoonist Datuk Mohd Nor Khalid or ‘Lat’ and Pahang-born Aza (Abdul Razak Sofhi) until Nov 30. Admission is free, between 9am and 5pm. Closed on Mondays. For details, call 09-516 1328.
If you think you’ve got talent, this is your chance! Come to Super Dancers today and tomorrow at 2pm and 4.30pm (solo category and group category) at the East Coast Mall shopping complex, Kuantan, Pahang. The grand finals will be held at Gurney Plaza, Penang on Aug 25.
All National Registration Department (NRD) offices in Malacca, including the branch at the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) at Jalan Tan Chay Yan will observe new operating hours throughout Ramadan. They will open from 7.30am to 5pm on weekdays and 9am to 2pm on weekends. The UTC branch will however, observe its original operating hours of 8.30am to 10pm daily after the fasting month. For details, call 03-8880 8203/7077.
Covering an area of 121 sq kilometres in the Kenong Valley, Kenong Rimba Park lies in the south-west of Taman Negara, Pahang. Explore some magnificent limestone caves in the park. Each limestone cave is situated about half an hour’s trek from each other, the most striking being the Gua Batu Tinggi. The Sungai Kenong River passes though this cave. Local folklore has it that the cave was formed when a boat carrying the Kings’ messenger from Pekan was turned into stone. This cave is approximately 122 to 152 metres above sea level. Here you can find a variety of plant life that includes orchids, fig trees and epiphytes.
Bring your friends and family to watch the amazing Ethnic Borneo dance today at 3pm, Atrium I, Kuantan Parade shopping complex in Pahang. Admission is free.
Come and watch a cultural Buddhist performance organised by the Soka Gakkai Malaysia today at 8pm. For details, call 07-558 9009.
TWIST AND DANCE
The Jeremiah Welfare Charity Society will be holding a twister dance, singing, choir and classical folk music performances at Sutera Mall in Johor Baru here at 9pm. For details, call 07-558 9009.
Come and watch a Mandarin speech competition, which will be held at Sutera Mall in Johor Baru today at 11am. For details, call 07-558 9009.
FAIR FOR MUMS
Racking your brains for something cute, comfortable and trendy, without sacrificing on quality? Drop by Atrium II of Kuantan Parade shopping complex in Pahang for the Anakku Fair which ends on Aug 8. Great bargains for stroller, carrier, car seat, feeding set, clothing and baby care. Business hours are from 10am to 10pm.
Come to Persada Johor International Convention Centre for the second PC fair today. Those interested can go to the mall from 10am onwards. For details, call 07-267 7983.
Come to IOI Mall Bandar Putra Kulai here and watch the Ghazal performances held in conjunction with the Ramadan month at noon. For details, call 07-599 9929.
Just Eating Out
HEALTH IN A POT
Big Tea Pot in Kuantan, Pahang is offering a Healthy Lifetyle set, two cans of High Grade Tea Leaves of your choice and one Quick Brew set at RM86. Drop by to enjoy a free tea-tasting session, lessons in correctly brewing Chinese tea and choosing quality tea. Until Aug 31. For details, call 09-566 0679 or 012-967 2800 (Joseph).
Come and celebrate a truly traditional feast and fare, break fast with an exquisite selection such as Pahang Sambal Hitam, Asam Pedas Ikan Baung and Ayam Golek Sri Meranti. Executive chef Azmi Abdul Ghani will be preparing Sup Gear Box and nasi briyani using his father’s recipes. The meal is priced at RM58nett (adults) and RM30nett (children). This promotion is available at Kedai Kopi of Impiana Resort Cherating in Kuantan. For reservations, call 09-581 9000.
Come and intrigue your senses with an array of perennial delicacies dished out from four show kitchens and ten stalls this Ramadan at Kampung in Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort. Other local favourites featured are mee rebus, bee hoon soup Changloon, laksa kuah Kedah, Mee Calong, satay, ikan bakar, roti canai, chicken rice and ice kacang, while a fresh fruit station will also be available. The buffet is priced at RM70 for adults and RM35 for children aged five to 12 years. Available until Aug 18 from 6.30pm to 10pm. For reservations, call 09-518 1234.