Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Babas & Nyonyas To Meet in Kuala Lumpur


I didn’t know this but for the past 25 years, the Peranakan community has been hosting Annual Conventions. The fraternity of Peranakan associations over the past ten years has grown – there are now eleven sister associations with more waiting to join the network of Peranakan associations. The associations today are based in these locations: Malaysia (Malacca, Penang, Kuala Lumpur & Selangor and Kelantan), Singapore, Thailand (Phuket), Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and Indonesia (Jakarta).
In the light of multiplying interest in Peranakan culture, this convention intends to bring in visitors from all over the world to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when PPBNKLS (Persatuan Peranakan Baba Nyonya KL Selangor) hosts the convention.
In case you’re wondering what it’s going to cost you – well, for PPBNKLS members, it is RM320 per person and for NON-MEMBERS, it is RM400 per person. For academia, post- and undergraduates in KL & Selangor, there is a special seminar package for Saturday priced at just RM100 per person (that includes Opening Ceremony, seminars inclusive of tea and lunch and the Bazaar only).
If you are a Peranakan or even if you are not but still interested in Peranakan culture, then do come to this Convention and discover the Babas and Nyonyas: Beyond Borders, Across Oceans! 


In this EPL game between Liverpool and Swansea on Monday, the former’s winning streak ended when they could only manage a 2-2 draw.
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey had a hand in all four goals but still his old club Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League after winning the one point.
Shelvey struck first when he curled the ball into the bottom corner after just 87 seconds. Then he became the villain when his slack backpass allowed in-form Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to fire in less than two minutes later. Reds debutant Victor Moses steered in (36) after another mistake from Shelvey, but he redeemed himself when he headed the ball on for Michu to equalize (64) and end the Reds' one hundred percent start.
What say you, Brendan Rodgers?

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