Archive for February 2014

The Old Taoist Temple of Tanjung Bungah, Penang   2 comments


This is an old Taoist Temple which I visited with my parents many times in my younger days. Though I am not educated in the Mandarin medium in school, I followed my parents’ religion of a mix of Taoism and Buddhism. This Temple is built for the “Xian Liew” community which are the Chinese staying near the Putian area of Fujian Province of China. My maternal grandfather, Teh Ban Bee was a “Xian Liew” lang and their professions are usually that of operating of coffee shops or bicycle shops in the then Malaya.

SP Lim

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MALAYSIAN PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY PENANG AREA 2014   1 comment


Dear Fellow Pharmacists

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MALAYSIAN PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY PENANG AREA 2014

TO: MEMBERS OF THE MALAYSIAN PHARMACEUICAL SOCIETY PENANG AREA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Annual General Meeting of the MPS PENANG AREA will be held as follows:

Date: Sunday, 23rd Feb 2014
Time: 11am -1pm followed by lunch
Venue: Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

All MPS Penang Area Members are invited to attend.

AGENDA

To receive the minutes for the last AGM held at G Hotel Penang on the 17th March 2013
Matters Arsing – Summary by Chairman and committee
To receive the Annual Report of the Area
To receive the Statement of Accounts duly audited.
Q and A from members.
Election of office bearers

NOTE:

Members attending AGM of Professional Society qualify for 2 CPE Points (under CPD Category B3)

This Event is sponsored by Nuvanta and all pharmacists are cordially invited to attend the CPD talk that starts at 9.30 am .Light snacks and lunch will be served.

Introduction to the MPS
The Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (Persatuan Farmasi Malaysia) is the national association for pharmacists in Malaysia. Its motto is “Berkhidmat untuk kesihatan rakyat” or translated as “SERVICE TOWARDS A HEALTHY SOCIETY”.

Among the aims of the Society are:

To promote and maintain the honor and interest of the profession of pharmacy
To encourage and further the development of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Education and to foster intra-professional relationship among members.
To improve the Science of Pharmacy for the general welfare of the public by fostering the publication of scientific and professional information relating to the practice of pharmacy and aid in the development and stimulation of discovery, invention and research.
To uphold and enhance the standard and ethics of the profession.
To affiliate an co-operate with any organization as may be deemed desirable in furthering the aims of the Society.
To represent the views of the members in matters affecting the common interest of the profession.
To assist in improving the health services in the country.
To enhance the professionalism of pharmacists, the Society endorsed the Code of Conduct For Pharmacists And Bodies Corporate as established by the Pharmacy Board.
In addition it is a signatory to the Patient’s Charter. The other signatories are the Malaysian Medical Association, Malaysian Dental Association and Fomca. This Charter was signed on 21st August 1995.

The Society also represent the interests of its members and also the general public by having representatives at the Pharmacy Board and the Poisons Board of the Ministry of Health, as well as having interest in the consumers affairs of the Ministry of Trade and Domestic Affairs, and including other Non-Governmental Organizations.

Types of Membership

The Society offers various types of membership:

Ordinary Membership to the Society is open to every pharmacist who on the date of application, is registerable without any restriction under the Pharmacists Act 1952 of Malaysia.
Other types of membership include:
Post-graduate Student Membership
Under-graduate student membership
Associate membership
Association membership
Presently there are two Association members, being Sarawak Pharmaceutical Society and the Sabah Pharmaceutical Society.

The Society also confers Honorary membership, Fellowship, and Pharmacist of the Year Award to deserving individuals. Annually the students are also recognized of their achievement at their respective Universities with the MPS Gold Medallist Award.

International Afflications

The Society’s international affiliation includes:

Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association
Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association
Locally, the Society is a member of the Malaysian Professional Centre, or Balai Ikhtiasis Malaysia whose patron is the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Management & Organisation of the Society

The Society is managed by a team of 17 council members of which 15 are elected to office at Annual General Meetings and hold office for 3 years. The remaining 2 council members are nominated by the Association members, namely the Sarawak Pharmaceutical Society and the Sabah Pharmaceutical Society.

Area committees have also been set up in most states of the country.

Realising the importance of continuing education for its members, the MPS has set up a Malaysian Continuing Pharmacy Education chapter. This Chapter facilitates the running of continuing education for the members and conduct courses throughout the year through correspondence as well as through meetings held throughout the country. Such continuing education is also being pursued and supplemented by the local area committees activities.

Various other chapters and committees have been set up for specific purpose and include:

Building Committee
Clinical Trial Chapter
Community Pharmacy Chapter
Grants and Awards Committee
Hospital/Clinical Pharmacy Chapter
Industrial Pharmacy Chapter
IT Chapter
Jurisprudence Committee
Managed Care Chapter
Newsletter Committee
Pharmacoeconomics Chapter
Regulatory Pharmacy Chapter
Student Affairs Chapter
Telepharmacy Chapter
Veterinary Chapter
Pharmacists and their work

Today pharmacists in this country can be found in various establishments, being:

Government hospitals involve in the pharmacy (patient counseling, drug supply management, ward supply management)
Private hospitals with similar functions as government hospital pharmacist
Community pharmacies
Pharmaceutical trading companies
Factories manufacturing pharmaceuticals
Factories manufacturing health products, cosmetics
Research/analytical laboratories
Universities as lecturers, head of departments
National Pharmaceuticals Control Bureau
Regulatory departments as regulatory enforcement officers
Veterinary companies
The current population of pharmacists in this country is around 2600. This figure is expected to increase at a greater rate in the near future. This will help the pharmacist profession here to be able to fulfill its role as set out in the motto: “Berkhidmat Untuk Kesihatan Rakyat (Service towards a Healthy Malaysian Society)

– See more at: http://mps.org.my/index.cfm?&menuid=51#sthash.jA4WvPVt.dpuf

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The 3-D Art Exhibition at Gurney Paragon, Penang   Leave a comment


The 3-D Art Exhibition at Gurney Paragon, Penang is being held at the Art Gallery till middle of next month. This exhibition reminded me of the one we had seen at one of the 3D Museum at Jeju Island, South Korea.

SP Lim

The Kiss of Death   Leave a comment


The snake charmer’s “kiss of death” act was done thrice with a poisonous cobra. It was done once with the King Cobra – the most poisionous snake in the world and a single bite can even kill an elephant. There were also a big python and two semi-poisonous Mangrove Snakes from Malaysia.

SP Lim

Khoo Kongsi by night   Leave a comment


Khoo Kongsi by night

From Khoo Kongsi websitehttp://www.khookongsi.com.my/history/introduction-of-leong-san-tong-khoo-kongsi-penang/ :-

“Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse.

Surprisingly, famous as it is, its location appears to be unknown to many Penangites. It is situated at the southwest of Georgetown, and its pivotal building, Leong San Tong, is hidden amidst the crowded gridiron of terrace houses and shophouses. To make it to Leong San Tong, which is perhaps the most majestic clanhouse in South East Asia, you will need to tread through an alley between two rows of 19th century terrace houses and bypass the opera stage, before you see it stand majestically on the granite square.

Khoo Kongsi, together with Cheah, Yeoh, Lim and Tan Kongsi, were known as the Five Big Clans (Goh Tai Seh) that formed the backbone of the Hokkien community in early Penang. Since mid-19th century, having identified their respective bases, these kongsi rooted themselves in an area stretching from Chulia Street Ghaut in Georgetown to the lower part of Beach Street in the south. With the respective clanhouses as the nuclei, these kongsi demarcated their territories with their own terrace houses on three or four sides of the perimeters. This adjoining, closely-knit and defensive model settlement, like a clan village in the colonial city, is a rare form of congregation practised among migrant communities.”

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Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi, Penang on Saturday, 22.02.2014   Leave a comment


An Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi, Penang was held on last Saturday, 22.02.2014 with a Drum Performance, Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Top or more like Yoyo Performance and a Snake Charmer’s Show.

SP Lim

Nibroll see / saw   Leave a comment


“Nibroll see / saw”
The great earthquake of 11th. March, 2011 changed the lives for many people in Japan. Nibroll, one of the top contemporary dance companies responded to the tragedy with the latest work “see/saw”. Its theme is straight : life and death. See this on Saturday 22 Feb 2014 @ 8.30 pm Stage 2, penangpac.

SP Lim

Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Photographs ~ Part 5   Leave a comment



Edwin Chew and Juleen Wedding Photographs – Part 5
These are the photographs of Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Dinner at the Garden, Lone Pine Hotel, Penang. Mr Edwin Chew is the son of Mr & Mrs Chew Tuck Weng, my paternal cousin. Ms Juleen Chuah is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Chuah Chong Hin. The Wedding Dinner was held at Lone Pine Hotel, Penang on Saturday, 15.02.2014.

SP Lim


These are the photographs of Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Dinner at the Garden, Lone Pine Hotel, Penang. Mr Edwin Chew is the son of Mr & Mrs Chew Tuck Weng, my paternal cousin. Ms Juleen Chuah is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Chuah Chong Hin. The Wedding Dinner was held at Lone Pine Hotel, Penang on Saturday, 15.02.2014.

SP Lim

Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Photographs ~ Part 4   Leave a comment


Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Photogaphs ~ Part 4
These are the photographs of Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Dinner at the Garden, Lone Pine Hotel, Penang. Mr Edwin Chew is the son of Mr & Mrs Chew Tuck Weng, my paternal cousin. Ms Juleen Chuah is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Chuah Chong Hin. The Wedding Dinner was held at Lone Pine Hotel, Penang on Saturday, 15.02.2014.

SP Lim

More on Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Celebrations ~ Part 3   2 comments


More on Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Celebrations ~ Part 3.
These are the photographs of Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Dinner at the Garden, Lone Pine Hotel, Penang. Mr Edwin Chew is the son of Mr & Mrs Chew Tuck Weng, my paternal cousin. Ms Juleen Chuah is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Chuah Chong Hin. The Wedding Dinner was held at Lone Pine Hotel, Penang on Saturday, 15.02.2014.

SP Lim


These are the photographs of Edwin Chew and Juleen Chuah’s Wedding Dinner at the Garden, Lone Pine Hotel, Penang. Mr Edwin Chew is the son of Mr & Mrs Chew Tuck Weng, my paternal cousin. Ms Juleen Chuah is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Chuah Chong Hin. The Wedding Dinner was held at Lone Pine Hotel, Penang on Saturday, 15.02.2014.

SP Lim

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