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Amanjaya Badminton Championship

Aimed to discover new talents among young Perakeans in the badminton arena, the Ipoh City Badminton Club held the first ever Amanjaya Badminton Championship from April 15 to 16 at the Master Badminton Club in Klebang.

Sponsored by Kinta Properties, MB Inc and Maxbolt, the championship attracted a total of 110 participants competing in the under-12, under-14, under-15 (for females), under-16 and under-18 categories containing singles and doubles tournament each.

Led by president Khairul Azwan, the Ipoh City Badminton Club was founded in 2016 with the objective of being a notable club which develops players from Ipoh and eventually produces champions in the international arena.

Present during the prize presentation ceremony were Khairul Azwan and Dato’ Lim Si Boon, chairman of Bonanza Venture Holdings Sdn Bhd. The top two of each category received cash, racquets and medals.

The club plans to have a tournament every two or three months, interested readers can call Yashir at 012 518 7771 to find out more.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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