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PCCCI: 110th Anniversary Dinner and Much More

Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) announced the next in the series of events celebrating 110 years of the NGO’s existence during a media conference on Saturday, June 3. It was held at its premises along Jalan Tun Sambanthan.

Coming on the heels of the Tour de Perak 3 Days Cycling (June 10 to 12), Jungle Trail Race (July 9) and Ipoh Cultural Parade (July 23) is the culmination of it all: the 110th anniversary dinner to be held at the soon-to-be-completed Ipoh Convention Centre (ICC) on Thursday, July 27.

The same day at the same venue will see a food and culture fair running on the theme “Since 1907” at 5pm to be followed by the dinner at 7pm with Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir as the guest of honour. PCCCI will become the first ever to hold an event at the upcoming ICC located just next to the city council building.

There will be 35 booths, replicas of shops back in the olden days, at the food and culture fair in which a portion of its proceeds will be contributed to charity. True to its nostalgic theme, visitors are encouraged to come dressed in clothes of the era and the tokens exchanged for spending at the fair are made in the form of the ancient Chinese coinage.

As for the dinner, there will be 200 tables with a total of 2000 seats, making it the grandest ever in conjunction with the Visit Perak Year 2017. Priced at RM300 per seat, interested readers can call the PCCCI office at 05 242 1366 for reservations.

The lineup also includes hosting the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) 71st annual general meeting to be held on Friday, July 28 at WEIL Hotel. The event will be opened by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak. Delegations coming from all 17 affiliated chambers around the nation will gather at this national-scale meeting starting at 9am.

“PCCCI was founded in 1907. Perak is one of the oldest chambers, the third oldest after Penang and Selangor, if I am not mistaken. Hence, we’d like to organise meaningful events for this auspicious year,” said Dato’ Liew Sew Yee, president cum chairman of PCCCI.

Another huge event, the first-ever Ipoh International Food and Beverage Fair, is expected to be held next year. Stay tuned to Ipoh Echo for the latest updates.

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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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