KUALA LUMPUR: Perak's oldest boys' and girls' schools are set to have their first joint reunion dinner in 50 years on Aug 4.
The dinner marks the 117th anniversary of the Anglo Chinese School (ACS) and 115th of its sister school, the Methodist Girls School (MGS) of Ipoh.
It will take place at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel, in Jalan Lim Bo Seng, Ipoh.
ACS Ipoh Alumni Association president Datuk Lean Meng Seong said there would be 100 tables for 10, at RM1,000 each.
He said a specific group of students, for example the Class of 1969, would be seated at each table.
Douglas Lim, who starred in ACS' 2006 musical Broken Bridges, will be the master of ceremonies.
"It will be a first for Douglas, who has a nationwide following as a great actor, comedian and song lyricist. Fans loved him in Broken Bridges, and he's a household name Malaysians can identify with," said Lean.
He said the five-course dinner would consist mostly of Ipoh specialties.
"There will also be a lucky draw, and we'll introduce some of the schools' illustrious students," said Lean.
The alumni of ACS Ipoh who are household names include former badminton champion Cheah Soon Kit, actor, singer and filmmaker Afdlin Shauki and actor and arts educationist Mano Maniam.
"Veteran musicians, The Strollers, will be playing evergreen numbers from the 1960s and 1970s onwards," added Lean.
"We will have them play Queen's We Are The Champions for the schools' illustrious students."