The Harian Metro Mountain Bike Grand Prix was introduced in 2013 with the objective to promote healthy lifestyle via mountain bike sports activity. Each year, the event is organized at different cycling circuits throughout the country. Since its inception, the event managed to attract over 13,000 participants comprising both locals as well as internationals from Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Europe.
Malam Puisi Riong is a poetry reading evening by prominent poets, celebrities, editors and those who follow the literature pages in BH. Held since 1970s, it is named after Jalan Riong, the location of Berita Harian’s office in Balai Berita Bangsar. Beginning 1997, the event was spread to public universities. In 2009, Malam Puisi Riong began to adopt specific theme, with “Gelora Kemanusian’ as the theme for that year. This event aims to encourage not only the continuity of arts and culture, but also to deliver a message of patriotism, aspiration and appreciation for the homeland. In 2017, the chosen theme was ‘NegaraKu’, to support the government’s initiative to instil a sense of love for the country.
As part of corporate social responsibility exercise, both RHB Banking Group and New Straits Times have jointly organized a nationwide spelling competition named RHB New Straits Times National Spell-It-Right Challenge since 2008. The objective of the campaign is to encourage the usage of English in a fun way and to promote the use of New Straits Times as an additional educational learning tool. It is open to both public and private schools that follow the Malaysian Education Curriculum in all 14 states. The competition is divided into two categories; Category 1 for Primary Schools (Year 1 to Year 6) and Category 2 for Secondary Schools (Form 1 to Form 5). There are 3 stages to the challenge; the first stage is the preliminary written test challenge whereby 100 top students that excels in this preliminary stage will then go to stage 2 of the challenge which is the State Challenge. The winners of each state challenge in both the primary and secondary categories will then compete for the national title as Malaysia’s best speller.