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Thursday, 06 June 2013 11:33

WOOMB International Diamond Jubilee Conference to celebrate 60 Years of the Billings Ovulation Method™ 1953 – 2013

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Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, is a relaxed and charming city of approximately 600,000 inhabitants, situated on the banks of the Sungai Santubong (river).  Being close to the equator, the weather is always warm and often humid.  The people are a friendly mix of mainly Chinese and Malay with many of Sarawak’s 26 smaller ethnic groups also represented.  Being a former English colony, a majority of people understand English and are friendly towards visitors.

The Malay word “Kuching” means “cat” and there are many statues, handicrafts and other reminders of our feline friends in the city, though not so many actually “moggies” are seen in the streets.

Christianity is the religion most practised in Sarawak (>40% of the population) unlike the rest of Malaysia which is predominantly Moslem.  There are also Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Bahai and other less represented faiths.

Into this happy melting pot, in the last week of April 2013, arrived in excess of 260 people from 22 nations who came together to celebrate Sixty years of the Billings Ovulation Method™.  Held at the Kuching Park Hotel and organised with the sponsorship of the Sarawak Convention Bureau together with the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau, the Conference was coordinated by Dr Lek-Lim Chan and the team at Natural Fertility Awareness Service of Malaysia.
 
The Conference was opened by Joan Clements, Director of WOOMB International, who welcomed everyone to the 60th anniversary, Diamond Jubilee Conference of the Billings Ovulation Method™ and introduced delegates from the countries represented at the parade of flags.