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7 Things to do in KL this weekend during RMCO: 11 & 12 July 2020

7 Things to do in KL this weekend during RMCO: 11 & 12 July 2020

Out and about

Text: Marissa Chin

Image: Art House Limited
Image: Hennessy

The weekend is coming up and as Malaysia continues to observe the RMCO, we've rounded up a few things you can do in KL that could make it more worthwhile than usual

1. Dive into decadent chocolate indulgence at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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Get your chocolate fix this World Chocolate Day at Mandarin Oriental KL as they treat customers to a variety of carefully crafted sweet chocolate treats from 7 to 19 July. From rich chocolate fondue for dine-in customers, and crumbly chocolate cookies as well as rich brownies for delivery, there is something for every chocolate lover out there. The best part? The beans are locally sourced from cacao farms run by indigenous farmers in Pahang for the ultimate bean-to-bar experience.

Customers can enjoy a 20 per cent discount on their next purchase when they spend a minimum of RM150 for any chocolate products. You can purchase them in-store or online.

2. Tune in to Nuseir Yassin’s brand new podcast on Spotify

If you’re a fan of Nas Daily’s punchy one-minute videos, then, according to Nas (full name Nuseri Yassin), you will love his podcast. In his first foray to long-form content, he will be able to delve deeper into topics and issues that deserve its time in his 45-minute episodes. The series is aptly titled ‘Nas Talks’.

Listen to the first episode here.

3. Tap into your creative side by signing up for a comic drawing workshop

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Everyone is a fan of funny comics so why not draw one of your own? Organised by Singapore’s creative organisation, Art House Limited, poet and graphic artist Gwee Li Sui will guide you on how to express humour through art, developing your own style and drawing silly characters all afternoon. All are welcome... even if you only know how to draw a stickman. 

For more information, visit this website.

4. Try out some creative Hennessy-style concoctions

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During the global pandemic, Hennessy stood in solidarity with 1,000 chosen bartenders around the world by granting cash incentives to stay creative during the lockdown. Now, these 15 bartenders are returning the favour by creating original cocktails using two of Hennessy’s iconic offerings: Hennessy V.S and Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège.

To try these unique takes of a Hennessy classic, head to any of these outlets:

The Pawn Room, Arena Bar, T15 Bar, The Locker & Loft, OHM Club, Dissolved Solids, Skullduggery, Cabinet 8, Skillet 163 and The Vault KL.

5. Attend an empowering female-focused festival

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Celebrate all things women and their experiences in Festival du Féminin on 11 and 12 July at Impiana KLCC Hotel. While this festival originated in France, the event has grown and spawned in many countries all over the world, including Malaysia. For its third run, there will be an array of interactive workshops (each running for an hour and 15 minutes) by female professionals from all walks of life including coaches, writers, lecturers, therapists and the like.

For more information, visit this website.

6. Treat yourself to Favola’s new menu at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

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The wait is over—after months of closure, the ever-so-popular Italian restaurant has reopened with a menu offering the restaurant’s signature dishes and set meals for lunch and dinner which you can enjoy until 31 July.

The set lunch menu includes homemade gnocchi in creamy tomato sauce; grilled eggplant carpacciata with tuna mayo cream, confit tomatoes and capers; chicken caciattora with mashed potatoes, and many more. Alternatively, the dinner set comprises of Spaghetti alle Vongole with aglio e olio, clams, pepperoncini and clams; Sardinian Malloreddus in an 8-hour braised lamb sauce and more.

For the full menu, visit this website.

7. Watch a new show or movie from this month’s TV guide

If you don’t feel like going out this weekend and want a chill night in, how about hitting some binge-worthy couch fodder to spend your time? The newest film to premiere on Netflix this weekend is a heart-pumping action film about a group of mercenaries (led by Charlize Theron) with the mysterious ability to evade death.

For the full list of must-watch films and TV shows this July, click here.

For last week's weekend guide, click here.