10 Exciting events and festivals you shouldn’t miss in Malaysia this October

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By Natalie Khoo

Featured image: Resorts World Genting / Facebook | Featured image portrait: Nights of Fright / Sunway Lagoon
10 Exciting events and festivals you shouldn’t miss in Malaysia this October

Just like that, we have arrived at the final quarter of 2022. As we power through the last few months of the year, Malaysians can look forward to a host of exciting events and festivals galore! Ahead, take a gander at the food festivals, comedy shows, and musical performances worth adding to your calendar this month. 



When: 14 to 16 October 2022 

Where: Georgetown, Penang

Following a successful debut in December last year, Kita Food Festival is back with a series of exclusive dining experiences happening over three months. If you missed the first leg of the festival in Langkawi in September, you’ll want to make a beeline for Penang this month or book your tickets ahead of time for the KL roster in November!

Kicking off the three-day event in Georgetown is a special dinner collaboration between Chef Johnson Wong of Gen and Andrew Martin of Bangkok’s 1-Michelin starred 80:20. Next, Au Jardin’s chef-proprietor Kim Hock Su will team up with Aitor Jeronimo Orive of Singapore’s 1-Michelin star Basque Kitchen by Aitor for a spread that draws from both chefs’ expertise in analogous French and Basque cuisines. The event will culminate with the four chefs working together, alongside some of Penang’s finest culinary talents, for The Great Mezze at George Town’s popular art gallery cum cafe-bar ChinaHouse.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website



When: 1 to 16 October 2022

Where: Pentas 2, KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur


  • RM25 – S+S Film
  • RM38 – S+S Stand-Up Comedy & Song, Musical, Dance and Theatre

After two mellow years under restrictions, Short + Sweet is making a major comeback this year—just in time to celebrate its 15th anniversary. The two-week arts and culture festival is set to feature over 60 works across six genres, namely film, stand-up comedy and song, musical theatre, and dance. As the name suggests, each work has a “short and sweet” time limit of ten minutes to entertain the audience. Competing participants stand to walk away with top honours and prizes including the coveted Mercedes-Benz Award for Creative Excellence and the Audience Choice Award.

For more information, visit, call 03 4047 9000 or WhatsApp +6018 227 7212. To purchase tickets, click here



When: Every Thursday to Saturday from 29 September to 15 October 2022

Where: Madison Square and Central Park, Resorts World Genting

Price: Free admission

Resorts World Genting welcomes the return of Starlight Festival 2022, a much-anticipated open-air carnival that combines dazzling lights, live music, street food, and festive entertainment. Visitors can expect a plethora of fun activities for the whole family, from skill games to photo booths. There will also be live performances from local and international artists, such as Killer Queen from Italy, The Australia Bee Gees, and more. Take note that all transactions at the event will be cashless and payments can be made using a credit card or e-wallet. 

For more information, click here. Follow Resorts World Genting on Facebook and Instagram for more updates. 



When: 21 October, 5pm onwards | 22 to 24 October, 3pm onwards

Where: Resorts World Awana Driving Range, Genting Highlands


  • Day Pass (general admission) – Free
  • Camper Pass (2D1N) – Mountain Herb Tent for two pax (RM299 nett) | Hops Tent for two pax (RM299 nett) | Wheat Tent for four pax (RM499 nett)

Premium wheat beer Edelweiss is launching its first-ever Chalet Edelweiss Unwind, an outdoor event that allows consumers to disconnect from the city and discover nature through a glamping experience. Set in the idyllic, sun-lit plains of Resorts World Awana Driving Range, the four-day affair features a series of exciting activities and musical performances from local and international bands alike. The headliners for day one, two, and three respectively are Jeremy Zucker, famed for global hits like Comethru and You Were Good To Me; Karencici (Do Do Do and Kiss Me); and Dermot Kenned (Something to Someone and Power).

Day pass holders and campers can also look forward to a playlist of chill tracks to hype up the night by sunset DJs such as Daaliah, Vanns Ngo, and Xulapsap. When not immersing in music, check out the food village or participate in stimulating games such as Giant Connect 4, Giant Wall Ball Maze, Crossnet, and Cornhole. Meanwhile, The Alps Bar will serve Edelweiss wheat beer for fans to experience the alps through its subtle fruitiness and refreshing taste.

Sign up for a day pass or camper pass here. For more information, click here. Follow Edelweiss on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.




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When: 26, 27 & 28 October 2022 | 7.30pm

Where: Beta KL

Price: RM250

Negart Gallery is proud to present the second iteration of Fantasia, a black-tie affair that is set to entertain guests with classical opera pieces and unconventional pop twists. Conducted by Juan Montoya and produced by Negar Sajadifar, the show will feature pianist Bernard Tan, cellist Stephen Johnson, soprano singer Jane Song, tenor Yap Jin Hin, modern singer Eryn Gani, and videographer Arnaud Blondel. The pop-up music experience is part of the platform’s initiative to support established artists and give them a venue to speak and inspire the KL’s vibrant art and music scene. 

For more information, click here. To purchase tickets, click here



When and where:

  • 6 October | Pullman, Kuching |
  • 7 October | Le Meridien Hotel Kota Kinabalu |
  • 13 to 15 October 2022 | 8.30pm | Zepp KL

Price: Starts from RM150 (depending on location and seats)

Love a good comedy show? Then mark your calendars for one of Southeast Asia’s biggest and funniest stand-up comedians, Kumar! Organised by LOL Asia, ‘Rowdy Kumar’ will see a 90-minute performance featuring the beloved Singaporean stand-up comedian’s new materials. This will be Kumar’s first international show before touring other cities in Asia and Australia.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here



When: 15 September to 15 October

Where: Nationwide

The Tiger Street Food Festival is making a comeback on-ground this year, after hosting the popular festival virtually for two consecutive years. This year’s festival theme will put the spotlight on all things hot and spicy. Malaysian fans and street food lovers can join the hottest street food hunt and recommend their favourite spots by dropping a pin on the microsite. In return, they will earn points to redeem attractive rewards including Tiger merchandise, Tiger Crystal beer, and more. 

These fan-favourite recommendations and reviews will be compiled into an exclusive directory for Malaysians to hunt down the best street food dishes in the country. During the festival, the Tiger Fire Truck will be making an appearance at selected outlets within the Klang Valley, Penang, Ipoh, Melaka and Johor regions from now until October 14, 2022.

Tiger Beer, the Tiger Street Food Festival, and all related activities and promotions are open to non-Muslims aged 21 and above only. For more information or to join the hunt, visit this website. Follow Tiger Beer on Facebook or Instagram for more updates. 



When: 30 September to 31 October 2022 | Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday | 7.30pm to 11.30pm

Where: Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Price: RM118 | Add on Xpress pass for additional RM88

Think you’ve got the guts to take on spine-chilling activities and ghoulish adventures? Well, you’ll be pumped (or freaked) to know that Nights of Fright is taking over Sunway Lagoon for its eighth edition this year. The festival of fear will take place every weekend in October, featuring eight haunted houses, one haunted theatre, two scare zones, 11 thrill rides, and three show stages to put your courage to the ultimate test. Dare you?

For more information, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.



When: Now until 31 October 2022

Where: Pahit Bar, Hyde Bar, Blue (EQ), Kantata, Fook, Penrose, Nizza, Bar Moku

To celebrate one of Japan’s most beautiful seasons, The House of Suntory presents an elegant autumn experience in collaboration with eight bars in the Klang Valley. Each bar has come up with three carefully crafted cocktails inspired by the maturation of the house’s famed Japanese spirits, namely Roku Gin, Haku Vodka, and Chita Whisky. These 24 exquisite craft cocktails will be available exclusively at the respective outlets until the end of October.



When: 28 to 30 October 2022

Where: Pentas 1, KLPAC

Price: RM68 per ticket

Picture a live band, but make it Halloween-themed. That’s what you’ll witness at the Halloween Hantu Ball—a “spook-tacular” concert presenting the award-winning KLPAC Symphonic Band dressed in their favourite costumes. The 62-strong band will be performing 85-minute lineup of freaky and eerie tunes from movies, musicals and haunting classics under the baton of Cheryl Mah and esteemed guest conductors Kevin Field and Dr. Low Chee Meng. Among the songs on the list include Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet, Unquiet Spirits, Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires, The Night Before Christmas, and more. Join in the fun by showing up in your creepiest, most creative Halloween outfit too!

For more information, visit, call 03 4047 9000 or WhatsApp +6018 227 7212. To purchase tickets, click here


Stay updated on the latest events and happenings in the Klang Valley and beyond in our weekly BURO Weekend Guide here.

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