7 Fun things you can do in KL this Merdeka weekend: 30 August to 2 September 2019

7 Fun things you can do in KL this Merdeka weekend: 30 August to 2 September 2019


Text: Ronn Tan

From Merdeka-inspired cocktails to a tech expo to a new ice cream shop launch, here's what you can do this long weekend in KL

1. ARt Malaysia showcaseat The Gardens Mall, 10am – 10pm, 30 & 31 August and 1 & 2 September 2019

The Gardens Mall is hosting its first augmented reality art showcase from 26 August to 16 September. The showcase features art from local artists with effects created in collaboration with augmented reality engineers. Some of the artists include Yau Bee Ling, Sean Lean, and Rajinder Singh. To check it out, head over to the South Palm part of the mall.

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2. Try Ben & Jerry's ice cream at Sunway Pyramid, 12pm – 8pm, 2 September 2019

The popular ice cream brand has finally arrived in Malaysia. At the first Scoop Shop in the country, you'd have the opportunity to try its flavours for free—well, only for the first 10,000 scoops though.

For more information, visit this website.


3. Volkswagen Fest at Setia City Convention Centre, Shah Alam, 10am – 10pm, 30 & 31 August and 1 September 2019

It is back for the third year. The highlight for 2019 will be the launch of Volkswagen's very own Certified Pre-Owned "Das Welt Auto" as well as the all new Arteon. Find out more about the models and take the opportunity to test drive the cars as well. Also, don't miss out on the hot air balloon rides, Instagrammable art installations, and games.

For more information, visit this website.


4. Sony Expo 2019 at Mid Valley Megamall, 10am – 10pm, 30 & 31 August and 1 September 2019

Take this weekend to discover some of Sony's latest and upcoming products. Beginning 26 August, the showcase is held in conjunction with the launch of the WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. Some of the highlights you can look forward to are sharing sessions by influencers such as Kittie Yiyi, Cody Hong, Allen Khor and May Ho; as well as a latte art workshop, sound tasting session, and appearances by Aibo, the robotic puppy.

For more information, visit this website.


5. Visit Project Kwai Chai Hongbetween Jalan Petaling and Lorong Panggung, 30 & 31 August and 1 & 2 September 2019

Why not celebrate both Merdeka and an early Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend with 'Moonlight in the City'? With activities running until 15 September, immerse yourself in activities focused on art and culture such as mid-autumn paper-cutting, travel photography, Snowskin mooncake-making, recycled lantern-making, storytelling and singalong, Chang'E shadow puppet-making and more. You can also check out the restaurants and cafes in the vicinity which includes Xing Fu Tang and PappaSu.

For more information, visit this website.

6. Try new Merdeka-inspired cocktails at Bar Shake KL, 30 & 31 August and 1 & 2 September 2019

Try the Jackfruit Sake Sour (jackfruit sake, topped with fino sherry and egg white) and Nyonya Pear Highball (absinthe-flavoured butterfly pea flower syrup, pear and lemon juice) to celebrate Malaysia's 62 years of independence. All drinks are priced at RM45+.

For more information, visit this website.

7. Kristang Cuisine at ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery, The RuMa Hotel and Residences, 4 & 5 September 2019

It mat not be happening this weekend but perhaps you should take the time to make a reservation for it as you won't want to miss this! For two nights only, you will be able to feast on Kristang cuisine—a result of the restaurant's collaboration with Chef Melba Nunis, a Malaccan-Portuguese culinary icon. The five-course dinner (priced at RM250 nett per person or RM370 nett with wine pairing) features delicacies such as soy glazed chicken, squid ink sambal, king mackerel with vinegar sambal, slow cooked chicken with buah keluak.

For more information, call 03 3277 808 88 or email [email protected]