10 Fun things you can do in KL this weekend: 25 & 26 January 2020


By Ronn Tan

10 Fun things you can do in KL this weekend: 25 & 26 January 2020

1. Watch the Lunar New Year collection on Netflix, 25 & 26 January 2020

This weekend, spend time watching over 100 Chinese films and shows to commemorate the Lunar New Year. The special link on Netflix will be available until 8 February 2020. Films and television shows include The Ghost Bride (launching on 23 January), Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures, Nowhere Man, Triad Princess, The Conman, A Chinese Odyssey, Initial D, and Kungfu Hustle among many others. To access the collection, type “888” into the search bar.

For more information, visit this website.

2. Winter Specials at Hilton Petaling Jaya, 25 & 26 January 2020

Head over to the hotel’s Genji to feast on a new winter menu and Chef Richard Teow’s creations with seasonal ingredients imported from Japan. Dishes include air flown Wagyu beef, Japanese snapper (kinkidai), and Hon Maguro Sashimi. The menu starts from RM50.

For more information, call 03 7955 9122.

3. Lepaq at Tamarind Square, 12pm – 10pm, 25 & 26 January 2020

The first Lepaq event for the year celebrates Chinese New Year. Expect food trucks curated by Tapak Urban Street Dining, music performances, and an outdoor screen that will be showing Kungfu Hustle at 8pm. The admission is free.

For more information, visit this website.

4. Women Write Weekend at The Process, 8.30am – 4.30pm, 25 & 26 January 2020

This weekend, take part in an intensive two-day writing circle for women. Use the opportunity to focus on your writing and produce at least four short stories. Stationery and food will be provided during the session. Admission is priced at RM190.

For more information, visit this website.

5. Chinese New Year’s Eve Show Off Show at Genting Highland, 10.30pm – 12.30am, 24 January 2020

On Friday, why not take reunion up a notch with a live showcase led by some public personalities? The event will feature a plethora of entertaining performances including a circus troupe, dancers, and magicians. Expect appearances from Jack Lim, Gan Mei Yan, Jieying Tha, Juztin Lan, Yoke Chen, and Jack Yap. Tickets start from RM166 and will be held in Arena of Stars.

For more information, visit this website.

6. Weekend Dim Sum Brunch at Pullman KLCC, 11am – 2.30pm, 25 & 26 January 2020

Head over to the hotel’s Red this weekend for a session with more than 60 varieties of handcrafted dim sum and desserts. Curated by Chef Jeffrey Kwan, must-haves include siew mai (chicken and prawn dumpling) and har gow (prawn dumpling). The dim sum brunch is priced at RM88 per adult.

For more information, visit this website.

7. Basic Latte Art Course at Barista Guild Asia, 9am – 1pm, 24 January 2020

This is a workshop for beginners who are interested to learn and improve their latte art skills. During the course, you will be acquainted with fundamentals of etching and free-pouring. Admission is priced at RM250 per person or RM450 for two.

For more information, visit this website.


8. Discover cuisine and cocktails from the Top 52 Restaurants and Bars by Marriott Bonvoy, 25 & 26 January 2020

Explore the best that Malaysia has to offer in the following establishments. Le Meridien’s Prime is where you should go for classic imported Australian cuts and palate-pleasing tender Wagyu. W Kuala Lumpur’s Wet Deck—with the Petronas Twin Towers as its backdrop—is the right spot for creative cocktails. You will also be sipping on drinks while enjoying a pool space brimming with stylish cabanas and daybeds as well as DJs to keep you grooving. In addition to that, Astor Bar of The St Regis Kuala Lumpur charms with expertly-crafted classic cocktails, premium liquor infusions, and the Cigar Lounge. This isn’t exactly in KL but all the way in The St Regis Langkawi, Kayu Puti is celebrating being listed as part of Top 52 Restaurant and Bars by Marriott Bonvoy with a bespoke culinary journey curated by Executive Chef Mandy Goh. From 3 to 9 February 2020, the menu will feature Chef Mandy’s signature dishes and top picks.

For more information, visit this website.

9. Gather with family and friends this Lunar New Year over auspicious meals.

We have compiled a list of Chinese New Year dinner menus and buffets here.

10. The first day of Chinese New Year is this weekend and it’s time to lou hei.

Check out the roundup of some of the best yee sang in KL here.

For last weekend’s list, click here.

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