10 Fun things you can do in KL this weekend: 4 & 5 January 2020


By Ronn Tan

10 Fun things you can do in KL this weekend: 4 & 5 January 2020

1. Peranakan Grooves featuring Rivers at Shelley Yu’s, 1pm – 4pm, 4 January 2020

This Saturday, get grooving in Bangsar with founder and owner of studio/label Sungai Sungai. One half of Yohan & Rivers, expect to dance and move to a vast range of music, especially jazz. Good music and delicious drinks equal to a great time!

For more information, visit this website.

2. Retox Brunch at W Kuala Lumpur, 12pm – 3pm, 5 January 2020

Start the first weekend of the year by treating yourself to a top notch brunch session at the hotel’s Flock. Similar to previous editions of Retox, you will be able to feast on smoked salmon eggs benedict, foie gras chawanmushi, Alaskan king crabs’ legs, freshly shucked oysters, beef ribs, and whole snapper ikan bakar. There will also be wagyu beef rendang, wok-fried chili crab, and barbecued slipper lobster as well as sushi and sashimi. In addition to that, take this opportunity to try locally made artisanal cheese from Milky Whey Cheese like the Goat Sarawak, Smoked Gouda, Amber Blue, and Paprika Lavoush. Don’t forget to cap off a great brunch with desserts, including Local Fig Caramel Cheesecake and Plum Frangipani Tart. It is priced at RM198+ per adult and RM98+ per child (with bottomless mocktails, soft drinks, and selected juices). For unlimited crafted cocktails, house pouring wine, and beers, the price per adult is RM298+.

For more information, visit this website.

3. Rooftop BBQ at Hilton Garden Inn KL, 7pm – 11pm, 4 January 2020

This is an event that occurs on the first Saturday of each month. Together with fantastic views of the city, enjoy a special BBQ session at the hotel’s rooftop. It is priced at RM88 nett per person.

For more information, visit this website.

4. City Roars Festival 2020 at KLPAC, 1pm – 11pm, 4 January 2020

This showcase aims to shine a light on independent music and arts from across the region—featuring artists from Malaysia, Taiwan, China, and Japan. The festivals consists of four stages as well as art bazaar, installations, work shops, and talks. The line-up includes Deepset, 9m88, Lust, I Mean Us, envy, The Venopian Solitude, Ryota, and Amateur Takes Control among others.

For more information, visit this website.

5. “Collective Fibres” Workshop at Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden, 10am – 5pm, 5 January 2020

Head over to the University of Malaya this Saturday for a one-day workshop conducted by Evey Kwong; in collaboration with Thary Gazi Goh, the university’s ecologist. In the session, you will learn about local resources that are often overlooked—in and around the university’s Botanical Garden. The weaving workshop includes twining, braiding, coiling, plaiting, and sewing foraged materials. Priced at RM150 per person, lunch will also be provided.

For more information, visit this website.

6. Brew N Brush: Swinging Into Sunset at Knowhere Bangsar, 12pm – 2pm, 4 January 2020

Interested in painting? Head over to Bangsar for a session with the first social painting organiser in Malaysia. One step at a time, you will learn to make your own acrylic painting—in two hours. Painting materials will be provided and you don’t need to good at it to join. No walk-ins are allowed so make sure to sign up in the link below.

For more information, visit this website.

7. Weekend Dim Sum Brunch at Pullman KLCC, 11am – 2.30pm, 4 & 5 January 2020

Oh, for the love of dim sum! The hotel’s Red is where you will be getting 60 kinds of hand-crafter dim sum and desserts. Curated by Chef Jeffrey Kwan, you will find unique creations as well as classics such as siew mai and har gow. The dim sum brunch is priced at RM88 per adult.

For more information, visit this website.

8. CNY Market Day: Clothing Swap at Seedy Zero Waste Store, 5pm – 7pm, 5 January 2020

Do you have any clothes that you’re thinking of disposing? At the event, you will be able to swap your unwanted clothes with others so you don’t have to spend more to get new ones. The entry fee is RM20 and every participant will receive a free gift.

For more information, visit this website.

9. Are you still in the holiday spirit but can’t leave the country?

We have a roundup of boutique hotels in KL that are staycation-perfect. Find out here.

10. Treat yourself to an opulent meal for the new year.

Check out the roundup of omakase restaurants in KL here.

For last weekend’s list, click here.

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