From a weekend of live performances to gastronomic adventures, here are seven exciting activities to include in your weekend plans:
1. Feast on authentic Southern Thai and East Malaysian cuisine
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When: 25 September | 6pm onwards (last call 9pm)
Where: Tiffin at the Yard, upstairs dining area
Price: RM250 per person (food only)
Get your appetites ready for a mouthwatering fusion of flavours hailing from Southern Thailand and East Malaysia as chef friends, Gugs and Zoe Rai, take you on an express train to Flavour Town. Featuring freshly sourced ingredients and authenticity at its finest, your tastebuds will be singing from the rich (and spicy!) flavours and textures.
The menu will include a total of eight dishes featuring Khao Yam, Southern styled puffed rice with ulam; Massamam of Beef with Durian, an Arabic-inspired Southern Thai curry; East Coast Laksa, and more. Don’t miss out on this one-time collab happening for one night only.
To register, click here.
2. Redefine your ideas of ‘Sweet & Sour’ at Zhan Art
When: 19 September to 9 November 2022
Where: Zhan Art Space, Jaya One
Itching for a good art exhibition? Head down to Zhan Art’s gallery to check out an exhibition with a classic Chinese dish as its muse. Inspired by the dish’s popularity in the West and ubiquity in the East, London-based artists Alya Hatta and Leily Moghtader Mojdehi reimagine and reinterpret the authenticity of Asian culture.
Works and pieces by Hatta and Mojdehi will explore Southeast Asian identity, particularly from a diasporic perspective. Their sculptures and paintings are available for purchase, with prices ranging from RM 2,700 to RM 20,000.
For more updates, follow Zhan Art on Instagram.
3. Party with your favourite artists at the Good Vibes Weekender
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When: 23 & 24 September 2022 | 4pm onwards
Where: Sunway Lagoon
There’s nothing like ushering the weekend with a music festival bopping to your favourite tunes. Good Vibes Festival is Malaysia’s biggest annual music festival and this year, it will be taking over Sunway Lagoon this Friday and Saturday as the Good Vibes Weekender. K-pop megastars CL and Jackson Wang will be headlining the event on day one and day two respectively.
Other international and local acts also include British electro-pop duo Oh Wonder, American rapper Pink Sweats, Nyk, Dolla, Surf Mesa, Joe Flizzow, Midnight Fusic, and more. Interested parties can still purchase their ticket at the venue itself.
For the latest updates, follow Good Vibes on Instagram.
4. Explore a wide array of experiences and rewards by joining Hennessy’s Inner Club
If you appreciate the classic cognac, consider joining Hennessy’s newly launched Inner Club—an exclusive loyalty programme for Hennessy drinkers where specially curated rewards and interactive experiences await. With these rewards, members are able to reap limited edition bottles, dining experiences, exclusive tables at partnering bars, and even lifestyle products such as speakers and headphones from Charlie Care.
Dedicated to providing personalised customer care, Hennessy has also launched Ambroise, a personal concierge on WhatsApp to tend to your enquiries and assist in your next holiday plans, as curated by the Inner Club app.
To find out more, visit their website here or follow their Facebook page.
5. Check out a range of vegan products from Happiee
Where: Selected Aeon supermarkets
As our society becomes more health- and environmentally-conscious, plant-based diets are becoming a popular choice for many Malaysians. Whether you’re already a practitioner or curious about getting started, have a look at a new vegan brand in our aisles, Happiee, and its range of vegan products, which promise to to deliver nutritious bites through nourishing plant goodness.
The brand offers seafood and meat alternatives that do not sacrifice on taste, mostly thanks to their ingredient makeup of konjac and soy beans. Products that are available for purchase include Fishiee Sticks and Fishiee Patties that are perfect for making a classic burger and fries, as well as Chickiee Popcorn and Chickiee Nuggets that are great for snacking and satisfying the kids.
Follow Happiee on Instagram for more information.
6. Immerse yourself in classic Indian folktales at the Jaya Ram showcase
When: 21 September to 25 September 2022
Where: Pentas 1, KLPAC
Price: RM34 to RM104
Presented by Sutra Foundation, Jaya Ram is a dance show influenced by folk genres in both the music and movement of Rama Natakam and Ram Leela, which are traditional dance theater styles. It aims to enrich the myth of Lord Rama, Hero of the Ramayana, and can be seen as a continuation of Sutra’s love-story with the history Ganjam District.
Jaya Ram is the biggest Odissi production of the year, featuring more than 20 dancers from the Sutra Dance Threatre and Sutra Outreach Programme. Catch this spectacle of Indian music and dance this weekend.
To purchase tickets, head here. To learn more about Sutra Foundation, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
7. Experience a gastronomic affair like no other at One&Only Desaru Coast
When: 24 September 2022
Where: Ember Beach Club, One&Only Desaru Coast
Take yourself on a culinary journey to Johor for an unforgettable dining experience. Framed by breathtaking sunsets and the sound of cascading waves, the Ember Beach Club at One&Only Desaru Coast is known to captivate all five senses with its stunning views and enticing menus—and this weekend is no exception. For one night only, two culinary masterminds will come together to create the finest menu inspired by their travels, homelands, and experiences. Chef Andrew Walsh will pay homage to his Irish roots alongside Chef Julien Royer of Odette Singapore, who lends his artistry in French cuisine. Guests who choose to stay overnight can also enjoy an ultra-stylish brunch on 25 September that offers an array of signature stuffed baos, tacos, woodfired flatbreads, and more to the tunes of the DJ.
For dining reservations, kindly make your booking directly here or email [email protected]
Bonus: Lounge at home with some of South Korea’s biggest stars
When: 24 September 2022 | 10am
Where: Netflix’s Youtube Channels
Thinking of actually staying in this weekend? Not to fret, Netflix has got you covered with their global fan event, Tudum, which will bring together some of the biggest stars and creators for some live entertainment.
Fans of K-dramas and K-pop should look forward to the first programme on the roster which is Tudum Korea. Dedicated to delivering the best K-content to Netflix streamers, Tudum Korea will be bringing on the likes of Choi Min-ho (Shinee) of the upcoming rom-com series The Fabulous and Cho Yi-Hyun (All of Us Are Dead) as hosts for the event. Viewers will also get exclusive previews of Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area Part 2 and Single’s Inferno: Season 2 (yes, it’s happening!). Emmy award-winning director Hwang Dong-hyuk of Squid Game will also be making a special appearance with a surprise up his sleeve.
For even more Netflix content, you can also live stream the main Tudum global event that will premier on Sunday, 25 September at 1:00am. You will be one of the firsts to watch exclusive sneak peeks into sequels of your favourite Netflix shows and films!
Find out what it is by streaming Tudum Korea on YouTube here. For the latest updates, head over to the official event page.
For more ideas on what to do during the weekends, click here.
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