7 Things to do this weekend in the Klang Valley: 21 & 22 January 2023

Gong Xi Fa Cai!


By Marissa Chin

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7 Things to do this weekend in the Klang Valley: 21 & 22 January 2023

Just like that, the first day of Chinese New Year 2023 is almost upon us! Officially start your festive celebrations this weekend with these fun activities. From beautiful CNY installations to thoughtful exhibitions, here are seven ways to usher in the Year of the Rabbit with a bang!


1. Get ‘Looney’ at Pavilion Bukit Jalil’s Looney Tunes pop-up

When: Until 6 February 2023

Where: Pavilion Bukit Jalil (Main Entrance)

It’s not bad to get a little ‘Looney’ sometimes, especially when you’re at Pavilion Bukit Jalil’s Joyful Reunion CNY celebrations! In collaboration with two of the most iconic cartoon characters, shoppers will get to meet Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird amongst other joyous festivities and activities. There is a larger-than-life Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny glass decals display, a photo booth with a Gold Ingot Pool, Bugs Bunny Signature Rabbit Hole, and more. Shoppers can also have more fun at the Sonic Park CNY Fun Fair Carnival at the Level 3 Piazza where fun rides such as Blossom Tree, Double Track Crazy Plane, and Super Swing Car Ride await!

For more updates, follow Pavilion Bukit Jalil’s Instagram.


2. Partake in ‘A Bubbly Sunday’ at ParkRoyal Collection

When: Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm

Where: Thyme, ParkRoyal Collection Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM348 per adult (with free-flow of selected alcohol beverages), RM198 per adult (brunch delectables only)

“If you’re down for a feast, and we mean a massive feast, check out ParkRoyal Collection Kuala Lumpur’s ‘A Bubbly Sunday’ brunch buffet at Thyme! Boasting an extensive array of delectables from various cuisines, you can feast to your heart’s content on dishes including Steamed Dim Sum, Venison Rogan Josh, Truffle Peking Duck, Porcupine Satay, Fine Roasted Carvery, and many more; coupled with the finest bottomless bubbles for you to indulge in. Parents are also more than welcome to bring their little ones on the festive binge as the hotel has prepared a Kid’s Corner, where massive Lego building blocks, cartoon shows, customisable balloons, and colourful facial art services are readily available to keep them entertained! 

“I recently had the pleasure of indulging in all the scrumptious delights with my partner, and we definitely left with a food coma! Some of the highlights of our dining experience were the authentic Indian dishes, satay, fresh oysters, crepe, as well as the ice creams (I recommend the coconut flavour!).”—Phyll Wu, Editorial Assistant

For more information and reservations, head here


3. Stroll in Kwai Chai Hong’s Poetic Spring Garden


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When: 6 January to 12 February 2023, 9am to 12am

Where: Kwai Chai Hong, Chinatown

The back alleys of Kwai Chai Hong have been transformed to ring in a beautiful and whimsical season of spring, where family and friends get together to capture memories. This Chinese New Year weekend, take your loved ones into this atmospheric installation that features traditional Chinese calligraphy with bold electric displays, oversized blossoms and foliage tucked within the historic lane in the heart of KL’s Chinatown. Local artist Jaemy C, who is well known for his reimaginings of Chinese calligraphy, also contributed to this installation with his own Wet Hot Spring Thing which comes with hidden cryptic messages for visitors to decipher.

For the latest updates, follow Kwai Chai Hong on Instagram.


4. Snap a photo (or two) at the Carlsberg x Ruan Fei Fei art installation


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When: 18 January to 5 February 2023, 10am to 10pm

Where: RexKL

Here’s another aesthetically-pleasing backdrop for all your CNY OOTD shots! Head over to RexKL to check out the Carlsberg x Ruan Fei Fei art installation where the multi-award-winning artist is displaying her magical art piece. There will also be a photo challenge where the most creative entries will take home a carton of Carlsberg Smooth Draught, perfect for opening up for CNY celebrations!

Follow RexKL on Instagram for the latest updates.


5. Discover the beauty of Malaysian nature at the Hep Ka-Wot Enggang Le-Wei exhibition


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When: Until 28 February 2023, opens daily from 11am

Where: Gallery Gerimis, GMBB, KL (Level Three)

Extended due to popular demand, this photography exhibition which translates to “Forest, Hornbills and Honey” explores their interrelationships through the lens of the MNS Hornbill Guardians. The exhibition is an effort to help indigenous artists gain representation, with the aim of reclaiming Malaysia’s native history and identity. 

For more updates, follow GMBB KL on Instagram.


6. Have a satisfying meal with loved ones this Chinese New Year  

Take a look at our list of the best CNY festive menus around the Klang Valley for your family reunions, corporate gatherings, friendly catch-ups and more. From bountiful buffet offerings, and Oriental-inspired afternoon high teas to set meals full of auspicious ingredients, these menus are ear-resistibly delicious! 

Click here for our full list.


7. Head to the theatres to watch these exciting CNY specials!


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This weekend, several highly anticipated Chinese New Year movies will be premiering in the cinemas. This includes Malaysian and Singaporean collaboration productions such as King of Musang King and What! The Heist that will make you laugh non-stop, as well as a kung fu action film headed by Donnie Yen that will have you at the edge of your seat.

Click here to see our full list.


Bonus: Celebrate Chinese New Year at Resorts World Genting 

When: 11 January to 5 February 2023

Where: Resorts World Genting

If you wish to get out of the city this long weekend, how about escaping to the chilly hills of Genting Highlands? This Lunar New Year, Resorts World Genting comes alive with an abundance of activities and attractions for an unforgettable celebration.

Pose for photos at iconic venues such as Kimhua Atrium, Skytropolis, and Madison Square as they transform into magnificent festive spaces decked with red lanterns, fairy lights, and cherry blossom trees. Or, head to the Arena of Stars where a variety of performances await such as an eight-piece Chinese Drums extravaganza and a thrilling acrobatic Lion Dance performance by Defending Champion of the World Lion Dance Championship, Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association.

For more information, visit Resorts World Genting’s website and Facebook


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