7 Things to do this weekend (Merdeka edition): 28 to 31 August 2021


By Natalie Khoo

7 Things to do this weekend (Merdeka edition): 28 to 31 August 2021

1. Join the #BUROSupportsLocal movement


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In conjunction with Merdeka and Malaysia Day, show your support for small local businesses by buying their products or services and following their social platforms. Whether you’re into fashion, skincare, candles, coffee, or kombucha, we have a comprehensive catalogue of some of our favourite local brands to shop and support. This will not only help the local artisans, individuals, and businesses stay afloat during these hard times, but also boost the local economy.

Better yet, stand to win our specially curated #BUROSupportsLocal kit to help you stay healthy and well as you continue to stay home during the lockdown. Join our giveaway here.

2. Watch Malaysian para-athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

When: 25 August to September

Where: ParalympicSport.TV and Astro Arena HD

Not over the thrill and excitement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Turn your attention to the Paralympics, which hosts 22 of our Malaysian para-athletes this year. This weekend will see Bonnie Bunyau Gustin(powerlifting), Mohamad Yusof Hafizi Shaharuddin (cycling), and Chew Wei Lun (boccia) competing in their respective sports.

See the full schedule and find out more details on when and how to watch the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics here.

3. Order a Tiffin At Home meal

When: 24 to 21 August (pre-orders) | 3 to 5 September (delivery)

Where: Tiffin At Home

Malaysian food connoisseurs, you don’t want to miss the pre-order window for next week’s Tiffin At Home meals. The first menu involves a four hands collaboration between Darren Teoh of multiaward-winning restaurant Dewakan and Sun Kim of Singapore’s one-Michelin starred Meta, marrying progressive Malaysian and Korean flavours. Expect a colourful display of Malaysian ingredients used to highlight Korean classics and vice versa, with dishes such as Pumpkin and Pear Kimchi ‘Ssam’ and Lamb Ribs Prepared Percik Style.

For the second menu, Atelier Binchotan and Akar Dining have teamed up to present 10 tapas dishes, each representing a different food culture from around the globe. Designed for those bitten by the culinary travel bug, the resulting menu promises to bring your taste buds from Japan to Peru to Mexico with reimagined classics like Mini Chirashi, Beef Heart and Anticucho, and Burrito.

Both set menus come with the option of adding on two cocktails by Tickets KL, craft beers from Taps Beer Bar, wines from Vintry, and grazing platters from That Last Bite. Pre-orders are now open at and close at 12pm on 31 August 2021.

4. Attend virtual culinary masterclasses at the Singapore Food Festival

When: 27 August to 12 September 2021

Where: Singapore Food Festival website

Singapore Food Festival is back for its 28th edition this year, and Malaysians can also join in the lineup of exciting experiences thanks to its partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board. There are nine free-to-view and nine pay-to-view cook-along masterclasses hosted by some of Singapore’s most esteemed chefs and F&B names, including those of Michelin-starred fame. Among the highlights this week include a Padang-Style Burrito masterclass by third-generation business owner Chef Ariff Zin and Old School Cool: Egg Tarts and Kopi Appreciation by locally renowned Cantonese pastry shop Tong Heng.

All culinary masterclasses can be accessed via the official

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