7 Things to do this weekend: 18 & 19 September 2021

7 Things to do this weekend: 18 & 19 September 2021

Weekends are for ___

Text: Natalie Khoo

Image: New World Petaling Jaya

Looking for things to do in the Klang Valley (and beyond) this weekend? The BURO Weekend Guide has a couple of neat ideas for you and your loved ones
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1. Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with New World Petaling Jaya’s seasonal menus

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When: From 15 to 21 September 2021

Where: New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

Price: RM98 nett per set for the Family Feast / RM148 nett per set for two for the Oriental Indulgence Afternoon Tea at Home

The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner (21st September), and this weekend is the perfect time to celebrate it with your family. Aside from gifting them with the prettiest mooncake boxes and savouring the best mooncake flavours together, no festival is complete without a sumptuous reunion feast.

New World Petaling Jaya has specially prepared the Over The Moon Family Feast for the occasion, featuring three set menus with a selection of oriental dishes to serve up to four. Among the dishes include Braised Chicken with Yam and Mushroom, Steam Tofu with Minced Chicken, and XO Fried Rice with Shrimp.

Besides that, there’s also an Oriental Indulgence Afternoon Tea at Home set in collaboration with Tea+. Each afternoon tea set features an assortment of oriental-themed savoury and sweet delicacies with one bag of The Royal Puer fermented tea from Tea+, and a complimentary mooncake.

For more information or to order, call +6012 3909949 / +6010 2163810 or send the hotel a message on Facebook or Instagram.

2. Participate in The Kind Run by Kind Kones

When: 15 to 30 September

Price: RM120

Local plant-based ice cream shop Kind Kones is hosting its first ever virtual run this month to raise funds for those who were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, while encouraging a healthier lifestyle after the prolonged lockdown period. Dubbed The Kind Run, the virtual event takes place from 15 to 30 September with a portion of proceeds going towards The Hope Branch and Colour Away Covid.

Those interested to donate or participate can purchase The Kind Run Kit, which includes a dry-fit shirt, face mask, insulated bottle, tote bag, and an ice cream pint of choice along with products and vouchers from various sponsors. In addition, one mangrove tree will be planted in Indonesia for every kit purchased.

Participants are encouraged to complete the 5km run and share their progress via social media with the hashtag #TheKindRun and tagging @kindkones. The kits can be purchased in-store or online from 4th September onwards. For more information and updates, follow @kindkones on social media.

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3. Shop the new Puma X Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection

When: From 18 September 2021

Where: PUMA stores in Mid Valley, Tropicana Garden, Paradigm JB; ATMOS KL (Mid Valley) and SoleWhat (The Gardens)

Price: From RM179

Animal Crossing addicts, you won’t want to miss the new Puma collaboration with the well-loved Nintendo Switch game. The crossover features streetwear apparel and footwear for adults and kids, reimagined with natural colours and graphics from the popular franchise. Puma’s timeless Suede, Wild Rider, and Future Rider shoe silhouettes highlight the collection, completing the range of short and long sleeve tees, hoodies, shorts, and sweatpants arriving in the signature color palette of the game and bearing some of its most well-known residents and elements (like Tom Nook and the emblematic Animal Crossing leaf logo).

Shop the Puma x Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection at selected Puma stores from 18th September 2021.

4. Catch up on the latest films and dramas in our September TV Guide

Money Heist. Star Wars: Visions. Foundation. These are just some of the most exciting films and TV shows to debut this month. If you feel like staying in and being a couch potato this weekend (no judgement here), we’ve got you covered with our monthly TV Guide here. Alternatively, check out our list of the best new K-dramas to watch on Netflix and iQiyi (featuring stars like Jeon Do-yeon and Kim Go-Eun) here.

5. Grab yourself a can (or pack) of Heineken 0.0

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Where: Heineken® 0.0 website

Ever craved a can of cold beer mid-way through a work day? Hold that thought as Heineken is making that possible—minus the guilt and minus the alcohol—in the form of the Heineken® 0.0. To kick-start your Work Smart, Drink Smart routine, all you have to do is sign up on the Heineken 0.0 microsite to redeem a 4-can pack of the non-alcoholic beer, available on a daily first-come, first-served basis. You can also stock up your fridge with the Heineken® 0.0 by purchasing it via the Drinkies app (available on iOS and Android) or website.

For more information and updates, log on to this website or follow @HeinekenMY on Facebook.

6. Order pre-cooked steaks and meats from Just Sear

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Where: Just Sear website

Whether you’re planning for date night or a house party with close (fully vaccinated) friends and family, Just Sear’s pre-cooked red meats will make cooking easier and more convenient for your meal planning. Launched in August 2019, the niche one-stop platform offers a wide selection of halal premium ready-to-sear steaks and ready-to-bake meat products, including Australian and Japanese Wagyu, US Prime Beef, Yakiniku and Shabu-shabu, burger patties, Wellingtons, and more.

All products will be delivered frozen from its central kitchen in Jalan Ampang. Meat lovers need only defrost, pat dry, and Just Sear the ready-to-cook meats, or bake the Wellingtons for 20 to 30 minutes in an air fryer or an oven to enjoy gloriously succulent carnivorous dishes.

For more information or to order Just Sear’s range of products, visit this website.

7. Join Samsung’s #FurTheWinMY challenge

When: Now until 19 September 2021

If you’re a pet owner with some extra cardboard boxes (from all those online deliveries you’ve been ordering) lying around at home, why not challenge yourself to make an eco-home for your fur kids? Samsung’s #FurTheWinMY challenge is calling on all pet parents to get creative by giving used carboard boxes a new lease of life for your pet(s), in line with the brand’s Eco-Package concept—an initiative to reduce carbon emissions by making alternative upcycling options for eco-conscious consumers.

Those interested to join the challenge may use Samsung’s Eco-Packaging that’s made from eco-friendly corrugated cardboard or any used plain cardboard to build a pet home. Not only will participants help to save the planet by reusing otherwise discarded materials, but also stand to win attractive prizes from Samsung.

For more information on the challenge, visit this website. Follow the hashtags #FurTheWinMY for pet home ideas or #SamsungEcoPackage for more ways to reuse your old cardboard boxes.

For more ideas, check out our previous BURO Weekend Guide here. Stay updated on the latest lifestyle news here.