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7 Things to do in the Klang Valley this weekend: 30 April & 1 May 2022

7 Things to do in the Klang Valley this weekend: 30 April & 1 May 2022

Happy long weekend!

Text: Natalie Khoo

From an exclusive dining collaboration in KL to an art market in Seri Kembangan, here are some ideas to make the most of your long weekend

1. Experience the Kitchen Sink dining series at Small Shifting Space

When: 28, 29, 30 April & 1 May 2022

Where: Small Shifting Space, Petaling Street

For the second instalment of the Kitchen Sink dining series, Small Shifting Space (SSS) has teamed up with the husband-and-wife duo behind Eat Scintillia to present an exclusive a la carte menu. Available for four days only, the menu will feature dishes that highlight fine flavours and sustainable produce, such as prawns and mussels in harissa broth and milk braised chicken. The pop-up dining event is part of a new travelling chef’s programme created to foster the bond and encourage learning between chefs in the community.

“I had the pleasure of experiencing the first pop-up in the series last week—a collaboration between the guys at Small Shifting Space and Super Secret Social supper club. The menu saw four dishes from each side for a total of eight courses, with optional biodynamic wine pairing (which I unhesitantly opted for).

“Each dish married ingredients and flavours in colourful, unique ways. For instance, the third dish of Biodynamik Bubur Lemak offered the familiar flavours of the namesake Malaysian dish, complemented with chicken skin and salted egg yolk for added texture and spring onion oil for a punch of flavour. The next Cod & Sambal dish was equally delicious, presenting an aged cod cooked to perfect firmness and sweetness, with pomelo pulp balancing the rich flavours of charred ulam and sambal and clam sauce. Both were my favourites of the night.

“Sustainability and local produce were common themes throughout, as seen with ingredients like Daun Kentut (Skunk Vine) in the opening Pulut Goreng dish, Biodynamic Rice from Melaka, and Purple Carrots from Cameron. Aside from a pleasant meal, what stood out to me was the friendly chef banter in the open, intimate space. Evidently, working in F&B hasn’t been easy these past two years, so it was humbling to witness industry professionals coming together to create a dining experience like this.

“Although the upcoming iteration(s) of the series will be quite different from what I hear, I’d expect no less than a fun night for gourmands—filled with fine food and culinary camaraderie.” —Natalie Khoo, Lifestyle Editor

Follow @smallshiftingspace on Instagram for more updates.

2. Check out BTS & Seventeen’s In The Soop Pop-up Store

When: 29 April to 28 August 2022 | 10am to 10pm

Where: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, G313 Ground Floor Luxe

Calling all Malaysian ARMY and CARAT (read: what the fandoms of BTS and Seventeen call themselves, respectively): the In The Soop pop-up store has arrived on our shores! Starting today (29 April), the pop-up store will offer official merchandise from the South Korean reality series which stars both K-pop boybands. Among the merch available for purchase include loungewear, plushies, outdoor apparel, and lifestyle products for the home. Fans can also look forward to photo ops with In The Soop’s adorable mascot, Soopy at the pop-up.

Follow @morningkall on Instagram for more updates.

3. Plan a staycation at an Airbnb for the Raya holidays

Why not make the most of the long weekend with a staycation? Whether you celebrate Raya or not, the festive season is the perfect time for a getaway with family and relatives or close friends. Besides hotels and resorts, Airbnbs offer a more private, homey holiday to spend quality time together. For those who enjoy nature, the Markisa Villa in Alamanda Villas Langkawi offers a luxurious kampung-style stay surrounded by lush paddy fields. Alternatively, make your escape to this hidden rainforest retreat in Janda Baik to enjoy fresh cool air in quiet serenity.

For more Airbnb accommodations, visit this website.

4. Visit the 1502 Art & Craft Market by Mushroom Projects

When: 30 April to 3 May 2022 | 10am to 8pm

Where: 1502A, Jalan Besar, Seri Kembangan

Not planning to balik kampung (head to your hometown) this Raya holidays? Make a trip to Seri Kembangan instead to check out the first Art & Craft Market by Mushroom Projects, spotlighting local artisans and craftsmen. From handcrafted candles and soaps to calligraphy and tattoo booths, the market will consist of more than 20 vendors offering goods and services for art and craft enthusiasts and special collectors alike.

Follow @1502a_by_mushroomprojects on Instagram for more updates.

5. Celebrate International Dance Day with Apple Fitness+

When: From 18 April 2022

To celebrate International Dance Day on 29 April, Apple Fitness+ wants to bring out the inner dancer in you with a series of fun dance workouts. From April 18, the Artist Spotlight series also consists of workouts featuring the music of ABBA, BTS and Queen. Fitness+ trainer Ben Allen will share a first-of-its-kind Artist Spotlight Dance workout set to the music of BTS, featuring moves adapted directly from the choreography in BTS videos. Meanwhile. LaShawn Jones’s Dance workouts will incorporate traditional and powerful rhythms from different genres including cumbia, tango, and Indian pop. On International Dance Day, Apple Watch users can also earn a limited-edition award and animated stickers when they complete any Dance workout of 20 minutes or more.

6. Try Finch’s Selera Whimsical menu for Ramadan and Raya

When: Now until 8 May 2022

Where: Finch KL

For a break from Ramadan buffets and bazaar food this Raya, try Finch’s Selera Whimsical menu. Introduced specially for the festive season, the limited-time menu comprises three sets including Roasted Spice Chicken with Nasi Minyak, Slow Roast Lamb with Nasi Minyak, and Deng Deng Beef with Basmati Rice. All sets come with kurma, assorted local kuih, and fruits to end your meal on a sweet note. To complete your set, take your pick from two mocktails, Apple Wanderlust (a refreshing blend of apple, aloe vera and honey) or Magic Flower (a concoction of bunga kantan, lychee and lime).

The Selera Whimsical menu will be available for dine-in and takeaway at Finch. For reservations, click here.

7. Treat yourself to a staycation and buffet at Element Kuala Lumpur

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When:

  • Staycation: Booking period – Now until 6 May 2022 | Accommodation period – 1 to 6 May 2022
  • Weekend Lunch Buffet: Saturday and Sunday | 12.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Weekend Dinner Buffet: Friday and Saturday | 6.30pm - 10pm

Where: Element Kuala Lumpur

For a quick getaway within KL, look no further than Element Kuala Lumpur. In conjunction with its fifth anniversary on 1 May, the hotel is inviting guests to enjoy a special anniversary staycation package. The offer includes a buffet breakfast and Mexican High Tea set for two at Trace Restaurant and Bar for stays booked during the promotional period. Equipped with wellness facilities including an indoor heated saline pool and a 24-hour gym on the 39th floor, guests can relax and unwind without worrying about being stuck in holiday traffic.

Plus, guests can also enjoy 30 per cent off weekend lunch and dinner buffets to complete their stay. The weekend lunch is priced at RM138 nett per adult and RM69 per child, whilst the weekend dinner is priced at RM148 nett per adult and RM74 per child. 

For more information, visit the website. For enquiries, email [email protected]

Find more things to do in our previous BURO Weekend Guides here.