7 Things to do in the Klang Valley this weekend: 5 & 6 August 2023

A weekend with the arts


By Aina Nur Sarah

7 Things to do in the Klang Valley this weekend: 5 & 6 August 2023

You made it! It’s the first weekend of a new month and you deserve to celebrate with a bang. From sweet treats to photography workshops, here are seven things you can do during your two-day break and beyond.



Where: Tumi’s website

It’s always the little details that leads to outstanding performance. “Essentially Beautiful” is Tumi’s Fall 2023 campaign that aims to dig beneath the surface and showcase the true beauty in the details of their products. The campaign features returning Tumi crew members: Formula 1 driver Lando Norris, pro-footballer Son Heung-min and acclaimed singer-songwriter and actress Reneé Rapp.

The Fall 2023 collection sees the launch of Alpha X, a high-performance, premium version of the iconic Alpha collection. Crafted from PX6, Tumi’s most durable fabric to date, the Alpha X is available in the Meteor Grey colorway and available styles include the International Dual Access 4 Wheeled Carry-On, Slim Backpack and Compact Sling.

Tumi’s 19 Degree Collection is the epitome of innovation and timelessness with the aim to accompany the modern traveller in every aspect of their life. As an extension of their sustainability efforts, the collection is made from post-industrial recycled materials and PET linings, and now comes in Dark Denim. 

The Fall 2023 collection also features new hues and textures, including Slate Blue Texture, Blush/Navy Liquid Print, Hunter Green, Deep Plum, and Red. Some highlights include The International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On and Extended Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case that both come with a handy zipper expansion. The luxury benchmark in travel, 19 Degree Titanium, has new additions that include the Briefcase and Extended Trip Packing Case, arriving in a larger size that’s perfect for modern travellers.

Tumi’s women’s collection, Georgia, also received an upgrade. The collection now features bags in natural grain pebbled or smooth leather, with minimalist styles and elegant draping. Liquid Embroidery debuts on select Georgica pieces this season, while all colorways include touches of gunmetal hardware. 

For more information, visit the Tumi website here




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Where: Zontiga, Taman Paramount 

When: 5 – 6 August 2023, 12pm – 7pm

Price: RM158 nett per person or RM298 nett for two people

Curious on how contact prints are done? This is your chance to uncover the secrets behind the technique! A contact sheet is essentially a sheet that allows a photographer to view all the frames from a roll of film in print.

In collaboration with Zarif Ismail, a self-taught photographer, you’ll be able to get the full photography dark room experience. This workshop will be an intimate session with only two participants per time slot to ensure you get a hands-on experience. It is also part of Zontiga’s Analog Pop-Up Event, where you can browse an array of film cameras from Aand moments, Grainy Ting’s, and Kamera Kotak. 

For more information, follow Zontiga on Instagram here



Where: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)

When: 5 – 6 August 2023, 3pm or 8.30pm


  • RM55 – Regular ticket
  • RM45 per ticket – Groups of four
  • RM35 per ticket – Educational group bookings (Bulk purchase of 15 or more tickets for university/college students only—a free workshop is included)

The unearthed serenity in a mother’s sarong. The smell of burnt photos. And what if forgetting is not erasure, but mere misplacement? – Alu & Lesung, 2023

Healing is different for everyone. For some, it’s easy to open up about the struggles they’ve been through, but for others, it’s something they choose to keep to themselves. A production by Theatresauce in collaboration with The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), Alu & Lesung is a project that zooms into the struggles of these individuals—vulnerable moments that they often keep to themselves. 

This experimental and multisensorial theatre experience will take you on a journey of an ensemble as they revisit calmer moments in their lives, what happens after they deal with the loss of security, and their newfound journey of healing. The audience will have the honour to take a peek into those private moments. The show also utilises movement, minimal text in various languages, scent, light, sound, and projections. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here



Where: Ground Floor Concourse, Lot 10 

When: 26 July to 6 August 2023

If you’re a pastry and dessert lover, get ready for a sugar rush this weekend at Salon Du Pain 3.0. With over 15 brands and pastry experts, this event is the mecca for all things desserts. Take a warm, fluffy bite into goods from Sun Moulin, Le Petit Paris, The Baking Trip, Burrow, and more!

For more information, click here




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Where: Ilham Gallery

When: 5 August – 5 November 2023

Be entranced by the dance of a Javanese community. Phantom is a video series that comprises two complimentary works, Reversal and Terra Incognita, both known as “Luka dan Bisa Kubawa Berlari” in Indonesian. 

These moving-image works were created by Timoteus Anggawan Kusno with the jathilan trance dancer community to emphasise the significance of alternative cultural practices. It also aims to explore the perception of time and the cultural resistance to the idea of high culture in the Javanese society. 

Jathilan, also known as Kuda Kepang or Kuda Lepang, is a dance that’s often done to engage with spirits. Back in the old days, it was done with the intention to cleanse a village of evil spirits. The state of trance the dancers’ experience allows them to release repressed emotions and experiences with no constraints, and it’s also believed to be when the vision of the future can temporarily meet the ancestral spirit in a dancer’s body.

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Ilham Gallery website here



When: All through August

Where: 20 partner outlets around the Klang Valley

Although there are plenty of Japanese whiskies in the market today, Suntory Whisky Kakubin remains a favourite among many for its sweet aroma, rich flavour, and dry finish. As a pioneer of its kind, the brand still prevails as the best-selling whisky in Japan and is a go-to order at Japanese izakayas, especially in the form of a classic highball. Featuring key notes of Yamazaki and Hakushu Bourbon casks, the whisky offers hints of lemon, green apple, sweetness of butter cookie, and hazelnut on the nose. Meanwhile, the palate will pick up nutty notes of popcorn, tropical flavours of dried coconut and baked almonds, followed by a dry, smoky finish. 

Bringing the Japanese highball experience to Malaysian shores, Suntory Whisky Kakubin has partnered with 20 outlets around the Klang Valley to offer special highball promotions throughout the month of August. Drop by any of the outlets listed below to indulge in a refreshing Suntory Whisky Kakubin highball this month: 

  • Yilo Restaurant & Bar
  • ChillHaus
  • The Vault
  • Winetale Bar & Bistro
  • Amateras Skylounge
  • Yaki Soul Izakaya
  • Butaya Izakaya
  • Musu
  • Tokuya Subang SS15
  • Nomi Tomo Sake Bar
  • Asumo Japanese Restaurant
  • Flying Peacock KL
  • Palilos Yakitori Bar
  • The Scotsman Yakitori Bar
  • Bushido Mid Valley
  • Shakariki 432 Osaka Izakaya
  • Han’ei Kaya
  • ITSUMO Japanese Yakitori
  • Kyomo
  • Kinjo Yakitori Bar

For more information or to learn how you can make yourself a classic Japanese highball with Suntory Whisky Kakubin, visit the website. To purchase a bottle, visit or




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Where: Central Market

When: 4 – 6 August 2023

Take yourself on a shopping spree this weekend at Pasar Gadis Bulan, Bintang & Belang. The market will be taking over Central Market and every vendor present are businesses that are female-owned. Browse through the market for cute trinkets, clothes, food, and more—some renowned brands include Nita Cosmetics, a local beauty brand; and Oh Dayang, a store that sells handmade jewellery made from batik.

For more information and the full list of vendors, click here


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