7 Things to do in Klang Valley this weekend: 7 & 8 January 2023

A fresh start


By Marissa Chin

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7 Things to do in Klang Valley this weekend: 7 & 8 January 2023

2023 is well and truly here! Many places are already kickstarting the year by bringing us fun installations, pop-ups, and more. To usher in the year in high spirits, here are some exciting activities to include in your weekend plans:


1. Raise a glass at the Glenfiddich Chinese New Year Pop Up

Where: 5 January to 15 January 2023, 4pm to 9:30pm (weekdays), 1pm to 9:30pm (weekends)

Where: Hall 3, Pavilion Bukit Jalil Exhibition Centre

For a memorable CNY celebration, the world’s most awarded single malt scotch whisky has collaborated with award-winning Chinese illustrator, Zeng Yixin, to design four exquisite gift packs. The design features the iconic Glenfiddich Stag which is a symbol of wealth, prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture, amidst a fantastical scene rich with texture and vibrant festive patterns, thanks to Zeng’s detailed strokes. Each gift pack comes with a bottle of Glenfiddich’s exceptional single-malt Scotch whisky, whisky glasses, and offers four variants including the Reserva Rum Cask 21 Year Old, as well as the 12-, 15- and 18-Year-Old variants. Aside from offering these limited-edition gift packs, the Glenfiddich Chinese New Year Pop-up will also feature interactive games, unique photo booths, and personalised CNY calligraphy door decor to celebrate the festivities with your close ones. 

For more updates, follow Glenfiddich on Instagram and visit their website


2. Enter Fondest’s Blooming Garden 


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When: 6 January to 15 January 2023, 11am to 7pm

Where: Blonde, Republik Damansara Heights

Leap into the Year of the Rabbit in style by entering Fondest’s pop-up, Blooming Garden at Blonde. Featuring its latest collection, including one-of-a-kind prints designed by local artist Marianne Tan, these feminine dresses, skirts and blouses will have heads turning at your reunion meals! Plus, customers can also enjoy specially priced packages on Wowo Bird Nest products at the pop-up. 

For the latest updates, follow Fondest on Instagram.


3. Hunt for CNY goods at Tiffin’s Chinese New Year Market

When: 7 January to 8 January 2023, 11:30am to 8:30pm

Where: Tiffin by the Yard, Sentul Depot

Get CNY-ready by heading over to Tiffin’s market by Hepii which has all sorts of festive paraphernalia. Looking for those addictive CNY snacks, clothes or last-minute gifts? Check, check, and check! Hop over to this one-stop place and ring in the prosperous new year.

Follow Tiffin on Instagram for the latest updates.


4. Discover the art of tapai-making at The Zhongshan Building

When: 7 January to 8 January 2023, 4pm to 9pm (Saturday), 8am to 10:30am (Sunday)

Where: The Zhongshan Building

Price: RM300 per pax

This weekend, get your hands dirty (in a good way) by learning how to make tapai, the traditional rice wine of Sabah. Led by Mami Ita, who is a traditional brewer from Keningau, this workshop will delve into the traditions of tapai-making, rituals and the how-tos of drinking tapai. Those who appreciate alcohol should attend this eye-opening workshop!

To register for the workshop, email Ellen at [email protected].


5. Snag a stunning piece at the There’s No Place Like Home Motoguo Yard Sale


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When: 11am to 9pm

Where: Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya

If you’re looking to really wow your relatives or friends at your reunion gatherings, consider going to Awe Gallery’s latest yard sale full of Motoguo goods. That’s right, the same Malaysian brand that appeared on Emily in Paris! Known for their eccentric and colourful style, this is a great opportunity for you to snag a unique clothing or accessory item,  just in time for Chinese New Year celebrations.

For the latest updates, follow Awe Gallery’s Instagram.


6. Support refugee kids and their artworks at the Art Rocks Us exhibition 

When: 5 January to 2 February 2023

Where: Menara Ken TTDI

Price: Free entry 

This month-long collaborative project between Deborah Henry’s NGO Fugee, Angsanacare, Brand Me Happy and Tea Bird Tea seeks to achieve real social change and empowerment through art. Drop by the Art Rocks Us exhibition to see upclose and personal the inspiring art from students of Fugee School and refugee artists as they tap into their artistic potential to tell their life stories. Further, Angsanacare— which provides art and music therapies to terminally ill children in hospitals—will also be featuring artworks by children and adults with ADHD and other mental health issues to explore how differences can be bridged.

To find out more information, follow Fugee on Instagram and visit their website.


7. Usher in a fun Chinese New Year at Ping Min Market 


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When: 7 January to 8 January 2023, 12pm to 8pm

Where: GMBB KL

Happening over two consecutive weekends, Ping Min Market has teamed up with Baik Selangor to bring you a fun-filled, lively Chinese New Year celebration! There will be all sorts of festive activities such as couplet writings, mahjong relay, traditional nian gao making, a children’s lion dance troupe, and more. 

For more updates, follow GMBB KL on Instagram.


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