7 Things to do this weekend (Phase Three edition): 2 & 3 October 2021


By Natalie Khoo

7 Things to do this weekend (Phase Three edition): 2 & 3 October 2021

1. Book a staycation at the newly reopened JW Marriott KL

When: From October 1 onwards

Where: JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur

Price: From RM438+ per night

JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur has finally reopened its doors to welcome guests for staycations with exclusive stay and dine packages to meet different travel preferences. Priced from RM438+ nightly, guests can book their next stay worry-free with Ultimate Flexibility for date changes through 30 June 2022. The packages include:

  • Light Up The StarsInclusive of breakfast and a tantalising dinner at Shook! for two persons
  • Shanghai-ShanghaiInclusive of breakfast and a Shanghainese culinary symphony in Shanghai restaurant for two persons
  • Arabian NightInclusive of breakfast and an authentic Middle Eastern dinner at Tarbush restaurant for two persons

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

2. Try Oh Cha Matcha’s new Wellness Elixir Series

Price: RM23 to RM28

Matcha addicts, don’t miss Oh Cha Matcha’s new Wellness Elixir Series that’s crafted to promote a healthy lifestyle while aiding in stress management. The series features six new beverages, each made with a different type of adaptogen such as ashwagandha, chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, reishi, and shiitake for diverse health benefits. All beverages are made with no added sugar or dairy and flavours include:

  • Bentong Ginger Turmeric Matcha with Chaga
  • Strawberry Matcha with Lion’s mane
  • Rose Matcha with Shiitake
  • Matcha Latte with Cordyceps
  • Cocoa Matcha with Reishi
  • Lavender Matcha with Ashwagandha

The Wellness Elixir Series is only available at the Oh Cha Matcha Taman Tun Dr Ismail store.

Address: 130, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm

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3. Customise your sneakers with the Converse Renew Kit


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Got an old pair of Chuck Taylors (or any sneakers, for that matter) lying around? Converse has some ideas to help give your worn kicks a new lease of life. In partnership with Sneakers Spa, the Boston-based sneaker brand recently hosted an online workshop to teach the local All Stars community on how to personalise their shoes using all natural ingredients. Learn how to create your own natural paint and reimagine your sneakers using items found in the kitchen below:

What you need:1. Eggs2. Tung / Linseed Oil3. Water4. Coloured powder (e.g. chilli, turmeric, matcha powder)5. Whisk6. Bowl7. Ceramic Tile8. Paint brush9. Paper towels


1. Crack an egg and separate the egg yolk from the egg white.

2. Keep the yolk in a bowl and check for any egg shells (remove if any).

3. Break the yolk using a whisk and add the tung/linseed oil into the bowl slowly.

4. While adding the oil, whisk the emulsion untilit reaches a thick and creamy consistency.

5. Remove any access emulsion sticking on the whisk using a spatula.

6. Spread the emulsion on the ceramic tile using the spatula.

7. Pour the desired coloured powders onto the ceramic tile and mix it using the spatula until all the powders are mixed evenly with the emulsion.

8. Add a little bit of water to the emulsion and mix gently but thoroughly.

9. Continue mixing until the colour is even.

10. Your paint is ready to be used!

Check out the gallery above for #inspo and show off your own unique creations by tagging @converse_my_ and using the hashtag #RenewLabs on Instagram. Alternatively, purchase the Converse Renew Kit by Sneakers Spa and follow this tutorial to learn how to clean your favourite sneakers.

4. Savour West Winds Gin cocktails at Wet Deck

When: 2 October 2021, 6pm to 10pm

Where: Wet Deck, W Kuala Lumpur

W Kuala Lumpur will be collaborating with West Winds Gin, a premium Australian Gin, for another thrilling bar takeover at its renowned poolside bar, Wet Deck. The collaboration will feature West Winds Gin brand ambassador Callan C Green, who will be crafting an array of specially curated cocktails for the one-night only event.

Guests can also opt to come earlier in the day to laze around and take a dip in the pool by purchasing the Wet Deck Daypass (RM150+ per adult / RM75+ per child), then stay on for drinks in the evening. Each daypass comes with a RM100 (per adult) and RM50 (per child) food and beverage credit to be redeemed at Wet, as well as access to the Wet pool, shower and changing facilities.

Reservations are required for access to Wet Deck. For reservations and enquiries, contact +603 2786 8888 or [email protected].

5. Shop to your heart’s content at The Starhill


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  • Balmain, G25, Ground Floor, The Starhill
  • Paul & Shark, UG25, Upper Ground, The Starhill

ICYMI, Parisian fashion house Balmain has opened its first flagship boutique in Malaysia at The Starhill. Spanning 1,740 square feet, the boutique showcases the brand’s new store concept which underscores its Parisian roots. Meanwhile, Northern Italian luxury leisurewear brand Paul & Shark has also debuted its first flagship boutique at the premier shopping gallery , bringing its range of signature polo T-shirts, all-weather outerwears, and high performance technical materials to our shores.

Those who prefer to shop online may also do so by visiting The Starhill Online Shop, a newly launched 24/7 online shopping experience by the luxury mall. The e-collection is curated from exclusive brands of the mall including Paul & Shark, Khronos and Shiatzy Chen.

6. Catch homegrown artists at the Peatix Live Festival 2021



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