7 Things to do in KL this weekend during RMCO: 15 & 16 August 2020


By Ronn Tan

7 Things to do in KL this weekend during RMCO: 15 & 16 August 2020

1) Savour the limited edition Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996 whisky

The oldest whisky, aged in Glenmorangie’s bespoke casks for 23 years and distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills, has a bright sunburst gold colour. Bottled at 43 per cent ABV (alcohol by volume), the limited edition whisky—matured in American white oaks from the Ozark Mountains in Missouri—is the sixth release in the Bond House Number One Collection.

Expect hints of oranges, lemons, vanilla, fudge, ginger, sweet chilli, and subtle oaky notes. Savour the indulgent creaminess of the Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996 with a delicate finish akin to a mixture of cake, pear, and almonds. Available for purchase from Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia or authorised wholesalers, it is priced at RM3,280.

For more information, visit this website.

2) Try the new Nespresso Barista Creations for Ice range and check out seven local cafes in KL for unique creations made using the range

Developed so that coffee can reach its full potential when poured over ice, the Barista Creations For Ice range is the latest addition to Nespresso’s portfolio. There are two blends to choose from. Freddo Delicato, described as the perfect pool side blend, consists of lightly roasted Kenyan coffee whereas Freddo Intenso, a blend of South American Arabica and Indonesian Arabica beans, has an intense flavour and full-bodied finish. Barista Creations For Ice is priced at RM27 per sleeve and will be available at the Nespresso Boutiques at The Gardens Mall and One Utama Shopping Centre.

Available from 10 August to 20 September, try exclusive dessert and beverage offerings from Nespresso Malaysia’s collaboration with seven local cafes. They include Xiao by Crustz, Madhatter Desserts, Souka, Kissa X Coffee, Kek and Co, Gula Cakery, and A Pie Thing.

For more information, visit this website.

3) Treat yourself to the Chitose Strawberry Afternoon Tea at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Collaborating with Chitose Agri Laboratory, Mandarin Oriental KL’s newest afternoon tea offering will be available from 1 August to 30 September 2020. In addition to being the only farm growing and selling Japanese strawberries in Malaysia, Chitose produces strawberries all year round within a three-acre space in Cameron Highlands.

Naturally sweet with a slightly crunchy texture, the strawberries have been incorporated into red and pink afternoon treats by Executive Sous Chef Gérald Genson and the pastry team. The menu includes Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Chocolate Mille-feuille, Red Velvet Strawberry Mousse, Grilled Tuna with Balsamic Mayonnaise and Strawberry Caviar, as well as Bresaola Tortellini stuffed with Caramelised Onion on Strawberry Carpaccio. You will also be able to try fresh Chitose strawberries, of course.

The Chitose Strawberry Afternoon Tea—priced at RM158 per person—is available daily from 2.30pm to 6pm at Lounge on the Park (with free flow of hot beverages up to two hours). For reservations, call 03 2330 8798.

For more information, visit this website.

4) Take part in a charity pledge by Xtra and Dedon for Hospis Malaysia

With every purchase of Dedon outdoor furniture, Xtra is pledging a five per cent donation to Hospis Malaysia in conjunction with the Holy Month of Awal Muharram. In addition to supporting the country through palliative care education, training, and advocacy initiatives, Hospis Malaysia also offers evidence-based, palliative care to patients with life-limiting illness.

For more information, visit this website.

5) Join Alvin Chong’s newest TikTok challenge in conjunction with the release of his new song

As part of Malaysia’s first music-artist showcase on TikTok, Alvin Chong is partnering with Universal Music Malaysia to premiere his upcoming single Sayangku Salmah in an early exclusive on the platform. Take part in the #sayangkusalmahchallenge and dance according to Alvin Chong’s choreography. Better yet, create your own rendition! The challenge will begin on 14 August and last until 23 August 2020. The hashtag currently has about 80,000 views.

For more information, visit this website.

6) Feast on Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s returning Omakase menu

Photo by Nobu Kuala Lumpur

The restaurant’s popular one-for-one Omakase menu is back in August with a new and enhanced menu. There will be oysters, truffle, caviar, foie gras, and more. Priced at RM398++ for two, the special menu will be available from 8 August 2020 to 30 September 2020. You can make your reservations by calling 03 2164 5084 or online.

For more information, visit this website.

7) Check out six must-read books to spark inspiration and refuel creativity

Creative Director Joanne Chew of Fictionist Studio has curated a list of inspiring reads. They include Educated by Tara Westover, Eye Magazine Issue #100Creatures of Near Kingdom by Zedeck Siew, Shoplifters Issue #9: Drawings, and The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams.

For more information, visit this website.

For last week’s list of things to do, click here.

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