7 Things to do this weekend (lockdown edition): 21 & 22 August

7 Things to do this weekend (lockdown edition): 21 & 22 August

Weekend plans

Text: Natalie Khoo

Looking for things to do this weekend? The BURO Weekend Guide has a couple of neat, lockdown-proof ideas for you and your loved ones
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1. Pre-order meals from Tiffin At Home

When: 19 August to 19 September

Where: Tiffin At Home

As a prelude to Tiffin At The Yard (the sequel to Tiffin Food Court), Tiffin has launched Tiffin At Home—an experience that continues to push the boundaries of culinary exploration, while allowing consumers to stay safe at home during the lockdown. To make things more exciting, Tiffin At Home sees cross-border collaborations in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board for the Singapore Food Festival.

The lineup comprises a total of 10 menus spread across five weeks from 19 August to 19 September, bringing together distinguished restaurants in Malaysia and Singapore such as Dewakan, Chocha Food Store, and Meta Restaurant. Additionally, renowned bars including KL’s Coley and Singapore’s Tippling Club will also be serving specially crafted Chivas Regal 12 and Jameson Whisky cocktails to pair with the curated meals.

Tiffin At Home will be available on a pre-order basis through its online store. Orders will open every Thursday to Tuesday for the menus launching the following week. For more information and updates, follow @tiffineatson Instagram.

2. Attend a mental health workshop by KLPAC

When: 21 August, 10am to 4pm

Where: Zoom

Price: RM50 (half-price for students)

In light of the heightened levels of stress, anxiety, and depression that students are facing during the pandemic—which mirrors the general sentiment of the public—Taylor’s University has teamed up with The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac to offer a mental health workshop. It’s titled “S.O.S! Merging Psychological and Dramatic Techniques To Manage Mental Health Issues'” and will form part of klpac’s #savetheheart campaign.

The workshop will include insights on how to identify emotional and mental stress, along with simple exercises that are used in performing arts to help cope with negative feelings and better express oneself. Proceeds from the workshop will go towards the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund to help keep klpac afloat over the prolonged lockdown.

Those interested to join the workshop may register here.

[MORE: BURO’s complete guide to mental health resources and where to get help]

3. Watch Malaysian documentaries on Astro

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When: 16 August to 3 October

Where: Astro TV, On Demand, and Astro GO

To commemorate National Day on 31 August, which coincides with its 25th anniversary, Astro is launching Astro 25 on Channel 100 with complimentary viewing for all Astro customers from 16 August to 3 October. The channel will offer over 150 titles comprising Malaysian and Asian movies, including Ola Bola, The Journey, Paskal, Polis Evo, and Hantu Kak Limah, as well as new premiering titles such as Tanah Tumpahnya Darah Kita, We Are No Different, and Journey to Stardom. The lineup is part of Astro’s #KitaTeguhBersama theme, with more entertainment offerings to come across its TV, radio, digital, and commerce platforms.

For more information on Astro’s 25th anniversary offerings and #KitaTeguhBersama campaign, click here.

4. Shop at the Zalora Lifestyle Festival

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When: 16 to 22 August

Where: Zalora website

Asia’s fashion and lifestyle destination Zalora is hosting its inaugural Zalora Lifestyle Festival this week, highlighting an all-new category that spans home and living, electronics, sports gear, hobbies and toys, and more. Among the brands that are now available on the shopping platform include Dyson, Tefal, Samsung, Bang & Olufsen, just to name a few. From ergonomic computer chairs to state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, the comprehensive catalogue will surely have something to meet your lifestyle needs.

Shop the Zalora Lifestyle Festival on

5. Catch up on the latest shows with our BURO TV Guide

Bored in the house and in the house bored? Ran out of shows to binge-watch? Need suggestions for the first half of Netflix and Chill? Catch up on the latest TV series and movies to watch in the August edition of our monthly TV Guide or browse our list of new K-dramas to check out this month. You’re welcome.

6. Order mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 is just a month away, so if you haven’t already ordered mooncakes to celebrate or gift loved ones, now’s a good time to start. Fret not as we’ve rounded up the best contemporary flavours to try, as well as the prettiest mooncake packaging for collecting and repurposing for your home storage or to share the joy of the season with your loved ones. Happy mooncake hunting!

7. Travel through music (and stand to win prizes)

Missing the sights and sounds of travelling? Disconnect from reality and tune into our specially curated playlist of songs that will remind you of travelling around the world. Check out the playlist here and stand to win yourself a pair of Oppo’s latest flagship wireless earphones, Enco X.

Discover more ideas from our last BURO Weekend Guide here.