Tomorrow at 8.30pm, the world observes Earth Hour. Lights out doesn't mean no fun though — turn off your non-essential electronics, head to these places and enjoy their exciting lineup of activities:
Publika will be kicking off its annual arts and eco festival MAPFest with Earth Hour, where an evening programme of exciting performances awaits. Highlights include LED dhol drumming, dance performances, and a showcase by Psycusix, an experimental performance group that will blow you away with their creative fire dancing, lights, and juggling skills.
The School@Jaya One
There'll be an eco-themed Arts for Grabs market this weekend at Jaya One, with art and activism booths as well as panel talks dedicated to saving the environment. At 8.30pm, celebrate earth hour along with local personalities Amber Chia and Shawn Lee. There'll be a wayang kulit showcase for a fun spot of tradition too.
1 Mont Kiara
It will also be an all-day affair at 1 Mont Kiara. The lights will go off in the evening, but there will be eco arts and crafts workshops throughout the day. From 8.30pm onwards, there'll be an LED drums performance, a candle arrangement contest, and a fire-eater showcase to end the night on a high.
Walk with WWF-Malaysia
If you've missed the deadline for registration, you won't get the walk pack of a T-shirt and medal, but you can still join the Earth Hour Night Walk with WWF-Malaysia - you can go for a 3km after-dinner walk, and it's all for a good cause. It is happening in a few cities: head to the Starling Mall if you're in the Klang Valley; the Penang walk will start at 1st Avenue Mall (meet on the 8th floor), and the Melaka point starts at Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre.
Or simply stay home...
Turning off your non-essential electronics also mean no handphones or laptops during the hour, if possible. Take it as a short digital detox. You can prepare a meal beforehand for a candlelight dinner, or slot in a yoga session.