Out now: The October issue
Our new issue takes you out of the city for some of the country's best weekend breaks
The best clubs for dancing in KL
The best clubs, rooftop party decks and underground DJ dens to bust out those slick moves without shame
10 things to do in KL this week
Our guide to the week's best events and recommended things to do
The best North Indian restaurants in KL
These restaurants will have you huffing and puffing for more
What’s on this week in KL
DiverseCity: Aduh, Seroja!
Artistic director of ASWARA, Joseph Gonzales breathes new life into traditional arts the likes of joget, gamelan and silat. The storyline sends out a strong feminist message as the performance examines the plight of four maligned and disparaged Malay heroines – Tun Teja, Mahsuri, Tun Fatimah and Putri Sa’adong – as victims of treacherous slanders of the men in their lives.
Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur 2015
Coming into its seventh year now, the Malaysian Open is back as tennis players from around the world compete in a tournament like no other. As part of the ATP World Tour Series, this year’s ATP 250 tournament will carry total prize money of USD1,041,540. Taking place from Sep 26 to Oct 4, this year’s Malaysian Open welcomes World No 7 David Ferrer and Feliciano López of Spain, 2015 Wimbledon semi-finalist Richard Gasquet, young talent Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, and 20-year-old half Malaysian Nick Kyrgios.
CLOSETStyles Fashion and Food Bazaar
If you've always admired Fourfeetnine's cute outfits, Fiqa Liyana Chong's effortless style or Cheeserland's Japan-inspired looks, raid their closet this weekend at CLOSETStyles' fashion and food bazaar. Bloggers Bangsar Babe, Bobo Stephanie, Careen Tan and many more will also showcase their closet and let you shop their carefully selected styles. Clear some wardrobe space: brands such as Puma, Emoda, Elle, Bebe, Aldo, Michael Kors and Chanel will be sold at 90% off. Before you set forth on your shopping escapade, download the CLOSETStyles iOS and Android app to receive a RM5 discount and a chance to win a RM200 shopping spree on CLOSETStyles. Fret not about food and drink as the nine kitchens at Brolly include the famous SS2 Crab Factory, BBQ selections, Italian and Japanese cuisine, and a cocktail bar with beer and wine.
For the love of food and music, come to this party where food and vinyl vendors will be selling their goods amidst tunes by DJs Smek and Zamir of Killeur Calculateur, Laydeh and Oddjob, and Moslem Priest. Making his comeback at this edition of Piring-Piring is Radhi OAG who will play old classics like ‘60s TV’, ‘Slumber’ and ‘Akustatik’. Joining him on the acoustic stage will be folk rocker Azmyl Yunor.
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Sir Ian McKellen
His close friends call him ‘Serena’. Meant as a campy play on ‘Sir Ian’, it’s an oddly appropriate nickname for an actor who exudes an air of such immaculate serenity. Whether he’s glad-handing ‘X-Men’ fans on the red carpet, defending gay rights in his role as co-founder of Stonewall or saving Middle Earth as Gandalf the Grey, Ian McKellen is the calm eye of whatever storm happens to be raging. And he’s just as laidback in person, spending a fair portion of our interview umm-ing, aah-ing and gazing wistfully out of the window – not in a senior-moment sort of way, but with the confident demeanour of a man who simply refuses to be hurried. But like any stage veteran, he does occasionally show his thespian streak: grabbing his back theatrically to evoke the aches of old age, or grinning slyly as he recounts a cheeky anecdote about working with Will Smith. We’re at the Langham Hotel in central London to discuss ‘Mr Holmes’, in which the 75-year-old McKellen dons ageing make-up to play a 90-year-old Sherlock Holmes, who’s living in a quiet corner of post-WWII Sussex until an old case rears its head. It’s an incredibly controlled performance, packed with pathos and subtlety: not as crowd-pleasing, perhaps, as Gandalf or Magneto, but every bit as memorable. Have you always wanted to play Sherlock Holmes? I never thought I’d play him. Sometimes these things just happen. I never thought I’d play Hitler, but someone once asked me to and it was a jolly good script! The list of screen
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Life according to Shelah
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