Inside the new Zouk KL
The new, RM38million Zouk KL finally opens along Jalan Tun Razak. Here's a look inside the superclub's 11 rooms
Now open: Pince & Pints
Singapore's casual lobster bar is now open on Jalan Telawi, where all whole-lobster dishes are priced at RM158
KL's best restaurants and cafés
Our critics' picks of the best places to eat in town, updated every month
The best films to watch at Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
The longest-serving environment-themed festival is back in its eighth edition to champion sustainable living through workshops, art, music and most importantly, film. Approximately 116 films will be screened – some of which are vying for these top awards: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary, Best Public Service Announcement (PSA), Best Wildlife Film, Best Animation and the Jury Award. If you haven’t got time for everything, catch the Official Selections instead. Here are the top five:
Out now: The October issue
Our new issue takes you out of the city for some of the country's best weekend breaks
What’s on this week in KL
The Wknd Sessions Live
Seattle has KEXP, Paris has Vincent Moon’s Take Away Shows and KL has The Wknd Sessions – this time you get to see the show off-screen and enjoy it live. This instalment of The Wknd Sessions Live brings you Najwa Mahiaddin, Mutesite and the top three finalists from The Wknd Recording Fund. The event is free but reserve your tickets to book a spot.
ONE Championship: Tigers of Asia
Catch Asia's largest mixed martial arts event for two nights of spectacular fights. Homegrown combat sports heroes Peter Davis, Ann Osman, Gianni Subba and many more will be proving their might in the famed ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) cage before thousands of fans.
If you don’t know who Akhyla are, think of them as KL’s own smaller version of LA’s Soulection. Comprising local beatmakers such as Vmprmyth, Kain, Reddi Rocket, Yahna and Fatim. Know more about the collective at this showcase party.
KL Food Truck Festival
It's food truck galore for four food-filled days at the KL Food Truck Festival. Expect local fare as well as the ubiquitous Mexican, French, Italian and barbecued food from food trucks such as Burger Giler Power, Cowboys, Ken's and Thyme Out. Tickets are available online: daily tickets go for RM30 and come with an RM10 food voucher. Rest easy as each dish is capped at RM10 so go forth and enjoy your food truck grub. The KL Food Truck Festival is held as part of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015.
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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
A red lipstick is… red? It’s not pink, is it? Age is… appropriate. Always wear… clothes. Especially if you’re a lawyer on a mountain. As you go through life you’ll see… better if you’re not glued to your phone. Dating in KL is… a foreign concept. I mean, who even knows what a date is nowadays? It’s all about apps, how many metres away you are and dirty messy business (I mean sex!). Freedom of choice is… no longer viable. Don’t ask, don’t talk. For awhile it was also ‘don’t wear shorts, must wear sarong’. And not even a nice sarong! If you’re going to impose your narrow medieval thoughts on me, the very least you could do is provide me with a pretty piece of sarong. I’m not going to cover myself up with the crap you’re giving me. Genius is… sorry, what was the question? Oh, genius is when a light bulb suddenly appears above your head and you wonder where the ‘dimmer’ switch is. Growing up is… kind of fun. Making decisions not based on who has the best score on Candy Crush. Seriously people, what is this manic devotion/ addiction to the game? Never mind that the game is years old, I’m still getting requests to play it. Play other games please. For example, Monopoly, the game of buying and building an empire with other people’s money. You’ll find yourself asking at every turn, ‘Mana money tu?’ Harder, faster, stronger but… how will you have enough time to breathe? No point rushing to a destination when you don’t even know where you’re going. Every now and then slow down, watch w
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