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Next in our People of KL series: We celebrate the achievements of our fellow workers in KL.
Next week, Kuala Lumpur hosts Barclays Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in the AIA Cup. The match hasn’t proved so popular with all local football fans, some Ultras being angry that the regular Malaysian league program has been disrupted by what is essentially an exhibition match (check out the #SayNoToCircusGame hashtag on social media).
Festival Belia Putrajaya is back and continues its cool streak since last year’s revamp. Think of it as your regular festival, except with tons (really, tons) of things to do. To avoid getting overwhelmed, here are ten of the best booths and activities to check out.
Swiss Dream Circus is back in KL for its second run, bringing in mind-boggling and gravity-defying acrobatic performances. For a night of fearlessness and amazement, join the troupe under the Big Top and see hand acrobatics, jump rope, juggling performances and more.
If you have a keen eye for detail and love to spend your time in a pretty café, we have the contest for you. In conjunction with our May issue featuring KL's top 45 cafés, we're giving away dining vouchers to a few lucky ones who can correctly name our café photo of the day.
Sepang is shaping up to be quite a key area away from the city (and not just as 'that place with the airports and race circuit which used to host raves'). Last year saw the opening of klia2 (and with it, Gateway@klia2, an actual mall), and come May 30, you can look forward to the grand opening of Mitsui Outlet Park – Japan's beloved luxury goods outlet mall – near KLIA (6km to be exact).
Presenting... how to speak like a local and make Malaysian friends.
Ignorance, driving and other things we're guilty of. But mostly driving.
Being lovers of food, us Malaysians have definitely developed our own way of eating something (see: mayonnaise on everything), so now we want to ask you: What do you like to eat that others find weird or gross?
It's still hip to wear matching outfits for your opening number. In this case, Backstreet Boys were all decked out in dapper blue suits for 'The Call'. Also, it's not a boyband if at least one member doesn't wear a basketball jersey (or a sleeveless T-shirt). This happened after the first wardrobe change.
TGV Cinemas launches its Family Friendly sessions for parents with infants and young kids. The sessions will have softer audio, brighter halls and even a diaper changing table, with a warning outside to beware of 'crying babies and running children'.
Books, home decor items, clothes and more. Spend your hard-earned cash at these markets and sales in town.
This May, the Time Out KL team maps out the best cafés for every occasion, from Instagram eye candies to the brunch of champions. Discover the city's best cafés for coffee, desserts, brunch, Instagram and lingering. Your café-hopping days start now.
No plans for the long Labour Day weekend? Take part in Air France’s Instant Takeoff to Paris contest, in which five winners will win a trip for two to Paris. All you have to do is register online with a friend and show up during the live draw on May 1 together with your passport and luggage.
In honour of World Tapir Day on April 27, we pit two of Zoo Negara's most popular monochrome animals to the test.
Every month, the Time Out KL team shares the one item they can't get enough of. This April, it's books, floppy hats and a crying Benedict Cumberbatch, to name but a few.
We love cat videos, even more if the cat (sort of) grants wishes. In conjunction with BSN’s 40th anniversary, the bank has come out with a series of videos starring Kucing Happy who is determined to do his job. With his trusty sidekick Samsudin the Mangkuk, Kucing Happy tries to solve your problems in his wise and crafty ways.
In this edition of People of KL, we attempt to catalogue the varied wildlife lurking in KL’s shops.
We talk to one of the last petition writers in KL about his work, owning a computer, and writing for the Taliban.
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