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The top 5 things we learned from watching Backstreet Boys live in KL

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 Family Friendly sessions

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'.

Where to shop this Labour Day weekend

Books, home decor items, clothes and more. Spend your hard-earned cash at these markets and sales in town.

Top 45 cafés in KL: Here's a look inside the May 2015 issue

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.

Air France Instant Takeoff to Paris

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. 

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Battle of the monochrome animals: Panda vs tapir

In honour of World Tapir Day on April 27, we pit two of Zoo Negara's most popular monochrome animals to the test.

This April, we are obsessing over...

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. 

Video: Kucing Happy BSN grants your wishes

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.

The eight species of retail assistants in KL

In this edition of People of KL, we attempt to catalogue the varied wildlife lurking in KL’s shops. 

City stories: Roslan, 50, petition writer

We talk to one of the last petition writers in KL about his work, owning a computer, and writing for the Taliban. 

Klangers overheard at the mamak #5

Every month, we share the weird things we've overheard in KL. Got a #Klangers you want to share? Tweet us!

Here's how to check if a restaurant charges GST and service charge

This fully crowdsourced site gives you a list of restaurants in the country and whether or not they charge GST, service charge, or both.

Wanted: Time Out interns

Have you ever wondered what it would be like working with the fun editorial team at Time Out KL? Well, here's your chance to find out. We’re looking for some quality interns to help us put up more fun, exciting content to our website.

Post-it confessions: If you were KL mayor for a day, what would you do?

We've all had our complaints about the city – potholes, lack of bicycle paths, non-functioning traffic lights – but if you had the opportunity to sit in the mayor's seat for a day, what would be first on your agenda? Submit your ideas below and you might just get featured in our next post-it confessions.

Future Music Festival Asia is not coming back

After three years, organisers Livescape Asia and Future Music Group today confirmed that it's the end of the road for Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) – at least for now. 

Times Out food review: McDonald's

So on Wednesday, the boss not in so we go out a bit early to go eat lunch at McDonald's. When we get there only one counter open, some of the workers just stand there only, dunno what they do also. Maybe their boss also not in.

Quiz: Which Malaysian snack are you?

We love snacking so much, we've become more and more like our food. But which snack are you exactly? Do you see yourself as the airhead bahulu or the tough muruku? Or do you have a dual-personality like the apam balik? Take our quiz to find out!

Battle of the bottled mineral water

'Like the first snowflake of the season, freshly dripped sweat off the back of an angel...' Time Out KL reviews... bottled mineral water!

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GST-free meals you can make at home

How do you beat the system when GST comes into effect this April 1? Simple – make your own meals using fresh ingredients. Here's how.

Videos: GST songs for the weekend

As the rakyat is feverishly stocking up on GST-affected items such as shampoo and imported coffee, here are some catchy tunes to alleviate the paranoia. Fear not, for the Kastam is here to explain the Goods and Services Tax, complete with smooth harmonies, helpful infographics and karaoke-style lyrics for you to sing along.

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