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Your daily guide to city life, news and more in the world of pop culture and other KL related happenings

Five minutes with Nacer Chadli

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). 

Top 10 things to check out at Festival Belia Putrajaya

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. 

Top five acts to watch at Swiss Dream Circus

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. 

Photo: Hizwan Hamid

Instagram contest: Guess the café and win

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. 

Five things you need to know about Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA before it opens

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).

Top 10 slangs only Malaysians would say

Presenting... how to speak like a local and make Malaysian friends. 

Photo: Aleutie/

Top 10 annoying Malaysian habits

Ignorance, driving and other things we're guilty of. But mostly driving. 

Post-it confessions: What's the weirdest thing you like to eat?

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? 

Taste test: Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s Mother’s Day omakase menu

For Mother’s Day, Nobu Kuala Lumpur has created a special seven-course omakase menu featuring the new dish salmon with lavender-infused amazu ponzu along with some of the restaurant’s greatest hits. If you have not been to Nobu, this would be a good time to sample the restaurant’s distinctive take on Japanese-Peruvian cuisine – along with your mom, of course.

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. 

Photo: Mazikab/

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!

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