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Even more broke in KL: Here’s a look inside the July 2015 issue

This July, we’re giving you all the handy cheap tricks you need to survive KL post-GST. Inside, you’ll find the best cheap eats in town under RM15, tips on how to live in KL the cheap and cheerful way (discounts, cheap parking, and free drinks and classes), and even how you can recreate a designer look for less than RM100.

Coming soon: Nasi Kandar Line Clear and Hameediyah will open in KL

No Penang food trail is complete without nasi kandar and soon you can have two of Penang’s best curry-flooded nasi right here in KL. According to The Malaysian Insider, Nasi Kandar Line Clear and possibly the oldest nasi kandar restaurant on the island, Hameediyah, will open a KL branch; the former in Kampung Baru and the latter in Kota Damansara. 

Can you finish off this giant sandwich and bowl of fries in 45 minutes?

Gastro Sentral's Philly cheese steak sandwich challenge is on Gastro Sentral is at it again with another food challenge. This time around, it's a super-sized version of an American favourite - the Philly cheese steak sandwich. 

Post-it confessions: What's the weirdest thing you've seen on a KL train?

If you've lived in KL long enough, you've probably witnessed something strange while on the LRT, KTM or Monorail at least once. Don't just keep it to yourself – tell us! 

Illustration: Sio Yean

The six species of (bad) drivers in KL

‘Fast and Furious 8’ will screen in 2017. So while we wait, we chart the KL drivers who really grind our gears.

Out now: Uniqlo UTGP 2015 Star Wars T-shirt collection

After receiving thousands of submissions for UTGP 2015 Star Wars – Uniqlo's global T-shirt design competition this year – the judging panel (which included Darth Vader himself) has picked out the winning designs to be featured in the Japanese label's latest UT collection for men and children.

Photo: Hizwan Hamid

Markets to check out this weekend

Shop for arts and crafts items, books and even organic produce at these markets in town.

Summer family fun: Check out the first issue of Time Out Malaysia Kids

Time Out Malaysia's all-new quarterly magazine for families is out now. In this launch issue, we search the country from top to bottom to find 23 free things to do for families. Discover parks, ping pong, picnics and performances. We also take a look at Malaysia's best camps for kids to see what's happening these school holidays.

Be Malas lets someone else do the work for you

Thoughts of wishing you had someone else to do your errands occur at least five times a day. So for days when all you want to do is roll around in bed wrapped like a burrito (or want to order a real burrito without getting out of bed), text Be Malas. 

Go now: Children's Book Week

Gather your little bookworms during the school holidays for the Children’s Book Week. 

Sun U-Monash station

Sun U-Monash station Photo: RapidKL

Ride the new BRT Sunway Line for free until August

Good news everyone: RapidKL's elevated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system launched yesterday with the BRT Sunway Line, and it's offering free rides from now until August 1. 

Converse Rubber Tracks gives you the opportunity to record at an iconic studio of your choice

Record your songs in one of 12 legendary studios – Abbey Road Studios legendary. 

KL's best shopping malls: Here's a look inside the June 2015 issue

Our new issue gives you all the top shops, restaurants, cafés and things to do in some of KL's best shopping malls. Here's a sneak peek.  

Illustration: Sio Yean

The six species of office wildlife in KL

Next in our People of KL series: We celebrate the achievements of our fellow workers in KL.

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).

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