What’s on this week in KL
Tales from the Jamban
‘Tales from the Jamban’ is the brainchild of the people behind the annual series ‘Tales from the Bedroom’ – a set of plays about embarrassing things that happen in the bedroom. With this new title, you can already guess what it’s about. The first instalment of the new series, ‘Tales from the Jamban’ will feature ten short plays about the awkward misadventures in the toilet. Plus, with titles like ‘Oh Lord Why Me’, ‘Load of Faith’, ‘Best Friends Do Shit Together’ and more, you can be sure of a good time.
Movies Under The Stars at Frisky Bar
Frisky Rooftop Bar presents a film screening every Thursday so you can kick back and watch movies under the stars. This month's featured films are 'Into The Wild', '12 Years A Slave', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Midnight in Paris' and 'Unbroken'.
One of Japan’s most popular artists, Yu Nagaba will be showcasing some of his work in an exhibition aptly named Line. His artworks are known for their sophisticated simplistic lines that mix pop icons from different eras and various genres, which could have the power to give different viewpoints to images we’ve come across before.
JP Soetardjo Menjawab Semua Soalan
Ilhan Gallery presents 'JP Soetardjo Menjawab Semua Soalan' by Indonesian artist Pius Sigit Kuncoro. The exhibition incorporates themes of art and storytelling, history and fiction that tells the story of the character JP Soetardjo, a retired freedom fighter. Gather insights of the life he lead through photographs, news articles, album covers and book covers. The exhibition opens with a talk and tour by the artist himself on 18 Feb.
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Bangsar has gone through many phases – unobtrusive residential area, clubbing haven, arts and culture quarter, and now, café district. From the busy streets of Telawi to the more laidback Jalan Bangkung and Jalan Kemuja, we round up the best restaurants, bars, cafés and things to do in Bangsar.
Populated by expatriates and upper middle class families, Hartamas is fancy – even its name says so (‘harta’, treasure; ‘mas’, gold). This isn’t saying that the area is inaccessible for us 'mere mortals' – in fact, it’s quite the opposite now. With many cafés and eateries opening up around the 'hood, plenty of non-Hartamas residents flock here, and not just for the lineup of Japanese restaurants. By the way, we're also including the best places to eat and visit in neighbouring areas Mont Kiara and Solaris Dutamas. Fun fact: The area was the premise of a local TV show titled (surprise, surprise) ‘Hartamas’ starring Ida Nerina and Rashidi Ishak.
The wide land that is Damansara has the privilege of being both KL and Selangor. It can be confusing – Bukit Damansara for example, is not exactly near the main Damansaras while Ara Damansara is somewhat Subang (and sometimes even Shah Alam). To make things easier for you, we've picked some of the best restaurants, cafés, bars and things to do in each Damansara area.
Damansara Utama is home to Damansara Uptown, the land of hard-to-find parking spots and more cafés than you can shake a stick at. We say park in the new Starling Mall and walk about the area before you eventually step in to an eatery. Here are our picks of restaurants, cafés, shops and things to do in the area. PS: If your favourite spot isn't featured here, let us know in the comments.
Let’s not mask the fact that Sunway is an area dominated by students, which isn’t saying that it’s a bad thing. If you need help getting around the area, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is making things better. It’s fast – not a concept Malaysians are accustomed to hearing and practising. Let’s not also forget about Sunway Pyramid and Sunway Lagoon, where there are plenty of things to do. If you don’t have plans in Sunway, you do now.
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100 best local dishes and drinks in KL
We are a food city. One that caters to the food-obsessed; one that alternates between street and traditional dining, at any budget and time of the day. Here are the 100 best dishes and drinks that truly defines us, from the contentious nasi leamk to the humble roti canai. Loosen your belt – you've got much eating to do.
Best nasi lemak in KL
We pick the best places in town for a satisfying plate of the country's pride and joy – the mighty nasi lemak. Hunt down these nasi lemak joints for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper, because our national dish doesn't restrict itself to a certain meal time – which is why we love it so much.