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The Best Chinese New Year 2020 Menus in KL
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The Best Chinese New Year 2020 Menus in KL

Chinese New Year is upon us and that means it’s another season to feast with family and friends. To celebrate the Year of the Rat, chefs from all over the Klang Valley have been busy creating scrumptious menus for you to indulge in. Here’s a list of the best ones. 

Treadmill Workouts for Every Type of Runner
Sport and fitness

Treadmill Workouts for Every Type of Runner

It may seem common for people to say that running on a treadmill is boring, but if you’re following a set of workouts to achieve a certain goal, and using the functions instead of just running at the same speed the whole time, it might not be so bad after all. Plus, the treadmill gives you a trouble-free run; rain or shine, it’s got your back. Here are three different types of workout that can help you create a habit while making sure your time spent on the running belt is worth it. 1. All about speed In a controlled environment, the treadmill is a great place to work on speed. Begin with a five to 10-minute warmup, then 30 seconds of push and 30 seconds of rest. Implementing intervals during your workout burn more calories and its afterburn effect. You’ll get breathless and your heart rate will shoot up, but rest when it’s time to rest – catch your breath. Increase your incline by 1% after each set but choose your pace according to your ability. Repeat the sets for a complete workout of 15 minutes. 2. Be a trail runner Trail runners are tough! If you’re wanting to up your game while staying indoors, try his run and hike exercise. Begin with a 1% or 2% incline level (depending on your ability), and over 30 to 45 minutes, one step at a time, add on the incline levels slowly up to 6% while lowering the speed gradually. For this exercise, take a longer period to cool down. 3. A fartlek interval Go fartlek-style interval (“fartlek” is Swedish for “speed play”). This is a ‘

Best Christmas Buffets in KL 2019
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Best Christmas Buffets in KL 2019

It’s already December and that means it’s the season of festive cheer, and a time for celebrating with family and friends. If you’re looking to eat out, there’s no shortage of sumptuous Christmas buffet spreads in KL.

Fight alongside your favourite heroes in Avengers: Damage Control
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Fight alongside your favourite heroes in Avengers: Damage Control

Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB (Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio) had recently announced the release of Avengers: Damage Control, a virtual reality fan experience. Fans can head over to The VOID in Resorts World Genting to explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe for yourselves.   The location-based virtual reality experience features Letitia Wright, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Evangeline Lilly. You will be enlisted by Shuri (Letitia Wright) to test her latest prototype design: Emergency Response Suits, created with a proprietary blend of Wakandan and Stark Industries technology. The plot will escalate when sinister forces intervene and guests at the Wakandan Outreach Centers will be recruited into action, exploring iconic locations across the MCU. Seize this chance fight side by side with Avengers like Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), and more. “The opportunity to bring such a beloved universe alive through immersive storytelling has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Shereif Fattouh, Senior Producer, ILMxLAB. "Avengers: Damage Control lets you feel what it's like to shoot repulsor blasts with your own two hands, suited up in Shuri’s latest technology. This original adventure allows you to go beyond the screen, and become a character in the story itself." Avengers: Damage Control pairs virtual reality with real-world sets and physical effects like heat and wind. The result is a uniquely immersiv

Singleton Whisky Presents The Singleton Social
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Singleton Whisky Presents The Singleton Social

There’s hardly ever a bad time to have a casual get-together when good friends, good food and of course, good drinks come together. Malaysia’s No. 1 single malt whisky Singleton has partnered with three gastrobars for you and your friends to discover the rich and smooth flavours of the Scotch whisky when paired with a variety of savoury dishes from meats and sides. Singleton boasts 200 years of expertise in whisky making. The rich and smooth flavour of Singleton of Glen Ord is a result of its slow batch distillation and fermentation process where you’ll then find notes of cherries and apples on the nose; dried summer fruits, rich raisins and apricots flavour on the palate at first, followed by a smooth, rich chocolate finish. For lovers of food, drinks, and a good time of fun in general, head to Powerplant Malaysia, #Miyagisays, and LAVO for the finest selection of Singleton and uniquely crafted sharing platters from November 2019 to January 2020. Lookout for the promotions below:  Powerplant Malaysia  - One (1) The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 YO bottle @ RM370++ - One (1) The Singleton of Glen Ord 12YO bottle + one (1) The Singleton Platter @ RM420++ (add on RM50++) - One (1) The Singleton Platter @ RM85++ The Singleton Platter includes siu yuk, mashed potatoes, cross trax fries, German black pepper sausages, boneless chicken, garlic mash, and assortment of cucumber, carrot, celery sticks and cherry tomatoes, accompanied with gochujang mayonnaise, pineapple sauce, kim

What’s on this week in KL

Halida Ramlee Live at U-Bar
Music

Halida Ramlee Live at U-Bar

Great live music with a view and well-priced drinks all night long sounds like the ideal night out. Head to the U-Bar on the 33rd floor of the Invito Hotel & Residence in Bangsar South this weekend and watch the talented Halida Ramlee & The Siblings perform a fantastic mix of pop, rock and blues.

Saturday WET Deck Sessions ft Phil K Lee & Victor Trixter
Music

Saturday WET Deck Sessions ft Phil K Lee & Victor Trixter

Get the long weekend started on the right dancing foot with the Wet Deck sessions. This Saturday sees Phil K Lee and Victor Trixer perform against one of the best views of the city at the W Hotel. Entrance is free.

Basement Flow - DJ Biggie, Aku Ash & Kooler
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Basement Flow - DJ Biggie, Aku Ash & Kooler

Hip-hop and R&B is what it’s all about at Kyo KL courtesy of resident and guest DJs. Basement Flow see DJ Biggie, Aku Ash and Kooler spinning the latest and greatest. Cover charge is RM60 before 1am and RM70 after and includes one drink.

Matt Davis returns to KL
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Matt Davis returns to KL

International comedian Matt Davis returns to KL for two nights at the Crackhouse Comedy Club. Renowned for being incredibly funny, he melds storytelling and good old-fashioned stand up leaving audiences around the world in stitches. Tickets are priced at RM60 at the door.

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New restaurants and bars in KL

Marimbar
Bars and pubs

Marimbar

PJ's highest rooftop bar is located on Level 35 of the Pinnacle PJ Tower, and boasts panoramic views of both the PJ and KL city skyline. This jungle-themed bar gives off plenty of chill tropical vibes with walls covered in leaves, animal-print covered seats and a soundtrack of familiar pop and pop-rock tunes. There's an extensive list of cocktails (which include creative signature drinks made with local ingredients), beer, liquor and wine, as well as a variety of food like pizza, mains and appetisers to pair with your drink.

Nizza
Restaurants

Nizza

Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara's specialty French Mediterranean restaurant offers an elegant space in which to indulge in flavourful dishes paired with signature cocktails and drinks. The contemporary restaurant features an impressive art deco ceiling, and there's indoor and alfresco seating by the pool, as well as an outdoor bar. Watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen, or lounge by the pool with tapas and a cocktail. 

BlackByrd
Restaurants

BlackByrd

Located on Level 50 of Naza Tower at Platinum Park, BlackByrd offers diners great views of the city skyline from both its restaurant and lounge. Its warm interiors are outfitted with lots of wood and rattan furniture as well as customised table and wall lamps, making for a cosy yet sophisticated dining environment high above the city. Food comes by way of classic comfort Southeast Asian dishes presented with a touch of elegance. Head to the Lounge for a drink – there's an extensive list of wines and spirits to choose from, as well as in-house signature cocktails.

La Moon
Restaurants

La Moon

With the uncomplicated principle of ‘Simple Thai Cuisine’, La Moon is one of the city’s newest additions, serving authentic Thai cuisine in a cosy and slightly upscale setting. The kitchen is headed by Chef Korn (formerly of Erawan), who transforms simple ingredients into delicious dishes with typical Thai spices and great technique. 

Area guides

Bangsar
Things to do

Bangsar

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.

Hartamas
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Hartamas

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.

Damansara
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Damansara

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.

KL City
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KL City

Your cheat sheet to all the best restaurants, shops and things to do in the main areas of the city centre including Bukit Bintang, Petaling Street and Pudu.

Damansara Utama
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Damansara Utama

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.

Sunway
Things to do

Sunway

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
Restaurants

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. 

The best coffee shops in KL
Restaurants

The best coffee shops in KL

KL's coffee culture is an expanding landscape of imported beans, state-of-the-art machines, hip baristas, and silky smooth pours. Here are the best coffee shops in KL that call the shots.

Best banana leaf restaurants in KL
Restaurants

Best banana leaf restaurants in KL

Tired of the usual suspects when it comes to banana leaf rice? We bury our fingers in rice and curry to track down some of Klang Valley’s lesser-known banana leaf restaurants, plus a few old favourites. 

Best nasi lemak in KL
Restaurants

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. 

KL's best cafés for desserts
Restaurants

KL's best cafés for desserts

If your sweet tooth is what some would call 'legendary', we've picked out the best dessert cafés in town for cake, pastries and everything else to keep you happy.RECOMMENDED: The best coffee shops in KL

The best cheap eats in KL
Restaurants

The best cheap eats in KL

Eating well doesn’t mean you have to pay more. We’ve got you covered for the best cheap meals under RM15 our city has to offer.

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