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10 things to do in KL this week
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10 things to do in KL this week

Looking for things to do? Read on for our guide to the week's best events

Best zhap fan spots in KL
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Best zhap fan spots in KL

Zhap fan is the working person’s saviour, especially when you’re looking for an affordable and quick meal. Cheap, easily available and with lots of choices, zhap fan makes workday lunches nutritious, affordable and delicious all at the same time.

Best restaurants in KL for date night
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Best restaurants in KL for date night

Date night doesn’t always have to be grand gestures of romance and deep pockets. There are places you can go for a casual night out, just as there are intimate restaurants for momentous romantic celebrations.

Best classes and workshops in KL
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Best classes and workshops in KL

You don't need to wait for a new year or a new month to pick up a new skill

The best cheap eats in KL
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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.

What’s on this week in KL

Flashback to Analogue
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Flashback to Analogue

If you're a firm believer that film is not dead, head to Battery Acid Club for their second edition of Flashback to Analague. Meet other film enthusiasts, trade ideas and share analogue photography experiences. It’s also an opportunity for shooters to expand your collection with brands such as Film Fancy, Film Federation and more.

The Weekend Japanese Film Show

The Weekend Japanese Film Show

For March’s instalment of the Japan Foundation KL’s monthly film screening, catch ‘Again’, which tells the tale of Mie. She comes across a bundle of New Year’s cards that have been left unsent for 28 years after losing her father in the earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011 – the intended recipients turn out to be her late father’s high school baseball team members. Mie suggests they try out for the Masters Koshien, a seniors tournament for ex-high school baseball players. Haruhiko, a divorced man who wants a second chance at life, leads the team to sporting glory once more. Entry is free, but just make sure to register before.

Life Sdn Bhd

Life Sdn Bhd

Life Sdn Bhd is back with a new show revolving around the theme of People. Get a glimpse into the lives of the cast and hear them share their untold stories.The cast comprises of theatre and non-theatre people including Joe Hasham, Karan Hundal, Sharon Ohno and many others.

FAME Festival
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FAME Festival

Bring your family for a day out at MAP Publika for a festival that highlights the heritage of Middle Eastern refugees. The two-day FAME Festival 2017 (Food and Arts of the Middle East) will shine the spotlight on the talents and heritage of refugees from Iraq, Palestine, Yemen and Syria who are currently staying in Malaysia. You can expect a bazaar, arts and crafts exhibitions and more – all Middle Eastern themed of course. There will also be cooking workshops where you can learn how to make popular Arabic dishes, as well as theatre performances at night. Note that tickets are required for the cooking workshops and theatre performances. (Tickets are obtainable by ‘pledging’ to the project, which can be done at the event’s crowdsourcing website or through direct transfers.)

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New restaurants and bars in KL

Kopenhagen Coffee
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Kopenhagen Coffee

If you’ve always wondered what the Danish word ‘hygge’ means, you’ll get a sense of it at this cool new coffee shop which bills itself as ‘a little Scandinavia in Mont Kiara’.

Burger & Lobster
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Burger & Lobster

The new SkyAvenue mall in Genting is now home to the famed London-based Burger & Lobster (this outlet is the chain’s first in Southeast Asia).

Meat the Porkers
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Meat the Porkers

Indian food and pork may sound like a bizarre concept together, but Meat The Porkers, the bold new restaurant by the people behind the hugely successful Fierce Curry House, managed to marry these two disparate culinary worlds into one delicious menu.

Motorino
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Motorino

Originating in Brooklyn, New York, Motorino have now opened their first Malaysian branch in Genting Highlands’ new shopping mall, SkyAvenue.

Area guides

Bangsar
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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
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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
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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. 

The best coffee shops in KL
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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