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October issue of Time Out KL: Green getaways + city staycations + best Malaysian dishes in KL



It’s coming to that time of the year when we turn our thoughts away from work (or at least try to), and start planning our well-deserved vacations – which is what the November issue is all about. 

Pack your bags, unplug your laptop and head out to the countryside as we explore the best eco-retreats, farmstays and camping sites where a lack of 4G connection is a feature, not a bug.

Whether you’re planning a solo staycation or a weekend break with a loved one, friends or family, there’s a villa or hotel room in the Klang Valley that has just what you need to get in some serious R&R.   

We all know Malaysia is full of good food, and each state has its own specialty dish. Now, you don’t have to travel out of KL to find them. In our Food feature we point out the places in town where you can get an authentic bowl of laksa Johor, Ipoh hor fun, Kelantanese nasi kerabu and more.

In our Shopping & Style section, we put the spotlight on The Apothecary Malaysia, a home-grown brand that makes its own solid colognes. And in the Body & Mind section, our writer Melissa immersed herself in a sensory deprivation tank – an unnerving, but ultimately relaxing form of therapy.

In Music & Nightlife, we take a look at the biggest bands outside of KL that have made an impact in the Malaysian music scene, while in the Travel section, we drew up our list of Southeast Asia’s dreamiest eco-resorts.


We also spoke with the founders of Eat, Shoots & Roots about starting your own garden farm, highlight the best theatre and art events, and more.

Get the October issue now, RM6.90 in bookstores and newsstands, or sign up for a subscription. Find out how you can get a free digital copy on the digital editions page.