The best glamping sites in Malaysia
When your perfect weekend getaway includes nature, but also the modern luxuries of everyday life, there’s glamping. From treetop cabins to tents with air conditioning, here’s where to go camping in style. RECOMMENDED: The best boutique hotels in KL
Resorts World Genting brings Starlight Carnival & Oktoberfest
If you’re looking for something different to do this month, Resorts World Genting’s Starlight Carnival is just what you need. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 10 to November 2, this open-air festival will be held at the Century Lake Park. Watch blockbuster movies, listen to live bands, play fun games, grab a tasty snack from a food truck and try Resorts World Genting’s latest eateries – FUHU by Zouk, Il Lago and Cosmic Café. The Starlight Carnival will be showing movies from recent box-office hits like A star is born, Jersey Boys and Hairspray to classics like Mamma Mia and Chicago. On the music front, performers like VIBES, Aidan Soloist, McBE Duo and Double Aze will be playing at the Gazebo stage. Also, stand a chance to win exciting prizes when you play games like Milky Way Spin, Asteroid Toss, Topple Galaxies and more at the Carnival Game Zone. For partygoers, Oktoberfest celebrates beer in a big way! There will be 18 types of premium beer to try including Carlsberg Special Brew, Brooklyn OPA and Connor’s Stout Porter; and a wide array of food to pair perfectly with them at the Oktoberfest Hall. Dance the night away on November 2 as Zouk Genting takes over the Oktoberfest Hall with performances by Malaysian DJ duo Bate, and Korean superstar DJ Sura. Towards the end of the month, Starlight Carnival will organise a special Halloween Weekend from October 31 to November 2. There will be zombies, jack o’lanterns and all the spooky fun you need to make it a trul
The best karaoke joints in KL
From Queen, Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza, BTS to Leslie Cheung, pick up the microphone and sing till you lose your voice!
Best costume shops in KL
Whether you’re preparing for Halloween or just want to spice up your everyday life, here are KL’s best costume and prop shops to give you some inspiration.
The best local desserts in KL
For ice balls soaked in gula Melaka syrup, smooth pandan layer cake, full-bodied durian ice cream and more, we show you the best local desserts in KL.
The best afternoon teas in KL
Afternoon tea is meant to fill in the long gap between lunch and dinner and it's generally served at 4pm. We do love a good afternoon tea with all the trimmings – scones, tarts, finger sandwiches, macarons, cake – and pots of steaming tea, coffee or even a glass of champagne!
Family-friendly Indoor Climbing Venues in KL
Rock climbing is an activity where you climb natural or artificial rock formations with safety equipment and ropes, while bouldering usually doesn’t require ropes because the boulders are usually less than 5 meters tall. This can be a sport or just a fun activity the whole family can enjoy.
Tucked away in the heart of Mont Kiara, Kiara Cakes is a quaint café that offers different varieties of artisanal cakes, pastries, light bites, mains and beverages. Adorned with rustic and minimalist elements, the space is painted navy blue and white to distinguish themselves from other pastel and monochromatic cafés you’ve seen. The “Kiara Cakes” neon light sign hung on one of the walls becomes the statement piece as you enter the space. The café can accommodate up to 45 pax. A counter filled with freshly baked pastries greets you at the entrance. You will find pastries such as Croissant Bread Pudding, Orange Financier, Madeleine, Buttercake with Butterfly Pea Flower Buttercrumb, Salted Egg Yolk Croissant and more. When you visit Kiara cakes, the homemade cakes are a must-try. The Duck Egg Burnt Cheesecake has a creamy texture with a hint of caramel sweetness and of course, a generous dollop of whipped cream on the side. One of the favourites is the Lavender Chocolate Cake with Earl Grey Buttercream that appeals to both look and taste. The subtle flavour of lavender in the chocolate cake complements the delicate taste of earl grey in the frosting. There are also cakes like the Tropézienne Vanilla Cake, Strawberry Lychee Rose Cloud Cake, a gluten-free as well as dairy-free Flourless Orange Almond Cake and more. Since the cakes are homemade, something to note is that the cake menu changes according to its availability. The café also has a selection of main dishes for a more f
Kids Lantern Parades in KL
The Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Lunar calendar. This year it falls on Friday, September 13. Traditionally celebrated with the gathering of family over a meal and indulging in delectable mooncake. There is also the lantern parade where children of all ages get to show off their lanterns and have a short walkabout. This year there are a number of malls hosting lantern parades and we’ve shortlisted some for you.
An Opalescent Mid-Autumn Festival by W Kuala Lumpur
W Kuala Lumpur joined forces with one of the most respected Malaysian fashion designers, Melinda Looi to present to you a practical and stylish mooncake gift box with a tote bag. The mooncake set consists of 4 mooncakes of your choice, a luminous translucent square pouch, a packet of candles, a paper lantern, a booklet with stories of the Mid-Autumn traditions, contained in an opalescent-holographic tote bag designed by Melinda Looi. You can never go wrong with old-school favourites such as the White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk, Red Bean Paste with Aged Mandarin Skin, Yellow Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, Assorted Nuts with Dried Fruit, Pandan Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk and Almond Sesame White Lotus Seed Paste. Each mooncake priced RM43 nett onwards per piece. This year’s collection combines both old and new elements from traditional paper lantern to a cutting-edge and futuristically designed bag that will give you a trendy look for the festival. Purchase the Limited Edition W Kuala Lumpur X Melinda Looi tote bag for RM198 nett including a box of 4 mooncakes. Call 012 347 9088 or visit W Kuala Lumpur.
Celebrate Mid-Autumn in elegance with Dragon-i
As the Mid-Autumn Festival draws near, Dragon-i has presents a wide selection of flavourful frosty skin mooncakes prepared by their pastry master chef. Promising the use of the highest grade of Japanese flour, the frosty skin mooncakes series includes the Frosty Durian Musang King, Frosty Lava Sesame with Hazelnut, Frosty Japanese Green Tea with Red Bean and Frosty Coffee with Oreo. Its renowned Frosty Durian Musang King Mooncake is their bestseller, made from the best grade of the Musang King Durian. Dragon-i boasts of its low sugar and healthy White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk and Pine Nuts, enriched with premium Hunan lotus paste and high-quality salted egg yolk. Another must-try is their Tianjing Chestnut Paste which gives a soft texture and a great match with the melon seeds. The Hong Kong White Lotus Paste, Classic Jade Pandan Paste with Single Yolk, Dragon-i Signature (Dragon Fruit) and more are not to be missed! Inspired by the full moon, the frosty skin mooncake gift box comes with a vibrant design featuring a contemporary twist which is the Jade Rabbit. The classic gift box themed of “The Dream of Red Chamber” is an octagonal-shaped gift box made with high-quality burgundy wine-coloured fabrics that represent elegance and dignity. For more information, check out www.dragon-i.com.my. Free shipping available from now until Sept 13 when you purchase online.
Tropical Allure Mooncake Series by Hilton KL
This year, Hilton Kuala Lumpur has collaborated with local fashion footwear and bag designer, Christy Ng to unveil two signature boxes that comes in two colours; ‘Crimson Red’ and ‘Royal Purple’. The rounded faux leather creation is adorned with glided zippers and trimmings while highlighting on Malaysia’s national flower, hibiscus. You can purchase the box individually for RM148 which can be converted into a cute handbag! The Tropical Allure Series comes with a mooncake gift box. Each box contains four mooncakes, handpicked by the chef at RM168. For the Snow Skin Package Series, you can choose any of the mooncakes of your choice at RM178. Heavenly Gold Package features the Musang King Durian snow skin mooncakes, priced at RM280. Savour the Chynna Rose snow skin mooncake (RM 38) that are handcrafted individually with premium ingredients such as lotus paste infused with ginseng, crispy almond nibs and tart hibiscus jam, known for its antioxidant properties. Making a comeback are the Blue Moon – Snow Skin Amaretto Lotus Paste with Blueberry Cheese Feuillantine and the Flower Drum – Snow Skin Lotus Paste with Soft Custard Egg Yolk for RM 35 per piece. For more information, call 03 2264 2006 or visit Hilton KL. The Mooncakes are available for purchase at Hilton KL’s pop-up store and Mid Valley Megamall until Sept 13 while Pavilion and One Utama are until Sept 12.
Carlsberg Red Barley Back for The Reds!
One of the top leading brewery groups in the world, Carlsberg Malaysia brings back the special edition Carlsberg Red Barley for the second time this year to pay tribute to Liverpool FC. The inspiration came from Bill Shankly, the legendary Liverpool FC manager, when he decided to dress all his players in red back in 1964. Crimson red is the main colour theme for this edition, so that includes the bottle, label, cap and even the beer. Carlsberg Red Barley gets its distinctive colour from a barley variety that is specially curated and bred by the scientists at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory. The taste? Clean, crisp and slightly hoppy! Due to the barley’s rarity, Carlsberg only produced the Red Barley in a small quantity of 2,500 bottles globally. From Sept 14 until 28, purchase 3 big bottles of Carlsberg Danish Pilsner or Carlsberg Smooth Draught to stand a chance to win a game card plus the special-edition Carlsberg Red Barley at Probably The Best Football Viewing Parties. With more than 80 outlets participating around the country, find out where they are here. Simply like and follow Carlsberg MY Facebook page to win the special-edition Carlsberg Red Barley that comes with a new Carlsberg premium stem glass. Packed in a collector’s gift box, the box opens to a video tribute to The Reds in the lid. Awarded to only 5 winners! For more details on Carlsberg Red Barley, visit the Carlsberg MY Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarlsbergMY or www.probablythebest.com.my .
Five things to do now that it's haze season
It’s that time of year again when KL looks like the backdrop of an apocalyptic film. As much as we hate that it’s becoming an annual thing, there isn’t much to do except to get hydrated, stay indoors and breathe as little outside air as possible. The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings around the city have exceeded 150 – a reading classified as 'unhealthy' – together with other places around Selangor such as Klang (213), Batu Muda (154) and Cheras (146). Even schools in Selangor, Pahang and Kuching have been ordered to close today. As for us adults, while the haze is still not bad enough to close offices, try to stay in as much as you can if you can’t take the smoke in your eyes. Here at Time Out KL, we make the most of the city, so here are some things you can do to make the most out of this hazy situation. 1. Catch up on TV shows – we’ve chosen 10 of our favourite box sets, so it’s time to binge-watch. If you want to reminisce about the good old days instead, watch these old local TV shows or films. 2. Put on your N95 face mask, bring eye-drops, and water bottle everywhere you go. These are your best friends during this hazy season.3. Increase your water intake. On top of drinking more water than usual, you can also try these cold-pressed juices. Stay off caffeinated and alcoholic drinks as it will cause more dehydration. 4. Practise your rain dance moves to Billy Joel's 'We Didn’t Start the Fire', Franz Ferdinand’s 'This Fire' and Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Have You Ev