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    It was cause for much celebration as the glamorous elite of KL gathered on the 14th floor of Berjaya Times Square Hotel KL for one of the soirees of the year. Kicking off in epic fashion, the Gala Launch of the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival set into motion the culinary calendar’s…

    This month, Muslims around the world come together to celebrate the most important date on the Islamic calendar. Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa (known as Eid al-Fitr throughout the world), marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadhan and is a joyous occasion filled with festive…

    We have reached the point on the calendar again when everyone sees red – but for all the good reasons! Chinese New Year (CNY) is upon us, bringing with it the dissemination of good fortune and a vibrant supply of cultural goodies to enjoy. 2018 is the Year of the…

    You have heard about it, you have read about it, and it takes but a few minutes on any street in Kuala Lumpur to confirm it – Malaysia has a vibrant population mix! Hailing from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds, these amicable folk are united as Malaysians, but still…

    If you love live comedy shows, you’re in luck. Thanks to the LOL Fest and Phua Chu Kang and Friends Comedy Show, the best of the best in regional comedy have been assembled to entertain you with their hilarious stage antics this month! LOL Fest The return of LOL Fest,…

    The most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadhan is a period where Muslims observe 29-30 days of fasting and engage in spiritual reflection and renew their faith. It is also meant for them to practise discipline, understand sacrifice and learn empathy for the less fortunate. During this time, they…

    Merdeka Day on 31 August marks the day Malaya achieved its independence from British colonial rule in 1957. The job of hosting the National Day Parade has fallen to various cities over time, but this year, it will come home to KL. And the venue is the very historic Dataran…

    In August around KL, you’ll come across many banners and promotions for “Hari Raya” or “Aidilfitri”. Plus, in the city’s shopping malls you won’t miss jingles and songs being played, while many will set up dioramas featuring kampung or villagestyle settings, little squares of woven leaves (or ribbons) called ketupat,…

    The 272 steps lead to the vast Temple Cave, where numerous shrines to Lord Muruga have been erected A man wearing little more than a serene expression moves slowly past a huge crowd. He is supporting a many-spoked and brightly-coloured Kavadi (burden) in the form of an elaborately decorated semicircular…

    Ornately decorated lion heads with bright wide eyes, bob and weave their way dexterously through the dense crowds at a Chinese New Year’s parade. This is an event that repeats itself at lunar New Year celebrations around the world. The lion symbolises joy and happiness and is used to summon…