IT’S ALMOST THE END OF THE YEAR and Kuala Lumpur isn’t a city to leave things on a quiet note. With that in mind, the month of December is filled with all kinds of unique festival experiences! Listen to a nostalgic concert, run incognito at Malaysia’s first masked run or take part in a UV paint party where you’ll come out glowing in all the colours of the rainbow.
RETROFEST ASIA 2015
Start your month by going back in time to the 1990s, when denim overalls were all the rage and the Backstreet Boys were the hottest act of the day. Retrofest is Malaysia’s first retrothemed music fest which made its debut last year.
This time around, reggae star Diana King returns to headline, alongside pop-rap pioneer MC Hammer, as well as one of the original male R&B pop groups, All-4-One and singer/songwriter Tommy Page. This is the perfect chance to come and relive the nostalgic music of this slammin’ decade all over again.
It’s time to get your running shoes on for the MyBuddies Run – the first masked run ever held in Malaysia. Attracting more than 7,000 participants, the run offers three routes – a 5km masked run for all ages and genders, a 3km fun run for children and a more challenging 10km course. More than just a run, the event also features a carnivallike atmosphere which includes performances from local artists, a bazaar and lots of food trucks to sate your post-run hunger. As a bonus, everyone will receive a medal and a certificate upon completion.
PAINTGLOW FESTIVAL 2015
Lastly, ring in the New Year with what is sure to be one of the most-talked about events of the season. Grab a few close friends and take a trip to Bukit Jalil to enjoy not only Malaysia’s, but Asia’s largest UV paint festival, where you’ll dance to some of EDM’s biggest acts, while being splashed with buckets of glow-inthe- dark paint. The main program will include plenty of acrobats, dancers and light shows. It’s guaranteed to be messy, but a ton of fun too.
WHERE Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon
WHEN 6pm onwards (12 Dec)
ADMISSION RM98 (Regular),RM298 (VIP)
WHERE MMU, Cyberjaya
WHEN 6am-12.30pm (20 Dec)
ADMISSION Check website for details
PaintGlow Festival 2015
WHERE Bukit Jalil
WHEN 7pm (31 Dec)
ADMISSION RM98 (Early Bird), RM158 (Regular)