There are plenty of things to do in Kuala Lumpur all year round, but here are 7 things that are happening in September that you can’t miss out on! From embroidery workshops to catching art exhibitions, your weekends would certainly be busy!
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1. Join an embroidery workshop by Benangbynini
Gain a new life skill by joining Benangbynini’s embroidery workshop happening on 18 September 2022. You don’t need any sewing skills to join as the workshop is beginner-friendly! Embroidery is proven to be a relaxing hobby that you can enjoy when you need to spend some screen-free time. During the workshop, you’ll learn the basic stitching and its variations, how to prepare the hoop, and the finishing touches to the artwork to bring home. If you can’t attend the physical workshop, Benangbynini is also offering a virtual workshop on 24 September 2022.
When: 18 September 2022 (physical workshop) and 24 September 2022 (virtual workshop)
2. Support Malaysian filmmakers with BMW Shorties 2022
The BMW Shorties is the country’s most prestigious and longest-running short film and digital content competition. From now until 18 September, Astro GO will be showcasing the works of 30 local independent filmmakers and digital content creators throughout the Merdeka and Hari Malaysia celebrations. In addition to this celebratory showcase, BMW Shorties will also be making a comeback this year with the theme of Re: Imagine where filmmakers from all over the country can have the chance to unleash their creative potential and win the grand prize to fund their short film.
When: Now until 18 September
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3. Unwind at The Lemon Tree’s indoor garden experience
When The Lemon Tree first hit the cafe scene in April of this year, it immediately became a local favourite for its brightly lit glasshouse-like interiors and of course, the tropical lemon trees littered around. Now, in its newly launched second outlet in the five-star lifestyle hotel Park Royal Collection Kuala Lumpur, you can experience this cheery sunshine aesthetic in a more luxurious flair.
The cafe’s interiors scream ‘majestic tropical escapism’ with its rattan and wooden furniture, lush greeneries from the lemon trees, splashes of yellow and wide windows that welcome the sunshine. The best part is that you can enjoy this outdoor-to-indoor dining experience with The Lemon Tree’s new selection of sourdough bake crusts exclusively served in Park Royal Collection KL. You can also expect savoury delights such as Yes! Cheese that comes with five types of cheeses, from zesty Artichoke and Mushroom to sweeter fillings such as Nutella and Macadamia.
Halal status: Muslim-friendly
Address: The Lemon Tree PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
4. Put some colour in your life at The Messy Club’s Color Factory Pop Up
From creative market to crochet exhibition (YES, you read that right!), food and drinks, live music, dancing and fun time! There’ll be something for everyone. Mark your calendars now, call your friends and hey, make sure to dress up all colourful too! Happening two weekends in a row with over 100+ vendors, you better not miss this one out!
When: 3-4 & 10-11 September, 11am - 8pm
Address: Rumah Tangsi, 10, Jalan Tangsi, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
5. Reminisce the COVID-19 pandemic at Ilham Gallery’s Projek 555 exhibition
The two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed a lot of lives and while no one wants to relive it, it is quite a significant event in our lives. To look back at the past two years, visit the Projek 555, a collection of everyday observations and reflections in the form of a mini visual diary. At the end of 2020, and again in 2021, Malaysia Design Archive issued an open invitation where for a month, anyone who wanted to participate would receive a 555 notebook by mail to journal whatever they liked, however way they chose to. The idea was to create a space for pause, contemplation and connection through distance. Now, you can read the journals at Ilham Gallery. The project is in collaboration with Malaysia Design Archive. Booklet reproduction support from Ana Tomy.
When: 16 August - 11 December2022
Address: Ilham Gallery, Levels 3 and 5, Ilham Tower, 8, Lrg Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
6. Visit the Tapirama Art Exhibition 2022
These art exhibitions are part of Kelab Belia Prihatin Malaysia’s national environmental awareness campaign which is called We Be Leaf Together. The Tapirama Art Exhibition 2022 were curated with a focus on endangered native animal species such as tapir and tenggiling as well as promoting the rich biodiversity that we have in Malaysia. The event will showcase klpac’s in-house artists Nor Azmi Mokhtar and Ida Sri Sulo where they had done several events and showcases before. The fund from the art sale will go to klpac’s green campaign activity all around Malaysia.
When: 4 to 17 September 2022
Address: klpac, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
7. Trade in your pre-loved luggage for a new Samsonite and help save the turtles
Have unused luggage that you’re waiting to dispose of? Hold that thought! Bring your pre-loved luggage (any brand, size and condition!) to any Samsonite outlet and the luggage brand will donate RM10 from every trade-in purchase to WWF-Malaysia’s ‘Help Protect The Next Generation Of Turtles’ initiative. Moreover, a fraction of the pre-loved luggage collected will be upcycled into exclusively crafted artisan flowerpots by Upcycled by FE, so you will be doing your part for the environment!
For more information on this campaign, visit Samsonite’s website.
When: 12 August to 25 September 2022
Where: Any Samsonite store in Malaysia
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