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KL staycations: 3 things to do this long weekend

With most Malaysians away this long weekend, why not stay put in KL and make the most from the lull traffic? Here’s our top three picks to do this weekend.

By Khalil Adis

Watch: Mud: The Story of Kuala Lumpur

MUD KL has a truly local flavour and has received rave reviews from the public. Photo: MUD: KL Facebook page

Mud: The Story of Kuala Lumpur has a truly local flavour and has received rave reviews from the public. Photo: MUD: KL Facebook page

Panggung Bandaraya, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: +603 2602 3335

Show time: Daily performance at 3pm and 8.30pm.

Website: http://www.mudkl.com

Facebook: @MUDKualaLumpur

“MUD: The Story of Kuala Lumpur” has a truly Malaysian flavour and features a multi-cultural casts. Directed by award-winning producer Tiara Jacqueline, it tells the story of the city through the life journey of three young men who had left their village in search of fortune in a tin mining village in the 1850s to the city’s inception of becoming the administrative capital of the Federated Malay States in1896.

Reviews among Malaysians and foreigners have been nothing short but fantastic as the production features the rich and unique multi-cultural tapestry that has made Kuala Lumpur into what it is today. Presented by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) as part of its Visit KL project, the theatrical extravaganza is held at the iconic Panggung Bandaraya.

 

Eat: Go Off The Eaten Trek

Get off the eaten track and explore makan places like Petaling Street, among others. Photo: Khalil Adis

Get off the eaten track and explore makan places like Petaling Street, among others. Photo: Khalil Adis

Website: http://www.foodtourmalaysia.com

Facebook: @FoodTourMalaysia

You aren’t truly Malaysian if makan is not among your to-do list this weekend. In fact, Kuala Lumpur is a food paradise where you can find tasty and affordable Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines. However, as some of the city’s best hidden gems are located in hard to find nook and cranny, this might be frustrating for food lovers. Well, fret not as help is just a click away. Join the Food Tour with experienced Malaysians alike as they take you for a food trail from Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.

There are two packages to choose from in KL – Off the Eaten Trek and Kuala Lumpur Walk Tour. The former is available everyday at RM269 per pax from 7pm to 11pm. Meeting point is at Taman Paramount LRT station. The latter is available Monday to Fridays only at RM256 per pax. Meeting point is at Bangsar LRT.

 

Chill: TREC

There is something for everyone at TREC KL. Photo: Khalil Adis

There is something for everyone at TREC KL. Photo: Khalil Adis

TREC Holdings Sdn Bhd

436 & 438, Jalan Tun Razak,

50400 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia

Tel: +603 2110 5095

Website: http://www.trec.com.my

Facebook: @treckl

Let your hair down this Labour Day weekend and say hello to Kuala Lumpur’s first dedicated entertainment district.  Meaning “Taste, Relish, Experience, Celebrate”, TREC is home to Zouk KL and features an eclectic mix of casual and fine dining, quirky and independent cafes, wine bars, pubs, lounges and clubs across five different zones. Within Zouk itself, there are eight rooms to choose from – Zouk Main Room, Ace, Velvet Underground, Imperial, Member’s Lounge, Balcony Deck and Apex Lounge.

If partying to loud-banging EDM music is not your idea of winding down, fret not. There are a number of entertainment outlets to choose from ranging from Artebar to Starbucks. You can also check out the Electric Boulevard for flea marts and performances by indie bands and local talents.

Parking at TREC is a breeze as there are around 1,000 plus parking bays. You also get a daily 2-hour free parking at the basement and multi-level carpark when you spend a minimum of RM30 within TREC. All you need to do is to redeem your ticket at the carpark office and pay at the auto machine.In addition, TREC is  offering ten free UBER rides worth RM15 each. Simply type in the following promo code: GOTREC.


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