SATURDAY (11TH MARCH)
Prepare yourself for go-karting, shopping, a movie and a much-hyped music festival today (around Shah Alam and Setia Alam).
10:00 AM – Breakfast: unleash your inner science geek at Chemistry Café+Lab
This one-of-a-kind café boasts a selection of breakfast foods, cakes and pastries served in laboratory apparatus (it’s as hipster as it gets). They also serve pastas and pizzas, if you’re the kind to have that for breakfast. Their eccentric interior and unique food presentation is guaranteed to make your Instagram feed look good.
Visit Chemisty Café +Lab's Facebook page
for more info.
Image: City Karting
11:30 AM – Drive laps at City Karting, Shah Alam
What better way to begin the weekend than with some adrenaline rush! City Karting offers four different models of Karts, one of which is a double-seater. So if you’re out on a date and don’t want to end up with the possibility of being a sore loser, this is definitely for you. Each session lasts about 10 minutes (5-10 laps, depending on your go-karting skill).
Location and pricing can be found at http://www.citykarting.com/
12:45 PM – Lunch: embrace Kelantanese food at Restoran Mak Uda Selera Timur
Traditional Malay food from the East Coast such as Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kerabu and Nasi Minyak can be found at this popular Shah Alam joint. This is definitely the place you want to be at if you’re looking for something cheap and yums.
For more information, click on this link
2:00 PM – Shop these great deals at Setia City Mall
Pierre Cardin Lingerie: Lingerie from as low as RM38 a piece, in conjunction with International Women’s Day
Royal Sporting House: up to 50% off on sale items for the whole month of March
TheFaceShop: get 50% off your second item in their 5th Generation Concept Store reopening sale
Image: Warner Bros
4:10 PM – Watch Kong: Skull Island (GSC Setia City Mall)
We were practically kids when we first watched King Kong
in 2005, and instead of feeling terrified of a giant hairy ape, we were actually quite amused and wanted one as a pet. Anyways – back to the latest movie which features our dream pet and dream man Tom Hiddleston – Kong: Skull Island
(release date: 9th March 2017) is about a team of explorers who, in discovering the island, realise that Kong is not the only mysterious creature living on that island. Dun dun dun
Running time: 1 hour 58 minutes
Other showtimes: 3:00 pm (GSC Nu Sentral), 3:15 pm (ATMOS D-BOX @ GSC 1 Utama), 3:30 pm (GSC Mid Valley)
Image: Love Life Festival
6:20 PM – Catch Yuna, Oh Chentaku and many other acts at the Lovelifestival, Setia City Park
Featuring more than 12 bands and singers, this festival is all about great music, artisanal food and lifestyle goods (think streetwear, Tumblr-esque pins, terrariums, craft pieces and the works). If you’d like, there is also a footie game booth (all day), music workshop (12-2pm) and terrariums workshop (3-5pm)!
For tickets and more info, check out Lovelifestival's official website
SUNDAY (12TH MARCH)
Prepare yourself for some jumping around, a bazaar, some relaxation and a hot-air balloon festival today (around PJ and Desa Parkcity).
Image: Strangers At 47
10:30 AM – Breakfast: have crepes at Strangers at 47
This café is within two kilometres (5-minute drive or 12-minute walk) from the next couple of places to visit (plus points for convenience!) and is famous for their fusion crepes that are served both sweet and savoury. On the drinks menu, the standard list of coffees and teas are available, as well as handcrafted sodas and smooshies. The crepes are reasonably priced, between RM9 to RM26, at this 2016 Time Out KL Best Café. Also, do keep a lookout for the re-introduction of their roasted chicken menu!
For more info, visit Strangers at 47's Facebook page
12:00 PM – Jump and bounce around at Jumpstreet Trampoline Park
We’re sure all of you have at least heard of this place, if not been here, because where else do you have to pay to jump? Hah! But in all seriousness, if you haven’t been to Jumpstreet, you’re really missing out on life. This is undoubtedly one of the most popular places to go with friends because – well, you get to jump. And before you head on to what’s next on the agenda, you gotta work up an appetite so be sure to do as many backflips as you need to.
Ticket price: RM27 (first hour), RM8 (every subsequent hour). Also enjoy 20% off food and drinks at the in-house café.
1:30 PM – Hop over (if you didn’t get enough of jumping) to Markets@Jaya One
Now that you’ve lost all sensation in your legs, it’s time to head over next-door where Markets is back with a barista-themed bazaar! From lifestyle items to coffee appreciation workshops and even a latte art throwdown, there’s something brewing for all of you at Jaya One this weekend. No need for a sit-down lunch as there will be food trucks serving plenty of food and drinks here!
Markets is happening on the 11th and 12th of March, 11 am to 7 pm. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/370047846711940/ for more info.
3:00 PM – Relax with a cocktail in hand at The Social’s Sunday Sundown
After stuffing yourself with good food and coffee at Markets, what could be more perfect than enjoying the relaxing music played live by The Social’s in-house DJ while sipping on a glass of cocktail (with over 10 to choose from, including a Salted Caramel Martini and a sexily named, X-Rated Flirtini)? If alcohol isn’t really your thing, there are fresh juices and smoothies on the menu. They also have a range of coffee to choose from, but you wouldn’t want any more of that after Markets, would you? Don’t worry about feeling too lazy to get up from your seat, as next up on the itinerary is super exciting and is happening just around the corner.
Sunday Sundown is a weekly happening at The Social, Desa Parkcity, from 3pm to 7pm.
Image: Big Event
7:00 PM – Become a kid again and watch the (hot air) balloons go up at the Annual MyBalloon Fiesta
Let yourself be a little kiddo once again (but you still gotta pay for adult-priced tickets, unfortunately), and be in awe of the Balloon Display Show and Night Glow Show at the 9th Annual MyBalloon Fiesta. This time around, the hot-air balloon festival (previously known as the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Festival) has floated its way to Desa Parkcity and for the first time ever, is much closer to home for most of us in KL and the Klang Valley. So, there is no excuse for you to miss it! Also at this festival is the Foodgasm Zone, where for the second time today, you can indulge in unique food truck meals.
General admission ticket price: RM22 for adults, RM16 for kids. Get your tickets here