Weekend by numbers 03.07.15 to 05.07.15

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3 ways to get active

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Skytrex

Fly, swing, glide and zip line your way closer to nature at Skytrex, located within the 817-ha forest in Shah Alam. There are three levels of obstacle courses to choose from — Little Adventure, Big Thrill and Extreme Adventure, priced at RM35, RM45 and RM55 respectively. Round up a group of friends and take a drive to Shah Alam this weekend for an exciting jungle adventure. Skytrex is located at Jalan Liku 8/1, Seksyen 8, Shah Alam. For more information or for ticket bookings, visit www.skytrex-adventure.com.

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Camp5

Try out rock climbing without even having to leave the city at the state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility of Camp5. Challenge yourself with over 400 boulder, toprope and lead routes from beginner to pro level with routes changed every three to six months. Day passes are priced between RM14 and RM30, with separate charges for renting the appropriate gear. Camp5, located at EZ501, 1Utama Shopping Center, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, also boasts a 270-degree panoramic view. Visit www.camp5.com for more or call (03) 7726 0410 or (03) 77260420 to make reservations.

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JumpStreet Trampoline Park

Leap to your heart’s content at the JumpStreet Trampoline Park, an urban playground for adults and children alike. You will find hundreds of interconnected trampolines from the floor right up the walls and multiple jumping attractions here. Passes cost RM27 during peak season and RM22 during non-peak, while multi-visit passes are available for avid jumpers. JumpStreet is located in a renovated warehouse at 8A, Jalan 13/6, Petaling Jaya. Further details can be found on www.jumpstreetasia.com.

 

2 festivals to visit

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EcoFestival 2015

Celebrate World Environment Day this weekend at the EcoFestival 2015. Community art projects, workshops, an eco-bazaar as well as music and street performances form part of the itinerary with informative videos about the environment shown during the night. Learn how to turn waste like plastic bottles, wooden pallets and tarpaulin into furniture, planters and bags respectively via upcycling. The festival will take place tomorrow from 4pm to 10pm at Eco Sky Lot 3972 & 4189, Batu 6 ½, Jalan Ipoh, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Further information can be found on ecoworld.my/ecosky.

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International Multidisciplinary Media Arts

If you are curious to know more about interactive art and the multi-faceted medium of creative expression, visit the International Multidisciplinary Media Arts (IMMA) Festival 2015 happening this weekend. The festival, which begins tomorrow, will showcase more than 15 technology and artworks including an audio visual installation that implements heartbeat detection to reveal your true identity and a pipe organ display corded with different wavelengths of light that represents the paths we choose in life. The festival will take place at Level G2, Publika 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. Find out more at www.facebook.com/immaFest or contact (03) 6207 9732 for enquiries.

 

3 interesting cafes to check out

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Lorem Ipsum

At Lorem Ipsum, you will not only be served food and coffee but also a blank canvas, paintbrushes, acrylic paint and a metal easel to paint away. Drop by Lorem Ipsum at 59-1, Jalan Bangkung, Taman Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur and unleash the artist in you while you enjoy a cup of coffee. Visit www.facebook.com/lorem.ipsum.kl for more.

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Meeples

Spend a night out with friends doing something slightly different from the ordinary — playing board games. Meeples is a treasure trove of hundreds of board games, and their impressive arsenal is added to from time to time. Choose a board game (or more) of your choice and play over food and drinks at 64-2 Jalan SS 15/4D, Subang Jaya. Find more details at www.meeples.com.my or call (03) 5633 8033.

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Wood and Steel

Fancy having Sunday brunch in a café-cum-furniture and art gallery? Then head on to Wood and Steel Café at 52 Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur or The Strand, 33G, Jalan PJU 5/20e, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya. You may just find a furniture or art piece that you would like to take home. Follow them on Instagram (search for woodandsteel) for updates.

 

2 plays to catch

The Taste of Water

Follow the story of two college students in The Taste of Water, as they try to find their place in the world while struggling with the challenges of living on their own, family bonds and the fragility of young relationships. The play is presented by Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat and is a project under the New Malaysain Works Grant for the script grant and co-organised by National Department for Culture and Arts as well as Kakiseni. Watch the play at 8.30pm tomorrow or 3pm on Sunday at KLPac, Sentul Park, Jalan Stratchan, off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur. Tickest are priced at RM35 (for students), RM45 (for senior citizens, the disabled and TAS card members) and RM55, while there will be a promotion for a flat rate of RM35 on Sunday. Log on to www.klpac.org or contact (03) 4047 9000 for more.

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Lovesical

Lovesical is a collaboration between Amanda Leong, a student in her final semester in the International College of Music under the mentorship of local theatre performer, Thasha Gunaseelan. It aims to provide a platform for budding actors and first timers as it tells the story of two people who fall in love while on a journey of self-discovery to pursue their dreams and the struggle that ensues. Choose between the 8.30pm show tonight and on Saturday as well as the 3pm show on Sunday at Damansara Performing Arts Centre, H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya. Tickets are priced at RM40 or RM36 (for Dcard holders). Visit www.dpac.com.my or contact (03) 4065 0001 for more.

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1 good deed

Do your part and lend your support to the blood donation drive organised by the National Blood Bank this weekend. The ongoing drive will take place simultaneously in various locations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, till Sunday. Visit www.pdn.gov.my for the complete list of venues and their respective timing and head over to the location closest to you today. Alternatively, you can also drop by the National Blood at Jalan Tun Razak, in Kuala Lumpur to donate during their opening hours. Call (03) 2613 2688 for more details.

1 movie to watch

Planning to catch a movie this weekend? Well, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in Terminator Genisys, the fourth sequel to the popular Terminator series. Set in 2029, leader of the resistance John Connor continues his fights against the machines from SkyNet and decides to send Kyle Reese back in time to protect his mother, Sarah Connor and ensure his own existence. Terminator Genisys is now showing in cinemas nationwide so, sit back and enjoy the movie at a cinema near you.

 

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on July 3, 2015.