Weekend by numbers 06.09.19 to 08.09.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on September 6, 2019.
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4 mooncakes to buy

Le Meridien

Treat yourself to some delicately crafted mooncakes by Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. Anticipate time-honoured flavours like baked lotus paste with yolks to more unique and innovative flavours such as mint chocolate paste, baked durian and coffee-infused snow skin mooncakes. It is available for purchase until Sept 13 at Latitude 03, Lobby Level of Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy a 10% discount on all mooncake purchases if you are a Marriott Bonvoy member or cardholder of Maybank, CIMB Bank, HSBC Bank, Hong Leong Bank and UOB Bank. To place an order, call (03) 2263 7434 or email [email protected].


Mandarin Oriental

Indulge in some beautifully handcrafted mooncakes from the award-winning restaurant, Lai Po Heen as it highlights the traditional flavours of this timeless delicacy. For those in search of more inventive and distinct flavours, expect nothing less from them with their sinfully irresistible chocolate mooncakes. These mooncakes make for perfect gifts to family, friends and business partners with its sleek and picturesque packaging. It is available for purchase until Sept 12 from 9am to 9pm daily at the hotel lobby of Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. To place an order, call (03) 2179 8885 or email [email protected].


Dorsett Grand Subang

In celebration of this year’s Mooncake Festival, the chefs at the Muslim-friendly Chinese restaurant, The Emperor, have specially crafted an array of scrumptious mini mooncakes. It will include classic flavours of white lotus paste with or without yolks, red bean paste and more as well as new creations of baked mini dragon fruit and black sesame mooncakes. A must have is the Dorsett signature blue mooncake with pandan lotus paste and single yolk — its crystal blue skin is derived from the natural dye of homegrown blue pea flowers.  It will be available for purchase until Sept 13 at the Dorsett Kuala Lumpur, Dorsett Putrajaya, Dorsett Hartamas, Silka Maytower, Silka Cheras and Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur. To place an order, call (03) 5031 6060 or email [email protected].


Pavilion Hotel

Savour some delectable treats from the Orient this Mid-Autumn Festival with traditionally baked mooncakes from Pavilion Hotel. They offer a wide range of flavours including signature favourites in combination with fresh seasonal produce giving it a local twist. Mooncakes are available for purchase until Sept 13 at Level 8, Banyan Tree Retail Shop, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree, 170, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. To place an order, contact (03) 2117 2888 or email [email protected].



2 shows for music and dance lovers

Ballet Illuminations

The Singapore Dance Theatre is returning to Kuala Lumpur with another showing of their smash hit performance, Ballet Illuminations. The show will be featuring two distinguished ballet pieces, Serenade and Theme and Variations by George Balanchine, as well as Linea Adora by Timothy Harbour which was specially produced in honour and celebration of Singapore Dance Theatre’s 30th Anniversary. The show will be held tonight at 8.30pm, tomorrow at 3pm and 8.30pm, and on Sunday at 2pm. The venue is at Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Jalan Strachan, Kuala Lumpur. Ticket prices range between RM25 and RM48. For more information, go to klpac.org.


Ensembles Assemble

Join the Selangor Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) for an afternoon of harmonious melodies as it returns with its Chapter 16 concert series: Ensembles Assemble! The concert will be performed by various talented assemblages and chamber groups comprising of their very own SPO youth musicians. It will be conducted by Chan Ling Chee and held on Sunday at 3pm. The venue is at the Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway University, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. There will also be a dress code of smart casual and ticket costs RM15. For more information, check out their Facebook page @SelangorPhilharmonicOrchestra.



1 binge-worthy sale

Universal Traveller X Shopee

In need of a new and versatile, not to mention stylish, luggage bag? Look no further as Universal Traveller has what you need. Travelling can be stressful, but with their latest collection of URBANlite luggage that comes with a cup holder, you can worry less and relax more. In conjunction with Shopee’s annual sale of the year event 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Universal Traveller will be offering a great number of deals and discounts on the online platform. This includes, for one day only, the URBANlite Rubik 20” Hard Case Cup Holder Luggage (retail price of RM368) and limited quantities of Universal Traveller luggage bags of all sizes will both be available for purchase at just RM99 on Monday. There will also be a clearance sale at all Universal Traveller outlets. All sale and promotion deals conclude on Monday. For more information, go to universaltraveller.com.my or shopee.com.my.



1 art exhibition

Casually Peaking

Check out the art exhibition, Casually Peaking by Kuala Lumpur born artist, Wong Xiang Yi. She was listed in “100 Painters of Tomorrow”, a book commending up-and-coming painters of the season published by Thames & Hudson Ltd in 2014. Enthusiastic and intrigued by a rising issue of gender, she delves into Boy’s Love, a sub-culture of Japanese Manga as a pathway to understanding the mannerisms and temperaments of the modern generation. Her paintings highlight the intimacy and closeness of relationships between friends of the same sex. It will be available for viewing until Sunday at Suma Orientalis, 11, Lorong 11/4F, Seksyen 11, Petaling Jaya from 11am to 7pm. For more information, go to sumaorientalis.com.



2 national spirit raising events

The Gemilang Vibes

Merdeka day may be over, but that does not mean we should stop celebrating and embracing our precious homeland. Get a blast from the past with this cinematic event The Gemilang Vibes as it presents movie screenings of nostalgia-inducing films by our national treasure and artistic legend, P Ramlee. Look forward to seeing timeless classics such as Anakku Sazali, Labu dan Labu, Ibu Mertua-ku, Madu Tiga and Nujum Pak Belalang. The event will be on until Sept 16 at selected TGV cinemas. For more information, go to tgv.com.my.



With Malaysia Day coming up, get acquainted and in touch with the rich and diverse culture our country has to offer with this musical feast Spectrum. It will highlight the unique and traditional music of our country with melodies that resonate and make soulful impacts on the audience. Spectrum will consist of two different performances, Kelunan by Lan E Tuyang and Buka Langkah by Malaysian Traditional Orchestra Gangsapura. Catch Kelunan today and on Sunday at 8pm and Buka Langkah tomorrow at 8pm and on Sunday at 2pm. Tickets to each show cost RM58 and will be held at H-01, Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya. For more information, go to dpac.com.my.